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Dec 01

Review – TO COMMAND AND COLLAR (Club Shadowlands bk 6) by Cherise Sinclair

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Description
Determined to find the human traffickers preying on Shadowlands’ submissives, Master Raoul gets himself invited to a small slave auction. Once informed, the FBI orders him to reject the limited choices so the slavers will invite him to the big auction. To Raoul’s shock, one of the slaves is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands sub. She has a scarred body…and an unbroken spirit. He can’t leave her behind. Ruining the FBI’s carefully laid plans, he buys her.

Kimberly’s freedom has come at a devastating price: the other women are still slaves. An FBI raid is their only hope for rescue. Desperate to help the Feds locate the big auction, she agrees to pose as Master Raoul’s slave. Wearing a collar again is terrifying, but under the powerful dominant’s care, Kim starts to heal and then to blossom. This is what she’s been drawn to—and fled from—her entire life.

She escaped the slavers who captured her body—can she escape the master who’s captured her heart?

DiDi’s Thoughts:
TO COMMAND AND COLLAR is a sexy, emotionally packed masterpiece.

Master Raoul has commanded Club Shadowlands’ fans attention since we first met him.  I mean who can resist a dark haired, dark eyed DOM with all that smoldering Latino sensuality?  The emotions he feels and displays while rescuing Kimberly are intense.  The patience he shows while dealing with her PTSD and the ability he has to push her without damaging her psyche is amazing.   The way he puts her needs and satisfaction above his is heartwarming and the way he loves her is pantymelting.  Master R epitomizes my image of a DOM.  Kimberly went through weeks of torture and rape at the hands of monsters, yet she never lost her spirit, almost, but never completely let it go. Even with her fear of DOMs she still has the balls to sass Master R and it always made me smile.

Master R rescued Kimberly but complications came up and they were forced to stay together longer.  Something that no one, even the all-knowing Master Z thought was a good idea.  However, once rescued she fought bit by bit to regain herself.  Under the care of Master R and with the help of the Shadowlands’ family she is able to start pulling herself together again.  Just as Kimberly thinks she is almost back to being as fully functional as possible, her world is turned upside again.  All her progress and the fragile bond between her and Master R are tested….will they hold or crumble???

Watching the fragile bond between a demanding DOM and an abused sub grow was beautiful.

The Brat-Pack is back  and as delightfully mischievous as ever, they now have a new member in Kimberly.  The Masters are all still sexy as hell and being kept on their toes by their bratty subs.   BTW….I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and seeing sailboats is very common…THANKS to Cherise and the Brat-Pack I will NEVER AGAIN be able to see a sailboat without first busting out laughing, then breaking out in a sweat  =)

One of my many favorite parts was finding out there is someone out there who has the ability to COMMAND Master Dan  =)

TCaC does deal with the very real and dark subject matter of human trafficking and the emotional fallout if one is rescued from being a sex slave.  It’s not pretty folks…but Ms. Sinclair does a wonderful job of describing the emotions, fear and despair one may feel.  TO COMMAND AND COLLAR is a  beautiful story of escape, healing physically, as well as emotionally, and finding love after one has thought all was lost. This was IMO the hottest, sweetest, funniest, most emotional ending to any of the Club Shadowlands books. Over the series of books I have loved watching this group of friends turn into a FAMILY.

I’m anxious to learn more about Sally, Master Sam, Vance, Kouros and the slave Master Sam rescued.

Now I get to WHINE…When is the next Club Shadowlands book?

DiDi gives TO COMMAND AND COLLAR 
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  1. marisol

    I can’t wait to read this book. Currently sitting in my Kindle.

  2. katy-b-mckee

    I picked it up yesterday and was trying to finish the book I was reading first but it was getting long and a bit boring so I decided to stop and read To Collar about a 1/5 of the way through and so loving it.

  3. Timitra

    I so can’t wait to read this one love Cherise Sinclair!!!

  4. flchen1

    Ooh, I think I need to catch up on this series! Thanks!

  5. redjuliet

    I agree that this is an emotional book. I’ve had to put it down a few times so I’m not finished yet but hope to finish it today. I will be whining for the next book in the series as soon as I’m finished too!

  6. Cherise Sinclair

    OMG, a Recommended Read? Woohoo! Didi, I’m delighted–and thank you!

    Marisol, Timitra, flchen1, I hope y’all enjoy it!

    Thank you, Katy and redjuliet!

  7. Cathy M

    Oh I love this series, and just picked up my Kindle copy today!

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  8. deblondie

    Love this book. I’m not finished yet, but so far it is great.

  9. Kimberly

    I loved this book! Such wonderful characters, and the story was just gripping. Sally next, please!! <3

  10. bonnie c

    I just finished TCaC, and am in love with Raoul. Master Z remains my absolute favorite, but R has pretty much notched a place in my heart along with Z. I love all the books in this series, but I think this one belongs at the top of the list for its character development and plot. Of course, I was in tears at the end. Great job, Cherise. Now, I’m ready for Master Sam. I like that he is older (more gray than Z?). We need more stories about older heroes and heroines. I hate that he and Linda were left hanging and look forward to their story

  11. DiDi

    more gray than Z? I LOVED when Raoul was wondering to himself if Z’s gray was due to his subbie ;-)

  12. Jen B.

    DiDi,
    Will you be having a giveaway for this book? :) I don’t have any book money right now so I would love to win a copy. Right now I am waiting for it to post on All Romance eBooks because I have ARe Bucks! Jen B.

  13. kayjben

    purchased this book from loose id last night – so i am only just getting into reading it – and i am already totally hooked – i just love these books – and the peeps really do feel like family – Kym xx

  14. Cassie M

    This book is amazing, makes you want have a Raoul or a Sam..I love how intertwins all the characters from all the Shadowlands series into the stories. I have already read it twice and can’t wait to read it again and again. Most deff and MUST READ….

  15. kindleme

    I loved, loved, loved this book. I have loved the whole series but this hit a special mark. I can hardly wait for the next in the series. I don’t want it to end. Merry Christmas everyone!I hope your stockings are filled with Cherise’s books. I enjoy her on my kindle.

  16. Dtwnsma2

    When will this be on the NOOK? I can’t wait to read it!

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  18. DiDi

    Anonymous, 1/12/12….we appreciate and value your feedback..However your comment has been deleted due to spoilers.

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