Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: Master Class by Rachel Haimowitz

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.

Genre: BDSM, contemporary, gay erotic romance
Length: 16,700 words (57 pages)

I obtained the above information from Ms. Rachel's website.

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not     judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review... I was given this book for my honest thoughts... So let's go..

Ms. Rachel is a new to me author. However I will say this, her style is very intriguing. Now... Just in case the cover does not give this away... This is a m/m novel... So, if this is not your cup of flavor... You will not offend me, but just drop by to say Hi! If so... then let's go on!

Now, I will have to say though that this is a rather tad bit harsh bdsm m/m book. So, if being tested to your limits and being put out of your comfort zone... does not interest you... Again, just peek in to say hi, lol. But if I have piqued your interest, you really might want to think about reading this story.

I did find Devon to be a little rough/harsh on Nicky sometimes. But once I got in the story and found out his reasoning, it made sense. Devon knew or was praying he knew what Nicky needed all along. Hard love, stern punishment, and ownership can go a long way. And Devon was hoping that was exactly what Nicky would want... Especially from him!

Being a spoiled brat is not all what its cracked up to be. Especially if you dream of someday finding someone to control... You. Nicky was use to calling all the shots, all the time. In work and in the bedroom. Even though he thought himself to be a sub, he tries to act like a Dom. And the men he had in the past would allow him to do just that... play, act, pretend to be the Dom while acting like the sub. Nicky did not realize what he stirred inside Devon until it was almost to late.... And then his whole world will change but is he ready for that!

I enjoyed the story. I understood the harshness of Devon but I also understood Nicky and his emotions. The roughness is right for this story. Devon is a true Dom - with a capital D!  And he is falling for a sub who needs a little more the just the average TLC. Can their relationship work after the acting is done....

If you inclined to see more of Rachel Haimowitz  has to offer, please visit her website.

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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  1. Sounds like this book may be a little to rough for my taste. I like a little BDSM but I don't wanna flinch while I'm reading it, lol. Thanks for your honest review. Have a great day!!

  2. I like the idea that when you review, you do it with the author's intent and content in mind. I'm not a fan of M/M, yet I love M/M/F. Stick a woman in the scene so I can fantasize about being there, and I'm all in. LOL So it's not the M/M contact that bothers me. I can so understand why the hero is attractive to you (guys or gals) if he's attractive to me. I like guys, so why wouldn't everyone? *grin*
    Waving from HOT MALE MONDAY at my place... Eliza March

  3. I flinched a couple times reading this book. But overall I did really enjoy reading it and watching their relationship develop. Can't wait to read Sublime.

  4. Hi Cecile,
    How is everything? :=)

    Another hot short story

  5. redzsm~ Hey hon! Thanks for peeking in! This book is a bit rough but it is really good. She developed the characters really good! You would like it.. if you like it a bit rough! =) I always keep it real!

    Eliza March [Elizabeth Marchat]~ Hey honey! Thanks for peeking in today! I know how busy you are! Oh Eliza, I am one of a few reviewers that know what you guys go through to write the books we love to read. So, I always keep in mind what I think the author is thinking and how the book is. My reviews are honest to my heart. And I believe in letting people who stop here know what they will get, without giving away to much. I mean, after all, I want them to read the stories that I fall in love with!
    I popped on over at your place!

    elaing8~ Hey honey! I do remember those scenes you are talking about. But it was a delight to watch this couple become a couple! Thanks for peeking in!

    Blodeuedd~ Hey honey! Everything is finally settling in for me. Slowly though. Thanks for always coming over Blodeuedd!! Hugs to you honey!!!! You know I love those!

  6. Hey girly - just saying hi! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

  7. Ing~ hey hey! Thanks for peeking in! I hope all is well for you! and I am hoping that you had a very blessed Thanksgiving!

  8. Just stopping in to say hi. I don't think this one's my cup of tea.

  9. Hey Carol!!!! Oh honey, I just appreciate you stopping by!!! You don't know how much! Thank you!!!!! Hugs to you!!!!!!!!!!


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