Unconditional: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella [NOOK Book]

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A curious woman

Ashley Paxon understands responsibility. After her fiancé left her alone and pregnant, she forged a new life for herself and her daughter. Moving to Dallas, she went back to school and found a job at a club called Sanctum. As one of the BDSM club’s waitresses, she watches the Doms and their...
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Unconditional: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella

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Overview

A curious woman

Ashley Paxon understands responsibility. After her fiancé left her alone and pregnant, she forged a new life for herself and her daughter. Moving to Dallas, she went back to school and found a job at a club called Sanctum. As one of the BDSM club’s waitresses, she watches the Doms and their submissives every night. She yearns to explore their lifestyle of discipline and power exchange, but she knows she wouldn’t belong.

A wounded man

Keith Langston believes in living in the moment. Haunted by the past, he moves from one casual relationship to the next and never looks back. But the moment he lays eyes on Ashley, something primal and possessive takes over. He can’t stop thinking about her and yet he knows he can’t offer her what she needs. Having her seems impossible until Sanctum’s owner, the mysterious Ian Taggart, makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

The perfect contract

Offered the chance to train Ashley and initiate her into the D/s lifestyle, Keith is delighted to accept. Under the guidelines of a carefully crafted contract, they lose themselves in the pleasures and intimacies of being Master and submissive. But when Ashley and her daughter are threatened, Keith realizes she needs much more than a part-time Dom. To protect her, he will have to break through the barriers of their contract and finally face the demons haunting his heart.

A Masters and Mercenaries Novella
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148112723
  • Publisher: DLZ Entertainment LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,768
  • File size: 293 KB

Meet the Author

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are four more books available in the series: Their Virgin's Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess and Their Virgin Hostage. The next book in the series, Their Virgin Secretary, is coming to Amazon this April.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first five novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master's Secret Service, and Love and Let Die are available now, along with a novella titled Sanctum. The sixth novel, Dungeon Royale, is coming in February of 2014 along with two new novellas, Unconditional, releasing in January of 2014 and Dungeon Games, coming in May of 2014.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The first three books, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, and Steal the Moon are available now on B&N. Book 4 in the series, Steal the Sun, is coming in March of 2014.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Fun. Sexy and romantic. Keith and Ashley are very solid characte

    Fun. Sexy and romantic. Keith and Ashley are very solid characters. You'll care about them and keep the pages turning.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Fun and sexy

    Loved it. Sexy and funny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Great book. Sexy and romantic with very solid characters.

    Great book. Sexy and romantic with very solid characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    5 Stars

    This novella was long enough to make me cry, laugh, and fall toally in love with Keith. Being a mom I can relate to Ashley! I can't want for the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Unconditional

    I love this series! This was a quick read but was very steamy as well. Look forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Unconditional

    Absolutely luved it....a must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Truly, truly, AWESOME

    I've read thousands of books (no lie) and love quite a few series, but never felt compelled to write a review. I should be getting me lil one ready for school right now, but needed to write this first. This is the BEST novella I've ever read! The characters feel real, the issues are real, the hurt is real, the love and patience is real, and the impact a child can have on your life is real! I love and appreciate so much that the struggle for Keith was a process and it was reflected in the writing. This book wasn't really about sex (although there were some hot and heavy scenes), this book was about growth. And growth takes a while... although some will consider the book short, I didn't feel slighted, and it didn't feel rushed. Buy it, you won't be disappointed....
    I will need a "where are they now" follow up though...ijs...:-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Loved it.

    I was worried about this being a novella. This is the best novella I have ever read. I absolutely loved the ending. I re-read it since i enjoyed it so much. I am faithful to the series and have read every one. I can't wait for the next. This is one of the few series I have stuck with. Lexie blake is an awesome writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Great

    I love this whole series. Great stories

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

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    As always Lexi Blake leaves me smiling from ear to ear. This was

    As always Lexi Blake leaves me smiling from ear to ear. This was such a sweet, heartfelt and sexy hot read. I couldn't get enough. I love how alpha and loving the males in the series are. I couldn't put any of the books in the Masters and Mercenaries series down and this was the same. Keith and Ashley's story will touch your heart. Ashley feels alone in this world. She is a single mom raising a toddler and doing her best to stay ahead. Keith, her Dom is running from a tragic event in his past and feels like he is too damaged to be what Ashley's needs. He has shown her a new world and she is finding herself in his arms. Now she needs to show him that he can have all he has ever wanted and he can have it with her if he will just let go of the past. Don't miss out on this amazing novella!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    So worth reading

    Lexi Blake makes a novella worth reading. Keith and Ashley are human in the best way. Unconditional love and emotion are given freely with newly discovered strength. A job very well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Great characters

    Great story. The flaws in the characters only make you like them more. No one is perfect and Lexi Blake is very good at showing that people love and are loved in spite of, and maybe a little because of, those flaws.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Perfect

    Absolutely perfect. It is a novella but it's not too short wishing for more, not too long where you skim over paragraphs. Not a disappointment. Would love to read more about Emily as she grows :):)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Lexi Blake is well worth reading!

