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Master of the Mountain

(Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  16,808 ratings  ·  876 reviews
**New Cover &amp; Reprint Edition**<br />[[ Reprint ]] When Rebeccas lover talks her into a mountain lodge vacation with his swing club, she soon learns shes not cut out for playing musical beds. But with her boyfriend entertaining in their cabin, she has nowhere to sleep. Logan, the lodge owner, finds her freezing on the porch. After hauling her inside, he warms her in his own ...more
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published August 8th 2014 by VanScoy Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2009)
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Rachael Judging by the warning in the description, I would say yes, it's dark erotica.

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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
<br /><br />You know, Cherise Sinclair does such an amazing job of giving us characters who we care about and believable storylines despite the shorter page count. Ive found this to be true in every one of her books that Ive read, and <i>Master of the Mountain</i> is no different.<br /><br />Rebecca is such a sweet young woman and I just ache for her and her poor self image because shes on the plumper side, and has scars on her legs. Shes embarrassed by her body to point of wanting the lights dimmed when having sex, even though ...more
Nov 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3 1/2 stars<br /><br />The book description gives more than a good insight of the story - in fact, it tells the whole story! - so I won't bother writing a plot summary here. I'll just say that the premise was interesting, but I didn't like the way the story unfolded.<br /><br />Rebecca was too hesitant and insecure - so much that I didn't know if she still considered Matt her boyfriend or not when she had sex with Logan. Before anyone shouts "Cheater!" at her, let me explain that Matt and Rebecca had an open relationship ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. From the first page to the last, <i>Master of the Mountain</i> captured my attention, my imagination, and my heart. I feel Cherise Sinclair did a wonderful job portraying the basic and complex components in the relationship between the Dominate and the Submissive. That she incorporated romance into this light BDSM story made it that much better.<br /><br />For me, Logan's character is a greatexample of a responsible and good Dom. He recognized Rebecca's (Becca) submissive nature, ...more
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute, fast, forgettable.<br><img src="" class="gr-hostedUserImg"><br><br>It's exactly what you expect it to be. Bad bf, hot new guy, even hotter sex and love. Not awful, if this is what you're looking for.<br><br>
Hot, sexy and kinky. Mild BDSM, nothing too crazy beyond some tying up, a bit of spanking and some hijinks in the woods while tied to a tree (sign me up for a screaming orgasm too please). Oh yeah, there was a public nookie scene at a "club". <br /><br />I enjoyed the author's writing style and plan on checking out her other work. No mnage was included for those who are not a fan of the heroine sandwich. ...more
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Since it seems I won't be writing a review, something that made me laugh...<br><br><img src="" class="gr-hostedUserImg"><br><br><img src="" class="gr-hostedUserImg"><br><br><img src="" class="gr-hostedUserImg">
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
<br><b>**3.75** stars</b><br><br>Another great Cherise Sinclair series for me to dive into! BDSM in the Mountains? Sex and scenery? SOLD!<br><br><img src="" class="gr-hostedUserImg"><br><br>Logan was a toe curling, Dominant mountain man teaching a new to the lifestyle and self conscious Rebecca how to accept her body's cravings. This was a perfect blend of smut and story and just what I wanted. <br><br>However, two things didn't quite get this one to 4 stars:<br><br>1. I feel like the story started abruptly. Don't hear that often, do you? The presentation of the swingers weekend idea ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
<b> Posted on <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Under the Covers</a></b><br /><br />In the time it takes you to say BDSM, I already finished this book.<br /><br />If you are looking for an erotica romance author who delivers each and every time you open a book, then Cherise Sinclair is your girl. While the Masters of the Shadowlands may be my favourite series by her, this series Mountain Masters is another great BDSM escape for readers.<br /><br />Rebecca lets her boyfriend, Matt talk her into taking part in a swingers getaway at a mountain lodge. Feeling unfulfilled in her ...more
Aisling Zena
<b>4 stars</b><br /><br />I wasn't planning on writing a review for this book but I find myself needing to say a few things..<br /><br />First a very big thank you to Cherise Sinclair for her authors note. It starts like this : <br />"To my readers, <br />This book is fiction, not reality and, as in most romantic fiction, the romance is compressed into a very, very short time period. <br />You, my darlings, live in the real world and I want you to take a little more time than the heroines you read about."<br />There's more after this which was also ...more
