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Librarian's note: See alternate cover edition of ISBN13 9781937608057 here. A woman in danger… Serena Brooks is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’ Librarian's note: See alternate cover edition of ISBN13 9781937608057 here. A woman in danger… Serena Brooks is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’s making the whole story up. She has no one left to turn to except a pair of hired bodyguards. They promise to guard her body, but no one can protect her heart. Two men in search of love… Adam Miles and Jacob Dean are halves of a whole. They’ve spent their entire adult lives searching for the one woman who can handle them both. Adam is the playful, indulgent lover, while Jacob is the possessive, loving Dom. When Serena comes into their lives, Adam is certain that she’s the one. But Jacob’s past comes back to haunt them all. He is suspicious of Serena’s story, and his concerns are driving a wedge between him and Adam. But when the stalker strikes, they will have to come together or lose each other forever…


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Librarian's note: See alternate cover edition of ISBN13 9781937608057 here. A woman in danger… Serena Brooks is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’ Librarian's note: See alternate cover edition of ISBN13 9781937608057 here. A woman in danger… Serena Brooks is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’s making the whole story up. She has no one left to turn to except a pair of hired bodyguards. They promise to guard her body, but no one can protect her heart. Two men in search of love… Adam Miles and Jacob Dean are halves of a whole. They’ve spent their entire adult lives searching for the one woman who can handle them both. Adam is the playful, indulgent lover, while Jacob is the possessive, loving Dom. When Serena comes into their lives, Adam is certain that she’s the one. But Jacob’s past comes back to haunt them all. He is suspicious of Serena’s story, and his concerns are driving a wedge between him and Adam. But when the stalker strikes, they will have to come together or lose each other forever…

30 review for The Men with the Golden Cuffs

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dd

    Hello Readers!! Well I have a question. Who do you think will the messy,sweet and lovable heroine choose?? Will she go for the meathead alpha male..... ....or will she choose the utterly reasonable,slightly metro hunk??? Oh and this meathead alpha male happens to be a Dom who likes to tie her up and the reasonable slightly metro hunk is not very far behind. Well the meathead alpha male is Jake and the resonable metro hunk is Adam. "There was a delicate balance between the two of them.Take one withou Hello Readers!! Well I have a question. Who do you think will the messy,sweet and lovable heroine choose?? Will she go for the meathead alpha male..... ....or will she choose the utterly reasonable,slightly metro hunk??? Oh and this meathead alpha male happens to be a Dom who likes to tie her up and the reasonable slightly metro hunk is not very far behind. Well the meathead alpha male is Jake and the resonable metro hunk is Adam. "There was a delicate balance between the two of them.Take one without the other and the relationship might fail,falling into outrageous possessiveness for Jake and overindulgence on Adam's part.But together,they are exactly what she needed,craved." Together they are.... THE MEN WITH THE GOLDEN CUFFS!!! ----------------------------------------------------------- Serena Brooks is an erotic ménage and BDSM writer under the pen name Amber Rose.But she is facing a problem.A BIG problem. Someone is stalking her... Worse,whoever that is hates her work. Worse still,the police and everyone else thinks she is faking it for publicity. At last her agent asks her to go to the McKay-Taggart security agency.And Adam and Jake get assigned on her case. Jake is attracted to her,but he is very careful.Brutal betrayals in his past have left him closed off.He does not trust easily. Adam is instantly attracted to her too and feels a connection.In Serena he sees a woman who could accept him and Jake and their needs. But is Serena lying and faking it for publicity?? Or she really has a stalker??A stalker who is getting more and more dangerous.... Will they be able to find and stop the stalker before he/she turns into a killer?? --------------------------------------------------------- Readers,this is a very enjoyable read. "He was her dream personal assistant.Gorgeous,stylish,sexy,and well-organized.The organization bit actually did things to her girl parts.Adam miles would even be organized during sex. Teasing.Check. Oral.Check. Screaming orgasm.Check and check." Oh,and don't even let me start about the man of my dreams...Ian Taggart. "That fucking better not be you in the goddamn elevator Adam.Maintenance just called and said some asshole stopped the elevator and guess what?They started out on my floor.Are you fucking the client in the goddamn elevator five minutes after I told you not to fuck the fucking client?" And of course I have to tell you about the epic advice given by Liam(his book is next in the series)... "Here's my advice.It don't matter if the girl is a con or not.She's cute and sweet and obviously submissive.If you want her,take her.Spank her ass,fuck her until she can't see straight,and lay down some ground rules.No more fake stalking and no more of that pussy-Dom,BDSM romance shit that makes women think they can walk all over us.The second bit is important." And Serena... "Sex before had been a quick thing.Easy on,easy off.Wham,bam,leave you frustrated ma'am." Well now you can guess it is not!! So,Readers if you are looking for a hot,sexy,enjoyable read,definitely go for this!! My only complaint is that the charaters behaved very immaturely at times.Fought and got hurt over silly reasons.But overall it was quite good. That's all for now. Ta-Ta!!Enjoy!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Eve (Between The Bookends)

    Probably my favorite out of the whole series so far! RE-READ April 2017 -- Still one of my all times favorites from this series! Probably my favorite out of the whole series so far! RE-READ April 2017 -- Still one of my all times favorites from this series!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Blacky *Romance Addict*

    This book is epic!!! I don't remember the last time I laughed so much while reading an erotica, especially a BDSM one :D The angle with the main woman writing erotica, loved it ahahaha and the dudes making fun of "pussy Doms" from those books was hilarious! The main guys were funny in the previous book and they were funny here too, though they did have some Uber dense moments but whatever. I enjoyed this book so much, I don't really care XD.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina

    Get it here: Amazon US * Amazon UK Audio re-read 11/8/18 This is my favorite book from the Masters and Mercenaries series and one I've re-read a ton so it was fun to also get to go back and listen to it as well. Get it here: Amazon US * Amazon UK Audio re-read 11/8/18 This is my favorite book from the Masters and Mercenaries series and one I've re-read a ton so it was fun to also get to go back and listen to it as well.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳

