Rule Master by Sienna Snow

Posted March 18, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of one or more of the following: sexual abuse, violence against women/children, drug use, trigger issues such as rape or simulated rape.
Rule Master by Sienna SnowRule Master by Sienna Snow
Series: Rules of Engagement #2
Published by Forever on March 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, D/s
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars
four-flames

His rules. Her pleasure. His way.

Italian heiress and international financier Milla Castra knows she can't avoid him forever. Irredeemably hot and controlled Lex Duncan once shared her craving for things deliciously forbidden. He was her lover. Her Master. And the husband she's kept secret from everyone.

But Lex will never relinquish what's his---and Milla is definitely his. And he knows she can't resist the exquisite pleasure that awaits in his arms. When the violence of her past threatens them both, Lex will risk everything to keep Milla safe . . . before she submits to the cruelest master imaginable, Fear.

    
I loved getting introduced to Milla and Lex in the first book, Rule Breaker so I couldn’t wait to get their story. Their story was great!

Since we get the start of Lex and Mills’s story in Rule Breaker there will be a mild SPOILER AHEAD.

Lex and Mills have been secretly married for ten years. There has been a few people who knew of their relationship but only one person knew they were married. Why secretly? Milla has family issues, well really mommy issues. Her mother is a major bitch and because of some rules where the family business is considered Milla has to kept her marriage to Lex a secret in order to inherit her part of the business.

This is a big issue they deal with in Rule Master and it there’s been some conflict over the years that puts a hurt on their relationship among a few other issues. To add to the stress there are issues that Milla is dealing with from the events of her kidnapping from the first book. The kidnapping left her mentally damaged for a short time, keeping her and Lex apart (by her choice) for about 6 months.

Here’s where I almost dropped my rating from a 4 star to a 3 star. The back and forth these two did about “we love each other and need to be together” to “we can’t be together because I’m no good for you”. There was too much back and forth on if they would stay together. BUT the rest of the story and their romance was enough to help me over look some of the unnecessary angst.

Some of the danger from Ruler Breaker carried over to Rule Master so we got to see the characters from the previous story again and see a setup for the next book, Rule Changer (August 15th 2017).

I’m really glad I read Sienna Snow. She’s now earned a spot on my auto-read list for D/s romances. If you are into strong heroines, sexy Dom males, secret babies/marriages then the Rules of Engagement series will be up your alley.

 

About Sienna Snow

Indian-American author Sienna Snow is a supermom writer with two Bachelor’s degrees and two Masters under her belt.

Her trilogy of romantic fiction aims to shatter the stereotypes associated with weak female characters pervasive in romantic and erotic fiction today. Inspired by her years working in corporate America as a management consultant, Sienna has created a narrative around strong, successful business women who know what they want and exactly how to get it – without the need to seek support and praise from their male counterparts.

In fact, the heroines in her books are billionaires, but this time with female characters taking the lead role. The trilogy starts with Rule Breaker (Release November 1, 2016 by Hachette Group’s Forever Yours imprint).

From diverse backgrounds, the heroines are smart, well-educated women who choose to find love through atypical circumstances. Sienna has taken the stereotypical billionaire story and spun it on its head.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Dialogue
four-stars
Characters
four-half-stars
Overall: four-stars
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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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