Genres: BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published by Intermix
Released on July 21, 2015
Going into Finding Master Right, I had no idea of what to expect. A Master who wants a slave, a submissive finding what she needs. It was a delight to see how the body wants one thing, the hidden heart wants the same, but the active mind keeps leading both astray. The chemistry is off the hook, but both resist with everything they have in their mind. Will the mind or heart win?
We meet Kate at a Halloween party her kinky friends have put together. She has watched her friends and she wants something she really can’t understand, but she does know not to settle for less than the best. When a Dom comes onto her a little to hard, Banner comes to the rescue, which she reminds him she didn’t need. The two strike up a conversation. It is all pretty high-level about BDSM, but Banner knows she can’t give him what he needs: a slave. The two agree to partner together to help her find her Dom.
The first meeting with a friend of Banner’s doesn’t go very well. Kate is not very subbie like and smarts off, but to give her credit, the guy she is introduced to isn’t any catch. Banner agrees to train Kate, help her find her limits and then introduce her to more of his friends.
Banner is part of a trio of friends you will find over the next few days as my reviews release. Ambrose and Konstantin are the other two. Ambrose had some page time as he becomes involved with Kate through Banner. Konstatnin is in Russia for the first part of the story, but comes back looking sleazy with two submissives that he treats almost aloofly. They get their own books, so I won’t go into them much more now, just to say this groups is a close knit family of friends.
Kate’s character came across kind of bad in the beginning. She really hasn’t look at what she is interested in or not. On the other side, she is almost like any new submissive who has lived in a world where women are supposed to be strong and not bow down to men. This causes a power struggle between the two that leads Banner to feel she could never be the slave he needs and desires.
Banner on the flip side doesn’t totally define what a slave means to him. With BDSM, it is what you make of it, but when reading, you need to know what qualifications he is looking for to understand why he keeps rebuffing Kate. He does say he wants control over her whole life and that he would cherish is slave as a queen.
Banner also has a family that he keeps Kate away from. It’s not expected he introduce her since she isn’t his. But you find out how Banner is an artist who came back when his father’s health declined and took over the family business (he’s rich now). He still paints, but you don’t see his depth or need to go back to it. His mother has given up on life even with three kids, one still a minor. The daughter is old enough to move on, but she stays taking care of the mother and her younger brother. The younger brother is extremely close to Banner, but is also dealing with being gay. His slight build is also getting him harassed at school. The dynamic of the brothers is incredibly moving. Banner would be lost without his younger brother and events happen that test them both.
Kate’s family doesn’t make much of an appearance, but her friendship is what seems to get her through some tough moments. Work is her other crutch as she deals with addiction as a therapist.
The two meet for sessions and Kate brats out, Banner puts her back into place. The dynamic is interesting to watch, but also try to understand where they are really going with these sessions. Kate gets overcome with lust and begs, Banner tries not to give in wanting to keep it “clinical”, but the two combust when they can’t contain themselves.
I mostly struggled from not understanding what slave meant to Banner as I found he really wants a submissive that when not at work, is pretty much at his beck and call. I don’t mean to clean house either. I guess that is a slave, but there wasn’t protocol to guide her every minute of her time like I would have found with a slave. It didn’t seem so rigid what he wanted, but that might just be me.
Anyho, I enjoyed watching the play between the two and wondered at times why Kate put up with something that happened as long as she did. There is a section of the story mostly left without details and it left me feeling kind of ughy! Besides that, I really enjoyed the story and the glimpses beyond the story to the future.
Bad Boys of Romance #8
Review Writing Challenge #15
Literary Pickers #13 – Spoon
Books ‘N Tunes #10: Alone by I Prevail
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Bad Boys of Romance Challenge - 2018
- Books 'N Tunes Challenge - 2018
- Literary Pickers - 2018
- Review Writing Challenge - 2018