Series: Masters of Ménage #6
on April 15, 2014
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Menage, Suspense
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Three determined bosses…
Tate Baxter, Eric Cohen, and Kellan Kent are partners for one of the most respected law practices in Chicago. But these three masters of the courtroom also share a partnership in the bedroom, fulfilling the darkest needs of their female submissives night after night. Everything was fine—until they hired Annabelle Wright as their administrative assistant.
One beautiful secretary…
Belle felt sure she’d hit the jackpot with her job, but in the last year, the three gorgeous attorneys have become far more than her bosses. They’re her friends, her protectors, and in Belle’s dreams, they’re her lovers, too. But she’s given her heart to them all, so how can she choose just one?
An unforgettable night…
When her bosses escort her to a wedding, drinks and dancing turn into foreplay and fantasy. Between heated kisses, Belle admits her innocence. Surprise becomes contention and tempers flare. Heartbroken and unwilling to drive them apart, Belle leaves the firm and flees to New Orleans.
That leads to danger.
Resolved to restore her late grandmother’s home, she hopes she can move on without the men. Then Kellan, Tate, and Eric show up at her doorstep, seeking another chance. But something sinister is at work in the Crescent City and its sights are set on her. Before the trio can claim Annabelle for good, they just might have to save her life.
So, I have come to the conclusion that Shayla Black and Lexi Blake can do no wrong. Writing together, or writing separately, these two are a freakin’ powerhouse! They constantly give us stories that are emotionally charged, and deliciously erotic. The Masters of Ménage Series is a series that will never disappoint. It’s a series that will keep you on your toes, and keep you fascinated the whole way through. Their Virgin Secretary is no exception to these facts. It was chock full of dialogue that will have you grinning from ear to ear, and sexual tension so high that it will have you contemplating a VERY cold shower.
All you pretty much have to know is that this book contains THREE very successful, very sexy, and VERY demanding lawyers. They all have been pining after their secretary/executive assistant/office manager ever since they laid eyes on her. Never making a move, only taking care of her in the background, they finally agree that it is time to take what’s theirs. When everything seems to be going as planned, a secret is revealed that has the power to change everything.
❝You’re our lovely Belle. Period.❞
Ok, there are a lot of parties involved in this ménage, so let’s break it down and learn a little about each character shall we?
First up, we have our heroine Belle, or ‘Annabelle’ when a certain Dom is putting his foot down. Belle is one of those people you would trust with all your secrets. She would be a perfect ‘best friend.’ She’s caring, loving, and full of devotion. She will never let you down, and always be there when you need her. She has touched each of her bosses lives and made it better somehow. Belle has spent a year falling in love with her bosses, but it will never be anything more. They have yet to make a move on her, and she deserves better. She wants something more out of life. She has dreams that she wants to go after, and she can’t fulfill these dreams while she is stuck in a law office, falling deeper in love with these stubborn men.
We have a lot of HEROES to get through, so let’s get started…
First up, we have my favorite (shhh..don’t tell the others) Tate Baxter. Tate is the lovable, honest, ‘nerd turned hottie.’ You will never know what will come out of that man’s mouth. He is so random and so hilarious, that I had tears coming out of my eyes from laughing so damn hard. After having a rough go of it growing up, always trying to live up to impossible expectations, he met Eric Cohen, and they helped each other become the incredible men they are today. After the first couple of chapters, you will be pleasantly surprised that this genius has a very dirty mouth, and it is SEXY AS HELL! Here, I will give you a little taste:
❝She already has my heart. I would like for her to take my penis too. Is that so much to ask?❞
Next, we have Eric Cohen. He was your typical jock growing up. He had a father with way to high expectations, and with every screw up, he heard about it, over and over again. After meeting Tate and having him help with his studies, he found out that he was so much smarter than he thought he could ever be. Tate helped him realize this, and it has made their friendship and bond that much stronger. Eric is the soother, the sweet-talker of the three, but he still holds so much inside. After getting to know Eric a little more, I came to the conclusion that he is the glue that holds the trio together.
❝You should be far more focused on all the pleasurably dirty things I plan to do to you. Want me to tell you about it?❞
And last, but certainly not least (or he will spank me) we have Kellan Kent, the Dom to end all Doms. He is so incredibly sexy, and so incredibly frustrating, it drove me crazy through the entire story. He is the one with a past that could destroy everything. Being burned by his ex-wife AND his family in the worst possible way, he has lost all hope in love and relationships. With that being said, Marriage is a VERY hard limit for Kellan. There is no question that he wants Belle. There is no question that he wants what’s best for his brothers. He knows that Tate and Eric want to make Belle all of theirs ASAP, but he is not ready, and he doesn’t know if he will every be. Sure, he can be there to lend a palm or his cock every once in a while, but he doesn’t think he is what Belle needs. See what I mean about the frustrating part 🙂
As you can see, Their Virgin Secretary is not short on amazing, beautiful, complex characters that will make you swoon, AND make you pull your hair out. These characters have parts of them that are broken, and are just looking at trying to find a way where everyone can be whole again. There will be struggles, there will be hesitations, but deep down all they need is the love and devotion of one another to start the healing process.
In conclusion, Their Virgin Secretary AND the entire series is a MUST READ for me. I devoured this book in one sitting, laughing, crying, and swearing along the way. This is Romantic Suspense at it’s best. There is no doubt in my mind, that you will not fall in love with these characters. There is no doubt in my mind that if you aren’t currently a fan, you will become one….for life. It’s stories like these, that made me fall in love with the genre.
“Belle, what exactly are you asking for?”
