Interview with a Master by Jason Luke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First of all, every man needs to come with a copy of "Jonah Noble's Big Book of Rules". In fact , it should come with every male baby when it's sent home from the hospital . With rules like "If a man understands the way a woman thinks, then both people in the relationship will be satisfied.", "Women don't want to be forced to their knees. They want to be made to feel weak at the knees", and "...women need to feel loved in order to want sex. And men need sex in order to feel loved.", it's pretty much a guarantee to make any woman all mushy and head over heels in love.
I love that the story is written by a man, from a man's POV. The series, so far, wouldn't necessarily fall under the category of erotic romance. While it's definitely erotic, and it's leading up to a romance, sometimes it seems more autobiographical than anything else. It's definitely a unique approach, one I haven't read before, but it's entirely enjoyable. The BDSM content is more of a vanilla variety- one that would be attractive to the average, everyday man or woman; it focuses more on the emotional side of BDSM, not the pain and all the BDSM trappings.
While I love the concept of the book, sometimes the narrative becomes a tad awkward. There are times that the writing flows so well that you have devoured chapters without realizing it, but then there are a few times that it becomes a little choppy and rushed. And while some of the sexual experiences come across as typical guy fantasy clichés, overall it's a very enjoyable read with some truly hot, unique scenes that I haven't come across before. I think I finished the whole book in a couple hours, so it's not a difficult, mind-bending type of story.
I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series, as it is unique, intriguing, and has SO much potential. I could totally see this as being a movie or TV show, and the way the book ends introduces enough mystery and excited to definitely leave you wanting more!!
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