Title: Mastering Her Senses
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 02-21-2017
Genre(s): Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 188
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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 play 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.
I really love Laura Kaye’s writing. Her worlds are immersive, and hold so many amazing characters, and couples you can fall in love with. This book was no exception,
Quinton is one of the 12 Masters at Blasphemy. We’ve met him in the prior books in this series, and he’s always come across as fun, sweet, and down for whatever. He’s into sensory deprivation scenes, and he’s mostly into making sure his partner has the best time possible.
Cassia is a geologist, and she was trapped in a cave-in. She was injured, and now she is deathly afraid of the dark. It’s affecting all areas of her life. She can’t sleep without a light on, she can’t go see a movie, and most importantly, she can no longer do her job. She loves her job, and the idea that she’ll never be ok in a dark cave again makes her angry. But, she’s not sure what to do about it. She was a member of Blasphemy a couple of years ago, before her accident, and she’s hoping to lose herself there again.
Quinton and Cassia are magic together. They really care about each other from the beginning, and Quinton really wants to help Cassia get over her fears. They interact well outside of their scenes as well. They spend a fun day together with her brother (LOVE the series crossover there!), and realize how well they can exist in each other’s lives, outside of the club. Soon, everyone is catching feelings all over the place, and they aren’t sure what to do! I love how well they communicated their needs to each other.
There really is so much to love about this story. The characters are so believable, and relatable. Cassia’s fear and panic is written in such a way that you feel that panic along with her. Also, the comfort she feels when she’s with Quinton is, therefore, just as real to the reader. Quinton’s sweetness, and his strong need to care for Cassia also came through loud and clear. Their honest dialogue pulls you in and makes you care about them even more. BDSM is never my go-to, but I truly enjoy this series and I love Laura Kaye’s voice.
I’ve so enjoyed getting to know this world, and all of its myriad characters. I’m so looking forward to the next installment in this series!