Let me first begin by saying that I loved the Jarrod Bancroft series by Lizzie Ashworth. Almost immediately I felt the story was good and it had me hooked. We meet Mistress Macie Fitzgerald who trains those seeking pain and submission. She has proudly built The Academy to be one of the premier, elite BDSM training facilities. While looking through applications to The Academy, Macie discovers that a former student of hers from her days of teaching high school history. Jarrod Bancoft now 27 has come highly recommended by Macie’s mentor and close friend, Chris. Everything has always come easy for Jarrod; coming from a wealthy family, graduating from law school with honors and now a top position at his dad’s company. But despite all his success, Jarrod feels like he is missing something. Book 1 follows Jarrod training by whom he realizes is his former teacher Ms. Fitzgerald, who he used to have fantasies about. The reader follows along with Jarrod as he completes his training at The Academy and he and Macie sub-come to their mutual desire and attraction.
5 Dominant Stars
Book 2 in the Jarrod Bancroft series is three month after Jarrod has completed his training. He has become Macie’s full-time sub and loves it. After some questionable business comes to light in his father’s company, Jarrod has quit his job. Macie on the other-hand is questioning her feeling toward Jarrod worried that she might be letting him into her heart after she vowed she would never do again after the tragic death of her first husband. As Macie is struggling to decide her and Jarrod’s relationship, Jarrod is subpoenaed to testify regarding the questionable activities at his father’s company. When Jarrod needed Macie the most, she pulls away. Then something happens to rock both Macie’s and Jarrod’s world.
5 Spanking Stars
The last book of the series we find Jarrod in a precarious situation. This book is somewhat difficult to review because I don’t want to give anything away. I by far felt this was the best book of the three and trust me, if you read books 1-2, you will definitely be reading book 3.
Again, Ms. Ashworth’s writing didn’t disappoint with her writing and story of Macie and Jarrod. She does not just focus on the BDMS parts of the story but she makes the reader care about the characters their relationships outside of the bedroom.
5 HEA Stars