- Title: Lean on Me
- Author: Cherise Sinclair
- Series: Masters of the Shadowlands #4
- Genre: Erotica, Romance
- Format: eBook
- Source: Own Copy
- Reviewed by: Soo
- Rating: 3 out of 5
Description: Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom. He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She’d given up finding a true Dom when her friend finagles her a place as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club with the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea’s thrilled…and terrified.
Forced to accept an unknown submissive into his carefully run trainee program, Master Cullen is furious. Not only is the young woman new to BDSM, but she’s unsuited to her role–armoured in leather like a Domme, she’s more liable to punch a Dom than kneel. He decides to push her right back out the door. But as he ruthlessly intimidates her, punishes her, then comforts her, his glimpses of the woman inside the emotional armour intrigue him and her utter surrender captures his heart.
Although Master Cullen is famous for his unfettered lifestyle, Andrea believes he might be interested in her, until she discovers he’s not just a bartender–he’s a cop. Maybe he’d overlook her past brush with the law, but when another trainee accuses her of stealing money, Andrea’s sure she’s lost the Master she wanted with all her heart.
Review: 3.5 Stars
It’s a good thing when the stories become more “Awww” responsive right?!?! I’m on a romantic kink kick and there are a bazillion stories out there to fit the bill. This particular book is about Cullen and Andrea. I love their story! Definitely my favorite one of the bunch thus far.
The reason why it’s getting 3.5 stars instead of 4 is due to the mini-plot twist. It didn’t really fit that well into the story for me. I felt like it was forced in and the way Dan responded to the situation seemed very careless and unlike the character. However, Cullen and Andrea fit each other really well and some of their scenes made my eyes go really big. Well, that happens quite often but mostly because while my mind is open, for my actions & choices, I’m a bit old fashioned. Heh.