*ARC submitted for review by author*
Genre: BDSM Contemporary
Ryan Tomasi feels like a failure. His marriage is officially over; the ink dried on the divorce decree. His friend Jack introduces him to BDSM and he agrees to attend a Halloween party at a club. A submissive approaches him, offering herself, and how can he refuse the kneeling beauty? They do a whirlwind scene and Ryan is addicted—both to dominance and to her.
Lisette Rinaldo is returning to the BDSM club for the first time since ending a bad relationship with her former master. She spots Ryan and is taken by the combination of self-assurance and nervousness the man displays as he takes in his surroundings. And after he gives her an incredible re-introduction to the lifestyle, she knows she needs to see the man again.
Ryan and Lisette explore each other and the lifestyle, but what started out as playtime quickly evolves into something more. The problem? Ryan isn’t ready to get serious again and Lisette doesn’t want to fall in love with a guy who can’t give all of himself to her. Both of them are going to have to break out of the bonds holding them back from happiness.
Another brilliant read from the genius of Cassandra Carr. If you like BDSM, but nothing too hardcore, then I would say with confidence that this might just be what you are looking for. I couldn’t stop reading this book once I started, it flowed so perfectly and I sure didn’t want it to end! It left me feeling greedy for wanting to read more hot exploits between the leading couple.
I loved the connection between Lisette and Ryan, their chemistry was instant and heated. All the steamy scenes between the two were so well done, and how each of them got gratification and satisfied, it wasn’t all for Ryan who was the Dominant in the relationship. It was wonderful seeing Lisette find happiness with Ryan after her last BDSM relationship left her feeling tortured and her being mistreated. He helped her feel safe and loved but also gave her what she needed, in return Lisette helped Ryan to trust again after what happened with his ex-wife and find fulfilment in being a Dom.
This was truly more then I could have hoped for, it really surpassed my expectations as sometimes I find BDSM reads can be a bit of a hit and miss. I very much enjoyed Master Class and I hope to read more books of the BDSM nature from Carr in the future. If you haven’t read a book from this author before, I would suggest fixing that, as you are missing out!