    ⭐️⭐️2 STARS⭐️⭐️ It started great, and I was a little afraid it wouldn't work for me, as I didn't like book 1 that much. Unfortunately, the push and pull between the main 3 characters quickly came to a closed circle, redundant, and I couldn't understand the heroine's reluctance to accept what she had wished for so long when it was finally right at her door... I liked that both Jake and Adam, even when they were fighting like children, but didn't understand how 2 men knowing each other for so long, ⭐️⭐️2 STARS⭐️⭐️ It started great, and I was a little afraid it wouldn't work for me, as I didn't like book 1 that much. Unfortunately, the push and pull between the main 3 characters quickly came to a closed circle, redundant, and I couldn't understand the heroine's reluctance to accept what she had wished for so long when it was finally right at her door... I liked that both Jake and Adam, even when they were fighting like children, but didn't understand how 2 men knowing each other for so long, dreaming the same dream for so long, could gave into what seems like a petulant quarrel? Too many contradictions and changes of heart in this story, led me to disinterest quickly enough to not even care for an Hea... I must highlight the fact that I LOVE Lexi Blake take at James Bond titles!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lover of Romance

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Serena Brooks is a author who knows that she has a dangerous stalker. She write erotic romance and is proud of what she writes, she may not be on a top best seller lists but she has a good following. However when she goes to the police for help they give her the run around and don't even take her seriously, they believe she is doing it herself for publicity. So Serena is talked into going to a specialized gr This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Serena Brooks is a author who knows that she has a dangerous stalker. She write erotic romance and is proud of what she writes, she may not be on a top best seller lists but she has a good following. However when she goes to the police for help they give her the run around and don't even take her seriously, they believe she is doing it herself for publicity. So Serena is talked into going to a specialized group for help, a organization of men that work for the government and do hired work if necessary. But when Serena goes for a consultation, she is practically rejected by two men Adam and Jake who work together in concert. When their boss finds out, heads roll and they are ordered to stay by her side and protect her until they can find out who is really behind it all. But their stalker is right under their nose and is more dangerous than any of them can imagine, and Serena is in great danger if they can't find the stalker first... The  Hero We have two heroes in this book. We have both Adam and Jacob. Now these two are as close as brothers, and they need to share a woman for them to be satisfied. They are both looking for "the one" that can make it a perfect trio. Adam is carefree and playful and Jacob is cautious and domineering. They balance out the menage relationship just right. I actually liked both of these characters and they do balance each other out both in and out of the bedroom. Now Jacob is the official "Dom". He went through the official training and has the mindset of it. Adam can be in the mindset, but is more tender and careful and doesn't have the patience for the Dom Course the club provides. I did enjoy both of them and they are a hoot when they get together. They make you laugh your socks off constantly and their bantering is so witty and fun to see. The Heroine Serena is a rising erotic romance author who focuses on BDSM and menage. She has never experienced it on her own though. Her ex husband was very vanilla and put her down constantly because of her writing and the books she liked to even read. Serena struggled with her self esteem because of the way her husband treated her. She doesn't believe she can give Jacob and Adam what they need and her greatest fear is that she will never be enough. Serena goes through some changes in this book, she explores her fantasies. I really liked her character quite a bit, sometimes her fears get in the way and she learns to overcome her fears to build something real with Jacob and Adam. Kindness was the least she should expect from the men she shared her body with. Kindness, tenderness, affection. She was starving for them. Plot and Story Line In The Men With The Golden Handcuffs we have another suspense erotic filled romance that curls your toes despite the flaws in the story.  I didn't quite enjoy this one as strongly as the first book. A couple reasons (try to get the negative out of the way first) first is the BDSM aspects are much stronger in this book. I wasn't a fan of one of the scenes. There is a moment in the story where Jacob and Adam are asses...like really they are jerks and put Serena back to a dark place especially when they know what she has struggled with and and when she withdraws from them they try to use punishment to bring her back to them. It does have some complexity to it, but I didn't like the way they went about it. Now what I have loved about this series so far is that these books aren't solely based on BDSM...they have some good strong plots to the story and yeah there were some pretty dang good moments that had me at the edge of my seat. The humor and witty bantering in the story balances out the serious moments in the book. “You guys are not leaving me out there. They're going to talk books and sex. And the books are about sex. Who knew women were so damn chatty about sex? Men don't do that. We just look at a girl, announce we did her, and everyone moves on.” I had a fun time seeing this relationship grow. All three make mistakes but they also learn they are very good together. Both Jacob and Adam do have reasons for why they act in certain situations, but sometimes they ended up hurting Serena in the process of figuring out their own personal drama. But I did love the way they stumbled but kept working harder to make their relationship work. The Cover I really like the colors used in this one, the purple and gold just go so well together. Overall View The Men With The Golden Handcuffs is a sensual and stimulating romance that is emotional, dramatic and intense. Books N Tunes Reading Challenge Pick #5 Put A Spell On You-Annie Lennox Click To Buy On Amazon [foogallery id="26167"]

