Master of Submission (MF)

Masters of Submission 2

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 45,754
33 Ratings (4.3)

[Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, figging, sex toys, HEA]

Thirty-year-old English lawyer Emma Parkes believes Club Submission holds the key to her best friend's disappearance. Well out of her comfort zone, Emma's eyes are opened wide when she observes the Masters of Submission at work. They're so confident and sexually arousing—especially beautiful blue-eyed Master Zane.

Submission member and Dom Zane Anders frequently enjoys all the club has to offer. The wealthy, forty-year-old diamond importer has everything he could possibly need—everything except for love. A natural dominant, he's not looking for a permanent submissive in his life. But perhaps he'll make an exception for the stunning lawyer from London.

When Club Submission is plunged into a high-profile murder investigation, its very existence is put in jeopardy.

Can Emma unlock the truth, or will the devastatingly handsome Zane Anders, a Master of Submission, unlock her deepest sexual desires, instead?

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Jan Bowles is a Siren-exclusive author.

Master of Submission (MF)
33 Ratings (4.3)

Master of Submission (MF)

Masters of Submission 2

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 45,754
33 Ratings (4.3)
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Really a great book.
I so love a good reluctant subbie meets undeniable master story! The characters are really likeable. I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of the masters and seeing how they are with subs. This was a great start to the series. I can't wait to read the rest.
Lea Barrymire
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litnymphsrecommendationaward.JPGGOLDEN BLUSH AWARD: "Emma arrives to her friend’s empty apartment and realizes she is missing. Emma goes to Club Submission to try to get a lead and meets Zane. Zane is extremely attracted to her, even as he realizes she is a natural submissive. The first book in the Masters of Submission series, Master of Submission, is a wonderful introduction to BDSM that has a mystery as a subplot. The author did a good job showing Emma’s emotional journey into the BDSM lifestyle. I felt that they were very realistic and the author also shows how some negotiations can go. The author also showcases how some authority figures can show subtle prejudices about BDSM. Zane and Emma burn up the pages as the chemistry between them is intense. I liked that Emma did not just jump at the offer that Zane made and that she is very independent. The secondary characters were interesting as well and I am looking forward to the brothers’ stories in the future. This is a book I recommend for every BDSM lover’s bookshelf. This author will give a few of my favorite BDSM authors a run for their money and Ms. Bowles will be added to my must-read list." -- Amazon Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews

trrtoppicks.gif5 STARS: "Let me show you the world in my eyes." Emma Parkes has arrived in Boston from London to set up her law practice with best friend, Chloe. The problem is that Chloe is missing, and the local police don't seem all that concerned. After some amateur sleuthing, Emma tracks her friend's last whereabouts to Club Submission, a local BDSM fetish club. In order to find out what happened to her friend, Emma has to put aside all her reservations and enter a world where flogging and bondage are part of normal conversation. Zane Anders is a successful diamond importer by day and a resident Dom at Club Submission by night. He uses the club to feed his need to dominate. He has thoroughly enjoyed whipping submissives into shape and has no real desire to settle down. Been there; done that; got the t-shirt. However, all thoughts of a life of solitude go out the window when he spies Emma. He is immediately drawn to her innate submissive nature. She is like a diamond in the rough, just waiting for him to polish. When a club patron comes on a shade too strong with Emma, Master Zane comes to her rescue. Using this as his chance to get to know her better, Master Zane offers to show Emma around the club. Soon the sexual stimuli in the club and the obvious sexual chemistry between the two push Emma beyond her limits, and she succumbs to Master Zane's charms. This interlude unnerves Emma and shakes her to her core. She's aware that Zane is offering her admission into his world and despite her better judgment, she is willing to accept. When the club becomes the focal point in a murder investigation, can Emma and Zane weather the storm, or will their connection be severed forever? HOT, HOT, HOT!!! The chemistry between Emma and Zane starts the moment they lock eyes and never ends. I loved the way he was bound and determined to awaken Emma's inner submissive. He is the ultimate Dom, controlled, patient and intense. Emma was a bit prim and proper, but oh so ready to shed her schoolgirl image and let loose. Ms. Bowles packs a lot of heat and emotion into this story. She's adept at pulling the reader into her characters' heads, and takes them on a journey they'll not soon forget." -- Vixhen, The Romance Reviews

