"Masterpiece" is a fair to good book. It was slow to get started for me, but more enjoyable as the book progressed.
The Order is about a secret society of doms who also support each other, they come from all walks of society including business, art, and even a rock star.
Juliette is a talented artist that Nicolai Stavros takes under his wing in more ways than one as he tutors her in art and submission. They both have issues in their pasts that resurface before the big HEA. Otherwise, an enjoyable read.
Master. Lover. Submissive. Muse.
When Julianne Giroux, an aspiring artist with a dark secret, apprentices with Nicolai Stavros in his Paris gallery, she finds far more than a passion for art. She finds herself. The masterful artist with forbidden tastes strips away her reserved veneer to reveal the daring, darkly passionate woman beneath and introduces her to the erotic world of The Order.
A celebrated artist, an indulged heir, and a sexual Dominant, Nicolai has it all...except what he needs. In Julianne, he finds his muse. Nicolai crafts the ingénue into his living masterpiece and through the arduous process, finds himself re-created. With Julianne as his inspiration, Nicolai aspires to become something greater than he has been.
But in an erotic world where powerful players enjoy dark games and buried secrets bite, new life comes at a painful price.
Welcome to The Order, an elite and secret society of powerful brothers bound by social status and sexual tastes. Come. Play dark games with us.
Publisher's Note: This book was previously released by another publisher, but it has been revised and re-edited in this edition.