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Posted October 29, 2014
I enjoyed this story about a jaded Dom and his younger submissive who still had a life to discover and dreams to make a reality. That type of struggle was believable and relatable. The story started in the present with Khari and Marcus in their third month of dating. Flashbacks throughout the story showed how they’d met and eventually became D/s.
I liked that Khari was bold enough to explore her kinky side and open her heart to the possibility of love, but she was also smart to question his intentions when after months of playing together, she’d never been invited into his personal space. While it was sweet of him to not want to stand in the way of her dreams, as a Dom, I was a little surprised that he didn’t pick up on some of her conflicting emotions, nor did he tell her where she stood. As far as honesty in a D/s relationship, her eyes were finally opened when she realized he’d cleverly avoided answering any personal questions.
The story took a bit of a nosedive for me with the misunderstanding that drove them apart. Creating a problem that could have easily been solved by simply talking to one another is a big pet peeve of mine. On top of that, she decided to tuck tail and run, not returning his calls or texts. That really was a little childish regardless of whether or not her heart had been crushed. Marcus wasn’t much better in that regard. He kept waffling between wanting to go after her and letting her go for her own good. At least he was clever enough to figure out where things had gone wrong, and he did everything he could to make things right. Brownie points for Marcus. Ultimately, I have to concede that their six, seven month separation had been for the best. It allowed Khari to have her dream and decide that she could have it all if she were open to the idea. The only downside to that separation was the zero character interaction. Seeing them go about their lives for nearly a year slowed the story down.
Overall I did enjoy their struggle to find themselves and make a relationship work. A little less repetition about his hatred for his ex-wife and what she’d done to him would have been nice. Khari’s behavior at the end still showed a lack of maturity with her infuriating behavior. Marcus made the first move, but even after realizing that she wanted him in her life and planned to tell him, she kept saying hurtful things and lying to push him away (while her thoughts screamed at her to shut up). Playing games and expecting the man to be a mind reader is not a trait I’m particularly fond of. Regardless, I would read the next book in the series and hope for a less immature heroine.
*Complimentary copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.*
Posted May 31, 2014
Really expensive for 175 pages of drivel. Mostly hard to follow narrative, with even harder to follow dialogue. It is so contradictory. And BORING. Oh, God, is it boring.
The story starts in the middle of a bdsm scene. The sub is focused on how her feet hurt, how she's not comfortable. How she's a spoiled princess who knows how to act to get any and everything she wants. Don't you just love her? NOT!
The Dom describes himself as a pompous ass, a small town Tx boy from Dallas. Been to Dallas? Researched at all? Small town? With oil refineries? Again, I ask, research at all?
The Dom is the oldest man the sub has ever met. He's 33.
I'm so pissed wasted money on this crap. I could not finish the book and I always finish books no matter how bad they are. This one? I just couldn't read another page.
Take my advice. Skip this one. There are other books out there. There are great books, incredible books out there. This
Posted June 15, 2013
Lust is Sweeter Love the Second Time Around - Master Knight by Gray Dixon
"Marcus Knight, entrepreneur and CEO of Knight Enterprises, is a Dom with a darker side. After a nasty divorce, he’s sworn off any
emotional involvement with any woman. By accident he meets a woman at a party when he travels to New York City for business.
She’s too young and inexperienced with his lifestyle. Or so he thinks. Khari Bradford, small town girl in search of fame and fortune
on the Broadway stage. On a chance meeting, she meets an older man who captivates her. Within a short time, she becomes his
newest submissive, but wonders how she ended up with him instead of on Broadway. Will her new aspiration have her lose both
dreams, Broadway and her Knight after discovering he has no intentions of staying in New York or with her? Will Marcus return to
Dallas and give Khari her dream, but lose the woman who makes his heart sing?"
Master Knight is a scorching hot read by Ms Gray Dixon. It is explosive carnal pleasure between Marcus and Khari, and a meeting
of minds and bodies that eventually goes beyond that. I am in awe at the way Ms Dixon writes. A balance of having the right amount
of dialogue, and yes....sexy sex. Ms Dixon describes Marcus so well that I wish for my own Marcus Knight. I am sure that Master
Prince, another novel written by Ms Dixon will be as hot as this first novel in the Masters of Tabu series.
Another novel that will stay on my revolving bookshelf. I definitely intend to get the complete Mater of Tabu series and can't
wait to get my eye teeth on Master Prince!
Rating on a scale of 1-5: 5