cover image The Master

The Master

Tara Sue Me. NAL, $15 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-451-47455-1

In Me’s deeply satisfying seventh Submissive erotic novel (after The Exhibitionist), a submissive who survived abuse makes a triumphant journey back to embracing her passions, this time with the help of an ethical dominant. Sasha’s former dominant, Peter, harmed her in ways that traumatized Sasha and her friends in the lifestyle. When Sasha gathers the courage to try again, she’s surprised by her friends’ choice for her retraining. Cole is a no-nonsense Brit with a reputation for being extremely tough on his subs, and it’s clear that Sasha isn’t prepared for that initially, so Cole tries to limit her training to the mental aspects of BDSM. Due to their strong chemistry, that resolution soon goes out the window. But Cole’s hurting too, after saying good-bye to his partner of eight years. Both Cole and Sasha slowly learn to repair broken trust, with a stirring suggestion of happy-ever-after. This extraordinary tale will leave readers gasping. Agent: Steve Axelrod, Axelrod Agency. (Feb.)