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Her Master's Courtesan

(Masters #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  3,401 ratings  ·  726 reviews
I am a Master.

You must know this fact to understand my story.

I capture women.

I break them down.

And I rebuild them.

If they are lucky, they are sold into the professional hands of another Master. If they are less fortunate, they are buried beneath the ground, never to be thought of again.

I lust for the control, I demand absolute submission and my body yearns to warp the
ebook, 251 pages
Published February 20th 2014
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***0 stars***

Every time I pick up a new book to read I keep reminding myself not to go in with any expectations, but sometimes it's hard not to, especially after reading some really great reviews.
I don't think I'm the only one who feels that way about some books. There are some truly amazing reviews out there, that gets me all giddy and exited. Sometimes book does turn out to be all that, but other times it pisses me off for falling for them, because the book felt like a complete waste of time.
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
Here's the new link for this book. FYI. It's the same book, different cover, different title. I stress, same content. Semantics people!
Buy Link:

A Note from the author, Lily White.

To everyone that would like to know if Her Master's Courtesan is a romance or has an HEA, please I'm begging you just read the warning. This is an unconventional story and I can't explain it without spoiling.

My Thought's
Yes I'm starting wit
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
If you like fluffy, light, happy, funny reads with the perfect HEA on top of it, just stay away from this book. This is NOT a romance story! Please make note of that as it comes with a severe warning and the genre is dark erotica. Hope that answers your questions.



When you’re a voracious dark reader and you’ve tried out so many books within the genre, stories start to sound the same and the original appeal of dark romance/erotica
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
****5+ "MASTER"FUL STARS*****
Her Master's Courtesan is a raw, greedy, intoxicating story of one man's addiction to ultimate control and a tenacious woman's desire to be his newest enslavement . This story captivated me from pg 1 - The End. I wanted to post an update for each and every page (I almost did). I swear I highlighted at least 60% of the book. Word of advice, make sure your significant other is "available" (or BOB) is fully charged because this book is going to make you H-O-R-N-Y... Yup
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

4.5 "ORIGINAL" stars

I am trying to find the right words to review this book but I can't ...

It felt all kinds of wrong to 'enjoy' this story. (I remember feeling this way while reading 'The Tied Man'.)

I thought it was different. Which is great. Would I have loved a different ending? Probably. And I am not talking about hearts and flowers type of ending either. Does this make me twisted? Maybe ... but I thought it would have suited Aiden's characater.

Overall, it was a great read. It was dark and

"He was skilled in seduction, demanding in his domination, and haunting in the hedonism in his desire."

This book definitely deserved a bookshelf on its own which I now proudly call the ‘book comatose’ shelf. After putting it down and even sleeping over it, my mind is still utterly consumed by this read and I can’t stop mulling over it even while at work.

I'll admit, this has completely stumped me and exceeded all possible expectations I've ever had
~ Becs ~
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This book contains scenes of rape, sexual torture, physical abuse, degradation and humiliation that some readers may find disturbing.

Please take notice of the warning above - I’m not being sensationalist, this book is every bit as dark and cruel as the blurb suggests.

Her Master’s Courtesan has been recommended to me more than any other book in 2014 – at first from bloggers who had ARCs and then from readers and I read the blurb and I had to ask myself WHY would I want to read this? I really do l
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Plus Master Stars
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I am a Master.

You must know this fact to understand my story.

I capture women.

I break them down.

And I rebuild them.

If they are lucky, they are sold into the professional hands of another Master. If they are less fortunate, they are buried beneath the ground, never to be thought of again.

I lust for the control, I demand absolute submission and my body yearns to warp the minds of those I train.

Power is the only thing I’ll ever need and I am addicted to the feeling of ul
1.5* rounded down.

This book tried really, really hard to be a carbon copy of Captive in the Dark times Darkly Dreaming Dexter (or maybe an m/f version of The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture). Unfortunately it failed on all counts. Unfortunately because I'd so have read that.

