Tara Sherwood never dreamed she’d let a man put her in chains, call her pet and spank her into submission, or that she’d derive pleasure from punishment. But her future hangs in the balance and the choice is simple—walk away, or kneel at the Master’s feet.
Inside Scoop: A morsel of decadence that will whet your appetite for whips, bondage and a Master of your own.
A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Yes, Master by Darah Lace is a short story. In spite of its lack luster portrayal of Dominance and Submission and BDSM this has a good erotic scene in it. My main issue with this story is that the ending of this suggests that earning a collar and being in a D/s relationship involves only occasional playtime.
Tara is a woman in a normal “vanilla” relationship when the man she is involved in makes an ultimatum that he needs D/s. After some research into the lifestyle she agrees to try. They have one night of playtime and he offers her a collar when she agrees to continue this on occasion.
Honestly, as someone who has been in a D/s and later M/s relationship this gets my hackles up. Playtime is only a miniscule, though important, part of that type of relationship. I understand that this is erotica… I do. I reach for a good erotic novel from time to time and this one did have a good scene… until the end where the engagement ring and collar were offered in one swoop with the requirement that the collar be part of the deal. Viewed one way – as if it were an actual D/s contract, which wasn’t mentioned, if the D/s part comes apart at any point the marriage likely would as well. Viewed another as if playtime were all that is involved in a Dominant/submissive relationship is honestly quite insulting considering all the work and heartache that goes into that kind of relationship.
If you take just the one scene of playtime – this is a good story. Beyond that… I can’t honestly recommend it. In order to make this one better to the point I would recommend it either the last scene needs to be seriously edited or just cut off after that scene.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to BBMoreB free of charge by Ellora's Cave for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.