Celluloid Cage

The Master & Servant Series, #3

Celluloid Cage is the third book in the Master and Servant series by Crawford Rhine. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel.

Brand entered The Service as a way to better his life. If he makes two years, he has a guaranteed pay out of 2 million dollars. Brand has no idea who he is going to serve but it ends up being the hottest movie star, Zane Wooding. It seems that everyone wants Zane’s attention including those close to him and some are willing to hurt Brand.

The beginning of the story leaves you interested in knowing more. By the end of the first chapter, I could not wait to finish the book. The author created an interesting world however it wished it was a bit more flushed out. I was pulled into the world the author created. The author was able to create a sense of location however a sense time was lacking. The pace of the story was a fast and steady flow from the start of the book to the end. The main characters and the secondary characters were interesting. I liked that none of the characters were perfect.

The point of view stayed with Brand all the way through. It gives us a look at life from someone who is employed to serve the rich and powerful. The biggest part of the book is that there seemed to be little conflict in this book and what was there appears more thrown in than planned. There was not enough conflict however there was a ton of sex. At times, more than was truly possible. The dialogue between the characters was genuine and unique. The characters voice matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but the author takes the reader on a unique ride. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Book Blurb for Celluloid Cage

Brand is excited to enter The Service and even more excited to meet his new Master. He is assigned to Zane Wooding, an action-adventure movie star and a real man’s man. Zane is famous for his body more than his acting, but the paparazzi and his legions of fans don’t seem to care. Brand has to dodge the pitfalls of being with someone so famous and even begins to fall for his Master, but he also becomes a target for those that are jealous of Zane’s interest in him. While his Master protects him from outsiders, the evil is much closer to home.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 3.50