- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- May 2012
- Book 1 of Masters of Submission
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Thirty-year-old English lawyer Emma Parkes believes Club Submission holds the key to her best friend's disappearance. Well out of her comfort zone, Emma's eyes are opened wide when she observes the Masters of Submission at work. They're so confident and sexually arousing—especially beautiful blue-eyed Master Zane.
Submission member and Dom Zane Anders frequently enjoys all the club has to offer. The wealthy, forty-year-old diamond importer has everything he could possibly need—everything except for love. A natural dominant, he's not looking for a permanent submissive in his life. But perhaps he'll make an exception for the stunning lawyer from London.
When Club Submission is plunged into a high-profile murder investigation, its very existence is put in jeopardy.
Can Emma unlock the truth, or will the devastatingly handsome Zane Anders, a Master of Submission, unlock her deepest sexual desires, instead?
A Siren Erotic Romance
Jun 11, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
198 people found the following review helpful
MASTER OF SUBMISSION (Masters of Submission Book 1) by Jan Bowles is a deliciously compelling story that is full of mystery, suspense and romance. If you like your romance sizzling hot, but also with a great story, then this is a book I can highly recommend for you.
Emma Parkes has left her home in England and traveled to Boston in order to start a law firm with her best friend, Chloe. When she arrives and her friend fails to pick her up from the airport as planned, Emma soon realizes that Chloe has disappeared. After some investigative work of her own, she becomes convinced that her friend's disappearance is directly related to Club Submission. Emma visits the club in an attempt to track down clues and find answers that she hopes will lead her to Chloe, but Emma finds more than she bargained for during her visit to the club.
I highly recommend this book and give it 4 out of 5 stars. It's very well written with a story that hooked me right from the start. Just as there are different levels of BDSM relationships, there are different levels in BDSM erotic romance books as well. I would classify this as a romance with light to moderate BDSM aspects. The story has some very hot and steamy parts, but I would not call it hardcore BDSM.
Emma and Zane are both wonderful characters that I grew to care about and I was rooting for them the whole way. I could relate to Emma because she has always been such a serious person who always maintained her composure. Zane is a compassionate Dom whose goal is help her break through her barriers and allow her to lose control. There is great mystery and suspense in the story as Emma searches to find answers about her best friend who appears to have vanished. The author weaves together the mystery as well as the romance and development of Emma and Zane's characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.
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Book Review by Vixhen (reviewer)
Aug 14, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
175 people found the following review helpful
"Let me show you the world in my eyes."
Emma Parkes has arrived in Boston from London to set up her law practice with best friend, Chloe. The problem is that Chloe is missing, and the local police don't seem all that concerned. After some amateur sleuthing, Emma tracks her friend's last whereabouts to Club Submission, a local BDSM fetish club. In order to find out what happened to her friend, Emma has to put aside all her reservations and enter a world where flogging and bondage are part of normal conversation.
Zane Anders is a successful diamond importer by day and a resident Dom at Club Submission by night. He uses the club to feed his need to dominate. He has thoroughly enjoyed whipping submissives into shape and has no real desire to settle down. Been there; done that; got the t-shirt. However, all thoughts of a life of solitude go out the window when he spies Emma. He is immediately drawn to her innate submissive nature. She is like a diamond in the rough, just waiting for him to polish.
When a club patron comes on a shade too strong with Emma, Master Zane comes to her rescue. Using this as his chance to get to know her better, Master Zane offers to show Emma around the club. Soon the sexual stimuli in the club and the obvious sexual chemistry between the two push Emma beyond her limits, and she succumbs to Master Zane's charms. This interlude unnerves Emma and shakes her to her core. She's aware that Zane is offering her admission into his world and despite her better judgment, she is willing to accept. When the club becomes the focal point in a murder investigation, can Emma and Zane weather the storm, or will their connection be severed forever?
HOT, HOT, HOT!!! The chemistry between Emma and Zane starts the moment they lock eyes and never ends. I loved the way he was bound and determined to awaken Emma's inner submissive. He is the ultimate Dom, controlled, patient and intense. Emma was a bit prim and proper, but oh so ready to shed her schoolgirl image and let loose. Ms. Bowles packs a lot of heat and emotion into this story. She's adept at pulling the reader into her characters' heads, and takes them on a journey they'll not soon forget.
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