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Perfectly Paired

(Topped #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  1,682 ratings  ·  164 reviews
A table for two

Waitress Tiffany Hayes knows what she wants and she wants Sebastian. Top’s grumpy sommelier calls to her in a way no man has before. She simply needs to show him that they belong together. Finding an opportunity to spend some quality time with him turns out to be the easy part. Convincing Sebastian to look beyond his damaged heart and soul is far more diff
Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published November 29th 2016 by DLZ Entertainment, LLC
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Bookworm Extraordinaire
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Ahh, where to begin? Yet another AMAZING read from an author that just CANNOT do wrong in my eyes. Even when I don't absolutely love the way one of her stories plays out, I still know I am going to get fabulous writing. Intricate plot. Amazing well-developed characters and a whole TON of FEELS.

I simply ADORED this one. I think it is actually my favorite of the TOPPED series so far. I've been intrigued by Sebastian from the moment we were introduced to him in previous books. Top’s grumpy and wou
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 Stars

A smart girl got what she wanted. A good girl made sure her Dom got what he needed, too.

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Lexi Blake brings the feels with this one. Big time. So sexy and swoony. I adore everything this woman writes. She has a knack for writing a romance that not only scorches but packs an even more solid punch of emotion. It's perfectly balanced. It's perfectly written. It's has a couple that's perfectly paired.
That’s the trade, baby. Love can lift us up or it can crash
3.5* cheers to happy end STARS!!


Good food. Good sex. Good wine. This is the perfect summary for this book. No, I'm kidding. Sean Taggart opened a new Top restaurant in Fort Worth and the whole group from previous books will be there. This third book from Topped series is about Sebastian Lowe, the most talented young sommelier also a veteran soldier who lost his legs.

Tiffany Hayes only wants the certain grumpy sommelier in her life. When Big Tag/Ian assigned both her and Sebastian pretended to b
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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It’s official, readers will be sipping and savoring Perfectly Paired by Lexi Blake. This book was everything you expected from Lexi Blake as she beautifully blended eroticism with vulnerability and passion with a lingering note and aftertaste of love.

 photo 0afb2f8e138411f6ae09353115d233_zpsoti9awnu.gif “Damn but she was a beautiful woman. She was also something he needed to keep his hands off of. No matter what Big Tag said, he did not date women he worked with. ”

Sebastian Lowe is a f
1-Click Addict Support Group
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bottoms and tops are not just bikinis or pajamas…

If you have read this author’s Masters and Mercenaries series then you won’t be shocked by the love play that goes on in and out of the dungeon in Tiffany and Sebastian’s story.

Sebastian (never call him Seb) is ex-military who wears his service every day in the injuries he has suffered and the emotional baggage it has left him with. He’s gone through hell and faces his future alone, just the way he wants it. Faced with a woman who shouldn’t be as
SHE. DOES. IT. AGAIN. Lexi Blake writes MAGIC! That's all there is to it. PURE freaking MAGIC!

Just when you think she can't do any better, Lexi Blake gives us PERFECTLY PAIRED, a beautiful, heartwarming, and intense romance that you won't be able to put down. Ms. Blake continues to give the fans what they want with her AMAZING character match-ups. This is a romance, not only for her readers, but to honor our wounded veterans, the warriors that risked their lives to make us safe. There is a sense

I expected to like this more but this book just didn’t work form me and I truly wish it had. I don’t like Simon I thought that he would improve throughout the book but he didn’t. I don’t know why Tiffany bothered to be honest.

They all can’t be perfect so on to the next Lexi Blake book as she is still awesome.
May 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

Never have I ever read a book where I understand nothing in the book. I listen about 30% into the audio book and i understand nothing.

Ivy Deluca
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: _arc-reads, bdsm
Full review to be posted by release date.


I really enjoyed this entry in the series and if you’re a Masters & Mercenaries fan, you should absolutely check it out. If not, what are you waiting for? Defintely recommend this series and its spinoffs to those who like a touch of BDSM and suspense with their contemporary romances.

