**this copy kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers
I've pretty much hated Mark in all the previous books. He always just came across as a sleaze to me, & as a master I never felt that he cared for the safety/welfare of his subs at all. but after this one, I quite like him! he's now far more human than he ever appeared before. this is why I love multiple POV books, because at least then I get to see into each character not just one opinion/view of the situation.
although, he did manage to annoy me at the end, when he acknowledges that he felt a connection with Crystal, but swears he can never go there again. for someone who claims to be a "master", he needs man up & stop being a pussy!