Review: The Men With The Golden Cuffs
The Men With The Golden Cuffs by Lexi Blake
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This is 3.5 star book. Ms. Blake is a drug for me. I confess to a weakness. Whether she writes under this name or another, if I'm stuck in a rut, her books help me feel better. In this second book in the Masters and Mercenaries series, there is more suspense and I liked it. I wasn't sure exactly the identity of the stalker. I narrowed it down to two people. I'm glad I was partially right. I like being surprised. Ms. Blake did a good job of keeping me riveted.
The characters are really what made me enjoy this book. I don't know how she does it, but Ms. Blake's stories pull me in because of her characters. Jake and Adam are strong men who like to share their women. They've been badly burned before and suffer abandonment issues. I get it. It's sad but for some reason, Ms. Blake is able to convey a bit more which has me actively engaged and wanted the best for them even when they behave like ASSHOLES! Yes, ASSHOLES!
Serena Brooks is an adorable writer of BDSM Menage. It's very interesting to see from the perspective of Serena. I get a better feel for what an erotic author could go through. Ms. Blake does an excellent job of showing how a kinky menage author can be isolated and scorned because of her material. It's infuriating and just appalls me.
I do admit this book did make my mind draw constant parallels which probably didn't exist. It is no secret Ms. Blake is good friends with Shayla Black and Kris Cook. Both of these are popular erotic authors. It makes me wonder if Bridget is a little bit based on Ms. Black and Chris is based on Mr. Cook. This idea rooted in my mind and I couldn't stop thinking and seeing similarities. And while I've been told Ms. Blake is not in a hawt BDSM menage, now I'm starting to ponder...
I digress. The BDSM in this story is more focused on D/s which is enjoyable. It's great for those just starting to read more BDSM. I particularly enjoyed the contrast between different styles of BDSM and how even though Jake and Adam didn't agree with "Master Storm", they didn't trash him. Overall this book is 1/2 BDSM discover and 1/2 romantic suspense. It's blended in a captivating concoction which I devoured. Recommended for menage lovers who enjoy a bit of kink.
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