Charlotte Mastered [Internet Bonds Series Book 3]
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by Christy Poff
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance
Description: Charlotte James is looking for her knight and master, a man she can love and trust without question and submit to totally. She meets a man she met on line at his exclusive DC club and finds she can obey his dominance over her easily. Simon Anderson is searching for his queen, a woman who can share his lifestyle without hesitation. Without Charlotte, he planned to give up on finding his true submissive. A man who devotes himself to her happiness, he needs to protect her from the madman threatening them. While Charlotte's desires and Simon's search bring them together, an outsider in their world seeks to destroy them in order to protect his political life. Will they survive or will Washington politics overshadow their love?
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2005
eBookwise Release Date: November 2005
71 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [210 KB]
Reading time: 146-205 min.
"This story is a sexual feast. The sex is hot and heavy and there is lots of it. For those of you who enjoy a lot of sexual encounter in a master slave situation this book is perfect for you. The story line is slow starting, but once the bad guy enters the picture this turns into a good love story with kidnapping and gunshots and that's all I'm willing to say."--Ricki, MayReviews.com
"Ms. Poff has some fabulous ideas for story lines and this reviewer could see some good TV movies being made for them. She has a flare for creating dramatic scenes that would play well on TV but fall short in a story. 3 Hearts!"--Gina, Love Romances
"Internet Bonds: Charlotte Mastered is a wonderfully fast-paced story that will make you believe in love at first sight."--Claudia McCray, 4.5 ribbons
"The characters in this book are living breathing people within the pages I read. Simon is a man with a strong drive to find his perfect match to his lifestyle. He is honest about his fears and hopes. Charlotte is a breath of fresh air to me. Her love for Simon is sustaining and stays firm through all their troubles. In my opinion, theirs is a strong relationship that lasts through out time. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this wonderful story. It is full of emotion and creates a wonderful story line that will keep you engaged for hours. Great job, Ms. Poff. 4 Cups!"--Laura, Coffee Time Romance
"Charlotte Mastered is the third installment of Christy Poff's Internet Bonds Series. This story is about love at first sight. When Charlotte and Simon meet it seems like the two were meant just for one another. They complete each other. Simon is blown away by how much Charlotte wants to please him and the lengths that she will go to do so. I enjoyed reading how Simon saw what he wanted and quickly made all the right moves to protect what he had to have. Charlotte Mastered is a definite must-have that readers must purchase. Rating 4! Heat Level 3!"--Chantay, Euroreviews
"Christy Poff has crafted a subtle, well-written, and arousing BSDM romantic fairytale. I know that "BSDM" and "fairytale" do not always go together, but in this story they do. The story has all of the things that come in a fairytale. There is a hero any woman would enjoy (at least for a while), a heroine all of us would enjoy switching places with (at least for a few hours) and even a villain all can universally hate plus the BSDM aspects that are so fascinating to some ... If you enjoy BSDM and romances, you will absolutely love Christy Poff's Internet Bonds Series Book 3: Charlotte Mastered. Overall rating: 5 Hearts!"--Yvonne Murray
Charlotte fidgeted on the leather bench seat of a banquette set in the rear of one of the ritziest restaurants in Washington, DC. She waited for the man she would spend the evening with, a man she'd never met before this night, aside from their conversations on the internet. She crossed her legs in an attempt to stop her reaction to the cool feel of the smooth seat beneath her.
She glanced at her watch and inwardly groaned when she found she'd arrived early and still had several minutes to wait for Simon Anderson, her blind date. While she waited, she remembered how this night had come about. Would it be worth it, or a waste of time? Why did I take the chance? What if he was a dangerous...
"May I get you something from the bar while you wait?" the waiter asked.
"White wine, thank you."
Charlotte James thought back to the first contact she'd had with this man in a chat room she stumbled into. She surfed the net often to learn more about submissives and dominants and their lifestyle because she had a fantasy of being controlled by someone when it came to her personal life. As it stood now, she had too much control and it scared her.
Charlotte operated a successful tour business in the Capital and co-coordinated moonlight walks with haunted tours once a month during the full moon. She managed it to be so profitable, it virtually ran itself. She had no life outside her work, could add boredom to her list of attributes and it made her uneasy. In all her life, she would never have dreamed she'd come to this point, much less actually attempt to make her fantasies become reality--and with a stranger, no less.
One night, as she chatted with several others, one of the members asked her to instant message him privately because he wanted to get to know her better and discover whether they'd be good for one another.
They spent several days e-mailing back and forth, as they learned more about each other. One thing he needed to know as a Dominant was about her health, as he didn't want misdirection to tear anything coming of this apart. He wanted no lies or secrets between them, as it would undermine the Dom/sub relationship. In good faith, he sent her a certificate stating he had blood tests, all negative in results. She returned a copy of hers to him and with the health issues out of the way, they arranged to meet.
She agreed to his offer when he sent her the invitation to meet him in a public place like here at The President's Pub. He intrigued her and it impressed her how he wanted to get to know her before they actually met so he could set up their evening. His caring and compassion for their future amazed her, as she would never have thought about blood testing or the like. Am I truly as naïve as I seem?
He asked her questions and told her to answer truthfully. What she searched for had its basis in absolute truth. Without it, someone could get hurt emotionally, physically or both ways and he didn't want that to happen.
"You are already special to me, Charlotte, and I would never intentionally hurt you for the world."
"Simon, I don't know what to say. How could I be this important in your life so soon?"
"Meet me at eight and we'll have a late dinner. I think you'll enjoy the evening I have planned."
"I've heard good things about the restaurant."
"It's my favorite. In fact, I have a standing reservation for a very secluded table where we won't be disturbed."
"I'd like you to dress in the outfit I will send you tomorrow. You may not wear anything but what is in the box. Do you understand me?"
"Yes, Simon, I do," she replied. What does he have planned?
"Make sure you keep Saturday and Sunday free, because if dinner goes well, I have plans for the remainder of the weekend."
"Do I need to pack a bag?" she asked.
She wondered what he had up his sleeve and looked forward to what would come next.* * * *
On Thursday afternoon, a messenger knocked on Charlotte's office door. He held a huge box in his hands and waited for her to show him where to place it.
"Please, put it on the couch if you don't mind."
"Yes, ma'am," he replied. He placed it on the end, then left without a word. She watched him and wondered about what she had gotten herself into.
Charlotte walked over to the couch, sat down, and removed the bow holding the box closed. After she put the lid to the side, she moved the tissue paper out of the way and gasped. She pulled out a beautiful dress of midnight blue. The short dress would rest halfway between her knees and hips, though it had a sheer overdress, short in the front and long in the back. She marveled at the floral motif on the diaphanous material, then at the entire dress. The dress was V-necked in the front and back, it had no sleeves but thin ribbons at the shoulder line to fall gracefully along her arms.
Next, she pulled out matching midnight blue stiletto pumps and gasped. Simon had extremely good taste and knew how to dress a woman. She brushed her fingers over the thigh high stockings and when she moved them aside, she found an envelope.
She pulled the card out and caught her breath.
This is all you will wear to our first meeting, no more and no less. If you misbehave, I will have to punish you for doing so. You will wear your hair loosely piled on your head and hold it with the hairpins I've sent. I do not want you to wear any jewelry or lingerie. Your evening will only be as pleasurable as you want it to be.
Till Friday night,