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tpagirl Loves Romance

    The Men With the Golden Cuffs was the second book in the Masters and Mercenaries series by Lexie Blake. I fell in love with Adam Miles and Jacob (Jake) Dean in book one, The Dom Who Loved Me. They were hard and soft opposites who were a team in every way, including both being Doms in D/s ménage relationships. They didn’t have a permanent sub but were always looking for the perfect woman. They were former Special Forces who were working for McKay-Taggart Security Firm. Serena Brooks was an erotic r The Men With the Golden Cuffs was the second book in the Masters and Mercenaries series by Lexie Blake. I fell in love with Adam Miles and Jacob (Jake) Dean in book one, The Dom Who Loved Me. They were hard and soft opposites who were a team in every way, including both being Doms in D/s ménage relationships. They didn’t have a permanent sub but were always looking for the perfect woman. They were former Special Forces who were working for McKay-Taggart Security Firm. Serena Brooks was an erotic romance writer. She currently had a stalker who was escalating but the police and her ex-husband didn’t believe her and thought she was trying to get PR for her books. Her agent hired McKay-Taggart to keep her safe and find her stalker. I loved all main characters. They each had their own role and fit perfectly. They were a mixture of beautiful, funny, sarcastic, intense, brooding, strong and creative. The storyline was multi-faceted with the development of D/s relationships, hashing through all past baggage and sorting through a suspenseful theme. The book was a little longer than necessary but it was written and developed well creating a quick page turner experience. Blake continued to develop the strong cast of secondary characters providing continued interest in the rest of the series. I’m also hopeful that Bridget and Chris will get their own stories. For now, the mysterious and cynical Liam is up next in A Dom is Forever.

  8. 4 out of 5

    ~ Becs ~

    3.5 stars erotic romantic suspense Well, I really wanted to like this book. This series has just about everything that appeals to me – it’s romantic suspense, erotic fiction, BDSM romance, James Bond themed titles, gorgeous covers (I am a cover slut after all), uber-alpha badass arrogant males who also happen to be hot doms and sweet submissive heroines who have only ever read BDSM and never actually indulged in the lifestyle but really want to give it a try. This book is better than the first on 3.5 stars erotic romantic suspense Well, I really wanted to like this book. This series has just about everything that appeals to me – it’s romantic suspense, erotic fiction, BDSM romance, James Bond themed titles, gorgeous covers (I am a cover slut after all), uber-alpha badass arrogant males who also happen to be hot doms and sweet submissive heroines who have only ever read BDSM and never actually indulged in the lifestyle but really want to give it a try. This book is better than the first one but I still don’t think it ever fully hits its stride. Jake and Adam are the fun loving doms into menage working for Ian Taggart’s company (I can’t wait for Ian’s story) who are devoted friends who really want to find a submissive woman to share and settle down with. They really appealed to me in the first book with their easy going demeanour, dry humour and zest for life. Unfortunately they both went through a bit of character transformation in this one. Serena Brooks walks into their agency to ask for their help. She’s an erotic ménage writer under the pen name Amber Rose and she has a psycho stalker. Jake and Adam are instantly attracted and assigned as her bodyguards. So the plot is great but I realised what was bothering me – I found the characters and their actions and reactions really hard to understand. Adam had several major sulks and one all out hissy fit during the course of the story and Jake morphed into Jake the Jerk. Often, Adam would get really pissed off at something and I would be like all “WTF” and would have to reread the last few pages to work out what had pissed him off. They often seemed to react like teenagers – stomping off in a fit of pique at the slightest thing. They do sort their shit out towards the end of the book but the threat to Serena is escalating and they almost leave it too late. For an erotic romance, there’s not loads of sex but what there is, is pretty hot and the golden handcuffs do finally make an appearance. I do intend to carry on buying and reading this series and I am especially looking forward to Ian’s story although I suspect Lexi Blake is going to make us wait for that one. Liam is up next. So 3.5 stars mostly for the hot menage sex!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Vintage

    More Dick and Jane funtimes with the humongo BDSMing Doms in Masters and Mercenaries and little h’s. This time we have not one but two heroes set out to protect a little woman from her stalker. She writes BDSM so this would appear to be a romance made in heaven. Unfortunately, the boys get stupid and “betray” her and lots of pouting ensues from everyone. Adam and Jake were still entertaining but not nearly as much as in the last book as they are now the ones messing up their own romance with Sere More Dick and Jane funtimes with the humongo BDSMing Doms in Masters and Mercenaries and little h’s. This time we have not one but two heroes set out to protect a little woman from her stalker. She writes BDSM so this would appear to be a romance made in heaven. Unfortunately, the boys get stupid and “betray” her and lots of pouting ensues from everyone. Adam and Jake were still entertaining but not nearly as much as in the last book as they are now the ones messing up their own romance with Serena so ANGST and MISUNDERSTANDINGS.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    I wasn’t going to write a review for this book but I have time and well I want to post the whole series at some point on the blog & FB. The ones we love the most we are the cruellest to. This book is better than the first one in the series but it still couldn’t get over the 3 star mark I’m sad to say. Jake and Adam are looking for the one and in The Dom who loved me they try to encroach on Sean’s woman well actually only Adam tries to, Jake tries to talk some sense into him but that doesn’t work I wasn’t going to write a review for this book but I have time and well I want to post the whole series at some point on the blog & FB. The ones we love the most we are the cruellest to. This book is better than the first one in the series but it still couldn’t get over the 3 star mark I’m sad to say. Jake and Adam are looking for the one and in The Dom who loved me they try to encroach on Sean’s woman well actually only Adam tries to, Jake tries to talk some sense into him but that doesn’t work well. Grace tries some matchmaking skills and when Serena Brooks walks into Taggart-McKay, Grace makes sure that she is sent to Adam and Jake. Serena Brooks is instantly attracted to both of them for different reasons. But her main problem is that she has a stalker and the police won’t believe her actually no one does. It has to do with her profession as a writer of ménage she always receives a lot of flak especially from her ex-husband who now wants all her money. Jake and Adam are also attracted to Serena although it does take Jake longer to stop being such a grumpy sod. They make it clear to Serena that they want her but due to the past it takes them awhile to get past it. I like how Ms. Blake doesn’t sugar coat the ménage relationship how she has shown us that it requires a lot of trust to make it work and for it to work well. Most books show the perfect the relationship. I felt as if Adam was in Jake’s shadow half the time which I personally didn’t like. I also would have liked to have seen more of the friendship that Adam and Jake have. Ms. Blake really knows how to write a story with twists and turns I guessed one of them but not the other. This is a strong and solid series and I will continue with the series. Even the BDSM aspect doesn’t bother me although it intrigues me and I find it odd at the same time.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Delta

    2.5 Stars Apologies to my friends who LOVE this series, but I cannot take the arrogance of the Heroes and the way the heroine's expressed wishes are often disregarded as if irrelevant (because the alpha male automatically assumes he is right). The villains were not real credible in my opinion, and they lacked any depth that would make them more interesting. This is the last one of this series for me.

