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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  10,983 ratings  ·  467 reviews

Foster child. Teenage whore. Now a veterinarian, MacKensie's turned her life around, but the scars remain. She saves her affection for the animals who never judge or scorn her, but it's time to get out, move on from her past in Iowa. So, she arranges a vacation exchange to job hunt in Seattle.

Although the house is lovely, one room is locked. Her years in foster care have g

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Published December 29th 2009 by Loose Id, LLC (first published December 1st 2009)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

I just love the books by Cherise Sinclair. They are fun and sexy, and even though they are BDSM, are not just erotic reads. I've yet to meet a Master/Dom I didn't like. They are demanding, alpha males, but at the same time very caring, compassionate, sensitive and all about the woman's pleasure, both physical and emotional. In my opinion, none of her books are hardcore to the point of being intensely uncomfortable. I adore the characters in all of them, but especially in this book.

The basic plot
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4 Stars***

This book was not what I expected.....but in a really good way.

I went in thinking I'd get a bit of


but got so much more, as this turned out to be more of an emotional journey for the leading lady.

Don't get me wrong, the book was


but just not to the level I expect with Cherise Sinclair (disclaimer: I've only read the first 3 of her Master of the Shadowlands books, so that's what I was basing, my now wrong, assumption on). The woman can write emotion just as brilliantly as she can to
I'm struggling to put into words my thoughts and feelings about this book, and at this time I'm not sure I'm able to express them fully. This book was not an easy read for me and I'm not exactly sure why. I end up loving the story, but there were one or two situations involving the hero an heroine, Alex and MacKenzie, that made me uncomfortable. I struggled with the way Alex handled those situations. I understand why he did what he did, and regardless if it helped MacKenzie, I still didn't appre ...more
I've always said that I'm not a big fan of BDSM books, but I might have to change my mind after reading this book. Wow! I loved the romance between Alex and MacKensie. His dominance didn't come with pain and humiliation for the sake of it, it was coated with protection and the need to give his submissive what she needed, even though that wasn't necessarily what she wanted. He made me wish for a Dom of my own... Well, kind of. I'd take the good parts and shove the bad parts down his throat, LOL.

Jun 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Tracy by: UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Shelves: z-2010, reviewed
Q: What is a Dom to do when he finds that MacKensie, his short-term house guests, broke into his dungeon and has now sprawled her naked body on one of his spanking benches?

A: That’s an easy one. Spank her, of course!!

The more challenging question is ‘how will MacKensie’s react to this impromptu and subsequent spanking?’ Alas I cannot tell you much without giving away some great parts of the story, but suffice it to say I was pleasantly surprised by how she reacted. This is in large part due to h
Apr 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers, ebook
Upfront warning: this is a BDSM novel. I don’t read many of them since a lot of BDSM novels frequently go way outside my comfort zone. This one was recommended by several different sources so I gave it a shot and I’m pleased I did. Unlike many in this genre, it’s not about the act, it’s about the romance. It’s a very good read.

Mostly this is a relationship novel. The heroine, MacKensie, is trying to escape a past she has been unable to move on from. The hero, Alex, is both kind and caring but de
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ by: Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
2.5 "Frak, she was annoying" stars!

In my years of reading, I've found that a great hero can make a book as much as an annoying heroine can break a book. In the case of a The Dom's Dungeon, both occurred so I shall rate it somewhat neutral.

MacKensie is a veterinarian. We get little character development in her career other than that's what she does. She does a "Exchanges for Vacations" house swap with Alex Fontaine for a few weeks so she can interview for a new job in the Seattle area. Alex has
Jane Stewart
3 ½ stars. Pretty good story to go with the Dom/sub theme. But could have been hotter.

MacKensie (Mac) was in foster care and then forced into prostitution at age 15. After a year she was taken in by a compassionate couple who helped her become a vet. Too many people in her Iowa home town knew about her past and made things difficult. She wants to find a new job and move to Seattle. An internet service matches people wanting to share their homes instead of staying at hotels. She has t
May 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who do not mind non-con
Shelves: romance-erotica
Housing exchange, girl breaks the (legal) rules and agrees to act as guy's girlfriend in Dom/sub relationship to make up for it.

