Doms of Dark Haven 2: Western Night

Sierra Cartwright; Cherise Sinclair; Belinda McBride
Doms of Dark Haven 2: Western Night
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Publisher
Loose Id
Release Date
May 2011
ISBN
9781611184105
Series
Book 2 of Doms of Dark Haven
Genre
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

SUMMARY
Three women. One night. Four Doms to rope them up, ride them hard, and brand their hearts. It's Western Night at Dark Haven.

A Good sub Would... by Sierra Cartwright

Shelby, a wanna-be sub, hasn't found a Dom strong enough to push past her need to be in control. Her experiences as a sub have been yawn-inducing. She's fantasized plenty, though, about Trevor Lawton, one of Dark Haven's legendary, mouthwateringly firm Doms.

Hunting Holly by Belinda McBride

When Holly left the Truckee pack, she left her family, her safety, and the two men she loved. Now she's in San Francisco training as a Domme at Dark Haven. She thinks she's found herself, but tonight, Tex and Hunter have found her. And they are not happy with their little wolf. She's been keeping secrets from them. Tonight, someone's gonna beg.

Welcome to the Dark Side by Cherise Sinclair

Real Doms terrify her, so Summer plays with lightweights only. And only in the safety of her club, Dark Haven. But on Western Night, the tough cop who wins her in a sub-roping game is as powerful as they come.

Publisher's Note: All of the stories within this anthology contain explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: strong BDSM theme and elements (including/not limited to: bondage and spanking).

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jun 29, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
177 people found the following review helpful
DOMS OF DARK HAVEN 2: WESTERN NIGHT has three great stories by three fantastic authors who all returned back to Dark Haven for a western-themed party night.

A Good Sub Would... by Sierra Cartwright

Shelby has liked playing sub with her friend and sometimes Dom David when she feels like it. But at Dark Haven's Western Night, she can't help but wonder what it would be like with Master Trevor. His unyielding dominance is the stuff of fantasies, and she should know.

So when Master Trevor wins her for a week during a poker game, Shelby finds out just how submissive she is and really wants to be. However, she's not sure if she can last a whole week under Master Trevor's domination, but a good sub would.

I have such a thing for sassy subs. I love them. I think that their submission is that much more beautiful because it's more difficult for them to give into. Shelby is that kind of sub, but under Master Trevor's guidance, she really discovers so much about herself and what it truly means to submit.

Master Trevor is such an amazing Dom. He pushes Shelby's limits but never goes beyond what he thinks she can actually handle. He also really gets off on her bratty side, while appreciating her full submission even more. The two of them were perfect for each other.

Along with the super sizzling, highly erotic sex, bondage, and spanking, A GOOD SUB WOULD...was so hot, I was panting (and I'll admit pouting) at the end! It was definitely my favorite story of the three.

Hunting Holly by Belinda McBride

Holly left her wolf pack to find herself. She had been broken, but now she's stronger and is a Domme at Dark Haven. Imagine her surprise when the two men she loves, Tex and Hunter are in the club as well. She's as scared as she is elated, but she's finally ready for them.

Tex and Hunter were devastated when Holly left them, but now they've found her again and won't be letting her get away. If they have to tie her down and spank her, so be it, but they will be claiming their mate tonight.

I loved the characters in this story. Hunter and Holly have a tragic history together, and Tex is the newer man on the scene who helped to heal them. Holly knew that the two men were her mates but the men weren't aware. Watching them come together was quite magical. I love shifter matings because they are so primitive and elemental about the forming of the bond. It's quite beautiful.

The plot of the story was bit convoluted. I felt like I was missing a bit of the story. I read the first Doms of Dark Haven, but I still felt lost. I felt like the story would have been great with just the story of Holly, Hunter and Tex without the other elements of secret labs, mysterious children, and kidnapping. It just left me confused ultimately and took away from heart of the story.

However, I still loved reading about this ménage mating. I feel like there may be more of a story there between the three of them and hope to see more of them in the future.

Welcome to the Dark Side by Cherise Sinclair
Summer has been back in the BDSM scene after a very frightening experience with a very bad Dom about a year ago; but now she's smarter. She'll only scene at the BDSM club, Dark Haven, and only with Doms who are friends outside of the club. She's not going to make the same mistake twice.

Virgil can't believe he's at Dark Haven, but he's got to find out if he's really the pervert he thinks he is. Ever since he discovered BDSM, his dominant side has been drawn to it even though in his head he knows it's wrong. But when he meets the delicious sub, Summer, it doesn't feel wrong at all.

Summer has never reacted to a Dom like she does Virgil, and that scares her as much as it thrills her. But when they have a night together, they both know that one night is not enough. Summer will have to decide if she can let her traumatic past go or lose out of Virgil forever.

Cherise Sinclair is such a favorite of mine, so reading anything of hers is a joy. But I particularly loved this novella because of the closure it provided from another story, and the emotional investment I put into the characters.

The plot in this novella was what had me hooked. I remember Summer from the first Doms of Dark Haven book, and I always wondered what happened to her. And Virgil was quite the character in Master of the Abyss. Being able to watch the two of them get a happily ever after definitely drew me in.

The characters in this story were great. Summer and Virgil both have their issues and they help each other work through them, which I think solidifies their bond. The sex is extremely hot, and I must say that Virgil's inventiveness made him even more sexy. Gotta love a Dom who can improvise!

So, overall I give the whole anthology four stars. It's hard when you've got different stories and different authors to love everything, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of them. We got a bit of everything, ménage, paranormal romance, and of course BDSM--not to mention the great characters, the way each of the story was set in Dark Haven, and the sizzling eroticism. I for one had a blast reading this anthology, but it left me questioning hopefully: will there be a Doms of Dark Haven 3?
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