Angy’s Review: The Master by Tara Sue Me

Posted February 2, 2016 by angypotter in Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books, Collage, Release day / 0 Comments

Angy’s Review: The Master by Tara Sue MeThe Master by Tara Sue Me
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Published by NAL on February 2nd 2016
Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Romance
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Source: NetGalley, Rock Star PR

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. . .

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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Book Review: 5 stars

I’m amazed with how Tara Sue Me always takes a new level with the BDSM in her books. The Master left me with my mouth drop open half of the book, I’m not usually shocked by the BDSM practices, I mean, I’m always curious about it after I finished reading books as explicit and well detailed and documented as the previous books of this series, or the Original Sinners Series by Tiffany Reisz, but this book was JUST WOW!

Even though The Master can be read as standalone, all The Submissive Series has a continuity. Sasha and Cole met back in Seduced by Fire right after Sasha had an awful experience with her ex-dom Peter. Even though Sasha wasn’t in the right frame of mind, she felt a pull toward Cole that left her thinking that maybe one day she could practice BDSM again. Due to the positive but brief encounters Sasha and Cole had during the other books of the series, Abby, Nathaniel, Jeff and Daniel decided to accept Sasha’s request of being retrained and they assigned Cole to this delicate task. And that’s when The Master begins.

Cole had a reputation to be the hardest and coldest of all the dominants in the Partners in Play group. He had the highest standards for a submissive, expected always the best behavior of her. So when he accepted to retrain Sasha, he put one limit: NO SEX. And they started that way. Sasha was always attracted to him. Even when she was scared to death after the incident with Peter, she felt that warmth in her belly when she was near Cole, and when she was informed that he was going to retrain her, she was equally scared and aroused. The beginning of their training was slow, but that pace was needed. He needed to gain her trust and she needed to trust him, so the rule of no-sex was the best for the retraining. But that didn’t mean the first half of the book wasn’t hot, in fact, the rediscovery of her submissive self was equally arousing for Sasha as was for Cole, because when he was so sure he’d be a “teacher” and nothing else, slowly everything was starting to feel more and more intense between them.

And here is when happened what shocked me the most, and of course, I loved the most about this book. They decided to add a 24/7 kinda relationship to the training. A Master/slave kind of relationship. It was nothing like I imagined it would be. The way Cole treated Sasha was hard and soft at the same time. I loved his punishments as much as I loved his rewards. I loved the aftercare, how Cole held her after every scene they had was beautiful and left me wanting to submit to a master like Cole. #IamHisSlave

“It’s wild and decadent and raw. It’s intense and scary and sensual. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, yet I’d do it again in a minute.”

The cameo of the other couples of the series was so cool. I loved Abby and Daniel so much. Their support for Sasha and Cole was perfect. I was a little annoyed with Julie and Nathaniel because they hesitated so much and worried about Sasha’s retraining, but at the end they were cool :) There was a moment when Abby and Sasha were talking, and Abby was telling Sasha about how her relationship with Nathaniel started and it was just so funny, perfect and so true. It makes me wanna re-read their books one more time. I’m sure the next book of the series will be awesome, one new couple to add to this amazing group of kinky people! Can’t wait for The Exposure.

In summary, this was definitively one helluva book! One new couple to love, with a beautiful and intense relationship and with the best HEA that they could ever had. Now, you go read it, it’s an order 😉



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