SassySub Heaux’s Book Rating: 5 Stars
Summary from the author:
At The Den nothing is off limits… In an idyllic mountain setting on a dozen secluded acres of land, Master Damien Lowell has made his spectacular Colorado home—the Den—available to a select group of people. Doms and subs are invited to explore the intricate nuances of dominance and submission, of sadism and masochism, of exquisite bondage, and strict discipline.
The Den—where the wildest of fantasies becomes reality, lives are transformed, and limits are shattered.
Book Four in the Mastered series.
Things couldn’t get worse. It was bad enough that Maggie had to spend the days with her boss and nemesis. Now to find out he’s a Dom at her favourite place to play?
Maggie Carpenter needs an escape from her everyday life and her overbearing boss. David Tomlinson has ruined her life and career by acquiring her family’s business and tying her to an untenable employment contract.
So she and her friend head for an evening at the Den to explore their wildest fantasies…only to find David there looking ridiculously sexy with a bare chest and a set of handcuffs attached to his belt loop.
David is just as shocked to find his spitfire employee at the Den. He leans against the wall, watching, unable to wrap his mind around the idea that the woman who constantly challenges him might be a sub. But when another Dom approaches her and she casts her gaze down, he sees another side of her.
His reaction to the submissive Maggie is immediate and sizzling hot and so is the unwelcome jealousy he experiences. He’s always had a strict no-fraternisation rule, but he’s determined to have her in his cuffs before the evening is out, despite the dozens of reasons he shouldn’t. He wants Maggie surrendered to him, in his cuffs, literally as well as figuratively.
I am going to start sounding like a broken record with all of my Sierra Cartwright book reviews because this woman seriously doesn’t know how to write a bad book. I loved it! I loved dominant business man Mr. David Tomlinson. I loved the strong, independent yet submissive Maggie. Just like with all of her other books, Ms. Cartwright did an excellent job breaking down the dynamics of the Dominant and submissive relationship between Mr. Tomlinson and Maggie. I especially loved that although Maggie was an excellently trained submissive in the bedroom, she was fiercely independent in her professional life. I loved the way Maggie was able to handle just about everything that David subjected her too. Not only was she able to handle it but she encouraged David to be harsher and more aggressive with her. Even when David warned Maggie before their first scene together that he would make her cry she was confident enough to challenge his claim. She almost made it through the entire story without every being brought to tears. As expected the sex was fire scorching hot. Ms. Cartwright really knows how to write a good panties dropping sex scene. I think what I really loved most about this book was how straight forward it was. These two people worked together but never really got along personally. After Maggie unexpectedly runs into her boss at The Den and they scene together for the first time, she quickly realizes how unfairly she has been treating him while at work. The characters have good chemistry and they quickly fall in love with each other. Maggie needs David’s dominance. Each time they are together she comes to realize how much more she grows to depend on him and even though it scares her a little when she realizes this, she never makes a run for it like most female characters do in these erotic love stories. We are not tortured with silly misunderstandings that serve no other purpose than to make the book longer than it really needs to be. That absolutely drives me crazy. I highly recommend this book to everyone that loves a good BDSM love story. It is book four in a series but the story is a stand alone so the reader does not have the read the previous books to be able to understand what is happening in this story. Looking forward to book five coming out in November!
Favorite Quotes from the book:“Now kneel, Maggie.” Something primitive, as old as the heartbeat of time, responded to his dominance. Looking up at him, she obeyed. Her face was near his crotch, and the masculine scent of him combined with the power of his body to make her feel utterly feminine. “Mine,” he said as he buckled the collar closed. She was scared that was true, and more frightened that it might not be.