Cherise Sinclair in known to be one of the best writers of erotic BDSM and in This Is Who I Am you understand why. Through her expert storytelling, she makes Sam, a sadist, a warm, caring character whose kink just happens to give submissive masochists welcomed pain. This story is part of her Masters of the Shadowlands series, number 7, but don’t let that stop you from reading this book! The primary story will grab your attention and you’ll find yourself wanting to stay up all night reading, even if you have to go to work in the morning. The emotions that come across the page are sometimes gut wrenching and at others somewhat light hearted. The characters are real, with real problems, issues and families. You connect with them. The end of the book comes way too soon and it will feel like forever before the next comes out.
As in all of Ms Sinclair’s books, BDSM is a central theme. She presents it as sane, consensual and safe. She also explains power exchanges, negotiations and that this is a work of fiction. Not only does Ms Sinclair give her readers an awesome story but she cares about her readers and makes sure they are aware.
When Sam participates in an undercover operation to dismantle a slave ring, he finds himself attracted to one of the slaves up for auction, Linda. He also knows that he did something wrong and Linda won’t even talk to him. She wants nothing to do with BDSM. Still, she’s drawn to that lifestyle and finds herself as a guest at the private BDSM club, The Shadowlands. There she once again finds the joy of pain. But, how can she? She must be a pervert! Linda only wants to be normal and leave all that BDSM stuff behind. But can she? Sam is willing to help her explore her wants and desires if Linda will let him. But, will she?
And just a suggestion: you might not want to read this book at work and/or public. The scenes are hot and you will become bothered. At times, you may want to cry….and at others cheer. Regardless, you’ll be so involved that others around you may not understand.
Series: Masters of the Shadowlands; Previous Book: To Command and Collar
When trying to save a woman from slavers, Sam screwed up. Royally. Now Linda wants nothing to do with him. Or with BDSM. She won't even admit she's a masochist. As a dominant and sadist, he can give her what she needs, and when an opportunity arises, he slips into her life, intending to make amends. She's everything he knew she would be…except for her bullheaded determination to be 'normal'.
Now the horrible time is past, Linda just wants to return to her small conservative town, pick up her quiet life, and be normal. But how can someone who likes pain be 'normal'? To her dismay, when someone spray-paints her home with obscenities, Sam shows up to rescue her. Again. Doesn't he understand that the last thing she needs in her life is a sadist? He's amused by her objections. But his dry sense of humor doesn't disguise that he's tough as nails and dominant and stubborn. He's not going to let her drive him off this time. All too soon, she realizes she wants him to stay.
When he takes her to the Shadowlands, she finds a new home…until she hears a voice from out of her nightmares.
Note:This book contains strong but consensual sadistic elements that may be uncomfortable for some readers.