Nicole frees herself of an abusive relationship and makes a fresh start in Chicago. Her new roommate Monica makes her feel at home right away, and Nicole is excited about starting her career as a paralegal. She meets the handsome defense lawyer Michael Lyons, whom she will be working with. Their attraction is immediate and intense, and she finds herself falling in love with her new boss.
Just as it seems Nicole’s life is finally going right, a series of brutal murders plague the Chicago area. As the number of these murders escalates all the evidence begins to point to Nicole’s new friend Adam Matthews or her lover Michael Lyons. She refuses to believe that either could possibly be capable of committing these brutal murders. Yet, by closing her eyes to this possibility, Nicole could be making a deadly mistake.
Mary and her crew crash lands on a planet where women rule everything and men have become slaves. At first this seems like a woman's paradise, but when Mary is given a gorgeous man named Sabre he opens her eyes to the hell that Paradise has become for men. She must find out what happened to her male crew mates and deal with what she sees all around her. Her growing love for Sabre further complicates everything.
Sabre's only mission was to become a pet to one of the high council members, but he is given to Mary by the Queen. He finds himself quickly feeling things for Mary that he has never felt before. He had grown so use to women using his body that Mary's tenderness and compassion is almost overwhelming to him. He soon finds himself trusting her enough to tell her about the Rebellion and its leader Cyrus. But will she be willing to risk everything to free the men of Paradise?
After suffering multiple emotional wounds in his youth, Master Dante has roughly stitched himself back together giving him an edge and a hardness. Lara denies the pain of her past and now accepts any kind of brutality given to her, whether physical or emotional. Lara leaves the safety of being near Liam to serve the Master of Pain. She is ready to give herself completely to him, yet getting through his defenses will not be easy, Lara doesn’t know if he will let her inside his battered heart.
Master Dante for the first time in his life feels the need to change. He acquired Lara from Master Griffin because this woman intrigued him. He had no idea just how much this woman was about to change his life. His new role of Head Master, dealing with Angelique’s jealousy, and being forced to confront his and Bazil’s rough beginning, while trying to deny his need for Lara is pushing him to his limits and threatens to unravel all his defenses stitch by painful stitch.
“I will never judge you for the part of you that you can’t control, nor will I fear you because of it.” – Master Sage to Master Dimitri
“Ask Dimitri about that dragon tattoo, go on ask him, and then tremble with the thought that you welcomed this monster to your community.” – Master James to Master Xanthos
Master Dimitri is like a hurricane. He came out of nowhere and he is the only thing I can think of. Yet, there is something off about him. Maybe it’s just my insecurity rearing its ugly head again. I know, a Master who is insecure is quite the oxymoron. – Master Sage
I wish I could make you see what I see Sage. You are so much like Master Griffin, but with a kindness he will never possess. What will you think of me when you see my inner beast? I’m new to this community. Griffin is not here with me. At least my submissive Colt is being so strong for me. Yet, I feel the inner beast trying to rise up. I’m afraid what will happen if I lose myself to this inner beast. - Master Dimitri
Master Xanthos’ BDSM community is about to be shaken to its very core when Xanthos finds out Dimitri’s secret.
“Inner Beast” is the 30th book in Justus Roux’s Master Series. It is recommended to read more of Justus Roux’s Master series to get the full emotional impact of this story.