Title: The Master Undone
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year: Pocket Star 8/12/13
Length: 66 Pages
Series: Inside Out #2.5
I told him goodbye, and I will not call him. I know if I do, it will be my undoing, and I’ll once again be caught up in his spell. I will once again be…lost.
In her private journals, Rebecca laid bare her soul, revealing her obsession for the one man whose erotic demands captivated her imagination—and enslaved her forever. Now, with Rebecca no longer in his life, her former Master is lost—questioning everything he thought he knew about himself, and the control he holds in such high regard. One woman will reach out to heal him and then turn away, leaving him haunted. She is nothing he thought he wanted, and somehow everything he needs. He tells himself to forget her, but he cannot escape his desire for her. He has to have more..
It was a nice surprise this evening for me to find that there was a novella in the mix while i am waiting for Revealing Us to come out next month. Where we left off in Being Me was quite a cliff hanger of anxiety and sensual tension, and i didn’t know if i could wait.
In The Master Undone, we pick up right after Mark (Mr. Compton) has learned the whereabouts of Rebecca and he’s having a rough time dealing with that information. He has also learned that his strong stoic mother has Stage 3 breast cancer and has to undergo surgery, so his story opens up on a flight back to NYC so he can be by her side.
One of the great things that we already know about Mark is that he’s quite controlling and powerful, but we also got a glimpse at his sensitive side when he was dealing with Sara. This is something that comes up again in his own short tale, the battle between the need to control and the need to keep someone else safe.
This is when we meet Crystal, the manager at Riptide, Mark’s NY auction house when she is sent to pick him up from the airport. She’s just his type, yet he’s not quite ready to go there with anyone. She’s alpha and type A just like he is, and that can either make for a deep canyon growing between them, or lead to some great sexual tension and sex. you think about where you want that one to go.
What i hope though is that we get to see more of her since this novella was just a few short chapters. We know that Mark’s mother adores her and that they seem to have personalities that would keep one another on their toes – it’s just a wonder if Mark will allow anyone in and what that end result will be.
Lisa Renee Jones gave us a nice tease of what’s to come, and I can’t wait for the next installment to become available in just a few more weeks. Just a bit of steam and heat in this short tale leaves me wanting much much more!
I enjoyed your review of this novella. I am counting the days until I can read Revealing Us.—Rae
Great review! I definitely wanted more of Mark and Crystal!! At least the wait for Revealing Us is fairly short.