Review: On His Terms by Sierra Cartwright

Book 2 in the Mastered Series
April 22, 2013
Total E Bound Publishing
Erotica, BDSM
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It was business only… Chelsea Barton is terrible at the whole submission thing, and she wants to snare the Dom of her dreams. She seeks out the renowned trainer Master Alexander. Alex has his hands full with Chelsea, especially when he realises he doesn’t want to turn her over to another man…
Damn, damn, and double damn. This was so not supposed to happen.
Chelsea Barton always gets what she wants, and she wants the up and coming rocker Evan C to accept her as his sub. But her performance always disappoints him.
Determined to have her way, she begs Master Alexander Monahan to train her.
Alex has given up training submissives, and no matter what, he would not work with someone as bold, headstrong, and stubborn as Chelsea.
But there’s something about her that intrigues and impresses him, an enthusiasm that is missing from his too-dull life. Under very strict guidelines he agrees. She has to try her best. She has to submit uncomplainingly to his punishments. And there’s a two week obligation, after which they will part ways. Being a trainer is a very different relationship than a D/s, and despite his intentions to remain aloof, he starts to care deeply for the headstrong Chelsea.
Chelsea unhesitatingly agrees to Master Alexander’s rules, after all, he’s going to give her the skills she needs to get what she wants. But, damn it, the longer she trains with him, the more she is attracted to his rugged good look as well as to his firm, but relentless ways. She reminds herself of her goals, but that becomes more difficult every day.
For Alex, falling for a sub who will belong to another man was never part of the deal.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex.
Reader Advisory: This book can be read as a standalone, but is also part of the Mastered series.
Sierra Cartwright has totally hit this one out of the park! Beautiful, raw, and at times intense, I was captivated from the very first chapter. This is definitely becoming one of my favorite BDSM Series!
“It takes a tremendous strength to subject yourself to someone else’s will.”
Time for “Project Snag Evan C.” Chelsea Barton has her eye on a certain Dom, but she is no where near being submissive enough to satisfy this Dom’s needs. She needs an experienced Dom to train her and she needs one like YESTERDAY! Chelsea is as strong willed as they come. She had a hard life growing up and her mom made sure that she didn’t depend on anyone but herself. She HAD to be in control of all aspects of her life. How is she supposed to give up that control? Will she do it for herself or will she do it to satisfy a crush and help her career?
“Let go of your need to control everything.”
Master Alexander Monahan has had his fill of training submissives. He stopped training subs two years ago. His last true sub and the love of his life was a masochist that broke his heart, and ever since then he has become very critical and choosy about who he plays with. He no longer forms any kind of emotional attachment to any sub. When he agrees to train Chelsea under the most strict guidelines, he starts to care for her. He admires her strength and persistence. That was never the plan! He was supposed to train her and hand her off to the Dom that she wants. Will he have the strength to let her go? 
“The Dom who ends up with you will be one lucky man.”
The interactions between these two characters had me smiling from beginning to end. I loved Chelsea with her “I always get what I want, no matter what,” attitude and Master Alex with his “I will take no bullshit,” attitude. They complimented each other so well, and the chemistry between them was amazingly sexy. This was like reading a “how to” book for BDSM with an intriguing sensual story behind it. I always strive to learn more about the lifestyle and this was great for me. It was so cool to be a part of this journey with Chelsea and Alexander. Sierra knows how to put you smack in the middle of a story and make you feel like you are right there, next to Chelsea, learning right along with her. I also felt the emotional struggle from these two. I felt the push and pull aspect of their relationship. Chelsea struggled giving up control, something that she has had all her life, and Master Alex struggling with the fact that he might fall for a stubborn sub again!
“Chelsea, at some point you’ll understand. You’re mine.”
On His Terms is the second installment in the Mastered Series, and it is just as good, if not better than the first. You do not have to read in order, but I do recommend it to learn more about the characters that appear in both books. Let yourself be transported to the world of The Den and you will not be disappointed.

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