Master For Tonight: Book 1

By Elaine Barris

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Master For Tonight is about Julian, a vampire who stumbles upon Kate and is instantly in lust.  He spends the next six months keeping watch before he finally decides to make his move.  He uses his vampire mojo to convince her to let him into her house and her body.  After some reluctance, Kate agrees to every wicked promise Julian makes and has a sex filled night she’s not likely to forget.  Until Julian’s maker (Evangeline) orders him to wipe Kate’s memory and punishes him for his betrayal.  After suffering at the hands of Evangeline for weeks, he’s finally able to return to Kate, but doing so puts her life in more danger.

This book ends in a cliffhanger, so you’ll need book 2 to find out what happens.  I’m assuming book 2 could be the finale, but I could be wrong.

So I’m not really sure what to say about this book.  My Kindle tells me that this book should be about a four hour read, but it took me three days to finish it.  I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either.  It just wasn’t one of those books that grabbed me to the point of not being able to put it down.

I would have preferred if this book ended with the HEA for Julian and Kate, and perhaps book 2 be about Reese and Mazzie.  I guess because it took me a few days to finish, I felt it dragged out a little too long, and then to get to the end and find a cliffhanger?  Not what I was expecting.

From what I’ve read, Master For Tonight is Elaine’s debut novel.  I thought the book was really well written and I don’t recall reading any spelling or grammar mistakes.  The sex scenes were hot, with my favourite being the spanking scene towards the end.

I liked Julian and Reese, but I sometimes felt Kate was a little erratic.  And Mazzie towards the end annoyed me, but I suspect there’s a reason for that, one you’ll find out about in book 2.  And Evangeline, what a crazy bitch.  Seriously.  It’s like watching those movies where you say to yourself “If you’d just killed her when you had the chance none of this mess would be happening right now.”.  Of course, then you’d have no story either, so Rock, meet Hard Place.

Please be warned that there are a couple of sensitive scenes involving Julian and Evangeline.

Master For Tonight: Book 1

My rating:  2 Hearts

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