**ARC provided by author via inkslinger PR for review**

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A smart girl knows how to go about catching her Dom, and Tiffany Hayes is nothing if not smart. And when she sets her sights on Tops' sommelier Sebastian, she has unexpected help from their friends. But Sebastian, burned by the only other woman for whom he had feelings, doesn't want a relationship. His shell is even harder because he lost both legs in the war and doesn't want someone who will pity him or feel he is a burden. When they are th
Susan (susayq ~)
Why haven't I read anything by Lexi Blake before? She's on my TBR list. She's even on my Kindle. Thank heavens I'm taking some time off in December to do some reading not for the blog because I'll be going back to the beginning of her Masters and Mercenaries series and reading it.

This was sexy and funny and emotional. Sebastian was alpha and strong, yet so vulnerable. I just wanted to hug him ;0) Tiffany was bubbly, a little bit of a procrastinator, a master at avoidance, and knew what she wante
Erin Lewis
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Perfectly Paired (Topped #3) by Lexi Blake
Well where do I start? It is no secret that Lexi Blake is one of my favourite authors. Perfectly Paired, although not a particularly long read was amazing. One of the things I love about Lexi Blake is the diverse characters she creates. I love that in her this spin off series from her Master & Mercenaries series, the men and women of Topped are often returned veterans; men and women who have sustained injuries and are learning to live w
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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When you start a Lexi Blake you know that you are about to have an alpha dominant male who can make your panties wet with just a few words, you will have a sassy female who is the perfect match for her man, you will have suspense, you will have action and you will have some of the hottest sex scenes you may ever read. Perfectly Paired had all of that and more. It also had a hero who is broken, one that I wanted t
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

I am just going to throw it out there now. Lexi Blake is officially my go-to author for true BDSM stories. And it’s not because of the kink but because of how she accurately portrays this lifestyle. She’s just flat out amazing.

Perfectly Paired is part of the Topped series which is a spin-off from her Masters and Mercenaries series. If you want to get the true and full awesomeness of this whole world, you have to start from the beginning, and I mean all the way back to the first
Karen ♐
Another fantastic book in this series. Tiffany wants Sebastian and maneuvers her way into his life by telling a teensy lie (not really) about the need for them to room together while setting up the new Top restaurant. Sebastian has sworn off relationships since losing both his legs in Afghanistan. As always, Lexi Blake weaves a great story along with some suspense of course. And as a huge plus, we have Ian Taggert sticking his nose in their relationship. Love Ian!
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tiff and Bas... lol the very well put together sommelier and the vibrant gregarious hostess were an absolute joy to read, I love that they are both extremely stubborn and loved to get their own way... I seriously love how Tiff makes a plan and shifts it every time Sebastian needs another kick up the butt.
Perfectly Paired fits really well into the Mand M family this story was just fantastic.
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
4.5 stars!

I'll admit that when I first started this book, I wasn't very enthusiastic about it because it wasn't about the core MK team and it was a little slow at the beginning. I'll also admit that I wasn't feeling the characters because Tiffany came across as a ditz and Sebastian was wound a little too tight for me. Okay, a lot too tight.

But that's the beauty of Ms. Blake's writing because first impressions are not always correct and in the end I can say that as usual, PERFECTLY PAIRED is exq
Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Wine, sex and food...what more could I ask for in an erotic romance novel?

Sebastian Lowe is shocked when his boss Sean Taggart asks him to take over the training of the "Millennial Doms," the new recruits at his brother Ian's BDSM club Sanctum. As a sommelier at Top and longtime Dominant, Sebastian is used to working women over, but the one woman he wants and CAN NOT HAVE, Tiffany Hayes, was not the woman he expected to partner with. Posing as a committed D/s couple, Sebastian and Tiffany will
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lexi-blake
Lexi Blake is my kick-ass Queen of kink romance. Her Masters & Mercenaries series and its spin-off Topped are just a breath of fresh air as far as BDSM is concerned.

“Sometimes a thing had to be destroyed to become something new, something more beautiful than it had been before.”

I love the way she finds humor in the strangest places and especially that she believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, even manipulatively perfectly paired...

Damn Ian Taggart!
Aka Big Tag. I love him, espec
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
Perfectly Paired is a heartwarming, feel good, love story with a bit of kink. It's part of the Masters and Mercenaries family. I am addicted to this series, it has action, adventure and kink. The characters are unique and bold. Perfectly Paired is the third book in the Topped series and can be read as a standalone.