She bowed her head slightly, as if she wasn’t quite sure she could or should answer. “I want you all to be with me.”
That wasn’t a precise answer. They couldn’t move forward until he knew the truth.
Kellan’s eyes narrowed. Obviously, he wasn’t happy with her reply either. “You don’t have to sleep alone, Belle. We’ll all get pallets made up. One of us will sleep in the bed with you, if you want. Or we can stay up and talk, take your mind off your fears until you’re ready for a good night’s sleep.”
“That sounds horrible,” Tate complained.
Eric saw Kellan’s tactic immediately, and was glad the two of them were on the same page with making Belle state her wants explicitly.
“But you’ll survive, Tate,” Eric promised, sending him a glare that demanded he get on board.
With a long, unhappy sigh, his big buddy put her down.
If Belle wanted to be held or kissed…or more, she would have to ask for it. Eric wouldn’t take advantage of her vulnerability or give her any reason to wake up tomorrow and blame them for whatever happened.
Eric led an oddly quiet Belle toward his room on the second floor. Tate followed. Kell said he’d gather extra bedding and meet them back in the bedroom. Still she didn’t speak up. Either she’d meant what she’d said literally and they were in for a hard night, or she was being a coward. He hoped they had some ibuprofen in the house for the inevitable backache he would have tomorrow. Nothing would relieve the ache in his cock. He doubted he would get a minute’s sleep knowing Belle was so close and he couldn’t have her.
When he led Belle into the bedroom, Tate prowled in as well, frowning with all the happiness of a thundercloud.
Eric put a hand on his best friend’s chest, stopping him. “Don’t look at me like I took your favorite toy away.”
“You totally did. I didn’t even get to play with it.”
Sometimes he was far too literal. “What has Kellan been trying to teach us?”
Tate sighed. They’d been going to BDSM clubs with Kell for years, but had only recently gotten serious about topping when they realized Belle would likely be submissive in the bedroom. What they’d learned since was about far more than what flogger to use. Instead, Kellan had tried to teach them the value of communication.
“Damn it. Why can’t we just fuck?” Tate put a hand up. “Don’t say anything. I know the answer. If she wants sex, she needs to ask for it.”
Kellan came in and dropped an armful of bedding on the floor, then slapped Tate on the back. “Ah, he learns.”
“He learns that he’s likely going to remain horny and lonely. Sometimes, D/s sucks.” Tate grumbled. “Vanilla guys just get to fall on the woman they want and enjoy her.”
“You’ll be fine,” Eric assured, then turned to Kellan. “But you realize we’ll have to listen to him complain about his penis all day tomorrow.”
Kell snorted. “Probably so, but it wouldn’t be the first time.”
“It will be the loudest,” Tate promised. “Belle, baby…just tell them what you mean and put me out of my misery.”
“Don’t push her if she’s not ready,” Kellan growled. “I’ll sleep in front of the door. She’ll feel better that way.”
“No, she won’t.” Belle protested, looking frustrated. “I want you with us, Kellan, for however long we have. And I think it’s embarrassing and slightly mean that you’re going to make me admit what I want out loud. It would be easier if you would just toss me on the bed and attack me.”
Eric’s heart skipped a beat because there was no way to mistake those words. He stepped forward and crowded her, his cock coming to attention the minute he realized tonight might not end in sleep after all.
“Belle, I want you,” Eric murmured. “I’m not going to lie about it or prevaricate. So I’m going to put all my cards on the table. I want everything you have to give me. I want to share you with Tate and Kellan. I want to top you. I want to be one of your Masters. If you can’t admit what you want, then it would be best if we just watched over you tonight.”
Kellan slid his fingers over the delicate slope of her jaw. “We really will wait for you to be comfortable and ready. We won’t repeat our mistakes. We took things much too fast. We didn’t talk.”
“I think I talked too much,” Belle said. “I wish I hadn’t said anything at all.”
Eric forced her to look into his eyes. She needed to understand a few truths. “You should be very happy you did. We would have known the minute one of us got inside you, and there would have been hell to pay for keeping that secret from us. We could have hurt you Belle.”
“I’ve heard it’s going to hurt no matter what,” she argued.
She was just begging for a spanking. Previously, she’d only taken Kellan’s discipline, but Eric itched to take her over his knee, too.
“It’s time to explain how this is going to work. Then you can decide whether you want to proceed.”
He heard Tate groan, but then the big fucker was already out of his clothes. Stripping in record time around Belle seemed to be one of his new talents.
Belle turned, stopping to stare at Tate and his massive cock. Eric decided to make it a teaching moment.
“Do you see how eager he is? If we don’t properly prepare you, that monster will tear you up.”
Tate frowned and palmed his cock. “It’s not a monster. That’s totally rude. And it’s going to be so sweet to you, Belle. Sorry. I thought we were getting to the good stuff. Should I get dressed again?”
Kellan sighed and sat on the small chaise across from the bed. “Don’t bother. Belle, I’m here to help. You understand I can’t commit the way they can. I would like to offer my services as a Dom to help them introduce you to the lifestyle. I think you’ll find comfort and pleasure in it. Will you allow me to assist?”
She finally took her eyes off Tate’s dick and faced him. “Yes. Kinley has made BDSM sound fabulous, and this is the way I suspect we’ll all enjoy it most. So I want to experiment.”
Eric didn’t like the thought of being her guinea pig, but he understood. She’d been burned by them. She still clung to her pride and tried to hang onto her heart, but he would make her understand she didn’t need to. He would strip away all the walls and barriers she put up because he didn’t intend for anything to come between them again.
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