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by Cherise Sinclair
Released: August 28, 2012
Series: Dark Haven #3
Published by Loose ID
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance
Professor Abigail Berns is under quite a lot of pressure. As the threat of losing her job is upon her, Abby jumps headfirst into her last ditch attempt to save her position. She wants to publish a paper on BDSM, but first, she must find people who live the lifestyle that are willing to let her observe them while they engage in their kink. Though Abigail had a boyfriend who is a Dom, she and him have recently broken up. Left with no other option, Abigail goes to the BDSM club, Dark Haven to finds others who can open her eyes to the BDSM lifestyle a bit more.
There she volunteers to be a receptionist, just so she can get immediate access to the club since the fees are too damn costly. With Abigail’s charm and intelligence, she is able to get this job easily. However, it’s the other part of this job that starts to irk her. When the owner of Dark Haven asks her to assist him in a demonstration, no one is more taken aback than Abby. Though her eyes grow wide in fear, behind that is a spark of fascination and excitement…
My Liege aka Xavier Deluc is still grieving over loss of his wife. Since then, he has distracted himself with other slaves and submissives. However, no one catches his eye like Abigail. Cherise Sinclair does a stellar job with Master Xavier. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I should have known that Sinclair would create such a dominating character who simply demands and holds your attention. I loved every single moment of this book! Sinclair is simply the best in the business. I can see why so many authors in the genre look up to her and rush to read her latest releases as readers do.
Not only does she come up with the most unique and erotic sexual experiences in her books, but she also has the emotion to back it up. It simply isn’t about the physical release in Sinclair’s BDSM, there’s also an emotional catharsis to it as well.
For a special Fourth of July retreat, the Doms of Dark Haven set out to the mountains with Logan and Jake for Hunger Games style game, but for kinksters. The Doms are handed these guns with paint in them so that they can “kill” their subs as they run for their lives. Each color of paint stands for a sexual favor (i.e. brown for anal, etc) So, at the end of the game, whatever color ends up on the sub is the “prize” that the Dom gets to claim. Yeah, I know. Cruel, but unbelievably sexy, right? I’m turning into a puddle just explaining it.
But wait! There’s more! Cherise Sinclair explores so much more BDSM in this book. There’s great use of ointment and fucking machines. Of course, toys are a must! But I think Sinclair manages to keep things fresh without having the sex seem over the top.
MY LIEGE OF DARK HAVEN exceeded my expectations. It takes a lot of talent and hard work to maintain such high consistency in a series but Cherise Sinclair seems to hit it right every time. It’s no wonder why she’s at the very top of my auto buy list for this genre! Simply put, Sinclair will thrill and excite you. Master Xavier is so hot, he’ll leave you breathing fire!
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When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, to New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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