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Master Cole

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Janie Murphy’s glimpse inside of lifelong friend Cole Daniels’ special playroom has her intrigued, even if she has no physical experience with such wild pleasures. She only knows she’s been attracted to him for years and yearns for a relationship between them – and she’s not afraid to try a little kink.

Dominant Cole Daniels never imagined he’d find himself in the position
Kindle Edition, 189 pages
Published February 19th 2018 by Trifecta Publishing House
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Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

Slow start, Janie needs to grow up a little more, and Cole was a jerk for most of it. He did a good job of training her, but was such a douche about other things.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, kindle, own, romance
This is the first book that I have read by Marie.. Most of the time, I thought Cole was a jerk and didn’t give Janie a fair chance. Then again, to me, I think that Janie could have acted a little more mature if that was the way that she wanted to be treated. I thought the first half of the book moved slow, but it picked up towards the end and then the characters started to seem more developed and fit together better.

I will try more books from Marie in the future.

ARC provided by NetGalley for an
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it

Contemporary BDSM erotic romance. Friends to kinky lovers. A new to me author that I will continue to look for titles from.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Sonia Almeida Dias
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, netgalley
The build up to their story had some inconsistencies that really annoyed me, apart from that the book was entertaining and the chemistry between the 2 main characters was good.
Donna Repsher
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Master Cole is the first novel I've read by Marie Tuhart, and I happy to report that she writes well, which has become a delight to find in BDSM romance ever since the poorly written 50 Shades series hit the shelves, and I found this an enjoyable, quick, and sexy read. It gets 4 stars from this reader.

We first meet Cole Daniels as he shoves his way through the crowd at Whips, a BDSM sex club. He's there to rescue Janie, someone he's known for years and who reminds him of his sister. She's strapp
Meleka Taylor
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
I am giving this book a 2.25 star rating. This is the story of Janie and Cole. Janie wants to learn more about the BSDM lifestyle. She is frustrated that he refuses to talk to her concerning that lifestyle. However, Cole does not want her to get mixed up the wrong Dom so he decides to teach her himself. He wants no emotions to get in the way, not knowing that Janie has been in love with him for years.

This is a typical story. There was nothing spectacular about it. It was pretty predictable. Jani
Sawyer  ❤
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Whew, isn't the cover sexy? I love it. Don't worry that is one of the rare time where the book is as hot as the cover.

In the beginning we meet Master Cole, who pretty much personified everything I that comes to my mind when I think of the alpha male. He stormed into the BDSM club and "rescued" Janie. At first I was annoyed. Who does he think he is, she's her own person and she can do what she wants? I was pretty frustrated on her behalf. Then I got to know Cole better. I could understand why he
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
As the story starts, Cole is pushing through people at a BDSM sex club to rescue Janie. He's known her for years and she shouldn't be here-it reminds him too much of his late sister. When he finds her, she's strapped to a spanking bench by a incompetent Dom ready to inflict real harm with a paddle! Scared of what this Dom could've done to her, Cole gets him kicked out of the club, and takes Janie back to their shared home.

Both of their father's were best friends and involved in the BDSM lifestyl
Mary Lou Hoffman
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, erotica, romance
MASTER COLE is a stand-alone, friends-to-lovers, erotic romance.

Wonderfully written with fascinating characters, I was captivated from the first paragraph and didn’t want to leave at the end. IMHO, this is a love story with a BDSM backdrop.

Now you know I don’t like to recap the story. I want you to read it and enjoy it as much as I did. … and I did enjoy it!

That said, if Janie has done all of the reading claimed to prepare for her foray into BDSM how is that she doesn’t understand that honesty i
Lynn Brooks
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Friends to more in the blink of an eye! The friendship and familiarity of the main characters makes this a more personal feeling book than you might often get right off the bat. I loved their connection, and I felt for each of them as they felt their way through where this was all going to lead for them. It's a pretty mild read in the world of BDSM, but the close-knit relationship made it special.

