ARC Review of Mastering Rayne – Club Zodiac Book 4 by Becca Jameson

Mastering Rayne
Club Zodiac Book 4
By
Becca Jameson


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Secrets can turn into lies if they’re kept for too long…

For Rayne, guarding deep family secrets is a way of life. It’s ingrained. It prevents her from ever getting close to anyone.

Colin is building a new life in Denver. He has a club to open, a personal training business to grow, and an abused sister to rescue.

Rayne and Colin have known each other for years, but they’ve never scened together. Until now… A chance meeting in a club can change everything.

There’s just one problem. Colin’s ex-girlfriend made him extremely leery of women who are hiding something. Secrets raise huge red flags.

Their chemistry is undeniable. Ropes, blindfolds, workout benches, bed posts, spankings, denial…

They click. Rayne knows it. Colin knows it. But the secrets get in the way. Without trust, there is no foundation.

Mastering Rayne is the fourth book in the Club Zodiac series. It features Rayne, a character fans will remember from Training Sasha. The hero is Master Colin, a character from another local club, Breeze. Master Colin also made an appearance in Dark Nightmares, which released in November of 2018 in the Dark Falls series.

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I love this series, Becca has written several types of BDSM relationships into a series that shows how different they can be. In this book we get to know Rayne and Colin.

Colin and Aaron have moved to Denver to open a new Zodiac club. The Miami club is now a huge success and they are ready to expand. Colin was particularly pleased to take on this site since his sister lives in Denver and he believes she is in an abusive relationship and wants to get her out of it and safe.

One of Rayne’s many secrets is she was raised in Denver. She moved back to her family home on graduating with her law degree and is a now a successful divorce attorney. This is fortuitous since Colin’s sister London is in need of one although she isn’t quite ready to file.

Colin has watched Rayne and they have been acquaintances since she was with Rowan, but he has never done a scene with her. Although that is about to change as they run into each other at Roses and Thorns.

This is a favorite scene.

Finally, she slowly turned around, and a flush ran up her chest as she confirmed her suspicion. Colin Wynne. He had his back to her, but there was no mistaking his muscular shoulders, bulging arms, and the distinctive tattoo on one arm. He was more filled out than she remembered him. Bulkier than a year ago.

Even though she’d just seen him on Tuesday, she hadn’t been able to appreciate his full physique. He’d had on a button-up shirt and slacks. Tonight, however… Lordy.

He was wearing a tight black T-shirt and dark blue jeans. He was also handling a long length of rope, which didn’t surprise her since she’d often seen him create amazing artistic designs with nothing more than a woman’s body and several feet of rope.

As she approached, drawn like a magnet, he must have sensed her because he slowly turned around.

The smile that lit up his face made her heart race. God, he was sexy tonight. His hair was longer on top than it had been in Miami, the locks falling across his forehead.

“Rayne…” His voice was deep and rough.

“Hey,” she responded, licking her lips and feeling like a dork. Normally, in her day-to-day world, she was confident to the point of cocky, but as she closed the distance with Colin, she felt anything but confident.

She had no idea what he’d ever thought of her, or even if he had ever considered her for a moment.

“Are you a member here?” he asked. “I haven’t seen you around. Granted, I’ve only been here a half a dozen times myself.”

She shook her head. “No. This is my first time.” Shit. Wouldn’t he wonder why she picked tonight? The first weekend night since he’d stepped into her office?

He lifted a brow. “Really? Do you belong to another club in the Denver area?”

“No.” Suddenly chilled under his scrutiny, she crossed her arms and rubbed her biceps with her palms. “I haven’t had time to explore much.”

“You’ve been here a year,” he pointed out.

“Yes.”

Slowly he nodded. And then he glanced down at the rope and held it up. “I was hoping to create a piece of art tonight. You want to be my canvas?”

She swallowed. She wanted to be his canvas more than she wanted her next breath. She wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity. “I’d like that.” Though she’d always been at least peripherally attracted to him when they’d both lived in Miami, she’d never scened with him. For over a year, she’d been with Rowen, and after that Colin had had a girlfriend too. She wondered what happened to the woman. It seemed unlikely he was still with her. Rayne tried to remember her name. Sarah. Right.

He reached out with his free hand, and she set hers in his. And then he hauled her closer. She could feel his heat when she found herself inches from his body. His hand roamed up her arm and then higher until he cupped her face. “It occurs to me that even though we’ve known each other a long time, we’ve never scened together.”

She nodded. “True. I was with Rowen when I met you, and then you had a girlfriend after that. Sarah, right?”

“Yes. We broke up after you moved to Denver.” His words were soft, as was his touch on her cheek. He met her gaze. “How much experience do you have with rope bondage?”

“A little. Not much.” To be honest, it had always intrigued her, but she hadn’t ever met someone she trusted to thoroughly tie her up. She’d seen Colin in action, though. She knew he was an amazing rigger. The sight of the rope in his hands made her pussy clench.

Colin threaded his fingers in her hair and ran them through the length. “So silky,” he commented softly. “I’ve always wondered what it might feel like.”

He had? Yikes.

“Do you have a hairband? I don’t want it to get caught in my knots.”

She fought the urge to tip her face into his hand when it returned to her cheek, his thumb stroking casually across her jaw. Instead, she lifted her gaze to meet his as she tucked two fingers into the tight front pocket of her jean skirt and extracted a band.

Unsure if he intended for her to pull her hair back or if he wanted to do it himself, she fingered the band for a moment. Finally, he released her face, gently extracted the hairband from her palm, and turned her to face away from him.

As if he were a hairdresser who played with women’s locks every day, he expertly gathered her length at the base of her neck and then threaded it through the band. After a few passes, he trapped the ends and then doubled it again, forming a bun.

The entire time he had his hands in her hair, her body came more fully alive.
Becca Jameson. Mastering Rayne (Kindle Locations 384-421). Becca Jameson Publishing. Kindle Edition.

What was intended to be a one night thing becomes a bit more as Colin reiterates his concern for her lack of self-defense knowledge and fitness.

This book is sizzling and has all kinds of secrets coming out. More with London’s abusive husband and one twist after another had me turning the pages long after my bedtime.

I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

5 Contented Purrs for Becca!

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Becca Jameson currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two kids, and the various pets that wander through.

After editing for about five years she recently started writing. She is loving the journey, dabbling in various genres.

When not writing or editing she can usually be found taxiing kids to and from their activities, scrapbooking, and reading!

Late at night she can usually be found sequestered in her office creating fantasy with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate.


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