Thursday, 4 February 2016

Review - The Master by Tara Sue Me

Title: The Master
Series: Submissive #7
Author: Tara Sue Me
Release Date: February 2, 2016

Tara Sue Me’s New York Times bestselling Submissive series continues with a delicious new story that explores the thin line between pleasure and pain. . . .

She’s ready to try again. . . .

Sasha Blake is scarred from a BDSM session gone wrong, but she can’t deny how much a strong Master turns her on. Determined to overcome her fears and rejoin the Partners in Play community, she asks Abby and Nathaniel West to set her up with a Dom who can help her feel safe again as a sub. They know the very experienced Cole is exactly the kind of man who can push all of Sasha’s buttons—and she soon wants to go much faster than she had planned. . . .

Cole knows that Sasha is not the kind of submissive he needs. He wants someone who will serve him 24-7, not a part-time partner. Still, the further they go into their play, the more Cole begins to wish he could make Sasha his all the time. . . .

When forbidden desires turn into scorching action, Sasha and Cole come face-to-face with their demons—and realize their scorching relationship might be too dangerous to last. . .

Holy hell, I ruined my panties. Well, maybe that a stretch but they sure as hell are not the same after this book!

So, this is the book about Sasha and Cole! And holy mother of play parties, it was smoking hot! 

Sasha in the past had a Dom that overstepped the line and hurt her, badly. She must train with another Dom is she wants to return to playing, and the group chose Cole. 

Cole has always had an eye for Sasha, and with the new training he will be working with her more. Will he be able to keep things non-sexual as the other members have asked? 

I don’t want to go too much into the story because even some of the smallest details are important and I really don’t want to ruin anything. But I will say I want a Cole for myself. Especially one carrying bags of dirt, all sweaty and muscly. Mmmmm. 

This story is not only about learning to trust again, but also learning to rebuild yourself and gain the confidence others so easily destroy. Throw in some really steamy scenes and you have the perfect cocktail. Throw on a battery garnish and it’s perfect! 
~ Review by Devlynn

God, I’ve been dying to read Sasha and Cole’s story and holy hell, The Master does NOT disappoint!

Sasha Blake is ready to re-enter the BDSM world. She’s scarred both mentally and physically from a session gone wrong, but she’s willing and ready to try again. Try with a much stronger Master—one that can retrain her submissive side and overcome her fears, make her feel safe in her submission.

The senior leaders of the Partners in Play community have discussed Sasha and her retraining needs. It’s been decided that Master Cole will lead her retraining sessions because the mind is the biggest sex organ—and Cole is a master at mindfuckery. He’s also a very experienced Dom and just what Sasha needs to move forward.

But what happens when the training moves quicker than Cole or Sasha imagined. Sasha’s comfort level and trust in Cole is quickly realized and she’s now pushing all of his buttons. But Cole has specific needs, wants, and desires—including having a slave that will serve him 24/7. While Sasha is willing to experiment, is Cole able to keep things at a training level or will their relationship expand into something more…?

Wow, I need a moment to cool down from this very hot and sexy read. The relationship between a Dominant and submissive is all about trust. Trust that their emotions, safety and sexuality will be taken care of at the most intimate of levels. Sasha has been with a horrific Dom—one that didn’t practice those rules. Now, Cole is helping her find her way back to the lifestyle through his dominance, command, touch, and control, and Sasha is reveling in it! She’s almost back to her old self with Cole’s ministrations. 

But not everyone is convinced that this D/s training relationship is a good thing—Sasha’s very overprotective friends Julie and Dena and their Dominants are some of them. Their care and concern got to be a bit overbearing at times—I found myself wanting to tell a couple of them to mind their own damn business. But through it all is the constant of Cole and Sasha. I love them as a couple—they’ve both been through some very trying events and it’s time they found their own happiness. 
~ Review by Missy

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. Twenty years later, after penning several traditional romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started work on The Submissive, and soon followed that with The Dominant, The Training, Seduced by Fire, The Enticement, and The Exhibitionist. Originally published online, the series has become a huge hit with readers around the world, and has been read and reread millions of times.

Tara kept her identity and her writing life secret, not even telling her husband what she was working on. To this day, only a handful of people know the truth (though she has told her husband). They live together in the southeastern United States with their two children.

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