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A Dom is Forever (Masters and Mercenaries #3)

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A Man with a Past…

Liam O’Donnell fled his native Ireland years ago after one of his missions ended in tragedy and he is 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 terro
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ebook, 446 pages
Published November 11th 2012 by DLZ Entertainment, LLC (first published November 10th 2012)
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~ Becs ~
Book 3 in the Masters & Mercenaries series and this one is definitely a winner and the most exciting story so far.

I will confess that I struggled a little with the first two in this series. I loved the idea of ex-special Forces guys running a CIA linked investigative agency and that they’re all doms. I love the covers and the James Bond themed titles but, even though I appreciated the first two books, I never fully connected with the characters the way I expected to. I was still invested eno
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 Rosebud
Nov 29, 2012 Rosebud rated it it was amazing
this is the third installment in the 'masters & mercenaries' series about ex military men who are now working for the McKay-Taggart Security Agency.

Liam O'Donnell has gone undercover in an attempt to get close to Avery Charles, an assistant to a philantropist, who may have information that could help flush out one of the owner of the agency's arch enemy. He is told to use all resources available to gain her cooperation including sex.
Avery is a frumpy awkward female who is surprised when a g
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Another riveting 3.5 star kinky suspense from Ms. Blake. The third in this series contains more suspense which is what I want to read. This book starts out with a bang. Liam O'Donnell wakes up to a bad situation. This gives the book a foreboding feeling and then jumps to current day. I like the tie in from past history and how it can possibly impact today.

For this one we are in merry ole England and I loved it. Having lived and worked in WC London, I always enjoy reading settings in UK. Avery Ch
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Jill
Thorougly enjoyable!!! This series just gets better and better!!
If you are in for a sexy bit of intrigued, with worldwide intelligence agencies,scary bad guys, gun fights and injuries (tense man, soo tence) Then this is the series for you.

The Masters and Mercanaries series is hot and a total hoot!! Imagine a group of Dom's running and international spy business, what is this a combination for?? Sexy times!!

The men in this series are amazing, I have loved all of them so far, but Liam has been my
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Lori
Nov 14, 2012 Lori rated it it was amazing
This is the third installment in a series of stories that follows a team of ex-military/mercenaries who happen to also be mouth wateringly sexy Dom’s, and just like it's predecessors it captivates the reader.
It starts with the intriguing premise of two characters that have both faced great tragedy in their lives. Avery has fought her way through grief to forgiveness, while Liam has avoided facing his own history and instead has immersed himself in the dangerous sometimes violent world of the McK
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Juletta Gilge
Dec 26, 2015 Juletta Gilge rated it liked it
Meh. Good book, something about it felt weird. Like there was too much backstory to try and keep straight.
Kay

Rating: 4.5
There was actually a little resemblance of the story to the first book, the mark is a female and to get to the target, get to the mark first. Other than that, well, there’s a whole other aspect and mystery, a bigger picture and more suspense.

But, you don’t have to let it cloud your judgment with how the story goes as the mystery is so big to comprehend and something that I didn’t quite expect.

What I love though is I get a little more details or facet of life of the other supporting ch

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Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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I had forgotten how much I had really enjoyed this series, so when the opportunity to get caught up arose I jumped right on to it. A Dom Is Forever is Liam’s book and while it took me a while to actually read it, (I had to stop to read other books for tours and such) I think the fact that I spread it out had me savor their story even more. I was able to pick right back up each time without forgetting what had occurred.

Liam is the sexy Irish addition to McKay-Tag
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Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, and this one is heads and shoulders above them. The series seemed to take a more serious turn with this installment. The first two books seemed to be mostly romance, with a mystery sub-plot. In a Dom is forever, it was more equally balanced - and it made for a more satisfy and engaging story.

I LOVED finally getting to know Liam's story. He was a staple in the first two books, and seemed like the biggest hard-ass of the group. Liam left his Ir
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Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Feb 03, 2013 Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag rated it it was amazing
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WOW...With each new addition to this series, I become more and more addicted. This is definitely one of my favorite series and A Dom Is Forever is definitely one of my favorite books and my favorite of this series. I love the blend of romance, kink and laughter that Lexi brings to this series and this combination is what keeps me returning.

