Beautiful and mysterious she possessed little more. . . Than a dangerous and troublesome past.
THE MISTER, the highly anticipated new love story from #1 New York Times bestseller E L James is available now!
London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.
But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? And can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?
From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.
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Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF
I’ve always been a huge fan of Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and it was my first taste of erotic romance. Once you have one clicked via Amazon, there are suggestions of other books of this genre. I discovered there were lots of like-minded people that had read them and that was my entrance into the social media book world. Ms. James has orchestrated a lot of friendships unwittingly through her written word and revolutionized the intimate side of romance in our books. I was absolutely excited to discover that we were going to get a brand new story and characters for The Mister. When I saw the gorgeous cover, I was chomping at the bit to learn more about the story and so the countdown began.
The Mister is a very passionate love story set in three different locations, London, Cornwall, and Eastern Europe. It is a modern-day classic Cinderella-style story. Maxim Trevelyan lives in London and has aristocratic connections and a lot of money. The good looking bachelor very rarely sleeps alone and he just is living it up because he can afford to. Tragedy strikes and he finds himself having to sit up and take a bit of responsibility and he struggles to accept his fate.
Maxim doesn’t see another big challenge head-on in the form of the beautifully talented Alessia Demachi. She’d recently arrived in England and has a dangerous past. Maxim is drawn to the musically gifted beauty and develops a longing for her that he has never felt before. Danger awaits, but can Maxim protect and save the mysterious Alessia even though he harbours his own secrets?
The Mister was every bit thrilling from the prologue right up until the last chapter. It was full of passion, angst and there’s a certain amount of suspense to it. Thrilling scenes had me on the edge of my seat and in my mind, I was shouting out to the characters as if they could hear me; I suppose a bit like we do when watching an action-packed movie. I loved the chemistry and the banter between Maxim and Alessia and they had me smiling on a few occasions. I have to highlight the supporting characters who were developed brilliantly.
I couldn’t put this book down and still listen to the well-put-together playlist. I’ve since downloaded the audio which was highly recommended by my lovely friend from KFF. I would really love to see more from Maxim and Alessia in the future as I really took to them very warmly. I have to mention that I was very fortunate enough to attend the evening with EL and it was a marvelous event having a bit of insight into the production of the book.
I also took a stroll to see the public house mentioned in the story as well as a walk down to Chelsea Embankment where part of the story is set. It really was fascinating to get the visual of the setting. I particularly enjoyed having parts of the settings that I was familiar with, for example, Brentford. I grew up not far from there and have a few male members of my family that are Brentford FC fans. Also, my company was mentioned, those snippets spot on. I gave this a five-star rating because I enjoyed it so much and the fact it was set in the UK was an added bonus. Once again, I’ve been a huge fan, but I must say something I never thought I would The Mister is a hell of a lot more! I can’t recommend reading this love story enough and do listen to the playlist. It really helps to set the scene for the imagination and reading experience.
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ABOUT E L JAMES
E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she published the #1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in 2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty Shades story from Christian’s point of view. Her books have been published in fifty languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
E L James has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on The New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS’s The Great American Read (2018). Darker has been long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award.
She co-produced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, won the People’s Choice Award for Drama in 2018.
E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.
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