Beth must yield to become aroused, but she's too scared to give up control. The last thing she wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom. But that's just what she gets, and exactly what she needs...
A sadistic husband left Beth scarred, inside and out. Only at the Shadowlands BDSM club does she feel like a woman. But her fears limit her to Doms who won't overwhelm her the very...more
Beth is a scarred submissive inside and outside.
Her sadistic husband took advantage of her lack of experience of the BDSM lifestyle. Soon her life became a living nightmare, until she ran away.
Now she is a member of the Club Shadowlands, but she faces several issues. She is scared to let go and to trust. Thus, she always ends up with less experienced Doms that neither scare her, nor make her feel desirable.
When Master Nolan takes Beth under command, Beth is sure this will n ...more
This, the third installment of the Masters of the Shadowlands series is every bit as good as the first two, and in my opinion, even better. I’m a huge fan of the Romantic Suspense genre, so I really enjoyed the action/adventure aspect to this story.
After a failed attempt at escape almost cost Beth her life, she has finally gotten away from her sadistic husband, Kyler Stanton, who has left her badly scarred, both inside and out. Free and on her own, hiding from the man she is terrified of, she t ...more
♥♥♥ 3.5 Stars ♥♥♥
This story follows Beth, a woman scarred by the abuse of her monster of a husband. She is free from him but she doesn't really feel all that free. She hasn't felt like a woman in a long time. She goes to Club Shadowlands hoping to feel arousal again, but she can't seem to get past the fear of her past. That all changes when Master Nolan takes her on as his sub.
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"She was happy, she realized. In fact, she'd felt happier today t
1)Dom Boy sees Sub Girl
2)Sub Girl sees Dom Boy
3)DB gets a hard on
4)SG gets wet panties
5)DB ties and beats/teases/sexes up SG
6)100 pages of kinky sex
This one had a few plot twists and a fuller romance. The connection between the heroes was more pronounced and there were the magic "L" words after all their shit was done so I loved everything about ...more
UGH. Most annoying shit ever. In the first book of the series, there was an overuse of "kitten." I didn't read the second book yet, so I hav ...more
Now first I have to say, for most people, people that have no internal understanding of the BDSM lifestyle this particular book in the series, they would not understand at all!
The heroine is a domestic abuse victim. She was previous married to a Dom that got off on inflicting sever pain (Broken bones, cutting) on his wife in order to get off himself. In the defense of the lifestyle I have to say that this is not common but it does hap ...more
However, the public sharing, public humiliation, group menages, and sadistic violence (side plot) that took place in this book went beyond what I'm comfortable with or enjoy reading. Needless to say, I'm not sure I'll be continuing the series.
I'm grateful The Dom's Dungeon and Mountain Masters series were my firs ...more
I feel like I should be addressing Cherise with Master because she really is a master storyteller. Each book in her Masters of the Shadowlands series gets better than the one before.
In BREAKING FREE, Master Nolan, the darkly seductive contractor finds a lovely submissive in Beth.
However, after two years of being abused by her sadist husband, Klyer Stanton, Beth finds it difficult to trust someone completely and with good reason! Upon her skin, Beth wears the trauma tha ...more
Whilst I very much enjoyed the first two books, this definitely felt like more of a story. This is a journey whereas they were a well linked col ...more
Beth was a submissive – liked being dominated. She married Kyler a sadist. He burned her, crushed her fingers and left scars from whips and knives all over her body. She ran away and is in hiding. She provides gardening services. She comes to the Shadowlands bdsm club. She has a long list of what she will not accept from Doms, but she is never sexually aroused by them. Master Z ...more
Beth is a difficult sub at first, but for good reason. She was physically abused(to the extreme) by her last dom/ex husband Kyler. She ran away from him leaving California and coming to Tampa. She ends up at the Shadowlands. Due to her former abuse, she finds it very hard to trust any dom, let a lone feel any pleasure at all. Master Z finds this upsetting(love me some Master Z :D) and gives Beth an ultimatum: Try with any dom of his choosing(reall ...more
As soon as I started this book, it seemed familiar. Turns out I read it about a year ago. I re-read it (skimming occasionally) to see if I liked it any better than the 2 stars I originally gave it. I didn't.
Beth didn't need a Dom, she needed massive amounts of therapy. The abuse (torture, really) she suffered was awful! I find it hard to believe that lots of embarrassment/humiliation, public s ...more
Very well written, definitely still pushing toward the edge of my comfort zone when it comes to the exhibitionism and a few other smaller details. But I see t ...more
What an amazing story about a damaged, abused, hurt sub named Beth and how a strong and serious dom named Nolan, tries to help her and heal her. I could feel the connection between the two of them from their first encounter. Hot and sexy with a touch of suspense. Loved it!
For those of you that are confused about BDSM or turned off by it, this book details a positive Dom/sub relationship and how BDSM can be used to transform and heal ...more
Ok, firstly, I loved this author's Dark Haven & Masters of the Mountain series. But I can't get going with this one at all, which is a pity as there are so many books in this series. Book one was average, book two I didn't get past a few chapters, and this third instalment was very poor.
Nolan was a dick. Couldn't warm to him at all. Didn't like how both he and Beth were having sex with other people. He briefly discussed hard limits with Beth, but only as they came up. And for s ...more
"Great characters, wonderful story. Whether you're into BDSM or not, this is the book to read! Hard to put down!"
Cherise Sinclair knew how to twist your emotions into a giant, tangled knot where you hurt along with the heroine (and root for her all the way) or melt at the gentleness and understanding exhibited by the big and strong hero who knew what she needed.
Nolan King is an irresistible hero, especially when seen through the heroine's eyes. Irresistible not because ...more
Very good still. I still loved Nolan and how he was so conscious of Beth at all times. He understood her fears and never once raised his voice, just waited her out and let her make her own decisions.
The break at the end hurt to read, especially knowing how far Beth had come
This was very well done. When a sub has suffered abuse in a previous relationship or somewhere in their past, sometimes the BDSM would just appear more abuse heaped on. Not in this case. I felt so much for ...more
Beth had an excruciating past with her husband/Master who she is on the run from. She has so many physical & emotional scars that I have to praise her for even attempting to stay in the lifestyle.
I've read al ...more
No ‘third times a charm’ requirement for the third book in this series. They have all been charms to me and I’ve enjoyed reading them.
Master Nolan…what to say…”The man simply radiated force, his bearing supremely self-confident.” and “With him, dominant was more than a term; it was who he was to the bone.”
Beth…God was a strong woman. To have gone through HELL and kept on going. To have put herself out there again and not given up all HOPE. (view spoiler)[To have ...more
I was in the mood for some good old fashion hetro BDSM, extra hot, so I took the advice of just about everyone here at GoodReads and read this book by Cherise Sinclair. It was indeed hot, the BDSM intense, the Dom a sexy beast... BUT, I just couldn't get past the "club" and "party" aspects of the setting. Public sex freaks me the fuck out. And since the female MC didn't trust the male MC enough to be alone with him, all their sexual encounters were in public ...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