Finding Master RightSeries: Masters Unleashed #1
by Sparrow Beckett
Published by Penguin, Intermix on July 21st 2015
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Erotica
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Dominant, crop-wielding men are all Kate dreams about, but how far is she willing to go? Kate wants a man who will take charge—she just needs to find the right guy. Fortunately, her friend is throwing a kinky Halloween party with a guest list loaded with sexy, available men. That’s where she meets Banner.
Dark and intense, Banner’s not just a Dominant, he’s a Master looking for a slave. Kate isn’t interested in something that extreme, but when he offers to help her find the perfect Dom, while training her to be a flawless submissive, she’s glad to have a matchmaker and protector.
Banner knows they’re not compatible, yet something about Kate is impossible to resist. Once he finds her the right Dom, will he be able let her go?
I’m not the most “read” person when it comes to BDSM or Dom/Sub themed books. My experience is predominately with Cherise Sinclair’s Masters of Shadowlands series. I mention this so you know where I’m coming from for my review, kind of like my “street creds”.
The thing about the books I’ve read so far is that the Dom is always in control (duh) and it’s always the sub playing catch-up, in other words, working through personal issues and “maturing”. But I haven’t read anything yet where we saw more into the Dom’s point of view and backstory…. until now. And I really enjoyed this fresh spin on a relationship and the romance!
“Finding Master Right” is the perfect name for this book. So clever it sums up the book in more ways than one. If I flat out explained it to you, I might spoil the fun. I’m almost regretting even pointing it out… almost.
The start of the book and it’s setting seemed to me a bit awkward in how it read and how it introduced Kate, our protagonist who’s looking for the perfect match in a boyfriend. Once I understood what was going on and got past that, I loved, loved, LOVED the story!!! I’m completely looking past the awkwardness in my rating because I adored the story that much.
Told in dual POV which worked perfectly for the story, we see that Kate wants Banner and Banner wants Kate but they BOTH think they can’t be together. They each have their reasons for thinking why they are incompatible. It’s not even that… UGH! I can’t put into words how interesting the crux of the dilemma is. The journey to their HEA was so awesome. I had no idea how we were even going to get there.
This really isn’t you’re typical tie-em-up romp. There’s fantastic background characters in the best friends, there’s a ton of humor, and there’s even some serious family love.
Oh, and there’s sex, too.
Have you seen the cover? That’s why I picked this one up! I am so glad I did, too. Banner is exactly what that guy on the cover looks like. Think suits over tats (wipes drool off face).
Now that I’ve completely embarrassed myself with my non-review, I will go on to say that the authors (there’s two of them!) are excellent writers. I thought the pace, structure, and all the grammar non-sense was spot-on, even for an ARC.
I can recommend this one for those of you who might be shy about BDSM. This book is not too heavy on the culture. Well, it is and it isn’t (again, I might give something away, sorry). I personally think it gives a good look in without being too scary.
Now, where is that Ambrose with his beer-logo swim trunks? I need his story NOW!