When trying to save a woman from slavers, Sam screwed up. Royally. Now Linda wants nothing to do with him. Or with BDSM. She won't even admit she's a masochist. As a dominant and sadist, he can give her what she needs, and when an opportunity arises, he slips into her life, intending to make amends. She's everything he knew she would be…except for her bullheaded determination to be 'normal'.Now the horrible time is past, Linda just wants to return to her small conservative town, pick up her quiet life, and be normal. But how can someone who likes pain be 'normal'? To her dismay, when someone spray-paints her home with obscenities, Sam shows up to rescue her. Again. Doesn't he understand that the last thing she needs in her life is a sadist? He's amused by her objections. But his dry sense of humor doesn't disguise that he's tough as nails and dominant and stubborn. He's not going to let her drive him off this time. All too soon, she realizes she wants him to stay.When he takes her to the Shadowlands, she finds a new home…until she hears a voice from out of her nightmares.
Note:This book contains strong but consensual sadistic elements that may be uncomfortable for some readers.
This book (Master Sam) was the one I think I was most nervous to read. Being that Sam is a sadist I was so concerned with the pain factor that I didn't think about what a kind and gentle man he can be. I am really happy with how it turned out. I found myself falling even more in love with Sam as the story went along. Linda is PERFECT for him and seeing their story come together was absolutely beautiful. Master Raoul is my favorite and I think for that reason his book To Command and Collar will remain my favorite in this series. But Master Sam certainly gave him a run for his money.