TeriLyn's thoughts: Finding Master Right unfortunately was not a book for me. I have a feeling it's because I've some really excellent BDSM stories from some really excellent BDSM authors and my expectations are too high. This mixed with the "novice" feeling of the BDSM world this book gives and paired with a Dom who I could find no trust in at all - the story just didn't work. Master/Slave relationships must pride themselves on trust. When I can't trust either character I'll never relate to them and that's exactly what happened here.
Banner meets Kate at a BDSM matchmaking party thrown by Kate's friend who's a practitioner of the lifestyle. From the beginning Kate is curious about being dominated and wants to find a Dom. Her naivety threw me off. She wanted the lifestyle but didn't trust herself to be dominated and keep her self respect. Her character was head strong and while I love a brat who finds a Master there has to be balance. It seemed the character was made to be overly bratty and resistant. She was naive to so many aspects of the life yet Banner threw right into it when he suggests he become her BDSM "trainer". I didn't feel the care I want to feel from a Dom when it came to Banner. I felt recklessness, weakness, and a lack of trust of himself as well. He was hiding behind this "I'm a sadist" facade where I saw no trace of sadism in him at all.
I feel bad, the book got a lot of great reviews and I don't like to rate books this low at all. It's not a good feeling as a reviewer and I don't like it. There was some nagging feeling inside me that told me to finish this book because I wanted to find something I could connect with. I think the story will work for those readers who haven't immersed themselves into books that fully encompass a 24/7 Master/Slave relationship or books with hard core sadists. If that's what you're looking for however, Finding Master Right isn't your book. If you're looking for a novice view into the life, I guess this could work for you. But to me the whole Master/Slave dynamic - the BEAUTY of it - is built upon trust. Trust of oneself and trust of your partner. I felt neither of these characters trusted themselves and it influenced the whole tone of the book for me throwing off what I need to get from this type of relationship. It was too cliched, too over the top not allowing me to connect with either character. Quite honestly, I don't feel it's an honest portrayal of how these relationships should work.