My Liege of Dark Haven

Cherise Sinclair
Available from Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-61118-978-0
August 2012

It was only going to be a little research in her quest to publish a provocative research paper to avoid university cutbacks. Going undercover by taking a receptionist job at Dark Haven, Abby will be able to covertly watch people in the BDSM community play within the walls of the club. When she is called to help with a demonstration, Abby is shocked but a whole lot turned on by a burning need at the hands of my Liege, Xavier Leduc. Xavier is intrigued and determined to unravel all of Abby's secrets in his quest to help her embrace her sexuality and desires. But at what cost to him? For a community that values its privacy, what will happen when the truth about Abby comes out? Can Xavier's growing feelings survive the heartache of Abby's betrayal?

Opening the pages of each new book from the wonderfully talented pen of author Cherise Sinclair is like welcoming an old friend back into your life after a noted absence. You know you are going to laugh, cry and delight in the characters as well as each scene as it comes to life, literally right before the reader's eyes. Ms. Sinclair's ability for creating intense, sexually-charged and intriguing stories filled with dark, determined and dangerous Masters and strong, charming and beautiful submissives has given her quite a following of readers who just can't seem to get enough of this 'not to be missed" author.

In My Liege of Dark Haven there is a sensuality that seems to saturate every line of the story, enthralling the reader with its combination of romance and dominance; a temptation that can't be resisted. Readers are lured into Xavier and Abby's relationship and held hostage by the characters emotional depth, courage, passion and demands. Ms. Sinclair does a superb job of establishing connection and building on the level of trust that Abby has for Xavier; displaying the control that Abby allows him over her body and ultimately her heart. As with any story by Ms. Sinclair Abby and Xavier reveal the psychological as well as the physical elements of a D/s relationship for an intriguing look into the BDSM world. Readers of the Doms of Dark Haven series will enjoy catching up with the main characters who work wonderfully as secondary characters showing Abby the BDSM community and the sense of friendship and family that it has. The BDSM scenes are varied from tender seduction to light and edgy BDSM play without getting too intense and shocking for the reader. The ending is a pure delight and one that will have the reader cheering out loud and shedding a tear or two at the same time; in two words simply stunning!

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Shannon
January 12, 2005

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