- Series: Masters and Mercenaries
- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated (April 25, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1945920254
- ISBN-13: 978-1945920257
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Arranged: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella Paperback – April 25, 2017
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Back to the book - Arranged is exactly what it is - an arranged marriage. Kash is being forced to marry someone in order to maintain his crown. He was introduced in a previous book (just a passing secondary character from what I am told) and he's very much the playboy in every aspect. So when is mother forces him to give up his ways, he's none to thrilled. Til he meets his prospective queen, Day.
Day is a friend from him past that one point he could have seen more with. They were unfortunately torn apart during their college years and haven't seen each other in the 15 years since that day. There is a lot that Kash does not know about Day. As they are learning about each other, a lot of it does not surprise Kash in the least, except one thing. She's a domme. And you would think with Kash's past this wouldn't be a problem. But a King can never be seen as weak, even to his Queen.
I love how Lexi has Kash and Day play this out in the book. I won't go into details as to how it'd done, but I love how these two interact and bond. And as with all Masters and Mercenaries books, there is a bit of suspense added to this plot, which makes it al the more entertaining.
This is a very short version of what I have come to love and enjoy with Lexi's Masters and Mercenaries books. She really knows how to wove the suspense in with the romance and it all plays out beautifully. And this book is no exception - it just all plays out much quicker.
As I said at the beginning, if you want to test out the waters, this is the perfect book to do so. And then don't get upset with me when you find yourself drawn to other characters and need to know their stories too. LOL
Fast forward to present time, Kash is now the ruling monarch of Loa Mali. His sudden rise to power fifteen years ago, coupled with insecurities, resentments and guilt have led him to live a life nothing short of debauchery. Kash has a worldwide reputation as a playboy extraordinaire — this dude even has a YouTube channel featuring his sex tapes.
His mother, Queen Yasmine, has had enough, and uses her power as reigning queen to arrange a marriage for Kash. Utilizing the services of McKay-Taggart, the Queen literally has an outraged Kash dragged out of bed (where he's been “entertaining” three ladies), and hauled back to Loa Mali for the wedding. Once back at Loa Mali palace, Kash is stunned to discover that his mother’s pick to be his bride is none other that his Oxford love, Dayita Samar.
Dayita Samar returned to Loa Mali ten years ago, and she is now the head of Loa Mali’s education department. Unlike Kash, Day is self-assured — she knows who she is, what her goals and needs are and how to get them. One of her needs is to dominate, and Day, using utmost discretion, has indulged her need for dominance in some of the most exclusive BDSM clubs in the world. But now facing an arranged marriage that will see her become queen of Loa Mali, will Day be forced to give up the BDSM part of her life, or is there another way to fulfill her needs? With Kash now as her husband, perhaps Day can revive the feelings she and Kash were just beginning to explore fifteen years ago. Can Day bring out the submissive in Kash, without destroying their chance for a happy marriage?
Arranged is book 13.5 in Lexi Blake’s wildly popular Masters and Mercenaries series, as well as being the latest offering from the good people at 1001 Dark Nights. It is a stand alone novella, and you do not have to be familiar with the Masters and Mercenaries series to enjoy this story. One of the fine talents of author Blake is her ability to introduce (or reintroduce) her secondary characters to readers while maintaining an even pace to the story. The McKay-Taggart presence plays a prominent role without diminishing or interrupting Arranged’s main plot, which is the angst-filled relationship between Kash and Day.
The D/s relationship with a female Domme is usually not my cup of tea, but I found myself curious as to how the author would write this scenario, given the rigid circumstances of the plot. Kudos to Lexi Blake, who manages to orchestrate a very fine, believable dance between Kash and Day — it works without feeling forced or unnatural. What minor issue I had with Arranged was that Kash seemed to be completely ignorant of the fact that Day had been back, living on Loa Mali (his island kingdom) for ten years, unaware of her somewhat prominent presence in the Malian nation. I’m chalking that one up to Kash’s major case of manwhore in oblivion syndrome.
Another one-click winner from Lexi Blake.