Reading No Master, I enjoyed a few things about it, including the pace, the storyline, and a certain sense of "Will they be able to accomplish what they - singly and together - set out to accomplish?"
What brought everything together for me are Zain and Korbin. Zain goes back to a place he would rather not go back to in order to help a friend. He is vulnerable (in more ways than one), but is stronger than he was before in a lot of ways.
Korbin is very self-assured and arrogant, but that is part of his charm. It is, I think, that self-assurance and arrogance that not only makes him go after Zain, but also let's him be guided by Zain through the masquerade.
Overall a very good read.
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.
Publisher’s note: While books #1 and #2 in the Bounty series should be read in order, this book stands alone and can be read without the first two.
This title is an edited second edition, previously published in 2011.