    Totally enjoy this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    Unconditional is an amazing BDSM love story.  Keith and Ashley a

    Unconditional is an amazing BDSM love story.  Keith and Ashley are great characters 
    Lexie takes us back to our favorite club Sanctum and we get to spend time with some of our favorite doms as well as some new ones.
    With the help of my favorite dom Ian Taggert, Keith Langston and Ashley Paxon find each other through a BDSM contract.
    I love this series, any time Lexie gives us a new part I can't wait to read it. Finished this novella in a few hours. Ashley is a single mom stronger than she thinks. Keith is a man with a sad past he hasn't let himself deal with. With the help of new friends and a little sub he never realized he needed, Keith realizes blood doesn't make a family. 

    IF YOU ARE A A FAN OF LEXIE AND THIS SERIES YOU WILL LOVE THIS INSTALLMENT.

    MASTER KEITH ANOTHER DOM TO LOVE AND AS ALWAYS MASTER IAN MAKES US LAUGH AND SQUIRM.

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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    Unconditional was AMAZING! It will have you laughing one minute

    Unconditional was AMAZING! It will have you laughing one minute and crying the next! Nothing beats the many thoughts that come out of Ian’s mouth. But it’s how his wife can bring the big, mean Dom to his knee’s and put him in his place that will have you laughing out loud!

    Unconditional is the story of Ashley and Keith. Ashley is trying to gain self confidence and realize that she is worthy of so much more than the raw deal she’s been dealt. Keith is running from his past and doesn’t let anyone get close enough to learn his secret. He is looking for a casual, no strings attached, D/s relationship. They are two people who need each other more than they realize; to understand that their past does not define them. Their individual stories are heartbreaking but together, their story is romantic and HOT!

    Ashley and Keith’s relationship does not progress the way you think. As a Mom, I absolutely loved the ending! It was the most perfect, touching, emotional and romantic way for them to find their HEA! This is what I love about Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series and what keeps me coming back ~ Her stories have something for everyone, suspense, romance and hot sex. You get caught up in the lives of an unconventional family who love and take care of each other unconditionally.

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  • Posted February 2, 2014

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    Loved it! Lexi writes some hysterical and snarky fun dialog and

    Loved it! Lexi writes some hysterical and snarky fun dialog and this one is right up there with the best! Ian and Charlie made me laugh so very hard! Karina was fun and funny. I don't know if you can describe BDSM as sweet but if I ever wanted a Dom I'd like one like Keith. this is a great example that what you give you get back ten fold.....he gave Ashley the chance to learn about herself and grow and she is awesome amazing at turning it around on him! Great Story!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Great story, loved seeing all of the other characters again. A

    Great story, loved seeing all of the other characters again. A lot of humor along with the romance!

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  • Posted January 29, 2014

    Just the perfect length with a good solid story and steamy scene

    Just the perfect length with a good solid story and steamy scenes.

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

    Unconditional is a heart-wrenching tale about love, loss, and th

    Unconditional is a heart-wrenching tale about love, loss, and the opportunity to love again.  Lexi takes you on a provocative and emotional journey that will have you fanning yourself with the tissues one minute and then have you wiping your tears away.  This book reminds us that if you open your heart, no matter how broken, that you can be loved and can give love again.
    Keith is sexy bad ass.  He has been around the block a few times and knows just what Ashley needs.  The question becomes is he up to the task, or is he going to hold himself back.  When Keith finds out that Ashley has never experienced pleasure during sex it his is undoing.
    Ashley sees herself as broken.  She is a single mother, has the stretch marks to prove it, and has never experienced an orgasm.  She believes that her girlie parts are well…just broken.
    Ian comes up with a plan that he thinks will help Ashley build up her self-esteem and give him a chance to see if Keith is really able to be the Dom that he professes to be.
    The chemistry between Ashley and Keith is scorching hot.  They met briefly once before at her sister Jill’s wedding to Ryan, the clubs manager.  Keith was attracted to Ashley then but she was too innocent for him.  There was no way that she would accept his lifestyle.  So when Ian brings him a signed contract from her Keith almost cums in his leathers.  Ashley is a still a BDSM virgin and Keith has to tread lightly or Ashley could get spooked and walk away.
    This story made me laugh and cry, and touched my heart.  Seeing Keith with Ashley’s little girl was my undoing. I could read it over and over again. I loved Ashley’s sassy mouth and her need for independence.  I could relate to her since I am a single mother of two myself.  I really got the giggles when Keith got jealous over her sassy banter with the bartender.  This novella lives up to the Master’s and Mercenaries standard of hotness.  It is 5 scorching stars.  The scenes performed by Keith and Ashley will have you breaking out BOB and looking for the spare batteries…or…you could always just break out BOB and his other brother BOB and be good to go.
    If you like watching a hot scorching Dom being brought to his knees by a lovely sassy sub then you will love Unconditional.

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