Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: No Master
SERIES: Bounty, #3
AUTHOR: Christine d’Abo
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 242 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2016
No man in the galaxy inspires more fear than Korbin, the Admiral of the Black. His life as leader of the biggest pirate band in space leaves little room for trust, so when Korbin’s second-in-command disappears without a trace, he suspects the worst. Zain Strand has left his life as a sex slave behind and risen within the pirate ranks. But he abandons it all to rescue an old friend from recapture by the slavers—even if that means a suicidal confrontation with his old master. He doesn’t expect Korbin’s arrival, doesn’t want Korbin’s help . . . but Korbin gives Zain no choice. Posing as master and slave to infiltrate a slave auction, Korbin and Zain embark on a journey of lust that rapidly reveals their deeper feelings. When Zain’s old master discovers their ruse, Korbin must do everything in his power to save both their lives and their newfound love.
1st Edition by Ellora’s Cave, 2014
Korbin is the Admiral of the Black, leader of the biggest pirate band in space. Although Korbin is a very imposing leader, he is also a very lonely leader. The only person he is remotely close to is his second-in-command Zain Strand. Korbin found Zain five years ago, after he escaped his master. Now Zain has disappeared and Korbin will do anything to find him.
Zain has gone to find his friend Marissa, who escaped from the same master as he did. He is determined that Marissa will not be sold into slavery again. Zain has done all the preliminary work to ensure he will be able to infiltrate the slavers with ease, everything is going smoothly until Korbin arrives and demands to be in on the mission. They work out a way to allow both of them to be allowed into the slave auction, Korbin will pose as Zain’s master! They quickly realise things are not as straight forward as first thought. Zain keeps having flashbacks to his years as a sex-slave and Korbin can’t help but see his second-in-command in a whole new light, one he’s certain can’t go any further than this charade.
As the mission progresses a bond forms between Korbin and Zain and it’s this bond that allows them to survive when everything goes FUBAR!! Zain is lucky to have Korbin there to love and support him when everything blurs and he has trouble staying in the present. Korbin also in lucky to have Zain there to prove that, yes he is worthy to love and be loved. It’s not all smooth sailing but the tumultuous love story between these two is very heart-warming. I have no hesitation in recommending No Master to everyone who loves a good romance story.