Laura Kaye is back with another sexy addition to her Blasphemy series - finally! Check out my review, then enter the giveaway!
Mastering Her Senses (Blasphemy #2), by Laura Kaye
Publish Date: February 21, 2017
Format: e-ARC, provided by the author and Inkslinger PR
Genre: adult erotic romance
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Rating: 4 STARS
(Synopsis) He wants to dominate her senses—and her heart…
Quinton Ross has always been a thrill-seeker—so it’s no surprise that he’s drawn to extremes in the bedroom and at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, where he creates sense-depriving scenarios that blow submissives’ minds. Now if he could just find one who needs the rush as much as him…
Cassia Locke hasn’t played at Blasphemy since a caving accident left her with a paralyzing fear of the dark. Ready to fight, she knows just who to ask for help—the hard-bodied, funny-as-hell Dom she’d always crushed on—and once stood up.
Quinton is shocked and a little leery to see Cassia, but he can’t pass up the chance to dominate the alluring little sub this time. Introducing her to sensory deprivation becomes his new favorite obsession, and watching her fight fear is its own thrill. But when doubt threatens to send her running again, Quinton must find a way to master her senses—and her heart.
Quinton interested me from the moment we met him in Hard to Serve. He seemed to be the "happy Master." You know - some Masters in BDSM books are broody and focused. Others are stoic and detached. Then there's the rare few that seem like nice, sweet guys who would be quick with a smile or to laugh. That's Quinton. I think I like those guys the best, because when they turn on the Master, it's usually the absolute hottest, most intense Master ever.
Quinton's specialty is sensory deprivation. Therefore, he's the perfect Master to take on Cassia Locke, a woman who was living the lifestyle before a tragic accident gave her severe PTSD in the form of a paralyzing fear of the dark. She's sick of living like that, and goes back to her club to try and get back her life. Coincidentally, Cassia was supposed to be with Quinton when she had her accident, so she ended up standing him up instead. Now, Cassia has a shot at getting over her fears and Quinton can get some answers.
I absolutely loved Quinton's way with Cassia. He made getting her over her fears his mission in life. He was quick with praise when he knew she had overcome a hurdle, and equally quick with apologies when he realized he had pushed her too far. And when he was in Master Mode, he was so awesome.
Cassia was a really brave woman. She reminded me of Kenna from Bound to Submit (Blasphemy #1) - they were both women who had something tragic happen to them, but were taking charge of their lives by doing what felt good, rather wallow in what felt bad.
Speaking of Kenna, we get a glimpse of her and Griffin here and there, which was fun. And, in an awesome cross-over surprise, we also discover that Cassia Locke is the sister of Jagger, one of the Raven Riders from Laura Kaye's other series. We see a few other Ravens in this book too, and as a fan of both this series and the Raven Riders series, that was a lot of fun for me.
The only reason I gave Mastering Her Senses four stars is, it seemed to end very abruptly. All the loose ends were tied up, true, but sometimes you just need the story to wind down a little. You need a few pages to see the couple being happy and doing their thing to give you this sense of closure and finality, and we didn't really get that here.
But, despite that, I loved everything else about this book. We learn a little more about the other Masters in each book, and I'm looking forward to getting to know them soon.
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