Review: Sure Thing by Ashe Barker

Sure Thing by Ashe Barker
Series: Sure Mastery Trilogy (# 2)
Release Date: December 27, 2013
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 169
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

He wants her body, but will she surrender her soul too? Despite her fears, is submission her only choice?

As their relationship deepens, Ashley is terrified and fascinated by her enigmatic lover, and drawn towards the seductive promise of surrender to him. But she’s escaped one abusive relationship, and it cost her dearly. How can she be sure that the exquisite pain promised by her dominant, masterful partner will be any more acceptable? And will the pleasure be worth the price? Can she take a risk? Will the reward be there for her?

He wants her, but he wants her surrender too. And Tom Shore knows just how to get it. He uses his sensual expertise and talent to arouse her desire, but can he win back her trust? Sure mastery leads to absolute surrender—or does it?

As Ashley reaches tentatively for happiness, will it be brutally snatched away? Can she find a way to forgive Tom and move on? Despite their past, can they build a future together, or even just settle for here and now? As her Master strengthens his sensual hold on her, Ashley has to make her choice.


Review: Sure Thing is the second book in the Sure Mastery Trilogy by Ashe Barker. This is a book that is best read as part of the trilogy and not as a standalone to best understand what is going on. I did not read the first book and it took me several chapters to get what is going on. I chose this book because it was interesting and I have not read this author before.

Ashley is a strong woman who is dealing with a lot. She is getting over an abusive relationship, learning about BDSM, discovering her father that she never knew and most of all dealing with the negative voices in her head. I found that Ashley is extremely realistic and likeable character.

Tom Shore is a Dom. He has his sights set on Ashley and wants her to surrender to him. However, he realizes he wants more than her surrender from her. Tom came across as a charismatic and sexy man. He seems to have a way draws the reader to him and no matter what he does you still like him.

The chemistry between Tom and Ashley is blistering. The sex scenes were scorching. I enjoyed that Tom wanted more from Ashley than what they had in bed together. He seems to want a future, which is what Ashley seems to want as well.

I found this book to be well written. The main and secondary characters were interesting and realistic. I liked this book a lot so I plan to go back and read the first book in the trilogy. Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy.