Published: December 23, 2014
Mina Calloway always finds herself in the hands of the wrong master: Gentle at first, then brutally sadistic and abusive. She no longer believes it’s possible to find a man who will be gentle with her. After seeing a kink-friendly therapist for months, the doctor makes her an illicit offer she isn’t yet smart enough to refuse: “Let me find you a good master.”
Brian Sloan is a borderline sociopath with a dark and brutal past. Only taking his sadistic urges out on the women at a submissive training house allows him to sleep through the night. When Brian sees Mina, she should be ripe for the picking, but her damage is too similar to his own. Can he fight past his demons to protect the one person he considers worth saving?
Note: This book happens in the same world as Guilty Pleasures with reoccurring settings and characters. However, it is not a direct sequel and it isn’t necessary to have read Guilty Pleasures first. If you enjoy this book, however, you may also enjoy Guilty Pleasures by Kitty Thomas.
Mina is beyond broken. She has had a run of bad luck when it comes to men. Abused and scared both physically and emotionally from her last master then tossed out, Mina has given up on the one thing she has always wanted – a safe kink relationship.
When Mina’s therapist tells her that he would find her a good Master, little did she know that she would eventually end up with Brian Sloan.
Brian is a psychopath, killer and sociopath rolled into one, and has his own horrific past to contend with. He keeps his demons in check by assuming the role of enforcer at the manor which serves as a training ground for submissives and needs to inflict pain to keep his rage in check.
When Brian firsts meet Mina he surprises himself when he doesn’t want to hurt her, he wants to protect her, and make her his. She calms his violent urges but will Mina be able to get past her fear of him and have a meaningful relationship? It reminds me a bit of the classic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fairy tale only much darker and with sex thrown in.
This is another great DARK EROTIC read by Kitty Thomas. If you haven’t read any of her books – you should.