5 LIGHTNING BOLTS: "This book was an awesome read. The story begins with Jessie coming to Boston from England to be with her friend Chloe. They are planning to open up a law firm together, so Jessie was going to get settled in and start on their future. Soon Jessie finds out that Chloe is missing and this begins her search to find out what happened to her friend. A week later, a clue brings Jessie to Club Submission in search of her friend. This is where she meets "Master Zane" who is a successful business man that likes to dominate at night.. Attraction sparks between the two and soon they join forces to look for Jessie's friend as well as start up a dom/sub exchange between each other. This story takes you into the BDSM world through both the “Master’s” point of view, as well as the submissives’. I found that I thoroughly enjoyed getting the feel of Master Zane and what feelings he went through as he dominated Jessie. This is the first book that I have found a Master’s p.o.v. included in the story. The author also takes you through Jessie’s journey as she fights to stay an independent woman even though her heart tells her she needs to submit to a Master. The story flows at a good pace and includes hot, steamy, sex as well as a little mystery thrown in to keep you on the edge of your seat. This is the first book in the series and I look forward to the next one. Jan Bowles includes a glimpse of some of the other Masters, which is a tease for future stories to come. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a steamy and exciting read. Master of Submission is a quick read; but make sure you have enough time because you won’t want to put it down!" -- Jen, Storm Goddess Book Reviews

4.5 STARS: "This is the first book in the Masters of Submission series by Jan Bowle, and a great start at that! Zane is one hot Dominant male. And for any woman looking for all the qualities in a dom? Zane has them in spades. Emma was a bit too innocent at times considering she was a killer lawyer, but I loved her anyway, and this was an awesome read! Spectacular first book in a series and I can't wait to read the rest of them! You should too! So go buy it!" -- Sandiebuck, Night Owl Reviews

4.5 STARS: "In the first book of the Masters of Submission series, Jan Bowles takes the reader along on Emma’s journey as she learns her own true nature as a submissive. Sex never satisfied Emma. With Zane, all her previously held beliefs that she was frigid are shatters by mind-blowing orgasms at the hands of a Master. Ms. Bowles adds a touch of mystery with the investigation into the disappearance of Chloe. The scorching scenes of Emma’s submission are beautifully woven into the story. Will Emma ever learn what really happened to her best friend?" -- Candy, Sensual Reads

A LOVELY ROSE (4 STARS): "I’ve read Jan Bowles and I can honestly say that I haven’t been disappointed by any of her books yet, including this book I’m about to review. Jan Bowles, at least in my opinion, is right up there with Maya Banks and Shayla Black in the BDSM romance category. If you know anything about BDSM romance you know that Maya and Shayla are pretty much the best of the best. This is the first in a series of books that she’s having published, although I didn’t know this was a series when I took on the assignment. You don’t need to read the whole series to understand what’s going on with each of the stories. I think a running theme with Jan Bowles books is that the male hero, while not gentle towards the female protagonist, he’s not cruel toward her either. The reason why I bring this point up, is that the male protagonist in this book, Zane is a hard man, yet he wouldn’t purposely hurt Emma either physically nor emotionally. There is a scene in the beginning of the book that beautifully demonstrates what I’m trying to say. You’ll know what I mean when you read it and if you know Jan Bowles heroes (and even if you don’t), you’ll understand my meaning. Zane is a hard man, I need to say this again because he’s had a lot of emotional “stuff”, for lack of a better word, to have to deal with, so he needs to be this way. Yet, in true dom fashion, he’s extremely confident and he knows what he wants. Zane, deep down is a decent guy. Then we have Emma, who’s a little repressed, a little shy,and extremely determined. She’s determined to be successful in her career, her law practice, and to find out the truth about her friend’s disappearance . I found myself drawn towards Emma, and I liked her very much. In true Jan Bowles form, the two protagonists form a very close emotionally and sexually intense bond rather quickly. I really like the emotional connection that the characters make because they really need each other throughout the book. I found the secondary characters entertaining as well. There are a whole cornucopia of characters you’ll meet from the club that touched my heart, and I hope yours as well." -- Lori, Romancing the Book

