She caught my attention the first day I was seated in her class.
Her dark red hair fell in waves down her back and her alabaster skin appeared to sparkle under the lights of the lecture hall
I'd admired her from a distance, never speaking or doing anything to draw attention to myself.
Each day that I spent watching her in this room, I noticed how her eyes would flick up to me. She was wary of me - frightened - and she had reason to be.
Allow me to introduce myself…
My name is Holland Strong and at 21 years old, I'm the youngest Master within a society of wealthy and influential men.
Claire Elliot is my psychology professor in college - that is, at least, until I make her my first courtesan.
She believes she knows everything about how the mind works…
…and I believe I can prove her wrong.
Review by Brittany
In the first book, Her Master’s Courtesan (which you don’t have to read, in my opinion, to read this book), we get to live the story of Rebecca and her Master, Aiden.
Aiden is one of the few Master’s in a society of prestigious, wealthy men that have a kink that’s more on the dark side. They like to own women. Yes, that means women are slave to their every wish. Aiden kidnaps the women and trains them to become courtesans by breaking them down and building them back up again.
In this book, we still have Master Aiden, but this book centers more around his trainee, Master Holland. When a call comes in for a voluptuous red head, he knows exactly who would fit the bill.
Aiden decides that since Holland has been training under him for three years, that he should be able to do the entire job by himself. So, Holland kidnaps Claire Elliot, his psychology professor, and takes her to be trained.
Against all the rules of the society, Holland is determined to keep Claire as his own courtesan. His method of training her is the polar opposite of how Aiden would train her. Holland’s gentle caresses and little bites of pain versus Aiden’s all out whips and chains theory. So when Aiden discovers that Claire isn’t getting trained properly, or quickly enough, he takes over and that devastates Holland.
Can Holland win this fight against Aiden? Highly unlikely, because Aiden ALWAYS gets what he wants, and Aiden wants to destroy Holland for deceiving him…
Okay… so the first thing I have to say is… EVERYTHING IS NOT AS IT SEEMS!!! You’ll understand when you get to the end of the book. Lily White is the master (heehee) at deceiving the reader.
Let me go on and elaborate on my undying love and lady crush on Lily. I LOVE HER WRITING!! If her writing were its own genre, it’d be my favorite. She writes what makes me happiest. The dark side of erotica, the taboo subjects not many dare to even think about. All her books are the perfect amount dark (except one that I didn’t finish), perfect amount erotica, and the perfect bit of romance and love. I love her and would absolutely die to have a signed paperback of hers on my shelf.
Her Master’s Teacher… the first sixty percent really had me kind of disappointed. With Her Master’s Courtesan, it was dark all the time and I was hanging on to the edge of my seat, screaming internally, not able to read fast enough. But as I said, Holland’s gentle, and that’s not what I wanted. I wanted those whips and floggers, the debasing and humiliation, the hardcore sex that had the woman screaming her Master’s name. Holland couldn’t give that, so I was really disappointed, but Lily made up for that nearing the end. I just really wish there had been more dark stuff.
If you are not into the above descriptions, then this book is not for you, and neither is Her Master’s Courtesan. I mean, Amazon banned it because it was so… taboo. I, on the other hand, am one of those that craves this stuff, and I am dying for more. Lily White once again earns five stars from me and still has my undying, never ending love.
Video Review by Brittany