- Loose Id
- Release Date
- March 2010
- Book 4 of Masters of the Shadowlands
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom. He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She'd given up finding a true Dom when her friend finagles her a place as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club with the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea's thrilled...and terrified.
Forced to accept an unknown submissive into his carefully run trainee program, Master Cullen is furious. Not only is the young woman new to BDSM, but she's unsuited to her role--armoured in leather like a Domme, she's more liable to punch a Dom than kneel. He decides to push her right back out the door. But as he ruthlessly intimidates her, punishes her, then comforts her, his glimpses of the woman inside the emotional armour intrigue him and her utter surrender captures his heart.
Although Master Cullen is famous for his unfettered lifestyle, Andrea believes he might be interested in her, until she discovers he's not just a bartender--he's a cop. Maybe he'd overlook her past brush with the law, but when another trainee accuses her of stealing money, Andrea's sure she's lost the Master she wanted with all her heart.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and content (includes/not limited to: bondage, spanking, tethering), voyeurism.
Jan 12, 2011
182 people found the following review helpful
Dominant Males… Sizzling Tales…
Here's my recommendation. Listen closely. This is important. Download all four Masters of the Shadowlands books. Pour yourself a glass of wine. Keep the bottle close. Slip into some comfy jammies. Light a candle. Read in an uninterrupted location. Be prepared for heavy breathing.
Cherise Sinclair hits the nail on the head with this series that, at times, seems so real that it could be non-fiction. The striking imagery of the BDSM world with its erotic submission and intense passion explodes from the pages of each of Sinclair's Masters of the Shadowlands books.
Now on the fourth book, Lean On Me, the series continues to get more intense. Andrea wants to submit but can't find what she's looking for in just any so-called Dom. Just as she gives up finding a true Dom, her friend pulls a favor and gets her a position as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club where Andrea meets the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea is both thrilled and terrified to finally get what she thought she wanted.
After Master Cullen agrees to this favor for a friend, he has second thoughts when he discovers that she is new to BDSM and not your typical submissive. As he initiates her into their world, his role as Dom also gives him glimpses of her emotional armor and allows him to discover her ability to fully surrender under the perfect Dom. He's drawn to her strength though having declared himself the consummate bachelor, Cullen denies his developing feelings. The characters are multi-dimensional and their interaction is genuine, so authentic that the reader has a sense of actually seeing, touching and even hearing the characters moan (if only, right?!).
With a difficult upbringing and past record with the law, Andrea is shocked when she discovers Cullen is a police investigator. But then things get worse when another trainee accuses her of stealing money and Andrea believes she's lost her Master. Her inner struggle is so interconnected with her introduction to the BDSM lifestyle that the reader cannot believe one without the other.
At its core, this is a story about one woman's struggle to accept who she is and allow herself to know the love of a good man. Trusting Cullen will mean her dream of a happily ever after can come true but she has to have the strength to submit.
With so much eroticism and emotion, a reader can only hope there will be another installment of the Masters of the Shadowlands soon.
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