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Caden McCourt did not expect to find his estranged wife Diana at a BDSM club. When he does, the renowned Master is determined to claim back his errant wife.When Diana left him fifteen years prior, she lost a part of herself. Seeing Cade again throws her into a tail spin.She cannot be the sub he needs, but she can't walk away either. When she's challenged by Cade to face heCaden McCourt did not expect to find his estranged wife Diana at a BDSM club. When he does, the renowned Master is determined to claim back his errant wife.When Diana left him fifteen years prior, she lost a part of herself. Seeing Cade again throws her into a tail spin.She cannot be the sub he needs, but she can't walk away either. When she's challenged by Cade to face her demons, her her old nightmares resurface. Can they overcome the chasm between them, or are the nightmares simply too strong?BDSM, flogging...

Title : Master
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ISBN : 18042560
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Number of Pages : 145 Pages
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Master Reviews

  • nd ♥Master's kitten♥
    2019-04-08 10:21

    This book barely gets 3 stars from me. It started out fairly decent, but Anna, the main female lead, her *constant* whining and threats of vomiting every 2 minutes. Her wishy washy ways. Her running away, running out, ducking and hiding, then all at once popping up and confronting, constant blaming of everyone and taking none herself... then you add in, if she wasn't whining she was demanding of everyone including Cade (who by the way struck me as a very weak Dom.. not something i'm used to in the least), constantly, drove me to distraction. i couldn't get attached to a single character in this book. But if i had to pick one, then Athol was the best character by far. In the beginning i was under the assumption that he was actually a submissive male. "effeminate looks" "looks like a 12 year old", made mention of not upsetting a (his?) Dom, just the undertone led me to believe he was submissive, or maybe a switch. He agreed to go with Anna into the club as a Dom, her simpering ways that turned far more than "bratty", didn't have me feeling any sympathy for her at all. Later he agrees to council her, help her fight her "demons" of which she has many. And all of the sudden, He's in full on Dom mode. (view spoiler)[By the time i got 70% in (i really was trying to give it a fair chance by actually finishing it) i was skimming pages. By the time it got to Her and Cade actually getting back together and having their first scene and sex, i was over it.(hide spoiler)]There was too much angst in this book, too much time spent on Anna being negative and Cade being weak. There were many times this book could have "wrapped it up" and ended. But it just dragged on and on.The concept of the book, the main idea was a good one, but it was just too drawn out. This would have been better as a *shorter* story.

  • Kaylyn
    2019-04-10 16:17

    ~4.5 Stars~Master is an amazing story about love and devotion. It grabs your heart and doesn’t let go until “The End.” I love that it shows a different side of BDSM. The one that isn’t shown as often and it just as important; the emotional side and how it relates to each couple differently. Anna is a strong woman, but due to not talking to her husband Cade felt like she was being torn apart. She loved him but for some couldn’t bring up the fact that she had issues in their relationship. It felt like she didn’t want to tell him because she felt like she would be disappointing him. She is a feisty woman and sometimes can be a bit bratty but I liked that about her.Cade is a Master and he has quite a reputation. I loved that he was patient with Anna even when she was deliberately being a bratty sub. He went above and beyond trying to help Anna with her issues but he couldn’t see the signs because she hid them so well. Once he realized her trigger he gave it up in a heartbeat because he loved her so much.Communication is a huge part of this book and I loved that Raven showed how important it is to tell your partner how you are feeling. She showed safewords aren’t just for the physical side but for the emotional as well. Anna and Cade’s relationship needed to be more truthful in the beginning and things would have been easier but their journey wouldn’t have been as beautiful. I loved this book! It has this emotional level that just grabs onto you and pulls you right into the story. Even the secondary characters are so amazingly written that it feels like you are there. I can’t wait for the next book! I will be reading more of Raven McAllan!! ~Thank you to Raven for the loan of this book in exchange for an honest review.~

