Reading a Cherise Sinclair book is like being wrapped in a warm blanket and snuggled on someone’s lap after an intense emotional scene. ~ Shadow, Guilty Pleasures
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.
Review copy provided for an honest review
Reading a Cherise Sinclair book is like being wrapped in a warm blanket and snuggled on someone’s lap after an intense emotional scene. Edge of the Enforcer, the latest in the Doms of Dark Haven series is no different.
The book focuses on Lindsey, the part time receptionist at BDSM Club Dark Haven and deVries, the club’s sadist, known as the Enforcer. He is known to be bi-sexual, participating in scenes with both men and women.
Lindsey is on the run from a trumped up murder charge for killing her late husband, who happened to be brother to the town’s crooked Chief of Police. While she has been fascinated by DeVries, she knows he’s not for her: he’s too much of a sadist, he has every sub clamoring for his attention, and, if he were to be involved with her, he could be in danger from her past. But DeVries himself takes the choice from her, spending the night in her bed, but misjudging her the next morning. Can this lonely submissive and damaged Dom make a relationship work? Or will Lindsey’s past and deVries’ insecurities come between them?
The book was emotional, grabbing the reader’s attention from page one and not letting go. When the book is finished, the reader wants to dive right back in again. The relationship between Lindsey and deVries was torrid, and the character development superb. Add in a complex plot, several overprotective Doms, and some over the top BDSM scenes, and you have a remarkable book.
Only Cherise Sinclair can make a sympathetic character out of a sadist. But deVries only pushes as far as his subs can go and his affectionate and overprotective nature make him drool-worthy. Lindsey is a big-hearted woman who is loyal, strong and incredibly brave.
We get to re-visit some old friends-Simon and Rona, Logan and Becca-plus 1, and Jake and Kallie, Xavier and Abby, and Dixon; all from previous Dark Haven books. Some of the others are mentioned but don’t play a direct role in the story. This is a standalone book-everyone’s relationship is explained neatly, but it is nice to know the back stories.
Expect some intense BDSM in this offering: caning, cage play, anal play, whipping, flogging, knife play and electrical play among others.
Overall, another outstanding effort from an author who never fails to please.