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Servicing the Target

(Masters of the Shadowlands #10)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  4,049 Ratings  ·  446 Reviews
A discharged Army Ranger, Ben considers his job as a BDSM club security guard to be an excellent hobby. He’s never been tempted to join in. But everything changes when the notorious Mistress Anne inadvertently reveals the caring heart concealed beneath her Domme armor.

Now, he’s set his sights on the beautiful Shadowlands Mistress. Maybe he’d considered himself vanilla, bu
Paperback, 340 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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1.75 cheese 'n sap stars. Interview posted July 31, 2015

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Alter ego: Let's introduce the heroine.

Baba: Oh, she is one of those. *makes frowny face*

Alter ego: Huh? What do you mean?

Baba: The kind of heroine who says...I don't do emotion. I don't do 'love' relationships. Well. I don't want to stereotype but it's a reaction readers would expect from a tough guy, not a woman. Come to think of it, Anne is such a tough chick. She can bring down any hardass guy with her own hands or a cute firearm. She
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 Stars

I'm going to hurt you, Ben- because this is what I told you I'd do. And because this is what you obviously want me to do."

I'm not typically a fan of Domme heroines, but when it's Cherise Sinclair writing it, it'd be a sin for me not to at least attempt it. Well imagine my shock that I can now say that this may have easily been my favorite Shadowlands book yet. Of course it figures that it would be this author that will not only make fall in love with the story and the characters but a
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
**** 4,5 stars ****
"Are you going to lie there and take what I do to you?"
"I’m all yours, Mistress."

I hardly read erotica anymore and when I do, I expect it to be excellent. And thank god, it was. This is first time for me reading this author, but if I ever wish to read some BDSM, I will definitely check other books in this series. I also have never read a BDSM book were the main dominant was a SHE, so I was a little hesitant in the beginning, but damn, what a terrific dominatrix she was.

Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 “Blissful.” stars
“I do love this body you’ve given me to play with,” she murmured. “Are you ready for me to start?”

Mistress Anne and Benjamin are as different as night and day. She is the Domme of the Shadowlands, and known for her enjoyment in turning her males into gelatin and feared for her sadistic tendancies. A bounty hunter by day and a Mistress by night, life should be perfect.... right?!?

Benjamin is a discharged Army Ranger who is as vanilla as they come, he keeps busy between betw
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If there is one author that never fails to mark me, it’s Cherise Sinclair. I have apprehensions, preconceived ideas even. (Don’t shoot me, I’m just human!)
I couldn’t think I would enjoy a BDSM story with a Domme as the heroine but as it turned out, I was WRONG.

Why? Because I read romance and erotica as an escape and I need my reads to make me feel GOOD. I need something more than just the discovery of a story and characters. I need to be able to identify myself at least a litt
Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress  #

** 4 “my tiger” STARS **

“Are you going to lie there and take what I do to you?”

“I’m all yours, Mistress.”


The Queen of BDSM Romance, our Cherise Sinclair, did it again.

Simply beautiful... Not being a big fan of Dominatrix/submissive couples, I was worried I might not enjoy this one much...but I unexpectedly LOVED it!


“Mistress, if pain pleases you, I’m willing to give it a try.”

♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Finally the long awaited femdom book comes from Ms. Sinclair and it's a doozy. A fan of Ms. Sinclair, her gateway to BDSM books consistently tickle my fancy. Her dominants are dreamy. In this one, Mistress Anne takes the lead and she's a strict domme. Used to submissive boy toys who follow formal protocol, she tries something different when former army ranger Ben asks to submit.

This book pulls me completely in and moves me. I physically hurt for Anne. Anne is a complex woman who needs to control
Jun 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: b-read-bdsm, reviewed
I liked it.

