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Cherise does it again
on 26 April 2012
I love this author!!! Having started with her 'Shadowlands' series and then to 'The Starlight Rite' and Masters of the Abyss and Mountain - I have enjoed them all. One of the reasons is that since buying my kindle I have spent/wasted a lot of money on really short books - I read a lot and therefore need my books to be of a decent length (at least 150 pages, otherwise I go on a reading drought). These books are a decent length, good stories and scorching content!
The Dom's Dungeon is primarily about Mackensie, a vet who takes a house exchange in order to find a new job and re-settle in a new city to escape her past. Mac's self worth is virtually non-existent after being brought up in foster care and then ending up as a 15yr old prostitute (for less than a year)12 years previously. Mac deviously opens a locked door in the exchange house to discover a bdsm dungeon, whilst trying out one of the benches she dosen't hear the owner of the house come home. Alex was involved in an altercation at the airport resulting in missing his flight, he therefore heads back home. Alex is a dominant with an annoying ex-girlfriend/stalker type, he is furious at finding Mac 'trying out' his equipment but very quickly realises that Mac is a submissive whom he might like to dominate.
To begin with, I thought the story might be a bit cheesy but I very soon started to really sympathise with Mac, I found a few scenes very heartrending and Alex's handling of her is beautifully written and he is just (sigh)! Mac has closed herself off to emotion and Alex helps her to discover her emotional self through the d/s relationship - taking the responsibility and the angst away from her through 'play'. I love all CS's characters, they are all strong, gorgeous but flawed and very believable.
As you would expect this book is scorching hot and will not suit underage readers.