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- Listening Length: 2 hours and 48 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: DLZ Entertainment, LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: May 3, 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01F2JJYTG
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Sanctum: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella Audiobook – Unabridged
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Ryan very much fits in with the rest of the Doms we've met at Sanctum. A great guy, good intentions, but sometimes you just want to smack him upside the head. Jillian was stubborn and extremely hurt by Ryan's past actions.
I really liked the set up of this story and the way the issues were resolved. It wasn't one of those wave a magic wand and everything is peachy again type of things. They have to work at it, which I like.
I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a nice romance with a little kink.
Ryan has been a wreck the past two years without Jillian in his life. He asked a fellow Dom friend of his to take over the contract he had with Jillian when he felt he couldn't care for her anymore.
Little did he know that Jillian's past two years have been just as hard on her. Not because of the fellow Dom, but because she gave up the lifestyle and has been struggling to make ends meet.
She get hired at Sanctum as the bartender position, and as fate would have it, these two love birds rekindle their attraction for one another.
Of course, Jillian is too scared to be "given away" again, but I don't blame her for that. And of course, Ryan wants nothing more than to do whatever he can to be with her again after seeing the error of his way.
Their attraction is fast and hot. They know each others bodies already and that's nice in a novella so a lot of the first time nervousness doesn't happen. I also really enjoyed the female lead role having piercings. She was the first I've ever read that had a few piercings already and it made the sensual scenes even better!
Great novella. I'm not normally a fan of them, but I really love this series and since I skipped over it when I read the other books, I'm glad I went back to it so I could actually see the outcome of Ryan/Jills arrangement.
Ryan, who now works for Ian at Sanctum, previously gave up his submissive Jill when he realized he could no longer fulfill the terms of the contract that they'd signed. His contract had promised to care for her in all ways, including financially, and his CFO had just embezzled tons of money and put Ryan in danger of going to jail. Unfortunately he didn't talk to her about this because he was, again, trying to take care of her. And she didn't tell him that being given over to a friend (only her care was arranged for, not sex) made her feel like he didn't care about her at all but that she loved him.
A year and a half later, they meet again at Sanctum where he's the Dom-in-Residence and she's applying for a job.
Their story is what happens when two people hold onto pride and stubborness rather than communicating. The miscommunications are all too believable, although watching them go through them is painful.
The things about this book that make it worth buying even if you don't care about Ryan and Jill and their awesome little story:
* Adam in the Dom class that he has to take to be a true master to Serena inside of Sanctum (and poor Ryan has to train him)
* Ian's idea of a pep-talk to his Dom-in-Residence when he realizes that Ryan isn't having any kind of sexual relationship with any of the subs
* Ian's idea of playing fairy godmother to try and bring Ryan and Jill together
* Jill's sister Ashley who is 1. hilarious and 2. totally needs a little novella (or maybe even a full length novel) about her and Simon because I now seriously want them to get together... he needs some shaking up and I love her personality
If you haven't read the other Masters and Mercenaries books I think you'll still enjoy it as a stand alone, but it won't be AS enjoyable as if you were already familiar with the other characters and their side stories. This might be a good way to check out Lexie Blake and see if you like her writing style before trying out her full length novels.
My only complaint - I REALLY wanted the last scene of the book to continue so that I could read about all the Doms making fun of Adam... I'm not going to say anything more except that it involves a toilet. And that I love how these guys joke around with each other. Also, getting to see a bit more of Ian in this was awesome, especially because I think it's a really great way to whet our appetite for his book (as if mine needed any more whetting).
The books revolved around a BDSM club called Santum, the owner of the club is Ian Taggert and his partner is Alex Mckay, together they not only run the club but run covert operations with a team of highly trained ex seals, ex CIA agents and ex MI5 agents. Together the team is one big happy family, they play together and they protect one another.
There is a lot of action from both the BDSM and the covert operations. Each book is exciting, intriging and a sexual feast for the senses. Lexi Blake is one hell of a writer she has you sucked in from the first to the last chapter. I highly recommend her books and I suggest you buy the whole series of Masters and Mercenaires, you wont be sorry.
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