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My Liege of Dark Haven (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #3)

4.37  ·  Rating Details ·  7,105 Ratings  ·  459 Reviews
Threatened by university cutbacks, Professor Abigail Bern’s only hope is to publish a provocative research paper--soon. Planning to covertly observe behavior in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she takes a receptionist job. When the owner calls upon her to assist in a demonstration, she’s appalled. Then fascinated. Under the unyielding hands of the master known as my Li ...more
ebook, 328 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Loose ID
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My Liege of Dark Haven by Cherise SinclairNobody's Perfect by Kallypso MastersBared to You by Sylvia DayReflected in You by Sylvia DayFifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
Best BDSM Published in 2012
1st out of 191 books — 535 voters
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~ Becs ~
5 deliciously erotic stars

OK, so I know that it’s only release day and I’m already writing a review but you should know that I’m several lines of longitude ahead of you American reviewers so I started this book while you were all still sleeping. I spent all day reading it – in fact, I practically DEVOURED it. Who needs to eat anyway?

Cherise Sinclair is absolutely the Queen of the glitterkink BDSM romance novel and this is no exception. She’s my favourite author in this genre, her releases are ea
May 17, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it



Mr. Xavier Leduc. You...Sir...did not disappoint!


My Liege of Dark Haven is the third book in the Mountain Masters series by Cherise Sinclair. Having read the first two books in the series and loving them, I simply knew that this book would also be a wonderful read. I was right! So wonderfully awesome and kinkalicious! can one n
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

***3.25 stars***

Unfortunately this one falls into the "it must be me" category. High ratings and great reviews, but I found myself reading more to just get to the end rather than feeling invested in the story.

Abby's fear of yelling and making other's upset just didn't connect with me. I found myself more annoyed than sympathetic.

Also, her interactions with Xavier didn't feel organic. Throughout the book Abby has body issues and low self esteem, yet she whips off her clothes and participates in
Re-read September 2014 and loved it just as much this time.

January 2013 - 5 Stars

I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole series and have given them all high star ratings but I thought this was the best of them all and well deserved it's 5 star rating!...I also thoroughly enjoyed the Shadowlands series and Ms Sinclair has become an auto-buy author and I look forward to any future releases.
Cyn Mistress Kitty
5 +++++

I have been waiting a Long time for Xavier's story and I was NOT disappointed.
My favorite book of CS is Make Me, Sir and after her last book which was a little too dark for me, I was wary. I frickin' LOVED this book and could hardly put it down and am now sad that it is over. I am in love with Xavier who reminds me of Master Z of the Shadowlands btw. I thought it was interesting that both men have first names that have a "z" sound. Xavier is so many things. Sexy, sweet, caring, a little s
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
I have no idea why I haven't marked this as read. I liked the first two books more than this one.
The heroine was annoying. Her insecurities make the most annoying trope in any romance. There is even an unavoidable big misunderstanding: he did something, she thought something else and such. This time and in this book I was not in the mood. As for her being 'intriguingly intelligent', think again. She is intelligent only because we are told she is. And that ending at a party was ridiculous. I thin
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The Romance Review

My Liege finally meets up with the submissive woman he wants to keep!

Xavier is the owner of Dark Haven BDSM club. Like any sexy experienced dominant, submissives are throwing themselves at him. Xavier tends to keep his women in separate categories. There are ones for him to take to public functions, ones he trains with at home and ones he uses at the BDSM club only.

Abigail is new to Dark Haven. She's there with a dual purpose. She hopes to learn more about BDSM for a personal as well as a profe
Sep 19, 2012 Becca rated it really liked it
This story started somewhat slowly for me. For the first half I had the sense I was reading the same story I've read many times before. Overlooked, under appreciated, but warm hearted and intelligent Abby, enters Dark Haven with little to no knowledge of BDSM and is immediately noticed by the Master of Masters, My Liege of Dark Haven. Xavier (My Liege) is sizzling hot, mouth wateringly dominant, and insanely wealthy. It was good, I love this type of story ever since reading Cinderella as a young ...more
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I'm not going to rehash the blurb or tell you what happens in the story. If you want to find that out go read it yourselves. I'm not going to wax poetic about Xavier or sound out in sympathy for Abby's abusive past. I'm not going to talk about real vs. reality in Sinclair's books. Because, flatly, those are either assumed or a given at this point in my love affair with Cherise. I decided, instead, to focus on why Cherise Sinclair is such a Master at creating fantastic, fabulous, and addictive st ...more
Sep 29, 2012 Nia rated it it was amazing
My Liege of Dark Haven is going on my Best of the Best list. 5 well deserved stars! My Liege of Dark Haven is the story of Xavier and Abby. They are both intelligent, witty, and successful but have issues in their past that they need to work out before being able to commit to each other. He is the millionaire owner of the Dark Haven BDSM club. She is a professor doing research for a paper.