  12. 4 out of 5

    ~IreneOust~

    Jake and Adam's book???? Yes, F*CKING PLEASE! Jake and Adam's book???? Yes, F*CKING PLEASE!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marulett

    Our Adam Jack Serena Hi Maru, today I wanna interview you, to mix things up a bit :D What did you like most about Lexi Blake's "The Men with the Golden Cuffs?" Hi Aly! I'm so excited to do the review like this :). What I liked the most was how relationship between the guys and Serena worked. When I read menage books I always think they won't work, but how Blake wrote the story it wouldn't work any other way. What did you dislike? The drama lama! Would you change anything about the book? Our Adam Jack Serena Hi Maru, today I wanna interview you, to mix things up a bit :D What did you like most about Lexi Blake's "The Men with the Golden Cuffs?" Hi Aly! I'm so excited to do the review like this :). What I liked the most was how relationship between the guys and Serena worked. When I read menage books I always think they won't work, but how Blake wrote the story it wouldn't work any other way. What did you dislike? The drama lama! Would you change anything about the book? No, even the all the drama works for the story What did you think about Serena's agent's actions? Did you agree with her brand of promotion? I think she should've hired me and I would've done a better marketing (and cheaper) campaign no need to get all psycho :) What do you think about Serena? Does she fit with our merry band? Yes! I really like her as a heroine and she fits perfectly, besides who wouldn't love a bdsm writer? Now, the most important subject: the men :D How would you describe our 2 heroes in 3 words each? Yikes, I suck at this part! Adam: sex on a stick yummy, organized and overbearing Jake: sex on a stick yummy, overprotective and I want one like him :) Did you like Adam or Jake more? :D [PS Ian is ALL mine! No touching!] Since I can't have Ian, can I pull a Serena and have them both? [good point :))] Do you see their relationship working? Yes, I would love to read in the upcoming books how it moves forward Do you think a menage would work in real life? I don't know...maybe? I'll let you know if it ever happens to me :P [please do =))] About the other characters, now that you've found more about each, who’s book can't you wait to read? Of course Ian's book!!! And Eve and Alex's story If any of the men in this book would ask you for a coffee(or more *wiggles eyebrows*), who would you wish him to be? Why? Ian, by choosing him I think it's self explanatory LOL [no touching! You’ll lose fingers!] What would you add that I haven't asked you about? I think we pretty much covered everything....on a side note the steamy scenes were awesome :) Anything you wish to ask me about the book? :D I would like to know as well likes and dislikes aaand, if you think if menage would work in real life? I love how they are with each other and all the characters of the series :D Hmm, the only dislike is the miscommunication, if they only talked more there wouldn’t have been so much drama and hurt *sigh* I think it could work if they talked and discussed everything. And yes, if I ever get to it in RL I’ll let you know how we are doing :P How would you rate this 2nd novel in the "Masters and Mercenaries" series? 4.5 stars Exeactly as I would :D

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jane Stewart

    Characters, plot, sex - nothing interested me. I stopped reading after 50%. Some books just don’t fit me, and this is one of them. A stalker is threatening Serena and damaging her property. Adam and Jake are hired to investigate and to be her bodyguards. They like to share their women, and they want her. Serena wants them as well. She also wants to experiment with BDSM so they take her to a BDSM club. There are some lengthy sex scenes. By the 50% point, I just wasn’t interested. So I stopped read Characters, plot, sex - nothing interested me. I stopped reading after 50%. Some books just don’t fit me, and this is one of them. A stalker is threatening Serena and damaging her property. Adam and Jake are hired to investigate and to be her bodyguards. They like to share their women, and they want her. Serena wants them as well. She also wants to experiment with BDSM so they take her to a BDSM club. There are some lengthy sex scenes. By the 50% point, I just wasn’t interested. So I stopped reading and jumped to the last couple of chapters to see how it ended. DATA: Narrative mode: 3rd person. Kindle count length: 5,875 (455 KB). Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Setting: current day Dallas, Texas. Copyright: 2012. Genre: erotic contemporary romance.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lillie

