- File Size: 2941 KB
- Print Length: 283 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Star (December 3, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 3, 2012
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008AK8E50
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #458,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book went on much longer than it should have. While I admit that I am fond of books where the hero is the one pushing for the heroine to 'make an honest man out of him', the entire situation was so contrived that it annoyed me moreso than anything else. Worse, once that was taken care of there's yet ANOTHER obstacle--that comes out of the middle of nowhere I might add--just to drive it home to the heroine that she must love him.
LaRoche turns the whole 'dumb blonde' thing upside down by making Rexton too pretty to have a thought in his head, but I couldn't help but think that every time he said that being a viscount meant having the power to do whatever he wanted he was being disingenuous. If that was true then why didn't he just come out as brilliant clever boy that he was and damn the consequences 'cause he's a viscount? Why make such a big deal about no one taking him seriously when no less then half a dozen people close to him do?
Meanwhile Callista clearly did not use the brains she was given either. She vacillates between understanding the rules that society plays at and shock when those same rules are thrust in her face. Society will--and has!Read more ›
Dominic is a man who is hiding who he truly is from the world. As a child, he wasn't taken seriously as a student because of his looks and this continued on into adulthood even though he has a passion for philosophy and a brilliant mind. He is considered an "Adonis." He has a reputation as a rake and is called the "Master of Love." He is tired of thought of as a Lothario and as shallow when behind the mask lies a man of strength and intelligence.
Drawn to each other from the beginning, they struggle to come together as a couple. Misunderstandings abound until Callista's virtue and life are put in jeopardy. When they finally manage to come together, Callista refuses to consider a future with Dominic until Dominic's life is threaten by his protege. Callista reveals Dominic's secret to the world in order to spare his life and finally agrees to be his wife.
I was drawn into the story of these two lovers from the very beginning. Catherine LaRoche creates dynamic, complex characters who are easy to relate to because of the struggles that they go through in order to be true to their selves. The one problem that I personally had with the story was that after Callista and Dominic came together Callista started using sex to manipulate Dominic when she wanted to avoid a discussion. Master of Love is an exciting love story and I greatly enjoyed reading it.
The first half of the book made me see how difficult it was for Callista to keep her family fed and clothed. Without a male relative or guardian, she had to forge a living for herself without any assistance from anyone. Her father's book business lost most of its clients after his death, as most people refused to do business with a single woman. Callista was able to secure the commission from Dominick because his uncle, a friend of her father's, insisted he give her the job. If not for this one act of kindness, she and her family would have been out on the streets. She is at the mercy of her landlord, as well. When he demanded that she pay the rent for the land for an entire year instead of every three months, she is distraught. There is no way to make the payment by the deadline without approaching Dominic for an advance on her earnings. Ugh!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The action takes place in 1847.
Heroine Callista was a bookseller/ librarian who was commissioned to organize the library of thousands of books for the hero Dominic,... Read more
Sorry, but I did not finish Master of Love. I just could not get into it.Published 15 months ago by Jean Sawyer
New author to me but I've already ordered her next book. Very likeable characters and a great plot. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cat Lady
Dominick Avery, Viscount of Rexton, is known in the ton as the "The Master of Love" due to the fact that he is so handsome he is called Lord Adonis. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sherrie
I really enjoyed this book. In fact I was sad when it ended. Its one of those books that you get so involved with the characters that you will definitely read the book again and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by heyer addict
He was called the master of love although he really was not in real life. People only saw him as others said he was. Read morePublished 22 months ago by LIllian Burnett
This book was just ok for me, the story dragged way too much in the middle and the ending didn't have the closure I was expecting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kindle Customer