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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review: This is Who I am by Cherise Sinclair




When trying to save a woman from slavers, Sam screwed up. Royally. Now Linda wants nothing to do with him. Or with BDSM. She won't even admit she's a masochist. As a dominant and sadist, he can give her what she needs, and when an opportunity arises, he slips into her life, intending to make amends. She's everything he knew she would be…except for her bullheaded determination to be 'normal'.

Now the horrible time is past, Linda just wants to return to her small conservative town, pick up her quiet life, and be normal. But how can someone who likes pain be 'normal'? To her dismay, when someone spray-paints her home with obscenities, Sam shows up to rescue her. Again. Doesn't he understand that the last thing she needs in her life is a sadist? He's amused by her objections. But his dry sense of humor doesn't disguise that he's tough as nails and dominant and stubborn. He's not going to let her drive him off this time. All too soon, she realizes she wants him to stay.

When he takes her to the Shadowlands, she finds a new home…until she hears a voice from out of her nightmares.

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I have loved every one of the Shadowland books. I have been waiting for this book to come out. It was another hit by Cherise Sinclair. After reading the previous books and how the captives were treated, I couldn’t wait to read Sam and Linda’s story. This is a gut-wrenching story of two broken people trying to be themselves. When Linda's children find out she was into BDSM, I wanted to cry at how they treated her. When Sam rode to the rescue many times I wanted to cheer. This is a wonderful book. I couldn’t put it down! If I could give it more then 5 hearts I would.

Linda had been held captive by the Harvest Association when she first met Sam. He broke through her remaining line of defense that she had. When she was freed, she wanted nothing to do with Sam or with BDSM. She wanted a normal life. She soon realized that there was nothing wrong with needing a little kink in your life. Sam soon finds out that someone has been spray painting nasty messages on Linda’s house. Sam goes out of his way to show Linda that they are good together and that she needs him. When Sam’s ex wife shows up in his life, Linda shows Sam that he doesn’t have to stand alone that she is there for him.

When Linda starts the sub training program at Shadowland’s she hears the voice of one of the men from the Harvest association. Linda goes out of her way to find him to bring the men responsible for her friend’s death to justice. When the handler gets a hold of Linda and tries to take her out of Shadowlands, Sam shows exactly why he is good with a whip.