At Your Service, Masters and Mercenaries: Topped, Book 4

At Your Service, Masters and Mercenaries: Topped, Book 4

by Lexi Blake
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At Your Service, Masters and Mercenaries: Topped, Book 4 by Lexi Blake

Juliana O'Neil's promising future was burned away in the heat of battle. She had been an officer with a bright future in the military, but now she is struggling to survive. Her husband gone and her career in shambles, she finds a job at Top as a hostess and tries to put together the pieces of her life. The last thing she needs is any kind of male attention, but she can't help but be amused at her neighbor and coworker's lothario antics. Not that she would have anything to do with him, at least not for more than one night.

Javier Leones doesn't understand monogamy. No woman could ever be enough for his endless libido, but he has to admit Juliana has his attention. For reasons he doesn't fully understand, he can't seem to get the gorgeous redhead with the sad eyes out of his head. After one scorching night together, he realizes he'll never be able to get her out of his system. But with his reputation, he fears she'll never see him as more than a one-night stand.

When their passions collide, these new lovers will be forced to confront Juliana's past and come to terms with Javier's present. Will they find their way or will this reservation be canceled at the last minute?


A Masters and Mercenaries: Topped Novel by Lexi Blake

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158645914
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment LLC
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Series: Masters and Mercenaries Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,255
File size: 304 KB

About the Author

NY Times, Wall Street Journal 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, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are six more books available in the Masters of Ménage series: Their Virgin's Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, and Their Virgin Secretary, and Their Virgin Mistress.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first twelve novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master's Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, A View to a Thrill, You Only Love Twice, Master No, From Sanctum with Love, Dominance Never Dies, Submission is Not Enough, and For His Eyes Only are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, Cherished, Luscious, Adored, Just One Taste, Devoted, Perfectly Paired, and Arranged. Love Another Day, the fourteenth novel in the Masters and Mercenaries series, will be released on August 22nd, 2017.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The first five books, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night are available now. Ripper, and Addict, the first two novels in the follow-up series, Hunter: A Thieves Series are also available now.