  • Brittany Alexander
    2019-04-16 13:25

    Anna McCourt, formerly known as Diana McCourt, left her husband fifteen years ago with a note that only contained one word. “No.” They never divorced and they never spoke, as her husband Caden never knew where to find her. Now, Caden has found her. Determined to speak with her and get an explanation, he offers up his experience as a Master to do a demonstration at the BDSM club that Anna is a receptionist for. After all is said and done, Anna moves back in with Caden, despite her fears and reservations about being his sub. A year later, she leaves once again. Not for good, but to straighten herself out. She has some things about her she needs to figure out, and she’s bound (no pun intended) and determined to do it. Will she be able to put her demons to rest and return to Cade and be his sub? Okay. That’s all this book was. The story line was good: a sub that doesn’t like many aspects of being a sub. I enjoy these BDSM romances, they’re some of my favorites. But I felt this book was misleading. For this being a longer romance, I expected there to be many hot, kinky, BDSM erotic scenes. There were two, and they weren’t anything to really get excited about. Raven McAllen would lead up to several moments where I thought there would be an explosive sex scene, and there just wasn’t. It was very disappointing. I expected more from this. I am also very frustrated that I had to use the dictionary app on my Kindle quite a bit. Raven used many big words that you would rarely ever use in conversation. They were used in the right way, at least, and according to my Kindle’s dictionary. I was very frustrated though, that I am a word person, I know how to spell, pronounce, and use many words, but a lot of the words she used I had no clue even existed. This genre and time period doesn’t call for big words such as “genuflecting” or “paracetamol.” This book could have also used a run through with an editor. There were missing words and often times the wrong name was used, confusing the heck out of me. Overall, this book receives three stars from me. I hate giving low ratings, but there were too many things that drove me crazy while reading this. Now, I don’t want to sound mean, at all, and if I did, then I am deeply sorry, because that was not my intention. There is another novel after this, following the story of a good friend of Anna’s, Athol. It is titled A Dom’s Decision, and so far, it is following in the footsteps of this book, especially with big words. We’ll see how it plays out.

  • Robin
    2019-04-24 14:21

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Master by Raven McAllan offered an interesting twist on the typical BDSM romance book that intrigued me. Instead of dealing with a couple first meeting and falling in love, Master dealt with a couple already married but having difficulty with their relationship. I was pulled into the story from the opening page and really wanted the couple to reach their happily ever after. But be warned, the heroine is not your traditional sympathetic character and this may affect how you feel about this book.I loved that Master addressed one of the most important aspects of a BDSM relationship – communication. Caden and Diana love each other but do not communicate with each other about their thoughts and feelings. Their lack of communication not only breaks them apart, but keeps them apart. In fact, it keeps them apart for fifteen years. Ms. McAllan did a wonderful job of portraying the pain that Caden felt at his wife’s betrayal. I couldn’t understand how Diana was able to just walk away from the man that she loved and didn’t trust him to love her enough to understand that she wasn’t happy with their relationship.For me one of the most interesting aspects of this book was that I had more sympathy for the hero and found myself angry and frustrated with Diana for the way she treated Caden. Had Diana just been open and honest with her husband from the beginning, they could have avoided fifteen years of heartbreak and pain. Caden never stopped loving Diana and showed such patience while she tried to figure out her own mind. It is always a compliment to an author when you find yourself feeling anger toward a character for their actions. Ms. McAllan was able to bring her characters to life to such a degree that I cared about them and how they treated each other.All of this leads to an interesting dilemma for me. Should I recommend this book? I truly enjoyed Ms. McAllan’s writing style and reading Caden’s emotional journey. However, I was truly bothered and frustrated by Diana and her actions. I felt her to be selfish and immature which detracted from my enjoyment of the book. But I really did enjoy reading about how a couple deals with differing needs in a BDSM relationship and Ms. McAllan knows how to ratchet up the emotional level. So I will recommend reading Master but with a caveat that you may not be a fan of the heroine.

  • Romancing the Book
    2019-04-18 16:28

    Reviewed by Amy WBook provided by the publisherOriginally posted at Romancing the Book“Define normal. One person’s normal is the next person’s kink.”Those words set the stage for conflict in Master by Raven McAllan. Fifteen years have passed since Diana McCourt walked away from her Dom husband, Caden, and the BDSM lifestyle. She has changed her name, but the ties between the two have never been severed.Cade finds Diana/Anna working as a receptionist for a BDSM club (of all places). He is determined to find answers about why she left.The novel goes on to focus on Diana’s struggle with the BDSM lifestyle and how it impacts the future of a relationship with Cade. Until Diana is able to decide what kind of relationship she wants, she isn’t likely to call him “Master.”McAllan is a Scottish writer, so some of the terminology was unfamiliar to me as an American reader. I didn’t have to look up anything, but it was unusual to see “knickers” in print. Another copy edit would also be helpful in reducing the errors throughout the text.While I will give the author credit for creating an interesting story line, I found that it got bogged down several times. I understand that the main characters were immersed in conflict, but it took some will power for me to stay engaged throughout their continuous struggle.Because BDSM is at the core of the conflict, the lifestyle is heavily detailed throughout the story. The love scenes mesh well with the story line, providing the necessary framework for the story to unfold.As a reader, I find it a bit hard to believe that a couple could be separated for 15 years and then “suddenly” try to reunite, but I guess that is why it is called fiction.McAllan fulfills her role as an erotic writer with plenty of scorching scenes. She even throws a curve, making the reader think a happily-ever-after is approaching before moving in a different direction with the plot.For readers looking for a more involved read with plenty of relationship angst, Master is a perfect fit.

