I am always excited when I see a new book by BJ Wane, and for it to be a new series, is especially exciting. Wow, this one did not fail to deliver. It is an on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller, with a wonderful cast of characters, plenty of action, suspense, mystery, life and death situations, angst, and then you have dominant men and plenty of BDSM action.
Cassandra Bowlin will come upon a shocking scene that will have her evil stepfather, order the execution style murder of a man, flee the scene, but not without being seen will have her leaving everything she has behind and taking off from Alabama. With what little bit of money she has, selling her car, and taking a bus to Miami, she will live in shelters and manages to find a part time job that will pay her in cash. Leaving her mother and half-brother behind was painful, and depressing. Sandie is now in danger of becoming the next victim of Jacques Deveau.
Zachary Allen-Vancuren was raised by a single mother who struggled to provide for her son. When he is fifteen and gets into serious trouble, a summer trip to a camp will help straighten him out, but meeting up with six other boys will forge a lifelong friendship and bond. Having his paternal grandfather locate him will give Zach and his mother Carol a little better life, and a purpose for his future. Inheriting his grandfather’s business will turn this dirt poor kid into a multi-millionaire. Sadly, there isn’t enough money in the world to help his mother who suffers Alzheimer's.
The plot will have Sandie seeing her stepfather’s henchmen in Miami and in a panic will stow away on his yacht. Zach is looking forward to a four day trip on his new yacht and is shocked when he discovers Sandie asleep on his bed while he is now out to sea.
There is so much angst and anger between the two of them in the beginning. She is brash, and stands up to him, even making him examine his life and behavior. He can see she has a haunted and fearful look and decides this is only for four days and it isn’t his place to know more. When she keeps seducing him, he gives in and takes her up on her offer, but he lets her know, it will be his way. Why can he not forget her when they return to Miami? Will her sketches help in locating the men after her?
The story has strong BDSM scenes, including group parties, voyeurism, exhibition, spankings, and explicit sex scenes. There is a mystery, suspense that will play out, including intense life and death moments, The book is the first in the Miami Masters, and I look forward to more books in this series.