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Lean on Me

(Masters of the Shadowlands #4)

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"From beginning to end a sinfully delicious story of one woman's struggle to trust who she is inside and accept herself as well as the love of the man that she loves with all her heart." ~ Book Junkie


Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom. He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She’d given up finding a true Dom when her friend
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ebook, Nook, 220 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Loose Id
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Lisa
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it


3.5 Stars


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Lean on Me is the fourth book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series by Cherise Sinclair. This book is about Cullen O'Keefe and Andrea Eriksson. Master Cullen is the bartender at the Shadowlands Club and I fell in love with his laid back demeanour and sexy smile right from book one. While Cullen did not disappoint in this book, I was somehow let down by the heroine. I could not bring myself to like her all that much.

Cullen is a popular Master at the club as he attracts all the unatta
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
This is the fourth book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series and we finally get to have Cullen’s story. From the beginning, I loved this bartenders laid back manner. His easy, sexy smile and wicked sense of humor has made him one of the most popular Masters at the Shadowlands. Not interested in any kind of relationship that involves commitment, Cullen is content to enjoy the “fruits of his labors” at the club, and as the head of the sub trainee program, he’s got more than enough "fruit" to p ...more
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

**3.25 stars**

I'm beginning to wonder if maybe this series just isn't for me?? Or if I'm going in with too high of expectations?

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I've been looking forward to Master Cullen's story from the very first book. And I'm pretty much left wondering when he'll get a story because this book certainly didn't feel like the Cullen that I got to know over the course of three previous books. There were barely there sprinkles of his personality, but not enough to piece together the man that I thought I knew a b
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Taryn


This review was posted at My Secret Romance

From the moment you meet Master Cullen, there is something seriously alluring and seductive about him. You want more...much, much more of him. When Master Cullen told Kari he'd top her in the second book, Dark Citadel, I was done. The phrase 'hooked, line and sinker', could easily describe how I felt about him.

"I'll top you tonight." -Master Cullen to Kari

Andrea has a bit of a troubled past. She's been on her own since she was young and doesn't need hel
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Aww...What to say about this book... Cullen. Oh, dear God Cullen. He is sooo my favorite this far. I think I fell in love with a book character(again).

My Cullen



Reading about him in the previous books I expected a player, someone who would play hard to get due to "commitment phobia" and I was partly right. He was a player and he liked screwing around until a certain sub walked into his life. I like the fact that in this series the heroes aren't afraid to go after what they want, they don't resist
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Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Cullen looking like Boramir...RAWR! Liked Cullen and Andrea's story but I did have some problems with it...

There was a situation with Andrea and Master Dan(Master Asshole)and Master Marcus took care of it. And then when Cullen was brought aware of it and pointed it out to Master Asshole, he took a step back and felt bad about it. Whatever! Thought they were too harsh on Andrea. Then they blame Andrea and her pride for not crying about it. I was like, SERIOUSLY?!! I would have love to take a flog
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Duchess Nicole
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
I liked Cullen more in the previous books. I guess when he's in 'Master Mode,' its a little harder for him to be a playful guy. However, each book in the series so far gets more and more emotional depth, and bring up some big issues.
Las
Apr 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic, romance
Liked the characters, good story, hot read. Now on to the complaints:

Cherise Sinclair makes the same mistake as many romance authors when writing a Latina/Hispanic character--she has her using random Spanish words to make her seen authentic. To all writers out there...

DON'T DO THAT!

Maybe non-Spanish speakers don't notice, but those of us who do know the language can tell you that there is nothing less authentic than a bilingual character mixing up both languages when speaking to someone who only
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 ~V~
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
OMG!...I LOVE ME SOME MASTER CULLEN!!! YUM-MY!!! Did i say that the last one was my favorite in this series so far? Well this one has just bumped THAT ONE right off the top! There's still not a whole lot of actual "story" per se...it's pretty much just very HOT BDSM sex...with some sweet and romantic parts thrown in...and then MORE HOT BDSM sex! ;)

However, i do like that with each book the author is bringing us a little bit of "life" outside the club. In the last book we got to spend some time a
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comfort
Feb 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Quite liked this story- but did not like the continual use of the word "Dios" just bugged the hell out of me.

I realise she was of Spanish origin and maybe it is because I do not hear this type of language in RL- not being from the US.

I wasn't keen on Andreas personality either.

I did enjoy the smexy scenes, but was wondering why the writer did not give us the full detail of their first night together in his bed. I thought that was a very special occasion and we only get glimpses of it in flashbac
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Olly
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Edit: I feel it's only right to make a note after having read the entire series now. I stand by my words on this book, BUT I'll also kind of eat them too, as Lean on Me has definitely turned out to be the anomaly in this series for me. Almost every single thing I disliked about this book is fixed in every following book. I am absolutely in love with this series as a whole, just not this particular volume of it. Though I didn't like this particular book, I would not advise taking my review on
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Mspink
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Where do I begin... I absolutely adore this author and this series. The stories are always very intense and thought provoking. It is not difficult to become invested in all these amazing characters and the author does a fantastic job of weaving the stories tightly between all of them throughout every book. I'm simply drooling for continuing stories in her other stand-alone books. So, that being said, I was so happy to read Master Cullen's story. The big, intimidating Dom who so easily scared eve ...more
Christy
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love the Masters of the Shadowlands! Let me just say Master Cullen... HOT! Andrea and his story was great! On to the next :D
Kristen
3 1/2 stars

