Also in this series: The Dom Who Loved Me
Series: Masters and Mercenaries #2
Published by DLZ Entertainment on May 26th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, BDSM
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Books N'Tunes Reading Challenge 2017
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…
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…
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.
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.
I really like the colors used in this one, the purple and gold just go so well together.
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