This first novel in the Masters of the Shadowlands series tells a very erotic story that’s sweet, scorching, sexy and romantic. The hero of Club Shadowlands, Zachary, is a very kind and perceptive dominant hottie who is just right for the heroine Jessica. She’s never been in a club like his and has never heard of the D/s lifestyle, but she’s curious and aroused by the scenes she sees in the club. Zachary, Master Z, is not only attracted to her but also mesmerized by her contradictions and her spirit. He’s very gentle and tender with her, even when he has to punish her because she broke the club rules (which she signed only didn’t read well). Because the story is told from both point of views it’s easy to fall in love with both characters. It’s done really well by Cherise Sinclair, their thoughts, feelings, insecurities and behavior are all so likeable and genuine. This makes that you can relate easily to them.
The love scenes are blazing hot, not only the ones inside the club, but also those outside that setting, when bondage isn’t part of the sex. And the romance is sweet, even in this setting of pain and obedience, thanks to the insight in the characters’ thoughts and feelings.
There is a second and third book in this series (Dark Citadel and Breaking Free) that feature some of the secondary characters of this first book. And hopefully they also show a little bit of Jessica and Zachary’s continuing story, because I love to learn more about this lovely heroine and hero.
Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman--an accountant--and surely isn't a submissive . . . is she?
Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She's intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can't resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, strong BDSM theme and content (including/not limited to bondage, caning, restraints, spanking, etc), exhibitionism, voyeurism.