Review: To Have and To Master by Sparrow Beckett

Posted July 11, 2018 by Shari in Reviews / 10 Comments

Review: To Have and To Master by Sparrow Beckett
To Have and To Master

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Series: Masters Unleashed #3
Genres: BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published by Intermix
Released on January 19, 2016
Pages: 237
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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The Delight

The trio of Doms have met their match with women who sizzle and challenge all they know. Banner and Ambrose are finally settled in with one woman who lights their fires. Now Konstantin has given up his slaves and is ready to meet the woman his grandmother has chosen for him back in rural Russia. Will she be submissive or will this marriage be doomed before it begins? Varushka is a delight! Innocent, naive, but oh so willing to learn about this new world Konstantin is introducing her into. Read my review for more!

Review

Konstantin is the last bad boy from this trio of friends to take a chance on love. His grandmother (not mother from the blurb) is pressuring him to settle down and marry a nice girl from Russia. Wanting to please his grandmother, he agrees to meet the chosen one and gives up his slaves in preparation to be faithful to the woman he intends to marry. His only hope is that they are compatible and that she might wish to explore BDSM and be his slave.

Varushka naive, but curious about everything. Konstantin donates so much money to her village that she was able to seek higher education. Sheltered as the only daughter among many sons, she knows not what to expect when she meets Konstantin and moves to America to get to know him. Her more worldly cousin has filled her head with some nonsense, but in general she is a good girl getting to know a bad boy.

Konstatin is very noble in the situation of not taking her virginity until they are either married or she is confident they will marry. They have separate rooms, but he goes back to work leaving the country lady bored to tears in a mansion where he already has a cleaning lady. Varushka doesn’t just lie around and wait to be waited on, but goes about making this her home. Don’t be surprised if you see goats in this story.

Little by little Konstatin introduces Varushka to the delights of BDSM. Taking her to a club to view the dynamics, to smacking her ass as they kiss. Over time he starts to deprave her, but she isn’t a push over by any stretch. Her innocence and naivety were actually very cute (or adorable as the authors like to say).

When Varushka’s father finds out about Konstatin’s past, he tricks her into coming home. Konstatin must decide if her will allow her to go or if he will fight to get her back.

The BDSM is hot and more mild than the other books, but don’t be fooled! Konstatin is all alpha Dominant, but with a heart that cares as he introduces an innocent into the world he feels deep in his bones. Varushka pushes her boundaries, but also pushes Konstatin for what she wants, but he gives her what she needs. The two fall in love so sweetly and I wasn’t expecting it.

This is a sweet and erotic story that has you laughing, but also believing in the power of brotherhood and love. This ends the trio of Doms story, but there is a new book coming out that bumps the series up again with the owner of the club the trio belong. It will be interesting to see these characters show up and get an update on how they are doing while getting a new story to love.

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Preview

About Sparrow Beckett

Two writers in two countries transform into the super writing duo, Sparrow Beckett, each night after wrangling their housefuls of children and pets. They trade the cape and colorful tights for tattoos and cups of coffee then set out to create a world where readers fall in love with heroes and the women who willingly go to their knees for them. Their books are the products of two kinky minds who don’t take themselves too seriously.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Melliane
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ooooh another one

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Yep, and the series goes on!

Mary Kirkland
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I read the first book yesterday and really liked it, I love Banner. I’m gonna read the 2nd book soon and this one sounds good so I’ll probably finish out the trilogy as well at some point. Thanks for letting us know about these books.

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Shari Delighted Read

Glad you liked book 1. Book 2 has some trigger points I don’t like, but I enjoyed the characters. The next book is out in August and kind of starts another group of friends/relatives.

Sophia Rose
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You said the magic words. I love when an erotic romance also has humor and sweetness to it.

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Shari Delighted Read

I enjoyed the characters in this one. She is so sweet and naive, but playful and curious at the same time. He’s had a rougher life, but not a bad one in America. So he tempers down his disregard for slaves and truly tries to introduce her but not shock her at the same time. I loved these two.

Carole Rae
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I think out of all the brothers I would like him the most. He seems sweet.

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Shari Delighted Read

This one was sweet, but he also was a Dominant who got what he needed and wanted anyway. But he did lover her fiercely.

Jenea Whittington
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I haven’t read a good BDSM in a while and this one does sound like a good one! Great review!

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Shari Delighted Read

This series was pretty good! A little more spanking in areas that made me cringe, but I enjoyed most of the elements.