Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Master Prince (Masters of Tabu Book 2) by Gray Dixon

The Masters of Tabu center around the journey of college friends from Dallas, Texas, seeking redemption, healing and love when they least expect it. Hot days and sizzling nights await—Marcus Knight, Mitchell Prince, Jared King, Shane Marshal, Brock Dragon and Jagger Squire with Simon Tempest, a friend of Marcus Knight rounding out the co-owners of Club Tabu, a BDSM private club. Dallas will never be the same. 

Mitchell Prince, is a Dom with an attitude. He’s the Chief Counsel of Knight Enterprises and has a private practice in Dallas, Texas, which keeps him busy. He’s also a co-owner in Club Tabu and tends to watch and monitor more than have a sub of his own. He has yet to find the right partner to fulfill his darkest desires to control and challenge him physically and mentally.

Guilianna Hathaway, nicknamed Anna by her closest friends, is no princess but can play with the Big Boys in the courtroom. She’s a hard-edged attorney representing women and children. Her latest client files a civil suit against Club Tabu and the owners for negligence due to an alleged rape and assault of her client by another patron of the BDSM club. She’s curious about the goings on in an establishment catering to the abuse of women, or what she assumes happens there and returns to the “crime scene” for research and is stunned and shocked by what she finds. Once she meets with Mitchell Prince at Club Tabu, not only is she attracted to the tall, dark and handsome attorney representing the club, she’s also drawn into the BDSM world. Discovering she has a submissive nature is a revelation she’s willing to explore. With the right Dom, that is.

Will Mitch and Anna plead the fifth and follow the laws of nature rather than the laws they uphold in court?

Published & Release Date: Secret Craving Publishing, April 23, 2013

Time and setting: Present Day, Dallas  

Genre: Erotic Romance/BDSM/Contemporary

Heat Level: 4

Rating: 4 Gold Crowns

Vikki’s Musings

I recently won Master Knight in a giveaway during the Secret Cravings 4th Anniversary Blog Hop. I thoroughly enjoyed it and when the author asked me if I would like to review the second book in the series, I immediately said yes. I’m so glad I did. Master Prince is another great book! I have not read many BDSM books, but after reading both of these, I plan to read more in the future. I find them intriguing. Master Prince is as well-written and edited as the first book. The story drew me in from the first page and kept me entertained to the finish.

This story has two attorneys going head to head in a case that involves Club Tabu. Mitchell Prince is representing the club and Guilianna Hathaway represents the client who is suing the club for five million dollars. While the criminal case did not prove guilt, Guilianna (From this point on I will refer to the heroine as Anna.) is hopeful the civil case will bring her client the closure she so desperately needs.

Anna decides she must find more proof to win her case and seizes the opportunity to slip past the brute guarding entrance to Club Tabu. She runs into a behemoth of a man when she tries to evade the guard. While she does not know it, she has run into Mitchell Prince, her opponent in the law suit.

Master Prince is a Dom in addition to an attorney. His instincts tell him that Anna, while a formidable and feisty challenger in court, is a submissive sexually. When he discovers she has managed to get into the club under an assumed name, he covers his face and is determined to find out what she is up to. Even though it is against club rules, Mitchell offers to give Anna a tour of the place. His little mouse intrigues him and has him hot as hell.  

Anna sees several scenes playing out, and while she is appalled in some respect, another part of her is enthralled. Once she makes it out of the club unscathed, she feels she has had a narrow escape. The next day, Mitchell Prince shows up at her office and reveals himself as the man from the night before.

Will Anna choose to take him up on his offer to explore what a true Dom/Sub relationship is, or will she stay forever locked in her fears of the past that color her views of what could be with Mitchell?

Anyone who enjoys BDSM elements to a story will love this excellent tale of Anna’s journey to discover if she can be a true submissive when she is a tiger in court. I thoroughly enjoyed the back and forth between Anna and Mitchell. The chemistry between the pair is extraordinarily hot. The scenes are explicit and what is expected in this genre. Although this books borders on erotica, it does have a satisfying romance going on.

This is why I could not give this book five Gold Crowns. I struggled with the story line a bit, even though I found it fascinating, and I did find it very thought provoking to say the least. I cannot go into detail because I do not want to give anything away. All I will say, Anna’s background made it difficult for me, but that could be because I do not know very much about the lifestyle and motivations behind a BDSM relationship.

I enjoyed their romance and the story is accurate in the BDSM components compared to other books I have read in this genre. This is the second book in the Masters of Tabu series, and I look forward to reading the other stories. While some of this story did trouble me, it does entertain and isn’t that what a story should do? Happy reading!

No comments:

Post a Comment