Title: Edge of the Enforcer (Doms of Dark Haven, #4)
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Genre: BDSM Romance
Release Date: May 13 2014
One sadist. One submissive
One extraordinary love
WELCOME TO DARK HAVEN
and may all your darkest wishes come true
Fleeing false murder charges, Lindsey lands in San Francisco. There she builds a satisfying life until, in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she encounters deVries. Moth, meet flame.
A security specialist and occasional mercenary, deVries needs an adorable submissive like a knife to the gut. Hell, she’s not even a masochist. But here she is, all big brown eyes and sweet body and sassy mouth. Loyal. Tough-minded. Honest.
Or maybe not, considering her ID is forged. If she thinks to lie to him, she’ll learn better. He’s the Enforcer of Dark Haven—his discipline is absolute, his punishments harsh, and his heart untouched…until now.
5 “Kinkalicious” Stars!
“Lose the dress.” His voice was level. Unreadable. “Kneel there and wait for me.”
Edge of the Enforcer is book four in Cherise Sinclair’s Mountain Masters & Dark Haven series. But damn was this book full of kinky deliciousness that only this author can conjure up! I am a huge fan of this series and of Ms. Sinclair. I was expecting great things when it came to this fourth installment to this fabulous series. I was not disappointed. No sir. This author has spun yet another fantastic tale of romance, undeniable lust-filled chemistry, BDSM play that makes me squirm and some intense moments that had me on the edge of my seat.
Lindsey Parnell is a sweet-natured submissive who is hiding from a past that she left behind in Texas. This southern beauty has had to slowly build herself a new life in San Francisco away from her family and all that she has known. Lindsey had embraced her new life which now includes a few new friends and all the sexy good times that encompass the Dark Haven BDSM club. Lindsey may be a submissive but she draws the line at experiencing hard erotic pain. So why is she having naughty thoughts about the intense and hard man known as Dark Haven’s Enforcer?
Alexander deVries (known as deVries at the club and Zander to his friends) is as rough, penetrating and forceful as they come. His difficult childhood and the mercenary jobs he takes on while also working as a security specialist for Demakis Security have contributed to his dark nature and his sadomasochistic tendencies. Zander fully accepts who he is and seeks out masochists at the club who can take all that he dishes out. He finds himself drawn to the adorable receptionist at the club with the beautiful brown eyes. Lindsey is a woman who is friendly, sassy and loving – everything he should stay away from.
“What the hell is so funny?”
“You.” She gasped for breath, her insides hurting as she fought to hold back her giggles. “I-I can’t believe the Enforcer wants to go steady.”
His eyes widened in disbelief, then narrowed. “Now I do have to hurt you.”
The pair start things off when Zander demands that Lindsey pay her debt to him. You see, he caught Lindsey in the summer games in a kinky game of chase and she owes him some sexual favors. Zander understands that he can’t take things too far with Lindsey as she is no masochist, but he is determined to take what he can get from the pretty submissive. As things slowly start to develop between Zander and Lindsey, he realizes that she just may just be the woman who breaks through his tough exterior and penetrates his hardened heart. However, Lindsey is keeping secrets and is unwilling to share them, something Zander can’t tolerate without doling out some punishment. Can their new fragile bond survive her secrets and a past that is slowly closing in on her?
I loved Zander’s and Lindsey’s relationship. The more time they spent with one another, the more Lindsey began to see Zander as a tender, protective and caring man instead of the cold sadistic bastard she understood him to be from observing him at the club. Despite the fact that Zander’s need to administer pain far surpassed the amount of pain Lindsey could take, the two of them find their way into a heart-felt relationship where they learn how to express themselves and compromise. Their journey to love was actually quite romantic and beautiful, something that pleasantly surprised me. Given the fact that Zander is a sadist, I was expecting him to be harder and more stoic at his core. He turned out to be a genuinely loving man deep down, but only with Lindsey. I loved that! Many scenes in this book left me happily sighing in a romantic stupor.
So, it goes without saying that Cherise Sinclair books mean sweat-inducing H.O.T.N.E.S.S. Be prepared for your arousal levels to reach new heights.
And, sure enough, also be prepared for fire. Fire in your panties, that is.
Ms. Sinclair sure delivers true heart-palpitating, squirmy, sexy goodness. This is a BDSM book and, while Ms. Sinclair may not take things too far, there were some scenes that I found a little uncomfortable. The whole BDSM world and culture is fascinating but I realize that my difficulty with some scenes was simply due to the fact that this world is not one that I would venture into in my real life. That doesn't stop me from reading about it though and diving into a world of passion and kink!
All in all, Edge of the Enforcer is yet another reason why I simply adore Cherise Sinclair books. While I am aware that many practice BDSM in “real life”, for me, this series (and this book) is a fantastical escape into a slightly taboo world that captures and enthralls me. I loved catching up with the Dark Haven crew and getting transported into another tale of sex, lust, love, passion and suspense. I loved this book. One of Ms. Sinclair’s best in my opinion. Definitely a highly recommended read!
“No, home wasn’t a state – not California or Texas. Instead, her home was one damn big Dom. Rough-hewn, and deadly when crossed. Blunt, grumpy at times, dominating and possessive.
Yep, right here, wrapped in the Enforcer’s arms, was where she belonged.”
Series Reading Order
4. Edge of the Enforcer
Authors often say their characters argue with them. Unfortunately, since Cherise Sinclair’s heroes are Doms, she never, ever wins.
A USA Today Bestselling Author, she’s renowned for writing heart-wrenching romances with laugh-out-loud dialogue, devastating Dominants, and absolutely sizzling sex. And did I mention the BDSM? Her awards include a National Leather Award, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination, and Best Author of the Year from the Goodreads BDSM group.
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