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ARC Review: The Master by Tara Sue Me

The Master by Tara Sue Me

Date of Publication: February 2, 2016




Tara Sue Me’s New York Times bestselling Submissive series continues with a delicious

new story that explores the thin line between pleasure and pain. . . .

She’s ready to try again. . . .

Sasha Blake is scarred from a BDSM session gone wrong, but she can’t deny how much a strong Master

turns her on. Determined to overcome her fears and rejoin the Partners in Play community, she asks

Abby and Nathaniel West to set her up with a Dom who can help her feel safe again as a sub. They know

the very experienced Cole is exactly the kind of man who can push all of Sasha’s buttons—and she soon

wants to go much faster than she had planned. . . .

Cole knows that Sasha is not the kind of submissive he needs. He wants someone who will serve him 24-

7, not a part-time partner. Still, the further they go into their play, the more Cole begins to wish he could

make Sasha his all the time. . . .

When forbidden desires turn into scorching action, Sasha and Cole come face-to-face with their

demons—and realize their scorching relationship might be too dangerous to last. . . .





4.5 Stars


Sasha has experienced the worst type of nightmare a submissive could have. Trust was broken, causing lingering scars on the inside and out.  As Sasha begins to move forward in her healing process, she realizes that denying herself a major part of herself she can never truly heal. Sasha’s a brave and powerful woman. She knows herself and what she wants. The want to overcome an indecent that broke her, makes her a stronger woman than she even realized. Seeing Sasha rediscover who and what she is and learning to trust again is a beautiful and sexy story.


Cole is a true master in every sense of the word. Strong, dominant, commanding and demanding. A truly intense Alpha man.  Cole is given the task of retraining a broken submissive. Having the reputation of being cold and hard, the discovery of a soft, tender side of the man always in control allows the reader truly experience Cole the way he was meant to be!  OMG, Cole will make panties melt.


Sasha and Cole are an unlikely couple who can’t deny they set each other off like no one else.  Cole set the tone as Sasha begins breaks out of the shell of mind.  As trust forms, the rules changes, wants and needs are no longer the same. The game is no more now that hearts are on the line.


Intense, deep and highly erotic!  Tara Sue Me cuts to the soul with the emotional and mental seduction that is The Master.



About Tara Sue Me

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she

picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and

started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader

of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.

Find Tara Sue Me Online


During a lull in the conversation, he leaned forward and lowered his voice. “There’s a play party

next weekend.”

She froze and he could see her process his words and their meaning before she relaxed. “Yes.”

“Good job, Sasha. You did what I told you to do earlier, didn’t you?” She’d remembered he

wouldn’t touch her without telling her where and how.

“Yes, Sir.”

He nodded. “A fast learner. I like that. I would like for you to attend the party with me.”

He paused, gauging her reaction. Her cheeks were flushed with excitement. “I would like that,”

she said.

“Since the party will be held at Master Greene’s house and I don’t know if he has granite

countertops, I won’t have you wear the black lingerie.”

Her voice was calm when she asked, “What will you have me wear, Sir?”

“I’ll have it sent to you this week.” Let her think about it for a while.

“I look forward to it.”

“We won’t formally participate in any scenes, but you will serve as my submissive.”

Her lips parted and she nodded. “Yes, Sir.”

“Master Greene has asked me if he can apologize for Peter’s actions.” He watched her carefully,

looking for any hint of panic.

“Will Peter be there?” she asked quietly.

“No, in fact I understand that as a result of the phone call, there’s to be a meeting to determine

if he should be allowed to remain in the group.”

Her eyes widened in shock. She hadn’t heard that. He was surprised Julie hadn’t told her, but

then again, Daniel might not have told Julie.

She straightened her shoulders. “In that case, I’m good with Master Greene apologizing.”

“That’s what I told him, but I also said I wanted to check with you

She nodded, but then her gaze grew distant and she looked over his shoulder.

“Everything okay?” he asked. “Are you having second thoughts?”

She slowly returned her focus to him. “No, I’m just thinking about Peter. Now that I can think

about him and not risk an episode, I often find myself wondering if I missed something, some sign.”

“I understand why you’d do that, but your time would be better spent asking yourself what

qualities you’re looking for in a Dom.” He reached into his pocket and took a twenty dollar bill out. “Do

you know how they train people to recognize counterfeit money?”

Her forehead wrinkled and she frowned in puzzlement. “Sir?”

He passed her the twenty. “They don’t give them the counterfeit bills to study. They only touch

and hold the real thing. They become so accustomed to the real money that they immediately recognize

the fraud.”

“I’m not sure I understand what you’re trying to say, Sir.”

“Focus on what you want from a Dom, how you want him to treat you. Think through the

characteristics of a Dom you’d like to play with. That way when you meet someone and you get to know

him, you’ll recognize if he’s a fraud or not.”

She nodded.

“To make sure you understand, I want you to make a list of your top ten requirements from a

Dom. We’ll go over it next time we meet.”

Her gaze grew wistful again, but she smiled and replied with a soft, “Yes, Sir.”




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