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Master of Solitude

(Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,983 ratings  ·  179 reviews
Since childhood, Mallory McCabe has dreamed of falling in love with a hero. And then one saves her life. He’s honest…and blunt. Deadly, but filled with pain. Overpowering, yet ever so gentle with her. Oh yes, she’s found her hero. Taking him to her bed is simply…right. As is losing her heart.

How could she have known he’d want nothing more to do with her?

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Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published May 23rd 2017 by VanScoy Publishing Group
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.75 Stars
The decision wasn’t easy. He could damage her. Not her body, but her heart. Her emotions were already engaged, and if he pulled away—again—it would hurt badly. Yet, if she said no, she’d regret it. Forever.

If you've read Master of Freedom, then you'll recall Sawyer Ware, Atticus's brother. While his brother is a Detective, Sawyer is on the opposite side of the law. His sentence for a crime that haunts him to this day is cut short when he gets early release for his help duri
Oh how I've missed this erotic and sensual world that Cherise Sinclair created some time ago. Mallory McCabe and Sawyer Ware were EVERYTHING you guys...EVERYTHING! A tortured soul, and a woman who wants nothing but to heal his heart. This journey was one of passion and emotion. It poured off of every page and I couldn't put it down for even a second.

"Tonight you have a safe word - and nothing else."

MASTER OF SOLITUDE can be read as a standalone, but if you are familiar with the series, then
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Master of Solitude is another remarkable book for author Cherise Sinclair and an exciting addition to the Master of the Mountain/Dark Haven series.

This is the story of Sawyer Ware, who appeared in Master of Freedom as brother to hero, Atticus Ware. Sawyer is also a hero-a fact that is apparent to Mallory McCabe as soon as she lays eyes on him. But Sawyer mistakes the reason for her interest in him and draws away. He keeps finding reasons to get close, then pulls back. He’s lucky his lady is a bi
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, erotic, kink
Well, I finally finished this story, after picking it up and putting it down for months on end. This book was a disappointment to me. The last few of Sinclair's novels in general haven't captured me like her earlier work. I appreciate that she tries to expand her character repertoire, so having Mallory be a strong, undamaged female not particularly in need of rescuing (most of the time), while the male has plenty of issues instead, was nice. I got frustrated with her and Sawyer, though, mostly b ...more
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
A great story as usual - I really liked the characters. Cherise Sinclair just knows how to write a good book!
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults into BDSM and kink.
Another really satisfying story from Cherise Sinclair. This is Sawyer’s story, along with Mallory’s. We first met Sawyer in Detective Atticus Ware’s story, then his brother, ex Navy SEAL, Sawyer Ware, was in here he is, adapting to forming a life outside of prison, but where some townspeople have nothing more than their prejudices whenever they see him. In this, the real villains are the neo-nazi skinhead group, the Aryan Hammers...and I loved Ms Sinclair’s written justice toward th ...more
Maria Dimitrova
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Mountain Masters series. A way to escape the stressful everyday life with characters that everyone would want to have as friends in real life. Because let's face it most of my favourite characters would do awful in the real world. Not to mention that I would get killed because of them in no time. The Mountain Masters & Dark Haven characters make you dream not about what the world would be like if magic existed but about what life could really be. If you have the gut ...more
I liked this one. Mallory was great, loved her ability to judge others for herself and to stand up for herself and others. Sawyer had some baggage, but was working on things. The situation in their small town called on them to step up for what is right and in the end, all was well. There are so many characters who need their stories told, I'm hoping there is more coming in this series!

I listened to the audio and liked it. Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross do a good job with the dual narration.
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EEEP!! Its been a bit since I have read a book in the Dark Haven series but I sure didn’t miss a beat. The men are still super yummy and the ladies are oh so sassy!!

Sawyer is an ex-con who I looking to protect his family from the gang
Finally a good book. I thoughtI was broken there for awhile, I wasn't able to get into anything, but Cherise Sinclair to the rescue!

I liked this book. I probably should have refreshed myself with Atticus and Gin's book first, because I forgot what Sawyer was in jail for. But eventually we learned it. And I have to give props to the author, she didn't give a rundown of what happened in previous books all at once. It came out in bits and pieces, sort of naturally. I can't stand when an author, in
Ivy Deluca
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: _arc-reads, bdsm
3.5 stars
I liked Sawyer and Mallory’s romance. The BDSM scenes are well done (as always) and exactly what I expect from a Cherise Sinclair novel. It can function as a standalone, even though there are alot of characters from earlier books and the new reader may get a bit lost. I would have loved a bit more balance between Mallory and Sawyer, since he has several jerky moments and Mallory is just a bit too zen with it all. That said, I still enjoyed myself and I closed my kindle with a smile. The
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emotions and actions

Mallory is a strong but sensitive women, Sawyer is a ex convict who saves her and a teenager from a gang members assault. Mallory thought she found her hero but he wants nothing more to do with her after their one night stand. What she don't know is that he has his own reasons......

I love this story and I absolutely adore Mallory. Sinclair has a tendency to write about characters that has experienced trauma in their life but this time she has written a strong, well adjusted
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, b-2018-read
Good end

3.75 ⭐️

I really liked Sawyer and Mallory’s vibe – they had a very adult relationship. No hysterics just acceptance and working together. When Mallory appeared during the fight, he didn’t have a kitten, he just moved on and worked towards to common goal. Same when he did something she didn’t like.
I liked that they mainly only used bondage as it gave another side to the BDSM lifestyle, it doesn’t have to be all whips and chains, it’s what works for each couple, and I also liked that with
May 11, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The aura stuff was incredibly incredibly annoying, and completely out of place for this genre of book. The escalation of violence from the gang was ridiculous and so against their own self interest as to be farcical.