Sebastian Lowe is a veteran who had lost his legs while serving overseas. Since he left the service he’s lost more than just his legs but also his longtime girlfriend/fiancé and family
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads, bdsm
I loved this book, because it was all about connections. Tiffany is connected to who she is, but that isn't necessarily an all-around good thing, sometimes. Sebastian is not in touch, with himself, his co-workers, his family, any subs, his boss, no-one. He slowly makes these connections all through the book, and all because of Tiffany's influence.

We get to see the connection with Tiffany and Javier, and a bit into Javi's past. Deena and Eric are here, along with Ally and Macon. And while we are
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lawwwd, why it took me so long to come back to this (full - novels, novellas & spinoffs) series I will never know. Loved Sebastian from the moment her started at Top and his book more than delivered. As for Tiffany - Round. Of. Applause. Lexi Blake writes some of the best (read: strong, capable, determined, badass & kickass) female characters in romance & Tiff is one of them. I loved everything outta the woman’s mouth & she is perfect for Sebastian.
As for the scenes with Big Tag in them... I can
I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to more!

I listened to the audio with Sebastian York narrating rather than Ryan West. I usually love Sebastian York's work and did enjoy this, but it wasn't his best for me.
I do like the restaurant part of this universe and wish we spent more time there. Not my favorite of the restaurant stories, but still a pretty fun one, some communication and stubbornness issues notwithstanding.
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sebastian Lowe may be a skilled sommelier, pairing the perfect wine with every dish Top’s chef creates, but when it comes to finding his perfect submissive, one he feels can meet his “exacting standards” and participate in an array of “unsavory” acts, he won’t allow himself to top the woman he truly wants and does his best to keep her at a distance, convincing himself that she doesn’t meet his standards or his controlled and orderly lifestyle.

Tiffany Haynes would be more than happy to call Sebas
Tanaka The Bibliophile
Ladies and Gentlemen, Lexi Blake is a phenomenal writer. I am in awe of her writing and I am huge fan of her books. Ever since she has started writing Masters and Mercenaries series, she has just exploded us with books that are just perfection. With 15+ books and spin offs in the series, she has has given us a series full of heart, action, passion, angst and a powerful romantic edge. Perfectly Paired is definitely a perfect with so much conviction and story that truly captivating and so magical. ...more
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.25-3.5 stars. This was an okay read. I liked some things, but others not so much. This is Tiffany and Sebastian's story. Sebastian is the sommalier at Top. He is a war veteran who lost his legs. Tiffany is a server. Both are helping open the new Top location and moving to be near it. Ian has a plan for the two of them to help train a billionaire to be a Dom by having Tiffany and Sebastian live together and pose as a long term D/s couple. They have both been attracted to each other for awhile, ...more
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lexi Blake just gets better and better! Every time I think that the current book is my favorite a new one will come out and it quickly becomes my favorite. Sebastian Lowe,a former military veteran whose injury cost him both legs, has worked his way up in the restaurant world as a top leading sommelier. Not to mention he's a Dom but his romantic life has been anything but existent since his injury. Tiffany Haynes is a waitress who has a thing for Sebastian and doesn't care that he is missing his ...more
Krissy's Book Nook
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it

Perfectly Paired caught me by surprise with it's delicious romance and witty banter. 

If you've been following my reviews for a while, you know that I have a knack for completely misunderstanding a books blurb and ending up with a book in the middle of a series or one that I might not have picked on my own.


This book happened to be both of those things.

Again I misread the blurb (or perhaps I'm not savvy on the BDSM lingo yet? lol) and found myself with another BDSM read that was also in th
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Iam a huge fan of Lexi Blake books, so when I heard about Perfectly Paired I was thrilled!. I was even more thrilled when I got the chance to read this book early. The minute I could I dived into this book and I loved it !.

In this book we follow Tiffany and Sebastian and I loved these two together. At first they seem like complete opposite but as we get to know them , as we get to see them together its obvious to see that they were just absolutely perfect for each other. I felt like the romanc
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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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