Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair

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Grade: A-
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: High Kink
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM
Series: Mountain Masters/Dark Haven #4
Published: 5/13/14
Reviewed by Kate
304 pages


A while back (during book #3 My Liege of Dark Haven) Zander deVries won a Dom/sub game.  The prize was certain “favors” from Lindsey.  Lindsey is on the run.  She can’t afford to fall in love with anyone.  deVries seems perfect, since he only has casual relationships.  But what’s a sub who doesn’t like pain to do when she falls for a sadist?


Lindsey, as a heroine, was sweet, caring, fiesty, and strong.  deVries, as a hero, was dark, brooding, dominating, and swoon-worthy. The two of them together was like stumbling across a rare jewel in a box of costume jewelry.  I was so immersed in the story that I forgot to take any notes while reading (almost unheard of for me).


This one had it all.  Low self esteem, supreme confidence, confusion, understanding, conclusion jumping, suspense, drama, great secondary characters…the list goes on and on.  And let’s not forget chains and cuffs and collars and floggers and paddles and whips. As a bonus, we get to see some of our favorite characters from the past books in this series.


If you read BDSM romances and haven’t tried one by Cherise Sinclair, you’re truly missing out on a great author.  Cherise Sinclair is one of two authors whose books I pre-order.  I mark the release dates on my calendar.  If you’ve read Cherise Sinclair before, do you have any other BDSM authors you would recommend?

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To the Very Last Inch by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley

To the Very Last Inch (The Professor's Rule, #5)

Grade: A
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: High Kink
Genre: m/m, menage, m/m/m, BDSM
Series: The Professor’s Rule #5
Published: 3/03/14
Reviewed by Kate
56 pages

This is the conclusion to the Professor’s Rule series, and it is everything that I wanted it to be!  We finally get some of Carson’s perspective and everyone finally starts actually talking to each other and…well, it’s rather obvious that I’m still really excited about this one (even a week after reading it).  Oh wait, I forgot…the ending.  It left me happy, but wanting more of Carson, James, and Satish.


If you liked the first ones in the series, you’ll love this one as well.  If you haven’t read the first ones and you like m/m with BDSM mixed in, I highly recommend this series.  They really need to be read in order though.  You could read the second one followed by #1, but the rest really need to be read in order.  I can’t wait to go back and re-read them back-to-back rather than having to wait until the next one is released.


I hope that this pair of authors teams up again.  I’m excited to see what they can come up with next!

The Dom Project by Helloise Belleau and Solace Adams

The Dom Project
Grade-B+
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-High Kink
Genre-Contemporary/BDSM
Reviewed by Kate
157 pages
 
Robin blogs about her search to find her perfect Dom to help her explore her submissiveness but so far all she’s come across is a long line of duds. Her best friend John is a Dom, although neither knows of the other’s sexual preferences. When they find out, they make a deal. John will act as Robin’s Dom and help her discover what aspects of submission she wants/needs. No sex involved. Surely they can do this experiment and maintain their friendship too.
 
If you want to take this story down to its bare bones, it’s a friends-to-lovers story with a heavy dose of BDSM. But it is so much more than just that. The characters were deep and complex. The story was fast paced and gripping, hot and searing. The resolution…*insert contented sigh.* This book has stayed in my head since I finished it a few days ago. In a good way.
 
I do want to mention that there are some scenes involving John and other partners. I mention it because I know that some readers are bothered by their heroes and/or heroines being with other characters. I felt it added more layers to John’s character. It made me want to know even more about him.
 
I love a story that sticks with me after I read it. The characters come alive in my head. This one certainly fit the bill. I certainly hope that the authors work together again because I can’t wait to see what else they could come up with. What a great read to kick off 2014.
 
Typically, I don’t enjoy seeing the hero/heroine in other sexual relationships, but this one worked for me. How about you? Does it bother you? Is it a deal breaker for you?