Monday, November 18, 2013

If Only by Cherise Sinclair

If Only (Masters of the Shadowlands, #8)
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-High Kink
Series-Masters of the Shadowlands#8
Genre-Contemporary BDSM/ménage
Reviewed by Kate
426 pages

Sally left the trainee program at the Shadowlands to persue a relationship with a Dom who turned out to be abusive. Now she's back, but only a shell of her typically perky, fun loving self. FBI agents Vance and Galen have had their eyes on Sally for a while, but become concerned when they see that she's not herself. What's a pair of Doms to do but try to fix the situation?
There was so much to love in If Only. The hot, hot, steamy hot sex scenes. Not one, but two protective Doms. A fiesty heroine struggling to rediscover herself. Visits with favorite characters from prior books. Enough suspense to keep you turning pages. And for those who have read the previous books in the series--a satisfying conclusion to the Harvest Association plot that has run through the last books. Everything I needed to close the book with a happy sigh.
The only thing I didn't like was that we had seen Sally with other partners in previous books. And there were some small references made to some of those experiences. I don't like to see the heroine with other partners, but that's just my own preference.
If you are into BDSM reads, there's not a series that I would recommend more than Cherise Sinclair's Masters of the Shadowlands. Now that the Harvest Association is over, I can't wait to see what she'll bring us next.
This book combined two of my favorite sub-genres. BDSM and menage. How about you? Is that a good combination for you or do you prefer just BDSM, just menage, or neither?


  1. Normally I enjoy BDSM and menage, either together or separately. For the last couple of months, though, I'm really burned out on the BDSM, so I'm trying to avoid it or leave those books for later. ~Anne

  2. I highly recommend this whole series for when you're back in the BDSM bandwagon:)