Janie Murphy has been curious about the BDSM lifestyle for years now, ever since she got a glimpse o
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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5.0 out of 5 starsMaster and Lover
Bysewsummoreon March 27, 2018
Format: Paperback
I received a free ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.This was a great read! Cole Daniels had been involved in the BDSM scene for a number of years,introduced to it by his father, who had his best friend tutor him in the role of a dominant. Before he died, his tutor asked Cole to be there and care for his daughter Janie. While she was much younger and then in college, he h
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Master Cole
Author: Marie Truhart
Publisher: Trifecta Publishing House
Date of Publishing: February 14, 2018

This book given to me by NetGalley and Trifecta Publishing House in exchange for my honest review.

Cole has known Janie since she was a young teenage girl and can not seem to come to terms with the fact that she is now a grown woman. Curious about the BDSM lifestyle Janie is bent on exploring it and her own sexuality. Cole is equally determined to stop her until she gives him the ultima
Nicole Normand
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from NetGalley; this is my honest review. #MasterCole #NetGalley
-BE AWARE: the story skims around gang rape, sado-masochism, and family violence on top of BDSM.
-Loved the way Janie and Cole are totally domesticated around each other, like a real couple, but are not. They have a schedule to play, but also for making meals and the rest.
-Loved the way Cole, even if he's the perfect Dom, doesn't mind taking care of Janie like she's a China vase. Also the way he introduced the ways
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, the scenes between Janie and Cole are smoking hot that they make you blush but this book is not just sex it also contains a great storyline where the author introduces us to very realistic characters and also points to sensitive topics that again are realistic that it shows the author researched the subject. Janie is by far one of my favorite characters, she is a strong and independent woman but is not afraid to point to the fact that she wants to be a submissive and I loved t ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Marie Tuhart that I have read, and it will not be the last. I was so impressed with this story. It completely absorbed me and I read it in 2 sittings(only because it was so late when I started reading it).
Janie is intererested in BDSM and attends her first club, Whips. There she is hoping to gain some insight and possibly experience. That hope is dwindled when Cole, her friend barges in,scoops her up and takes her back to their house. Cole is a big brother type figure
Michelle Romero
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.

I was captivated by the first chapter of this book! Janie and Cole are life long friends having grown up together since their fathers were best friends. They have secretly been lusting after each other for years. He still thinks of her as his "little sister" despite her growing into a sexy attractive woman. She is intrigued by the secret room she found him with a former girlfriend when she graduated high school. This is the story of a
Vivian Chrisman
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Communication is vital in any relationship but doubly so in a BDSM relationship. While Cole tried to get Janie to use the journal so he could analyze her feelings, she held back and kept things to herself. Cole was no better since he kept how his sister's death happened and how it still affected his decisions. These two needed to learn to talk to and trust the other with the important things. Without that communication there could be no true "power exchange" and true D/s relationship. Will they ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cole's father became Janie's guardian when her father died and then the job fell to him when his father died un-expectantly. Now Cole is faced with more than the dilemma of how to keep his feelings for Janie from becoming known. Janie however, decides to force his hand when she decides she wants to become part of the BDSM lifestyle. Of course Cole knows there is no one other than himself he can trust with her but can he trust himself to just be her teacher? This book was well written and did not ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Marie Tuhart's latest book, Master Cole is my latest favorite of her books. This story has so much going just right to make it a book the reader won't want to put down.

Janie Murphy is a strong, determined woman. I like that in the heroine of a story. Cole Daniels is hot, sexy and dominant and I love that in a male hero, but Master Cole is so much more than what his physical appearance implies. He is thoughtful, caring and very protective. All he needed to do in this story to be just about perfec
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this story through Hidden Gems and this is my honest and voluntary review.
I felt the start of this story was very abrupt and a bit confusing. Normally I prefer books that jump right in to really get you hooked, but this one could have used just a bit more of an introduction to how Janie and Cole ended up in the club that night. As the story progressed, there were small references to certain parts of their respective pasts but never enough to get me really invested in the cha
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I found it to be a decent story. I found some issues in my view that could have led to a better developed tale. I think Janie was a nicely written character but I wasn't convinced who Cole was. I found his character to be weak for a dom. I thought he could have been developed differently. I did like Janie's work aspect and how it would have added a lot to the tension and elements of the book. I didn't like the quick clean up of the conflicts at the end. It felt too hurried and too neat. I would ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book blurb gives a really good idea of the story. When Cole agrees to train Janie as a submissive, he thinks he can keep from getting emotionally involved but that soon proves impossible so he blows a little hot and cold throughout the story as he fights his feelings. Janie is in love with Cole and genuinely wants to explore the submissive side of herself but fears he will never be able to give her what she needs. Their story is steamy and sweet and I enjoyed it very much.

