A Dom is Forever

Lexi Blake
A Dom is Forever
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DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Release Date
November 2012
Book 3 of Masters and Mercenaries
BDSM, Erotic Romance

A Man with a Past…

Liam O'Donnell fled his native Ireland years ago after one of his missions ended in tragedy and he was accused of killing several of his fellow agents. Shrouded in mystery, Liam can't remember that fateful night. He came to the United States in disgrace, seeking redemption for crimes he may or may not have committed. But the hunt for an international terrorist leads him to London and right back into the world he left behind.

A Woman Looking for a Future…

Avery Charles followed her boss to London, eager to help the philanthropist with his many charities. When she meets a mysterious man who promises to show her London's fetish scene, she can't help but indulge in her darkest fantasies. Liam becomes her Dom, her protector, her lover. She opens her heart and her home to him, only to discover he's a man on a mission and she's just a means to an end.

When Avery's boss leads them to the traitorous Mr. Black, Liam must put together the puzzle of his past or Avery might not have a future…

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Feb 21, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
245 people found the following review helpful
A DOM IS FOREVER is everything that is good in erotic romance. The story was fast-paced and suspenseful, the characters were flawed but made me root for them every step of the way, and the hotness factor was off the charts mostly due to a bad boy Dom with a penchant for dirty talk. Any one of those things would have pleased me no end, but give me all of them and I'm one step away from pledging my undying allegiance to my favorite author's alter ego, Lexi Blake.

A DOM IS FOREVER is the third book in the Masters and Mercenaries series, and if you haven't read these books, you probably won't understand the awesomeness of the world that Lexi Blake has created. However, you can certainly get the gist of what has happened in the previous books.

Anyway, this book is about the mysterious Liam O'Donnell, an Irishman working for the security agency at the center of the series. He fled his country after a mission went bad and he's left with a hole and his memory and the guilt that he may have been responsible for the op going wrong. For years he's been avoiding going across the pond, but that changes when a threat that the team has been chasing lands him in London with his sights on Avery Charles.

Avery Charles is an innocent who has known more tragedy than most, but she still has the innocence that draws Liam to her. He draws Avery into the world of BDSM, but he's hiding a big secret from her. At the same time, the mission is hitting closer to home than Liam could have ever expected.

Wow, just wow! This book absolutely blew me away. Right from the beginning I was drawn to this story. Liam has been the character in this series that has intrigued me the most because he has been so guarded. I loved getting to know him better.

Avery has to be one of my favorite heroines ever. She was so incredibly strong after going through unspeakable loss and trauma in her life. Her optimism and capacity for forgiveness made it impossible for me not to love her or root for her HEA.
The plot of this book had so many twists and mysteries that I couldn't figure it all out until right when that tricky Lexi Blake laid it all out for us. But it kept me glued to the page from beginning to end so I could see how it was going to play out. Not to mention the fact that there was a hot bad boy who loved to spank, tie up, and utterly ravage the woman sharing his bed. *swoon*

So a big five-star rating to A DOM IS FOREVER. I've loved this series from the beginning and it seems as though it's getting better with each successive book. And I must say I don't care if she calls herself Lexi Blake or Sophie Oak. If she writes it, I'm reading it!
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Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
May 24, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
158 people found the following review helpful
There's something soooo sexy about a man with an accent!

Liam O'Donnell has been on the run from the Irish government for years, currently working in the US private sector as an operative with McKay-Taggart Security. His current job is to get close to Avery Charles, the assistant to a powerful philanthropist who has ties to a rogue CIA agent. Liam's objective is to find out what Avery knows...by any means necessary. It doesn't hurt that he's wildly attracted to the obviously submissive woman. Lines start to blur for Liam when he finds himself ready and willing to do anything for just one more minute with the curvy and demure woman. When he finds out who's really behind all the threats to those he loves, he'll make sure nothing gets in the way of vengeance.

A DOM IS FOREVER is the third book in the Masters and Mercenaries series by Ms. Blake, and while I adore this series, this wasn't my favorite installment. Liam was so wishy-washy, he couldn't decide if he wanted Avery to be his beck-and-call girl or his submissive-in-the-bedroom-only partner. I got the impression that Liam couldn't decide whether he was even attracted to her or not, despite all of his insistence that she was perfect.

And Avery was not my favorite heroine. She may have been strong when it came to surviving, but I think that she was very weak mentally, and most definitely physically. The men of McKay-Taggart Security tend to gravitate towards subs who are fierce as hell, but Avery just existed alone, and then just existed for Liam. Witness:

Avery didn't want to listen in. This was Liam's expertise. After this was over, she would find a new job and that would be her thing. Loving Liam was going to be her expertise and part of that meant trusting him.

She was just so demure and plain that I couldn't fall in love with her like I did with others. I thought the two of them had mad chemistry, but the sex was kind of dull for some reason. Again, it's most likely because I didn't care for Avery and not because Ms. Blake's writing was off. The best part of the book for me was the action/suspense. And of course Adam and Jake! Those two are by far my favorite Masters and Mercenaries characters.

Bottom Line: This wasn't a bad book…I don't think Ms. Blake is capable of writing a bad book…but these characters just weren't my cuppa.
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