3 out of 5 Licks
Masters Unleashed, Book 2
Pleasure and pain once again intertwine in the second installment of Sparrow Beckett’s Masters Unleashed series, following Finding Master Right.
Known as a brat in the kink community, Everly can intimidate even the most experienced Dom. Then she meets Ambrose, a dominant who finds her ways amusing. Not only does he charm the pants off her, he makes her crave his mastery.
After being abandoned by his submissive, Ambrose has avoided any serious connections—until he meets Everly, who refuses to be ignored. But just when he thinks he’s found the perfect sub, he finds out she’s an anti-poverty activist with harsh opinions about the rich. Telling her he’s wealthy will ruin everything, but he can’t collar her with a huge lie hanging over them.
Will the best thing that’s ever happened to him walk away when she finds out the truth?
Finally the next chapter in the Masters Unleashed series has arrived. Immediately after finishing Finding Master Right I was chomping at the bit for the next in the series. While Playing Hard To Master didn’t rock my world as much as the first one, it is still a great addition to the series. Everly is a bratty little sub who loves challenging her Doms. Not all Doms enjoy a bratty girl but I loved reading the dynamics between the two. Ambrose was willing to give her a firmer hand when needed and give her a bit of a longer leash to let her have some fun too.
The only thing I really disliked about the book was Everly’s attitude toward rich people. She had a rough past and she is a hard-core activist so she is very passionate about helping others. While I loved her passion she was so prejudice against the rich that she made Ambrose feel really bad about his success and guilty about having money. Ambrose is a good guy and helped his employees a lot. I liked that Everly helped him find ways to help others in need too, I just don’t like the way it all happened.
Overall I liked the book, but it didn’t have that same captivating way about it that I had with the first one. The setup for the third one is interesting. I’m not sure how it’s going to work out but I’m looking forward to taking the ride with Sparrow Beckett. 🙂