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If Only

(Masters of the Shadowlands #8)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  8,842 ratings  ·  604 reviews
After the last fiasco, Sally gives up. She’ll never find a Dom of her own. Instead the computer whizz is job hunting in between bending the law—just a bit—to unearth the bastards who’d enslaved her friends. The clueless cops and Feds obviously need help.

FBI special agents, Galen and Vance, have waited to play with Sally for a long time. When the mischievous submissive retu
ebook, 432 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Loose Id, LLC
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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4 "Please, Sir! Spank me 'til I can't sit down" stars!!

Cherise Sinclair's BDSM themed Masters of the Shadowlands series is an auto-buy for me. I love the bossy, demanding Masters and their subbies, and all the trouble the little imps get into, even though they know the rules! Or maybe because they know what the punishments will be!

In this installment we see Sally finally get her happily ever after with those crazy sexy FBI agents, Galen and Vance. Talk about yummy! I'd love to b
Sophia Triad
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The computer nerd and her two FBI doms. matter what she’d done, a little subbie shouldn’t keep secrets from her Doms.
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Please tell me that she'll get both agents!!!!!

***********Finished 17/11/2013***********

Will review it at some point...Maybe!

**********1st re-read 13/08/2014**********

Still too bored to write a review but damn... what a book! I seriously want these 2 guys as a gift this year.

Jul 18, 2012 rated it liked it

** 3-3,5 STARS **

“You get only what we give you, pet. And you take everything we give you.”


Holy hell...

I've missed Cherise Sinclair's crazy, sexy, rough world!

I can't say I've been a big fan of Sally, hence my incredibly late joining into the party (The book has been out for almost 2 years...yikes!), but I have to say both Galen and Vance were damn PERFECT.

I just wish (view spoiler)
☆ Sammy ☆彡
5++++++++++++ Star Review to Come! <3
I have always have problems with the rating of this series. I am having even more difficulties with this book, I think I have changed the numbers of stars I gave it a couple of times now. It is definitely between 3 and 4. Maybe 3.5, I don’t know!

All the books of this series are very similar, but they are very addictive. In my opinion, they show BDSM relationships in a very clear, honest and healthy way. They are also very instructive. Furthermore, they make a discernible and effective distinctio
"'If onlys' will drive you mad."

If Only tells the story of sassy sub Sally and Co-Doms Galen and Vance, both FBI agents and new Shadowland Masters.
For months, they'd watched the little sprite. Never silent, never modest. She didn't submit gracefully. Both he and Vance had wanted to take her on. Nothing serious - they didn't do serious - but just for the challenge.
The first thing they noticed when Sally returned to the club after a month-long absence was that her bubbling enthu
DNF at 70%

I realized this just now that it's nobodies fault, but mine. I can't be mad at the author, she's just doing her thing and I'm passed that anyway, or at the girl that send me very lovely PM and convinced me not to give up on Shadowlands just yet, saying that this installment is different from C. S. previous Shadowlands books, that I will love it. But here I am, giving two stars to yet another of Shadowlands submissives and Doms.
I know I've said that in my review for #7, but I will say
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm-kink-menage
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Re-read 3/21/18
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***2 Stars***

This is the book that doesn't end. Yes, it goes on and on my friend...

Sing along if you know the song.

I'd been looking forward to this book featuring bratty trainee, Sally, and the two mysterious FBI Doms, Vance and Galen, for a couple of books now. Unfortunately, this book fell completely flat for me.

Most of this 400+ page book is the same repeated conversations. Sally needs to share her feelings, neither guy is looking for a long-term relationship, hmmm maybe they do want a long
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm-erotica
The tuneful vivacity of Beth Ditto pushed me into the sinister yet widely familiar interiors of Shadowlands , once again for the eight time; wondering if I needed another round of the sultry Lana Del Rey before the Shadowkittens make way for ménage à trois . The odour of moist leather clobbering my senses as I saw Galen detouring a delusional Sally. Fucking hell, the brat was back! I did not care a rat’s ass for her bloody story. Vance and Galen desired for Sally regardless Master Raoul ire and ...more
Sep 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Notes prior to book release:
I have to say, I am pretty excited about Sally's book. It is about time that a club's Sub has a story. It frequently seems that many BDSM books revolve around introducing a BDSM virgin to the D/s lifestyle, but rarely is there a story of a HEA for a career sub. Don't they deserve to find someone too?

Throughout the series, Sally always seems like she is having such a good time and appears to not be riddled with insecurities and past horror stories which have made her t

I feel like I’ve waited years for Sally and the Feds’ book but trust me when I say the wait is worth it! There was a lot of anticipation, nervousness and excitement as I jumped headlong into this book. Writing a long series and having all the characters interact with one another makes readers very, very eager. The author has built a family and readers have come to expect certain things from the characters. But as I read the opening scene of this book, a sense of familiarity and comfort retur
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

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Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
“You get only what we give you, pet. And you take everything we give you.”

Oh Sally, who knew it would take two men to tame you.

