Retired Marine Master Sergeant Adam Montague has battled through four war zones, but now finds himself running from Karla Paxton, who has declared war on his heart. With a twenty-five year age difference, he feels he should be her guardian and protector, not her lover. But Karla’s knack for turning up in his bed at inopportune times is killing his resolve to do the right thing. Karla isn’t a little girl anymore—something his body reminds him of every chance it gets.
Karla Paxton fell in love with Adam when she was a sixteen-year-old runaway and he rescued her. Now, nine years later, she’s determined to make Adam see her as a woman. But their age difference is only part of the problem. Adam has been a guardian and protector for lost and vulnerable souls most of his life, but a secret he has run from for more than three decades has kept him emotionally unable to admit he can love anyone. Will she be able to lower his guard long enough to break down the defenses around his heart and help him put to rest the ghosts from his past? In her all-out war to get Adam to surrender his heart, can the strong-willed Goth singer offer herself as his submissive—and at what cost to herself?
CONTENT INFO: This couple’s story begins in Masters at Arms and continues in Nobody’s Angel. This is not a stand-alone novel. This book contains very erotic scenes that include BDSM (bondage-discipline-domination-submission-sadism-masochism-master-slave)—but these ALWAYS will be safe, sane, and consensual (SSC) acts told in a more realistic approach to the BDSM genre. Includes rough sex, Shibari (rope bondage and suspension), anal play, cunnilingus, fellatio, flogging, sex toys, and intensely erotic “vanilla” sexual acts.
(Sorry, Francesca, if I offend any of your readers. You know how Adam is—a Marine to the end. Reminds me of the real-life Master Adam. When he was going over Masters at Arms for me for the recent re-release of my three books, he crossed out a place where I had Adam saying frigging and changed it to the F-bomb. He wrote, “Marines cuss. They don’t say frigging.”)
Adam burst into my life July 2011 when I had the great honor of beta reading Masters at Arms for Kallypso Masters. My reading world would never be the same without this Retired Marine Master Sergeant. In Masters at Arms, we see Adam as a tough as nails, but very broken and lonely Marine who saves a young teenage girl, Karla. Adam has no idea that this chance encounter with a girl 25 years his junior will forever change his life.
Adam is sweet and stern, all at the same time. But he is always there for his growing surrogate family, especially Marc and Damián, no matter what. Loyal to a fault, and don’t ever mess with what Adam thinks is his.
Dear readers:WOW! If you have not read this series, do yourself a favor and pick it up. If you like a tortured hero, and sometimes tortured heroine as well, with plenty of an emotional story along with your very hot sexy scenes, then this is the series for you.~ Francesca
Adam is the ultimate dom because of his ability to know what everyone needs. In the dungeons and in life. Adam is the one who knows how to control every thing around him.
He knows how to command with a simple look and can make a girl shiver with one spoken word. He is a master with ropes and can force an orgasm on any willing subbie. Add to that his ability to train even the least experienced person and his ability to care for those under his watch and you are left with nothing less than perfection.
He is sensitive, dominant, caring, he knows exactly where to touch and how to touch. He is just plainly the hottest DOM.
He has everything that a woman would want in a Dom, former Marine, powerful, strong, domineering, confident, loyal, compassionate, tender, caring, loving, gorgeous, well-endowed and knows how to bring a woman to ecstasy.
He just makes me melt on the spot when He is in the middle of a scene, whether it’s a demonstration at the club or with His own subbie. Beyond the scenes though, He is a Dom naturally; always taking care of everyone. He also makes sure that all Masters at the club are treating Their subbies properly and with the correct care; many might argue this is simply Him watching out for the business but I believe it is the Natural Dom in Him watching out for the subbies.