Title: Becoming His Master
Series: Neighborly Affection #4
Author: M.Q. Barber
Genre: Adult, M/M Erotica
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Published By: Lyrical Press
From rescue to romance…
Teach a wounded submissive the value of his service. The task ought to be an easy one for an experienced dominant like Henry Webb.
But novice Jay Kress challenges his teacher like no other. Still bearing the bruises of an encounter outside the bounds of safe consensual play, Jay is desperate to submit to the man who saved him—and shamed by his desires.
Henry recognizes the dangers of a relationship built on hero worship. He’ll teach Jay how to stay safe, that’s all. He won’t take advantage of the younger man’s trust. He won’t share his fantasies about his dark-haired, athletic student. He’ll never claim this submissive for his own...
Henry saves Jay from an abusive Dom who ignored his safeword. The young man was beaten and shamed and when Jay shows up at the club looking for another Dom, Henry gives in and decides to teach him to be a sub.
Jay will do anything Henry says, and there in lies the problem, Jay won't say no. He won't use his safewords and that is a dangerous thing for a sub, especially when there are Doms who will abuse him around. Henry only has a few weeks before the Dom that hurt Jay is allowed back in and he is determined that Jay will be armed with enough self worth to stand up for himself.
I loved the way Henry fought the growing relationship with Jay. His reluctance to use Jay for himself gives us great tension within the story. Jay is a sweetheart and you can't stop yourself from wanting to hug and protect him. Henry can't either, there in lies the problem as Henry does not want to fall for Jay.
I enjoyed reading about these two and seeing how they both grew as the story went on. Four Stars!
USA Today bestselling author M.Q. Barber likes to get lost in thought. She writes things down so she can find herself again.
Often found staring off into space or frantically scratching words on sticky notes, M.Q. lives with one very tolerant, easily amused husband and one very tolerant, easily amused puppy.
She has a soft spot for romances that explore the inner workings of the heart and mind alongside all that steamy physical exertion. She loves memorable characters, witty banter, and heartfelt emotion in any genre.
The former Midwestern gal is the author of the Neighborly Affection contemporary romance series. Pick a safeword, grab a partner or two, and jump in.