Detective Atticus Ware gave up Idaho to start again in the California mountains, close to his imprisoned brother. Although he's found good friends, the experienced Dominant wants more than the "do me" submissives flocking around him. He needs a woman to give her heart, as well as her body.
After Virginia Cunningham exhausts herself propping up a failing relationship, she accepts a social worker job far, far away in a California prison. Invited to observe BDSM classes on a wilderness camping trip, she's shocked - her fiancé had insisted BDSM was a fabrication to sell books. But when Atticus lures her into participating, she learns submission under the hands of a powerful Dom is beyond anything she'd imagined. Nonetheless, she can't permit a relationship - she'd just lose herself again.
Finally, Atticus has found the woman he wants in his life. In his bed. In his cuffs. Only she keeps backing away. Well...if he has to help a little counselor get her head on straight, he's just the Dom for the job.
©2015 Cherise Sinclair (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
This was the first time I had heard this audio book and I have never read the story either. To hear it brought to life by Paul Boehmer was brilliant his story telling was captivating. Cherise Sinclair always writes the most amazing stories and characters this book was no exception. Listening to Cherise's stories has become one of my favourite hobbies.
"Good story terrible narrator"
I have all of Cherise Sinclair's audio books. I truly enjoy the stories with their mature themes. This one was very difficult to listen to because the narrator was so bad. It is the first book I have listened to of his and I will strive to avoid listening to any others. His cadence and badly timed phrasing was distracting.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. I wonder if I will ever read or listen to a romance in which one or the other of the featured couple doesn't resist the relationship. Some might think it would be boring, but I'm not so sure. It would be a novelty, for one thing and the story could focus on the beauty of the developing relationship. Maybe it could give the real world some instruction on how it should be done. just a thought.
The narration was pretty aweful. The narrator's attempt at women's voices was painful to listen to and his "Dom" voice sounded more demonic than dom.
I might have waited for this to go on sale or perhaps, stuck to the written form, had I known the narrator's work.
-V from Kansas
"Still love the story but not the reading of it"
I didn't truly enjoy the narrator's reading of this story. He didn't sound like a dom at all and it was truly bothersome with the misspeaking of his liege's name as Javier and not Xavier. Still enjoyed the story but won't be listening to it as often as other of the books in the series by this author.
"Love the story...reader not so much"
I really enjoyed the book and story. I have read the story prior to listening so I was able to get past the poor performance of the reader.
The reader changed Xavier to Javier which was disappointing. He has an odd cadence in his reading and was not very good in infusing his voice with the emotions of the characters or scenes.
"mispronounced Xavier 's name"
they said Javier not Xavier. other than that I thought the book was very entertaining. I will probably continue to listen to it over and over again.
"Read the book instead"
I have read the book and enjoyed it. I have not heard this narrator before and he did nothing for the story. Apparently, he doesn't speak Dom. Give it a pass and read the book.
He didn't have any emotion as he read the book. A couple of times I started to fall asleep.
I love the author and the story line of this book but the person that read it left A LOT to be desired.
"Loved the story. Hate the narrator!"
I really love the story, but every time he did the female voice, I broke from the story. It was almost like he was making fun of her accent. Grating!
"Please redo with new narrators!!!!!"
I love everything Cherise writes to include the written version of this book. I own it in print and eBook. But I only made it to 8:28 on this audio. The reading just felt like nails going down a chalkboard.
"There's no such thing as a bad Charisse Sinclair Book!!"
And this one keeps the streak going.. Love the addition of the southern bell! This is a thumbs up repeat read!
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