Master of the Abyss by Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (176 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
On the mountain, the watcher seeks out evil women. And then they die.
Two years ago, when Jake Hunt uncollared his slave, she committed suicide. Guilt-ridden, he will commit to a woman for one night only, devoting his energy to a mountain lodge that caters to a BDSM crowd.
Kallie Masterson is tough. Unwanted as a child, she worked hard to become a wilderness guide. She’s proud of who she is, and hurt that Jake frowns on her for acting like a man.
After rescuing the macho guide from a bar fight, Jake is stunned that the ugly men’s clothing hides a warm, responsive woman. A submissive woman. When guide business brings her to the lodge on BDSM night, and she is obviously aroused by the play, Jake takes the little sub right into his world of pain and pleasure. He warns her: one night only. But she responds so beautifully -- so joyously -- under his command, that one night soon becomes two, then three...
Then a missing hiker reminds Jake of his past lover, and he realizes he’s become too involved. He pulls back.
Meanwhile, the watcher on the mountain has rendered his verdict: Kallie Masterson is evil. The sentence: Death.
Once again Cherise Sinclair has written a wonderful tale full of emotion and depth. This story is definitely a page-turner that I could not put down. I was so drawn into Jake and Kallie’s world that I read this book in one sitting. This story is a continuation of the characters we met in Master of the Mountain. Jake is Logan’s brother who was the hero in that book. It can be read as a stand-alone but you really should read Logan book as well as Simon’s story to have a better understanding and enjoyment of this book and its characters.
Jake is a wonderful man who has been hurt by a tremendous tragedy in his past that prevents him from getting close to anyone. Yet when he finally interacts with Kallie he finds himself drawn to her and fighting feelings he thought he would never have again. Kallie is a smart and feisty woman who has her own hurts from her past and tries to deal with them all on her own. I really enjoyed the interaction and bantering between these two. It was nice to watch Jake discover what kind of woman Kallie is underneath all her bravado and when Kallie figures out just what makes Jake tick it was nice seeing him deal with things emotionally. The two make a wonderful couple. Not only do the two have to deal with their feelings but it also seems that someone is out to hurt Kallie. When the chips are down we see that they each can count on each other to stand by them.
Cherise Sinclair does a wonderful job of combining just the right amount of suspense into this great story. I enjoyed the way Jake and Kallie got to not only share their pasts but their futures as well. It was nice to see how patient Jake was with introducing Kallie to his world of Dominance and how open Kallie was to it.
This was a beautiful read that was well written and should not be missed. I know that I will certainly be on the look out for more from this author in the future.