Monday, April 19, 2010


Publisher: Loose Id Publishing
Date published: March 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60737-558-6
Contemporary BDSM Erotic
Obtained by publisher
Reviewed by Dawn

Andrea is fiercely independent even as she longs for the right Master to make her quiver inside. When a friend gets her in the trainee program at Club Shadowlands, she finds herself facing something that will have her on her knees-Master Cullen. There is just something about the Master Dom who oversees the trainee program that makes her feel safe and aroused. Andrea finds herself drawn to the one man who can give her what she wants-if only she can let herself accept it. Can Andrea find a way to show Master Cullen she needs him before she loses him…..forever?

LEAN ON ME is a powerful story, one that me feeling the gauntlet of emotions-from laughter to tears to smiles of pleasure. Ms. Sinclair delivers some emotional stories that will leave you breathless. I have to admit, I am a bit biased as I love this series with a passion. With strong, unforgettable characters that fairly step off the pages to emotional rich stories that have you flipping the pages for more, each story is a well played violin that resonates with the reader. This is one author who weaves a spell around her readers from beginning to end. Ms. Sinclair’s stories are rare gems that continue to haunt the reader even as the last page is read.

In LEAN ON ME, you have a very strong heroine determined to be independent even as she craves the dominant touch of a Master. Andrea is a woman the reader can resonate with and I felt for her as she tried to let go of the walls around her to allow Master Cullen inside, to show her how to finally accept the submissive part of herself completely. Cullen is one of my favorite characters out of all the Masters at Shadowlands. Strong, determined and he makes me shiver in anticipation when he steps upon the pages of any Shadowlands book. He has a hard and fast rule-Never be involved with a trainee….well until Andrea came into the picture and he ends up falling for the fiercely independent yet vulnerable woman. Can these two find a way to bridge their differences before one ends up walking away? These two are the perfect pair together. Andrea isn’t a woman Cullen can walk all over or one to have to look up to a Master. She was the perfect foil to Cullen’s alpha maleness as she can look him in the eye yet cuddle in his arms afterwards. Add in some familiar and beloved characters from the past three books (Club Shadowlands, Dark Citadel & Breaking Free) plus a few new ones as well, Ms. Sinclair does a wonderful job keeping the story moving fast and smoothly.

In each of Ms. Sinclair’s stories, the reader is taken on a sensual journey that hits not just the imagination but also the heart. This is an author who delivers emotions amid the pages as well as some scorching hot sex as well. I do have to mention there are scenes that may not appeal to everyone in LEAN ON ME that include, D/s, bondage, anal play and more. If you enjoy a highly emotional yet seductive story, then I highly recommend the entire Masters of the Shadowlands Series. I just hope Ms. Sinclair has more stories set in this wonderful club coming in the future. Run-don’t walk- to grab this entire series to enjoy. You won’t be disappointed. Just a word of warning-make sure to keep a bucket of ice nearby or your significant other to cool you off, it does get really steamy amid the pages of LEAN ON ME.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

1 comment:

Cherise Sinclair said...

Dawn, thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you liked Lean on Me--and that I did Master Cullen justice. :-)