ARC Review: Training Sasha

Title: Training Sasha (Club Zodiac Book 1)

Author: Becca Jameson

Publisher: Becca Jameson Publishing

Release Date: January 23, 2018

Pages: 256

Synopsis from Goodreads:

His friend’s little sister… 

Sasha Easton has had her eye on Lincoln Walsh—the owner of Club Zodiac—for five years. Unfortunately, he does nothing but scowl at her and reject her every shy advance.

She’s not right for him… 

Lincoln doesn’t have a choice but to discourage Sasha because the truth is that he’s a sadist. And Sasha is no masochist. No matter how much he might want her in his bed, he can’t change the type of Dom he is.

She’s not as innocent as he thinks… 

Determined to get Lincoln to see her as more than his business partner’s little sister, Sasha delivers an ultimatum—let her join Club Zodiac or she’ll explore her submission elsewhere.

Can he train her and let her go? 

Watching the only woman he’s ever wanted play with another Dom is more than Lincoln can bear, so he finds himself agreeing to train her himself. After all, he’s confident if he pushes her hard enough, he can protect her from the lifestyle and himself from admitting the truth about his feelings.

See why the Romance Studio said, “Time and time again, Ms. Jameson infuses her talent for creating pleasurable and entertaining love stories with wonderful characters, a depth of passoion and the joy at discovering your soul mate.”

review banner1

5 stars

*ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*


One of the HOTTEST books I’ve ever read.

This has been a very educating book for me, even though I haven’t fully understood the BDSM lifestyle after reading this book I have been given great insight. I now understood why many people with this lifestyle got mad with Fifty Shades of Grey. I read an article where the people said it’s nothing like the actual lifestyle and now I agree with them. I never knew there were lots of kinds of subs and doms maybe too, and it never crossed my mind that it actually isn’t a 24/7 thing.

I am not putting shade on the Fifty Shades trilogy nor to E. L. James. I enjoy reading the books and I must say it’s the first contemporary adult romance book I ever read. I still have to read the final book before the movie comes this February btw.

“You are a true Master Sadist. They are rare and precious in the community.” 

It took me so long to understand what Carter and Rowen were trying to explain to Lincoln about his lifestyle. When people were trying to make Lincoln understand my level of understanding and information processing was with him. I literally made temporary creases on my forehead.

“I don’t know what it takes to break down your walls and get inside, but whoever manages to do it better come with explosives because that stubborn wall is high and thick.” 

I don’t think a club for BDSM exists in our country but I’d be pretty interested to look around if there is one. My curiosity is at it’s peak.

With that said, I fully enjoyed every bit of this book and I cannot wait to get into the sequels with the hopes and expectations of learning more about this lifestyle because false information and assuming things is just wrong.