Review: Mastered by the CEO (Mastered by #4) by Opal Carew

no-brainer

Title: Mastered by the CEO
Author: Opal Carew
Publisher/Year: Opal Carew 4/5/16
Length:   62 Pages
Series:  Mastered by #4

Overview

Rachel Clark

How did I wind up in King’s bed as his sex slave? Being totally dominated by him?

It all started when King bought the company I work for. The last time I was out of work–after handing King my resignation–it took two years before I found another position and I’m desperate to avoid that situation again. So now I’ll do whatever I can to keep my job.

But, in fact, even with me submitting to his every whim, there’s no guarantee.

King says I’m difficult and never do what I’m told–which is true–so is this simply penance for past sins? Or if I prove I’ll follow his commands without question, will he keep me on?

I don’t know. And frankly, I don’t care. When I’m in his arms, all I care about is staying there.

Forever.

But that’s not an option.

James “King” Taylor

When I bought Bernier Electronics, I didn’t know Rachel was one of the junior executives. With our history, there’s no way I can keep her on. I need executives who will do as I say, not constantly question my every move.

I’d like to say it’s a difficult decision, but it’s not. Our past has proven she won’t fit in my management team.

But it’s never simple. When she worked for me five years ago, we had a clandestine affair. She insisted on keeping it strictly sexual, but I wanted so much more. When she left, I was devastated. Clearly, it meant more to me than it did to her.

The truth is I still want her in my bed. But I won’t hire her just for the sex.

She insists she can change, that she’ll do exactly as she’s told, but I know that’ll never work. Still, offering her the chance to prove herself–by becoming my submissive for an entire weekend–will prove to her it’ll never work. I never dominated her when we were together before, and the mere thought has me rock-hard.

I just hope I can handle losing her again after I experience the sweetness of her submission.

My Thoughts

So i was trying to figure out how this installment tied to the one prior and i’m not sure that it does unless it’s through Rachel’s assistant’s wife Sandy who was mentioned in the last one.  Regardless, what we have here is nice and steamy and quick to read as well.

As the summary says, Rachel is a junior exec at a company that was just bought and as all mergers go, lots of people get laid off.  She’s having one heck of a bad day when this news comes across and not only does she miss the announcement of this all happening, but she is then forced to go meet with the exec offsite.  Low and behold, it’s King – her old boss with whom she has a past with.

personally, i love seeing that distance doesn’t end things with people and that even when you know that what you’ve done in the past is a bad idea, you can’t help it when there’s insane chemistry.  King and Rachel see that they still have it from the start, even though they try to fight it just a little bit.  Because of Rachel’s bad morning of having a car accident, then resulting in a concussion, shes under Kings thumb again and sparks are flying everywhere.

We only truly spend a little bit of time with these guys,clearly seeing that they are beyond compatible in the bedroom but that they butt heads professionally since they are both incredibly smart and good at what they do, but what King isn’t willing to do is compromise his pride and ability as a boss to let Rachel continue on in any capacity for him in the company since that’s something that’s important to him.  Enter the offer of a lifetime – spend a weekend with him as a 24/7 sex slave and maybe that will turn into something for her in a job.

So where we go from there is also characteristic Carew where you can’t help but to picture all that they are doing, feel the heat between them as they are pleasing each other, and then wonder whether there’s any happy ending since it’s obvious that King will never let her come back to the company.  Where they go from there since he lives in Seattle and she’s in San Diego, along with the fact that work needs separate them is anyone’s guess but if you read the story, you’ll see how those paths merge or not.  Enjoy!

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