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

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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 of Grey by E.L. James
Best BDSM Published in 2012
1st out of 190 books — 502 voters
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Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
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...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

I'm not going to write a long review for this book, because nothing I can say would do it justice. What I will tell you is that this story has it all - romance, passion, poignant moments, excellent characters and that kink humor the way only Cherise Sinclair can write it... you name it, it fills the bill. I've waited a very long time for Xavier's story, and Ms. Sinclair didn't disappoint - no surprise, that.

Xavier is hot, sexy, intelligent, determined and he is right up there with Master Marcus...more



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...more
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...more
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
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...more
♆ 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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Cherise Sinclair is by far one of my favorites. I've already been stalking amazon for an automatic download to my kindle.
Guilty Pleasures
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...more
Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog
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...more
Gabriella *is awesome*
“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 possib...more
Naomi Ashwood
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
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
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
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...more
Feb 04, 2013 Gigi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: hetero
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.
**4 1/2 stars**

An extremely hot and sexy BDSM story! Throw in a really sweet romance and some good emotional angst and you have classic Cherise Sinclaire! I loved it!
Kym Grosso
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
P.A. Lupton

I loved this book. I love Cherise Sinclair! I’ve liked the previous Doms of Dark Haven books but I’ll admit not as much as her Masters of the Shadowlands series. My Liege of Dark Haven is the first one outside her Shadowlands series that I have loved just as much. It was excellent.
I love that Cherise writes stories that are so emotionally involved. It’s not just about sex and BDSM; it is also about deep emotional connections and trust. The way she portrays the side characters is like an extended...more
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...more
Cherise Sinclair, how much do I love My Liege? Let me count the ways.

I love the depth and breadth of His character.
I love His outward poise and inner grace.
I love His calm, His confidence.
I love His humility.
I love His stoicism.
I love the way He expresses himself.
I love that He questions himself.
I love His naturalness.
But most of all, I love His dominance.

Oh, my goodness. If I had the ability to will a fictional character into existence, I would be doing my utmost to bring Xavier Leduc (a.k.a ‘M...more
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It’s been a while since I read a book by Cherise Sinclair. I gobbled them all up at once and had nothing left :'-( Until My Liege of Dark Haven came out, I had almost forgotten how great Cherise Sinclair writes. This book is part of the Mountain Masters series. This can definitely stand alone, but if you have read them, you get to revisit the characters in all the previous books, and it is an even better read.

Abby is a slightly plus-...more
Just by chance I saw another reader had added this to their "to read book" pile. I'm so glad I saw that notice, because I loved this book and here is why.

* I thought I'd read about this lifestyle before, but I was wrong. For a lot of the book I was sitting there with a glazed look in my eyes. I'm so vanilla, and there were some parts I found difficult to read, BUT I enjoyed stepping over that line if only in the literary sense.

* Abby is not super skinny, or super fit, or uber confident. She is a...more
Another excellent book from one of my fave authors. Xavier is an all time favorite dom for me (although Nolan is still my #1 Cherise dom). I liked the story between Abby and Xavier and how their relationship built which seemed fairly realistic given their backgrounds. The BDSM/sex scenes were exciting and sizzling. This author has a way of finding new ways for doms to torment their subs :) It was also nice to catch up with characters from the Mountains series. The only thing that kept this from...more
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Having to wear glasses in elementary school can scar a person for life. Dubbed a nerd at an early age, Cherise Sinclair has been trying to live up to the stereotype ever since. And what better way than being an author?

Known for writing deeply emotional stories, the USA Today Bestselling Author has penned sixteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase momm...more
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“What are you doing?”
“Whatever I want.”
“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.”
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