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Her Master’s Courtesan (Masters #1) by Lily White

Her Master's Courtesan Book Cover Her Master's Courtesan
Masters Series #1
Lily White
Fiction, Dark Romance
February 20th 2014

I am a Master.

You must know this fact to understand my story.

I capture women.

I break them down.

And I rebuild them.

If they are lucky, they are sold into the professional hands of another Master. If they are less fortunate, they are buried beneath the ground, never to be thought of again.

I lust for the control, I demand absolute submission and my body yearns to warp the minds of those I train.

Power is the only thing I’ll ever need and I am addicted to the feeling of ultimate control.

I am wealthy, good-looking, educated and charming.

And I am - in no way - a good man.

I do not want love.
I do not want kindness.

She thought she could change me by giving me the two things I knew I never wanted.

She was wrong.

Val’s Review

4.5 STARS OF CRINGE

You know when you were little and your Mom or Dad used to cover your eyes with their hand during a movie scene they thought was too violent or too sexual for your young growing psyche to handle? While you tried valiantly – and often successfully – in peeking through their fingers? Well I was my own Mom slapping myself in the face during the majority of this book.

I said “no way” or “what the fuck” out loud to myself so many times, my puggle-dachshund started giving me the you’ve-got-a-fucking-screw-loose-stink-eye.

I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone else so I will keep this brief, but Lily White is wicked smart. Her understanding of human psychology was so riveting, I devoured this in less than 4 hours.

There are already awesome reviews out there on this one and I’m glad I read some before braving it, because I knew to go into it not necessarily expecting an HEA. (I’m not saying there is or isn’t one, I’m just saying I found it helpful for my own sanity not to expect one)

I love me some dark reads, but at the end of the day I am generally a lover of the rainbows and unicorns flying off into the sunset together HEA; however, if you also love the occasional psychological mind fuck as I do, don’t miss this one.

Just make sure to pull up your big girl panties before you start.