    I was hesitant to read this. Books featuring heroines that are romance authors sometimes comes across as author fantasy and that makes me uncomfortable. However, I love the Nights in Bliss series written under Lexi Blake’s other pen name, Sophie Oak, so I decided to give it a try. Serena Brooks, pen name Amber Rose, is a best selling erotic romance author who is known for her ménage and BDSM titles. She has a stalker that doesn’t approve of the books she writes and her agent sends her to McKay-Ta I was hesitant to read this. Books featuring heroines that are romance authors sometimes comes across as author fantasy and that makes me uncomfortable. However, I love the Nights in Bliss series written under Lexi Blake’s other pen name, Sophie Oak, so I decided to give it a try. Serena Brooks, pen name Amber Rose, is a best selling erotic romance author who is known for her ménage and BDSM titles. She has a stalker that doesn’t approve of the books she writes and her agent sends her to McKay-Taggart Security for protection. Jake (a Dom) and Adam (a hot beta) are assigned to investigate and guard her around the clock. Jake and Adam always share women and realize immediately the Serena is a sub. They are both instantly attracted to submissive vibes and while Adam wants to act on it immediately, Jake is gun-shy because of his hurt over a previous relationship. That is supposed to be the plot. I think. What the book is really about is Serena’s career as an erotic romance author and that’s where the strangeness comes in. Because apparently Serena’s fictional career is identical to Sophie Oak’s real one. Serena’s break-out series in Texas Sweethearts. Sophie Oak’s series is Texas Sirens. The plot to Serena’s first book, which is described in detail, is exactly the same as Sophie Oak’s Small Town Siren with some character name changes, such as Sophie’s heroine is Abby, Serena’s is Gabby. If the similarities had stopped there, I might have been okay. Unfortunately, we get a bit of stalker angle, some of Serena’s explorations into BDSM, and a ton of information about Sophie..uhh, Serena’s…publishing career. The police don’t believe Serena’s stalking claim because she wrote a book about a stalker titled Three Riders, One Love. Sophie Oak has a book about a stalker titled Three to Ride. Serena also has a book about Russian mafia hitmen. One to Keep by Sophie Oak is about Russian mafia hitmen. This continues for a bit as Serena thinks about how other romance authors don’t like her or take her seriously. She only has a few close friends and they are all erotic romance authors. There’s even some name dropping when the guys run into one of her fans. “Do you think she knows Eliza Gayle? That would be so cool. Amber Rose is good, but Eliza rocks, if you know what I mean.” Then we are back to The Books of Sophie Oak. The stalker sent Serena a vandalized picture that was a cover of her upcoming book. This is the cover description. On it was the cover to Serena’s latest book–Their Sweetheart Slave. The cover was vibrant, showing a western setting with the three lovers featured in the center of a field. A man with long, dark hair sat on a horse reaching down to a pretty brunette who stood beside a man adjusting his cowboy hat. And apparently cowboys in Serena’s world didn’t believe in shirts. I think a visual may help that description. Yes, that is Siren Beloved by Sophie Oak. Serena and Jake describe Siren Beloved’s plot and how much her fans are anticipating it. As a side note, the heroine in Siren Beloved is named Lexi and she goes on in later books to become wildly successful as a digitally published erotic romance author, famous for her ménage romances set in a quirky town in Colorado. *cough* Nights in Bliss*cough* Serena is feeling so safe and secure with the guys, the ideas for her new series are coming fast and furious. It will be set in Happiness, Montana. Sophie Oak’s Nights in Bliss is set in Bliss, Colorado. Happiness, Montana/Bliss, Colorado. God help me. This is only 35% of the book and you already have all the information on Sophie Oak’s backlist. Finally, we move past that for a bit. Jake takes Serena to a BDSM club. She thinks about how hot (no pun intended) the fire play scenes in Cherise Sinclair’s books are and how she would like to see that. They come across a scene where Ian, the boss of the security firm, is using a foot long butt plug on a submissive and Serena is a little freaked. Jake informs her he is bigger than the plug, Adam isn’t far behind him, and Ian is much larger. A sex scene finally occurs but sadly I didn’t find it sexy. Serena Brooks is so permanently linked in my mind with Sophie Oak/Lexie Blake that I found it all creepy. This review is getting way too long. They have a misunderstanding, make up, stalker stuff. Cops once again don’t believe the stalker stuff because the exact same thing happened in Serena’s Sweetheart in Chains (Siren Enslaved by Sophie Oak). More creepy sex. BIG misunderstanding. Adam manhandles Serena, Jake calls her a slut. They realize they were wrong, say oops we made a mistake, don’t make this hard, you know you want to forgive us. They are persistent so she does. Then she has some metal wanderings about her FBI profiler heroine in Missing in Joy (Lost in Bliss by Sophie Oak.) More stalker stuff. Name drops Melissa Schroeder. Liam (another bodyguard) talks about his 12 inch dick. More sex. More naming Oak titles. More stalker. Love conquers all. That’s it in a nutshell. The Men with the Golden Cuffs was weird, creepy, uncomfortable and I’m a little bitter. I’ve never given up on an author I enjoy after just one book but there is a first time for everything. I can’t imagine reading another Lexi Blake/Sophie Oak book without imagining her as the heroine. I like my fiction to be fiction and this author can’t give me that.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    3.5 Stars I’m not sure why I have been slacking on this series, I remember buying this ebook as soon as it came out! I have a thing for a good romantic suspense and Lexi Blake mixes that with some pretty hot sex! What could be better? Nevertheless, here I am, a million books behind this series and getting excited all over again to go back in. THE MEN WITH THE GOLDEN CUFFS as you would expect by the name is a permanent menage story. In this case this works well because Adam and Jacob are alread 3.5 Stars I’m not sure why I have been slacking on this series, I remember buying this ebook as soon as it came out! I have a thing for a good romantic suspense and Lexi Blake mixes that with some pretty hot sex! What could be better? Nevertheless, here I am, a million books behind this series and getting excited all over again to go back in. THE MEN WITH THE GOLDEN CUFFS as you would expect by the name is a permanent menage story. In this case this works well because Adam and Jacob are already a unit. Not together themselves, but they’ve always shared their women and have a common goal in mind. To find the one woman they can both love and that can complement their relationship. They work as a team for McKay-Taggert security and they end up taking a case of an author who needs protection from some pretty serious threats. The mystery of who is behind that (or is this all a PR plot fabricated by the author herself) is still a nagging issue for the men, but on the forefront is the fact they both think she is the perfect submissive for them. Serena writes about BDSM and submission, but she hasn’t lived it herself. Her ex-husband always put her down for her books and she hasn’t given in to her true nature and admitted these are things she wants for herself, not just her characters. This is where I struggled. Serena herself. I wasn’t sold on her completely, she’s not the most assertive character and she might’ve gotten on my nerves a bit. Adam and Jacob on the other hand were a perfect complement to each other in their roles of this menage. One is the strict and serious Dom, the other the more caring and sweet. But both are equally pushy and decisive when it comes to getting in Serena’s bed. A snake, some bad letters and a dead body later we get our resolution. I have to say it wasn’t the most complicated mystery to uncover and I had this plot figured out pretty fast, although I did have some minor surprises in the end. All in all, this was quite an enjoyable read and it reminds me that I love to read this type of erotic romance, with a bit of an edge. Even though I can’t say they were my favorite characters I do find that I enjoy their agency enough to want all those sexy men to see an HEA. I can’t wait to delve more into the series as I’ve heard the books get better as we go forward.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chris K.

