BDSM Erotic Romance
After Kari breaks up with her date during Beginner's Night at Club Shadowlands, she's given the option to continue with an experienced dominant. Despite her steamy fantasies about BDSM, the inexperienced schoolteacher plans to simply observe. Yet under the unyielding hands of Master Dan, she not only participates, but gives him everything he asks for. There is nothing she can hide from him. Not her passion - or her love.
Still mourning the death of his wife, Master Dan avoids getting involved with women and he never takes a sub twice. But this modest little beginner is such a sweetie, one night is far from enough. As he plumbs her responses, taking her ever deeper into the world of BDSM, the gentle submissive begins to show him how barren his life has become and what a dark citadel he's made of his heart.
During their three nights together, the teacher will learn to submit - can she teach the master to love?
©2009 Cherise Sinclair (P)2014 Cherise Sinclair
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"Can you say a doormat female lead?"
Yes, I generally like both the author and narrator. The very weak lead just made me angry. Nobody should be treated like she was!
She should have worked harder to make her more believable
He did a good job, didn't really have a favourite
The female character was really disappointing
"This time it's the "Dom" who vacillates..."
The "sub" (Kari) is a generally brave and strong person through at least half the story, then she inexplicably turns into a complete and utter doormat. The "dom" (Dan) is an asshole throughout, hurting Kari with rejections over and over again, while she's at her most vulnerable (a point to which he takes care to bring her each time, in the guise of teaching her about BDSM). Plus, Z's something of an asshole in this book.
I will never understand why it is considered "strong" for a man/Dom to refuse to try again after a partner's death or betrayal, yet women (generally subs) are seen as weaker or needing protection from the big bad world even when they put themselves out there over and over again, risking being hurt in order to find love.
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In this heroine's case, though, going back with the hero in order to be kicked in the proverbial teeth for a third and /fourth/ time, and then fold after a "you're mine!" and a weak-ass "I'm sorry" from the hero after the FOURTH such rejection just makes her an unmitigated DOORMAT, and the hero an unmistakable ASSHOLE.
Also, the way Z is portrayed in this book shows him up as an insensitive asshole, asking Kari to help Dan get over himself at her own expense, AFTER she's been rejected by his friend not once, not twice, but FOUR different times in the course of 3 "training" dates at the club. So much for "Master Z protects everyone in the club, especially submissives".
"ok reAd. didnt care much for narrator voice."
worth a read if you like bdsm
not all together my taste but ok I guess.
I am so glad this series is going to be on audible. I have them on kindle. I enjoy them very much. The story line, the descriptions, the pace of the story is excellent. Having read them and now listening to them adds another wonderful dimension. I look forward to purchasing the rest of this series (and her other stories) as the come to audible. Thank you everyone who has made this possible.
"heartache to love"
this was a wonderful story about mourning and learning to live again with a twist of bsm loved it, cherise, you did it again
"love this series!"
loved it . Hearing it on audible really brought the story to life.the only thing that bugged me was the occasional New York accent that crept in to the lead male character . Other than that it was beautifully read and a great series.I highly recommend it.
That it opened my mind to different lifestyles of enjoyable sex and that it was not all about sex but about the person and the things that they wanted to try and find out what they wanted.
There was a little of cat and mouse in this one with Dan having to come to terms he wanted Carrie for more than one night.
Narrative was great and very easy to follow.
That Dan really loved his wife and had to come to terms that he was not responsible for her death. The scene where he was at Carrie's house really moved me.
"Love this series!! Thrilled to read it again!"
Love this second book in the series, it is still very educational. This tends to happen when there are newbies involved. It doesn't detract from the story, it is just an observation upon reading the series a second time around.
Kari is as spunky and fun as the first heroine in the series. She is a perfect match for Master Dan, who is oh so serious. Plus a Cop and a teacher is a perfect pairing. Love it!!
Super yummy smexy scenes!!! Oh yesh!!! Plenty of steam and playtime in the club. I am not sure I would be into all of that, especially the picnic games. To each their own, and this is about exploring that sexuality. Definitely a hawt read.
This is a mixed narrative, you get both leads POV alternating throughout the read. This is big for really understanding the whole mindset of the relationship. It is also important because if you only had her POV, you might think Dan is a big dumb jerk.
The overall romance is quick but I can deal with that in the smexy books. Sometimes lust and chemistry take over first, I know the true feelings come later.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Noah Michael Levine. who is yummilicious!! I love the deep rumble in his voice. It does all sorts of things to my girly parts when he reads the naughty bits!! He has that Dom voice down, seriously hot! He has a great pace through the read and makes the women feminine without going too far. Definitely on my hit list!
I am loving reading this series a second time in audio, it is a refreshing visit with old friends!
"One of my Favorite installments in the series"
It ranks up there very high.
I loved that Master Daniel was finally able to let go of his guilt and see Kari for the treasure she truly was.
Master Daniel of course! He is such an intense character. I loved how He took charge of the situation after Kari's (then) boyfriend treated her poorly at the beginners class.
I loved the entire book. Kari is such a sweet soul. She so wanted Master Daniel and worked hard to break through His wall of defense.
This is the 2nd of the Masters of the Shadowlands series. I love all book. I am so excited to see that they are finally coming to Audible. I am looking forward to each of them as they come out. If you have not read any of Cherises books I encourage you to either listen on Audible or read on Amazon. (Or do both, like I do)
I have been a fan of Cherise Sinclairs Masters of the Shadowlands books for some time. Noah Michael Levine does a wonderful job bringing the characters to life.
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