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was so good! Better than My Liege of Dark Haven. I'm kinda reading out of order but that's okay. I loved Rebecca, she was such a kind and sweet woman. Made to feel self conscious about her figure, she endures being in the wrong relationship with douchebag Matt. Then to meet and submit to Logan...who's pure MALE. I'm glad she was made to feel worthy of who she was and be cherished for everything she is. Logan was incredible! Such a patient and tender Dom that suffers from PTSD all alone. <br />The ...more
Sep 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, scorching-hot, pain
This one started out really good and then it took a turn that did not appeal to me. I liked Logan initially, and the relationship that developed between him and Rebecca. Then he got pushy and kept telling her that this is what she wanted, and maybe she did, but that's not the way the author portrayed it. Rebecca was clearly disturbed by what he was doing to her, and that didn't stop Logan. Very confusing and a bit harsh. I also didn't care for the swingers portion of the book. Not sure if I will ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is pure pure sex. I feel like being introduce to the world of bdsm. The story is minimum. No character development. Just sex. The sex is hot. Searing hot. Like a fire. Its delicious. <br /><br />If only the story can support the character development, it can be more good. <br /><br />4 stars
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm not usually one for bdsm books, but this one was pretty good and well written. I enjoyed both the strong heroine (who finds out that she's a sexual submissive) and the studly Dom hero who owns the mountain retreat where they meet and awakens her sexually. This was a quick read, it was hot, but the heroine's low self esteem regarding her plumpish body was starting to get on my nerves. This is my first read by this author and I'll definitely look for more. 4 solid stars
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
What an adorable story!<br /> <br />Actually it started off as a-okay. The Heroine happens to fall for a guy who is a gentleman (in her eyes, not mine) who can give her a life of happiness, except Matt is a terrible bed lover. Matt makes a suggestion to explore their sexual side in their relationship, and asks if she'd join him on a Swinger's retreat. This is the first time Rebecca has ever heard of him going to such a place, in which couples, men and woman show up just to have sex with one another. In my opinion, ...more
Rebecca's boyfriend, Matt, is getting a little tired of their sex life. He wanted to spice it up and decided to ask Rebecca to go on vacation with him with his swing club. Rebecca isn't comfortable around the swingers and finds herself without a place to sleep. She ends up sharing a room with Logan one of the owners of the resort where they are staying at. She ends up learning about BDSM and realizes that her kink isn't being a swinger, but a submissive to Logan's dom. Rebecca has a poor self image ...more
Curiosity `killed` the cat...<br />The book was available for free at ARe and I thought I should give this well known and highly rated m/f-BDSM romance a try.<br />Highly rated,yes...but what for? This was mostly lightly kinky how-to-make-a-woman-scream sex,delivered from an all-knowing "I know what`s best for you" Dom in a nondescript,almost boring story.I can barely tolerate that kind of Dom in m/m - here it made me want to punch his lights out...<br />Will give it no rating since I usually just read m/m and don`t ...more
Emily Crow
Oh, the things I will do for a reading challenge. BDSM romance is a category for the 2017 Unapologetic Romance Readers challenge, and when I first came across this book it was free on kindle, so I decided to grab it, even though I will be the first to admit that BDSM is not one of my faves. To start with the positive, the book was fairly well written and I enjoyed the mountain setting. Some of the sex scenes were interesting, and the author did a good job of explaining the lifestyle. However, I ...more
This was one of my first "BDSM" books several years ago and I still love it. My tastes have changed and I don't seek out this type of content but I am happy to re read this one occasionally. Not sure why my current triggers are not tripped by this book. But they are not. Even though the triggers are there. My safety gang friends should probably stay away but can ask me if they have specific questions.
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
My first exposure to Cherise Sinclair and MY OH MY!! What a wonderful surprise!! <br /><br />I loved her author's note: "Good Doms don't grow on trees"<br />She had me right there and I simply could not go to sleep without finishing Logan ( LOVE the name by the way) and Rebecca's story. <br /><br />I want a Logan! With scars and that killer look! <br /><br />AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON SIMON!!! Does he have a book??? I pray baby Jesus he does!! <br /><br />But let's get it on with Jake!!
The first book in the <i>Mountain Masters</i> series by Cherise Sinclair. Erotica with bdsm elements. I usually prefer more plot but for what this is, I liked it. I'm not a big fan of this genre but I do like to venture into it occasionally and see what's up. Hmmm, not sure if that's the right phrase to use. LOL.