    I have never read any book by Lexi Blake before. It was time to put an end to this -_- My thoughts before reading: I was so interested in the idea of having 2 male leads. I have always read Menage as a thing some couples enjoy doing during their relationship. But I wanted to see how any 3-way relationship works, how they would connect. Unfortunately after reading it I was disappointed not about the book really, but more about how I didn't connect with the three main characters. Mostly because the I have never read any book by Lexi Blake before. It was time to put an end to this -_- My thoughts before reading: I was so interested in the idea of having 2 male leads. I have always read Menage as a thing some couples enjoy doing during their relationship. But I wanted to see how any 3-way relationship works, how they would connect. Unfortunately after reading it I was disappointed not about the book really, but more about how I didn't connect with the three main characters. Mostly because they annoyed the hell out of me. YES I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU ADAM AND JACOB. seriously nobody would belive it if they are told thery are doms, since they didn't act like it. It wasn't even Serena the reason I was disappointed though some didn't love her. We are at least supposed to be captivated with Serena, Adam and Jacob. And here I was only thinking about Ian Taggart. Seriously this guy ROCKS so much that I wanna read his book now. But aside from my disregard to this relationship, I loved every thing else. The banter between all the men, the stalking, the excitement that comes with mystery. I loved Lexi's writing style so much that I feel awful giving this only 3 stars

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sassafrass

    This book was fantastic! I loved the plot, I loved the suspense, the characters, and the writing. I could not put it down. It was funny and snarky, and I had to crack up to all the real life references to the author. I loved that. I was begging after reading the The Dom Who Loved Me (literally) for Adam and Jacob's story to be next, so I was immensely excited when it came out a couple of weeks ago. This story did not disappoint. I did think those stupid boys screwed up a little too easily when c This book was fantastic! I loved the plot, I loved the suspense, the characters, and the writing. I could not put it down. It was funny and snarky, and I had to crack up to all the real life references to the author. I loved that. I was begging after reading the The Dom Who Loved Me (literally) for Adam and Jacob's story to be next, so I was immensely excited when it came out a couple of weeks ago. This story did not disappoint. I did think those stupid boys screwed up a little too easily when certain evidence turned up, but they ultimately redeemed themselves. You would think that having two men, one of them would be the voice of reason to help keep them out of trouble, but no. LOL But seriously, this is the kind of book I've come to expect with this author and her alter ego. I can't wait for the rest of the series to continue. Liam's book is next, but I am really looking forward to Ian's book. I can't WAIT for him. I wonder who he'll end up with. Possibly Serena's friend Bridget??

  19. 5 out of 5

    ツ Renée

    I LOVED this book, and I loved the bond between Adam and Jake. They weren’t lovers, but they knew each other on a soul-deep level. Their histories were sad, but I was happy they were able to overcome them. Serena was cute and quirky. Like Adam and Jake, she also had some insecurities she needed to work through. I thought the connection and sex between the three had less steam, but more emotion. I also thought the feel of Adam and Jake’s story was lighter than Sean’s. I enjoyed the little glimpse I LOVED this book, and I loved the bond between Adam and Jake. They weren’t lovers, but they knew each other on a soul-deep level. Their histories were sad, but I was happy they were able to overcome them. Serena was cute and quirky. Like Adam and Jake, she also had some insecurities she needed to work through. I thought the connection and sex between the three had less steam, but more emotion. I also thought the feel of Adam and Jake’s story was lighter than Sean’s. I enjoyed the little glimpses into the other characters. The more time I spend with Ian and Liam, the more I fall in love with them too. They’re hard, but they have an amazing capacity to love and protect. All of the men in this series are sexy, dark and dangerous, dominant, and frickin hilarious. I absolutely adored the elevator scene. There were so many priceless moments between the characters, like Liam’s hysterical advice to Jake. I found myself enjoying the humor as much as the action and sex. I just cannot get enough of this series.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Raine

    I would give this 3.5 stars. I'm not sure I would go with 4 stars. I felt like I wasn't as immersed in this book as I should've been. I don't think I really was well invested with the characters. Oh, I liked dominant Jake, metro-sexual Adam, and writer Serena, but I don't think their characters involved me as much as the first book. I will be interested in reading the next book with Liam. I'm hoping that I like that one better.

  21. 4 out of 5

    ♂♀♂ Mary's Menage Reviews ♂♂♀

    Just outstanding. This story has the perfect ingredients all around! I LOVED this BDSM menage story and cannot wait to read Lexi Blake next menage! To read my full review: http://marywhispers.blog.com/?p=1038 Just outstanding. This story has the perfect ingredients all around! I LOVED this BDSM menage story and cannot wait to read Lexi Blake next menage! To read my full review: http://marywhispers.blog.com/?p=1038

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dee

    3.5 stars I really liked this, thought it was well written and flowed very easily but I did sort of guess who the baddie is and why - I am not gonna say anymore about that as don't want to spoil it for anyone :))

