Chelsea Barton is a woman with a plan who will not be deterred. She’s on a mission to not only snag the hottest performer as a client for her company but she wants him as her Dom as well. When her attempts at seduction fail due to her lack of experience, She devises a plan and sets her sights on Master Alexander, the perfect Dom to train her, but will she be able to leave once her training is over?
Master Alexander, retired as a trainer and partially removed from the community after parting ways with his submissive Liz. He’s curious about Chelsea, this woman who just wont take no for an answer. He’s out of the business of training subs and absolutely refuses to deal with novices, but there is just something about Chelsea Barton. She’s stubborn, disobedient and a control freak but he can’t help but find himself drawn to her. Will he be able to transform her into the perfect sub? Will he be able to turn her over to Master Even C, the man she’s set her sights on.
I think I have fallen in love with a new author, Sierra Cartwright. I just love her writing style and her characters, especially the Doms, are to die for. I found out about Mrs. Cartwright (yeah, yeah, I know, Late to the party as usual) when I saw “With this Collar” the first book in the Mastered Series. While looking for a book to read, I stumbled upon The cover which I though was interesting (yes, unrepentant cover snob here) and being that I’m really into dom/sub novels at the moment, it was fate! I’m also a series whore. If a novel I’m loving is also part of a series then..let’s just say….me love you long time. Because ‘On His Terms” is book 2 in the series, it was only natural that I read it as well ( as if not reading it were an option) I loved the story line, the characters, the whole shabang!
Cartwright has a way of drawing the reader into the story early on and never letting go and ‘On His Terms’ was no exception. Although the out come was a bit predictable, it in no way detracted from the enjoyability of the story, I found myself not wanting to put this book down because I could not wait to see how the story played out and whether or not my assumptions were correct.
The characters…. Master Alexander, Chelsea, Master Evan C, even Damien and Gregorio (whom we meet in Book 1) were beautifully written and in such a way that their personalities came shining through. The descriptiveness and the careful attention that the author paid to crafting their individual character traits, allowed me to get a sense of whom each character was. It’s great when the reader can actually connect with the characters they’re reading about.
Alex and Chelsea, each headstrong and strong-willed, met their match in one another. Although their connection wasn’t what I’d call explosive, the chemistry was definitely there. While each had their own obstacles to overcome…. Chelsea’s struggle to remain in control despite her desire to submit and Alex’s struggle to remain disconnected and detached despite the fact that he was falling for Chelsea made for an interesting dynamic, “The Battle of Wills” and I could not wait to see who would emerge the victor.
Cartwright’s writing style allows a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. The Doms are usually take charge, in control, alpha to the max and they bring the sexy…BIG TIME!( just the way I like them) but this doesn’t mean the women are push overs. The female characters are usually strong willed, Independent, classy women with a touch of sass who know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it. Girl Power!!! (someone, anyone?) ALex and Chelsea were no exception!
The sex was HOTTTTTTT, not too over the top as far as the story line is concerned although if you’re using FSOG as your standard( ~ insert eye roll here~, this may be a bit outside of the box for you.
Overall, On His Terms was a great read, if you enjoyed “With this Collar” then I don’t even need to tell you that this is a must. If you haven’t read either then what are you waiting for?