Monday, February 25, 2013

Cherise Sinclair, Doms of Dark Haven: My Liege of Dark Haven

Title:  Doms of Dark Haven: My Liege of Dark Haven
Author:  Cherise Sinclair
Rating:  Siren's Best Book Stone

Genre:  BDSM Contemporary
Keywords:  Graphic Language, BDSM Theme and Elements    
Length:  Long Novel          
ISBN E-Book:  978-1-61118-978-0  
Price:  $7.21 
Publisher:  Loose Id
Reviewer:  Cia


Threatened by university cutbacks, Professor Abigail Bern’s only hope
is to publish a provocative research paper—soon. Planning to covertly
observe behavior in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she takes a receptionist job. When the owner calls upon her to assist in a
demonstration, she’s appalled. Then fascinated. Under the unyielding
hands of the master known as my Liege, she discovers a need to be more than an observer.

His late wife had been the center of his life, and Xavier Leduc wants
no other. But when his new receptionist does her utmost to keep an
emotional distance from him, he’s intrigued and digs deeper. She’s
adorable. Intriguingly intelligent, beautifully submissive, sweetly
vulnerable. He soon realizes her defenses are keeping her on the
fringe of her sexuality—and her life. As he draws her into fuller
participation, she unconsciously does the same for him. She begins to
fill his world.

Ever since the night she met my Liege Xavier, Abby has questioned
everything she believes about herself. She’s falling for the stern
owner of Dark Haven and thinks he’s beginning to care for her...until
the day he learns why she’s in his club.

Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language,
and material that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play, BDSM theme and elements.


I was so excited to finally read Xavier’s story.  Cherise crafted a delicious story.  In the beginning I had reservations about the sneaky way Abigail chose to enter the lifestyle and worried about the repercussions of her choices.  I also felt bad for the way her previous boyfriend treated her and wanted badly for her to find out who she was and what she truly wanted.

Xavier’s rules of not letting anyone too close made me question if he was capable of allowing himself to be loved and sad for his inability to move on after the love of his life died.  I felt the chemistry between Abigail and Xavier was extraordinary and his masterful way of bringing her into the lifestyle a worthy move a chess player might have made.

The emotional and physical connection between the two lit the pages up, along with understanding, forgiveness, and courage.  I will be reading this story again for sure on a rainy day.

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