Thursday, March 18, 2010

REVIEW: Breaking Free by Cherise Sinclair

ISBN 978-1-59632-965-2
Series: Masters of the Shadowlands, Book 3
Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM
(c) June 2009, Loose Id
 Cherise Sinclair's website

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links (ebook): Loose Id, Fictionwise

"Great characters, wonderful story. Whether you're into BDSM or not, this is the book to read! Hard to put down!"

Cherise Sinclair knew how to twist your emotions into a giant, tangled knot where you hurt along with the heroine (and root for her all the way) or melt at the gentleness and understanding exhibited by the big and strong hero who knew what she needed.

Nolan King is an irresistible hero, especially when seen through the heroine's eyes. Irresistible not because of his looks or gorgeous figure, but for his qualities--the care he took for his subs, his patience and his genuine desire to give them what they need. He exudes power and authority, and more importantly, competence. I'm not into BDSM and I don't know squat about it, but if all the Doms were like Nolan, I wouldn't mind trying it out.

Beth comes across as wild and feral and fragile, all due to a deep-seated fear (with good cause), and I was happy to see her bloom under Nolan's care. Her past and her vulnerability really tug at my heart. No woman should suffer so, yet we know there are not a few women who were in such abusive situations. Cherise Sinclair captured Beth's emotional conflict and journey perfectly, and in the end, Beth discovers that the human spirit is more resilient than she thinks.

As a person who isn't in the Lifestyle, I'm glad I read this book because I believe I have gained an understanding about BDSM that I hadn't before. I have read a few stories dealing in BDSM before this, but for beginning readers on this topic, I would have to recommend this book as it gives one a rudimentary (and I hope, correct) knowledge about the subject matter without being heavy-handed about it. I do know that I'm going to read books 1 and 2 of this series as well.

I just have a slight problem with how the villain was made a non-threat, due to the hero's deliberate intent. Then again, possibly the author was showing us another side to Nolan--how he must have faced similar situations in his stint as a CIA and had thus acquired a certain ruthlessness that made him able to do what must, in his book, be done.

That said, I enjoyed the story and in fact, I have books 1 and 2 in my laptop and I'm looking forward to reading them while I wait for book 4, Lean on Me, Cullen's story (coming March 30).

Buy Links (ebook): Loose Id, Fictionwise


Leontine said...

oh, oh, oh my, this really is getting my attention. I'm a huge fan of the BDSM themed books and Nolan seems like an incredible Dom. I thank my lucky stars I have a gift certificate at fictionwise :) I'm getting this one!! Thanks for the review, I enjoyed it!

Leontine said...

PS; I'm only noticing now that it is bk 3 in a series LOL...Going to google this series :)

Silver @ TRR said...

Oops, yeah. :) I do have book 1 and 2, but haven't read them yet. Will get to them as soon as I can. :)

Leontine said...

I've bought book one and really lokking forward to starting this series. The premise sounded very good :) I'll look forward to reading your thoughts on bk 1 and 2 too!

Silver @ TRR said...

Wow, you're fast! Happy reading!

Cherise Sinclair said...

Silver, that's a lovely review! And a Gold Star--woohoo! (I've always loved gold stars! ) I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for the review!

Leontine, I hope you'll let me know how you like the story. :-)


Silver @ TRR said...

Cherise, you're welcome and thanks for passing by! :)

Erotic Horizon said...

I do think I have this series - I must go check my hard drive...

Thanks for the heads up..

great review..


Silver @ TRR said...

I'm glad I picked this one up. Been really wanting to read a good BDSM story but so far, haven't found any. Then I came to this. Looks like I struck gold! LOL I can't wait to read books 1 and 2, and of course, the new one that's coming out on the 30th. Happy reading, E.H>!

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

Great review! I've read the first book in this series and absolutely loved it! I think I have the second one waiting on my ereader... must go check it out :)

Silver @ TRR said...

Great, now I'm eager to read books 1 and 2! Thanks, Janna!

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