Monday, April 15, 2013


By: Joey W Hill

Published By : Ellora's Cave

Released : Available Now

Details: Digital Via Netgalley, 408 Pages


Blurb : Goodreads

Book V of the Knights of the Board Room series (can be read as standalone)

Ben is the last unattached member of the five-man executive team of K&A Associates. The other four, all Masters, have found the submissive of their dreams. That’s fine. The sharp-edged lawyer knows he’s the most hardcore of all of them, with extreme tastes as a Master he satisfies physically through experienced club submissives. He doesn’t really need anything more than that.

Marcie has loved Ben since she was sixteen. He’s never behaved as anything more than a protective big brother, a family friend. But now she’s twenty three and starting her career as a corporate investigator. She may be a blood-and-bone deep submissive, but she won’t hesitate to use her aggressive talents to prove she’s meant to be his. With a Master as tough as Ben, she’ll have to take whatever measures are needed—even if her deepest desire isn’t a hostile takeover of his heart, but an unconditional surrender to it.

Reader Advisory: Marcie’s sexual journey contains a group scene of female/female sexual exploration. The Masters also share her in a brief group scene.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

OMG! I am going to repeat, this made Fifty Shades of Grey look like a walk in the park on a sunny afternoon with the flowers in full bloom and a girl singing a pretty song while dancing through the park.

Holy Mother of Pearl!

Now this was a challenge for me. If you thought there was BDSM in Fifty....think again.....well, there was....but.....this is more , much, much, much more. Oh and darker!!!!


I read this book through Netgalley. After more snooping I saw that you could read it as stand alone. I also understood the character Ben O’Callahan, was a Master Dom who was extreme.


There are five guys and they are all Master Doms and they each have a book. Ben’s is apparently the most extreme due to his nature. I would like to read the other four books in order as you learn about Peter and Dana , she is blind and African, Lucas and Cass, Jon and Rachel, Matt and Savanah ( pregnant) .

I thought this book was written very , very well , but it took me so far out of my comfort zone. At times I was reading through my fingers. I don’t think I could read anything more than what I read in these pages. I am really glad that I have taken myself out of my comfort zone as I have read several books now that I would never have read and never given myself the opportunity to appreciate the writing skills of these ladies. Joey writes very boldly and she sure as hell frightened me with where BDSM goes. I must admit I had a wee bit of trouble getting through the last couple of chapters as it went to another level . I rate this book 5 stars as it will bring all sorts of things out. It was a challenge in parts as basically I had no idea about this life people live. In saying that I also understand better how seriously this is taken and what it means to them. It’s not for me. But that is ok. This is very consenting sex that is very extreme in my eyes and oh dear the pain of it, but who am I to judge.

Marcie is Cass’s sister and she is on a mission to be Ben’s sub. She has known Ben and the guys for a long time and Ben was like an older brother to her when she was going through her teenager years. He was there to talk to........but then Marcie grew up!

Marcie is fearless in her endeavours to be the one for Ben. The things that girl will do in this book. The things Ben and Marcie do. 

Ben is breathtaking in only a way a person in this lifestyle would understand. His character has a lot of trauma in his life and it has led to what he does now. It's very hard to explain what I am trying to say as Ben shows us a dangerous side too. An out of control side.There is this caring side and this side to him that is all in the business of his lifestyle.

A very intense read for me.

This is a book that is written very intelligently and from the acknowledgments page I saw Joey had named the people who had helped her to get her facts right. It shows in the writing. To me, and I have no idea, but it felt like I had stepped into a real BDSM world. Not a half baked one. The things I read could have flayed the paint off a wall.

I can never hear Jeannie from ‘I Dreamed of Jeannie’, say ‘Yes Master ‘ again without thinking of this book.

I did really enjoy this book as the story will blow your mind, and in my case, in places frightened the pants off me. You have to remember I was very naive to all this so the impact was like a deer in headlights and then I was peeking out from under a pillow, lol!

Is this a realistic story of BDSM?  Hell, don't ask me, I've been living under a rock with this world. I enjoyed it for the fictional story telling. I would like to think that the people who participate in this world do so with mutual consent and free will. I am quite happy in my little nerd alert world.


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