HOT! HOT! HOT! The sex was great! One word: FUNISHMENT. Hot scenes, chemical play, orgasm machines, role pl
Sep 12, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, sinclair, fv
Abby and Xavier

Absolutely loved this book. Sincalir is the master (heh) at writing BDSM.

Full review on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

My Liege of Dark Haven is about the owner of the Dark Haven club. Previous books have also been written as a compilation with Belinda McBride and Sierra Cartwright. At the beginning of the book Cherise Sinclair has a foreword:

A big thank-you to Belinda McBride and Sierra Cartwright, who started the Dark Haven odyssey with me and generously said that I owned Master Xav
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

Professor Abigail Berns is under quite a lot of pressure. As the threat of losing her job is upon her, Abby jumps headfirst into her last ditch attempt to save her position. She wants to publish a paper on BDSM, but first, she must find people who live the lifestyle that are willing to let her observe them while they engage in their kink. Though Abigail had a boyfriend who is a Dom, she and him have recently broken up. Left with no other option, Abigail goes to the BDSM
Nikki Sex
Jan 09, 2015 Nikki Sex rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, romance
Who wouldn't LOVE a sadist? LOL!
As much as I love a story set in a BDSM club environment, I do like to see people engage in a normal lifestyle outside a club. Our heroine, Lindsey has a secret, and you finally find out what it is in this book. Other Dark Haven characters make an appearance too and it's fun to catch up. As per usual, Cherise Sinclair writes a great book.
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
“You don’t speak again, unless to use your safe word or yellow to indicate you’re frightened.”
“I was at yellow the minute I walked in the door.”

unlike 50 shades, crossfire and the rest My Liege of Dark Haven stands out to be very,very,different when it comes to the aspects of the plot and its leads as well...

The story kicks off with professor Abigail Bern joining the local BDSM club, DARK HAVEN, in hopes of learning more abt the tightly-knitted community to pen down a thesis that could possi
Aly is so frigging bored
2nd read August 4 to 5, 2013

1st read: March 15 to 17, 2013
Before staring to say something about the book I want to thank Maru for suggesting we buddy-read this series and for getting me out of my reading and emotional funk :D

This is me after finishing this series and especially this book
Oh my goodness! I loved this book! It's just.... I am speechless! Ms Sinclair surpassed herself! Besides gushing like a crazy woman I don't know if I have anything intelligent to say...

Xavier Leduc is the hero
Oh My Liege, What you do to me....
Wow, this was a hot one!

Abby and Xavier.

Abby is a professor at a local college who is in danger of loosing her position because she need to get published and quickly! Xavier is the owner of the local BDSM club and a super Dom with enough charisma to light up a major city. Abby decides to go undercover and get the data she needs to write an innocent little paper. What could go wrong?

Abby is a young woman who is extremely intelligent. She graduated high school
Naomi Ashwood
Nov 15, 2012 Naomi Ashwood rated it it was ok
Im sorry, there NO way I can give this any better rating. Ive read several BDSM books and I think Im done. The sex scenes are cool but the characters and the general stories are L.A.M.E. "B-b-but its hurts" wahhhhhh. "Its ok to cry, Abby". OVER PUPPIES!!! Jesus H Christ, spare me! All these books are the same. Big tough dom, little meek sub with all these emotional problems. The secret to solving these problems- calling some douche 'master', 'sir', or 'liege' and getting your ass beat interspers ...more
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
I really liked this one, but I took a star off because of the one incident that took place in the book. I'm not big on public humiliation, the spanking with the paddle where everyone in the club got a chance to smack her ass I could have went with, but (view spoiler) If I had been her, I would have told them all to go to hell and been d ...more
Sep 07, 2012 Classegal rated it it was amazing
Cherise Sinclair is by far one of my favorites. I've already been stalking amazon for an automatic download to my kindle.
Carrie (Badass, Alpha-male, Cowboy Connoisseur )
***I'm still fanning myself*** review to come
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Shadow's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

How do you define a great book? Is it one that makes you want to read it again as soon as you are finished? One that makes you think and makes you feel? Or one that makes you want to know the characters personally? Could it be one with a great plot, hot sex, and that keeps you turning the pages until you are done? For Cherise Sinclair, all of her books fit this definition and My Liege of Dark Haven, her latest entry in the Dark Haven/ Master of the Mount
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

No matter how many times you read it, My Liege of Dark Haven is sure to delight with sensual romance, humor, electric explorations and scorching heat that'll deliver shivers of the most delicious variety.