Whatever enjoyment I had with this book went out the window around 25%, when the "no sex" rule got violated pretty much immediately after setting it up. Maybe it could have been "no penetration" instead, but apparently the characters completely forgot about it later anyway. To me, the sex wasn't fully consensual and the way MacKensie was forced to it was just bad. There
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this one get's 5 stars!!! By far the best book Cherise Sinclair I have read yet. Her mc's were both wonderful! I loved Mackensie and Alex. Mackensie had a traumatizing past. She grew up in foster care and had some issues as a teen. A twist of fate brought her to Alex's house in Seattle, many miles away from her home state of Iowa and away from her past. Alex is great. He knows just what Mac needs. Eventually a ghost from her past comes into play, but instead of reacting how everyone else ...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
With this cover, you would think this is a hardcore BDSM book but it is not. In fact, the BDSM is pretty light, as the female lead has to be slowly introduced into the world of BDSM due to a tramatic past.

The story is sugary sweet, down to the very cute mutt named Butler. Again, not what you imagine with this cover.

I liked the story. I liked the sex scenes. I think the BDSM elements are pretty tame compared to other authors but that is not a bad thing.

Overall, a nice read!
Feb 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, erotica, bdsm
Absolutely delicious & delightful!!! Just finished the book & for the first time couldn't wait to wright review!!!
Compelling story with just the right mixture of BDSM with the most erotic sex scenes! This book really had me sucked in from the first couple of pages. I almost felt as if I knew the characters feeling such compassion & excitement for both of them!!! I found myself laughing, on brink of tears & extremely excited (in a hot & sexual way)!!! Most of all I just didn't want to stop turnin
NhaughtyV says Damn the Zon Save the Reviews
The Dom's Dungeon was good, not one of my favs, but I would recommend if you enjoy BDSM with a HEA. I found Mac's character a little annoying. She's w/the owner of a BDSM club, Alex, & she's afraid to tell him about her past? Uh, he's kinda seen or heard it all! HELLO! He's a BDSM club owner! But if you ignore that part of the story, it's really hot! Alex & Mac's story is a lot like Pretty Woman only with a LOT of kinky sex. He's a rich man, she's a former hooker (who by the way was able to go t ...more
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book flowed a bit slower than the other books by C. Sinclair. but it was good, Mackenzie a vet is moving to a new town to get away from her past and every body knowing her past. She looks for a new start and partakes in a house switch for vacation or in her end looking for a job.

The man who exchanges homes with her is rich , very rich, but while in the airport he attempt and suceeds saving a elderly woman who has been robbed of her purse and he gets stabbed in the shoulder, so now he has m
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
God, that was an annoying read.

Honestly, if I read another "I healed my psychologically broken girl through a spanking"-book in this lifetime it will be too soon. I'm so tired of BDSM being a cure for trauma in books. I feel like that storyline has been done to death and this book had the unfortunate timing of coming my way at this point in my reading journey.

MacKensie annoyed me. She was supposed to be 28 and a doctor of veterinary medicine, but she acted like a child. She was very immature (he
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved The Dom's Dungeon. If you loved Fifty Shades and Bared to You but felt that you wanted a little more BDSM, this is the story for you. Millionaire alpha male Dom meets pretty, smart sub with a past.

I am a huge Cherise Sinclair fan and have devoured all of her books over the past 2 weeks. The Dom's Dungeon is in my Top 10 BDSM favorites along with a few of her other books. LOVED IT!
What can I say?? - This is another fab book by Cherise Sinclair....I just love her sexy Alpha Doms and often find myself drooling and wishing I was the sub ;)

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Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: BDSM lovers!
Recommended to I ♥ Bookie Nookie ( by: UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~*
Now this is my kind of reading! THE DOM'S DUNGEON combines the sweet side of BDSM with romance and tortured souls... What's not to love about that? I have a sweet spot for any story where the damaged and innocent heroine prevails.

Being mentally battered and forced into prostitution, as a teenager would be enough to make anyone have regrets and fear the day her secret is exposed. Adult Mac is practically a virgin, but when someone uncovers her secret in her small town, she uproots her life in se
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
Jun 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of BDSM
I have to get this off my chest. Honestly why would you want to subject yourself to the shite that these Doms and Subs do? Really? Kneel on the floor while Master takes a seat? Dont talk unless spoken to and punishment. Im ALL for erotic novels, you name it, Ill read it but these BDSM ::shakes head: just get me all riled up!

