After being abandoned by his submissive, Ambrose has avoided any serious connections—until he meets Everly, who refuses to be ignored. But just when he thinks he’s found the perfect sub, he finds out she’s an anti-poverty activist with harsh opinions about the rich. Telling her he’s wealthy will ruin everything, but he can’t collar her with a huge lie hanging over them.
Will the best thing that’s ever happened to him walk away when she finds out the truth?
Playing Hard to Master by Sparrow Beckett is definitely my type of book.
Ambrose is a rich Dom whose had his heart broken in the past. He meets a woman by the name of Everly who has drawn his interest. She is considered in the BDSM scene, as a bratty submissive. She is an activist, passionate, and sensual. When they meet it is an instant attraction. He has reservations against the rich. Her family on her mother's side disowned them because her mother would not have an abortion. Because of this, they lived as the poor would. This creates a problem in the relationship she develops with Ambrose. He lies to her about his money so that he wouldn't lose her. She sees this as betrayal when she finds out. Will they be able to push their differences aside? Can she forgive the lies.
The thing I liked most about the story is that it wasn't written incorrectly. THere are too many books that include BDSM, where the Dom cannot control his anger or things become too unsafe. Those types of books give the BDSM community a bad name. With this book, no matter the situation, it was always handled correctly or things were pointed out. I highly recommend this book to all who are interested in reading romance with that steamy edge to it. I love reading about that lifestyle and seeing the different ways authors show their knowledge of it.