Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
Rating: 4 Stars
Includes Rebecca’s Lost Journals #1-4
(The Seduction, The Contract, His Submissive, My Master)
and The Master Undone
In this stand alone collection connected to the Best Selling Inside Out Series, you meet Rebecca Mason, the intriguing woman who penned an erotic journal that changed everyone’s life it touched. This is her story, in her words.....
Rebecca’s Lost Journals.....
Rebecca Mason has known heartache and sorrow in her life, losing everyone she loves. She’s on her own in San Francisco, lost in every way, until she dares to make the decision to chase her dream of working in the art world. It is then that he meets a rich, seductively powerful man who will become the Master she never knew she wanted and change her life forever. He will lead her on a dark, passionate journey where pain is pleasure and pleasure is pain, and where every limit she once had is no more. In this man, she will find solace to her pain, an escape from the ache inside her. And in him, she will discover a darkness she may never escape.
Bonus Story included:
Master Undone in his POV...
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... Goodreads
*The first three paragraphs of this review provide a review of Rebecca’s Lost Journals #1-4
(The Seduction, The Contract, His Submissive, My Master
Due to the cohesive nature of these individual works, they are reviewed together.
The Master Undone
Is reviewed separately.
Rebecca comes off as the perfect unsure, shy, self deprecating, wounded, yet extremely attractive young naive that seems ripe for the picking for someone with Mark's proclivities.
Because of the allusion to the intensity of Mark and Rebecca's relationship, one is led to expect a far more adventurous walk into BDSM than what is offered.
This is not to say however, that what is offered is not emotionally charged, enthralling, or well presented. It is all of these things...it is also relatively safe.
The true draw in this read lies not so much in the erotic fantasy and BDSM play, but in the raw intensity of the romantic love Mark and Rebecca share.
Readers will find themselves swept up in Mark's fierce protectiveness of his lady love; just as much as they will bask in the glory of said protection, as seen from Rebecca's POV.
Rebecca turns out to be quite the wild card in this scenario; when all is said and done. As her confidence grows, she becomes more aware of her power to choose the direction of her life. It is this new found sense of self that ultimately leads to her surprising decision at the conclusion of My Master, and heralds the beginning of Sara's adventures in If I Were You.
The Master Undone takes both the reader and Mark into new and uncharted waters. This novella is told from Mark's POV and takes place after Rebecca. As such, it is being reviewed separately.
Mark seems very detached and broken. He is a drowning man, grasping for any life preserver.
What he finds is Chrystal, a woman who takes control instead of giving it and is a most skilled teacher to his apt pupil. Mark's true loss of control and fear of said loss, take a bit of getting used to after reading Rebecca's story.
The collection of stories found in Rebecca's Lost Journals lights both a fire of passion in the readers' souls, and stokes embers of love in their hearts.
*This literary work is recommended to readers 18+ due to sexual situations*