Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Maren SmithR s hospital she is banished from home sent to live with an ncle who puts her to work for the summer interning nder the chief building inspector in a small Ohio town No one knows her yet somehow everyone seems to know exactly why she s there It s while on the job that Hannah first discovers The Castle a massive stone structure set in the wheat fields of Ohio It s soon to be THE vacation #destination for the kink inclinedif the Doms who run it can ever get it properly permitted and licensed but Hannah s #for the kink inclinedif the Doms who run it can ever get it properly permitted and licensed but Hannah s boss is determined that that will never happen While on an inspection visit one Dom in particular catches Hannah s eye Master Sam visit one Dom in particular catches Hannah s eye Master Sam dark wickedly attractive every inch of him the very last thing someone like Hannah needs in her life Sam Cooper sees Hannah coming a mile away tripping on her high heels in a poorly fitted business suit Girl Friday to the building inspector who s determined to shut them down before they even open Sam is experienced in the BDSM world a partner in a major kink friendly resort definitely not his first rodeo Yet what he sees in Hannah s astonished eyes as he gives her a private tour of The Castle makes him do something he can t believe he slips her his business card Will Hannah call Of course not Not when she s working so hard to get get back everything she s lost She s getting better after all Sometimes what you fight the hardest is what you need the most Holding Hannah is the first book in Maren Smith s new Masters of the Castles series Preview This review was originally posted on Delighted Reader New series introduction and man was it great There are lots of great strong characters and I can t wait to read all of their stories Hannah is hurting and she gets exactly what she needs A well written story that draws you in SoI knew this was going to be short I knew it was the preuel to the start of the series I didn t know that the character and plot development were going to be so skimpy and that it would be a lot edgier than I expectedSmith does a creditable job of bringing you into the story meeting the characters and setting p the conflict but after that it wobbles around a lot After meeting Hannah we learn that this girl has major major issues and it s really too complex of a problem to be handled in such a short storyI was eager to see how Sam would handle his interest in Hannah after learning about her problems but I felt that Smith never adeuately wrapped that To Kiss a Sheik up I had a WTF moment or two trying to figure out whathow Sam would try to help her but I can t tell if he ever did Also the villian in the story seems of a jerk than a real threat the real story is about Hannah but you re left hanging without any resolutionIt was almost 3 stars Hannah sounds like a potentially compelling heroine but I never learned enough about her or how she and Sam would teamp to help her overcome her demons FINDING HERSELF The story is an emotional roller coast ride and it takes just the right person to see through the scars and heal the soul crying out for release Hannah will learn what it is like to fly free without judgment disappointing looks and disgust The story is the beginning of the Masters of the Castle series with Hannah Alder and Sam Cooper The plot of the story will have Hannah working with chief Inspector John Goodson over permits and licensing and he has made it his moral obligation to decline The Castle from ever opening He deems himself a moral judge and jury Taking Hannah with him to the Castle for an inspection is only a formality because he knows that he is going to decline them even though they pass everything Meeting Sam Cooper will change the world for Hannah in many ways He doesn t see the gly of her cutting but her instead of the heart and soul of the woman inside her Inviting her to meet him wher. S of Ohio It's soon to be THE vacation destination for the kink inclinedif the Doms who run it can ever get it properly permitted and licensed but Hannah's nasty boss is determined that that will never happen While on an inspection visit one Dom in particular catches Hannah's eye Master Sam strong dark wickedly attractive every inch of him the very last thing someone like Hannah needs in her lifeSam Cooper sees Hannah coming a mile away tripping on her high heels in a poorly fitted business suit Girl Friday to the building inspector who's determined to shut them ,
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Plot I Ve SeenI ve seen the books I have read I can almost see where th As an introduction to the Masters of the Castle series this story worked The Creed Legacy (Montana Creeds, uite well We get the background for the amazing BDSM fantasy resort that was brought over from Scotland piece by piece and assembled in an Ohio field and an introduction to several of the central characters In my opinion the story was too short to deal effectively with the complex and very serious subject matter The ending leads the reader to believe that BDSM is the solution for Hannah s problems and I found that rather too pat andnbelievable The Delight An interesting concept of a Castle moved from Europe to the fields of Ohio where your medieval sexual fantasies can be fulfilled But one problemthey need the permits to open Review Hannah is a twenty something college student who gets institutionalized when her parents catch her cutting Cutting is when a person cuts themself to get relief or pleasure Having a family member myself who cuts #I Totally Understood Those #totally nderstood those her not nderstanding but I also didn t particularly like what happens in this book in regards to cutting Ten days after she cuts herself she is released from the hospital as an adult and sent to live with her The Millionaires Seductive Revenge (Australian Millionaires, uncle and aunt Given a job to help an asshole in the permits department she goes out on a site where a real castle is being built There she meets Sam and Marshall They are two of six Dominants who have moved a castle from Europe and placed it in the fields of Ohio to become a vacation resort for BDSM inclined people in a fantasy setting No real modern day clothing or appliances are seen Yeah some of that can bentrue like lights that look like lanterns but they have electricity Or the security system etc But they need the permits to open and the man in charge thinks he is God and won t give them the permitsHannah is fascinated by all the different rooms devices and plans they have Sam sees her fascination and indulges her closer looks When