First novella by this author apparently...and, I would like to read more. The story was a bit all over the place. There was simply too much going on, especially for a novella. I think if it had EITHER been contemporary or fantasy it would have worked better than trying to combine both into a novella. It was a bit messy as a result. HOWEVER...the author wrote some very nice and intense domination/submission scenes and had that been the focus - a master hiding something from his sub, I think it would have worked very well. Or, a longer story to really get into the fantasy aspect while still having some dom/sub scenes would have worked. As it was, the fantasy aspect of it was the weakest part in my opinion. I think it's fairly common for first time authors to try to shove too much into the story.
Will definitely watch for more from this author, however.