Originally, I though I wouldn't like this book due to the woman being the Dominant part, instead of the other way around, which is usually my preference. I though that I would loose interest. However, as I read I was able to enjoy the story much more than I though thanks to being able to connect to the characters though their vulnerabilities and moments of intimacy. Cerise Sinclair did once more a good job, giving us a story with a nice romance and relatable and likable characters.

May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm

SOOOOOO good!!!!!!!!!!

Once again, Cherise Sinclair has written a wonderful story. I really enjoy the Shadowlands series. Love the characters and getting to see glimpses of past couples from the series.
She has an excellent way of explaining the BDSM lifestyle to anyone who doesn't truly understand how it works.
Her male characters whether they are doms or submissives have so much character and warmth. They are strong, sensitive, protective and caring.
And her female characters are strong , vulnera
Ben must read. A lot. Did the man have to keep getting more attractive?

Anne is a sadistic Domme at the Shadowlands and Ben is the, seemingly, vanilla guard dog. For years Ben has watched Mistress Anne come and go from the club and longed after her. Finally working up the courage he approaches her about becoming her submissive. But Anne needs a slave and Ben isn't sure he's up for the challenge.

Masters of the Shadowlands will forever be one of my favorite series. Somehow these books just kee
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-read-2, bdsm, arc
Even if I didn't like the story I think I would have given this book a 5 star rating because we see how Kim and Raoul's relationship is going through Kim's point of view. They are my favorite couple in the series and I love them so much! They have made so much progress! (Not that the other couple's haven't). I hope we will see them more. To be fair, I love all the couples in the series, but Kim and Raoul have a special place in my heart. Master Z and Jessica are finally parents! The birth is fun ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

There’s no better place to be than back at the Shadowlands. SERVICING THE TARGET is a book that I’ve been looking forward to since Mistress Anne stepped into one of the scenes in the previous books. She carries so much power and femininity that you can’t help but feel drawn to her. I was very much looking forward to see how Sinclair would portray her since she is a Domme who also enjoys administering pain.

The hero, Ben Heugan, however is someone we don’t know too much about. Ben is the Shadowl
When Ben, Z's/the Shadowlands' "guard dog", notices Mistress Anne entering the club looking a bit worse for wear, he can't resist telling her how he feels about her dangerous job. She quickly lets him know, "... when I want your opinion about my occupation, [Benjamin,] I'll beat it out of you." His physical reaction to her comment was quite surprising. No matter, he's vanilla, she's not and she wouldn't dare mess with Z's employee.

Later that evening, Z insists Ben take Anne home after she'd unde
Beanbag Love
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm giving this one four stars even though I was annoyed by the female lead a number of times. I found her to be whiney and lacking the things I've always liked about the doms in this series.

There were some great scenes, some hot scenes and even some very poignant scenes. (view spoiler)

There were also far too many scenes with Jessica. She is the most annoying character in almost any ser
Cherise Sinclair is back with her addictive, masterful, and beautiful writing in the latest addition to the Masters of the Shadowlands series, SERVICING THE TARGET. I wanted to devour and yet savor this book. I wanted to stay up all night and finish, but I didn't want it to end. Such conflicting emotions and I didn't even start. Once I began, I knew I had to take this slow. The depth of emotion that Sinclair puts in her books and in her characters blow me away. It overwhelms, it consumes, it dom ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
I'm so happy that I got over my dislike of Femdoms, or that I at least tried this book. Ben and Anne are really great and I loved catchig up with some of the others.
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, read-2015
Servicing the Target (Masters of the Shadowlands #10)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Expected publication: July 28th 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With Mistress Anne & Ben!!!!!!!!!

MISTRESS ANNE AND BEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cherise certainly has a way with words. Her writing style paints a great picture and her characters are well developed.

I'm all for females Dominants but had a hard time reconciling Anne's actions. Especially the fact, that her need to hurt men steamed from childhood issues. And likewise, once she overcame those issues her sadistic streak subsided.
To quote Anne - "But yes, as my anger at men died, so did my enjoyment of hurting them."

