Linda had been at the lowest point in her life, and in walked Sam. Sam was trying to be a good Dom and take care of the sub, but little did he know that by an act of kindness it scarred Linda deeper than anything.
When Linda is finally past the hell of being enslaved, she fights to get back to her life. She just wants to be normal. Linda battles her deep seated knowledge that she’s a masochist and decides she wants nothing to do with any of it. Including the man that made her body sing when he had no right too.
Sam sees Linda as the perfect sub. For a sadist, that’s sometimes hard to find. Add in her fierce stubbornness and he’s hooked. But he has shadows of his own he has to battle while acting as Linda’s knight in shining armor.
This book made me an emotional wreck. The characters were so flawed, they were near perfect. I loved how they balanced one another like in an almost celestial way. Where he was hard and from the land, she was soft and from the sea. It was simply put, beautiful amidst the ugly. What Linda and some of the other subs had been through in the previous novels haunted not only the characters but me as well. For the author to evoke such sigh worthy moments is incredible. I applaud her and am now a devoted follower.
This is the seventh book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series. The rest of the series is fantastic and this was no exception.
Editor's note: This article was originally published at Long and Short Reviews. It has been republished with permission. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.