Coming off my ‘high’ from the Masters of the Shadowlands series, i knew that i wanted to pick up another series in the same genre, and happily i found one by the same author.
so here we are in the first installment of the Mountain Masters series – which is a very different environment and feel from the other series.
We are introduced to Rebecca who has the life that most women want. She’s got a great job, one the path to fast promotion, and she’s got this amazing boyfriend that she lives with. He’s great on paper, but what we all know about real life, is that great on paper sometimes falls flat in life. So their ‘falling flat’ is sex. boring, very vanilla sex. Like most women, Becca wonders if it’s because she’s not super skinny like everyone else or if she’s destined to having boring sex.
Well, turns out the perfect boyfriend isn’t quite so perfect after all. Matt in essece is your regular guy – has a decent job, wants a good relationship…what girl wouldn’t want that right? He did what girls love and didn’t really ‘put a ring on it’ but asked Becca to move in with him so things were on the right path. Then, out of no where, literally, he mentions to Rebecca that he belongs to a club that she doesn’t know about, and not just any club – a swingers club and that there’s a long weekend holiday coming up that he’s planning on attending. now what gets me here is that he had this vacation planned w/o her knowing about it and without telling her and they live together and that’s just supposed to be ‘ok’? If it were me, i don’t know how ‘ok’ it would be. Rebecca though – in her hopes of saving her relationship that’s kind of losing some of the spark decides to try it out and see what it might be like.
so they head up to Serenity Lodge in the mountains which is a really amazing sounding lodge owned by Logan and Jake. Apparently swingers groups are just some of the different types that come to the lodge, all of course a result of the interests that Jake and Logan personally have. Let’s not let that detract though from how amazing it is to be in the mountains. There are endless opportunities to hike, swim, be outdoors and just get away from the City (which is something that Becca keeps being reminded of – that she’s a city girl). We will focus on Logan for this story though – he’s the ‘older’ brother, and he’s got this Dom thing down pat. very in control, watching everything, knowing what others (especially Rebecca) are thinking/doing to make sure that their experience is the best it can be.
From the moment that Logan sets eyes on Rebecca when she and Matt check into the lodge, his ears perk up. It’s interesting how guys are like that – they can just tell when someone is out of their element yet it’s something that they could really get into given the right teacher. So as the weekend progresses and Logan’s role is to oversee the group, take them on a hike and show them the mountain so they can all ‘play’, he notices that Rebecca really isn’t into it. She’s set herself apart and he’s not having any of that. He sees that she’s really uncomfortable in her own skin (that’s #1 since all the girls are toned and thin) and she doesn’t like seeing Matt with another woman. She tries to get past it but as the evening comes and everyone gets even more friendly, she’s had enough and decides to go back to her room. there she finds Matt and the other girl and that just doesn’t work for her either, so she leaves, lands herself outside the main lodge because everyone’s inside having sex there too and just curls up outside and goes to sleep.
Logan the overseer decides that’s not ok, and well, he really likes her physically since she can cushion him and feel all soft and womanly, so he brings her back to his ‘place’. Debauchery ensues from there, and we see that Rebecca puts on her big girl pants on some level and comes into her own. It’s never cut and dry though because although i didn’t go into it too much, not only is Logan the older and protective brother, he’s been to war, has come back ‘damaged’ from it, and has a resolution that he’s made to himself never to let anyone get close again because he’s afraid of what he’ll do to them. (what he did to Jake was bad enough – almost killing him)
The great thing about this first story is that you wonder if she’s coming into her own to take it back to her life in San Fran, or if it’s going to alter her life in San Fran after the weekend. There’s a lot of potential here, especially since well, she’s got this HOT HOT guy in Logan that’s interested. Well, like we always know, nothing ever comes easy, and what she had she loses, or gives away, what she wants may be out of arms reach, yet, it walks right into her life….
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