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Summary

Welcome to the Castle.

Hannah Alder used to know who she was. She used to be strong. She had confidence. Then "the thing" happened, and suddenly Hannah seems to have lost everything...including herself.

Freshly released from her father's hospital, she is banished from home and sent to live with an uncle who puts her to work for the summer, interning under the chief building inspector in a small Ohio town. No one knows her, yet somehow everyone seems to know exactly why she's there.

It's while she's on the job that Hannah first discovers the Castle: a massive stone structure set in the wheat fields of Ohio. It's soon to be the vacation destination for the kink-inclined...if the Doms who run it can ever get it properly permitted and licensed. But Hannah's nasty boss is determined to prevent that from happening. While on an inspection visit, one Dom in particular catches Hannah's eye: Master Sam. He's strong, dark, and wickedly attractive - every inch of him the very last thing someone like Hannah needs in her life.

Sam Cooper sees Hannah coming a mile away, looking horribly out of place in a poorly fitted business suit. She's the Girl Friday to the building inspector who's determined to shut them down before they even open. Sam is experienced in the BDSM world, a partner in a major kink-friendly resort, so this is definitely not his first rodeo. Yet what he sees in Hannah's astonished eyes, as he gives her a private tour of the Castle, makes him do something he can't believe: He slips her his business card.

Will Hannah call? Of course not. Not when she's working so hard to get back everything she's lost. She's getting better, after all....

Sometimes what you fight the hardest is what you need the most.

©2014 Blushing Books Publications (P)2015 Blushing Books Publications

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  • Brandy D
  • 07-09-18

Poor writing, poor girl

I've never read a D/s or 'spanking' book where the 's' receives absolutely no pleasure. She gets beaten half to death twice in one night and the most she gets out of it is some corner time and (finally) some cuddling. Sorry, that's not why I read this type of book. Big thumbs down from me. Narration was adequate but not inspired. Editing is good - nothing there to detract from the story, such as it is.
If I hadn't gotten this one free from my Romance Package I'd be asking for my credit back - I'm most certainly not going to be continuing the series.

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  • Maggie Padilla
  • 03-04-21

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I enjoyed the book, but it was way too short. I felt sorry for Hannah though. Her family treated her as if she was really crazy instead of helping her with her asking for help in her unusual way. It was good of Sam to recognize her situation and help her.

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  • Sue White
  • 01-12-20

Utter Trash

I did not realize this was going to be so trashy. I got only through the first chapter and the supposedly professional intern was in heat the first 5 minutes that she had met a client. I guess I should’ve known when the first word in the entire book was a curse word. Don’t waste your money on this.

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  • Celeste
  • 04-09-20

Love This Series!

This is a great series! The characters develop in a short time, but a believable progression. There is romance and got sexy time too! I could do with another narrator, but she doesn't ruin the story.

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  • A Burlingame
  • 18-11-19

First master of the castle audiobook for me

And I loved it! Rushing now to download book two. I read it a few years ago but now can’t wait to hear it. Sam and Hannah’s story was so easy to get lost in!

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  • Drifter
  • 26-09-18

Tantalizing Audible book and story

Maren knows how to write a steamy book with a good story line. Just start this book early because you will not want to put it down .