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
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 comes 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.
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 two books, Steal the Light and Steal the Day are available now on Amazon. Book 3 in the series, Steal the Moon, is coming in January of 2014.
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