I had been waiting for Liam's book since the beginning of the series but I had no idea that it would be so FREAKING AWESOME or that I would LOVE his characte
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
My Gawd but Lexi Blake could write a sexy hero. I have been curious about Liam since the first book in this series, and I def was not disappointed. His story had me curious until the last page. Avery was a great heroine as well. Her past is heart breaking, and even though she has some major self esteem issues (which is understandable, given her past) she still comes off strong in the story. This was a terrific read, and the love scenes?!!! PHEW! they were SCORCHING HOT!
I'm excited for Alex and
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**Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt**
Apr 08, 2013 **Manjula ♥ Connor Cobalt** rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars
I had so many expectations for this book. Half way through the book it got boring and I was certain I was only going to give it 4 stars. But then the plot in the second half kept it very entertaining. Lots of twists and turns there.

I think I have been spoilt by higher standards of writing. Had I read this book a year back, I would have been jumping with joy at finding such a book. It has everything I look for in a story: hot sex, interesting plot and characters that feel real. It's jus
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Becca
Apr 26, 2015 Becca rated it really liked it
This book is really between a 3 and 4 star read in my opinion, but the background story and supporting characters are good enough to keep my attention and compel me to buy the next book in the series... so I'll up it to 4.

As for the main characters, it isn't that they are unlikeable, but they are difficult to relate to. Avery is a woman who's had a hellish past, yet continues to be naive and sweet beyond belief. While Liam is quite an emotional mess - in a hot, sexy, alpha way of course. I notic
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Sherri Hayes
Apr 15, 2016 Sherri Hayes rated it really liked it
This is the third book in Lexi Blake's Masters and Mercenaries series. The biggest difference between this book and the two before it is that most of the book takes place in the UK. We get to meet some new characters and get some more details about Ian's past. There were a lot of twists and turns in this one that kept me on my toes.

Liam was in both the previous books, but he took a backseat in most of the action. It was nice to see more of him and find out about his past. Avery was a good match
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Sassafrass
full review to come but I LOVED Liam and Avery. This series is absolutely amazing. I can't wait for it to continue.
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received a copy of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Anybody who knows James Bond is, I'm sure, aware that this series has the best James Bond-referenced titles. And I guess, in a way, it does related a little to 007. After all, these men in the group are alpha males who go on dangerous missions, mostly undercover, and save the day. These men are hot and tempting enough to win the heroines. Just like Bond. Except that aside from being macho, these men are doms too.
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Angela
There are two reasons I enjoyed this story. The first reason is really just a matter of taste. My interest in dangerous heroes tends to generate a ton of Romantic BDSM title recommendations on my Goodreads profile but I seem to have a love/hate relationship with that genre. I love the hot, sexy heroes and the smokin' hot sex but that love comes with a few things I hate. One of my biggest hates with the Dom/sub stories is when the Dom does not allow the sub to speak, and will many times punish hi ...more
M.V. Freeman
Jan 30, 2013 M.V. Freeman rated it it was amazing
I thought the story and subject matter was brilliantly done.

I admit, I chose this book because I was curious. Hey, I'll admit, this isn't my usual book to read. But I read 50 shades-and I wanted to see how others wrote about this subject matter.

I was sucked into the story immediately. Liam is an Irish Mercenary working for an American (I admit-I always fall for an Irishman). He is sent to ferret out information on a shady man who is running a charity as a front for darker things.

Avery is a woma
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5 Stars

I don’t even know how to start this one except to say I think I have found a new book boyfriend!! Lexi has created a story that will literally have you fanning yourself and biting the nails off your hand!!

