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Series: Masters Unleashed #2
Also in this series: Finding Master Right, To Have and To Master
Genres: Erotica, Romance, BDSM, Fiction
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Also by this author: Finding Master Right, To Have and To Master, Stealing His Thunder
Known as a brat in the kink community, Everly can intimidate even the most experienced Dom. Then she meets Ambrose, a dominant who finds her ways amusing. Not only does he charm the pants off her, he makes her crave his mastery.
After being abandoned by his submissive, Ambrose has avoided any serious connections—until he meets Everly, who refuses to be ignored. But just when he thinks he’s found the perfect sub, he finds out she’s an anti-poverty activist with harsh opinions about the rich. Telling her he’s wealthy will ruin everything, but he can’t collar her with a huge lie hanging over them.
Will the best thing that’s ever happened to him walk away when she finds out the truth?
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
I am so, so happy I was able to read this book early. After reading Finding Master Right, I was desperate to read Playing Hard to Master — I wanted Ambrose and waiting was torturous. Makes me wonder if the author(s) might be a bit on the sadistic side. Everything about this book made my inner book whore happy. From a deliciously sexy storyline to the fantastically developed characters, I couldn’t ask for more.
I fell in love with Ambrose in book one; he is a loyal friend and a patient Master. He proved that repeatedly throughout Banner and Kate’s story, those qualities became essential to his relationship with Everly.
She is a brat, big time. After many failed attempts to find a Dominant to play with, she was convinced that she wasn’t going to find someone that could earn her submission. I really felt for Everly, it is hard for a vanilla woman to find a perfect match, add in the kink and it is nearly impossible. She has such passion for everything in her life. The way she protected her community and spoke up for people that didn’t have a voice added a lot of depth to her character.
She was starting to think that falling for someone wasn’t so bad. Sure, she felt a little out of control, but maybe that’s what love was. Free-falling and hoping someone would be there to catch you.
Watching Ambrose and Everly interact and grow as a couple really melted my heart. He earned every bit of submission she gave him and never stopped challenging her. Even when he was Mastering her, he respected her inner brat and never once tried to break her. Swoon worthy for sure. There are several challenges that pop up for them, but the growth of the individual characters as well as them as a couple shined through. Not only is this book about coming together as a Master/slave, but as a man and woman who have fierce loyalties and depth of emotion that swept me away.
“You’re too fucking perfect. I need to be inside you. Now, I can’t wait anymore.”
Lord have mercy, Playing Hard to Master is an erotic masterpiece. I read a lot of erotica, BDSM books are one of my favorite sub-genres, this series knocks it out of the park. Ambrose is Master in every sense of the word.
“Please, sir! Please fuck me. I’ll be a good girl or a bad girl or a fucking cantaloupe. Anything you want, just don’t make me wait!”
Sparrow Beckett has a masterful way of writing erotica that leaves you panting and begging for more. I predicted with book one that this would prove to be one of the hottest series of 2015 — I still stand behind this prediction. I can’t wait for Konstantin’s book!
Five Plus Stars for storyline and Five Plus Drenched Panties.
“You’re my toy, so that means we’ll play my games.”