Ultimately one of its main shortcomings was credibility. No, people as a rule do not break down within 24 hours. You may cow them into seething obedience possibly within that time period. But no, women aren't any easier to break and
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
POV: First Person - Dual

Aiden Oliver was a true Master of his craft. After years of learning the art of slave training, he became one of the best out there. He stole women, broke them down, only to build them up again to his specification – a courtesan – a whore whose mind and body were property of her Master.

Rebecca was a college student who happened to caught Aiden’s eye and fit his client’s request. He was confident of his ability to break her while she was determined to not bow dow
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lily White Fans, Dark Readers
5 Against My Better Judgement, Serious Mindfuckery Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
First, this is a level of dark I usually run from... I am not a captive, Stockholm Syndrome, or sex slave fan. I just don't gravitate to these scenarios ...

That being said... so many of my friends were reading and reviewing this with very positive reviews... my curiosity was piqued. I figured if it really was too much for me to take... I could just stop reading it, right?

Well...No....due to the quality of writing ...
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

You know when you were little and your Mom or Dad used to cover your eyes with their hand during a movie scene they thought was too violent or too sexual for your young growing psyche to handle? While you tried valiantly - and often successfully - in peeking through their fingers? Well I was my own Mom slapping myself in the face during the majority of this book.

I said "no way" or "what the fuck" out loud to myself so many times, my puggle-dachshund started giving me the you'
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty BRUTAL mind f***k and readers should take the warning very seriously.

I found this story to be shocking and appalling...


My feelings during this read were are all over the place..


It's quite possible that Aiden broke me by the end of this story....


Author Lily White,


When all is said and done, I'm confused on my feelings for this book. I don't think I liked this story very much and on the otherhand, I think I did. It was indeed a page turner and the author more than delivered the
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Her Master’s Courtesan
Author – Lily White
Publication Date – February 20, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre –Dark, Erotica
Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars (Average of 3 reviewers)

Book provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.

Discussion Review between JaHy~Jenna~Carol

Carol's some thoughts

I hate Aiden....but I can't help being turned on by him

I think Rebecca (view spoiler)

What's up with the dude Duke (view spoiler)

1-2-3-4-5 stars???


I am not sure how to review/rate was not a pleasant reading experience for me. It was brutal. This level of darkness is probably too much for me. I am a wimp. Thankfully I had someone to hold my hand. (Thanks, Jennifer! Muah!!)

"I am a master. I want to first mention this fact to allow you to understand the story I am about to tell you. It's a heavy blanket of tragedy-and I have no regrets. I capture women, I break them
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
Ok how to review this book, first of all before I start a WARNING this is NOT a romance read, this is DARK DARK to its core.. I would put it under the dark erotic genre, if your wanting something different, RAW, Intense, and erotic then read on because this is IT. I shouldn't really like it but I felt compelled to keep reading even if at times I wanted to run away so I hope that helps with any questions to what kind of read this is....

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I capture women, I break them down and I rebuild them
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
**I was given an arc in exchange for my honest review**

I will start off by saying this is not a rainbows and unicorns love story. It is brutal and vicious and I LOVED every single thing about it.

I am, in no way, a good man.
I do not want love.
I do not want kindness.
She thought she could change me by giving me the two things I knew I never wanted.
She was wrong.

I was hesitant because of this being a new author and I love my dark erotic romance books and have high expectations for them. But I di
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
3/8/14 UPDATE! This book is now live on Amazon again!! Renamed as "Courtesan" but the content is the same:

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Well, that was some kind of mind fuckery! Loved it.

Aiden is a Master, but beyond the definition of Master we see in BDSM novels. He abducts innocent women and trains them to be slaves...or courtesans as he prefers to call them. Training is a very loose word. He shatters them to pieces and builds them up to a perfection in subservience.

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Rebecca is his latest sp
Was this a good book? No.
A terrible book, about terrible people doing terrible things. And hints of more terrible things to come. What struck me most about this story was how little I cared for the fate of anyone involved. This was because of the writing, it was stunted for lack of context and perspective. It was scene after scene with little connection and a lot of words repeated over and over. Broken, wet, hard, shattered, courtesan, training and so on. Details were messy regarding time of ev
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

If you are skittish around rape, murder, or abuse this is not the book for you. This is a DARK erotic romance story.

