In the fifth erotically charged installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s scorching Master of the Opera, a daring young woman follows her reckless desire for the perfect lover—to the point of no return. . .
He is more than just the man of her dreams. He is the master of her destiny. A mysterious masked stranger who haunts the darkened tunnels beneath the Sante Fe Opera House, the Master is like no other lover Christy has ever known. He has lured the beautiful intern to the very brink of ecstacy—and beyond. He has pushed the boundaries of her sensuality and tested the limits of her passion. But now the Master wants more. If Christy accepts his challenge, she must be willing to go further than she’s ever gone. She must surrender to his every desire. She must submit to his every command. She must expose herself body and soul—or bear the scars of a broken heart forever. . .
Tonight is the night she must make a choice: to free herself from one man’s obsession. . .or bind herself to him for life.
Worldbuilding: Contemporary Santa Fe meets the awesome fantasy world I’ve been dying to explore. I want more, more, more!
Characters: Christy and the Master finally get to what we’ve all been waiting for. While their one on one is super hot (trademark Jeffe Kennedy fireworks), it’s the emotional/spiritual vibe that really struck me here. Their relationship evolves and puts everything else in better perspective. I feel Christy evolved a lot in this part of the serial, like she got her bearings and has a better sense of where she wants to go, where she belongs, and how she might get there.
The Master is totally yummy, but then again I always tend to feel that way about Jeffe Kennedy’s alphalicious characters.
Plot: While the romantic arc brought us quivering fans some measure of resolve – as much as an ongoing story could – the mystery part of the story is just reaching its peak, in my opinion. I’m itching to find out all there is about the two families involved and what dark secrets they’re hiding.
Writing: As usual, third person narrative from Christy’s POV. This time, the jewel of the read was the fantasy realms and the incredible atmosphere Jeffe Kennedy built for the first (and, might I hope, not the last, lol!!) consummation of the smexual tension – epic imagery!
Curb Appeal: Awesome cover, hooking blurb, epic author name = impulsive buy material!
All in all, I uber-loved this part of the story and I’m DYING to know what happens next and how the story will end. All the possibilities, all the juicy fabulousness I foresee Jeffe Kennedy delivering next – I’m twitchy with excitement.