Title: Master of Freedom
Author: Cherise Sinclair
First published April 6, 2015
232 pages, Kindle Edition
In the seventh installment of the Mountain Masters & Dark Haven series, Detective Atticus Ware finds himself yearning for more than just the fleeting satisfaction of submissive partners. He seeks a woman who can give him her heart as well as her body, and he finds that in Virginia, a tough and successful prison psychologist.
Despite her reservations about men and relationships, Gin is drawn to Atticus and the world of BDSM he introduces her to during a backpacking trip with friends. As their connection deepens, Atticus grapples with the knowledge that Gin works in a dangerous environment, but he cannot resist the pull of this strong and independent woman.
Will their love be enough to overcome the challenges they face, or will their different worlds tear them apart? Cherise Sinclair masterfully weaves a tale of passion, trust, and vulnerability in Master of Freedom.
About the Author
She is a bestselling author, known for her heart-wrenching romances that are filled with witty banter, strong male characters, and steamy sex scenes. I met my partner while on vacation in the Caribbean.
To be honest, it wasn’t love at first sight since he was caught staring down my swimsuit top. But, even though we only spent a couple of days together and lived on opposite sides of the country, our love continued to grow despite the distance.
Now, after many years, we are still happily married. He still enjoys looking down my swimsuit top, and we have a seventy-pound lap dog that we both adore.
Gardening is my passion, and I love watching plants grow and thrive. When I’m angry, I take out my frustrations by pulling weeds out by their roots.
I also love thunderstorms, collecting eggs from our chickens, and trying out different beers at the local brewery. My perfect evening is spent curled up next to my partner, reading a book by the fire, and enjoying each other’s company.
And, if you’ve read my books, you know what else we do by the fire.
Master of Freedom by Cherise Sinclair is a steamy romance novel that delves into the complex relationships and deep-seated desires of its characters. Sinclair is a prolific author in the erotic romance genre, known for her vivid characters and intricate plots that explore the depths of human desire.
The novel is set in modern-day America and centers on the relationship between Jake and Abby, two individuals from vastly different worlds who are brought together by fate. Jake is a former Navy SEAL who has just purchased a BDSM club in Pennsylvania, while Abby is an up-and-coming journalist investigating the BDSM lifestyle.
Despite their initial reservations, the two are drawn to each other and embark on a passionate, yet tumultuous, affair that forces them both to confront their deepest fears and desires. Sinclair’s writing is both emotive and captivating, drawing the reader into the world of BDSM and exploring the complexities of the human psyche.
Her characters are nuanced and well-developed, each with their own unique backstory and motivations. Jake is a classic alpha male, but with a sensitive side that is revealed as the novel progresses, while Abby is a fearless and ambitious journalist who is also dealing with her own personal demons.
The pacing of the novel is excellent, with just the right amount of tension and release to keep the reader engaged throughout. Sinclair expertly weaves together the various plot threads, leading to a satisfying conclusion that leaves the reader feeling fulfilled.
While the novel may not be for everyone, particularly those who are uncomfortable with BDSM or explicit sexual content, it provides a fascinating look into a world that is often misunderstood and stigmatized. Sinclair does an excellent job of exploring the complex emotions and motivations that drive individuals to engage in BDSM, and the novel is both informative and titillating as a result.
One potential critique of the novel is that it may be too formulaic for some readers, with certain tropes and plot points that are common in the erotic romance genre. However, Sinclair’s excellent writing and nuanced characters more than make up for any shortcomings in the plot structure.
Overall, Master of Freedom is a must-read for fans of the erotic romance genre, and anyone who is interested in exploring the BDSM lifestyle in a safe and consensual manner. Highly recommended.