Mini Review: This is Who I Am (Masters of the Shadowlands, #7) by: Cherise Sinclair

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Title: This is Who I Am (Masters of the Shadowlands #7)
Cherise Sinclair
Rating: 5 Teacups / 5 Handcuffs

Description: “When trying to save a woman from slavers, Sam screwed up. Royally. Now Linda wants nothing to do with him. Or with BDSM. She won’t even admit she’s a masochist. As a dominant and sadist, he can give her what she needs, and when an opportunity arises, he slips into her life, intending to make amends. She’s everything he knew she would be…except for her bullheaded determination to be ‘normal’. Now the horrible time is past, Linda just wants to return to her small conservative town, pick up her quiet life, and be normal. But how can someone who likes pain be ‘normal’? To her dismay, when someone spray-paints her home with obscenities, Sam shows up to rescue her. Again. Doesn’t he understand that the last thing she needs in her life is a sadist? He’s amused by her objections. But his dry sense of humor doesn’t disguise that he’s tough as nails and dominant and stubborn. He’s not going to let her drive him off this time. All too soon, she realizes she wants him to stay. When he takes her to the Shadowlands, she finds a new home…until she hears a voice from out of her nightmares.” (via

Our Thoughts:

  • Master Sam Davies is now our favorite of Club Shadowland’s Masters, we’re sorry Master Z. Master Sam is just great, has a wonderful dry sense of humor, is protective of those he cares about (including Linda), can admit when he’s wrong (one of our favorite lines is “Don’t you want to hear me grovel?”), and knows how to handle a bullwhip. He may be a sadist, but who wouldn’t want this silver fox?!
  • Linda wanted so much to be “normal”, and this book did a great job at removing the stigma placed on BDSM clubs and those who engage in that lifestyle; they are all just “normal” people. She is warmly welcomed into the fold and it is great seeing her finally have friends who truly understand her.
  • The best part of this novel has to be the shenanigans at Jessica’s bachelorette party, when the subs become Dommes, engage in a spanking contest and have one too many drinks.
  • The wedding of the series! It’s been a long road but, all of our favorite characters were there, Jessica gets collared and Master Z finally puts a ring on it.
  • We love how throughout the novel, Linda really becomes a stronger person. Illustrating this by taking on the reporter, the ex-wife, those who enslaved her and Master Sam himself. She’s only truly submissive in the bedroom.

Happy Reading!

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