Lexi Blake
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DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date
October 2014
Book 7 of Masters and Mercenaries 7.5
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

A doctor living a double life

By day, Dr. Will Daley is one of Dallas's most eligible bachelors, but every night he dons his leathers as one of Sanctum's most desired Doms. He's sworn off looking for a long-term relationship but is captivated by the club's newest member, Bridget Slaten, even though they couldn't be more different. She comes from a world of privilege and he was raised in poverty. When he discovers she needs a date to her sister's wedding, he makes certain he's literally the only man for the job.

A woman no longer willing to live in the shadows

For most of her life, Bridget hid herself behind her laptop. She can write romantic, sensuous lives for her characters but not herself. Having Master Will as her date to the wedding is a thrilling prospect but he has a special request. He wants her to accept two weeks of his services as a Dom, a lover, and expert in BDSM, and that is an offer she can't refuse. Their sexual chemistry is undeniable, but it's in the tender moments that Bridget realizes she's falling for a man who might never trust her with his heart.

A love strong enough to cherish

Together in paradise for a week, Will realizes he can't imagine his life without Bridget. As the wedding approaches, ghosts from their past come back to haunt them and threaten to ruin the peace they've found. With everything exposed, they will have to risk it all to claim the love that can set them both free.

A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Sep 09, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
109 people found the following review helpful
A quick, sexy read that fans of this series will adore.

Bridget Slaten is in a pickle. Her sister told her asshole family Bridget would be at her Hawaiian wedding…with a fiancé in tow…never mind that she doesn't even have a Mr. Right Now on the horizon! Will Daley isn't a stalker, but he kind of turns into one to get Bridget to give him the time of day. Now, he's got 2 weeks in Hawaii to show her how good they could be together. He never intended to lose his heart along the way.

CHERISHED is book 7.5 in the Masters and Mercenaries series and can easily be finished in an evening. Bridget is the requisite BDSM romance novel's bratty sub, a curvy author with attitude. Will's character is a bit more imaginative, since he's not a security expert, former military or billionaire businessman. Will's a doctor with a sketchy past who's just embracing his Dom role at Sanctum. The two have decent chemistry; it's not explosive but it is simmering. Will is just such a chill guy that he comes off as kind of dull, but Bridget's attitude makes up for it. They make a good couple, though I'm glad they got a novella instead of a full length read.

Bottom Line: Not my favorite in the Masters and Mercenaries series, but it was good nonetheless.
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