Master’s Mistress is a return to the world where women won the war against men. In Jake’s Redemption, the prequel to this series, we are introduced to Jake and Monica. Jake was a man whose spirit had been broken by a horrific woman named Darla, who had owned him before Monica. Then, he was bought by Monica, and he learned how to love through her. Now, Jake wants to return the favor by saving his friend Bret.
Bret and Jake’s friendship was heartbreaking to read about. They had been friends for a long time, but had been separated years ago by an ambush. Neither knew that the other was still alive. I was rooting for the two to be able to go back to their normal friendship as soon as possible, but their time apart has seemed to drive a wedge between them. Not to mention the fact that Jake has started to trust women again while Bret still believes most women to be evil after being so deeply betrayed by one. I hope that they get closer in future books, but I was happy that they were able to at least discuss their past with each other and heal together.
Bret was a far more stubborn character than Jake was in the previous novel. It was almost tiring at first to see how determined he was to push Jake and Angel away at the start of the novel. His stubbornness made him annoying. Then, I saw how he could be just as stubborn to help Angel as he was to refuse her help. It took him a long time to start opening up, but once he started, he became a truly lovable character.
All of the books in this series stick to a beautiful path of slow-burn romance where the characters truly get to know one another before falling in love. Angel and Bret aren’t in love with each other at the start, and they don’t immediately fall in love 2 chapters later. I felt that Bret did push back against his natural feelings for quite some time in this book before allowing himself to look at Angel, a woman, as a potential love interest. But when the sparks began to fly, a fire was set and the characters could not deny their love for one another.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an adult dystopian romance novel. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!
I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 books