Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair

Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (155 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Tiger Lily

Masters of the Shadowlands Book 1

Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she’s sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she’s a professional woman–an accountant–and surely isn’t a submissive . . . is she?

Master Z hasn’t been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She’s intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can’t resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, strong BDSM theme and content (including/not limited to bondage, caning, restraints, spanking, etc), exhibitionism, voyeurism.

She’s stranded in the rain with a sinking car. He’s in charge of the club, and not about to share control. What happens when they meet on a dark and stormy night? Come to Club Shadowlands and find out.

Ms. Sinclair writes a captivating novella. Her characters are memorable and human. They have problems which shape them as people, but the nuances are what also make them unforgettable.

There are many stories in the BDSM genre. Many of those stories include unique characters, but what makes Club Shadowlands different is that the characters are people you may know in your life. They have joys and fears and sexual inclinations. Jessica Randall knows nothing of the life, when she wanders in and gets the initiation of a lifetime. I liked that she had body issues. Who doesn’t? But I liked that she ignored her hang ups when she thought another woman was being harmed.

As a Dom, I came to like Master Z. He thrived on control, but when he understood his sub, he wasn’t afraid to yield a bit of that iron control. I liked that he valued Jessica as a person and loved her as is, not the world prescribed ideal of beauty.

If you want a steamy novella about trust, control, and honesty, then you want Club Shadowlands. I give this novel 4 ½ cherries.


  1. Tiger Lily,
    Thanks for an awesome review! I’m delighted you liked the Shadowlands.

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