In the second seductive installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s thrilling “Master of the Opera,” a young woman falls deeper under the spell of the man who haunts her dreams, fuels her desire, and demands her surrender…With each passing day of her internship at the Sante Fe Opera House, Christine Davis discovers something new, something exciting-and something frightening. Hidden in the twisting labyrinths beneath the theater is a mysterious man in a mask who, Christy’s convinced, is as real as the rose he left on her desk-and as passionate as the kiss that burns on her lips. He tells her to call him “Master,” and Christy can’t deny him. But when her predecessor-a missing intern-is found dead, Christy wonders if she’s playing with fire…
If her phantom lover is actually a killer, how can she continue to submit to his dark, erotic games? And if he is innocent, how can she resist-or refuse-when he demands nothing less than her body and soul?
Worldbuilding: The awesomesauce world of Act 1 returns with a theater full of mystery, a whole Santa Fe full of mystery in fact.
Characters: Christy reveals more about herself, enough to tantalize and keep us guessing, and certainly enough to keep me wondering. For that matter, so does the Phantom – and he has me entirely hooked. There’s line of his in there that brought me to tears, just like that, unexpected, out of the blue, so freaking brilliant!
I cannot wait for more, there’s just no other way to put it.
Plot: The story has a lot of a mystery vibe going aside the romance teasers, and I’m a full-on fangirl for mystery as you probably know already.
Writing: Third person narrative, Christy’s POV just like before. Brilliant, just brilliant writing. Jeffe Kennedy shows off her ace skills in atmosphere-building and relationship-building yet again – like she does in the Covenant of Thorns series even if it’s fantasy, the atmosphere-building and relationship-building are an art of their own and Jeffe is, without a doubt, a masterful artist.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb – instant buy material author name.
Though this is a serial and it’s highly, highly irritating to have to wait even one moment for the rest of this story, I highly recommend you read it, even if you start to when more parts of the story will be out. This is a short read, 48 pages, and will leave you screaming for more. But then again, so do all of her other works, hundreds of pages long, so maybe the serial factor only manages to give us more of that evil waiting, not a higher degree of it.
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