Master of Freedom: 1001 Dark Nights by Cherise Sinclair #Review

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Master of Freedom: 1001 Dark Nights by Cherise Sinclair #Review
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Series: Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #5
Genres: BDSM Romance
Released on April 6, 2015
Pages: 232
Format: eBook
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Bring on the Cherise Sinclair BDSM Club. Oh, wait, there is already a name for this group. Well, I am an adoring fan of almost anything she writes. We head back up the mountain to see a Master take on a new skittish submissive. Their careers intersect, but in the bedroom they are just chemistry students. Mild BDSM, with a side of action romance. Enough to satisfy any romance lover.

1001 Dark Nights is a group of stories what a narrator is telling a man who kills his wives the morning after the wedding. But one wife tells a story each night and enthralls him into letting her live another day. So each story is one of the collection of stories told from the woman to save her life. So they have to be good stories, right?

Virginia Cunningham needs to put her past behind her and move on from her broken engagement to a cheating bastard. Taking the first job she finds, she heads out from New Orleans to the mountains of California to council inmates in a local prison. Not the best job by far as the inmates aren’t really polite nor civilized at times. One inmate though has touched her soft heart for the depth of his sorrow for causing his friends death, but not all inmates have a story of regret. Not believing BDSM is a real thing, she accepts a friends offer of a backpacking adventure where couples learn the basics of BDSM while outdoors camping. Intending to be a watch, not a participant, she can’t resist the call of a alpha Dom who wants to get to know her better.

Detective Atticus Ware (what a name!) has moved to California to be closer to his younger brother who is doing time for a stupid mistake he made. While he has enjoyed the submissives just looking for a good time, he is looking for more, or the one who he can have a connection with. Teaching BDSM keeps him involved and he loves teaching couples to be closer. When arrives to a weekend retreat of BDSM couples, he is taken with the shy, but fiery Gin. After he learns she is not taken, she shows her what BDSM can be for a woman and then ruins it all when he learns she is his brother’s councilor at the prison.

And so it goes that Atticus likes to piss off the submissive that he wants. He does it more than once and I wanted to Gibb smack him a few times. Atticus is a nice guy who likes control. He’s not into being a sadistic, but he likes to spank his woman and then drive her to heaven with pleasure. So it goes that they start a friends with benefits relationship where Atticus is a man and we women want that man, but we also want him to stop being the stupid man. Saving people is his job, so when things get rough for Gin, he wants her to quit, but knows there’s not much else around for her to do.

Now Gin has her own issues to get over. Her father left her family as a child and she has this complex of always wanting to please the people in her life. She goes the extra mile thinking that is what will make them stay. After her break up with her ex-fiance, she decides she isn’t going to be that person any more. The downside…well, she is a service submissive. She likes taking care of people, so when she realizes she is starting to give everything to Atticus (and he is giving back), she freaks out and pulls away.

These two unfortunately need a crisis in their lives to get them to realize a few things. Their good people with bad pasts making silly decisions without really thinking it through. I loved it! Throw in something going on at the prison and you have a little suspense to get through along with some really *panting* sexy times in the bedroom.

This is more on the light side of BDSM, which I really am beginning to appreciate more. There are group gatherings, and Cherise loves the hay piles in the barn kind of playing around. We see past characters from all the Master of the Mountains and Dark Haven series. It’s a spanking good time in the mountains!

Their issues are real and at times got in the way of the story, but that’s real life. I loved how they kept the BDSM lighter, like probably more relationships, but they also did interact with other lifers. The chemistry was there, but at times it felt muted. Overall, it’s a good story to read in an afternoon all snuggled up in the mountains!

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About Cherise Sinclair

USA Today Bestselling Author, Cherise Sinclair is renowned for writing heart-wrenching stories with laugh-out-loud dialogue, devastating Dominants, and absolutely sizzling sex. And did I mention the BDSM? Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a Goodreads BDSM group’s Best Author of the Year.

Cherise currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her beloved husband and writes full-time under the supervision of a merciless feline.

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ooh I might just try this one out. I do like the light BDSM…I feel like its easier to relate with in real life. But thats just me. So adding it to my list here. And hooyah for choosing Tim McGraw for you tune…love that man.

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I saw Tim in concert with Faith oh…well like 15 years ago, lol. That was the first time I really liked country music. I too like lighter BDSM because it is more true to what probably 60% of married couples do rather than the heavier stuff. It just seems more real. And I love Cherise Sinclair. I can’t resist her books!

Sophia Rose
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I like what you say about this couple being real with their trouble past and bad decisions. Still need to read this series. I’ve only read a different one by Cherise.

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Shari Delighted Read

Each book in her series is different kink. This one is more what I expect from couples. Love her honest writing.

Lanies Book Thoughts
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I’ve heard a lot about this series but never really thought about trying it. No idea why. Great Review!

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Shari Delighted Read

Cherish Sinclair is my auto buy crack. I mean I am totally addicted to this woman!

Lanies Book Thoughts
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lol!

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lol!

Mary Kirkland
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I love Cherise Sinclair, her stories are so good. I’ve been meaning to read this one just haven’t bought it yet.

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Shari Delighted Read

Get it! She rocks the 1001 Dark Nights series. It’s not terribly long either.

Sharonda
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I need to start reading her books again, I love her writing style. Love the review Shari 🙂

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Shari Delighted Read

She makes my panties wet and I don’t even dig gals! I will be her fan forever!

Sharonda
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lols!

Alyssa Susanna
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ATTICUS 😀 Interesting, I’ve not read anything by this author! I want to read all of these 1001 Dark Nights books! BDSM isn’t my thing, but if you say it’s light, then I might enjoy this one anyway! Fabulous review, Shari 🙂

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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Shari Delighted Read

Thanks Alyssa! I totally love Cherise Sinckair and she can be heavy to light I. The BDSM arena. I prefer mine lighter, so this caught me right away.

Melanie Simmons
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I need to read this one. I love Cherise Sinclair’s Club Shadowlands series. I think this is the only one I haven’t read. Great review.

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Shari Delighted Read

Every one of her books is an auto read for me. I love how she works in characters from the past.