Review: Breaking Free by Cherise Sinclair

Breaking Free - Cherise Sinclair





♥♥♥ 3.5 Stars ♥♥♥

This story follows Beth, a woman scarred by the abuse of her monster of a husband. She is free from him but she doesn't really feel all that free. She hasn't felt like a woman in a long time. She goes to Club Shadowlands hoping to feel arousal again, but she can't seem to get past the fear of her past. That all changes when Master Nolan takes her on as his sub.

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"She was happy, she realized. In fact, she'd felt happier today than years (...) being with Nolan was different. She could really care about him.'

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I feel like these stories start out in sort of the same fashion. Except for the fact that Beth seems really broken. She wasn't as feisty as the heroines in the first two books. But the fact that she was in an abusive relationship once and trying to get over it, is what really got my attention. She had trust issues as a result, which was understandable. I just didn't get why she didn't see a therapist or something so she could heal. While it was great having the sexy Master Nolan help her become more sexually uninhibited, I'm not sure if that would exactly cure her traumatic past.

Master Nolan was all kinds of hot, which I'm noticing that Cherise Sinclair seems to like to write all of her heroes in this series to be. I really liked him and how protective and sweet he was with Beth. I did have a few problems, though, and this was just a problem of personal preference. While, I have been loving the steam in this series, this one I had more trouble with for some reason. I totally don't mind reading stories with ménage in them, but in this book it seemed all about the sex and with no emotional connection. Which kind of sucked for me. However, I will admit that any scenes with Nolan and Beth were still pretty freaking steamy.

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"Yes, you. My little rabbit. My sub. I love you, Beth."

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It was a bit of a slow start for me in this one, but near the end things did get a lot more interesting. I liked the side plot that was in this book, it might have been a bit predictable but it held my attention. I'm still waiting to see if one of the books of the series will have more focus on the relationship. I'd like to see and feel the relationship grow slowly, and not too fast. While I did like some things in this book more than I did the previous books, I also disliked things about it that I didn't the last two. I'm not giving up on this series because for the most part I am liking it, plus I know it gets better so I can't wait to read the next books.

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