Overall I think that The Master Undone was a great tease for a novella, but it dulled in some sections and tended to drag on when I thought it would have been fast paced.
Mark Compton, a Master, blames himself for what happened to Rebecca, a woman that he loves. He now is completely falling apart over the events. As a Master, Mark can't afford to be “human” and lower his standards of acceptance. But he is vulnerable. Mark not only has to face the harsh reality of his loss of Rebecca, but that of his mother's battle to Cancer. In his struggles Mark knows that his high ego is suffering and even sex isn't a means of comfort any longer.
Enter Crystal Smith. Crystal Smith meets her boss Mark when he is at the lowest point in his life. Crystal is a strong, independent woman and head of the sells at Riptide. Crystal understands the pain that her boss is enduring, but she isn't as drawn to him and his tactics that other women have surrendered to. Her boss is hot and a master in the bedroom, but if anything Crystal desires a night of strong sex with him and that is the end. The last thing she wants is to be controlled by a man.
I thought that this novella would have a bit more sexual sparks then it did. The sex scene lacked fire and was a bit short. I didn't expect it to go on forever, but it was short and to the point and I don't think it possessed the foundation of an Erotica read. There were some bits and pieces missing in the novella that I think should have been filled in. It will be interesting to see how future novels of this series come to life. I plan on continuing to read them in hope of seeing improvement and expansion.
From New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author Lisa Renee Jones...An Inside Out Novella In Mark's POV, this story takes place the day after BEING ME ends.
*** I told him goodbye, and I will not call him. I know if I do, it will be my undoing, and I'll once again be caught up in his spell. I will once again be . . . lost.
In her private journals, Rebecca laid bare her soul, revealing her obsession for the one man whose erotic demands captivated her imagination--and enslaved her forever. Now, with Rebecca no longer in his life "he" is lost, questioning everything he thought he knew about himself and about control he holds in such high regard. One women will reach out to heal him and then turn away, leaving him haunted. She is nothing he thought he wanted and somehow everything he needs. He tells himself to forget her but he cannot escape his desire for her. He has to have more...