Across the country, rebellious BDSM submissives are being systematically kidnapped, one from each club. When her friend falls prey to the slavers, FBI victim specialist Gabrielle volunteers to be bait in a club not yet hit: the Shadowlands.
She finds that being a bratty sub comes naturally, especially when she gets to twit the appallingly conservative Master of the trainees. But she soon discovers he's not as stuffy as she'd thought. Or as mean. She'd expected punishment, even humiliation, but she sure never expected to fall in love with a damned lawyer.
Courtesy of a prima donna ex-wife, Marcus loathes disobedient submissives. When the club owner insists he admit an incredibly bratty trainee, he's furious. But as he comes to know Gabrielle and sees the alluring sweetness beneath the sass, he starts to fall for her.
Unfortunately, Marcus isn't the only one who believes the feisty redhead is a prize worth capturing. And in the world of the slaver, such treasure is worth a hefty fee.
Heat: 5 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5
Oh damn this book was scorching hot! It had been a while since I'd spent time in the Shadowlands and Make Me, Sir definitely reminded me why I love this series. With the pairing of a Dom who has a thing about disobedient subs and an undercover agent who has to act the part of a very bratty submissive assigned to said Dom you just know you're in for one hell of a ride.
Sinclair really never fails to entertain. I don't know how she does it again and again but every single time I'm just floored. This time around in addition to the amazing relationship that builds there's a hefty plot of "difficult" submissives disappearing from local BDSM clubs and the hunt for those responsible. And gotta say, even though it's a bit dark, I really liked the additional storyline and can't wait to see how it ends.
The characters were fabulous as well. Okay, okay, I'll admit it, I had a little trouble loving Gabi all the time but she did win me over. The girl's really good at acting the part of the sassy sub and can be a bit over the top out of necessity which drove me as crazy as it did Marcus. Now I did really like her honest bratty behavior when she wasn't playing it up. She has some real spit and fire in her and isn't easily pushed over which I can definitely appreciate in my subbies :) The ploy was hard on her and she just wouldn't give up and went through a hell of a lot trying to save her friend and the other missing subs. Gotta respect the hell outta that, right?
He studied her face. "You have a safe word, Gabrielle. You could use it about now."
He'd like that, wouldn't he? "No," she gritted out.
His eyes hardened, and he tugged on one clamp. "No, what?"
"No, Sir." Damn you to hell and back. She glared at him.
"I can smell your arousal, sugar," he said softly. "Do not continue to sass me, or I will bend you over a bar stool and take you right now so everyone else can see how excited you are."
She took a step back. He wouldn't.
But from the unyielding look in his eyes, she knew he would.Master Marcus. Oh. My. Okay, I'm not usually one for suits but...yum. I could definitely make an exception where he's concerned <g> Gah, Sinclair just writes the best Doms. He's in control and observant and just sex on legs. And the chemistry between them was excellent.
Really, I just love the way Sinclair writes. You get a nice glimpse into the world of BDSM in a way that's really not overwhelming if you're just trying out the genre. You find out about different types of relationships, types of Doms, the rules, expectations and interactions between couples without getting it all listed out for you in a dull contract that explains it all point by agonizing point. Instead it's all incorporated into the actual scenes and communications so it feels natural and interesting. And often you're learning right along with the subs about the life which I think is an excellent way to go about it.
And you never know what you'll learn from Cherise either! She always adds something in that I've never heard of or even contemplated. This time it was figging. Now, this is *SO* not something I actually want to try in real life but utterly fascinating to read about and swear I'll never look at a piece of ginger the same way again!
I really love that the Doms do mess up from time to time no matter how experienced they are. Marcus had a doosie he had to fix up and, well, the others have little blips along the way too even after getting their happily ever afters. To me it makes them all seem more real and that to me is always a plus when I'm reading.
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