Derek Brighton has become one of Dallas’s finest detectives through a combination of discipline and obsession. Once he has a target in his sights, nothing can stop him. When he isn’t solving homicides, he applies the same intensity to his playtime at Sanctum, a secretive BDSM club. Unfortunately, no amount of beautiful submissives can fill the hole that one woman left in his heart.
Karina Mills has a reputation for being reckless, and her clients appreciate her results. As a private investigator, she pursues her cases with nothing holding her back. In her personal life, Karina yearns for something different. Playing at Sanctum has been a safe way to find peace, but the one Dom who could truly master her heart is out of reach.
On the hunt for a killer, Derek enters a shadowy underworld only to find the woman he aches for is working the same case. Karina is searching for a missing girl and won’t stop until she finds her. To get close to their prime suspect, they need to pose as a couple. But as their operation goes under the covers, unlikely partners become passionate lovers while the killer prepares to strike.
You can read the first chapter of Dungeon Games Here
Lexi has brought the inner Sanctum to the forefront once again with Derek and Karina. The demons that Derek and Karina have faced in their lives will tug on your heart strings. They are truly a couple that needs BDSM in order to function in their everyday lives. Karina is dealing with her dark past and finds comfort in getting into her sub space where nothing else matters. She does not need to have sex with a Dom and has not made love to anyone in over 5 years.
Derek was in Afghanistan and is dealing with PTSD and a horrible cheating ex-wife. He needs BDSM for the control aspect. He needs control and no long term commitments because he was burned the last time he tried that. These two characters come from a law enforcement background and are stubborn as hell.
My favorite part about the subs in this series are their bratty mouths. Karina can dish it out and can also take it.
“All right, Detective. You’ve got me alone. You want to tell me what crawled up your ass and died an obviously slow and painful death?”
The funniest part of this story for me is what she does to Derek’s ex-wife Maia after Maia tries to brow beat her and make her feel bad about herself. Bad idea Mrs. Brighton to be messing with one of Lexi’s subs. They don’t get mad they get even.
Karina makes Derek crazy and I loved reading every minute of it. Here you have a serial killer on the loose with Karina in his sights and Karina being a the stubborn pain in Derek’s ass that she is likes to make sure that the killer takes the bait. Of course this just about gives Derek a heart attack.
I find that really outstanding authors have a gift for taking sub plot characters from a series that I could really care less about and turning them into these amazing hero’s and heroines that I could never imagine would not have had their own story in the series from the very beginning. Lexi Blake is a master at introducing us to the inner sanctum and making us fall in love all over again. I started to read really slowly at the end because I did not want it to be over. I did not want to see the story end and I am just barely holding on until A View To A Thrill comes out. Simon Weston is swoonalicious.
If you could take James Bond, and put him in some leathers, give the man some ropes, a paddle, and a spanking bench you would have yourself one of the many hot Doms from the Masters and Mercenaries Series. No one writes BDSM like Lexi Blake.
About 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 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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