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Mastering Love by Morticia Knight
Series: Hampton Road Club #4
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: BDSM, Historical, MM
Nestled in a Los Angeles suburb, the exclusive Hampton Road Club thrives. It is a place where consenting adults can explore their Dominant and submissive personalities without censure. Rich and powerful in the public eye, discretion is necessary to enjoy their private tastes.
Dismissed by his Master for a younger virginal sub Evan’s life is a mess. Evan can’t even go back to his previous Master because he recently found a permanent submissive. A Hampton Road Club member has been kind enough to offer the sub the use of a small guesthouse at the rear of the Dominant’s property.
Master Ned Wilkinson has sampled quite a few D/s clubs as business took him around the country. Deciding that the Hampton Road Club is the perfect fit Ned makes plans to settle in the area, permanently join the club, and chose a virginal sub of his own.
Persuaded to attend the club one evening Evan is introduced to Master Ned and agrees to a night together. The sub and Dom are perfectly matched and enjoy a blissful joining. The next day Evan is heartbroken when he learns that Master Ned also plans to find a virginal sub rather than re-train an older one. Too late Ned comes to his senses. The damage is done. At this point convincing Evan of his worth will be a long, slow road. Luckily Ned can’t wait to get started.
The roaring twenties come to life in Mastering Love where a complicated D/s relationship is thoroughly explored. Evan’s confidence is crumbling badly. Master Ned is partly to blame and willing to make things right. Their story plays out in this character driven, expansive plotline. Very descriptive the romance slowly unfolds. A solid, pleasant tale Mastering Love plays out as expected. It is Evan and Ned’s messed up romance that make this story worthwhile.