Review: The Real Mason by Julia Devlin

The Real Mason by Julia Devlin
Release Date: May 9, 2012
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 99
Source:  ebook provided by the publisher

Anna is blindsided when her adoring boyfriend dumps her after six seemingly perfect months. Especially since they made sweet, tender love right before he dropped the breakup bombshell. It just doesn’t make sense.Mason doesn’t want to make sweet, tender love to Anna. He wants to take her hard and fast, to push past her sexual boundaries until she’s writhing with pleasure and screaming his name. The problem? He has no idea how to tell innocent and old-fashioned Anna that he likes to dominate women in the bedroom. What if she rejects him, unable or unwilling to be his submissive?When Anna demands answers, Mason shows her with one intense, toe-curling kiss exactly how much of himself he’s held back. The thought of being submissive terrifies Anna as much as it turns her on, but she’s willing to try anything if it means discovering the real Mason…and keeping him by her side for good.


Review: The Real Mason by Julia Devlin is an erotic BDSM romance that combines both sweet romance and hot erotica to create a gripping story.

Anna has been dating Mason for six months now and although they haven’t said the words yet, she knows she has finally found love. Then, out of the blue he tells her their relationship isn’t working and he is ending it. Confused and devastated, Anna demands to know why. The answer is nothing she ever expected. Mason reveals a secret and gives her a choice to either accept the lifestyle he wants to live, or walk away and let him go.

I very highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars. The writing is superb with characters that completely stole my heart. I was hooked from the very first page and could not put it down until the very end. The story is fast paced and high on the heat level. There’s much more than just the steamy hot sex, though. The characters are well developed and we get to see their emotional journey through this relationship and as they make life-changing decisions.

I really liked Anna and could relate to her in a lot of ways. She’s very sweet, naïve, and conservative. She works as a first grade teacher and has lived a fairly sheltered life. Mason is a sexy, masculine, and commanding hero. He’s multi-layered and I love that the author lets us see his emotional journey as well as Anna’s. There are a lot of emotional ups and downs that kept me feeling invested in the story. When it was over I was sad to reach the end and found myself wishing for more.