Perfectly Paired

Lexi Blake
Perfectly Paired
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Publisher
DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date
November 2016
ISBN
9781937608576
Series
Book 3 of Topped
Genre
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

SUMMARY
A table for two

Waitress Tiffany Hayes knows what she wants and she wants Sebastian. Top's grumpy sommelier calls to her in a way no man has before. She simply needs to show him that they belong together. Finding an opportunity to spend some quality time with him turns out to be the easy part. Convincing Sebastian to look beyond his damaged heart and soul is far more difficult.

A thirst he can't deny

After losing everything he held dear, Sebastian Lowe has finally rebuilt his life and the walls around his heart. Tiffany is a sweet temptation he struggles to resist. She's bright and complex, but he's sure she can't handle his dark desires. When they're thrown together on an assignment, he can't help himself.

A perfect pairing

As passion builds, the new lovers are both forced to face their pasts. To have a future, they must find a way to heal the wounds they thought would haunt them forever.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jan 03, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
61 people found the following review helpful
Wine, sex and food...what more could I ask for in an erotic romance novel?

Sebastian Lowe is shocked when his boss Sean Taggart asks him to take over the training of the "Millennial Doms," the new recruits at his brother Ian's BDSM club Sanctum. As a sommelier at Top and longtime Dominant, Sebastian is used to working women over, but the one woman he wants and CAN NOT HAVE, Tiffany Hayes, was not the woman he expected to partner with. Posing as a committed D/s couple, Sebastian and Tiffany will have to live and work together closely if they're going to teach a potential new club Dom the ropes.

Tiffany has wanted Sebastian since she met him, and she's not above some subterfuge to get some alone time with him. She couldn't care less that he's a vet who lost his legs, she wants the man behind the prosthetics, the man who makes her blood boil with every heated look. Sebastian isn't in the market for anything resembling a relationship, especially not with a chipper, eternally happy and BOUNCY blonde who's totally not his type. That's OK, because Tiffany has a plan to make sure she ends up with the brooding sommelier Dom whether he likes it or not.

As much as I adore Ms. Blake's Masters and Mercenaries series, the Topped sub-series hasn't really done it for me as much. Maybe it's that badass suspense element that's missing, or maybe it's that the characters don't have nearly the…well, character…that her other ones do, but I just don't enjoy these books as much. Which is a damn shame, since the combo of food, sex and wine should be a no-brainer slam dunk for me!

Tiffany was sweet and loving, but also manipulative and pushy. While it serves her well in the end, I can see why Sebastian didn't want to engage with her. He was surly and cranky and quite frankly not so nice most of the time, and while I get that he had a tough time with the loss of his legs, he's literally pulled himself out of the gutter and made a life for himself, with the help of some damn good friends, and he doesn't appreciate or recognize that. Together they had good chemistry, but for all of Sebastian's "you can't handle my hardcore-ness," there wasn't much more than some spankings, light bondage and orgasms when it came right down to it.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; condom use; BDSM/kink (spanking, light bondage); no sexual assault; slight violence; no murder.
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