The Men with the Golden Cuffs
by Lexi Blake

Genre: Erotic romance, BDSM, Menage
Series: (Masters and Mercenaries #2)
Pub. Date: May 29, 2012
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment, LLC
Format: eBook

A woman in danger…

Serena Blake is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’s making the whole story up. She has no one left to turn to except a pair of hired bodyguards. They promise to guard her body, but no one can protect her heart.

Two men in search of love…

Adam Miles and Jacob Dean are halves of a whole. They’ve spent their entire adult lives searching for the one woman who can handle them both. Adam is the playful, indulgent lover, while Jacob is the possessive, loving Dom. When Serena comes into their lives, Adam is certain that she’s the one. But Jacob’s past comes back to haunt them all. He is suspicious of Serena’s story, and his concerns are driving a wedge between him and Adam. But when the stalker strikes, they will have to come together or lose each other forever…

Witty dialogue, a ‘who done it’ suspense, and two deliciously hot, dominant men. Seriously, do you need anything more? :)

Lexi Blake delivers an enjoyable read that spins the tale of a successful erotic, menage romance writer who’s life is impacted by a stalker. As the malevolence and violence escalates to the point of danger, Serena Blake’s agent introduces her to a world of hot body guards, where two of them become her 24×7 shadow. Their devilishly good looks makes her pulse race a little faster, but it’s their disposition as Dom’s that makes her panties melt. Serena’s hidden little secret is that what she pens on paper is what she wants in real life, but has written it off as not possible: A permanent menage relationship with the opportunity for her to finally be able to submit. Adam and Jake are seriously her deepest desire, but the stalker always seems to be one step ahead, threatening that ultimate goal for the trio.

Lexi really brings this story to life with her parallels to real world literary industry: agents, Indie writing, being contracted, e-readers, eBooks, deadlines, edits, blogging, and even does a few fabulous shout-outs to some of erotic romance’s hottest authors! It’s fun and fully of witty dialogue and embarrassing moments that make you applaud Lexi for keeping “it real”.

And, oh how I loved that author just needed to do her ‘research’ at the sex club and with sexy Dom’s! Ha! Loved it! :)

The pace was fabulous, drawing me and keeping me on the edge of my seat from start to finish – sometimes in suspense and sometimes squirming from the smokin’ hot lovin’ scenes!

The characters were dimensional and enjoyable, each bringing a different persona to the mix of things. And thank you Lexi, for making a sexy heroine who isn’t a size zero. The different characteristic flaws brought a sense of realism to each of the characters that made me enjoy this book even more.

The secondary characters truly enhanced the story. In fact, I couldn’t imagine the gang of banded security guards not being together. From Oh, how I can’t wait for that sexy, sarcastic, and emotionally scared, Irish man, Liam’s, story, as well as hard ass Ian’s!! Here’s a little humor straight from the Dom, boss man himself, Ian:

“That fucking better not be you in the goddamn elevator, Adam. Maintenance just called and said some asshole stopped the elevator and guess what? They started out on my floor. Are you fucking the client in the goddamn elevator five minutes after I told you not to fuck the fucking client?”

For readers who have not read book one, there’s no need to fear that you’ve missed anything. Lexi nicely references any information needed from the previous installment. I personally haven’t read the first book (although that will definitely be changing soon) and never felt I was missing anything.

The recommendation: Hello, lovers of menage and BDSM … If you love your Dom’s dangerously close to being too hot to handle and your heroine who knows how to submit in the bedroom but keep her panties straight while in career mode, then I’m sure you’ll be pleased with The Men with the Golden Cuffs. There’s fun and sexiness coming from enjoyable characters, humor that you’ll giggle at and smokin’ hot love scenes that you’ll squirm over. :)