Lean on Me (Masters of the Shadowlands #4)
Genre: BDSM Erotic Contemporary
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.
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From the moment you meet Master Cullen, there is something seriously alluring and seductive about him. You want more...much, much more of him. When Master Cullen told Kari he'd top her in the second book, Dark Citadel, I was done. The phrase 'hooked, line and sinker', could easily describe how I felt about him.
"I'll top you tonight." -Master Cullen to Kari
Andrea has a bit of a troubled past. She's been on her own since she was young and doesn't need hel...more
A good friend recommended these books and whilst i am a little naive when it comes to BDSM i can honestly say that these books will heat you to the core... I have been lucky in the past and managed to read a few really good BDSM however this book number 4 in the shadowlands was simply "ECSTASY"
Master Cullen is a Bartender/Dom who works at the shadowlands club a private...more
This is another installment in this series I enjoyed, featuring Andrea and Cullen. Another reviewer mentioned an overuse of the phrase 'creased cheek' or variations of that phrase and I agree that it is a constant in this series. Also this book did not always change pages or chapters when a timeline changed. It didn’t add the usual **** at the end of a paragraph either which sometimes indicates a change of time/place. That confused me a bit but overall this book was...more
I realise she was of Spanish origin and maybe it is because I do not hear this type of language in RL- not being from the US.
I wasn't keen on Andreas personality either.
I did enjoy the smexy scenes, but was wondering why the writer did not give us the full detail of their first night together in his bed. I thought that was a very special occasion and we only get glimpses of it in flashbac...more
I've been reading a lot of BDSM labeled books from a variety of publishers, and Ms. Sinclair is one of the strongest authors I've encountered to date. I hope that she will write further boo...more
Often misunderstood the bdsm lifestyle frightens many people, but it can be truly enlightening and freeing for those who are able to find the inner dom/sub in each of us.
The series are based around a highly exclusive bdsm club called 'The Shadowlands". High dollar membership and screenings for all members, as well as strict rules , 'dungeon monitors' for all rooms and a club 'safeword'. There is never any hurt/pain or harm here, unl...more
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--arm...more
I'll start this one simply, this book is hot, but...
I was halfway in love with the bartender Cullen from the previous titles and was excited to get to read his story, and who he ended up with. Unfortunately, Andrea just didn't do anything for me, and I had a few moments with some of the sex scenes that just didn't settle with me. That's an opinion and mine alone, so make of it what you will. You can't love every character no matter how much you'd like to, and...more
Cherise Sinclair makes the same mistake as many romance authors when writing a Latina/Hispanic character--she has her using random Spanish words to make her seen authentic. To all writers out there...
DON'T DO THAT!
Maybe non-Spanish speakers don't notice, but those of us who do know the language can tell you that there is nothing less authentic than a bilingual character mixing up both languages when speaking to someone who only...more
He's a tough submissive's trainer, who against his better jugment, and as a called-in favor from an important contact, hires Andrea into the sub's training program. He's also a natural born protector, a problem solver, and an alpha male dom.
Andrea is a very tough, very independant spit-fire of a woman. She's grown up with the hard hand of he...more
The author is a skilled writer and her approach with this...more
Andrea wiggles her way into the trainee program with the help of a friend calling in a favor. She meets and immediately falls for her Trainer, Master Cullen.
This story is more about internal struggle than external. The other Shadowlands books had some big event that caused the tension in the novel, but in Lean on Me, the struggle is in Andrea's unwillingness to ask for what she needs.
I am usually a more a...more
As each one of his predecessor Masters, Cullen has
• a lost cared one (dead/divorced fiancee/wife)
• a preference for well rounded women (that then are revealed to be not so very plump)
• a militar background/career (thank you Edoardo for explaining why, but 4 Masters in 4 books sounds a bit too repetitive)
• a limited range of facial expressions: a creasing cheek (only one!) and crinkl...more
Under his watch as the Club's master of the trainee program, we meet Andrea, an extremely independent woman who desperately wants/needs a Dom in the bedroom. Andrea has mostly encountered "weak" Doms from previous clubs, until she enters Club Shadowlands and meets Master Cullen. His voice alone starts her body humming... this is the powe...more
I was always wondering what type of sub would bring Cullen to his knees (pun int...more
After meeting Cullen in the first book of the series I was excited when I realised this book would be about him. As The...more
However, i do like that with each book the author is bringing us a little bit of "life" outside the club. In the last book we got to spend some time a...more
Cullen'nın kızı öylece terk etmesi bana biraz aşırı geldi itiraf etmeli...more
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...more
I am pleased to say that at this point I'm still enjoying Ms. Sinclairs work. No annoying patterns of repetition, just another clean, well crafted story. Oh how I love to read the words she writes. Her definetly impresses me as someone that is genuinely enjoying what she does and it carries over into her work in every aspect I see.
Master Cullen. Well, let me just say, this character makes me feel like I'...more