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Threatened by university cutbacks, Professor Abigail Bern's only hope is to publish a provocative research paper - soon. Planning to covertly observe behavior in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she takes a receptionist job. When the owner calls upon her to assist in a demonstration, she's appalled. Then fascinated. Under the unyielding hands of the master known as my Liege, she discovers a need to be more than an observer.

His late wife had been the center of his life, and Xavier Leduc wants no other. But when his new receptionist does her utmost to keep an emotional distance from him, he's intrigued and digs deeper. She's adorable. Intriguingly intelligent, beautifully submissive, sweetly vulnerable. He soon realizes her defenses are keeping her on the fringe of her sexuality - and her life. As he draws her into fuller participation, she unconsciously does the same for him. She begins to fill his world.

Ever since the night she met my Liege Xavier, Abby has questioned everything she believes about herself. She's falling for the stern owner of Dark Haven and thinks he's beginning to care for her, until the day he learns why she's in his club.

©2012 Cherise Sinclair (P)2016 Cherise Sinclair

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  • Terri
  • Colorado
  • 04-01-17

Oh My......

I wanted to make sure I did a good job on this review so I listened to it again, and again, and again and I still find myself blushing and feeling very warm. Now what I am doing? Oh, right the review.

Abby (Abigail Bern) is a professor who desperately needs to publish or perish. She decides to write a paper on BDSM society and ends up volunteering as a receptionist at the Dark Haven private BDSM club with all of its extra duties to do her research. Xavier Leduc (My Liege) is the owner of Dark Haven and finds the new receptionist intriguing.

The book is written from two points of view (POV) and the experience greatly enhances the listener’s/reader’s enjoyment. I feel in love with the characters, though I occasionally wanted to slap them both upside the head. Both Abby and Xavier are written perfectly and we get to see the emotional walls of both open up.

From the start through the finish it is addicting with a much saner exposure to BDSM in a club as well as in the home. Abby’s fantasy towards the end was more than steamy (I say as I am turning the ceiling fan on again and it is the middle of winter during a cold spell).

My Liege of Dark Haven is not only sexy and passionate, it has some fabulously humorous moments interspersed. I got several weird looks when I would spontaneously burst out in laughter one minute and blush a few minutes later. Yes, in hindsight I probably should not have been listening to this while grocery shopping.

This was my first exposure to the tantalizing, titillating, and wonderful writing of Cherise Sinclair. Since listening to My Liege of Dark Haven the first time I admit to indulging in three more of the books from this series and one from the Shadowlands series. They will not be the last. Mistress Cherise’s writing does a brilliant job at gently bringing the reader/listener into the story as a full participant.

This is a Duet narration, meaning that the male narrator reads all of the male character lines and the female narrator does the same for the females throughout the entire book. This is as opposed to Dual when the narrators alternate reading chapters vocalizing all of the characters in that chapter. Duet is definitely my favorite type of listening especially for romance and erotica books.

The narration team of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross is perfect! They both do an outstanding job giving the characters the perfect personalities and went above and beyond in making me feel like I was part of the story. They are now in an elite class of readers I cannot get enough of. In addition to purchasing and listening to additional stories from Dark Haven I have purchased an additional book because of their narration even though I am unfamiliar with the author.

Many thanks to Sinclair, Kennicott and Ross for adding heat and heart to my ears. I will be revisiting this story soon as well as many others from all three of you.

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An erotic earful

A total " page turner"-- I couldn't stop listening. Wish there was a sequel. Now to enlarge my library!

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Totally Enjoyable

When you add two great voice actors with a story by a great author, you get magic. I read the story some time ago, and it was great. However, pairing the story with two great voice actors like Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross just brought the whole thing to life. Is it worth the credit, YES. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

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My Liege

This is my favorite book of this entire series so far ! Cherise Sinclair you are amazing !! Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross to an amazing job narrating as always!! I'm so in love work this whole series 💜💜

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My Liege of Dark Haven

I enjoyed parts of this book. I felt like Abby was two different people. In her head, she was very insecure but outwardly she is strong. That was a little confusing to me. How can you be both?

The kink was great, all those scenes were fine, I guess I just have read racier things and they kind of felt a little tame.
My favorite part was the war games, that was a nice little twist on everything.

Though not letting her explain herself when they are all about communication kind of peed me off just a little. Like you see this guy who isn’t following the rules and he lashes back and you don’t give the person you have spent all this time with the benefit of the doubt. That was a little farfetched for me.

The ending I found to have a little too much dramalama why did we need the older sister scenes at all. It just didn’t fit with the story at least not for me.

Overall it was an ok book, I don’t know if I would read it again but I might like to check out the next book.

The narration was ok I liked Wen in this one, sometimes I feel like Kai over acts parts and it can be distracting. I like when she is just herself.

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So Beautifully Read

I love how Cherise writes and how beautifully she shows the BDSM world. Showing them all as one big family is the best way I've ever seen it described and the trials Abigail and Xavier go through make the story so much more real and makes you fall even more in love with the story. I've previously read Cherise's books and I loved every last one of them, but getting to hear Kai and Wen narrate them bring them more alive and make me love them even more than I already do.

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Awesomeness!!!!

I read/listened to this before but was lax in writing a review. Cherise has a way of drawing you into her wonderful stories with amazing-delicious characters and places. If this is your first series of hers you may have read the Zachary (I hope I spelled that correctly Master Z) in this book is the owner of the club in Tampa, Florida called The Shadowlands!! That is another incredible series with even more delicious/amazing Doms/subs. Just don’t get me started. LOL 😂

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Abigale is a professor and smart she HAS to get do a paper so she goes to Dark Have a BDSM club hoping to gain information and research this life style she did not count on meeting a man that rocks everything she believes Xavier he owns the club her whole world changes and she begins to understand this lifestyle and the big family it is eye opening and she feels part of this family but she is not sincere as to why she is there her world could come to a halt great read and narrators are amazing

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Wonderful Book, Terrible Cover ^^

Abigail is so real and wonderful to read about, and she makes great growing progress as an individual with the help of "My Liege" and her new friends. Interesting read and look into the BDSM world and the people who partake in it, and thanks to this first read of mine into the bdsm world, it makes me want to read up on the history of it. Seriously heart warming characters and--the audiobook cover does Not do this book justice. The actual ebook cover does, and I wish they had used that one instead; seriously does not do justice for Xavier's look or his hair.

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Xavier's Story at Last

I waited a long time for Xavier's story, and it was worth the wait. I think Abby was a great fit for him. I think Sinclair's strength is her empathetic characters that make you feel an immediate connection to them. Of course, Kennicott and Ross bring these characters to life like no other narrators I've ever heard. One word of warning, though. There is a long punishment scene that I really struggled listening to. It seemed excessive and too long, but it's possible that it may not bother other readers/listeners. Other than that, I absolutely loved the audiobook.

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  • DMA
  • 07-27-18

Brilliant story

Another brilliant erotic adventure with the people who inhabit Dark Haven!! I love the characters as always and the chemistry between them was so sexy. I love that the other people from early books are included in the ongoing background story in each of the books, it adds richness and depth to the experience of reading them!!
SUPERB

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  • Mandy Sawyer
  • 06-14-18

Wonderful

I can’t get enough of this series. I connect with all the characters. Cherise has such a great talent for writing such amazing alpha’s. They are brought to life so well by Kai and Wen.