I have been meaning to write a review of this book for a long time for amazon readers so now I have the opportunity. Masters of The Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair is one of my all time favorite books. Not only do you get Master Z's story but you get Master Dan's also. So the price is actually for two books. That are extremely well worth it, trust me.
Jessica couldnt belive it when she hydroplaned off into a ditch and stranded her car. In the middle of a tropical storm raging in Florida, chances were good that she wasnt getting unstuck any time soon. So she headed to the nearest house she saw. Once getting there her life was going to change forever.
The moment Master Z saw her his Dom instincts were fired. He wanted her and there was something about her that he hadnt encountered in a long time.
Jessica's first venture into the world of The Shadowlands was something completely foreign and totally taboo for her. But after spending one night with Master Z, something had changed inside her. Could she let go of her inhibitions to snare the handsome Dom, or would she let her fears get the best of her.
Sinclair does a wonderful job of introducing the reader slowly to the world of bondage in Club Shadowlands. There was never any objectionable material in my eyes. Master Z was very much the alpha male and that doesnt differ much from most other romance novels. I would say to people that are hedging on the borderline about the BDSM that this story will change your mind. Cherise will suck you right in and you will be hooked and begging her for more of her Masters of The Shadowlands.
Master Dan was one of the most sought after Doms in Club Shadowlands. Handsome, strong, a great top. All the subs knew that one night was all you would get out of him. His past scarred him so badly one night was all he could give to anyone. Until Kari.
Kari and her boyfriend had made an agreement to visit Club Shadowlands to explore some of his "wilder" sides. The whole BDSM thing being foreign to Kari, she was willing to try something new. After her boyfriend got a little too controlling Kari decided her time there was done. She headed out the door, but not before Master Z intervenes in both her and Dans lives. When asked if she would like to continue the evening, but with a more experienced Dom, Kari agrees. After all Dan is extremely handsome and does something to her insides she had never felt before. After a brief encounter with him though, she believes its all over and she wont be topped by him again, until his jealousy flares and he claims her for another night.
Will Kari be the sub to bring Dan out of his downward spiral. Can she convince him there is more to life than holding onto the past so tightly? Or will she give up and leave Dan and Shadowlands behind her forever?
Dark Citadel is my favorite of the Shadowlands series. Dan is definetly a wounded hero type and those are always my favorites. Rather than the man rescuing the woman, its the other way around. Even though he may fight and deny it Kari is pulling him out of his hard shell he created. Sinclair only gets better with each new work that she writes. She introduces a little more of the BDSM scene in this book but in no way hard core.
Now I will also say that the Shadowlands series doesnt stop after these two. The third is with Master Nolan, a much darker, much more sinister man. His story is another very much worth reading, but as the heroine had come from a terribly abusive man, the BDSM in Breaking Free was much darker than that of the first two stories. Still a great read!
Her next series is called Master of the Mountain. This in my opinion is Cherise's best work by far! The characters are so well developed, they both have such scarred psyches that it leaves you wondering how they will ever fall for each other. Trust me, Master is so worth your time reading. There is a small amount of bondage in it but nothing offensive.
Trust me, picking up any one of Sinclair's books is well worth the read.