~ Categories ~ Contemporary Romance, Erotica
~ Blurb ~
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
In the new Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a woman’s desire to shatter her inhibitions leaves her unprepared for where that erotic journey will take her .
Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. She’s focused on building her business, which leaves little time for dating—not that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That’s where she meets him.
Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her training—in public and in private. The enigmatic Ronin pushes Amery’s boundaries from the start, and with each new tryst, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him. But when Amery senses Ronin is hiding something, she questions her total trust in him, despite the undeniable thrill of his possession .
~ My Review ~
This was a Book of the Month read for one of my Goodreads Groups. It is a very, very hot erotica romance.
So I will start off this review with WOW. I really love reading authors for the first time and being blown out of the water with the story line and writing. One of the great things about reading is learning new things and I learned about the art of shibari. Ms James gave such a beautiful description of it from Ronin's perspective that I almost wished he was doing it on me.
Ronin is every woman’s dream with the exception that he keeps so many things private. As a woman this can really bother you when you are opening up yourself to him. But that being said he is so intense, sexy, dark and crazy about Amery that you stay enthralled to the very end with the question will they make it as a couple or is it just be a fling.
Amery is a woman I admire. Not always sure of herself in a relationship but so comfortable in her skin that she knows how to stick to her beliefs and say no. The relationship between her and her friends throughout the book is so "yeah I have friends like this". It makes you laugh, cry with frustration and commiserate with her.
This book is a cliffhanger and not for the person who is sexually shy.
For me it was so good I had to buy the next one in the series:
~ About The Author ~
Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei's books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer's choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family...and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.
Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I'm a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I'm not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.
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