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Sara's Review: I Will Not Beg (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #9) by Cherise Sinclair

REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: VanScoy Publishing Group RELEASED: June 25, 2019 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 369 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback


She signed away her freedom...

Starved for affection, young Piper Delaney surrenders her life to a Master. But there is no love—only abuse. She’s told she can’t leave; she signed the slave contract. Years later, beaten and starving, she hears an English Dom say the contract’s illegal. Unenforceable. And she runs.

She reclaims her life and rises above the nightmare that was her past.

But her enslavement left scars. She longs for love, but the only men who truly attract her also terrify her--Dominants. Hoping to conquer her fears, she visits Dark Haven, but the sounds of the club are too much.

When a submissive panics, Sir Ethan steps in.

The powerful English Dom recognizes the shivering submissive in his lap. Years before, he’d corrected her Master’s deceit about a contract. She’s come a long way since then. Cynical at being pursued for his wealth, he finds Piper’s honesty compelling. She’s intelligent, brave…and she needs him. What Dom could resist?He’s the Dom she’d dreamed about—perceptive, firm, and utterly self-confident.

His voice pulls her from panic attacks. His arms enclose her in safety. He treats her like a person, not something to mistreat. As he helps Piper overcome her fears, she starts to fall in love.Then her past finds her and destroys…


I was leery at the start of this story. The amount of abuse that Piper suffers is an instant turn off, and I am thankful the book wasn't about that but about her recovery and becoming a new woman. I shouldn't have doubted Mrs. Sinclair she doesn't write dark Erotic thank goodness. I loved this story of female recovery and empowerment from an abusive relationship. If you've read Sinclair's books, it is a common theme. However, this one took the abuse and trauma to an extreme level. it's very comparable to Beth in Breaking Free in the Shadowlands series. Sinclair pulls my heartstrings with these characters. I witnessed abuse first hand growing up via my stepfather and can relate to these woman's experiences in a very macabre way. Battered women's syndrome is a thing. I can only imagine how much worse it would be for a submissive woman. I saw what it did to my mother, who was anything but submissive. I loved that, this book and all of Cherise's books bring a positive light to a lifestyle that many would look down upon. What consenting adults do is no one else business. Cherise Sinclair is a positive light shining upon the BDSM community.

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