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At Your Service, Masters and Mercenaries: Topped, Book 4 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lexi's books are consistently well-written and sexy without being pornographic and disgusting. The difference is in the emotions revealed. Her characters have problems and they work them out because they love and respect each other.
JewelsBookPages More than 1 year ago
Even though he was a manwhore, I liked Javi. Aside from his playboy status, Javi was funny and quick-witted. He worked hard, played hard, and was loyal to family and friends. Jules was smart, sarcastic, and always helpful, but she was so freaking prideful and stubborn! Normally that wouldn’t bother me, because I like strong heroines, but seeing how hard Javi was actually working to prove himself to her while also trying to get her to admit how much she was hiding from herself almost became an odyssey! Communication was definitely an issue for these two, but with the help of nosey, well meaning friends, it made the story interesting for sure. Overall, I like most aspects of this story. Javi and Jules both frustrated me at times, but eventually straightened themselves out. I loved revisiting the crew at Topped and gracious knows there’s never a dull moment in that restaurant! And yes, I have to mention Big Tag and Charlotte because they usually provide that one scene that’s hilarious, sarcastic, and completely memorable simply because those two are a seriously hot mess! I had to pick up Masters Bits and Mercenaries Bites-Girls Night by Lexi Blake and Suzanne Johnson to learn the deets that interferes with Big Tag and Charlotte’s plans-kids do the darnedest things, lol!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lexi did it again, could not put this book down , Javire and Juliana are so hot together .
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
I will be honest and admit that this is one of my all time favourite series and truth be told when I get a chance to review a Lexi Blake book I will always jump at the opportunity. Javier Leones is a chef at Top and commonly known as a ladies man or man whore. He is extremely attractive, always dashing and totally alpha male and hot. He is heavily into BDSM and as such is also a Master at Sanctum. Javier is attracted to Juliana O'Neil who works as a hostess at Top. She is a veteran who lost her dominant hand while on deployment. Although she is moving through life, it is more just going through the motions. It isn’t until Javier explodes into her life that she realises just how much she has been hiding away. Ironically she decides she wants a one night stand with Javier and no one is more surprised than he when he realises that Juliana is “the one” and he decides to pursue her. He is madly attracted and drawn to her, despite the sadness that surrounds her; he vows to bring her back into the light even if she doesn’t want to be. I have always loved the character of Javier and it was wonderful to see him get his HEA with Juliana, who really is the perfect match for him. There is drama, smoking hot scenes and a few tear jerking moments ( as Javier’s brother struggles with being a double amputee) and as always although not a particularly long read, it was as I have come to expect from Ms. Blake, entertaining and extremely well written. Although this book can be read as a stand alone, I think you would get more enjoyment if you were to start at the beginning and work your way through the magic that is Masters and Mercenaries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so like the way they hire for Topped restaurant. They give the vets a second chance. Javier and Juliana have their issues that they need to deal with. Not to mention that Javier has to deal with his brother Rafe. They both work so hard to keep what’s be started. Will they on won’t they make it to a happy ever after. Read the book to find out.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars- AT YOUR SERVICE by Lexi Blake is the latest novella in the author’s contemporary adult MASTERS AND MERCENARIES: Topped BDSM romance series. This is naval officer and amputee Juliana O’Neil, and chef Javier Leones’ story line. AT YOUR SERVICE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Juliana and Javier) AT YOUR SERVICE follows several paths including the building romance and relationship between co-workers and neighbors Juliana O’Neil, and Javier Leones, as well as the destructive nature of loss and war. Juliana is a naval veteran who lost her dominant hand while on deployment over seas, and has found a bit of a kindred spirit in her neighbour Javier Leones, whose older brother continues to struggle with the loss of his legs. What ensues is the back and forth between Javier and Juliana as our heroine battles between her head and her heart, and the loss of a future she longed to explore; and the potential destruction of Javier’s brother when the demons come knocking on Javier’s door. Javier Leones, a former military man, is a manwhore whose doesn’t do relationships; whose reputation with the ladies precedes his introduction to our story line heroine. A Master at the BDSM Club Sanctum, as well as a chef at Sean Taggart’s TOP restaurant, Javier also faces an uphill battle with his older brother who has struggled since the loss of his legs while on deployment over seas. A series of unexplained break-ins, and threats to his brother’s life find Javier stepping back to protect the woman he loves. A one-time chef, Juliana now works as a hostess at TOP due to the difficulty using the tools required for the job but Javier is determined to push our heroine to take the steps to further a career long thought lost. Juliana is a woman afraid of losing her heart, and accepts that a relationship with Javier means there is always someone else waiting in the wings. The relationship between Juliana and Javier is one of friends/co-workers to lovers; a relationship that struggles on preconceived notions, a past riddled with too many one-night stands, and a woman who battles some ghosts of her own. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive; the D/s and BDSM scenarios are limited and light involving some spanking, and show and tell. Juliana’s constant back and forth, yes and no, up and down was a little disconcerting; her jealousy, anger and indecisiveness juxtaposed with her easy going concern for Javier’s brother. The author's need to constantly remind the reader about Javier's past indiscretions is bothersome and annoying-I struggled with the numerous mentions from family, friends and the woman he loved. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including several previous story line couples as well as a number of TOP employees, and SANCTUM members, Javier’s ex Kristy, and his brother Rafe Leones; and nosy neighbors Mrs. Gleeson and Mr. Cassidy. AT YOUR SERVICE is a story of family and friendship, and the daily struggle for American veterans whose lives have been destroyed or forever altered. Both the H/h have issues and vulnerability that need to be addressed, hopefully thetheir happily ever after isn’t compromised by ghosts from the past. The premise is captivating and inviting; the characters are energetic and lively; the romance is provocative and intense.
sferguson0822 More than 1 year ago
Sexy, steamy, and the perfect amount of angst, this book is phenomenal! It’s rare we see female wounded warriors, but Lexi took Jules’s character and not only put her in that position, but she was kick butt too. She’s strong, a little insecure with her disability yet, but with Javier nearby, he shows her all she can be, while she helps him see how love can truly be. I loved catching up with previous characters from this series, and can’t wait to see what Lexi has in store for us next!! This is definitely a must read!!!
sferguson105 More than 1 year ago
Sexy, steamy, and the perfect amount of angst, this book is phenomenal! It’s rare we see female wounded warriors, but Lexi took Jules’s character and not only put her in that position, but she was bad ass too. She’s strong, a little insecure with her disability yet, but with Javier nearby, he shows her all she can be, while she helps him see how love can truly be. I loved catching up with previous characters from this series, and can’t wait to see what Lexi has in store for us next!! This is definitely a must read!!!