Bulldog: Mercenary Masters #3

How did I miss reading this before? This couple are almost too hot to handle. The chemistry between them is off the charts. I’m really looking forward to reading more!

The Reluctant Retiree

She wears the collar because she is his. She is his because her body knew its master.
The moment Olivia Miles resorted to fighting dirty in a fencing match, Lord Nigel Pederson decided to teach her a shameful lesson, but as her quivering bottom reddened under his punishing hand the arousal pooling between her thighs made it clear she needs to be mastered completely.
She will wear his collar, obey his every command, and await his permission to speak, and she will be sent to bed each night even more sore and thoroughly used than she was the night before.
She is his now, and he is going to leave her in no doubt of it.

The Reviews

Beverly Ann McCall
3.0 out of 5 stars Bulldog (Mercenary Masters #3)
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 14, 2022
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Bulldog is the third book in third book in Delta James’ Mercenary Masters series. In this book she focuses on Lord Nigel “Bulldog” Pederson and Olivia Miles. Bulldog is a member of Home Office as well as a titled gentleman. He is an alpha male and a Dom, just like the other male leads in this series. Due to his professional and personal responsibilities Bulldog and the men of Cerberus have a strong bond. Olivia is an American with a great talent for languages, thus, making her an excellent U.N. translator. She is also a friend of Jordon’s. Aware of Nigel’s skill in fencing, Olivia orchestrated a match. Playing dirty, she beats him and disappears. Destiny brings them together at JJ’s BDSM club. Olivia’s intention is to enjoy a one-nightstand. However, Destiny has other plans when she is soon the target of an assassination plot. Nigel is determined to keep her safe and to make this beautiful, obstinate, clever, and brave woman his. Neither can escape the magnetic and intense attraction to the other. He solicits Fritzwallace’s help. Will they be successful in keeping her safe? Is it possible for two strong-willed and focus individuals find love? You must read this book to discover their path.

As in the other books in this series, readers will find explicit descriptions of sexual scenes. Initially as I started this series, I found myself with a few reservations particularly with the some of the BDSM sexual scenes. However, to Ms. James’ credit, her book blurb does refer to this as a rough romance, thus providing her readers with an option of choice. You may wonder why I continued reading this book? I was intrigued with her writing style and the suspense prong of her dual-prong plot. Her mastery at the literary devices of characterization, dual POV, dialog, and descriptive language allowed me to look passed the BDSM scenes and focus on the interplay between the characters. Once again, Ms. James did not disappoint me with her great storytelling. At the end of this book, I am determined to finish the series.
Barbara R
4.0 out of 5 stars Saving Olivia
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 15, 2022
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Olivia's friend stumbled onto something dangerous and put her in danger too. Nigel is a Dom who's decided he wants submissive Olivia for keeps. She struggles with submitting to him and earns a lot of spankings. As he helps protect her, she realizes she wants his dominance, but she'll have to survive the threat against her. Plenty of stinging heat.
Reading Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Spankings, Murders, and Mystery, Oh My! 🔪💣💉
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 12, 2021
I absolutely loved this book. Delta drew me in on the first chapter and I could not put it down. This is book three of 'Mercenary Masters', and now my favorite of the series. Nigel and Olivia meet when paired up at an underground fencing match. Olivia wins the match by dirty tactics but underground fencing has few rules so Nigel accepts the defeat. Nigel is interested in the stunning Olivia but she refuses his advances thinking that he is too white bread for herself. Olivia plans on spending time with her friend JJ and enjoying JJ's BDSM club. She likes getting into sub space to let off steam and asked JJ to set up a club Dom for her. Nigel works in British Intelligence and sets up a surprise for Olivia at his friend's club. Olivia soon discovers that her Dom for the evening is non other than Nigel. Everything seems to be working out until the aftercare is to be administered. Olivia panics at the closeness and intimacy being offered by Nigel and uses her safe word to escape the situation. Olivia then finds herself in a jam when the friend she was to meet the next morning is murdered at the restaurant. Nigel offers Olivia protection and is advantageous In helping her to not being held as a suspect in the murder. In exchange for his offer, Nigel comes up with a new contract and terms for their soon to be relationship. Olivia is attracted and interested in Nigel and accepts all his help and guidance. What follows is a fast paced story filled with intrigue, mystery, romance and suspense. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next book in the series. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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