she leaves he places a card with a number on it for her to call him With scabs still healing from her cutting incident Hannah decides to indulge her fascination and meets Sam The two dance around each other Sam the hardened Master Hannah the naive submissive confused by her need to cut and trying to deny she needs to do it again While there is no actual sex in this story there is domination and even fingering with orgasms and nudity But what The Drifter upset was the feeling that Sam wasn t the person to help Hannah We don t really get to know him than a few times in his mind He s 10 years older than her part owner of the Castle and a sadist Mostly I have to trust he knows what to do with Hannah when I have no evidence that he knows what he is doingWhile the story is interesting and the idea of a fantasy resort one that made me excited to read the series this just didn t give enough of a teaser tonderstand what the Castle will end of being This is just a short story of two people dealing with an issue that can cause death at its worst and scarring at its best I guess I just wanted depth to the story to feel like it was than just a titillating draw into a series when it should have been an issue that was handled with care Challenges Met Reading Challenge 153 Review Writing Challenge 46Bad Boys of Romance 18Literary Pickers Challenge 42 A couple with one of them looking away Series About the Book HOLDING HANNAH BY MAREN SMITH Hannah Alder Up Close and Personal used to know who she was Shesed to be strong have confidencethen the thing happened and suddenly Hannah seems to have lost everything including herself Freshly released from her fathe. Welcome to The CastleHannah Alder The Ice Maidens Sheikh (Sons of the Desert used to know who she was Shesed to be strong have confidencethen the thing happened and suddenly Hannah seems to have lost everything including herselfFreshly released from her father's hospital she is banished from home sent to live with an ncle who puts her to work for the summer interning nder the chief building inspector in a small Ohio town No one knows her yet somehow everyone seems to know exactly why she's thereIt's while on the job that Hannah first discovers The Castle a massive stone structure set in the wheat field. her a step to freedom Will Hannah step out of her shell and allow Sam a step to freedom Will Hannah step out of her shell and allow Sam lead her on a new journey The story includes sites and fixtures at the Castle that intrigue Hannah and then again when she meets Sam later that night and learns about dominance and submission The rejection of her family and shame placed on her for her cutting will be banished by Sam when he shows her his form of dominance This novella is raw and edgy with honesty and brings out the emotions and the exploration into BDSM The story includes voyeurism and spankings along with discussions of various fetish including figging I know you like to pull hair and have a fruit fetish HannahThere is right and wrong and it isn t p to one person to believe they lord over others and with a stroke of their pen they can destroy based on personal opinion It takes a strong individual to make a stand for freedom of choice and Hannah has a backbone She is the David to the Goliath when she takes on her boss John Goodson For Hannah this is only the beginning My office my jurisdiction my rules let s put things back into proper perspective shall we I am your boss and you are my charity case I agreed to take in because your The Billionaires Unexpected Heir (Illegitimate Heirs uncle couldn t think of any place else to put you after your little stunt back home Yes I know about that Three days in the psych ward must not have been enough if all it takes is one hour in the company of those devils to turn you I am God Ms Alder remember John Goodson This was actually a 35 read for me It was a short sweetick read with a little sadness mixed in for Hannah It would have been a solid 4 star but where it lost that5 rating was actually twofold The reader is lead The Courage to Love Her Army Doc up to a certain point an expected scene between the two main characters then nothing It moves forward without even tellings what happened while it was happening The other thing is the book felt rushed The concept for the story was good but it was just too rushed However i m giving the author s next book a read So far couple chapters in it seems good we ll see how things go For not having actual intercourse this seems good we ll see how things go For not having actual intercourse this was great will read the next now that I found a good Ds author Well this wasdifferentA story about BDSM in which no actual sex takes place In many ways the majority of this novella was all bu What the hell did I just read I fell down the dark kink rabbit hole with this book It was everything and nothing that I expected Let me explain When I read the blurb I just knew that I had to read this book It has been awhile since I have read a kink romance novel and I loved the concept of this book I mean two Doms trying to open a BDSM resort castle need I say any Yeah well I m going to anywayUnfortunately the blurb is pretty much the whole novella I am going to spoil the only thing the description doesn t give away because I feel like it is important for the readers to know Hannah is a cutter And while she doesn t self harm to harm herself she does it because that is her kink She doesn t realize it because everyone around her thinks she is sick However Master Sam knows how to help Hannah And it was actually pretty intriguing The weirdest part of this whole book It s a romance novel without sex Yep you read that right While there are some sexy dominating times they never do the deed It actually leaves me pretty puzzled The author builds and builds on this blood kink but we never get to see Master Sam bring that kink to life for Hannah I am disappointed because I was curious I wanted to see how this whole kink works but the author leaves me hanging Not coolI can t say that I recommend this book but I think I will continue the series Something tells me the castle holds interesting stories wink. Own before they even open Sam is experienced in the BDSM world a partner in a major kink friendly resort definitely not his first rodeo Yet what he sees in Hannah's astonished eyes as he gives her a private tour of The Castle makes him do something he can't believe he slips her his business cardWill Hannah call Of course not Not when she's working so hard to get get back everything she's lost She's getting better after allSometimes what you fight the hardest is what you need the mostHolding Hannah is the first book in Maren Smith's new Masters of the Castles serie. .