I don't know what to say about this book. It was really boring. Draven, the dark warrior, and Emily, the fair maiden, they were not supposed to love each other but they did, yada yada yada. What can I say? I have read many books with similar plots. Honestly there is litte new under the sun. I don't mind some cliche. But this was not a successful use of cliches.
Maybe it is me being in a rather unromantic phase right now. I can't seem to feel the chemistry in any romances I have read recently. Draven and Emily bored me. I did not like Emily so much, didn't really find anything special about her. I just know that she wanted to leave her father's hall and somehow Draven became her prime target for a husband. Draven is just the usual warrior hero, no surprise here. He was supposed to be "cursed" with a horrible temper and somehow that was why he didn't think that he could find love with a woman. But then in the end this "curse" had absolutely no importance in the story. When they had sex finally I was thinking, what happened to the curse??
It is my theory that cliches are fine. It is how the writers use the cliches in their stories that make the difference. Master of Desire is not one of the success stories. And honestly, what master and what desire? The title has nothing to do with the book. But considering that this was a rather old book, I will let it pass. Overall, not recommended.