From the author of Bound and Unwound - a novella in the New York Times bestselling Mastered series.
When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn't ready for the level of his sensual artistry - or his need for extreme control. Nor was she prepared for the primal urges it released in her. Amery and Ronin were made for each other.
When they married they were certain their future would be a fulfilling journey of love and passion. But happily ever after is never so simple. Six months later, while in Japan, Ronin is training with his sensei, while Amery is consumed by her own burgeoning career - and a culture shock with which she is struggling to adapt.
Now, from the heady pleasures of Tokyo bondage houses to the unyielding family traditions pulsing with every beat of Ronin's heart, Amery and Ronin find the limits of their relationship tested once again, and shocked to discover what they're willing to do in order to save it.
Includes a preview of Unraveled, the upcoming novel in the Mastered series.
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Six months after their wedding, Amery and Ronin head to Japan so that Ronin can study with his martial arts master. While there, Amery sees how taxing the training is on Ronin and feels neglected. However, she is also introduced to the Sensei's brother, who is a rope master, they forge a relationship where Amery is the student.
I loved the interactions between Ronin and Amery and how Amery is determined to be her own person in the face of Ronin's wealthy family.
During their time in Japan it seems as their bounds grew stronger even as Ronin's training became harder. Both had breakthroughs as to their sense of how their lives intersect with the martial arts and rope play.
LOVED the book and can't wait for the next full length novel in the Mastered series.
I know it's a novella but I guess I was missing the main piece of the pie so to speak. It was in a strange location and the only conflict was loneliness which was expected for Amery.
I liked this story. Both main characters were great, the story is good and the circle of secondary characters is strong. Decent narration, although I would have preferred if Luke Daniels kept to the male characters and Rachel Vivette kept to the females. I kept hearing Oberon (Luke Daniels - Iron Druid stories)!!!! which I love, but that didn't fit here so it was a touch distracting. I've gotten all the books in the series - this one was good enough to draw me in to hear more.
This was a delectable series and introduced one of my favorite couples. Ronin and Amery came to life in these stories both in the writing and in the expert performances by Luke and Rachel. Thank you for this series which I will undoubtedly listen to again and again. C. S.
Mastered book one was such a great HOT!!!!! steamy story the min I was done reading I could not get to my audible app and download the next title fast enough.I kept listening to 2.5 hoping that the story was going to pick up and capture what book one had sorry to say it did not.
Love the BLACK storyline. This did not disappoint. Would have loved more but that means there will be another story.
I really enjoyed the first two books and it isn't that I didn't enjoy this one it's just this one was flat in comparison. There was no conflict that the couple overcame together so it felt like I was waiting for something to happen the whole time. I love these characters though so I maintained my interest especially since the story had a low commitment of only ~3 hours. Keep it coming Lorelei!!!
Luke and Rachel bring Ronin and Amery back to life. Their narration is so good!
Amery and Ronin have been married for 6 months now and they are heading to Japan for 2 months. Amery is excited and uneasy at the same time. She only speaks a few words in Japanese and doesn’t know all the rules of the culture yet. Amery is a strong woman and isn’t use to relaying on someone so much.
This is were we see how much Ronin and Amery has grown as couple. Ronin realizes that Amery has issues with letting him take care of her and she knows it bugs him that she might see him differently when they are surrounded by his family’s money. They work through their problems with little angst but that’s not to say they don’t still have a few issues, what couple doesn’t?
Like Amery, I loved seeing the more romantic side of Ronin in this quick listen. I cannot wait for UNRAVELED to release on audio in March! It’s going to be interesting to see Ronin’s sister, Shiori Hirano master Knox!
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