Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…
Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…
Getting on his knees makes him question everything…and want even more…
Another failed relationship has lawyer Jamie Fielding confronting the truth—he’ll never be satisfied with any woman until he admits what he needs…to submit and to be used—hard. When a friend invites him to the exclusive Blasphemy club, Jamie is stunned to find everything he ever wanted—in the fierce, ruthless hands of a man.
Psychiatrist Alex McGarry will play with anyone who craves his rough brand of domination, but what he really wants is to settle down. Which makes the submissive male he meets at his club a bad idea—the man might be hot as hell but he’s also new to everything Alex has to offer. Except that doesn’t keep them from coming together again and again, sating every one of their darkest desires.
Master Alex sets Jamie’s whole world on fire and makes him question everything—and that’s good. Because Alex won’t tolerate hiding what they have for long and he wants much more than just having Jamie on his knees...
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Breathing hard and shaking with arousal, Alex eased the two of them down to the floor so that he could hold Jamie in his arms. “Come here, Jamie. Rest on me.”
Jamie’s sluggish movements revealed that he was still riding the physical and emotional waves of the scene, so Alex helped turn him until he was cradled against his chest. And then Jamie released a breath that resounded with such utter contentment that it reached inside Alex’s chest.
Christ. Christ. The way Jamie had taken his beating. The way he’d reveled in the pain of it. Alex’s twisted sadist heart was flying, because what they’d just shared had been perfection.
“Talk to me. Are you okay?” Alex asked, his gaze raking over the relaxed lines of the sub’s handsome face and the almost sleepy appearance of his gray eyes. Before, he’d thought Jamie hot. Now, seeing him totally sated because of the pain Alex had given him, he thought him beautiful.
“I—I have never felt better in my whole life.” His voice was little more than a raw scrape, but the emotion behind the words came through crystal fucking clear. “All this time…all this time I thought something was wrong with me. When I just needed this.” Those gray eyes slanted up at him. “And you.”
Damn if the guy wasn’t riding pretty damn close to subspace, a euphoric altered state of mind that some submissives achieved due to the overwhelming rush of endorphins and adrenaline that spiked and receded during intense BDSM scenes. So Alex wasn’t going to take the adoration in that steel gaze too much to heart.
“You handled that so perfectly,” Alex said, wiping away the wetness of tears or sweat—or both—from Jamie’s face. Doing so emphasized the warm heat still filling Alex’s palm. He freaking relished it and the quiet, calm peace in his mind that he hadn’t felt in far too long.
“I did?” When Alex nodded, Jamie smiled. “Thank you.” His lids sagged, then snapped back open. “Thank you, Sir.”
Alex chuckled. “How was the intensity of that for you, Jamie? Did you feel you were nearing your limit?”
He shook his head. “Even though it hurt and I started to feel…shattered, I was green. I was green the whole time.”
Jesus. Master Alex brought Jamie’s cuffed hand to his mouth and kissed his knuckles. “I think you can switch out the light blue ribbon for the dark.”
Jamie’s eyes went wide, like Alex had just surprised him with a gift. “Really, Sir?”
See? There was just no questioning the sincerity of Jamie’s pleasure, the intensity of his satisfaction, nor how profoundly experiencing his first sadomasochistic scene had affected him. Still affected him. And, in turn, Alex, too. Because when had he last seen such unadulterated elation? When had he last witnessed such a pure example of the freeing power of this lifestyle? When had anyone he’d played with recently found so much of themselves in a scene?
We find Alex feeling a little lost at the beginning of the book. I think it is a combination of frustration from not being able to find the right partner for him and his needs and longing as he has been watching his fellow Masters and friends find their one match. Alex is aware that his Sadism needs and wants are far from standard needs and desires. He is less than excited when he is give the task of welcoming a newbie to Blasphemy with masochism tendencies. Sure there is an attraction, they seem to have similar desires but can he put himself out there for someone learning the lifestyle?
Jamie is trying to understand yet another failed relationship, he is turning 30 for crying out loud, should have this figured out by now. Needing the sting of a needle to clear his head he visits or friends of Hard Ink. Where conversation leads him to really think....maybe he has been looking in the wrong places for what he really needs. Once he opens his mind to the idea, he jumps in both feet, eyes wide open. Spending hours researching and finding himself with a trial at a BDSM club in a matter of days. As Master Alex shows him the ropes of the club, he begins to feel a little less lost with each turn. Willing and ready to learn, to see if this is what he has needed all along and not backing down when things get harsh.
Will Alex open himself up? Is this what Jamie has been looking for all along? Are we witnessing another joining of hearts in the Blasphemy church?
I truly enjoyed this book. Yes the sadism/masochism can be a little harsh but the emotions that Ms. Kaye brings forward with these men is something else. I found myself routing for them all along. Even thought I loved the characters and the book, knowing that these books are a little shorter in length, I would have liked a little more time with Alex and Jamie. But it didn't change the outcome for me. Excited to see what happens next in the world of Blasphemy.
*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.