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Caged (Mastered, #4) by Lorelei James

Caged (Mastered, #4)Caged by Lorelei James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Title: Caged
Author: Lorelei James
Series: Mastered, #4
Pages: 480
Publisher: NAL
Date: July 14, 2015


In the searing fourth novel in the Mastered Series, following Unraveled, only one woman can set a hardened fighter free from his past.…

In order to survive a life of tragedy, Deacon McConnell embraced his roughest edges and learned to fight on the streets. Then a life-changing jujitsu seminar led by Sensei Ronin Black led Deacon to become a professional fighter. With his muscular physique and his body covered in tattoos and scars, the MMA fighter defines mean, both on and off the mat.

But everything changes when innocent Molly Calloway signs up for his kickboxing class. Molly is Deacon’s opposite in every way: She’s kind, sweet, thoughtful, and educated. After a heated argument between them turns into a passionate encounter, Deacon realizes Molly is eager to experience more, and she looks to him to take her to the darker edge of lust….

The last thing either of them expects is how deeply their lives will be thrown upside down by the passion they find together.


All right. You have to read these books in order. You will never be able to appreciate it as much as it deserves if you do not.

Having said that, I did not really expect to like this book. Deacon is harsh. He adds new meaning to “hard-ass, SOB” and Molly is a wimp.

Boy, was I wrong? I have liked all of the books in this series, but I loved this one. I mean I really, really loved it.

How could I have been so wrong about Deacon? I should have known there was something in his past making him so difficult. I never gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Fortunately, Molly did. She had her own past to overcome and even though she knew, and sometimes hated, Deacon, she was also in lust with him.
Now, let me say, things did not go easy for them. As I said, they both had pasts that influenced their reactions to others. Neither Molly nor Deacon thought they were good enough for the other. Both of them reacted sometimes instead of talking. And yes, most of the time it was Deacon’s fault. The great thing about him though was he recognized (okay, sometimes he had to have it pointed out to him) when he screwed up and would do anything to get Molly to forgive him.

And she does.

Because lust can develop into love.

And it does.

Oddly enough, I thought this book was less erotic and more plot driven than the others in the series. Make no mistake, there is plenty of sex and it is wonderful, but the story was what kept me engrossed. I had to know how things would work out between them.

There are also two secondary characters I have to mention.

Not to give away any spoilers, but there is a Queen Bitch of all bitches in this book. You’ll know who I mean when you meet her.

And finally, I want Tag’s story and you will too.

This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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Schooled (Mastered, #2.5) by Lorelei James

SchooledSchooled by Lorelei James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First off, this is not a stand alone novella. At 113 pages, it is the icing on the cake of the first two books: Bound and Unwound. Schooled picks up after Unwound and give us a glimpse of Ronin’s life in Japan and the extreme training involved in his martial arts work. The problem is the amount of time and dedication necessary to excel takes Ronin away from Amery. She is left alone in a strange country with nothing to occupy her. Obviously, that is a recipe for trouble.

Since I had a first off, I must have a second point and it is an important one. READ this series! Bound introduced me to an entirely different aspect of BDSM literature. The description of shibari rope bondage is fascinating and the developing relationship between Ronin and Amery is engrossing. It does end on a cliff hanger which just means new readers are lucky enough to not have to wait for book two – Unwound.

I highly recommend all three books to readers who have an interest in descriptions of alternative lifestyles. Prior to this series, I had only read the author’s contemporary westerns which are excellent. This change of direction did not disappoint me.

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