Master Class

Master Class

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by Rachel Haimowitz
     
 

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Broadway darling Nicky Avery is a shooting star by night, but by day he bounces from one heartless one-night stand to the next. A quick flogging, a rough lay, a new whip-hand to manipulate--yet still he yearns for something he cannot even name.

He finds his first true hint of satisfaction in Devon Turner, a self-possessed film star and expert Dom. Devon knows

Overview

Broadway darling Nicky Avery is a shooting star by night, but by day he bounces from one heartless one-night stand to the next. A quick flogging, a rough lay, a new whip-hand to manipulate--yet still he yearns for something he cannot even name.

He finds his first true hint of satisfaction in Devon Turner, a self-possessed film star and expert Dom. Devon knows what he wants the moment he sees it, and what he wants is Nicky Avery. Nicky's never learned to trust and has a nasty habit of topping from the bottom, but he learns fast that in the bedroom, Devon won't tolerate his actor's masks.

Nicky's a broken boy, but Devon knows exactly how to put his new sub back together. With patience, care, and all the punishments his little pain slut can handle, Devon breaks Nicky down one scene at a time, revealing a mind that yearns to trust and a heart that hungers for the ecstasy of true submission at last.

Editorial Reviews

Top2Bottom Reviews - Lisa at Top2Bottom Reviews
5 STARS: A provocative and scintillating exploration of the complex inner-workings of the Dom/sub relationship. Rachel Haimowitz has written a gritty and seductive story of lust and power, of the need to control and the need to be controlled, of the exchange of trust between two men who are drawn to each other through the intangible bond of Master and submissive.
Brief Encounters Reviews - Jen at Brief Encounters Reviews
4.5 STARS: [T]his is a story not just for fans of BDSM, but for those interested in looking at the psychology behind the actions and people who need that control and submission in their lives. I can highly recommend Master Class and I hope there will be more for these characters in future.
Amara's Place - Amara Devonte
5 STARS: [T]he writing is fabulous. The characters were engaging, deep, their relationship . . . intense. When I finished, I found myself sitting with a wide-eyed stare, stuck at . . . wow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013250116
Publisher:
Riptide Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Series:
Master Class , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
257,635
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Rachel is an M/M erotic romance author and a freelance writer and editor. She's also a sadist with a pesky conscience, shamelessly silly, and quite proudly pervish. Fortunately, all those things make writing a lot more fun for her . . . if not so much for her characters.

When she's not writing about hot guys getting it on (or just plain getting it; her characters rarely escape a story unscathed), she loves to read, hike, camp, sing, perform in community theater, and glue captions to cats. She also has a particular fondness for her very needy dog, her even needier cat, and shouting at kids to get off her lawn.

You can find Rachel at her website, Tweeting as RachelHaimowitz, chatting in the Goodreads forums, and blogging at Fantasy Unbound. She loves to hear from folks, so feel free to drop her a line anytime at metarachel (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Master Class 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Arella3173 More than 1 year ago
**This story is the Prequel to her small anthology called "SUBlime: Collected Shorts" First, This story is certainly NOT for the faint of heart. Now, To be honest, I haven't read that many BDSM books. It's not my favorite kink/genre but I don't necessarily turn away from it. If it sounds good in the blurb, I get it. And this is that one title that I am SO glad I got and has made me a bigger fan of BDSM. Nicky comes off as a bored spoiled Actor that has had everything he ever wanted and now just wants/needs someone to finally hold him down. Then, he encounters Devon. A Dom unlike one Nicky has ever had, because unlike his other Doms that let him play his little games, Devon, doesn't turn a blind eye to Nicky's games. He's Firm and strict almost cruel when He's in his 'Sir/Master' role giving Nicky nothing he wants yet everything Nicky has craved for at the same time. A True Dom. The beginning is a little shocking (To me, anyways). It was rather harsh but don't stop reading! It gets SO much better and you quickly come to understand Devon and Nicky and their relationship. The thing I loved most about this book is that it changed perspectives and gave you both characters' thoughts on what was happening and how they were feeling with the other's actions. It really made you get engrossed into the story and it gave you wonderful insight and a deep, complete understanding on the exact dynamics of their relationship. All in all this story was a HOT, captivating, deliciously intense and descriptive tale! If you are a fan of BDSM, this is definitively one you don't want to miss!
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What an entertaining story! Sexy characters right out the gate!! There is a 2nd book of short stories "Sublime: Collected Shorts" that are all about these 2 - very fun and sexy!!
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Aija More than 1 year ago
I read this story in one take and didn't even notice how the time flew by! The writing was extremely good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The change of POV in the middle of the story only helped to see things more fully and I'm grateful the author chose to do it this way. This was a short story, but I felt like I got to really know the characters and I couldn't help but fall for them (I must admit, the story left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling and a strong desire to read more about them! And I want Devon of my own. :D). So, if you like stories filled with passion and frustration, BDSM with testing ones physical and mental boundaries, you must read this!
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