"Breaking Free took me on an emotional roller-coaster, and I loved it!" ~Just Erotic Romance Reviews
A sadistic husband left Beth scarred, inside and out. Only at the Shadowlands BDSM club does she feel like a woman. But her fears limit her to Doms who won't overwhelm her--the very ones who cannot arouse her. The Master of the Shadowlands gives her an ultimatum: accept the Dom he assigns or lose her membership. The last thing Beth wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom, but that's just what she gets.
Asked to take on a problem sub, Nolan sees the issue immediately--although truly submissive, the little redhead is too scared to relinquish control and her Doms have let her get away with it. That will change right now.
As Master Nolan takes Beth under command, compelling her submission, she's terrified, but the experienced Dom brings her pleasure, not pain. His only demand is that she never lie to him. Under his capable hands, her body comes alive, and she begins to heal. As he pushes her limits, she learns to trust…and then to love. And she realizes he is beginning to care for her in return.
But now her cruel husband has found her, and Master Nolan discovers she's been lying and lying and lying.
Cant wait to read it
After Book 2, I was afraid Ms. Cherise Sinclair would be writing in ruts, but Breaking Free surprised me. Not only did we have a problematic sub who wasn't cooperating in allowing her to be dominated, she was also an abused wife on the run from an insane husband who had the law on his side. Beth may have crossed the country to escape her spouse, but she couldn't escape her love of the BSDM lifestyle for many reasons. Now she's the gardener for Z's Shadowlands acreage which includes a free membership, too. But she isn't allowing any dom to dominate her, frustrating both sides. So Master Z lowers the boom — Master Nolan or he'll tear up her membership.
Nolan has returned from the Mideast where he had been a contractor as well as a CIA operative and is trying to get back to his normal. He isn't pleased with his new assignment by Master Z, but he sees Beth as a challenge. But Beth is hiding secrets — which he knows — but he doesn't know she's still married, being too afraid of her husband's threats should she try to obtain a divorce.
Add a truly psychopathic, sadistic-in-not-a-good-way husband who wants her back so he can kill her. He's done everything else, so why not?
This was a very intense story. I had to stop reading so many times just to grab a breath and to settle down. There is far more intense intimacy in this volume than the total found in Books 1-2. Nolan is definitely a dom any sub would kill for just for his infinite patience and his determination to treat his subs well. I like how Beth is painted to be a sympathetic sub who will still continue to try to enjoy the BDSM lifestyle despite the extensive scarring and old injuries evident on her person. By the time I was halfway through the book, I knew exactly what Nolan and Beth looked like, their personalities, their likes and dislikes. (Geez! I misspelled that to be "licks and dislicks"! It's getting late in the night for me...) I had.an even better idea of how Shadowlands was laid out. All I can say is: I WANT ONE! If not Shadowlands, then Master Nolan's new home! Talk about a great design for not just a family but an BDSM lifestyle!
Continuity is definitely intact with the characters from the previous two books showing up for fun. I get a kick over Cullen, but I would have liked more of Ben in the picture as he was in Book 2. (He's such a dear.)
I definitely bought this book, and I'll be getting Book 4, too. I hope the quality continues without getting into ruts which would be so easy... I guess we'll see.
This was a reread.. Beth and Nolan perfect together and loved reading their story.