[Rene’s] Mini Review: Protecting His Own (Masters of the Shadowlands, #11) by: Cherise Sinclair

MiniReviewProtectingHisOwn

ProtectingHisOwnLandscape designer, Beth King survived an abusive husband and built a new life for herself with the help of Master Nolan, the strongest, most protective man she has ever known. She loves him with all her heart, but the one thing he wants, she can’t give him. To her grief, the damage from her abusive first marriage means she can’t bear him children.

As Beth and Nolan change their plans and pursue adoption, they’re already imagining a baby girl in the nursery. But when two boys from the local domestic violence shelter see their mother taken to the hospital, they call Beth in a panic. Agreeing to care for them temporarily, Beth soon falls in love with the two adorable boys.

Now Master Nolan has a new problem. How can he protect the children when their drug-addicted mother is released—and how the hell can he keep his sweet submissive’s heart from being broken when they leave?

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Rene’s Thoughts:
  • Sinclair did an excellent job continuing the story of one of my favorite Shadowlands couple, Nolan and Beth King. This novel proves that you can take an established couple and still create a sexy, romantic and intriguing story around them – without resorting to ridiculous and contrived relationship drama.
  • Everyone from the Shadowlands is there, but they in no way takeover or distract from the story being told. They are friends with the couple and fit naturally into the narrative; in some cases playing important roles.
  • One great thing about this story is the introduction of several new characters! We get to meet some new Doms who will be spending time in the Shadowlands, and hopefully finding their own Shadowkittens to play with. The Shadowlands family keeps growing and I can’t wait to see who Master Z plays matchmaker with next!
  • No one deserves to be happy more than Beth does, well maybe Kim and Linda do, and it is great to see her so loved by her Master. One thing I really enjoyed however, is how Beth’s past pain and psychological trauma hadn’t just magically disappeared; this made her a more realistic character. She’s come a long way with Nolan’s love, but it will take a lifetime to get over the trauma she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband.
  • Men will be men, meaning clueless, but Master Nolan eventually figures out where he’s gone wrong and how to fix it. He knows just how to make his little subbie talk, and the scenes of sexual coercion are hot!
  • Speaking of hot sex. The scenes depicted are nothing like we’ve read before in this series, and they all seem fresh and new. We even get some new toys!
  • If I didn’t like Beth so much, I’d have sub frenzy for Master Nolan too!
  • There are portions of the novel told from the children’s point-of-view, which I think really added to the story. We understand more how they are feeling, and the trauma they’ve endured.
  • I always knew Beth would make a great mother, but seeing Nolan as a father and how much he loves being one is adorable!
  • Reading this novel made me want to go back and re-read all of the other Shadowkittens, and tiger’s (Ben’s) stories!
  • Would this be a good time to admit that I read this novel twice?…
Happy Reading!

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