4 CUPS: "Master of Submission captured my attention from the first page and I was able to complete in one sitting without putting down. The plot is this. Emma Parkes has decided to move abroad to live with her best friend and set up a practice of their own. When her friend is nowhere to be seen Emma decides to check out the local BDSM club, Club submission. There, she meets the Dom, Zane. Zane is instantly attracted to Emma and together they work through their attraction and try to find the key to her friend's disappearance. This story was hot, intense and down right gripping. I've not read many of Jan Bowles's books but she's certainly an author to read. Master of Submission shows the BDSM world in an intriguing light. The chemistry between Emma and Zane is amazing. I loved how perceptive the author made Zane. He was a strong yet gentle character. This story is a keeper. A really good story that is worth the time to read." -- Sam, Coffee Beans & Love Scenes Reviews

4 BLUE RIBBONS: "Emma Parks had been persuaded by her friend Chloe to travel from London to America to start a law firm with her. The two of them had been best friends while they attended Oxford University. When Chloe failed to pick up Emma from the airport, she started to worry at why her friend wasn’t answering her phone. The last time she had heard from her had been five days prior when Chloe was excited about going on a date. Emma found Chloe’s apartment empty. After a week and still no word from Chloe, Emma made the decision to access Chloe’s personal computer to try and gain some clues to her friend’s mysterious disappearance. On Chloe’s computer, she found reference to a BDSM club called Club Submission. Through the emails Emma found, it seemed that Chloe was heavily into the BDSM scene. Since this was the only clue she could find to her friend’s disappearance she decided to borrow some of Chloe’s clothes and go to the elusive club. At Club Submission, Emma discovered a sexual world that she never knew existed. There she witnessed how the masters took their submissive partners to unspeakable heights of ecstasy. At the Club, Emma catches the eye of Master Zane. Master Zane is a diamond importer who loves to spend his free time at Club Submission. Upon seeing Emma, he is enchanted by her beauty and is determined that she will become his submissive slave. Emma believes that Zane could know something of Chloe’s disappearance. She follows him home to see if he is able to lead her to anything that could help her find Chloe. When Zane finds out that Emma has followed him home, he is none too happy. At Zane’s home, Emma receives a call from the police that ask her to come and identify a body that they believe to be Chloe. Emma and Zane both rush to the gruesome crime scene. Emma is heartbroken when she sees her best friend lying lifeless. The police believe that Chloe’s killer is connected to Club Submission. Overnight, the club is entangled in a high profile murder investigation. Will Emma be able to find out the circumstances that led up to Chloe’s death? Can she learn to trust Zane enough to submit to his demands as he promises to bring her body under his control and take control of her and provide a fantasy beyond her wildest imagination? MASTER OF SUBMISSION book one of the MASTER OF SERIES is an excellent jump start to what is assured to be one highly addictive series. Jan Bowles has outdone herself by adding a level of mystery and intrigue centered on her usual BDSM theme. Whenever this reader/reviewer sees the name Jan Bowles, she knows she is about to experience the best erotic writing that exists. Jan Bowles is a name that is a legend in the erotic world of romance!" -- Suzie Housley, Romance Junkies Reviews

4 RAVENS: "Jan Bowles is well-known for her BDSM novels and Master of Submission is a great addition to her resume. Emma is new to the states and new to the BDSM scene, what luck for her to run into yummy Master Zane on her first encounter. If there were things I would have explored more or delved into deeper, it would have been why Emma felt so secure and trusting of an incredibly rich, powerful and alluring Dom such as Zane. I understand the need to find her friend, but the relationship wasn’t established as to how she could have felt that safe with him that quickly. Other than that small sense of disbelief, Master of Submission is a delightful, quick read with erotic scenes to keep the reader’s interest. It was interesting to see the Dom exhibit moments of uncertainty and insecurity. Master of Submission has an enjoyable storyline with just the right amount of light BDSM to keep Emma on her toes. Emma and Zane provide for a hot read with believable chemistry. Readers will not be disappointed." -- Trixie, Black Ravens Reviews

