Wednesday, December 28, 2011

To Command and Collar

Title:  To Command and Collar
Author:  Cherise Sinclair
Publisher:  Loose Id
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ISBN:   978-1-61118-667-3
Genre:  {M/F}, BDSM, Series
Rating: Golden Blush Award
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Kimberly had been kidnapped and was up for sale, again, after stabbing her last Master.  Raoul had taken it upon himself to try to find her for some friends and letting the FBI monitor what he was doing. 

To Command and Collar is the latest in the Masters of the Shadowlands series and I think the author has outdone herself with this one.  The intensity of the emotions between the main characters kept you on your toes and I did not want to put this book down.  Kimberly overcomes a lot of her fears about a Dom/sub relationship under Raoul’s tender training.  Any woman that had gone through what Kimberly had would need someone like Raoul, but still may not be able to handle a lot of real day to day living.   

The author brought the very harsh conditions of the slave trade to light and there were times I wanted to kill some of the slavers.  The problems of trying to stop these types of people are very real and the author obviously did a lot of research for this book. The Masters at Shadowlands consciously go out of their way to make sure that Kimberly and the others are safe and feel safe, which is a huge thing in this lifestyle. I really liked the creative way the author gave the women safe words that would protect them, despite the situation some of them were in. 

A lot of the previous couples show up in this book as secondary characters. Even though you don’t have to read the previous books, per se, you do need to read Make Me, Sir before reading To Command and Collar. I also recommend you keep tissue on hand as some scenes are tearjerkers.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Master Sam.

Publisher's Note: This book contains situations that include fire play and violence. 

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