  • Victoria Rainey
    2019-04-08 12:22

    Night Owl ReviewOriginal Review Published here: http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Rev...Master is the first book in the Dommissimma series by Raven McAllan. Caden finds his wife fifteen years after she left without a word. He wants her back so he goes to claim her. Diana, or Anna as she is called, is thrown into a tailspin. She tries to face her demons but are the too strong to overcome. This is an emotional gripping novel of a side of BDSM that does not seem to be told, maybe because the fun stuff is so easy to write about.Anna is a strong woman who comes across as bratty at time. Anna walked away from her master and husband Caden over fifteen years ago but she never forgot him. She did not talk to him about her fears because she thought it would disappoint him so she left him instead. I found it odd that she has trouble walking to a BDSM club but yet she works for one.Caden is a Master that has a reputation that precedes him. He loves his wife with his whole heart even after all the time that has passed. He is very patient with her as she is trying to move passed her issues or at least be able to verbalize them to him. He blames himself for not seeing her issues that made her run from him.The chemistry between Caden and Anna is blistering hot. The main problem they have together is the lack of communication on both parts. Anna does not express herself to him and Caden never pushed her to talk either. It seemed they both ignored the problem until Anna ran. The sex scenes were sizzling but I loved that that was not the main focus of the book.The secondary characters were very realistic and I enjoyed how they each fit in to the story to help both Anna and Caden come back to each to other. I had a hard time putting this book down once I started it. Overall, this was an emotionally gripping novel on a subject that does not seem to be told much but is very realistic. I wonder what Ms. McAllan has is store for the read as the series continues?

  • Angela Goodrich
    2019-04-22 11:32

    I am impressed. I have read my fair share of BDSM books and do not recall one that deals so well with the need for communication between a Dom and his sub as Master does. Most cautionary tales that revolve around the BDSM lifestyle tend to focus on its misuse by people who use the title of Dom as an excuse or justification to be physically abusive to their partner. That is not the cautionary tale Ms. McAllan shares with us, but this one is just as important.In Master, we witness the breakdown of the Caden and Diana’s marriage and D/s relationship when they fail to communicate with one another. While some readers may place a large portion of the blame on Diana for not telling him that she was unhappy and why, communication is a two-way street and Caden is just as responsible for not “listening” to her unspoken cues, especially the body language that Dom’s should be so attuned to. I appreciated how the author opens the book with Caden’s discovery of the breakdown of their relationship and then jumps ahead 15 years to the present; she provides us with enough background for the story without delving into unnecessary details and then transitions smoothly to the heart of the book – whether or not Anna (as Diana is now known) and Cade have a second chance at finding love and happiness with one another. There are plenty of ups and downs as the two navigate their lives and relationship, not to mention a couple of curves thrown in to keep it interesting. Despite it being a BDSM book, there was very little sex (as it was not the focus of the book), but what there was, was hot. Ms. McAllan has produced a well-written novel with a great cast of characters – seriously, Cade and Anna have some great friends. I thoroughly enjoyed Master and am looking forward to reading Athol’s story in the next book in the Dommissimma series. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!

  • Kaylyn
    2019-04-05 14:28

    Master is an amazing story about love and devotion. It grabs your heart and doesn’t let go until “The End.” I love that it shows a different side of BDSM. The one that isn’t shown as often and it just as important; the emotional side and how it relates to each couple differently. Anna is a strong woman, but due to not talking to her husband Cade felt like she was being torn apart. She loved him but for some couldn’t bring up the fact that she had issues in their relationship. It felt like she didn’t want to tell him because she felt like she would be disappointing him. She is a feisty woman and sometimes can be a bit bratty but I liked that about her.Cade is a Master and he has quite a reputation. I loved that he was patient with Anna even when she was deliberately being a bratty sub. He went above and beyond trying to help Anna with her issues but he couldn’t see the signs because she hid them so well. Once he realized her trigger he gave it up in a heartbeat because he loved her so much.Communication is a huge part of this book and I loved that Raven showed how important it is to tell your partner how you are feeling. She showed safewords aren’t just for the physical side but for the emotional as well. Anna and Cade’s relationship needed to be more truthful in the beginning and things would have been easier but their journey wouldn’t have been as beautiful. I loved this book! It has this emotional level that just grabs onto you and pulls you right into the story. Even the secondary characters are so amazingly written that it feels like you are there. I can’t wait for the next book! I will be reading more of Raven McAllan!!

