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To Master and Defend
     

To Master and Defend

4.3 9
by Anya Summers
 
Dominance. Submission. Honor.

Ophelia Mills is coerced by her friends into having a fashionable night out, where she discovers the newest night life destination is actually an exotic BDSM Club named Dungeon Pleasures. She's always been curious about the lifestyle, but her reserved nature has so far held her back from exploring her desires. When an over

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Dominance. Submission. Honor.

Ophelia Mills is coerced by her friends into having a fashionable night out, where she discovers the newest night life destination is actually an exotic BDSM Club named Dungeon Pleasures. She's always been curious about the lifestyle, but her reserved nature has so far held her back from exploring her desires. When an over enthusiastic clubgoer goes overboard with his intentions and attempts to force her into submission, the club's owner comes to her rescue, defending her honor. After a scorching one night stand with her knight in shining armor, Ophelia discovers that the fantasy was one for the record books.

Tobias Ford likes his life just fine. At the helm of two successful businesses, he's a Dom with a checkered past and isn't looking for anything permanent. He's perfectly content to enjoy the submissive offerings at Dungeon Pleasures, as well as his membership in the exclusive Dungeon Fantasy Club. Then Ophelia Mills stumbles in, needing his protection, and bringing forth every dominant urge he possesses. After a torrid night he cannot forget, he devises a campaign, laying siege to her heart even as he spanks her bare bottom for disobedience. With every one of her pleasured cries, Tobias falls further under Ophelia's spell as she surrenders to his mastering.

As he indulges her newfound carnal appetite, Ophelia will have to face old hurts, and decide whether or not she can trust him with the most precious of gifts.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940158447662
Publisher:
Blushing Books Publications
Publication date:
05/13/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
106,068
File size:
567 KB

Meet the Author

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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To Master and Defend 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
To Master and Defend is a short novella continuing on with the series but with a new couple, Ophelia and Tobias. This is the first book I have read in the series. I enjoyed the story. I was maturely written and I think I would like to read more from this author but this particular story had a few things in it that I didn't particular care for. What I did like was the main characters and how they met. I loved that Tobias saved her from being assaulted in his club and the they had such an intense connection that they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other as he consoles her from the attempted rape. I loved everything about their relationship except for how she gets introduced to BDSM not only by him but her sister and her sisters fiance as well. It's hard to describe what my issue is without spoiling the story so I'll just say that for someone not in the BDSM lifestyle, she should have been informed of what that lifestyle is like and how she should react or behave before thrusting her into it. Granted, she isn't forced into it full throttle and she does react positively in most situations but there were a few scenes in the beginning that she reacted naturally for someone who has no knowledge of BDSM and was treated like someone who would know the consequences. It bothered me enough that it took some of the enjoyment of the story away from me. Despite that, I will definitely try more from this author ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
BlueDiamond4 More than 1 year ago
The dynamic characters really drew me in, and the story held my attention throughout this enjoyable read. I especially liked how Master Ford doled out the discipline when needed.
k_brown More than 1 year ago
This author has definitely mastered the hot and steamy! I enjoyed this book. As previously stated, this book is a "book 2", but it truly needs no prequisite reading. I did, however, enjoy the glimpses into the lives of previous characters. The author does a good job of taking us inside Ophelia's insecurities and setting the scene. I think I would have preferred Tobias to understand her a little better at the end, but all good stories need some angst too. All in all, great book.
k_brown More than 1 year ago
This author has definitely mastered the hot and steamy! I enjoyed this book. As previously stated, this book is a "book 2", but it truly needs no prequisite reading. I did, however, enjoy the glimpses into the lives of previous characters. The author does a good job of taking us inside Ophelia's insecurities and setting the scene. I think I would have preferred Tobias to understand her a little better at the end, but all good stories need some angst too. All in all, great book.
HopeSW More than 1 year ago
To Master and Defend continues the wonderful and love filled Dungeon Fantasy Club series. Tobias and Ophelia, "Lia", are the main focus in book two. However, Anya Summers also keeps the previous characters of Declan and Zoey completely involved within this storyline. Tobias and Lia share a love that is sexually charged, strong with emotion and filled with spankings. Tobias suffers PTSD but Lia seems to soothe his emotional wounds, while Lia is a little more challenging. Her hurts run deep and she won't let others in to help her heal. She runs from Tobias each chance she gets only to find herself back in his arms and bed each chance she can. She also runs to her sister, Zoey, where she only finds more complications. Zoey has built a life with Declan and is not willing to drop everything and move home to give Lia undivided attention and support. I recommend reading to find out the many ups and downs with these emotionally charged and passion filled characters. Overall this book is well written and thought out with endearing characters that are well developed and blend between books. I could not put this book down from start to finish and am looking forward to the next one in the series. I highly recommend not only this stand alone book but the first book in the series as well. Way to go and well done!!
Pico1 More than 1 year ago
A short, fast moving story about a woman, Ophelia, who has been so focused on her studies, and so damaged by the accidental death of her parents, that she has pushed everyone away from her. An accidental meeting with Tobias at the BDSM club he owns changes everything; but it takes a trip to Scotland to see her sister, and to reunite with Tobias, to lead to the chain of events that culminate with a happy ending. The story has a number of twists and turns, but it follows an interesting pattern with a lot of color about Ophelia, Tobias, and the issues that drive them as persons, and finally bring them together.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
IT’S WHERE MY DEMONS HIDE Book 2 in The Dungeon Fantasy Club series did not disappoint. Ophelia Mills, better known as Lia to her friends has sheltered her life in her Eighteenth-century world and her education. She doesn’t really have a life outside of schooling. Giving into a few friends, going to a masquerade event at a BDSM club, being accosted and then saved leads to a one-night stand of passion, unlike anything she has every experienced. Tobias Ford is successful in his businesses but has no serious relationships, suffering PTSD after his stint overseas. Rescuing a damsel in distress extends to a passionate romp in his loft, but when he wakes up, his little bird has flown the coop, and he doesn’t even know her name. The plot kept me captivated, and Ms. Summers writing style will keep the pages turning as her stories unfold. A tale of two people, unusual circumstance, a night of passion, shocking news, a trip, a tiff and meeting again, just to name a few incidences, takes the reader along on an erotic adventure. Tobias and Lia together sizzle and spark when they get together. He opens a door to carnal desires she had never realized, and in many ways, it scares her, making her want to run and hide. Their game of cat and mouse can either make or break them. Hidden secrets have guided her life but when the truth is revealed Lia will be able to make peace with the past and plans for her future.
AGS More than 1 year ago
What an amazing story!!! This book contains a wonderful story about Tobias, a wonderful strong-willed dominant, and Lia, a wounded submissive. The author weaves a tale around their chance meeting and how the course of one’s life does not always follow the path that one might have planned. As the reader I fell a little in love myself with Tobias as well as felt sad for Lia as she “shuts down”. This is the second book in the series – and I definitely will get the next in the series as soon as it’s available!!
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
To Master and Defend was great! The first book in the series was amazing, and I didn't think it was possible to be better than that, but it was. There were strong emotions in this story. Ophelia and Tobias are each dealing with a lot of pain. When you add in their sizzling chemistry, their adventure is quite the roller coaster, including some scary moments. Anya Summers did a marvelous job revealing the characters' fascinating complexities. There is a lot of excitement and drama packed into the pages of this quick read, and I loved every bit of it. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.