Servicing The Target by Cherise Sinclair….ARC Review

Servicing The Target releases 7/28




A discharged Army Ranger, Ben considers his job as a BDSM club security guard to be an excellent hobby. He’s never been tempted to join in. But everything changes when the notorious Mistress Anne inadvertently reveals the caring heart concealed beneath her Domme armor.

Now, he’s set his sights on the beautiful Shadowlands Mistress. Maybe he’d considered himself vanilla, but she can put her stiletto on his chest any day, any time. He’ll trust her delicate hands to hold his heart. And if she wants to whip his ass on the way to an outstanding climax, he’s just fine with that too.

Sure, he knows she likes “pretty boy” slaves. And he’s older. Craggy and rough. And six-five. Minor hindrances. The mission is a go.


My Review:

Servicing The Target is book number ten in author Cherise Sinclair’s Masters Of The Shadowlands Series, as well as a Blue Box Special from 1,001 Dark Nights, and from the very beginning, I was fascinated and pulled in by Mistress Anne and Ben. Their relationship is unconventional and truly unique. I loved every minute.

Shadowlands Mistress Anne and club security guard Ben are opposites in a very crucial way….what they prefer in their sex lives. Ben is vanilla as far as what he’s experienced in the past and Anne is, well, let’s say she’s rocky road with colored sprinkles and chocolate sauce. So very opposite from one another. But Ben is willing to bend. He’s willing to give things a try…for Anne. Anne really doesn’t want to admit it, but she wants different things lately…and it’s shaking her to her core. Could it be possible that they really could have some sort of a relationship? Of course, in Anne’s mind that means strictly physical. She didn’t do love. Ben, however, has other plans and, as a former Army Ranger Sniper, he knows once he has his sights set on a target he won’t miss.

Oh, how I loved this book. I loved so many things about it. On top of Ms. Sinclair’s signature scorching heat we are once again treated to the multiple layers of the characters and, in this particular story, the growth and changes within both Ben and Anne. I love that Anne, for being as tough as she is, starts to soften toward Ben and, even though there are more than a few stumbles along the way, is open to giving love a chance. Ben just killed me. I loved his ingrained respect for Anne, always saying “ma’am” even before they became physical and the “ma’am” became a requirement. I loved that Ms. Sinclair gave him a personality that had more than a few dichotomic traits. To me, there’s nothing better than a strong exterior with soft and emotion rich elements underneath the surface….and Ben has that in spades. I also loved his persistence when it came to Anne. It wasn’t over the top but it was just enough to keep her aware that he was there…waiting for her to give in. Together these two are smoking hot, of course, but also such a wonderful fit.

I once again have to mention how much I enjoy the emotion and reality Ms. Sinclair paints her characters and stories with. Truly, it’s an art and she always makes her books not just about the acts that are involved in the BDSM lifestyle, but the people who live it. I admire her ability to continuously shine a positive and beautiful light onto this exceedingly popular genre and allow readers a glimpse into the trust and love that goes into a true D/s relationship.

Thank you, Ms. Sinclair, for once again writing a story that kept me riveted!



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About the author:

USA Today Bestselling Author, Cherise Sinclair is renowned for writing heart-wrenching stories with laugh-out-loud dialogue, devastating Dominants, and absolutely sizzling sex. And did I mention the BDSM? Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a Goodreads BDSM group’s Best Author of the Year.

Cherise currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her beloved husband and writes full-time under the supervision of a merciless feline.

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  1. Excellent review! The day I discovered Jessica and Master Z’s story was literally a life changer for me. I have been a fan of Cherise Sinclair’s ever since. I’m always amazed at how she makes the characters come to life so well, conveying the BDSM lifestyle in such a true to life way. I look forward to each book and I’m glad she has continued to write more about Club Shadowlands.

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