The Dom's Dungeon
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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! ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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