Friday, August 21, 2009

Master of the Mountain by Cherise Sinclair

Title: Master Of The Mountain
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Published date: August 2009
ISBN: 978-1-59632-992-8
Genre/Theme: BDSM
Length: 207 pages
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Master Of The Mountain is a beautiful story about a woman coming into her own. Rebecca is dealing with self-image issues and is extremely afraid of dogs because of an attack as a child. She has no idea about the world of BDSM and has to be brought in slowly and learn that it is ok to want and get excited sexually by certain kinds of things that others may be offended by.
Matt and Rebecca’s sex life leaves a lot to be desired. So Rebecca agrees to go with him to a swingers weekend vacation at Serenity Lodge as a last ditch effort to try and fix their relationship. Once there she tries to go along with the swingers but quickly finds out that swinging is not for her. She runs to hide in her cabin only to find Matt there already enjoying himself with Ashley. So she finds the only place she can to sleep: the front porch swing. Rebecca may be freezing but she refuses to go back to either the cabin or inside the lodge where the rest of the swingers are having it up. Logan the lodge owner finds her asleep and on her way to hypothermia. He brings her up to his quarters and warms her up. Once she wakes up and is coherent Logan recognizes what excites her. Yet she still cannot stop feeling ashamed at feeling excited over such things. Throughout the weekend Logan slowly brings her into his world and shows her it is ok to want and enjoy these things.
Logan suffers from nightmares from his time served at war and even tried to kill his own brother once upon awakening from a bad nightmare. He has since vowed to always be alone. When Rebecca tries to stay with him he abruptly tells her no and that it was only for the weekend.
Once again Rebecca thinks that she is rejected because of her weight. He may have told her he loved her body but to her actions speak louder than words. When Logan finally realizes he loves her and needs her he goes to the city to find her but instead he finds her phone disconnected and her apartment empty. Will Logan find Rebecca and prove just how much he loves her? Can Rebecca get over her self-image and insecurities?
I was hooked on this book from the very first page. I truly enjoyed the depth of the characters. It was great to see Rebecca grow and start to loose her insecurities and let herself feel good. Logan is a great alpha male. Dominating yet caring and with his own insecurities it makes him all the more endearing. The trust and love that blossoms between the two was a beautiful thing to read. The scene in the club was defiantly a wonderful show of their love and the way Logan gets her to trust his massive dog Thor was sweet.
This book is not to be missed. I cannot wait for more reads from this author, especially more from some of the other characters in this story. I would love to see Jake or Simon have their own story.

Rating: 4 ½ smacks
Heat Level: erotic
Other: m/f, anal play,BDSM,
Reviewer: Gabrielle

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