I'm a sucker for a good BDSM story in my little vanilla world and I love the Masters of Tabu. Just the name of the club Tabu can send shivers down my...moreI'm a sucker for a good BDSM story in my little vanilla world and I love the Masters of Tabu. Just the name of the club Tabu can send shivers down my spine. Yes, I have read and enjoyed them all.
I loved this story. Master Dragon, and whoa! that is his last name, sure lives up to it from being the original bad boy in the group to his tattoo he proudly wears. In walks curvy Karlie and steals his heart. From her enthusiasm at trying the darker waters of BDSM to her joy at finally losing her 'V' card at her age, she is a keeper. Too bad Dragon is confused about what he wants.
The interaction between Dragon and Karlie is non stop and delightful. We get a continuing glimpse of the other characters evolving lives, advancing their stories to my delight. The story line is enjoyable, giving a complete glimpse of why Dragon is how he is and why Karlie has no confidence in herself as a woman. A rocket scientist, yes, but not a woman.
If you have read and enjoyed the previous books in the Masters of Tabu, be sure not to miss this! If you haven't read them, jump right on in, they are worth the time to read. Hot, hunky, dominant men and the subs they love will keep you entertained for hours!
I loved this this story all the way through until the epilogue. To me it seemed like it missed the mark. Yes the author segued it, but not enough to make it believable to me. Maybe because it seemed out of character for Master Dragon. Maybe because of the previous musings of Karlie and her thoughts of returning home as she fell in love. Not sure. I could just be me, but that is my impression. I'm sure not everyone will feel the same. I still enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next in the series so it didn't change my mind about the Masters at all, LOL.(less)
As if the cover isn't enough to suck you in! Matthieu Gondin's eyes drawing you in does it make it hard to turn the page to start the book, I just wan...more As if the cover isn't enough to suck you in! Matthieu Gondin's eyes drawing you in does it make it hard to turn the page to start the book, I just wanted to drown in his eyes a while, LOL.
Thank you Natasza for not making this a cliff hanger! I could have rung her neck when I finished reading Code Name: Ghost :) The ending of Code Name: Nina's Choice was an enticing OMG I have to read the next one without the I'm gonna kill the author ending, or non ending as the case maybe, LOL.
*spoiler alert over*
Mace is a doll, generous, compassionate, loving and fiercely loyal. He's a SEAL so of course he is. Nina is everything and more a mother could be besides being the perfect mate for a stubborn wounded 'I'll never be a man again' SEAL. You know Mace is going down.
As if that wasn't enough! Add in the shock of Gabbs' biological father showing up causing this wounded, honor bound SEAL to step back to allow Nina and Gabbs the chance to see if they could form a family with him and all kinds of hurting is going on.
THEN, then, add in the mafia, a Vegas showgirl, AWOL SEALs and Holy Seaweed the story gets exciting!
I have to say that I loved Code Name: Ghost despite the cliffhanger, Code Name: Kayla's Fire though Kayla needed her a** kicked, but Code Name: Nina's Choice is better than both of them! This is one of those stories that won't get out of your head.
From this woman's Navy to the Canadian Coasty author, Hooyah! Thank you for portraying the SEAL's in all their honor, loyalty and integrity.
Long Overdue intrigued me enough that I'm going to be checking out book one and two!
Long Overdue went over Olivia and Matt's friendship and unrequited...moreLong Overdue intrigued me enough that I'm going to be checking out book one and two!
Long Overdue went over Olivia and Matt's friendship and unrequited love between them. River Jewel Resort brought their story to a head. I have to agree with Olivia that it had an ick factor, LOL. The scent of a library, I'd definitely have to agree with Olivia.
Matt struck me as a typical guy and I love to read stories about the average man. He'd take what he could get. You root for the two of them throughout.
Told from both perspectives, Olivia and Matt are both in love with the other, but afraid to ruin their long friendship. A wonderful tale with definitely some intriguing elements.
The River Jewel Resort sounds like an interesting place to visit!(less)
Forsaking Truth made my heart ache and the tears run down my face. It was both beautifully written and heartbreaking. Forsaking Truth is an ugly look...moreForsaking Truth made my heart ache and the tears run down my face. It was both beautifully written and heartbreaking. Forsaking Truth is an ugly look at the injustice and fear faced by those that find love outside the mainstream of societal norm. Even those that are in the relationship can face punishing regret and fear of being outed. Love is a private thing, yet a joy you want to share, something that not everyone will find. How heartbreaking to find love when it shames you and you need to hide it.
Forsaking Truth hits so close to home. My best friend in high school was unashamedly, flamingly out there. I loved him to pieces and still do. Years later we are still friends though now separated by the span of our country. I remember being there, holding him as he cried or recovered from being beaten up just for being who he is. Forsaking Truth brought back those days to mind.
Forsaking Truth shows love, whether between a man and woman or a man and a man, love is the core. It is not bound by gender or beliefs and comes when you do not expect it or look for it. In Luke's case it came with something he considered taboo and shameful. For Tristan and Luke it eventually brings regret and heartache.
Love, somehow, will find a way.
Forsaking Truth is not to be missed. Lydia Michaels once again pulls at my heart strings, wringing out emotions as I read. I have yet to read one of her books that doesn't make me smile and make me cry. A gifted story teller she brings her characters to life by digging your emotions out and exposing them for everyone to see. (less)