TWO 5, 3.5 and 3 Stars for Mastering Love (The Hampton Road Club #4) by Morticia Knight #M/M #BDSM @MorticiaKnight

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Title: Mastering Love ( The Hampton Road Club #4)
Author Name & Publisher: Morticia Knight (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length:  May 8th 2015- 197 pages

Synopsis

Evan sees a Master who could be his whole world and Ned sees a beautiful boy in need. But shattered trust and broken hearts could keep them apart forever.

Evan landed on his ex-Master’s doorstep after Master Gabriel dumped him for a virgin. He’d hoped Thomas would take him back, but he’s moved on with his new submissive, Linus. Evan has nowhere to go and barely a penny to his name. Fortunately, Master Aaron and his boy, Sam, invite him to stay at their guesthouse. Alone and abandoned, Evan aches for a Master who can give him more—if only he knew what ‘more’ meant.

Master Ned has finally decided to settle down in one place after traveling on the road for years. He’s always loved the Hampton Road Club—it’s a private sanctuary for men such as himself. The roaring twenties might be freer than ever, but the decadence of the sadomasochistic club could put its members in danger if they’re not discreet.

Ned’s on the lookout for an untried boy who’s ready to fully submit to him on a daily basis. In return, he plans to train and care for his submissive. If he can also find love, then his life will be perfect.
After Evan is introduced to Ned at the club, they have an intense encounter that catches them both by surprise. What should lead to a possible future for them as Master and submissive is destroyed when Ned mysteriously casts Evan aside. Evan wonders if he’ll ever be good enough to keep a Master, and Ned fears he may have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

Shattered trust and broken hearts have to be repaired before Evan and Ned can find their way to each other—if it’s not already too late.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of exhibitionism.
Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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Review

FiveStars

I have to say I loved this story, not that Evan and Ned were my favorite couple, it’s just I liked their journey of finding each other the best.  This whole series shows how far their club has come, I love how they are trying to improve conditions for the subs.

I felt horribly for Evan, he was hurt emotionally by a previous Master and again when he thought Ned didn’t want him. But through it all Thomas was his friend, which was a nice touch. Evan and Ned worked for me as a couple.  They seemed perfect for each other.

My favorite part of the book was when Thomas had volunteered Aaron for having a lawn party.  I laughed at that it was written so well.

Definitely a very good series to read.

~Sherry

FiveStars

This book was such a good addition to this series!

Evan landed on his EX Masters doorstep after Master Gabriel dumped him for a virgin. I honestly felt so bad for Evan and there were some points in this book where I was not happy with Master Ned and his need to have a untried boy. But finally Ned gives into his feelings for Evan and it was just so beautiful.

Evan and Ned were my favorite couple in this series! They were so sweet together and the steam between these two men was so hot!

I loved the way Morticia Knight wrote these characters in this story and the book was just so beautiful and sweet! Even though there were some hard moments in this book for Evan he comes out of everything that has happened and being kicked when he was down so much stronger.

So I will leave this review with…. I 100% loved this book and would recommend this series!

~Kara

ThreeandHalfStars

You can read this as a standalone but if you read the series in order it gives you backstory and gives you the full picture. When I found out who was in this story I was so excited, I wanted to see Evan get his HEA. I know I always state this but at times this series can be too wordy and move a little slow. This book drove me nuts. Evan and Ned had an instant connection, they both wanted each other but Ned was being stupid and wouldn’t listen to his heart. I would have preferred to see more action between Evan and Ned instead of them both “confused” about their feelings and if the other person wanted them. The book was good but I think it could have been five stars if there would have been more action or a longer story to see more results.

Angie

ThreeStar

Ok, and here we have book 4 of the Hampton Road Club series, and I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first 3.  Evan was way too whiny for me. He was also too bratty to the point that I didn’t like him much. He left Thomas, the Dom from the last book, for another Dom who told him lies about Thomas. That same Dom sent him packing when he found himself an untouched sub. I suppose I was supposed to feel bad for Evan, but I think he dug his own hole and needed to lay in it.
I didn’t connect well with the Dom, Ned either. He was so stuck in wanting an untouched sub and basically led Evan on. I didn’t like them for each other. Truthfully, I just wasn’t invested enough with their relationship to care if they ended up with each other or not, which they did of course.
 ~Cookie

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AuthorBio

M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers – but they’re all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story from Rockin’ the Alternative.

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