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Sara's Review: Protecting His Own (Masters of the Shadowlands #11) by Cherise Sinclair

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Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

Released: May 31, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica

Length: 226 pages

Format: paperback, ebook

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A man protects those given into his care. Landscape designer, Beth King survived an abusive husband and built a new life for herself with the help of Master Nolan, the strongest, most protective man she has ever known. She loves him with all her heart, but the one thing he wants, she can’t give him. To her grief, the damage from her abusive first marriage means she can’t bear him children. As Beth and Nolan change their plans and pursue adoption, they're already imagining a baby girl in the nursery. But when two boys from the local domestic violence shelter see their mother taken to the hospital, they call Beth in a panic. Agreeing to care for them temporarily, Beth soon falls in love with the two adorable boys. Now Master Nolan has a new problem. How can he protect the children when their drug-addicted mother is released—and how the hell can he keep his sweet submissive’s heart from being broken when they leave? Heads-up, my dears: the story is heartwarming…yet heartbreaking due to children in a domestic violence situation.

Five (Huge) Boundless Stars

Beth and Nolan where two characters I loved the most; starting when Cherise originally wrote about them in Breaking Free. I was thrilled that they were getting a second story. I think out of all of the characters, Beth has stuck with me the most. She was so brave, and to now see her a few years later, living a life we weren’t sure she would ever have, is AMAZING. Yet, at the same time old scars still tend to rear their ugly head; Nolan being the perfect Dom for Beth, knows how to work things out and silence the demons in her head.

Cherise writes such beautiful relationships, it’s hard not to envy these them, and wish for the closeness her couples have. Most men are completely clueless to a woman’s emotional needs, my husband included; and have to be given step by step instructions. Cherise writes the perfect mind reading Doms, if only real life was so simple. Sigh.

Protecting His Own is such a beautiful story adding a wonderful conclusion to Beth and Nolan’s story. At the same time, it touches on hard issues so heartbreaking, I was in tears. It also has Cherise’s standard erotic flair, and new BDSM scene I have come to look forward to in every book. Let’s not forget the introduction of the new Masters to the Shadowlands.

There was nothing about this story I didn’t love and I wouldn’t be opposed to reading more books about past characters; I love visiting old friends. It was truly perfect and I am giving it 5 Huge Boundless Stars.

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