Also, wasn't this dude on probation? That whole vigilante kick was utter nonsense and full of self-aggrandization.

This book was actively, awfully, bad. I forced myself to finish and am officially scrapping the author.

I wont put myself through this kind of torture again.
Every once in awhile you'll find an author that just makes your heart melt. This is one of my favorites. Cherise just gets women, and men. If this story doesn't make you feel right, then she's not the author for you. These characters really spoke to me (so many of hers do) because they are "real". ...more
May 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm not going to write a synopsis of the book, but it's really not one of my favorites. I just really didn't care for Sawyer or his brother, Atticus. ...more
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing brilliant loved it !
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These mountain men, and the mountain women, they definitely know how to keep things lively in such a serene and calm place!

As noted, this story is about the group in the Mountains, though we do get a visit to Dark Haven, and I wish we could spend some more time there *hint hint * . We met Sawyer in the last book, he is Attiticus' brother. I think Mallory has been around the edges as well, she has been in town all along, and is a neighbour to Attiticus and the Masterson's.

Sawyer is facing probl
M.L. Sparrow
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
Another Cherise Sinclair book that I enjoyed. :-) I put off reading this series for a while, even though I love her Shadowlands Series, simply because the first two books didn't hook me, however, after reading Not A Hero as soon as it came out, I wanted to continue binge reading some of her books and this and a couple of others were the only ones I hadn't yet read! It was good. Very enjoyable. With her trademark romance that I love and great sex scenes. I really do love how she writes BDSM, she ...more
Master of Solitude tells the story of Sawyer Ware and Mallory McCabe in Bear Flat, California. Mallory is the rare "no rough past" character. While she's friends with those in the lifestyle, she doesn't participate. Sawyer was recently released from prison and the reason has put him, his brother and those they love in danger. Mallory is one who cannot and will not stand by when another is in danger, nor will Sawyer. When their paths cross Sawyer gets the wrong impression. Mallory, who can see au ...more
Deanie Nelder
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ex-Navy SEAL Sawyer Ware has had a rough few years. After leaving the military, he suffered from severe PTSD. He went to prison for driving drunk in an accident that killed his (even more drunk) friend. And he survived being attacked defending his (female) psychologist from escaping prisoners, only to face prejudice against ex-cons upon his release. Contractor Mallory McCabe has never been particularly feminine, but being around Sawyer makes her feel things she's never felt before. But his walls ...more
Paige Turner
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I love all her books but this is my favorite in this series. Sawyer and Mallory were perfect for each other. She was as head strong and determined as Sawyer. It was light on the kink but that's ok. The storyline and the characters were interesting enough characters.
I would also recommend your tissues for this book. I was a little teary eyed by the end.
As with most of her books I could have read more about these two characters.
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have so loved this series and was thrilled when Cherise released this latest one. Mallory and Sawyer make for an interesting couple....she is so calm and accepting....he is broken, has nightmares and just out of prison. They are so good together, she gives him peace and he fulfills all her girlish dreams of being loved and cared for. Another winner from this wonderful author.
Lit Reader
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So happy to have a new release of this series (or any series by Ch. Sinclair)!
This was more romantic and somehow sweeter (maybe milder, if that can be said of any Masters book) than previous books. Characters were well developed and they come across as very real, even if the main couple is made up of two very unique individuals. It was nice too catch glimpses of other couples in town and see everyone's doing well there. There were literary seeds planted about maybe for future main chatacters an
Lynn Thinking out loud
I love Cherise Sinclair 😍😍. Her Mountain Masters series is one of the best out there.
What I loved most about Master of Solitude was that there wasn't a lot of going back and forth between not wanting a relationship and wanting one. There was a little but not much.
Sawyer is a true tortured hero and Mallory is his peace in the midst of chaos.
I highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys a good romance with some danger and steam.
The writing was good along with the story. Cherise knows how to mix it up between the sex and the story. You wont be dissapointed. If you want to read a BDSM book but aren't into the pain aspect this is probably a good book to start with. It dose have some pain involved but it isn't as bad as most. ...more
Big Joe  Rossi
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mallory McCabe has always been a romantic at heart, dreaming of a hero. She may of found him. After a night of the hottest sex, he disappears, she was wrong. Then she sees him more and more and time and again he proves he is a hero but other than sex his interest is limited.

Sawyer Ware is an ex convict. PTSD and a dumb decision cost his friend his life and he paid for it. Now out he is tired of the looks, the stares, the whispered comments. The convict chasers who want to bang the bad boy, the
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
5 exquisite stars!!

Yup!! Yet another stunning entry for Ms. Sinclair!

I cannot seem to get enough of these guys!!

Love 'em!
ML Blair
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sawyers story was a good one. A little different from the rest of the series.
Kay Parker
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Quite frankly, this author never fails to disappoint. She's earned a spot in my favourite authors of all time, for a reason. The sex is always fantastic, and the kink has an edge I always crave. Her characters stay with a reader long after the book is finished, and the plots have a crafty twist.
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A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she’s renowned for writing heart-wrenching romances with laugh-out-loud dialogue, alpha males, and absolutely sizzling sex.

I met my dearheart when vacationing in the Caribbean. Now I won’t say it was love at first sight. Actually since he stood over me, enjoying the view down my swimsuit top, I might have been a tad peeved—as well as attracted. Bu

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