Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman - an accountant - and surely isn't a submissive...is she?
Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She's intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can't resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.
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I have enjoyed Cherise Sinclair's books so much and have been checking to see WHEN they would finally make it audible. I look forward to HEARING the rest of her work:). If you like this genre, I strongly recommend this author.
"Welcome to The Shadowlands"
Not better, just AS good.
When Jessica returns to Club Shadowlands after Master Z sends her a sexy teddy for the Submissive's Lingerie Night.
Master Z. He is the greatest Dom around. Sexy and always in control. Noah really captured the spirit of the character.
Yes, Near the end of the book when Jessica and Master Z decide to pursue a relationship inside and outside of the club. When Master Z tells Jessica that she may call Him Zachary when they are on a date outside the club but that she is to call him Sir or Master Z when they are at Club Shadowlands.
I have been hoping and wishing that the Shadowlands books would be released on Audible and my only question is: What took so LONG? The Shadowlands books are a wonderful series. Filled with memorable characters, Doms and subs alike. The wonderful things about Cherises books are that she writes characters that you feel you know. They are like visiting old friends. All likeable and relateable. So download this book, grab your headphones and relax. "Welcome to the Shadowlands".
"Love this series!! Thrilled to read it again!"
I read this book a few years ago, it was one of my first introductions to the BDSM genre. Fabulous read then and again now.
I love feisty Jessica, it was great to visit with her again. Seeing her first interactions with Master Z, her wonder at experiencing the club for the first time and the heady feeling of falling in love. At the time, it did not feel like BDSM 101, because it was my first time experiencing it as well. Now it has a very educational feel but a great story to back it up.
Characters introduced in this book are leads throughout the rest of the series. So wonderful meeting them again! This is a fabulous series and still one of my favorites.
The Master Z empathy angle is a little odd. Everything else in the series is so normal, that this sticks out as different and not really needed. Still, it is interesting to have him so in tune with everything that happens in his club.
I love the mixed narrative, getting both Jess and Z's POV is important to understanding their whole dynamic. It also makes the romance more engaging. I am not sure I would be into the lifestyle, but I certainly enjoy reading about it. This series puts you into the mindset of the people who live this kind of life and helps you understand them better.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Noah Michael Levine, who is scrumptious! His tone is just as yummy as the words coming out of his mouth. He does make Jessica a touch too breathy at times and I am never a fan of sound effects. Hearing actual spanking was a touch off putting. He has a terrific pace and energy that he brings to the read. I definitely hope to hear more of this yummy voice!
Overall, I was thrilled to come back to the beginning of a series I have loved for a few years. I hope they will all be released in audio! This way I can finally catch up on the latest book!
"I love Cherise Sinclair!!"
I love this book. Counting the audible version I've bought it 3 times. Just for myself. I've recommended this book to many people as well. I will say that it bugged me the way the narrator says "pet". It always sounded like "Pat" to me and took me out of the story a little bit. But overall it is well narrated. I enjoyed the way he would speed up his narration during certain parts, letting the excite of the scene shine through.
"More realistic than most BDSM books!"
.I read and reread the Club Shadowlands books before they came out in audio. I am now enjoying this new way of reading these books while I do chores and drive! I really enjoy the narration by Noah Michael Levine. I think the books would have suffered if narrated by a woman. It just sounds more believable for a Dom to have the deep voice of a man.
Cherise Sinclair has a better grasp of what BDSM is truly about than most of the authors out there who are writing about it. If you are a bit interested in what makes this lifestyle appealing to people, her books are fictional stories that give you some insight into the thought processes of people who actually enjoy this lifestyle.This book is the first in the Club Shadowlands series and it introduces a lot of characters upon which the rest of the series is built.
The owner of Club Shadowlands is Master Z. In this story, Master Z meets a woman who is not even in the BDSM community. Yet he sees a submissive side to her nature that draws him, and he finds himself more attracted to her than he has been to another woman in a very long time. Jessica stumbles into Club Shadowlands during a terrible storm, looking for shelter and help with her stranded car. Her time in the Club opens her eyes to a lifestyle she never envisioned for herself. She has to admit that some of the activities she sees are immensely intriguing and thoroughly arousing.Master Z continues to pursue the lovely Jessica in the hope that she will open herself to the delights of submission to him. Their growing relationship is almost a primer for BDSM 101. Jessica is a feisty, confident, and reserved woman, yet she finds she enjoys giving Master Z the power to control her sexual pleasure. It is an exploration that is both fascinating and erotic.
This book allows you glimpses into the POV of both characters, which is so essential to understanding the BDSM dynamic. But if you do not like very graphic sex scenes, or believe a woman could never find happiness by submitting to a man during sex, then you should definitely avoid this book. However, if you have an open mind, you may find yourself wishing you could find your own Master Z.
very simple non dramatic romance with lots of sex... I like it a lot. I'd recommend to anyone who likes bdsm with minimal drama..easy reading/listening
I loved the storyline and really enjoyed the audio performance too. The entire series is very well written and more than just hot sex scenes.
"totally wrong accent, clunky speaking pattern"
For THIS book he totally detracted. Master Z shouldn't sound like a working class New Yorker. Jess sounded horribly wimpy. Noah sounded like he was just reading words out mechanically. Noah is much better in other books but this one was painful to listen to. I don't know how he will do in the other Shadowlands books.
This is a good book although it isn't the best book Cherise has written, she is an excellent writer and I automatically buy all her books.
"Finally!!! I have been wanting this on audio!!!"
Being able to listen to this while working.
All of it.
I love this series and highly recommend it to anyone. This is the first review I have ever written if that gives you any clue as to how much I love this book!
"Master Z in another dimension!"
Having a massive book hangover for the Shadowlands series, the audiobook is a great cure. Just love Master Z and Jessica. Downloading the next book immediate!
Thoroughly enjoyed my first ever audio book. Very easy to listen to and just as good as the written version. But then I love all Cherise Sinclair books!
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