Monday, April 09, 2012

Review: Master of the mountain by Cherise Sinclair:

The Particulars: Erotic Romance, Loose id, available as e-book and in print.
The Source: Free read from Allromance
The Grade: B+
The Blurb:
When Rebecca’s boyfriend talks her into vacationing at a mountain lodge with his swing club, she quickly learns she’s not cut out for playing musical beds. Now she has no place to sleep.
Logan, the lodge owner, finds her freezing on the porch. After hauling her inside, he warms her in his own bed, and there the experienced Dom discovers that Rebecca might not be a swinger…but she is definitely a submissive. Rebecca knows that no one can love her plump, scarred body. To her shock, Logan not only disagrees, but ties her up and shows her just how much he enjoys her curves. Under his skilled hands, Rebecca not only loses her inhibitions, but also her heart.
Damaged from the war, Logan considers himself too dangerous to be around the enticing little sub. He sends her away for her own safety, not realizing she believes she has once again been rejected because of her size. As Logan’s mountains echo with her voice long after she’s gone, he realizes she’d taken his heart with her. But when he arrives in the city to reclaim his little sub, her phone has been disconnected and her apartment is empty.

The review:

I tried to read one of Cherise Sinclairs novels a couple years ago, but I couldn't got into it. I kept hearing good things about her, so when Allromance offered this one as a free e-book a couple of weeks ago I decided to take the chance.

I am glad I did.
This book sizzled. Yes, there were a lot of sex scenes. Normally, I have a lot of problems with that since they often feel like fillers and doesn't add anything to the book. Not this time. Each sex scene felt like they had an intent. But, I appreciated the non-sex scenes as much as I appreciated the sex scenes.
And the reason for that is the characters. The Swingers... well.. I didn't like Max. Actually, I thought he was a jerk. I wanted to strangle him when he hurt Rebecca's feelings. I digress. Back to the review.
The point is that Both Logan and Rebecca has scars. Physically and on their souls. Gradually, they work through the scars through the book.

I admired Rebecca for having the guts to leaving after Logan behaves like a jerk. But, it was something they both needed. They needed to know that it was they that had the chemistry. Not the BDSM aspects.

There weren't anything that I specifically disliked with it, but I didn't feel the tug I feel with really good, really memorable stories. Still I'll buy the sequel the next time Fictionwise has a good discount ( since a 170 pages story isn't worth 5 dollar. Sorry, Loose Id.)

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