Lexi Blake’s Reading Order For The Masters and Mercenaries Series (Including Spinoffs, Novellas, and other works related to the world)

Masters and Mercenaries by Lexi Blake Reading Order

Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries is a long-running erotic romantic suspense series that features BDSM and action. These books are incredibly addictive as they are action-packed fast-paced reads. Back in 2017, I spent a month just reading this series back to back.  

The Masters and Mercercenaries series can be read as a standalone. However, I strongly suggest you read the books in order as you will get the most out of the ongoing story ARC and will enjoy seeing the recurring characters. Each book builds on the other. 

To save you the time to look for each book, I have compiled a master list of all (52) books in the series that you can start reading now. In addition, I have included three other Lexi Blake series where characters from the Master’s and Mercenaries’ worlds make a cameo.

About Master’s and Mercenaries series:

The world is primarily set in Dallas, TX, in the offices of McKay Taggart, a security company comprised of many bodyguards. Ian McKay also co-owns Sanctum, a BDSM club where many members in Masters and Mercenaries partake to blow off steam.

The best way to describe this story is romantic suspense, as the hero or heroine is busy catching up with the bad guys while spending their nights partaking in the BDSM  world.

Lexi Blake Author Interviews:

Lexi Blake has been a two-time guest in the What to Read Next Podcast. In 2018, we chatted deeply about the Masters and Mercenaries universe. Click here to listen to the 2018 Author Interview with Lexi Blake. Four years later, Lexi returned to the show as she was promoting her Bayou series, and in this chat, we also talked about Masters and Mercenaries and what the characters have been up to in 2022. Click here to listen to the 2022 Author Interview with Lexi Blake.

How many books are in the Masters and Mercenaries series?

There are a total of 52 books and novellas in the series. Here is a breakdown of the series: 

  • The main series, Masters and Mercenaries, has 16 books.

  • The Forgotten has five books.

  • The Reloaded has five books 

  • The Crossover Collection has six books 

  • The Topped spinoff (Restaurant) has six books

  • Sanctum Nights has 14 books,

In addition, Lexi has written character cameos from various Masters and Mercenaries characters in the following three series: 

  • Lawless, which is a three-book series. 

  • Courting Justice is a two-book series. 

  • Butterfly Bayou Series, which is an ongoing series of 6 books. This is a small-town romance with no romantic suspense or BDSM elements in this series.

Masters and Mercenaries Reading Order List:

  1. The Dom Who Loved Me by Lexi Blake (2011)

  2. The Men with the Golden Cuffs by Lexi Blake (2012)

  3. A Dom is Forever by Lexi Blake (2012) 

  4. On Her Master’s Secret Service by Lexi Blake (2013)

  5. Sanctum (A Novella) by Lexi Blake  (2013)

  6. Love and Let Die by Lexi Blake (2013)

  7. Unconditional (A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2014)

  8. Dungeon Royale by Lexi Blake (2014)

  9. Dungeon Games (A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2014)

  10. A View to a Thrill by Lexi Blake (2014)

  11. Cherished (A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2014)

  12. You Only Love Twice by Lexi Blake  (2015)

  13. Sweet Child O’ Mine by Lexi Blake (2015- FREEBIE)

  14. Luscious by Lexi Blake (2015)

  15. Adored (A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2015)

  16. Master No by Lexi Blake  (2015)

  17. Just One Taste by Lexi Blake (2015)

  18. From Sanctum with Love  (2016)

  19. Devoted (A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2016) 

  20. Dominance Never Dies by Lexi Blake (2016)

  21. Submission is Not Enough by Lexi Blake (2016)

  22. Master Bits & Mercenary Bites by Lexi Blake and Suzanne M Johnson (2016)

  23. Perfectly Paired by Lexi Blake (2016)

  24. For His Eyes Only by Lexi Blake (2017)

  25. Arranged (A Novella) by Lexi Blake  (2017)

  26. Love Another Day by Lexi Blake  (2017)

  27. Master Bits & Mercenary Bites~Girls Night by Lexi Blake and Suzanne Johnson  (2017)

  28. At Your Service by Lexi Blake (2017)

  29. Nobody Does It Better by Lexi Blake  (2018)

  30. Close Cover by Lexi Blake (2018)

  31. Justify Me (A Stark/Masters and Mercenaries Novella) by J. Kenner (2018)

  32. His to Protect (A Bodyguard Bad Boys/Masters and Mercenaries Novella)  by Carly Phillips  (2018)

  33. Say You Won’t Let Go (A Return to Me/Masters and Mercenaries Novella) by Corinne Michaels (2018)

  34. Rescuing Sadie (A Delta Force Heroes/Masters and Mercernaries Novella) by Susan Stoker (2018)

  35. The Guardian Angel (A Demonica Underworld/Masters and Mercenaries Novella)  by Larissa Ione (2018)

  36. Protected (A Novella)  by Lexi Blake (2018)

  37. Lost Hearts (Memento Mori)  by Lexi Blake (2018)

  38. Lost and Found by Lexi Blake (2019)

  39. Enchanted:(A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2018)

  40. Lost in You by Lexi Blake (2019)

  41. Oleg Federov’s Third Chance by Lexi Blake (2020)

  42. Long Lost by Lexi Blake (2020)

  43. Charmed (A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2020)

  44. No Love Lost by Lexi Blake  (2020)

  45. Taggart Family Values (A Novella) by Lexi Blake  (2021)

  46. Submission Impossible by Lexi Blake (2021)

  47. Treasured (A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2021)

  48. The Dom Identity by Lexi Blake (2021)

  49. The Man from Sanctum by Lexi Blake (2022)

  50. Delighted (A Novella) by Lexi Blake (2022)

  51. No Time to Lie by Lexi Blake (2022)

  52. The Dom Who Came from the Cold by Lexi Blake (2023)


The following three series are part of the Lexi Blake universe, and characters from the Masters and Mercenaries may make a cameo.

Lawless Series:

Courting Justice

Evidence of Desire by Lexi Blake  (2018)

Order of Protection by Lexi Blake (2019)

Butterfly Bayou Series

This is a small-town romance set in the Bayou. If you read Close Cover, you will see this town prominently featured, and it can be a bridge book to this series. There are no elements of erotic romantic suspense or BDSM in these books:

Masters and Mercenaries Reading Order List

Have you read The Masters and Mercernaries series? If so, what is your favorite book in the series?

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