So okay if thats what tickles your fancy - sweet! Go for it! but not me.

Now I have said that. The book was a good, quick read. Not quite believable. How desperate doES someon
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
Reread and probably not for the last time!

Cherise’s stories have it all: great plot, lovely (main) characters (and interesting side characters), well described BDSM and always a sizzling hot connection and great sex.

Dom’s Dungeon has my favorite blend of inexperienced, strong and stubborn sub who finds a patient, experienced and unwavering Dom. Another great thing about Ms. Sinclair’s books is how she blends real life themes and issues- in this case how unforgiving society is towards childhood m
Rin W. Vitale
4 Victoria-stars!!

"It will be my pleasure to teach you," Victoria said. "And as for thanking me? Since you already have a Butler and now a Chef, I believe it's time to start on grandbabies. Brown eyes or blue, dark hair or light-I'm quite flexible."

... Victoria's smile warmed for a second before she frowned at her son. "Human grandbabies, Alex. Human."


This book was such a nice surprise! Because I went blind into this! And for those of you who has read the creation of Ms. Cherice, I belie
Willow Brook
Feb 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Does anyone else have blackout Kindle purchases? I'm not even sure how I ended up with this book but I'm sure Goodreads is to blame. At any rate, I never read this author before and I'm not a fan of BDSM. Despite that, Sinclare was able to write the story in such a way that I could definitely see the appeal. Of course, it helps to have the perfect Dom who is always in control of his emotions, always thinking of his sub's needs, with his head screwed on straight and never erring in how he treats ...more
The Dom’s Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair

This was a very good stand-alone story. The story flowed easily and I liked the pairing of Mackensie and Alex. The opening scene when they first met was a laugh. The saying 'start as you mean to continue' comes to mind.

I liked Mackensie’s sense of humor and her constant ‘Frak’ swearing. Her reference to Star Trek was a hoot… “Undoubtedly, protest would be futile. She was being assimilated and liked it no more than Captain Picard had.”

Alex came from money but
May 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
I presume you know what the book is about. I'm letting you know what I liked or disliked about it.

Another great story by Ms. Sinclair. She continues to write well, without repetition and as I've come to count on her characters are well developed and inevitiably their stories strike something within my heart I have yet to be able to describe. All I can say is I have come to look forward to the range of feelings I'm certain to experience as the characters stories unfold before me.

MacKensie's past
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, adult, erotica
This was a sad one and made me tear up for MacKenise. Her experience of love and how to show affection is pretty messed up. In one of the scenes, her despair and child like understanding of being loved just broke my heart. A good read of a woman coming to terms with her sexual needs and independence.
Clown Fish
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorite-s
K so silly me decided to start reading this book at 8 2 am my husband rolled over n STOLE MY I-TOUCH from my claws and hide it from me so I would get some sleep!! Woke him up at 6 am so I could finish my book!! Love this book, the story everything. I think Cherise Sinclair is one of my new Favorite Authors!!
I am only leaving this book unrated because I feel it was a good book but it just wasn't for me. I wouldn't feel right to simply give it a low rating when the book was true to its description and had a good storyline but just didn't appeal to me. ...more
Jennifer Probst
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book - definitely one of my favorites. I can't seem to read enough of Sinclair - she is my new fav author! ...more
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, bdsm, erotic-romance
The title may be guaranteed to raise eyebrows, but the story isn't half as risqué as you'd think - it's rather sweet actually.

MacKensie has had a hard life, experiencing the worst kind of foster care before becoming a teenage prostitute. After being severely beaten by her pimp she was rescued by a kind old vet and his wife who took her in and gave her the first home she'd ever known. Now with her own veterinary degree, she is on her own again after the death of her mentor, living in the house he
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance lovers who like a bit of kink with their love!
Recommended to * Kazzy * -aka Stryker- by: GR Friends
Another great book by Cherise Sinclair, who is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.

The Dom's Dungeon is the story of Alex, (a wealthy, BDSM club owner) and MacKensie (a Vet) who meet when they are both part of a 'house-sitting' exchange programme. The couple agree to swap houses as they have business in each other's towns, but due to a problem at the airport Alex never makes it out of town and ends up back at home with MacKensie (Mac). When Alex arrives home, he finds Mac has discovered hi
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