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 of dragging a very grown-up and very attractive Janie out of a BDSM club. And when she challenges him to be the one to teach her the joys of the wilder side of intimacy or allow someone else the sheer pleasure of initiating her, he can’t resist.
As Janie begins to fall in love, witnessing a true power exchange causes her the painful realization that touching Cole’s heart is beyond her dreams.
When Janie leaves him, can Cole open his heart to the woman he truly loves? And will she be willing to handle all of Cole?
Although I’m really not into BDSM, mostly I can enjoy a read about it. And the reviews so far for Master Cole were really good, so I started in a good mood with this book.
But I’m sorry to say that I didn’t like this one at all. Janie is a woman who is curious about the BDSM lifestyle and she wants her lifelong friend (and high school crush) Cole to teach her. Several years ago she ran into him and his girlfriend in his playroom, so she knows he is into this scene.
Cole however keeps her at bay, because he feels responsible for the death of his sister due to bad experiences with a dom. When Janie pressures him into being her teacher, he vows he will teach her, but he will not get involved with her. Janie, on the other hand, keeps a lot of her personal life from Cole, because she is afraid he will not approve.
Both characters were a bit shallow. The struggles they seem to have, didn’t make much sense to me and I couldn’t relate to the characters. So I think that is the main reason, this book dragged on in my opinion. So, sorry to say that I rate this one only two out of five stars. Given the number of high praise reviews, I think you have a fify-fifty percent of really liking the book, or really don’t. So, if you like to gamble: please do.
With a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Publisher: Backlit PR
Published: February 2018
My Rating: ♥♥