I was a Master.
To understand me, you must understand my past.
My father was a Master. My mother his Courtesan.
I was raised in a business that trained women to become whores for the men that owned them. I was taught to train with a strict hand…but to seduce with a kind heart.
Although my mother was one of those golden whores, the women broken and rebuilt to become everything their owner could desire, my mother – in her wisdom and beauty – trapped the heart of her Master.
Through her perseverance, she never let the man go.
Naturally, I followed in his footsteps, not once finding love, but almost gaining a son.
My heart was destroyed on a clear summer day when my child was stripped from my hands. Redemption for my crimes was lost, and loneliness like a man should never know was gained.
Until I found Seraphina…
She thought she could deny me. She thought she could choose her fate or determine the course her life would run. She thought she would never love another because she couldn’t love herself.
With a shattered heart and rebellious mind, she believed her life was broken. She chose death as an avenue to escape the life she was given, and she believed there was nobody who could stand in her way.
As her Master, it was my duty to show her…
…that all her beliefs were wrong.
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
Anthony Bernal was once a well respected Master in the Society. But a personal lost took away his desire to remain in the lifestyle. However, when faced with another broken soul, he couldn’t help but wanting to save her.
As a courtesan, Seraphina Ashland was supposed to be the pride of her owner. But from the beginning of her servitude, she was stripped of her humanity and forced to endure traumatic existence. She thought she needed an escape, not realizing that freedom could come in a different way.
From last book, I knew Anthony is going to be different. I was intrigued by the idea of how the dynamic would work.
He didn’t fool me with his soft voice and exotic accent. Behind his eyes lingered the shadow of a monster, of a person that had no qualms in stealing a woman away.
Anthony was the type of Master who preferred to demand submission in the form of seduction instead of a heavy hand. But that doesn’t mean he was soft which I appreciate.
“What good is my life if my soul no longer exists?”
Seraphina was not what I expected her to be – which is a good thing. She has been through a lot, but there was still fighting spirit in her when pushed enough.
It wasn’t like a Master to shatter along with the courtesan he trained. And although she wasn’t technically mine, I would shatter nonetheless.
When it comes to D/s stories what I enjoy the most is seeing how characters break. In this case they were already broken to start with so that made it more interesting in how they’d respond to situations. I also love the manipulation aspect of the story even though a lot of times I feel those scenes stole the spotlight from another.
Her Master’s Redemption follows two broken souls who learned to heal each other. It would appeal to readers who enjoy the psychological aspect of BDSM.
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Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, Because of Ellison (contemporary romance), and Standard Romance Story (Romance Comedy). Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.
In addition to writing, Lily is an avid reader, gummy bear slayer, and a gold medalist in puppy naps.
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