Master May I?
- A Tale of Worship and Submission
- Narrated by: Kalinda Little
- Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-14-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Wordwooze Publishing
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Alyssa soon learns that there are different forms of love, the raw, physical earthly kind and the deeper, more spiritual type. The one could easily be found with the delightfully obstinate sheriff if she's willing to give up all her other playmates. The other may be hidden deep within the life she saved...if she can break through the walls of rage and regret. Torn between two very powerful, very different lovers and lost in a sea of secrets, Alyssa finds herself pushed to the limit. She thought she knew everything there was to know about kinky sex, but when true feelings arise she learns that she's only begun to scratch the surface. She's submitted her body and mind to many, but now she must submit the most precious part of herself to the whims of fate. Is she destined for happiness or heartbreak?
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By Liz on 02-08-18
'Master May I', when a slave is not so slave-like
'Master May I' - Shawna Hunter
'Master May I' by Shawna Hunter tells the story of Alyssa K., who I had encountered before in 'Submission Backstory: Memoir of a BDSM Authoress.' I had enjoyed that novella a lot, so I was eager to listen to this book to learn more about Alyssa.
Alyssa K. is a journalist who moved to Brookes Hollow and is very interested in the BDSM lifestyle. So far she had tried several things with different people, but she had not yet committed to one person. That changes when she meets the town sheriff, the handsome Darius. Alyssa decides that she wants to try a submissive lifestyle and gives herself to Darius as his slave. Then Wendy comes into her life as the town drunk who has lost her grasp of life the moment she lost her legs. It turns out that she used to a Dominant in Brookes Hollow and had actually taught Darius the ins and outs of BDSM. Alyssa and Wendy get involved in a relationship of their own which leads to an intriguing threeway relationship between Darius, Wendy, and Alyssa.
There were many things I did not like about this book and most of all Alyssa. My main issue was that I did not believe her. I did not believe that she wanted to be a submissive, let alone a slave. She was topping from the bottom the whole time, asking inappropriate questions and making assumptions, the wrong assumptions. I did not believe how she submitted to Wendy so quickly. It was like her adoration was instant. Now I am not too familiar with worship-play, but I did not feel like this level of adoration was credible after they had spent maybe twice half an hour together. I did not care for the other characters that were dragged into the story, in the beginning, the deputy sheriff and his wife. There were many sex scenes with them, but it just didn't move me much. They also sort of disappeared from the story at one point, never to be mentioned again and to be replaced with Elisabeth, the character from 'Their Wild Little Girl.'
The thing I like best about this book? The ending. And no, that's not because I was glad it was over, but because that's when the characters made sense to me. They felt like real people who dealt well with a difficult situation. I believed the last twenty minutes of the book. And of course, the setting of the story and the characterization of the different characters was good as always. If it's one thing that Shawna Hunter does well, it's bringing characters to life and giving them their own life story.
The narrator Kalinda Little did a good job, though I was not too pleased with her portrayal of Darius, that's often the case when a female has to portray a male character. She was the perfect embodiment of Alyssa, and I liked her as Wendy as well.
Overall I was disappointed by this book. I had really expected a lot, especially now that it's a nominee for the Golden Flogger Awards. The sex scenes were okay, but not really more than that. I like Alyssa, but it took a long time for her to find her place and to be comfortable in her own submissive skin. I felt sorry for Wendy, but at least I believed her the whole way through. And Darius, well, I never got that real 'Dom-vibe' from him, but I suppose he found his way in the end. And maybe in that sense, it was a more realistic BDSM book than most. After all, not all slaves kneel at the first command.
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