Review: No Master by Christine d’Abo

No Master by Christine d’Abo
Series: Bounty Series (#3)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Release Date: July 6, 2011
Page Count: 143
Source: ebook provided by publisher

No man in the galaxy inspires more fear than Korbin, the Admiral of the Black. His life as leader of the pirates leaves little room for trust, so when Korbin’s second-in-command disappears without a trace, he suspects the worst.

Zain Strand has left his life as a sex slave behind and risen within the pirate ranks. But he’ll abandon it all to rescue an old friend from recapture by the slavers—even if that means a suicidal confrontation with his old master. He doesn’t expect Korbin’s arrival, doesn’t want Korbin’s help…but Korbin gives Zain no choice.

Posing as Master and slave to infiltrate a slave auction, Korbin and Zain embark on a journey of lust that rapidly reveals their deeper feelings. When Zain’s old master discovers their ruse, Korbin must do everything in his power to save both their lives and their newfound love.

Review: Considering this is a fairly short book, I got really attached to the characters. Korbin is someone who is used to being on their own. Or at least, he thinks he is. He doesn’t realize how much Zain has come to mean to him until he disappears. Then is prepared to take on the ultimate bad guy to keep him safe. How can you NOT love that character? Zain is almost as awesome. He has some great moments where you can see the person he used to be and how he became the man he is. His story is sad but doable in this universe. There are a few open questions at the end of the book, but I think you get that with any ongoing series. I haven’t read the others, but they are now on my TBR list. The only thing that would have made this book better was if there was a glimpse of how they are getting along in their life after this. The book kinda just end when they admit love for each other (did you not see that coming?). Perhaps in the next installment it will gift us with a small look at how they are getting along as a couple. I am definitely going to look for more books by this author as I like the characters she develops. Not to mention, this is an erotica so there was more sex then your average romance novel with it being graphic, but in this book I did not feel like it was over the top. The book wasn’t even MOSTLY sex, even with the excuse of being a sex slave owner. Haha. I was very pleasantly surprised.

Quote: I don’t think people ever expect to fall in love. It’s just one of those things that sneaks up on you.


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