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Sanctum: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella Paperback – April 29, 2014
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- Publisher : DLZ Entertainment (April 29, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 78 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1937608336
- ISBN-13 : 978-1937608330
- Item Weight : 4.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,818,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ryan shoved Jill off on Keith because Keith had the money she deserved. 1.5 years later, Ryan works at Sanctum and must hire a new manager in the bar. Interviews start NOW. First applicant in the door is... Jill! Both are stunned. He had been betrayed at his old business and destroyed. She never knew. He had wanted to be extraordinary...did he still? Jill and her sister live in a walk up so bad Ashley is naming the rats. Her assessment of Ryan? "Dayum!" Keith is actually still his friend; they cobble together a new business deal. He reprioritizes his values and his life. Now... will she listen? Then she learns she was also to blame and wants to make it right... will he listen? Nice folks and nice book.
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).
Top reviews from other countries
Big Tag makes his fabulous character appearance and Adam finally takes the steps he needs as a Master
Good old fashioned Sanctum fun 😁
This can be read as a stand alone novella, but if you are reading the rest of the Masters and Mercenaries series it is best to read it after book 3 'A Dom is Forever'.
A short read,couple of hours tops that gives an idea of the lifestyle of BDSM.
Love Lexi's work will be reading lots more.