Sally finds herself in trouble yet again and the only ones who can keep her safe are the two men who scared her away. Her anger is her best defense and as much as she fights it, she really has no choice but to accept their offer; after all, why can’t she have a little fun, knowing the Feds are all about a good time and against anything permanent.
P.A. Lupton
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it

Sadly, I have to admit I was a bit disappointed in this novel. I love the Shadowlands books and was really looking forward to Sally and the Feds, but it fell it a little flat for me.

I think one of things that initially bothered me was the relationship Sally had gotten herself into. It didn’t fit anything about her personality. Last time we saw Sally the Feds had given their ominous warning and I was prepared to dive into that. Instead, Sally has taken a month away from the Shadowlands to be in a
Book #8 in the "Masters Of The Shadowlands" series by Cherise Sinclair featuring Doms Galen & Vance and bratty sub Sally.

First and foremost I don't think I ever have or ever will read a book by this author that I won't love so that goes without saying. As to my personal summation of the actual story that I usually do. I'm so very sure it will be done by many and in many different ways so I'm not doing that myself. If you're a fan of this author you'll read this one regardless. As to standalone
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Finally Sally receives her story! Sally is the bratty sub who taunts and plays practical jokes on the Dom and Dommes in Shadowlands. Sally doesn't think she will ever find a Dom to keep her. She struck out with her last Dom, Frank. She kicked his abusive ass out and is debating if she should even stay in the lifestyle. The problem with Sally is that she needs two Doms, not one. Fortunately, FBI agents Galen and Vance have their sights set on Sally. They do a good job of penning her in and taking ...more
The BookChick
My Rating: ★★★½
GOOD: The characteristics of a 3 star book include: interesting characters, a decent storyline, and unique story elements; there was something about the story that I didn’t completely connect with; the book is a solid read. I would recommend it to a friend.
My Thoughts:
Let me just preface my review by saying that I love Cherise Sinclair's writing. Her stories are vivid and detailed and draw the reader into the story by pulling on their emotions in some way. The Shadowlands series
Kitten ~♥️ MM series ~
Nov 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Masters of Shadowlands fans
Recommended to Kitten ~♥️ MM series ~ by: Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 'If Only It Was Better' Stars

You never forget your first especially when it introduces you to things you Never knew existed. Made FSoG look like the teddy bear from the Snuggles commercial. The Masters of Shadowlands series is the handbook for BDSM for me. The men in this series are Masters.

You know the book your reading has a true Master/Alpha when:
-you feel like you have to lower your head
-your screaming at the submissive for her bravado moves
-you never question your Master commands.

Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm so glad I reread this! This has got to be one of my favourites in the series and I'd completely forgotten how amazing it was. I read it last in 2013, don't know why I didn't pick it up again sooner!

Galen and Vance are just perfection. I love them, with ever fibre of my being. They top together so well and everything about them makes me melt.

This has everything you can expect from a Shadowlands book; it's funny, sweet and fantastically kinky.

Cherise Sinclair really does write my all time fa
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dec 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Writing style: 5 Stars
"Story": 1 Star
Everything else: 1 Star

I keep reading the books from Mrs Sinclair because they are so well written. But I think I have to stop now.

To be fair, the setting of the story was nice. The feds and Sally went well together but.... this.. I don't even know how to put it into words.
Maybe I am not the target audience? Mid 20th female, normal weight and not broken. I love my family, there was no abuse and yeh I am not broken.
But the BDSM genre teaches me that I have to
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
3.5 stars - I rounded because its one of my favorite MF series. In fact it's just about the only MF I have read lately that isn't noncon/harsh/ageplay/etc.

I liked the plot and the writing, as always, is excellent. Sally seemed to waver for me but I did like the backstory and how this sort of came out and was not an info dump. I love both the guys but their backstory is just not as filled out. I still cannot figure out why they like to do this together - they talk about being bro's and I don't g
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
I've read the first seven books a couple of years ago when I was on holiday. They were fun and the characters were pretty balanced and acted (almost) the way I expected considering their age. This one not so much.

I mean, it's not bad bad. The thing that drove me insane is Sally's behaviour. She is in her mid-twenties, but sometimes she acts as if she's a teen. I am not a huge fan of teen protagonists. I get quite enough of that at my job, thanks. Galen is said to be ten or so years older than he
Denise H.
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Hi, I remember reading this series, (2013) but it was long before I wrote reviews. I loved Cherise Sinclair and her sexy people. I was new to reading BDSM back then, and I've learned so much from my reading since then.
At the time I thought these books were exciting, but I didn't know some of the scenes were not safe and sane.
I still enjoyed them, and was shocked at certain things, and I remember thinking I just don't know enough about the topic.
Cherise gives a detailed, explicit story, with beau
Camila (previously the opinionated Catruler)
Individually, Sally, Vance and Galen are all amazing (especially Galen, I like them broody). But together they are one big, sexy, sometimes cuddly and always funny bundle of perfection.

Ezinwanyi Chinyere
Sally's book was very disappointing. The mouthy, mischievous subbie turned into a turtle ...more
Yael Shalom
Oct 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF at 45%
Boring and repetitive .
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