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Josie doesn’t need any help raising her son.

Pregnant at 16, Josie learned the hard way about men and their empty promises. She picked herself up and is raising her 11-year-old son. By herself. And that’s the way she intends it to stay. Unfortunately, her impressionable boy becomes fascinated by the scruffy, intimidating biker who lives next door. 

The scars on Holt’s face are only the most visible of his wounds.

Out of the hospital after being attacked in his own damn house, Holt is coming to terms with the fact that his scars frighten people. Like his now-ex-girlfriend, who ran after one look at him. Like his redheaded neighbor, who hauled her boy away as if Holt was a serial killer. Fine. He’ll give the pretty bartender all the space she wants.

The Shadowlands will bring them together....

When Josie starts bartending in the exclusive, private club, she discovers her neighbor is a member. And a Master - a skilled, powerful Dom who can make her fantasies come true. Slowly, the firefighter breaks down the walls around her heart, teaching her how to trust. How to love...

But when her son’s choices lead to disaster, can their relationship survive?

©2018 Cherise Sinclair (P)2018 Cherise Sinclair

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excellent

so enjoyed listening go this. I have read the book and I gave to say that the audio is so.much better. the narrators give it that little bit more of a kick. thank you so much all of the people involved .... so good

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  • Lisa
  • 19-10-2018

Holt was such a sweetie..normally doesn’t describe Dom

Josie and Holt’s story was so sweet. Oh sure, there was hot sex and Dom behavior, but overall it was a sweet story. I wish we had some more information in what happened to the little boy Brandon (I know, I was too involved in the story☺️), but I thoroughly enjoyed the kids dilemma about friendship, change, bullies, etc...Holt has a way with the kids and watching him with Carson and all of his puberty angst was brilliant. Now while there were times that Josie was working my nerves, I had to appreciate that she on her own since she was 16 so she had very little experience with relationships and men in general..I loved that she was very open about her insecurities and when she needed to apologize or adjust her thinking, she was mature enough to do so and quickly. Holt knew Josie was his and he staked his claim on her without hesitation. Really curious about the new security guard and his story though 😉

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  • jennifer schultheis
  • 08-02-2019

Hot!

Beneath the Scars is another must listen and or read by Cherise Sinclair. I particularly liked how this was dual narrated. It was great to listen to.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 08-01-2019

Opening Up

I love Josie's strength and her fierce determination to care for herself and her child. Her opening herself to Hold is more poignant because it shows true trust and caring. Holt shows patiences and understanding. He isn't perfect but he owns up to his mistakes. I love how his love is bot for Josie and her son. I also love the dual narration.

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  • Jolene L Toney
  • 10-09-2018

Good story

I really enjoyed this story. Especially with the other sub plots that where left from her other books. I can not get enough of the Masters of the Shadowland series.

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  • Tabatha moore
  • 17-02-2019

absolutely breathtaking!!!

I absolutely love all the masters and shawdow kittens. cant wait for another. Loved loved

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  • Jaime
  • 30-01-2019

great book

I loved this story. The author does a great job showing that BDSM lifestyles are not sleazy. I love the push for honesty and the friend family support dynamic.

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  • Annette
  • 26-01-2019

Wonderful as always

I have enjoyed all of Cherise’s books that I have read. The Shadowland series is my favorite in this genre. The stories are always sweet in the end. With some mystery and action thrown in. The narrators are always exceptional as well. Thank you to the author and narrators.

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  • Virginia
  • 07-01-2019

Hawt!

These stories just get better and better! Each one is unique and kept my attention until the last word! Noah Michael Levine and Erin Deward sucks you right into it as though you are watching every second with the narration of it!

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  • Lovingbooks1
  • 13-09-2020

Delightful

This author is one of my favourite and this series is one I read over and over again. Holt and Josie’s story is emotional and sweet, I love it 😍 * Great storyline that has meaning and purpose. * The way the characters are described I feel like I have a personal relationship with them. * There’s no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings * The amount of dialogues is enough and i love the open communication Holt is practising * The scenes is as always fun, sweet, hot and emotional. I like that Holt is a bit possessive outside the bedroom too. I could say a lot more but that would be spoiling the book so...... This is a book in a series but can be read as a standalone, however I recommend starting with the first and I promise you’ll want to read the rest. Narrators: Perfect , read with feelings and has clear pronunciation 5 stars overall

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  • Old n'tired
  • 18-02-2020

Could we PLEASE have a DOM who isn't omniscient?

I think this series is getting long in the tooth. There is nothing new here. The male DOMs continue to have super powers allowing them to understand their submissives’ needs without the subs themselves knowing what they are missing. If anything, as the series progresses, the roles are becoming even more polarized: the DOMs are more perfect, more inflexible and able to see into the subs minds, the subs all have emptiness in their lives that can only be filled by a D/s relationship. They find fulfillment in humiliation, pain and service, in return they receive the big O, are relieved of the need to ‘think’ and feel joy in pleasing their masters. Just once I’d like to see one of these supermen push too far and have their subs safe word out. Is that too much to ask? It probably wouldn’t pan out though, in these books subs who make mistakes apologize tearfully and are punished severely, DOMs who make mistakes toss apologies over their shoulder and all is forgiven. I’ve read most of the books in the series and the only DOM to show frailty was in fact a DOMME, a woman, who we discover was working through anger issues that she had with men, none of the other masters, all men, were ever seen to have anger issues to deal with. In this book the boilerplate is the same, the DOM recognizes a single mom ‘is a sub’ before she herself does. He introduces her to the lifestyle, takes over a large part of her life, helps her with her son and rewards her by relieving her of the responsibility of speaking without permission or having to choose what food to eat. We see many of the characters from earlier books but other than an increasing number of babies and pregnancies there is no character development.

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