All’s Fair in Love and Mastery
Here’s the situation, Grant Ellis co-owns an adult club called Catacombs, and works very hard to avoid his former best friend, Arabella Dexter. Dex is still left puzzled by the fact that one hot night changed everything, ended the friendship that she had once treasured so much with Grant. Yes, she refused to wear his collar but should that have changed their relationship and the man himself so much? Dex isn’t looking for a commitment. Grant has turned into a class-A jerk since she refused him. The worst part? He’s the only man she’s ever really craved on an all-encompassing level.
Dex is about to give up when he makes her an offer. He invites her to visit his new resort on remote Canadian island and Dex willingly agrees. Anything to try and salvage the friendship she misses. A week in the wilderness alone with Grant to explore all the boundaries of the relationship. Will the flames of lust consume them?
While I am a fan of all types of romance, including BDSM, this book wasn’t exactly what I expected. The sex you expect from this title is definitely there and it’s very well written. It’s not, however, the star of the book. The incredible exploration of these two characters, their fears, and feelings, were blending into a tale that was impossible to put down. Dex was a great character though I lost patience with her more than a couple of times and Grant? He was incredible. I’d love to see more heroes that well crafted. Both characters were so stubborn, there were a couple of times I had to wonder if it would all get resolved at all.
The story was was simple, the pacing was perfect, the characterization, dialogue — all of it — was on point. I finished the story after 4 AM one morning thoroughly pleased with the resolution — and emotionally exhausted. The authors outdid themselves here and I personally plant to go back and read the first four books in the Masters Unleashed series. I read this fifth entry in the series with no issues at all from not having read them. But I’m really looking forward to reading them now. And you should give them a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Reviewer: Jamie K.