Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Master And The Muses by Amanda McIntyre

Title:  The Master And The Muses
Author:  Amanda McIntyre
Series:  None
Genre:  Erotica, Romance
Released:  June 1, 2010
How I Got It:  received ARC ebook from Net Galley

Book Summary:
They are his inspiration.
He is their obsession.
Icon, rebel, unabashed romantic… with a single look painter Thomas Rodin conveys the ecstasy of creativity—the pleasures awaiting the woman who can fuel his artistry.

the Innocent
What did this master artist see in me? Genius abided in his soul, rapture in his flesh—I doubted not. To refuse him…my folly. To surrender…my sensual salvation.
the Upstart
I chafed at the bonds of servitude until he set me free. I turned my back on all that I knew to follow him and found myself between two men—master and student—one whom I loved with my heart...the other with my body.  
the Courtesan
I understood, perhaps better than any, his needs.
I stoked the fires of his soul, the spark of his creativity— he made me a legend. But never could I forget his searing touch.…
Three transcendent tales of women bewitched by a master of seduction— a slave as much to his art as to his boundless passion.

My Thoughts
Here's another book that has been on my TBR list forever.   Not sure why, but I thought I wasn't going to like it so I keep pushing it down on the list.   After reading the first story, I was more than ready for the rest of the Thomas' drama to unfold.  His life played out like a super hot soap opera.

This book is divided into three different stories.  Each story is told by a naive woman that Thomas  hired to be his model.  He then seduces them into becoming his lover.  Each woman thinks she is the one that will capture his heart, but slowly each realizes the mistake she has made in giving him her heart to break.

Although each story is told from each woman's point of view, in the end, they all connect and tell the real story of a miserable playboy afraid of commitment.  He gets no love from me because he jumps from bed to bed before the sheets get cold from his last fling.

Thomas in one word:  Manwhore.  I found myself wanted to feel sorry for him, then love him, then hate him, and finally, I decided that I just wanted to castrate him.

Of all his muses, none of them were strong independent women when he met them.  The promise of money and fame made them sway easily to his perverted lifestyle.  No matter how crazy his demands were, they went along with it because they loved him.

Helen was young and inexperienced in so much that Thomas easily won her over even though her heart belonged to another.

Sara, came across to me as a complete user.  She was also boring and I couldn't wait for her to be gone.

Grace, I felt sorry for.  She was fiesty, but out of all three women, she was the dumbest of all.  the other girls were young and dumb, but was older and should have been wiser. 

My Rating
I give The Master and the Muses four flowers of love.  Sure Thomas was a complete slut and he treated his muses like live in prostitutes, but I can not say that this book did not entertain me.  It's not a favorite, but I would definitely reread it because it was a good book.  I also checked out Amanda McIntyre's website and found some juicy covers that I think I'll be adding to my TBR list.  Scandalous!


Read an excerpt from The Master and the Muses

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