4 STARS: "MASTER OF SUBMISSION (Masters of Submission Book 1) by Jan Bowles is a deliciously compelling story that is full of mystery, suspense and romance. If you like your romance sizzling hot, but also with a great story, then this is a book I can highly recommend for you. Emma Parkes has left her home in England and traveled to Boston in order to start a law firm with her best friend, Chloe. When she arrives and her friend fails to pick her up from the airport as planned, Emma soon realizes that Chloe has disappeared. After some investigative work of her own, she becomes convinced that her friend's disappearance is directly related to Club Submission. Emma visits the club in an attempt to track down clues and find answers that she hopes will lead her to Chloe, but Emma finds more than she bargained for during her visit to the club. I highly recommend this book and give it 4 out of 5 stars. It's very well written with a story that hooked me right from the start. Just as there are different levels of BDSM relationships, there are different levels in BDSM erotic romance books as well. I would classify this as a romance with light to moderate BDSM aspects. The story has some very hot and steamy parts, but I would not call it hardcore BDSM. Emma and Zane are both wonderful characters that I grew to care about and I was rooting for them the whole way. I could relate to Emma because she has always been such a serious person who always maintained her composure. Zane is a compassionate Dom whose goal is help her break through her barriers and allow her to lose control. There is great mystery and suspense in the story as Emma searches to find answers about her best friend who appears to have vanished. The author weaves together the mystery as well as the romance and development of Emma and Zane's characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to the next book in this series." -- RomanceInReview, The Romance Reviews

4 KISSES: "Emma Parkes' friend, Chloe, is missing and she believes that Club Submission has something to do with her disappearance. When the police are no help, Emma gets a membership to Club Submission so that she can investigate and hopefully find her friend. While in the club, Emma meets Dom Zane Anders and he shows her a side of her personality that she was unaware of. Zane doesn’t want a permanent submissive but the English beauty just may change his mind. A single night with the dominant Zane blows all Emma misconceptions about her sexual needs as well as the dominant/submissive lifestyle. The light of day brings with it the discovery of her friend’s body. And with the investigation into Chloe’s murder, Club Submission and the alternative lifestyle come under close scrutiny. With the cloud of Chloe’s death overshadowing Emma, can Zane show her that there is nothing wrong with her sexual needs? Can Emma convince Zane that he wants to do more than just train this virgin sub? Will the increased scrutiny close the doors of the Club that allows them a public outlet or will Chloe’s death be the ending of more than just her life? Master of Submission by Jan Bowles is first in the Masters of Submission series. Emma’s journey to acceptance was wonderful to see. She started as an uptight woman who thought BDSM was a perversion to a woman who began to embrace her submissive nature. She knew she was a strong and independent woman—her profession as a lawyer dictated that—but she learned that by giving up sexual control, she gained confidence in her femininity. I loved seeing her come to that conclusion. Zane was also an interesting character. He’d had a bitter divorce and decided that his sexual needs would be met by the submissives at Club Submission. Without even realizing it, he had become jaded and dissatisfied with his life until he met Emma. His relationship with Emma grew before he realized that he was attached and I found his surprise to be refreshing. He realized that he was out of his comfort zone but went forward to build something lasting with Emma. The sexual chemistry between Emma and Zane was believable and hot. I enjoyed this story and look forward to where Ms. Bowles will take this series next." -- Tangie, Two Lips Reviews

4 FALLEN ANGELS: "Master of Submission is the first book in Jan Bowles' new series, Masters of Submission. British attorney Emma Parkes has just moved to Boston to start a law firm with her best friend, Chloe. However, when she arrives at her friend's home, Chloe is nowhere to be seen. Emma tries to place a missing persons report, but because Chloe is an adult, the police aren't too alarmed. She finds what she thinks is a clue to her friend's disappearance in an email: the mention of Club Submission. So that's where Emma begins her search. Once there, Emma is agog at the behavior of other club members and soon one dominant, Master Zane, takes Emma under his wing as potentially his full-time submissive. Emma tries to keep the real reason she's at the club under wraps, but Zane is quickly on to her subversive motives. As trust is formed between this couple, they try to discover Chloe's whereabouts. Then, Club Submission is in the spotlight in a murder investigation and Emma's not sure if she'll ever discover the mystery of her friend. She considers returning to England, but perhaps Zane will be her incentive to remain in the United States after all. The chemistry between Emma and Zane is explosive and sultry, all at once. These two people work well together-as friends, as lovers, and as Master/submissive. Both are brilliantly intelligent and are often on equal footing. The one thorn in my side when reading Master of Submission was Emma's whiny, damsel-in-distress demeanor whenever she brought up Chloe. She segues from competent, capable lawyer to insipid, whining twit, which was so out-of-character with her in the rest of the story to be notable. I absolutely loved the rest of the story: the plot, the mystery, Club Submission, and of course, loved everything about Zane. While this part of Emma really needed to be mentioned, the rest of the tale was compelling enough to have me looking forward to reading the second installment in this new series." -- Bella, Fallen Angel Reviews