Jill Myles
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cherise Sinclair is my new craaaaack.<br /><br />ETA - So I liked this one, but I didn't get the HOLY CRAPS EATING MY BRAIN vibe that I did from the others? I think maybe I failed to connect to the heroine. I'm still up for reading the next one in the series, though! Can't wait!
Angela James
I read all of Cherise Sinclair's books back-to-back while I was sick with a cold. It's clear that they are imminently readable and have a definite spark, since I read them back to back, so I thought it was only fair that I explain on at least one of the books why I rated them all as a 3. I don't consider a 3 a bad grade at all, but if I'd read these books separately, with months in between, I think I may have rated some of them more highly, as a 4. As it is, I think Ms. Sinclair has a talent for ...more
Jane Stewart
Lots of tying up, embarrassing, and pleasuring the woman. I would have liked a little more story, but it was good.<br /><br />STORY BRIEF:<br />Rebecca is an artist working for an ad agency in San Francisco. Her live-in boyfriend Matt joined a swingers club. He wants Rebecca to accompany him for a long weekend in the mountains with the swingers club. Rebecca has rarely been pleased with sex, so she thinks shell give it a try. While there, she just isnt into it and does not join in. When she goes to her cabin to sleep, ...more
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: BDSM fans
Hot &amp; Kinky!<br /><br />I've often heard that Cherise Sinclair is a Master at writing BDSM stories, so when Master of the Mountain came up as a book club selection, I jumped at the chance to read something from this new-to-me author.<br /><br />Rebecca and Matt might be compatible intellectually, but physically they are not. We learn this right away when Matt reveals to Rebecca that he has been a part of a swingers group. He asks Rebecca to join him in the next get-together. Rebecca reluctantly agrees to go, but quickly ...more
Jacqueline J
Hmm... Could it be that I don't like erotica as well as I thought? I'm not a prude. I've read stuff like this and even more smutty for most of my life but I think I've decided that all that sexing just gets in the way of a good love story.<br /><br />I did like the characters. I appreciated that the whole BDSM thing was mostly just in the bedroom. I think the way the story was set up as an exploration was really well done. The sex was hot. Most of it worked well for the story. For me however, and I know it's ...more
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca is dating Matt who seems perfect on the surface- but their relationship is really fizzling. Matt is in a club for swingers and Rebecca reluctantly tags along with him for a weekend get away trying to salvage what was left of their relationship... Rebecca realizes pretty quickly that she wasn't cut out for that. While in the mountains she meet Logan- Logan has a dark past from being in the military, nightmares haunt him and he is afraid to get close to anyone. Rebecca and Logan help each ...more
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
I just read this book again. It's one of my favorite Cherise Sinclair books (I love all of them). But I think I've realized that this author doesn't make her men absolute assholes with a heart of gold, that the heroine can save. She does write her men flawed, but they like women, respect women and are protective of them. I also think that Cherise has no problem switching up plot. You don't feel like your reading the same plot over and over. She's the best when it comes to BDSM, in my book.. She ...more
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy bdsm hotness batman, this was awesome!! <br><br>I want me a Logan <br><br><img src="" alt="description" class="gr-hostedUserImg"><br><br><br><img src="" alt="description" class="gr-hostedUserImg"><br><br><br><br><br><span>[image error]</span><br><br><br><br>
Truth be told, this book started off a little too rape-y for my liking. And, because that made me a little rage-y, you guys get a snarky play-by-play of my reactions:<br /><br />About a day into her vacation, Rebecca wakes up in Logan's bed - a bed she did <i>not</i> go to sleep in the night before - with his hand on her breast.<br /><br /><b> <i>"Logan," she whispered, "no." She pushed against a chest as solid as a boulder, and as unmovable.<br />"Becca, yes."</i></b><br /><br />(Because "no" doesn't mean "no" - it's just a coy game us girls like to play sometimes.) ...more
McGee Magoo
<b>"Let me just get the door for you, bro." Jake's voice shook with laughter. The keypad beeped; the door squeaked slightly as it opened.<br /><br />"Thanks." Logan turned to the swingers. He patted her butt. "Mine." His voice had a violent edge she didn't recognize, but the threatening tone came through loud and clear. "And I don't share."</b><br /><br />Let me tell you, I LOVE a possessive hero. It just sets the butterflies off in my belly like crazy. Add to that a hero that is sexy, outdoorsy and suffering from PTSD and I'm ...more
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