Promise obtains a rare slave. He is a
gryffin and extremely volatile at times, or so she has been
told. Taking the advice of her manager, Promise orders the
gryffin’s barbs to be clipped, not knowing how much pain that
will cause him nor how much a gryffin relies on their barbs
when mating. When her gryffin becomes ill afterwards, she
nurses him back to health and falls in love. She doesn’t know
how to tell him that she is the reason he is now without
barbs, and she can only hope when he finds out that he will
still love her.
Tranth has never experienced pain like
the pain he felt when his barbs were clipped. Unsure why
anyone would harm him, he allows Promise to nurse him back to
health. Falling in love with Promise is easy, especially
since his now non-existent barbs try to extend whenever she is
near; a sign of a gryffin mate. When Tranth finds out that
Promise ordered his clipping, his heart is broken and he
doesn’t know how he will ever forgive her. He still loves her
but his forgiveness will have to be earned.
I loved His Mistress.
Plain and simply loved it. I was at first unsure about
Promise’s other ‘husbands’ but soon realized that they weren’t
actually her husbands, but men who took her for granted and
pretty much were useless. Thus, when Tranth came into her
life, Promise was finally able to love for the first time. As
sensual and heartbreaking as their love story was, it was also
about forgiveness, mating and loving someone in spite of
faults. I thought it perfect!
Madison Hayes outdid herself with
His Mistress. I find myself daydreaming and wishing
for a gryffin of my very own¾barbs
or no barbs!