I was told this story can be read as a standalone, but a lot
Full disclosure: this was my first time reading a BDSM book with a Domme as a central character.

I'm all for intelligent, empowered woman that kick ass and make no apologies for it, so Anne, the ex-Marine, ex-cop, current skip tracer strategist, instantly seemed like someone worth reading about. Add in Ben, a combat veteran, world-renowned nature photographer, and part-time security guard, and this book had all the makings for becoming my favourite couple in Cherise Sinclair's Shadowlands series
Jill Myles
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Quite honestly, I wasn't too keen on reading about a Domme...not really my thing. I should have known though, that Cherise Sinclair wouldn't let us down! This was a beautiful story...I loved Ben and Anne together. Definitely one of my favourites of the series.

5 stars
Jul 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one really
Recommended to Steelwhisper by: Donna J
Give me a few days to write a review. It won't be a happy one.
Deb Markanton
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cherise Sinclair's Club Shadowlands series has always been on my top ten list. Each book in the series surpasses the last with multi-layered characters and intriguing plots, steamy sex and accurately portrayed BDSM. But when I discovered Servicing The Target was about Mistress Anne and Ben I was skeptical. Mistress Anne never interested me much. From the little we saw of her in previous books she was a hard ass, scary Domme who preferred pretty boy slaves. No thanks. Ben, other than making the o ...more
I was really worried about this one and have put off reading it for a long time now, but glad that I finally bit the bullet!

I am not a fan of female doms as I like reading about alpha males but Cherise took great care in writing this and somehow I enjoyed it, even the sex scenes where Anne was definitely the dominant. Although Ben is a sexual submissive and agrees to become Anne's slave he still somehow comes across as an alpha male. They have their ups and downs but they eventually manage to co
Ivy Deluca
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: _arc-reads, bdsm
Full review posted on

The Bottom Line
Quite possibly my favorite Shadowlands ever. I love Ben and Anne's a great heroine. Highly recommended if you're into Dommes with a heart and alphas who are submissive in the bedroom.
Vee Paige
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*4.5* Loved the dynamic between the main characters in this one! It's different, but make no mistake, Ben is still alpha. Review to follow.
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A sexy BDSM novel that completely takes the characters on an emotional roller coaster.

Opening Sentence: Bloody hell, she hurt.

The Review:

Servicing the Target is the tenth novel in the Masters of the Shadowlands series. This series focuses on the members of a BDSM club called The Shadowlands. This series is set in Florida and Mistress Anne just happens to have a home along the Gulf Coast. This novel is quite BDSM heavy so be prepared for whip
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Shadow's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

It takes a true artist to craft a world peopled with characters so real you feel they are friends, weave a tale of adventure around them, spice it up with some of the hottest sex scenes to scorch the printed page, and make the reader want to read the book again as soon as its ended. In this case, the artist is Cherise Sinclair, who brings us the story of Mistress Anne -the sadistic mistress of the Shadlowlands and Ben, the vanilla guard who
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Benjamin "Ben" Haugen works at Club Shadowlands as security yet that isn't all there is to him. He's an accomplished photographer. He's had his eye on Mistress Anne for a long while now just doesn't see an opening to get close to her. Anne Desmarais also known as Mistress Anne is also a fugitive recovery agent. Anne gets a lack of recognition from her father for being able to keep up with all the men in her life. Anne recently let go of her slave Joey because she's not able to meet his needs as ...more
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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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  • If Only (Masters of the Shadowlands, #8)
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“Ben - “People and animals and plants will leave you, but the
joy of having them, for however long, is worth the sorrow.”
“Oh, Anne.” Linda slid from the couch to sit on Anne’s right, close enough that their shoulders rubbed as she said softly, “The earth is all about change. The seasons move from summer to winter. The continental plates push up mountains that the weather slowly grinds back down. On this planet, in this universe, nothing stands still.” 2 likes
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