Unconditional (Masters and Mercenaries Series Novella)

Unconditional (Masters and Mercenaries Series Novella)

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by Lexi Blake
     
 

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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 submissives every night. She yearns to explore their

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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 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937608279
Publisher:
DLZ Entertainment
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Series:
Masters and Mercenaries Series
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
477,874
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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 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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Unconditional (Masters and Mercenaries Series Novella) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun. Sexy and romantic. Keith and Ashley are very solid characters. You'll care about them and keep the pages turning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Sexy and romantic with very solid characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Sexy and funny.
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I love this series! This was a quick read but was very steamy as well. Look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely luved it....a must read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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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I love this whole series. Great stories
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GirlyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoy this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jeniNY More than 1 year ago
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.
Gina_M More than 1 year ago
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.
Gina_D More than 1 year ago
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!!!