Breaking Free ~ Cherise Sinclair

  • Title: Breaking Free
  • Author: Cherise Sinclair
  • Series: Masters of the Shadowlands #3
  • Genre: Erotica, Romance
  • Format: eBook
  • Source: Own Copy
  • Reviewed by: Soo
  • Rating: 3 out of 5

Description:  Beth must yield to become aroused, but she’s too scared to give up control. The last thing she wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom. But that’s just what she gets, and exactly what she needs…

A sadistic husband left Beth scarred, inside and out. Only at the Shadowlands BDSM club does she feel like a woman. But her fears limit her to Doms who won’t overwhelm her— the very ones who cannot arouse her. The Master of the Shadowlands gives her an ultimatum: accept the Dom he assigns or lose her membership. The last thing Beth wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom, but that’s just what she gets.

Asked to take on a problem sub, Nolan sees the issue immediately— although truly submissive, the little redhead is too scared to relinquish control and her Doms have let her get away with it. That will change right now.

As Master Nolan takes Beth under command, compelling her submission, she’s terrified, but the experienced Dom brings her pleasure, not pain. His only demand is that she never lie to him. Under his capable hands, her body comes alive, and she begins to heal. As he pushes her limits, she learns to trust…and then to love. And she realizes he is beginning to care for her in return.

But now her cruel husband has found her, and Master Nolan discovers she’s been lying and lying and lying…

Review:  3.5 Stars

In many ways, out of the first three books in the series, this one has the strongest story. There were elements that I wasn’t comfortable reading about but it created emotional responses that made the book more striking. I fought within myself on how to rate the book. I feel it’s better than the first because of how many emotions I felt but it was also less cohesive because it was more complicated. In the first book, it was all about discoveries and acceptance. In Breaking Free, there’s also horrifying experiences, a vigilante & cutthroat decision and a bit more time for the characters to fall in love. See? A bit more complicated. A whole lot more wild! Definitely sweet and sexy.


I don’t read this kind of series for unexpected twists or emotional highs. I admit it. I’m in it for the romance. No matter how many times I’ve read the plot, I’m still a sucker for a good romance. Thanks for another wild ride, Cherise! I’ll be gobbling down the next book soon!

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