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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

To Command and Collar by Cherise Sinclair

To Command and Collar by Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (237 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Mistletoe

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?

There are authors that just get it. They leave you wanting more even after they have satisfied you with their latest book. There are not many that can do that and when you find one, hold on and do not let go. I have found such a one with this author. Every time I read a Master of the Shadowlands book, I know that it will not only be a hot read but it will also take me on an emotional roller coaster ride. To Command and Collar does not disappoint. Once again I fell in love with the characters and kept hoping that they would find their happy ever after.

Just like Kim, I fell head over heels for Raoul. He is such a wonderful man and a great Dom. He understands what Kim needs and will only push her so far. Seeing such a big man show his heart was a great read. I adored Kim as well. She is such a strong woman and overcomes so much. Watching their relationship build and grow was a great experience. The trust and love that develops between Raoul and Kim was a beautiful thing to see. I loved watching each of them not only deal with their fears but also fight for the love that they share. As the two struggle to find ways to expose the men behind the illegal slave trade, they find themselves dealing with their own battle with their hearts.

I really enjoyed the interaction between not only the main characters but the secondary ones as well. I was able to visit with old friends and see just what they have been up to as well as getting a glimpse at some new beginnings. I loved the two FBI agents, Kouros and Vance, and cannot wait to see what will happen with them. The love and friendship that I saw throughout this book is great. Not only did I get the romance between Kim and Raoul, but I also got to see the depth of the friendships between everyone.

Just as I knew I would, I loved To Command and Collar and getting to visit the world of the Masters once again was awesome. I cannot wait for the next one.

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