Master of the Abyss by Cherise Sinclair
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: BDSM Suspense
Related Books: Master of the Mountain and Simon Says: Mine, part of the Doms of Dark Haven Anthology
On the mountain, the watcher seeks out evil women. And then they die.
Two years ago, when Jake Hunt uncollared his slave, she committed suicide. Guilt-ridden, he will commit to a woman for one night only, devoting his energy to a mountain lodge that caters to a BDSM crowd.
Kallie Masterson is tough. Unwanted as a child, she worked hard to become a wilderness guide. She's proud of who she is, and hurt that Jake frowns on her for acting like a man.
After rescuing the macho guide from a bar fight, Jake is stunned that the ugly men's clothing hides a warm, responsive woman. A submissive woman. When guide business brings her to the lodge on BDSM night, and she is obviously aroused by the play, Jake takes the little sub right into his world of pain and pleasure. He warns her: one night only. But she responds so beautifully -- so joyously -- under his command, that one night soon becomes two, then three...
Then a missing hiker reminds Jake of his past lover, and he realizes he's become too involved. He pulls back.
Meanwhile, the watcher on the mountain has rendered his verdict: Kallie Masterson is evil. The sentence: Death.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and elements, exhibitionism, violence, voyeurism.
What a read! The third in the Mountain Masters Series left me breathless! First we had Logan, now we have his oh-so-sexy brother, Jake. I was really looking forward to reading Jake's story, and Cherise Sinclair does NOT dissappoint!
Jake has a tortured past. He was a in a 24/7 M/s relationship a couple years ago, but he just wasn't cut out for the 24/7 style, so he un-collared his girlfriend who was later found dead in the woods, a victim of an apparent suicide. Which Jake assumes is because she couldn't take the breakup and being un-collared.
Jake adopts a "one night only" rule, and sticks by it... until Kallie comes along and becomes his little "one more night" addiction.
Kallie is a cute little, tough-as-nails, pixie who is, like Jake, a Wilderness guide, who has harbored a secret crush on Jake for quite a while. But, she lives in a house with her male cousins (and raised, mostly, by her uncle who is now deceased), and she is a tomboy through and through, from her rough and tumble ways, to the, very unflattering, tomboyish clothes she wears. When she's down at the local bar, with some friends one night, a bar fight breaks out, and there's Kallie, right in the middle of it, and there's Jake, horrified, that she's right in the middle of it! After she is knocked for a loop, Jake's Dom instincts take over, he can't stand to see a woman hurt in this manner, and he "rescues" the little spit fire, mostly from herself!
Kallie is mortified that Jake is the one to pick her up off the floor, she'd rather the floor had just swallowed her up so she wouldn't have to look into his face and see what she percives to be a reflection of her "unlovableness".
But she *is* lovable and Jake finds this out more and more each time he decides to spend the day... or night... with her.
So as one night becomes 2, 3, 4, etc... their love starts to bloom, only to be stepped on and nearly crushed by her family that don't approve of Jake's lifestyle, even though they've joined their businesses to include them.
And to top it all off, there's a serial killer on the loose and he's heading straight for Kallie.
This is not only a great love story, but a great suspense story too.
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