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He smiled, and looked tenderly at her. “You’re an enigma all right. I can’t quite figure you out. You’re dressed right for the scene, but I get the feeling that you’re really just an innocent. A mere baby, when it comes to knowing exactly what goes on here.”

“What do you mean?”

“I know you were sexually aroused, watching the show Jessica and Cole put on.”

Emma wasn’t about to admit anything of the sort. She hadn’t been brought up that way. “I wasn’t. I—”

“You don’t have to be scared of your own feelings. Just be true to yourself.”

She lied again. “I am.” Feeling slightly irritated with his perceptive observations, she added cuttingly, “You don’t know me. We’ve only just met—”

At that moment he threaded his fingers through her hair. For such a powerful man, his surprisingly tender touch caught her off guard, and she allowed him to angle her face to his. He leaned down and pressed his lips to hers. His kiss felt so gentle. She closed her eyes and sighed in utter contentment. No man had ever kissed her this sensually before. When her lips parted, he deepened the kiss, sliding his tongue inside her mouth.

It had been a long time since she’d been kissed—too long. She responded by threading her arms around his neck, and kissing him back. Her skin where it touched his felt electrified. Tiny pinpricks rippled and pulsed as she tried to get even closer.

Zane pressed her back against the wall. A waist-high shelf ran around the edge of the room. He placed his hands under her butt, and effortlessly lifted her onto it. Her legs automatically spread apart, and he moved between them. Through his leather jeans, she felt his hard erection pinning her in place. It pushed and twitched against the crotch of her moist panties. My God, that feels good. Too good. As he continued the kiss, she felt thoroughly possessed by him, and whimpered against his mouth with pure pleasure. Each time she squirmed with enjoyment, she ground her pussy against his hard prick.

Like a bolt from the blue, Emma suddenly realized where she was and what she was doing. “Zane, I’m not sure. I—”

When he pulled away, molten heat shone in his gaze. “Don’t fight your feelings, baby. Go with them.” He unclasped her hands from around his neck and then held them at her side. “Shhh, everything is okay. Everything is just fine.”

His comforting words made her rock her pussy against his prick once more. Her skirt had ridden high up her thighs, and she saw her panties pressed against the ridge of his erection. Even through the leather of his black jeans, his dick looked huge. Reluctantly she dragged her gaze away from the impressive bulge and looked right at him.

He whispered in her ear, “You like the feel of my hard dick against your pussy. No point in denying it. Tell me the truth. I’ll know if you’re lying.”

Emma longed to say yes, because he spoke the truth, but what she was doing was completely out of character. Anger surged in her veins, and she clamped her mouth shut. This wasn’t like her at all. She’d always been in control. She’d had no idea that feeling helpless and vulnerable could be such a serious turn-on, especially with a man like Zane. His blue eyes searched her face as he waited for her answer. She finally relented.

“You know I’m turned on. So why ask?”

“Because I want to hear it from your own lips, in that beautiful cut-glass English accent of yours.”

“Okay, I’m turned on.”

“I think you meant to say, ‘Yes, I’m turned on. Thank you, Master Zane.’”

She was fully aware he was trying to overpower her with his personality and presence. Should she stand her ground? Did she want to? The words demurely slipped from her lips without any effort whatsoever. “You turn me on. Thank you, Master Zane.”

“So when was the last time you orgasmed, if ever?”

