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Detective Atticus Ware gave up Idaho to start again in the California mountains, close to his imprisoned brother. Although he's found good friends, the experienced Dominant wants more than the "do me" submissives flocking around him. He needs a woman to give her heart, as well as her body.

After Virginia Cunningham exhausts herself propping up a failing relationship, she accepts a social worker job far, far away in a California prison. Invited to observe BDSM classes on a wilderness camping trip, she's shocked - her fiancé had insisted BDSM was a fabrication to sell books. But when Atticus lures her into participating, she learns submission under the hands of a powerful Dom is beyond anything she'd imagined. Nonetheless, she can't permit a relationship - she'd just lose herself again.

Finally, Atticus has found the woman he wants in his life. In his bed. In his cuffs. Only she keeps backing away. Well...if he has to help a little counselor get her head on straight, he's just the Dom for the job.

©2015 Cherise Sinclair (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Good story terrible narrator

I have all of Cherise Sinclair's audio books. I truly enjoy the stories with their mature themes. This one was very difficult to listen to because the narrator was so bad. It is the first book I have listened to of his and I will strive to avoid listening to any others. His cadence and badly timed phrasing was distracting.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable story

Overall, I enjoyed the story. I wonder if I will ever read or listen to a romance in which one or the other of the featured couple doesn't resist the relationship. Some might think it would be boring, but I'm not so sure. It would be a novelty, for one thing and the story could focus on the beauty of the developing relationship. Maybe it could give the real world some instruction on how it should be done. just a thought.

The narration was pretty aweful. The narrator's attempt at women's voices was painful to listen to and his "Dom" voice sounded more demonic than dom.

I might have waited for this to go on sale or perhaps, stuck to the written form, had I known the narrator's work.
-V from Kansas

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Still love the story but not the reading of it

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I didn't truly enjoy the narrator's reading of this story. He didn't sound like a dom at all and it was truly bothersome with the misspeaking of his liege's name as Javier and not Xavier. Still enjoyed the story but won't be listening to it as often as other of the books in the series by this author.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Love the story...reader not so much

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I really enjoyed the book and story. I have read the story prior to listening so I was able to get past the poor performance of the reader.

The reader changed Xavier to Javier which was disappointing. He has an odd cadence in his reading and was not very good in infusing his voice with the emotions of the characters or scenes.

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mispronounced Xavier 's name

they said Javier not Xavier. other than that I thought the book was very entertaining. I will probably continue to listen to it over and over again.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Love

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He didn't have any emotion as he read the book. A couple of times I started to fall asleep.

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I love the author and the story line of this book but the person that read it left A LOT to be desired.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Master of Freedom-- another awesome book from author Cherise Solinclair

This is my very first audible book. My sister sent it to me. After years of her making fun of my reading. She got interested in books and now hasn't stopped reading. I introduced her to Cherise on my Kindle. And she has taken it from there. So thank you audible for this book and others. Thank you Cherise for the awesome books you write. I shall keep reading and collecting books hopefully for years.

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My favorite Audible book with superior narration!

This Cherise Sinclair book may be called a novella but reads like a full length book. Plot is full bodied, with exceptionally well developed characters that need honesty & personal growth, which the author delivers, sexy hot BDSM (&not) scenes, supporting characters that are true friends, realistic hesitation of female MC of delving into a BDSM relationship, and an exciting background story of nefarious, scary gang members.
NOT least of all, I found this narration beyond what I thought an audio narration could deliver: seemless characterizations, the southern twang of the MC female & the growling yet sensitive MC male (Dom) added so much depth to the phenomenal writing of this author. In addition, the sexy scenes were even hotter because of how this particular narrator performed the scenes. *FansFace*
If i could, I'd give 10 stars if I could!
💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘

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Narrator was not the right choice for this story

I went into this knowing that others had given the narrator poor reviews. I got it thru the new Romance Package and thought I would give it a try. If I did not like it, I could just remove it from that library. I gave it a try...got to 30% and realized I was not going to be able to stick with it because of the narration. I am from the South and Virginia's southern accent was so exaggerated and slow that it made me cringe. I just looked and this narrator has over 400 books in Audible so he clearly can narrate but I would suggest he stay away from Southern accents moving forward. I am going to buy the ebook and continue the story because Cherise Sinclair has written a wonderful story here and I have to know how it ends.

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Excellent

a giod story nicely balanced with an interesting plot and enough sex to make it spicy

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  • Kes Callaway
  • 01-12-17

Loved it!!!

This was the first time I had heard this audio book and I have never read the story either. To hear it brought to life by Paul Boehmer was brilliant his story telling was captivating. Cherise Sinclair always writes the most amazing stories and characters this book was no exception. Listening to Cherise's stories has become one of my favourite hobbies.