Beneath the Scars
Pregnant at sixteen, Josie learned the hard way about men and their empty promises. She picked herself up and is raising her eleven-year-old son. By herself. And that’s the way she intends it to stay. Unfortunately, her impressionable boy becomes fascinated by the scruffy, intimidating biker who lives next door.The scars on H ...more
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The three C’s—he had them in abundance: competent, confident, and caring. She’d never been so…attracted…to anyone before.
All of the feels and hot as sin BDSM romance combine for another incredible addition to the Masters of the Shadowlands series. I will never tire of these books or Cherise Sinclair's words. She has this ability to create a BDSM romance that evokes as much emotion as it does chemistry, and characters that are impossible to forget. Beneath the Scars was no exce ...more
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I loved getting back to the Shadowlands with Cherise Sinclair. This is one of my favorite series and I always get sucked right into the world that is created on these pages. Holt and Josie were both amazing, though I did have some issues with Josie in the beginning when she seemed a little too judgmental. It made me scared that I wouldn't like her at all in the book and it would ruin the reading experience for me. But a few chapters in I came to understand her chara ...more
When I need all the feels of a romance and the spice, Cherise Sinclair is my go to choice. Her "Masters Of The Shadowlands" series is the perfect mix of sweet romance and BDSM kinks and the perfect gateway for romance readers curious about BDSM erotica. (Book 1 is actually #FREE on AMZ ☞ Club Shadowlands
Josie, the heroine, is a writer moonlighting as a bartender and a single mom.
The hero, Holt, is a firefighte/EMT and gets Josie's instant dislike because of his current "rough looks". (T ...more
I was really excited about reading this book. If you’re a fan of the Masters of the Shadowlands, then you know that she has built a great group of characters in this series. That being said, I would highly suggest reading the series in order. ALL the characters in the series so far are in this book and they do have considerable page time. I fear that if you aren’t familiar with them that you’ll really feel lost or not feel the connection enough, so I strongly urge you to read in order if yo ...more
If you’re looking for a romance that will give you all the tingles and all the feels, look no further! BENEATH THE SCARS, the next novel in Cherise Sinclair’s INCREDIBLE Masters of the Shadowlands series captivated me from the very start! Josie and Holt were so beautiful and so poetic together. Their journey to let go of the past and embrace the present was emotional, sexy, heartbreaking, and just…everything! I loved it to pieces, soaking up each and every word while a ...more
As far as I remember Holt was introduced way back in Make Me, Sir. i liked him back then but really grew to love him in the previous book. He's a sweetheart and he deserved his HEA. He got it and it was a sweet story but it just didn't resonate with me the way i ...more
Josie Collier is a single mother to an 11 year old boy. Being a teen when she got pregnant and having no family support until years later, Josie stopped believing in romance and love. She now lives next to her Great Aunt and is a writer of YA books and a ...more
Cherise Sinclair is the 'Master' of this genre. Another 5 ass spanking stars for a Shadowlands book.
Josie is a single mom, pregnant to young and left to fend for herself and her child. Now she budding author and a part time bartender to pay her bills. When she sees one of her new neighbors, the tatted, scarred, big biker, she is immediately on edge.
Holt is recovering for being nearly killed by Uzuri, his friends, stalker. A gnarly scar on his face and stab wounds on his torso, the fireman/ ...more
4 stars ⭐️
Great addition to the series. It was great seeing Holt get his woman. I enjoyed that the miscommunication was not used as a long plot device. Once Josie found out what happened to Holt she went straight away and apologised.
I liked Josie and Holt together. I kind of understood Josie’s issues and I liked how Holt worked around them. He knew when he’d made a mistake and went about fixing it, but Josie was also honest enough with herself to know she had over reacted but wasn’t sure ...more
Silly me, I just read it in my time away from Goodreads this year and hadn't logged it. Disaster averted. ...more
These are the words that first come to mind when I think of this book. As I finished the last page, I just felt…whatever. I've definitely read better books from this series, and I've definitely read worse books from this series. The best, to me, are "Breaking Free" and "Make Me, Sir". The characters just jumped off the pages and the sex was H-O-T!! the worst, to me, are “Mischief and the Masters” and “Dark Citadel” (I cannot for the love of me remember this story. It was THAT boring, pe ...more
Josie has some major trust issues due to her past experiences with what should have been trustworthy male figures in her life. She's raising a son by herself with a great-aunt ...more
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I was really excited about reading this book. If you’re a fan of the Masters of the Shadowlands, then you know that she has built a great group of characters in this series. That being said, I would highly suggest reading the series in order. ALL the characters in the series so far are in this book and they do have con ...more
What does she do? Why, she gets a job as a bartender at Shadowlands, a BDSM club. 🙄 Okay, I’ll go along.
She meets her hunky Thor neighbor who just happens to be a Master. 🙄 They don’t go out on a date, have limited conversations, kiss, make-out, hell, even hold hands! 🙄 Nope. Not h ...more
I enjoyed seeing all the other couples pop up.
Looking forward to Ghosts story.
Beneath the Scars is the latest Shacowlands novel, and takes place almost immediately after events in the previous book, Mischief and the Masters. Holt is still recovering from injuries he suffered when he was attacked. Fortunately, he has a friendly neighbor - a single mom with a pre-teen son. Unfortunately, she hates him on sight, dismissing him as nothing more than a violent biker. Fortunately, she is hired as a new bartender at the Shadowlands, where Holt ...more
But once these conditions have been set, the romance between Josie and Holt is very well written. Josie is a single mom, ...more
I have mixed feelings about this one. First of all my favorite part of this book was Holt. He has been through so much in the last book and I just really wanted to see him happy. He is so good about being friendly, fair and is a great Dom.
Josie was the iffy part. Some moments I love how she connects to others. How she is able to provide comfort and listen to others. She is a really great bartender for the Shadowlands and adapted well since she wasn’t part of lifestyle before. I also lo ...more
Watching Holt and Josie slowly become a couple was great. I liked that Holt included Carson and didn't run when things got tough and Josie pushed ...more
Cherise Sinclair has a way of creating wonderf ...more
And of course I’m all about the sauce. And the Shadowlands is full of super spicy sauce. This is probably my most favorite bdsm themed series. It’s seems more real, IMO. The toys, the atmos ...more
Beneath the Scars is another winner in the series. The author is my favorite and the stories she writes are wonderfully written with the perfect blend of love, drama and kink.
Holt has been one of my favorites and he's paired with a sweet submissive who is raising a son all by herself. The couple has a lot of fun but doesn't have the easiest road ahead of them.
I especially loved this book because the other Masters and Shawdowkittens were a big part of it. They were blended into the ...more
There was never any doubt that I was going to love this book. Cherish Sinclair is my favourite BDSM writer because she gets the balance between character development, plot and hot sex right every time. Her Shadowlands books are my favourites and whenever she has a new one out I have to pre-order it and read it on the day, though I always wish I hadn't read it so fast afterwards, because I want to go back a read it for the ...more
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 ...more