The quick of it is that Abby has kind of infiltrated the club in an effort to research BDSM for a paper she's doing and, well, she gets herself way more than she bargained for when she catches the eye of the club's owner and gets an up close and perso
Kym Grosso
Aug 30, 2012 Kym Grosso rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific book! The story begins with Abigail, a college professor, who needs to "publish or perish". As part of her research, she decides to apply for a receptionist job at Dark Haven BDSM club, where her boss, Xavier informs her that part of her duties are to "assist" him in demonstrations. As part of her research, she observes but is also forced to participate as that is a condition of her employment. While Abigail believes she is a dominant, Xavier has her submitting to him within m ...more
Gitte & Jenny - TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 05, 2012 Gitte & Jenny - TotallyBookedBlog rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
This Author is my absolute go to when I have that urge for a bit of sparkly indulgent kink! Cherise NEVER disappoints and with the third instalment of the series ‘Mountain Masters’ she proved yet again why she truly rocks BDSM kink as well as her gorgeous emotionally tortured heroes and heroines!

Her writing is brilliantly flawless in this genre, bringing to life her story with such intensity and making the journey so very vivid that you get under the skin of her characters.

The story of Xavier a
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Sep 08, 2012 Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
SO FREAKING AWESOME!! I just love every single thing about My Liege Of Dark Haven~Xavier and Abby,the secondary characters, the romance, the story, and of course the HOT KINKY SEX!!! I was absorbed into this book right from the start and didn't want to leave!! My Liege Of Dark Haven and Cherise Sinclair are perfect examples of why I am so addicted to reading!! I cannot wait for the next book in this series as well as the next book in the Club Shadowlands series!! This book definitely has a place ...more
Sep 02, 2012 Sassafrass rated it it was amazing
Oh, Xavier! How much more yummy could you possibly be?!?! He just melted me in a puddle of goo! Let's just see...could you imagine this big hard dominant man doing this:

While he was deep inside her, joined in the most intimate way possible, he reached up and cupped her cheek. Even as she realized his gaze hadn't once moved from her face, he said softly, "I see you, Abby. Never think otherwise."

right there, I was done. *sigh*

And oh yeah, Abby was ok too. LOL

Cherise Sinclair is a total autobuy for
Mar 09, 2015 Gigi rated it really liked it
This was a fun hetro read for me. Hot and steamy BDSM action, heavy on the angst. It was the top pick from BDSM lovers for 2012, which is why I selected it. As much as I enjoyed it, I still much prefer my M/M BDSM. *shrugs*

Recommended if you like hot and heavy M/F BDSM and don't mind public sex. The public sex part is a bit hard for me to take, but the two MCs in this book take it private about half way through the story, thank goodness.
Feb 09, 2016 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Well that was yummy. And educational. My first Cherise Sinclair book and I loved it. Finally a smart BDSM novel. I have no idea what living that lifestyle is like and I have no interest in trying it but I enjoyed reading about it. The Hero and heroine and the characters surrounding them held my interest from the beginning. I can't wait to read more from this author.
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
I enjoyed this one from Sinclair. 4.5 stars. No kidnapping threats and such, just two people finding their way. Sinclair does great, functional Doms, IMO.
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
My favorite in the Mountain Masters series. I'm starting to see there's a damn good reason why Ms. Sinclair is on my auto-buy list.
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The Challenge Fac...: Nanna and Kathy ~ Reading My Liege of Dark Haven 40 18 Apr 09, 2013 03:04AM  
  • Doms of Dark Haven (Truckee Wolves #2; Hawkeye #2.5; Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #1.5)
  • Burn for You (Club Mephisto, #2)
  • The Men with the Golden Cuffs (Masters and Mercenaries, #2)
  • Hostile Takeover (Knights of the Board Room, #5)
  • The Denim Dom (Suncoast Society, #5)
  • Once Upon a Time in Bliss (Nights in Bliss, Colorado, #8)
  • Nobody's Hero (Rescue Me Saga, #2)
  • My Wicked Nanny (Club Wicked, #2)
  • Rough Surrender
  • Safeword Davenport (Safeword, #3)
Whenever I ask for BDSM recommendations, I am told the same two words all the time: Cherise Sinclair. ~ Under the Covers Reviews

Authors often say their characters argue with them. Unfortunately, since Cherise Sinclair’s heroes are Doms, she never, ever wins.

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she’s renowned for writing heart-wrenching romances with laugh-out-loud dialogue, devastati
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Other Books in the Series

Mountain Masters & Dark Haven (5 books)
  • Master of the Mountain (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, #1)
  • Master of the Abyss (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, #2)
  • Edge of the Enforcer (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, #4)
  • Master of Freedom (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, #5)

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