Favorite book in the series.
Rach~The Highlander luverrr
Jul 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
OK people if you are after some super hot..bad ass...sexy as hell. controlling Doms then the shadowlands series is one for you.
A good friend recommended these books and whilst i am a little naive when it comes to BDSM i can honestly say that these books will heat you to the core... I have been lucky in the past and managed to read a few really good BDSM however this book number 4 in the shadowlands was simply "ECSTASY"

Master Cullen is a Bartender/Dom who works at the shadowlands club a private
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Praj
Dec 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm-erotica
Roll me over and fuck me again!! Follow the rules of Shadowlands. Do as you are told or else endure delightful shockers, kittens! Move over Zachary! Master C is here to rule the roost or should I emphasize Cullen’s ability to stimulate pain with every caress of divine pleasure. All through the bartending /Dom activities Cullen comes across as a tender heart veiled behind a rigid persona. Andrea wants a hardcore Dom and desires it real bad. Rough around the edges due to her street endurance credo ...more
Kim O
Apr 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Next to DOM in the dictionary, there has to be a picture of Master Cullen. I've read the first 3 books in this series and I couldn't wait until I got my hands on him. Since he walked onto the page, he's the kind of character you want to know more about. I'm a total sucker for a guy with a good sense of humor (married to one) and Cullen keeps me laughing, whether it's his book or any of the others, he always steels the show with his one liners. But don't let his sense of humor fool you, he is 100 ...more
Angela
I admit I've been looking forward to Cullen's book since we first met the charismatic bartender in the first book Club Shadowlands. He's always seemed so easy-going, definitely my mistake as we (and Andrea) learn here, but I wasn't wrong about his kindness and his innate sexiness.

See my full review at my blog or booklikes
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
I admit I had some troubles with this book. And by troubles I mean, fuck you, Andrea. She's not independent, just irritating. I wanted more for Cullen, Shadowlands' hot and hilarious bartender. It never really felt like Andrea was submissive enough for such a big dom.
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews  ❤️
Feb 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ by: The BookChick
Hoping to start on this tonight.....Cullllllllllleeeeeen!!
C Joy
I wasn't supposed to give this a 5, but I changed my mind at the last minute because I really felt connected with Andrea's character. I love her! She's really kickass. Although the other heroines in the series were independent and sassy like her, she has this certain something, maybe because she grew up in different circumstances unlike Jessica, Kari, and Elizabeth, and to others, from "the wrong side of the tracks".

I was always wondering what type of sub would bring Cullen to his knees (pun int
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Ale Rivero
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
¡¡¡Cullen!!! Creo que he babeado a lo largo de todo el libro con este barman/dom tan sexy XD La relación entre él y Andrea es muy bonita y son tal para cual los dos, una novela espectacular más dentro de la saga y muy recomendable

Relectura: ¡¡¡Cullen!!! Sigo babeando por este muchacho, pero ahora he podido llegar más profundo a lo que lo hace como es, todos sus miedos y deseos ocultos, al igual que los que también posee Andrea y que cada tanto les causan unos cuantos problemas.

Verdaderamente Cul
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Happy
Apr 18, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 This is a good, light, BDSM story. I like the female in this story more than any other female character I've read from this author. She has a strong back bone and isn't overly submissive. I also like the male character. This author always has likable characters. She gives enough of a backstory on her characters to be interested in them, but not enough for me to become passionate about them and their story. I can put down these books rather easily when I need to get something done. This is th ...more
Katya
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spicey
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NiteReader
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, kindle, 2012-reads
Another exciting, sexy read from Cherise Sinclair. Master Cullen is dreamy and although I didn't always like Andrea's characterization, I really liked the storyline. Again, I'm impressed with the way the author incorporates past characters into the plot, it makes for an engaging and heart warming reading experience.
 Anna (Wicked Book Blog)
Nasty and affronting, kinky bastards, (like hell would I submit myselt to that kind of treatment!) but what do I know...
❤️☘D♡K☘❤️
4 stars!!

Loved this one! The interaction between Andrea and Cullen was beautiful! Not my favorite in the series, still nothing to sneeze at ;)

Can't wait for more of this series!
Judi
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, march, e-book, erotica, bdsm
Si, Si Senior!

So I wasn’t going to start Lean on Me (Book 4 in the Shadowlands series) so soon after finishing book 3. Not because I haven’t loved all the books so far - they are some of the most intensely erotic books I have ever read and seriously the Masters at Club Shadowlands are highly addictive. I just planned on taking a little break since there is only 1 more book left in the series and I wanted to delay and savour and extend my series reading experience as long as possible.

Needless to
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KBeautiful1
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two things I really love about a book, first is a brilliant story and second is the ability to capture a subject/theme and expound on causing the reader to fully understand what the author is trying to convey. Author Cherise Sinclair has did that for so many fans of her BDSM series including myself. I was reluctant to read a series about BDSM because my fear was I get this wildly outrageous beating and flogging but never opening up to the real and true relationship nature of a Dom and his Sub. A ...more
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