Review: No Master (Bounty #3) by Christine d’Abo

June 27, 2016 Review 9

Review: No Master (Bounty #3) by Christine d’Abo

No man in the galaxy inspires more fear than Korbin, the Admiral of the Black. His life as leader of the biggest pirate band in space leaves little room for trust, so when Korbin’s second-in-command disappears without a trace, he suspects the worst.

Zain Strand has left his life as a sex slave behind and risen within the pirate ranks. But he abandons it all to rescue an old friend from recapture by the slavers—even if that means a suicidal confrontation with his old master. He doesn’t expect Korbin’s arrival, doesn’t want Korbin’s help . . . but Korbin gives Zain no choice.

Posing as master and slave to infiltrate a slave auction, Korbin and Zain embark on a journey of lust that rapidly reveals their deeper feelings. When Zain’s old master discovers their ruse, Korbin must do everything in his power to save both their lives and their newfound love.

Publisher’s note: While books #1 and #2 in the Bounty series should be read in order, this book stands alone and can be read without the first two.

This title is an edited second edition, previously published in 2011.

Title: No Master
Author: Christine d'Abo
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Dom Around the Corner, 30 Days, Rebound Remedy, Submissive Seductions
Series: Bounty #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: No Quarter, No Quarter, No Remedy
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: June 27th 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, M/M Erotica, Male Male Romance, Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 223 pages
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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No Master is book three in Christine d’Abo’s space Bounty series. Although it is book three, you do not need to read books one and two to enjoy No Master. I got hooked on the series from the start, and with this one being M/M, I knew I needed to read it!

Korbin, Admiral of the Black and head of the one of the scariest pirate groups around, doesn’t trust anyone. No pirate would. Except he realizes he does when his second in command Zain comes up missing and he suspects the worst.

Zain escaped his previous life as a sex slave to form a new life as a pirate. Korbin offered him refuge and over five years, he’s risen up the ranks. He’s grown close to Korbin but he is hesitant to call it love. His slave training conditioned him to act a certain way, and although he knows he isn’t a slave any longer, he just cannot break the hold that training still has on him.

Zain goes after his old master for revenge. One of his best friends has been recaptured and he wants nothing more than to save her and take out his old master. When Korbin unexpectedly shows up, Korbin doesn’t give him a choice in accepting his help.

Korbin and Zain pose as Master and slave for a slave auction, where they expect to be able to exact Zain’s revenge. They weren’t expecting the feelings that have been growing to be exposed. They used a special necklace with a mind reading stone to get info on the other slave trading bidders at the auction. But also found out the thoughts and feelings each one has for the other. How do they handle that??

I really enjoyed reading this space pirate tale! The action and drama were exciting! Korbin and Zain’s story was very intriguing and original! Both men had issues that they needed to deal with and the other helped with that. They made a great team and I was rooting for them and their revenge plans to work out! I felt that they both deserved to get that HEA that we all are after in life and love!

I also liked to see the introduction of Caden! Talk about a kick-ass dude! I am certain he needs his own story-I know I’d like to read it!! (hint, hint!)

If you are one that likes M/M romances, space drama with pirates, and non-stop action- look no further No Master delivers it all! And while you are at it, add all the Bounty series to your TBR lists now! You will be very happy you did!



Hello, my name is Christine d’Abo! Thank you so much for having me here on the blog today.


There’s something special about the last book in a series. In the case of my Bounty series, I wanted to explore a character that held more power than some of the previous characters. Korbin, the Admiral of the Black is the de facto leader of the space pirates; a dangerous man who is not to be trifled with. The only man to come close is Zain, the Admiral’s second in command and the one person who knows all of his secrets.


Too bad for Korbin, Zain has more than a few secrets of his own.


I loved playing with the master/slave dynamic with these two men. The power exchange in their professional lives becomes confused when they must take things to the next level. Zain’s past as a freed sex slave makes every interaction with Korbin painful when they are forced to pretend to be master and slave. It forces them to confront their feelings for one another, something they wouldn’t otherwise have done.


Not to mention the sex.


Did I mention the sex?


Yeah…it’s pretty hot. J


I hope you enjoy the final tale in the Bounty series.


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About Christine d’Abo


A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.


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9 Responses to “Review: No Master (Bounty #3) by Christine d’Abo”

  1. Didi

    Congrats for the series re-releasing, Christine. Look forward to read the pirate story! 🙂
    puspitorinid AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Ami

    Thanks for the review… And Christine congratulations for the books re-release


  3. Ami

    Thanks for the review … and Christine, congratulations on the book re-releases!!


  4. Ree Dee

    Thank you so much for the review!

    ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com