  • Miria Vanessa
    2019-04-12 12:22

    I rated this book 3 stars, and before you think that's bad, its really not.  I'm sure you read the synopsis, so I won't rehash it, but I was left expecting a lot more in terms of character development and the interaction between them. Don't get me wrong, this book has a great storyline and great plot. It succeeded in making me read the entire book in one sitting. I think the story had the potential to make this an epic BDSM romance and because the characters were weak, it ended up falling short. Anna was too weak and whiny, although had fair fears and misgivings, especially where her husband and his interactions with other subs were comcerned. I found Cade to be a bit of a weak master or dom, for that matter. Just to be clear, I do understand it was his personal life/wife we are dealing with.  At least one or two intense, romance-ish BDSM-type scenes between Cade and Anna would have been ideal, but there were none.  And that's my main issue with this book.  It revolved around BDSM, but it wasn't. There wasn't even a sex scene involved, so it leaves you wanting. The only character that stood out to me was Athol, who is Anna's gay friend, who's also a Dom.  He made for some interesting scenes, but again, since nothing really happened, its a moot point.  Another issue with me was that some important developments happen which the reader knows nothing about. One moment, they agree to try, all of sudden, its one year later and Anna's all pukey again and bailing out.  It's a great love story, with a BDSM-ish male lead, it just lacks character. Literally. Complimentary copy received in exchange for an honest review.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-05 17:42

    When Diana (Anna) walked away from her husband she did it with one word, ‘no’. Fifteen years later she’s working at a BDSM club and is still scared of what Cade wanted from her.Cade hasn’t seen or heard from Diana since she left him fifteen years ago. He discovers her working at a club that caters to the exact thing she fears.When she comes face to face with him all her fears come to the surface again. But she still loves Cade and she misses him. Can she overcome her fears to heal their marriage? Can he let her back in?The relationship between Cade and Anna is so full of love, they adore each other. There are so many obstacles they need to get past. Ultimately this is a love story that goes to the very core of two people. You can feel the love when you are reading this book and you are praying that their love will be enough to heal them.I love this book, a lot. I’m pretty sure I can’t even review it and give it the justice that it deserves. It’s a fantastic rollercoaster and at the end it’s worth everything, every feeling that you will feel while reading it.

  • Tina
    2019-04-13 14:21

    Since posting this review I cannot count how many times I've gone back and read it again and every time I've loved it just as much as the first. I am so happy that the next book in the series, featuring Athol, will be out soon :) This book had me gripped from start to finish and now I want to go back and start it all over again.The story revolves around Cade and Anna. It is a love story first and foremost and a very moving one at that. Anna left Cade because, whilst she loved him as her husband and Master she was unable to participate in public scening and demonstrations and didn't want Cade to, either with her or with others.If there can be any reconciliation then Anna needs to tell Cade how she feels and compromises will have to be made.

  • Kiru Taye
    2019-04-18 17:14

    First, I have to say that I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. I stayed up till 5am to read this. It was that good.This is a love story with an intense emotional roller-coaster for Cade and Anna. Sometimes fear can get a person in a vice so strong it stops them from thinking rationally. It can make people run too. And that's what Anna does when she'd scared.But this isn't a fear of creepy crawlies. This is a fear of your fundamental values destroying your relationship with the person you love. I totally empathised with Anna and had to read on to see how they would resolve their issues.I'm so glad with how this story ended because it was so balanced and we could see character growth for both Anna and Cade.

  • Kristin Elyon
    2019-04-16 12:32

    Wow. Just wow. This book is a really good beginner BDSM book. It goes through the "good' in all books but this one goes through the bad and shows that triggers are okay and with the perfect Dom the trigger can be worked through or taken care of. This beautiful story brings together a couple who is in the lifestyle and really deserves to be happy but there is something deep down keeping them from it. I can't explain it because I don't want to spoil it but the journey she goes on and the help from her friends make this a truly wonderful unique story. I cried. I cried like a baby at the perfect ending. I really hope there is more to this series.

  • Tina
    2019-04-17 16:15

    This book had me gripped from start to finish and now I want to go back and start it all over again.The story revolves around Cade and Anna. It is a love story first and foremost and a very moving one at that. Anna left Cade because, whilst she loved him as her husband and Master she was unable to participate in public scening and demonstrations and didn't want Cade to, either with her or with others.If there can be any reconciliation then Anna needs to tell Cade how she feels and compromises will have to be made.

  • Trish-Sunshine Reads
    2019-04-25 14:25

    I really liked this book. I enjoyed the emotional journey Anna and Caden take.

  • Maria
    2019-04-09 11:15

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