Liam O’Donnell left Ireland in a dark cloud of mystery and misery. He woke up to his brother dead, and got out of the building seconds before it blew to pieces. He let the agency he was working for think he was dead too, and started a
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Kelley
Sep 01, 2013 Kelley rated it it was amazing
My husband got hooked on this one. This book has everything. Action, adventure, mystery, suspense, and of course super hot sex. I was torn about whether or not I wanted to read this book in this series. I was not a huge fan of Liam O'Donnell after reading "A Dom Who Loved Me" and "The Men with the Golden Cuffs". Honestly, I was more interested in Alex and Eve's story and almost chose to skip this book. I decided to read it because I am a creature of habit and like to read the books in a series i ...more
AղցҽӀɑ W.
This was a really good book. Liam O’Donnell left his native Ireland years ago after one of his missions ended in tragedy and he was accused of killing several of his fellow agents. He came to the US and Ian gave him a job at McKay-Taggart But the hunt for an international terrorist leads him to London and right back into the world he left behind. Avery Charles followed her boss to London, eager to help the philanthropist with his many charities. Avery is a woman who has lost a lot her husband an ...more
Erica
Wow, this one was REALLY REALLY great! I am loving this series more and more as it goes along! I knew with my love of Irish and Scottish characters that Liam would just melt my butter, but this book is truly entertaining and had a LOT more going on in it than just the BDSM D/s relationship and the love affair between Liam and Avery. The main plot of the book where the McKay-Taggart team is going after the bad guy really is riveting and action-packed...and finally, FINALLY, we get some answers ab ...more
ツ Renée
Jan 18, 2013 ツ Renée rated it it was amazing
I totally LOVED this book! It is my favorite in the series so far.

Avery was a sweetheart of a heroine. She had been through unspeakable pain, survived, and was still able to see the good in life. I admired her character’s strength, and I loved her emergence as a confident, passionate woman. She had Liam by the balls and it was fun to see.

From the beginning, he fought his attraction to her. He tried to be cold, clinical, distant – but he couldn’t. Avery just drew him in. Their love was hot and s
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Marie Andersson
Aug 11, 2014 Marie Andersson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, erotica
This is a very good book!:)I enjoyed it so much!Liam is yummy!I love the Irish accent and that he is an Alpha man!This is the first book that I have read by Lexi and I want to read more from her!I don't have a problem with the pussy word or the fuck word.I'm used to it now.I have read a lot of books that use it.But the first time I saw it I thought WTF?It was in a Lora Leigh book and I was unsure if I liked the pussy word or not.I was not used to that word at all.The romance books I read used ot ...more
Amanda
Jan 19, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it
Pretty good. Had a lot of twists I didn't see coming. I did think this was going to be hardcore bdsm, but it wasn't. Besides them going to a bondage club, it was more just elements of bdsm.
One really annoying thing about this story is how it's constantly brought up that the girl isn't really pretty- she's plain, a bit overweight, but has her own charm per se. I get it, you don't need to reiterate it ever other page.
Brittney S.
It was pretty good and suspenseful, like a James Bond but with bdsm. The thing that bothers me about this series is that the foreshadowing gives too much away. Also the guys do complete 180 flips from being completely unloveable to piles of mush. Imm not sure that I buy into that.
Linda
Dec 06, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
Great book! Liam O'donnell returns to England after years of being away and staying away after a mission gone wrong . He is back working a new mission ; part of which requires getting close to Avery,very close. The danger level is high , but Liam has no idea how high till he starts teaching Avery to be his sub,the he starts to realize his heart is n jeopardy along with the mission to capture a rogue CIA agent and help break up an Arms ring and it's boss!
secrets from his past come in to play alon
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Mountain_jewel
Dec 02, 2012 Mountain_jewel rated it it was amazing


Holy cow! The third in Lexi Blake's Masters & Mercenaries series elevates the suspense above the first two in this series. I found myself completely engrossed and enthralled with various twists and turns of the plot at the McKay-Taggert team continues to chase down the elusive Mr. Black. If you've read the previous two books, some juicy information is revealed about the past histories of several of the characters and leaves you desperate to want to know more about their stories. The love sc
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Erin
Sep 19, 2013 Erin rated it liked it
this is the best book in the series so far. my biggest complaint about this book was that i had all the plot twists solved very very early into this read. that said, i thought the plot was very clever... it just didnt keep me in suspense like book 2 did. overall, i really found liam to be a great leading man and i think i really liked his character, therefore i ended up enjoying this one more. i will say that the author is smart in leaving ian's story for last... i am anxiously awaiting that boo ...more
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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings n ...more
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