  23. 5 out of 5

    Talltree

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Menage Romance. The h, an erotic romance author finds she has a stalker - who stalks her on the Internet, sends her hate texts and emails, KOs her car - so she tries to find help. No one believes her, in fact everyone without fail seems to think she's an attention/publicity seeking fake that I'm wondering the h didn't get a persecution complex. She even thinks : “In some ways, finally getting murdered would be a relief. She was totally putting “I Told You So” on her tombstone” Yeah. Not funny. h doe Menage Romance. The h, an erotic romance author finds she has a stalker - who stalks her on the Internet, sends her hate texts and emails, KOs her car - so she tries to find help. No one believes her, in fact everyone without fail seems to think she's an attention/publicity seeking fake that I'm wondering the h didn't get a persecution complex. She even thinks : “In some ways, finally getting murdered would be a relief. She was totally putting “I Told You So” on her tombstone” Yeah. Not funny. h doesn't have the best support system. Her parents have passed on, she lost her friends to her ex in the divorce, she has 2/3 close writer friends who she trusts but noone else. She was so busy trying to establish herself in her career that she didn't date. The ex is also suing her for money now. The book is set in a world where the H's are Doms and frequent BDSM clubs, so they have the Dom-sub equation going on with the h. The h is submissive. In some ways I liked the h, she was a messy artist type, spaced out at a random moments, kept muttering to herself, was always curious about stuff she could use in her novels, had quirky routines that made me laugh and was a softie. She was good at her job and financially successful, so that was admirable. But she was also too soft apologising all the time even when the H's were being asses, on the verge of tears every other minute, one of those h's who say 'Oh, no I won't fall for this guy' and gives in every time because he's sooo hot. She was always putting herself down( in addition to everyone else who was doing the same thing), had body issues. She stayed in a bad marriage for years - and she was ashamed of herself for that, she was ashamed for crying all the time for being weak, for being awkward. Ugh it drove me up the wall. It was NOT pleasant being in her head. When the H's got in her face she backed down every time even when they were being jackasses and even when they were rude, she turned around and was nice to them, she was a people pleaser. At times though she was clear about what she wanted - which was good bcos I was starting to wonder how she survived to grow up to be an adult. When something happens to make the H's think the h did this as a publicity stunt, the h's are brutal to her, insulting and verbally abusive, they almost throw her out of the house naked and twist her wrist in their anger hurting her. And this is the morning after they sleep with the h. They're like “Treat her like that snake....She bites and she’s venomous.” “God, I don’t even want to look at you. I can’t stand the sight of you” “The whole quiet and shy thing is a little boring, sweetheart. You would make a much better slut.” Yet when they get a clue that they might have been wrong they immediately expect her to forgive them. When the h tries to fire them, they don't accept that - which makes me dislike them even more and lose respect for the h. And then they have the nerve to act hurt and distant bcos ' they have to protect their hearts'. [email protected]!$ them!! When this is happening the stalker is burning the h's house down along with all her worldly possessions. Its two days after this and when the h is sad and distant with them the H is 'brutally angry' because they've done everything they can think of to be nice and kind to her and she still hasn't forgiven them. How about giving her some time, you a**hole? The h is stupid after this she lets them get into her head and dominate her. She's all like " I don't know what to do!" and her two best friends of course think the H's are insanely hot and the h should give them another chance. The H's dominate her in the BDSM club, they're really harsh with her administering a heavy painful spanking and withold pleasure and don't even do that aftercare thing. They make her cry - apparently its something they want her to do to show that she cares about them, that she still can be hurt by them. What about the h crying bcos her butt hurts?! And those screw on nipple clamp thingies sound as if they might hurt too? And the h lets them back into her bed bcos "she was weak", " she wanted to be in the moment". Eventually the plot is resolved, the villain turns out to be something of a surprise. There is a HEA; I didn't really care. At that point I wanted to rename the book " Two Lunkheads and their Doormat". 3 stars.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rosebud

    Serena Brooks, aka Amber Rose, is being stalked. Though she has kept her real life name and information a secret someone has found out she's an erotica BDSM menage author. Someone who doesn't appreciate her literary works. Her publisher/agent encourages her to hire McKay/Taggart security, a private high end firm that provides bodyguards and investigation team, to do what the police have been unable and unwilling to do. Adam and Jacob are assigned to provide 24/7 protection for her until the stal Serena Brooks, aka Amber Rose, is being stalked. Though she has kept her real life name and information a secret someone has found out she's an erotica BDSM menage author. Someone who doesn't appreciate her literary works. Her publisher/agent encourages her to hire McKay/Taggart security, a private high end firm that provides bodyguards and investigation team, to do what the police have been unable and unwilling to do. Adam and Jacob are assigned to provide 24/7 protection for her until the stalker is apprehended. It is their job to keep her safe as she writes, does promotional events, and researches for her new BDSM menage book. What a coincidence that they are Dom's at an exclusive BDSM club. I have to say that I absolutely positively loved this book. Right from the start I was drawn into it and was kept on the edge of my seat until the very last page. This book had suspense and a 'who done it' mystery element combined with a hilarious evolving relationship journey that culminated with a major misunderstanding fight that required the climatic menage make up scene (and we all know how good make up sex is right) at the end. No lie. This book was deliciously good not for any specific one thing but because all the elements combined to make this a rare gem of a read.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Love this book so much! I’m a sucker for these three and the plot really keeps me on my toes. 2016: This book was not what I expected. I honestly expected a lot more BDSM sex scenes but it wasn't like that at all. There is a full plot that kept me interested from beginning to the end and this isn't a short book. Yes, there are sex scenes but only like 4 scenes (not too long or too short and I am talking about the scenes). I was so into trying to figure out who Serena's stalker was. I actually gu Love this book so much! I’m a sucker for these three and the plot really keeps me on my toes. 2016: This book was not what I expected. I honestly expected a lot more BDSM sex scenes but it wasn't like that at all. There is a full plot that kept me interested from beginning to the end and this isn't a short book. Yes, there are sex scenes but only like 4 scenes (not too long or too short and I am talking about the scenes). I was so into trying to figure out who Serena's stalker was. I actually guessed correctly from the beginning and I was pretty proud of myself. I don't think the cover really represents the book entirely. There is BDSM but not overwhelmingly so at all, so if you are not so into hardcore BDSM then this book may work for you. I love the main characters, Serena, Adam and Jake but also the entire crew. They work well together despite some thrown punches and some harsh words. I really felt sorry for what Serena has been through. Luckily she has two gorgeous bodyguards who just need a bit of love and a chance. I need to go back and read the first book. Then the third book. Overall, this was a suspenseful read with a wonderful plot, lovely romance and I will definitely look forward to picking up another Lexi Blake novel.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    As reviewed on Read Our Lips: Serena found out that her writing came with a cost, but she never thought it would be this high. Not only did her husband divorce her, now she´s got a stalker that is getting angrier and angrier. And the police doesn´t take this serious. Time for something new, and on to McKay/Taggart´s service. Adam and Jake are used to tag-teaming, both in work and with their love life, so when they´re assigned a bodyguard duty with the gorgeous Serena as client, you´ll know things As reviewed on Read Our Lips: Serena found out that her writing came with a cost, but she never thought it would be this high. Not only did her husband divorce her, now she´s got a stalker that is getting angrier and angrier. And the police doesn´t take this serious. Time for something new, and on to McKay/Taggart´s service. Adam and Jake are used to tag-teaming, both in work and with their love life, so when they´re assigned a bodyguard duty with the gorgeous Serena as client, you´ll know things will heat up. Will Adam be able to keep his hands for him self, and can they convince Selena they´re worth a shot? And is she really as innocent as she keeps saying? Contemporary romance, suspense, action and smutty fluff in a great combo (MFM) Love the description of life as an author in the romance genre =)

