I don’t know who I love more. Laura Kaye or her characters. I’m being serious here.
Mastering Her Senses is absolutely beautiful, every single word. Here’s why…
Quinton has been a favorite Master of Blasphemy since the first title in the series I’ve read. I absolutely loved him, his easygoing, attentive, gentle, observant and sensitive attitude. He’s had a key part in the previous two couples we’ve met, and he’s getting his own version of happy in Mastering Her Senses.
As always, Laura Kaye has a purpose when writing a character. Whether it’s a hero or a heroine, she will have something meaningful to tackle. With her Hard Ink books we know the various traumas, with Raven Riders there are the abuse victims. But for Blasphemy… the heroines are each hindered in life by something big. So is Cassia.
Cassia Locke is afraid of the dark. Yup. I guess being trapped in a collapsed cave for days in pitch darkness when you don’t know if you’ll ever see light of day will do that to you. So now, two years later, Cassia decides she needs to get her life back. Darkness is a sense, so she’ll tackle that, doing something she’s been missing – D/s play.
When Quinton comes to her aid when she suffers a panic attack on her first day back in Blasphemy, he connects her with the girl who stood him up years before, and reconnects with her as a Master offering to help her with her problem.
I felt throughout, that those two couldn’t have been better matched. They absolutely compliment each other. One thing that was lovely here is how their feelings for each other develop pretty much at the same time and they don’t dance around them, which leads to Quinton fitting into Cassia’s life beautifully, and Cassia finds her safe place in Quinton’s arms. They both seem to find themselves and what they’ve been missing with each other.
He came home to her house again that night. And once again she slept without the lamp.
Because this incredible, handsome, adventurous man she’d found – he was her light in the dark.
No angst and very little drama, but a lot of sexy, a lot of romantic and a lot of TLC with those two. I loved every page turned and every little bit I found out on each of them as I read.
He wants to dominate her senses—and her heart…
Quinton Ross has always been a thrill-seeker—so it’s no surprise that he’s drawn to extremes in the bedroom and at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, where he creates sense-depriving scenarios that blow submissives’ minds. Now if he could just find one who needs the rush as much as him…
Cassia Locke hasn’t played at Blasphemy since a caving accident left her with a paralyzing fear of the dark. Ready to fight, she knows just who to ask for help—the hard-bodied, funny-as-hell Dom she’d always crushed on—and once stood up.
Quinton is shocked and a little leery to see Cassia, but he can’t pass up the chance to dominate the alluring little sub this time. Introducing her to sensory deprivation becomes his new favorite obsession, and watching her fight fear is its own thrill. But when doubt threatens to send her running again, Quinton must find a way to master her senses—and her heart.
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.