I am voluntarily re
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, arc
I enjoyed this book that takes a relative informative exploration of BDSM relationship focusing on the BD and D/s aspects. It also deals with consent, informed consent, and abuse nicely contrasted with a relationship of one of Janie's clients. The H&h were both very likable and both very caring towards each other. Lots of steam scenes. The pace of the story was a little slow at times, but does pick up again. The story was well written and well developed. Overall, a good story. * I received ...more
LeeAnn Lewis
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Story! Janie had known Cole since she was sixteen, she had always had feelings for him, but could she convince him that she was the woman for him. Cole was afraid to give his heart to Janie and have her hurt like his sister, he couldn't stand to see someone else he loved suffer like that. Janie wants to be independent, but desires to have Cole dominate her in the bedroom. This story pulls you in and keeps your attention until the very end. I didn't want to put it down. I received an ARC ...more
Elaine Swinney
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this book and I voluntarily chose to review it. I loved this book. I am a Marie Tuhart fan, I know I will get a great story from her. This is a friends to lovers story with BDSM thrown into the mix. Please remember this fact when getting this book. There isn't anything hardcore but if your not into BDSM you shouldn't get this one. Story is well written and it deals with abusive relationships and guilt issues. I don't do spoilers so that is all I will say. I loved the re ...more
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thoughtful BDSM romance

This is the 4th book I've read by Marie Tuhart and I look forward to reading more of her work,
I thought Janie and Cole were very believable characters. I thought the growth they both showed personally and in relationship to the BDSM dynamic was well developed. I liked some of the secondary characters and would love to see them get a HEA too.
I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Master Cole by Marie Tuhart is the story of Janie Murphy and Cole Daniels.
Janie went to a BDSM club where Cole found her and pulled her out of it. They were friends and Janie has never been involved in BDSM but she wants to try it. She taunts him to teach her if he doesn't want her going somewhere else. This opens their relationship into another level but one that end up enjoying.
This was a really hot romance!!
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Janie decides to go to a BDSM club where Cole frequents knowing he will find out she is there and try to push his buttons. He does find out she is there and drags her out. She wants him to teach her about BDSM and Cole is reluctant because of family connections and other demons he has.
The chemistry between Cole and Janie is steamy.
This book was great and I can’t wait to read other books my Marie Tuhart.
I received this advanced copy form the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.
Leanne Bryson
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it
💎I am honestly and voluntarily reviewing an copy of this book received from Hidden Gems 💎
This is really a 2 1/2 ⭐s for me. Cole and Janie were not the most interesting characters, he was rather indecisive for a dominant and she was a bit too whinny for me. The book wasn’t always evenly paced and there certainly were times I almost gave up. But, the pace picks up in the last half and was a much better read. The author Marie Tuhart was new to me, but I’ll give her another try.
Patricia Baxes
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it certainly got your attention. The 10 chapter length was perfect; the storyline was good—but was annoying places. Cole basically was an idiot while Janie acted so immature at times, it was a wonder they ever got together! Having said that, I actually really enjoyed the story. If you’re looking fo s read with some kink and a HEA—Master Cole is a great choice. (I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book and enjoyed it a lot.) ❤❤ ...more
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Marie Tuhart lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her muse, Penny, a four pound toy poodle. Marie loves to read and write, when she’s not writing, she spends time with family, traveling and enjoying life.

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