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lovingbooks1

    I love the consept of two men, one gentle and one grumpy, if only they had been on the same page all the time, but then again it gave the story a little more reality. The storyline was good and the build up nice and not to slow. This author makes books that have me hanging on even if I still don't have time. The writing style is easygoing and with enough dialogues so I get hooked right away. As an addition there is not any unnecessary descriptions of surroundings, just right to the point. It amaz I love the consept of two men, one gentle and one grumpy, if only they had been on the same page all the time, but then again it gave the story a little more reality. The storyline was good and the build up nice and not to slow. This author makes books that have me hanging on even if I still don't have time. The writing style is easygoing and with enough dialogues so I get hooked right away. As an addition there is not any unnecessary descriptions of surroundings, just right to the point. It amazes me that some authors just don't need unnecessary words to drag me in. The characters are well described and I feel like I get to know them very well. One of the great things about this series is that every book can be read as a standalone but you're presented with some secondary characters that makes you want to know them and their stories better. I'm looking forward to Liam's story. Good 4,5 stars.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

    Another sexy and thrilling book by Lexi Blake. Jacob Dean and Adam Miles are the dream duo. Jacob is the Dom who takes care of the big things, while Adam washes Serena's hair and makes sure she eats regularly. What more can a woman ask for? Serena is the feisty writer being tormented by a stalker. The stalker hasn't physically harmed her, but his actions have caused her to change her life. When Jacob and Adam are assigned to be Serena's bodyguards, Serena is immediately attracted to the two men. Th Another sexy and thrilling book by Lexi Blake. Jacob Dean and Adam Miles are the dream duo. Jacob is the Dom who takes care of the big things, while Adam washes Serena's hair and makes sure she eats regularly. What more can a woman ask for? Serena is the feisty writer being tormented by a stalker. The stalker hasn't physically harmed her, but his actions have caused her to change her life. When Jacob and Adam are assigned to be Serena's bodyguards, Serena is immediately attracted to the two men. The Men with the Golden Cuffs is a great mix of erotic romance and romantic suspense. The suspense plot will keep you guessing while the club scenes will have you drooling. And asking for the Liam's and Ian's books. Yeah...those two are pretty awesome, too.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    DNF 60%

  30. 5 out of 5

    Timeforme

    I normally have a two book rule. I will read two books from an author and if I don't like both of them, I stop buying books by that author. Since I read a one book by Lexi Blake and didn't like it and another that she co-authored that I disliked as well, I wouldn't have purchased this book under normal circumstances. Fact is, I didn't realize the author till I had clicked purchase....and boy am I glad I made that mistake. This book was excellent! Serena stays intelligent the entire way through th I normally have a two book rule. I will read two books from an author and if I don't like both of them, I stop buying books by that author. Since I read a one book by Lexi Blake and didn't like it and another that she co-authored that I disliked as well, I wouldn't have purchased this book under normal circumstances. Fact is, I didn't realize the author till I had clicked purchase....and boy am I glad I made that mistake. This book was excellent! Serena stays intelligent the entire way through the book (one of my major complaints about many romances in general and BDSM romances in particular, is that the female lead so often starts out as an intelligent person and as soon as she becomes involved with the male lead her IQ drops about 50 points)!! She is smart and spunky and when the guys do really stupid stuff she doesn't just say I hate you, and then as soon as they touch her melt....she stays mad for weeks. With the screw up they made, that is exactly what a woman would do. Lexi took that reality and wove it into a romance and made it work. Great job! Adam and Jake show respect for her through the ENTIRE book (my other major complaint specific to many BDSM books is that the male character acts like the female character couldn't make a good decision on her own if her life depended on it and only give lip service to respecting her)!!! They introduce Serena to a real club (she has been writing fantasies without actual experience till she met them) and while they are definitely the Doms, it is obvious throughout the scenes that they care for and respect her. They show that the entire purpose of the BDSM scene is to give pleasure to both people (which should be a duh thing but based on some of the stuff I've read, isn't) so again, Kudos to Lexi for doing this well. The suspense/mystery bad guy(s) had me fooled. So I actually got the "whose the bad guy" book I was hoping to read!!!! I hate it when I know who the bad guy is by the second or third chapter of a book. If you are going to do a suspense/mystery, you need to have a deft hand and this was a well done mystery. I half way figured out one third of the mystery but the other two thirds took me by surprise. So again excellent job! I guess I need to revisit my two book rule and maybe make it a three book rule (if the story blurb is really interesting...or something)???

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