Monday, October 29, 2012

My Liege of Dark Haven

Author:  Cherise Sinclair
Publisher:  Loose Id
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-61118-978-0
Genre:  {M/F}, BDSM, Series
Rating:  Golden Blush Award
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Xavier is trying to find a new receptionist/assistant for his club when Abby walks in.  She is trying to do a quick research paper to keep her job.  Abby does her best to keep her objective, but a certain Dom has other ideas.

The latest in the Doms of Dark Haven series is a fantastic addition to this series.  My Liege of Dark Haven is very intense and I did not want to put this one down.  I am very happy that this was a full novel instead of a novella because Xavier deserved it. 

As the story progresses, you meet several characters from previous books, but they speed the story along.  Abby learns a lot about herself, as well as BDSM, as she tries to only observe various scenes, but Xavier insists she needs to experience things for herself.  I enjoyed some of the erotic tortures he dished out, as he tries to show Abby that she truly is a submissive. 

There are a lot of misunderstandings along the way and when Abby gets caught, she has to take her lumps, especially because she doesn’t want to lose the friendships she has made.  Xavier was particularly devious about how to set things right.  I also laughed at the overt mention of Shadowlands within the story.  Readers should also be aware that there is one capture scene toward the end that may make some people uncomfortable.

Those that are familiar with Ms. Sinclair’s writing know that safety and communication within the BDSM community is paramount and this book is no exception, about using safe words to both slow things down and stop scenes.  While you don’t need to read the other books in this series, I suggest you do.  I also think that this series is a great addition to any BDSM lover’s library.  I am also looking forward to the next story, hopefully about a certain hard-nosed Dom.

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