Book Review: To Have and To Master (Masters Unleashed #3) by Sparrow Beckett

Title: To Have and To Master (Masters Unleashed #3)
Author: Sparrow Beckett
Publisher: InterMix
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Pages: Unspecified
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Erotica

Tired of his mother bugging him to marry a nice girl from the old country, Konstantin agrees to meet her friend’s daughter when she’s shipped over from rural Russia.
Naturally obedient and submissive, Varushka is everything Konstantin wants in a woman. The fact that she’s so naive and easily scandalized arouses him but makes him feel guilty. Training the girl to be his slave quickly becomes a compulsion.
Varushka is confused by a lot of things in America, especially by her future husband and his sexual depravity. Sinister and captivating, Konstantin introduces her to many fascinating perversions, and his care and attention wins her complete devotion. However, when her father finds out about Konstantin’s past, he whisks her back home. Will Varushka’s Master give chase to reclaim her, or will he allow her father to marry her off to a more respectable man?
Not my favorite in the series, but overall still a really good read.

As always, the books in this series have gorgeous covers and are very well written. Also, these books can be read in any order. You will not be spoiled if you read the third book before the first book, as an example.

So like I said, To Have and To Master was not the best book in the series, but overall it was still a great book.

In this book we get the story of Konstantin and Varushka. Varushka is a Russian mail order bride of sorts. Basically, she lives in the same small village as Konstantin's mother, who has arranged a marriage between her son and Varushka.

Konstantin goes to Russia to meet her and take her back to America. Though she is a woman fully grown, she looks like a child and is far from the typical women that he dates. Which is saying something because he usually dates in pairs and the women are established submissives.

What I wanted from this book was more of Varushka. I feel like I did not know her as a character. The parts I got of her, all had to do with Konstantin, and nothing to do with her individually as a person. I would have loved to see her journey of adjusting to America. I just felt like she had no personality, and what personality she did have, she got from Kon, because she was only trying to please him, no matter her feelings or thoughts. I don't like female characters like that. It was just odd for me, because the female protagonists in the previous books were so not like that.

I also felt like this book dragged. At about 55%-60% done with the book, I felt like the story was completely told.

The sex, sexual tension, and sexual innuendo, however, was fabulous, as with all of the books in this series.

I'm told by the authors that we will be seeing A LOT MORE of a certain new character that was introduced in this book. This has me beyond excited because Mr. Fox was described as a sexy, swaggering, pirate.



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