Title: Lean on Me
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Series: Masters of Shadowlands
Publisher: Loose Id.
Release date: March 30th 2010
Number of pages: 220
Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom. He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She’d given up finding a true Dom when her friend finagles her a place as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club with the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea’s thrilled…and terrified.
Forced to accept an unknown submissive into his carefully run trainee program, Master Cullen is furious. Not only is the young woman new to BDSM, but she’s unsuited to her role–armoured in leather like a Domme, she’s more liable to punch a Dom than kneel. He decides to push her right back out the door. But as he ruthlessly intimidates her, punishes her, then comforts her, his glimpses of the woman inside the emotional armour intrigue him and her utter surrender captures his heart.
Although Master Cullen is famous for his unfettered lifestyle, Andrea believes he might be interested in her, until she discovers he’s not just a bartender–he’s a cop. Maybe he’d overlook her past brush with the law, but when another trainee accuses her of stealing money, Andrea’s sure she’s lost the Master she wanted with all her heart.
It was really fun to watch Cullen catches this women, because she’s beautiful and is still learning the rules of BDSM, but the most important of everything is the fact Andrea is a strong women and difficult to handle during some times.
I liked Andrea since the very start and she’s actually fun, but her relationships are bound to failure because she needs a stronger man and it’s very difficult for her to just let go and surrender to her pleasure.
The scenes during the book were really hot and we also learned how the Shadowlands works in more depth, because the trainees are actually a very important part of teaching and Andrea needed this.
Cullen is very strong and accepted the rule as bartender and also is responsible for the trainees and their pleasure. He’s strong and also a cop. This was an interesting book and helped realize how the BDSM scene is difficult at first for single persons.
Series in Order
#1- Club Shadowlands
#2- Dark Citadel
#3- Breaking Free
#4- Lean on Me
#5- Make me, Sir
#6- To Command and Collar