Master and Inquisitor by Jan Bowles


Master and Inquisitor by Jan Bowles
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (165 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking, Fetish (Breath play)
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

When thirty-four-year-old Club Submission owner Ethan Strong hires the enigmatic and beautiful young woman to work behind the bar, he’s instantly drawn to the submissive with the sad blue eyes. Twenty-seven-year-old Beth Beaumont’s previous Master died three years ago, yet only now does she feel ready to embrace the lifestyle again. Ethan is instantly attracted to his mysterious new employee, and they soon embark on a D/s relationship that breaks all the rules.

Beth’s past holds a chilling secret that she dares not divulge—even to her new Master. Her life depends on maintaining her silence.

However, Ethan’s built-in lie detector never lets him down, and he instinctively knows Beth isn’t telling the truth. As a respected Dom, he will not tolerate a sub who repeatedly tries to deceive him. To break her resolve, he calls upon the services of the Inquisitor—a darker, less benevolent side of himself, who never shows any mercy.

Will Beth be forced to yield such deadly secrets to her Master and Inquisitor?

This is the fourth book in the Masters of Submission series by Jan Bowles, and the first one in the series I’ve read.

Beth Beaumont is an experienced submissive when she meets one of the owners of Club Submission Ethan Strong. I loved that Beth was experienced; it was refreshing to have someone who knew what they were getting into. It was especially important because Ethan is a very dominant Dom, and even has a different persona when dealing with serious transgressions.

Ethan Strong is a Dom, one I’d love to meet. He seemed to really know what he was doing and really care for Beth. The sex scenes in this story were well written, and believable. I could see Beth easily falling in love with Ethan, and trusting him.

The secrets that Beth keeps add an extra interesting layer to this story. The plot around the secrets was handled well, and added a nice level of suspense to the story. I wasn’t expecting that going in, but it was nice to read something that wasn’t just about the sex. The sex scenes were plentiful and hot.

The idea of the Inquisitor’s Chamber was great, and handled well for the most part. There was only one scene in this book, which made me step back and wonder what I was reading. I’m not a fan of breath play and while it wasn’t as extreme as I’ve seen, it did pull me out of the story.

Still, I will read the rest in the series. I enjoyed Ethan and Beth’s story. I would love to read Ethan’s brother Matthew’s story.  Give the story a try, it was an enjoyable read.

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