Dark, twisted and intense, this book left me more than one time with my mouth open. This is without a doubt one of the best dark romance I’ve read so far!
Holland Strong is a 21 years old Master-in-training within an influential society of men. He’s the youngest, but he had the “pleasure” to not only witnessing, but participating too in the systematic breakdown of a human being.
“Physically, Holland Strong was built for seduction. Mentally, however, he was without morality or humanity. He was a monster disguised by pretty wrapping. A man who would take what he wanted and cause you to love him while doing so.”
Claire Elliot is a psychology professor, Holland’s college professor. Claire is attracted to Holland, but she has a strange feeling about him. What she doesn’t know is that she’s so right to feel that way, because Holland’s next target to “create” a courtesan is her. Holland is intrigued by Claire, she’s smart, beautiful and she teaches psychology. He knows she will not be easy to break, but he loves a good challenge.
As Holland stoles Claire’s freedom they develop a complex relationship and not only Master-Courtesan relationship.
“I’ll give you one more chance, Claire. Tell me the truth, or suffer the consequences. The choice is yours.”
“Her Master’s Teacher” was very different from book 1. If book 1 was more a dark read, this one was more a dark romance. The premise was new for me in this subgenre, dark romance, and I really like it.
I absolutely loved how the author developed the psychological aspect. She’s the best!
I loved both the main characters and I found them really well developed. Holland is handsome, smart, polished, confident, arrogant and despite his age, he is mature and calculated. I really felt for Claire and I really admired her strength!
One of the side characters is Master Aiden. He’s the same crude, manipulative bastard. He can teach the art of manipulation anytime! He will play an important role here, but if you want to know more, you have to read the book.
The last two chapters and the epilogue are amazing! I didn’t know what’s happening next and all the suspense and mystery are so well done. Loved the fact that this book wasn’t predictable at all. I also didn’t expect the twist in the end. WOW, just wow! I liked the ending, I’m happy with it, but I wish the epilogue was a little longer. Can’t blame me for wanting more!
Lily is a great storyteller, her writing is captivating and her choice of words to create the mystery is fantastic.
Overall, an amazing read! Loved it!