Becoming His Master by M.Q. Barber is the latest book in the Neighborly Affection Series. It is the story of how Jay Kress and Henry Webb got together.
Henry was in the club one night when Calvin Gardner was with submissive Jay Kress. Calvin was ignoring Jay’s safe word and continued to hurt him. Henry saved Jay. Victor, president of the “social” club, asked Henry to take Jay under his wing. Henry agreed to teach Jay the rules and watch out for him for two months (the length of Calvin’s suspension from the club).
Henry teaches Jay how to be a submissive (especially on protecting his safety). During the course of the two months Henry bonds with Jay and does not want to give him up (and Jay wants to stay with Henry). Henry ends up changing their relationship from the club to his apartment (where eventually Jay moves in).
I give Becoming His Master 4 out of 5. It is well-written, but I did not find it as good as the other books in the series. Alice is not in this book and she adds a wonderful elements to the stories. I also felt that this story has already been told. We have heard of Jay and Henry’s history in the other books. Becoming His Master dives deeper into Henry’s feelings and thoughts, but I was not pulled into the story (as with the previous books in the series).
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Becoming His Master will be out on March 17, 2015. If you are not familiar with this series, it contains sexual content and BDSM scenes. I, personally, like it for the story (believe it or not). I like the relationship between Henry, Jay, and Alice.
Thank you for checking out my review of Becoming His Master. I am currently reading Chasing Vito's Ghosts by G. R. Benyue. I will let you know how I like it. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Reading!