Title: Becoming His Master
Series: Neighborly Affection #4
Author: M.Q. Barber
Genre: Adult, M/M Erotica
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Published By: Lyrical Press
From rescue to romance…
Teach a wounded submissive the value of his service. The task ought to be an easy one for an experienced dominant like Henry Webb.
But novice Jay Kress challenges his teacher like no other. Still bearing the bruises of an encounter outside the bounds of safe consensual play, Jay is desperate to submit to the man who saved him—and shamed by his desires.
Henry recognizes the dangers of a relationship built on hero worship. He’ll teach Jay how to stay safe, that’s all. He won’t take advantage of the younger man’s trust. He won’t share his fantasies about his dark-haired, athletic student. He’ll never claim this submissive for his own...
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Henry is an experienced Dom who also teaches, Doms and submissives. When faced with teaching Jay the true value of his submission, Henry is forced to admit his feelings for the boy. But Jay suffered badly at the hands of another Dom, physically, emotionally, psychologically and will need careful handling, Henry's attraction asdie. Can Henry repair the damage to Jay and still be able to give him up at the end of the 8 weeks?
This is an absolute treasure of a BDSM book, it really is ! Its such a change, a welcome, beautifully written, emothionally charged outstanding change!
Written entirely from Henry's POV (more on that in a mo) it tells of his meeting, training and saving of Jay. It tells of Henry's immediate attraction to the boy, broken and bloody though he was. It tells of Henry's teaching, and equally, his learning, of Jay. It tells, quite simply, of how Henry became Jay's Master, how Jay become his very good boy.
It focuses so much more on the emotions, the feelings of the BDSM scene, rather than the physical. It deals with the fact that there are some bad eggs in the scene, but equally, some really good ones. It focuses on how a bad encounter can cause such damage, but that damage can be overcome, with the right care.
Now, this is book 4 in the series, and I've not read them. As I was reading, I decided I would go back and read them, assuming they were about other people. I ASSUMED that they were about other people. THEN, I read the bit at the back, or a very small part, that deals with Henry and Alice, and I decided I didn't wanna read about Henry's break up with Jay, as that would truly have killed me, after they worked so hard to get there. THEN, I read the blurbs of said books, and it appears that this book precedes those, its a prequel! So pleased, I'm gonna get those three books that tell of Henry, Alice, and Jay, the three of them just as soon as I can.
Back to the single POV, regular followers of my reviews will know that I'm not a fan of single POV. This book is a perfect shining example of a good book, nay, awesome book will negate my dislike.
ALSO, I loved, absolutely LOVED that this book contains only a single F word. The situation called for it, but its the only time that word is uttered in the whole book. You dont gotta f-off on every page to have a good book, I understand that need in some, but the fact that its only here once, made it stand out. AND I LOVED THAT!
SO, thank you MQ for such a beautiful book. I felt Henry, right here in my heart and I need to read more of them.
USA Today bestselling author M.Q. Barber likes to get lost in thought. She writes things down so she can find herself again.
Often found staring off into space or frantically scratching words on sticky notes, M.Q. lives with one very tolerant, easily amused husband and one very tolerant, easily amused puppy.
She has a soft spot for romances that explore the inner workings of the heart and mind alongside all that steamy physical exertion. She loves memorable characters, witty banter, and heartfelt emotion in any genre.
The former Midwestern gal is the author of the Neighborly Affection contemporary romance series. Pick a safeword, grab a partner or two, and jump in.