Aiden Oliver is a Master at training women to be courtesan's for others. He picks Rebecca for a specific order he has and he begins to break her down to build her back up as the perfect courtesan.

I won't go into too much detail as I'm sure it'll spoil the book for you. I will say however, the author, has done a
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mindfuck

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I loved the first 70%......

The last 30% was not my favorite. So intense.

Warning. This is not a love story.

For those of you who like twisted, mindfucks, this one is for you!
Lily White
Jan 31, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Her Master's Courtesan - Are you ready to meet Master Aiden?


Her Master's Courtesan - Are you ready to meet Master Aiden?


Her Master's Courtesan - Are you ready to meet Master Aiden?

Her Master's Courtesan - Are you ready to meet Master Aiden?

Amanda (.---.--.-...-)

Well folks, I made it to 50ish percent last night. I eye-rolled my way along and kept cringing at all the FFS/JHFC moments. Therefore, I cannot imagine picking in up, again, in the light of day.

I could rant but it just isn't worth it. There was no time for Stockholm syndrome or anything other than Rebecca being a TSTL heroine who, ON DAY TWO, starts to think with her vagina. I think both these MCs might have mental disorders and they are being misdiagnosed. Just sayin'.
Jan 24, 2014 marked it as to-read
This blurb sounds amazing! Look at that coveeeeerrr! WANT
Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
4.5 *Insert Gif Below Here* Stars!!

I don't think my review can do this book justice...this was one I absolutely fucking loved!!!It literally took me days to read it...only because this book is HOT as hell..I have this tendency to read those parts a few own it...Don't get me wrong this is a dark read and some parts are really fucked up..but the scenes that were related to bed boogie..whew..lets just wont be disappointed!!..This one is gonna be I don't wanna giv
Mar 08, 2014 rated it did not like it

So here's the thing...

I was lost about how many stars i should give this. Should i give it 5 solid stars or 1 star?
Then my mind and values won and i choose to give it 1 star.
I read so many dark erotica and bdsm kind of books so i am not a total virgin when it comes to this type of fiction BUT this has to be the most sad, angry and disgusted I've
Peek At My Book Review
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Rating: 2.5 Fucked up and shattered Stars


My Views: I will not say that I enjoyed the book…It will seem as if I’m some psycho, but I read it till the end. The book was highly disturbing and I had some hard time going through with it. I mean I have read some BDSM but now that I compare them to this one, I think that they were very light books. I am no great fan of erotica and I always prefer having a book with a story and not much sex but this one is FULL of sex (dark ones).

This wasn’t about s
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-read
4.5 "What did I just read" stars




How to put in words the state I'm in? I feel fucked I mean my mind feels fucked. I'm in such a numb state; I don't know how I'm supposed to write a review. Even more I think I'm the only one who hasn't read this fucked up story!

I'm one to say I considered myself lucky I'm able to read dark books because it gives another perspective to books in general. But here we are talking about dark, sinister, gritty. Take a synonym for dark and it fits the book perfectly


Angie **loves angst**
"He was exquisite, a Master of not only my body, but my mind."

Its been twenty four hours and I'm still trying to find the words to adequately express my feelings about this book. I read a few friend reviews before reading this, and I will say the same thing they did: This is NOT a love story. Some parts are downright painful and repulsive. I highlighted something on about every other page.

If you enjoy romance and fluffy reads, filled with flowers, hearts and sunshine, then you need to stay f
5 "My mind is exhausted, because it's been thoroughly fucked" stars!!

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Aiden Oliver is an acquired Master of the Society. A group that has been around for decades to train the perfect courtesan, a woman who will be the perfect whore you've been looking for. Aiden has been doing this job for many years and he is considered the best of the best in breaking the mind and the body of the women who will be desired submissives. He gets paid lucratively for his services, and he enjoys the jobs he take
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Lily White is a bestselling author who likes to dabble on the dark side of romance. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and The Five.

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, and Because of Ellison (contemporary romance).

Lily enjoys stretching her writing musc

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