Heat rose in her cheeks. She hadn’t expected him to ask that. “That’s none of your bu—”

“Baby, the only thing between my cock and your pussy is a scrap of lace and my zipper. I’m making it my business.”

“I can’t remember,” she murmured miserably. It was embarrassing just thinking about it. She must be useless in bed. It was one of the reasons why she dated so very rarely. Emma bit down on her bottom lip. “I dated a man last Christmas. We were together for about three months in total. He tried everything he knew to give me an orgasm, but couldn’t. He gave up in the end.” She raised her eyes to his. The breath hitched in her throat at the way he looked at her. He was so primal and masculine.

Zane kissed her lightly on the mouth. “See, confiding in me didn’t hurt, did it?”

Emma was aware she blushed. “No, but it’s embarrassing.”

“Do you trust me, Emma?”




Zane pulled away and paced the floor. He angrily swished the riding crop in the air several times for dramatic effect. “You disappoint me, my pet. Twice you’ve made a sound without my permission. You must be disciplined for your own good. Two more strikes will be administered to your butt. Understand?”

“Yes, Master Zane. Thank you.”

It pleased him how well she slipped into the role of sub. His cock ached for Emma. He needed to be deep inside her feminine wetness. It would be an aphrodisiac beyond belief to feel her heart fluttering like a cornered wild animal as he took total control of her.

Zane raised the crop high above his head before disciplining her creamy butt twice more. He then massaged the tender flesh, soothing away her submissive cries with gentle caresses of his fingers.

“See how well your Master looks after you.” Each time his palms soothed the redness from her butt, he flicked a thumb across her clit. She held her breath, her eyes searching his to second-guess what he would do next. “Remember, not a sound, my pet.”

Zane touched her pussy, tenderly caressing her clit before sliding two fingers deep inside. Her vaginal walls clamped and spasmed around him as he finger-fucked her. With them still inside her, he dipped down and swirled his tongue over her clit as yet another orgasm came quivering and shaking from her body.

A scream left her lips. “Oh, Master Zane. It’s so powerful it hurts. No more, please.” Her head rocked back and forth as she muttered incoherently. Zane removed his sweats. His cock stood to attention, the purple crown weeping from his arousal. He stroked it from base to tip.

“You’ll want this, my pet.”

She lifted her head and looked at him. Her eyes widened as she saw what he held in his hand. “Oh, Master Zane. Yes, just you, Master Zane.”

Zane rolled a condom down his shaft, and then moved between her legs. He held his cock at her entrance, and leaned over her. Holding his hands on either side of her body to keep his weight from her, he slowly sank his length inside her. She was so tight. Her multiple orgasms had sensitized her vaginal muscles until they clamped around his prick like a vise.

“Oh, it hurts so good.” Her chin lifted as she writhed with the ecstasy and the agony, stretching her head back as she gave herself completely. Her breasts thrust toward him, offered to him in ultimate surrender.

Zane swooped down and licked the pulse at the base of her throat. He felt her heart beating like a frightened wild bird. He feathered tiny kisses to her beautiful ripe breasts, plucking the tender nipples into his mouth, and teasing them with his teeth.

Each stroke of his cock made her whimper and moan. He couldn’t have wished for more from a new sub. Emma was everything he wanted in a woman—intelligent, soft, and submissive. She was extremely compliant when she gave him control.

He stared into her hooded, baby-blue eyes as he thrust deep and hard. Teardrops clung to her lashes. Her vulnerability overwhelmed him. At that moment he saw her for the first time. He saw her, and something twisted deep in his gut. She wasn’t just a new sub he wanted to train and use for his own personal enjoyment. Emma was far more than that.

Zane needed to know her on an emotional level, too. He wanted to see what she ordered at a fancy restaurant. He wanted to be there when she first woke up in the morning. He wanted to know what made her tick. He leaned down and kissed her sweet, sensual lips, caressing her slowly as she came again…and again. He enjoyed the erotic feminine mews that spilled from her beautiful mouth.

“Oh, Zane…it’s so good…so good.” Her head fell back, and her whole body went taut beneath him.

“That’s it, baby.” He gently brushed the hair from her eyes, savoring her inevitable surrender. He loved the way their perspiration mingled and mixed as his naked body glided over hers. “Let your Master take care of you.”



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