Review: To Have and To Master by Sparrow Beckett

Posted January 23, 2016 in Review / 3 Comments

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Review: To Have and To Master by Sparrow Beckett

To Have and To Master

Series: Masters Unleashed #3
by Sparrow Beckett
Published by Penguin, Intermix on January 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC

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.

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Konstantin, a powerful Dominant, is used to fast living and wanton submissives. But after years of his grandmother haranguing him to marry, he agrees to meet a girl from her rural Russian village. Naturally submissive, Varushka turns out to be everything Konstantin wants in a woman.

At first her innocence is disturbing, but her enthusiasm for life captivates him. When their relationship becomes a mutual seduction, Konstantin introduces Varushka to wicked pleasures she never imagined. His attentive care wins her absolute devotion. However, when Varushka’s father finds out about Konstantin’s past, he whisks her back home to Russia.

Will Konstantin fight to reclaim her, or will his guilt convince him to relinquish the only woman he’s ever loved?

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The third book in Sparrow Beckett’s Master’s Unleashed series is just out and it features the enigmatic, dark, private Russian, Konstantin.  This man happily shared his girlfriends (yep, plural) with his best friends when the crisis called for it but times are a changing for him.  He’s settling down and taking a wife… taking her literally from Russia and bringing her to America.

He’s been talking about doing this during the last two books and I couldn’t figure out why a guy like Konstantin would want to settle down with a nice, innocent girl from his small village back in Russia.  But apparently Kontantin values his “baba’s” (grandmother) opinion greatly and he wants to make her happy by agreeing to a marriage match.  And Baba has the “perfect” girl picked out for him (make sure you add a ton of sarcasm to that statement when you read it).

Varushka is a devout Russian Orthodox, is 21 years old with the body of 16 year old, has never kissed a boy, and she believes there is no reason why anyone would want to put their mouth down there.

At first, I was having a real problem with how Konstantin was going about introducing Varushka to intimacy because dang it, she knew nothing beyond a hug.  And to be thrust face first into a dungeon and to see what she was seeing?  How about some vanilla ice cream first before you try Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough?

But as the story went on, I could see what was happening and by the end, I was so happy and surprised by how everything resolved.  I’m trying REAL hard not to give anything away, I really am!!  Let’s just say that I was personally okay with how these two outwardly different personalities got together.

The team of Sparrow Beckett are fantastically solid writers.  The pacing is great in this book, the characters have fabulous personalities, and I adore the authors’ sense of humor.  I think my favorite scenes are between Konstantin and his baba.  Apparently Konstantin was delivered to the family by storks…  🙂

Now, about that teaser to a new book at the end of this one…  when and where???

 

About Sparrow Beckett

Sparrow Beckett

Sparrow (right) and Beckett (left) have been great friends and co-writers for a long time. After signing with their agent, Nicole, from the Seymour Agency, they got a contract with Penguin for their BDSM series, Masters Unleashed. Bringing their own experience into the stories gives it authenticity, heart, and a lot of humor.

 

Kristin

About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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3 responses to “Review: To Have and To Master by Sparrow Beckett

  1. ” How about some vanilla ice cream first before you try Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough?”

    Hahaha .. love how you even linked to the ice cream. Oh this sounds delicious. Characters like Varushka can easily bug me unless the authors do it just right.
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