Review: In His Cuffs (Mastered #4) by Sierra Cartwright

September 4, 2013 Uncategorized 1

Review: In His Cuffs (Mastered #4) by Sierra Cartwright

It was bad enough that Maggie had to spend the days with her boss and nemesis. Now to find out he’s a Dom at her favourite place to play?

Maggie Carpenter needs an escape from her everyday life and her overbearing boss. David Tomlinson has ruined her life and career by acquiring her family’s business and tying her to an untenable employment contract.

So she and her girlfriends head for an evening at the Den to explore their wildest fantasies…only to find David there looking ridiculously sexy in a leather vest with a set of handcuffs attached to his belt loop.

David is just as shocked to find his spitfire employee at the Den. He leans against the wall, watching, unable to wrap his mind around the idea that the woman who constantly challenges him might be a sub. But when another Dom approaches her and she casts her gaze down, he sees another side of her.

His reaction to the submissive Maggie is immediate and sizzling hot and so is the unwelcome jealousy he experiences. He’s always had a strict no-fraternisation rule, but he’s determined to have her in his cuffs before the evening is out, despite the dozens of reasons he shouldn’t. He wants Maggie surrendered to him, in his cuffs, literally as well as figuratively.

Title: In His Cuffs
Author: Sierra Cartwright
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Crave, Claim, Command, Boss
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: 16 August, 2013
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance
Pages: 163
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Stars: four-stars
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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I think I appreciated the set-up of this story far more than many of the sex scenes, although they were well done I didn’t feel the pull to the characters in their more dominant or submissive personalities.  What grabbed me was the dialogue, smart and snarky cleverly phrased and delivered, Sierra Cartwright has a deft hand.  Sadly, for me that was the highpoint: the lack of professional behavior exhibited by Maggie and the others in her office toward David would have had them out on their perky little asses in most workplaces.

Yet, Ms. Cartwright does attempt to have her character Maggie show some growth and remorse for her childish acts, especially when she comes face to face with David at her favorite BDSM club on a “girls night”.   When the two engage in role play, the struggles are more power struggles and less erotic than one would hope for, although they do have descriptions that are very sensual, the eroticism I would look for seemed to fall by the wayside in favor of the continual push-pull for dominance at the office. In fact, it was close to the end of this tale before I actually felt and saw the trust and interplay between David and Maggie that is the centerpoint of the D/s relationship.

This is the fourth in this well-received series, and while I didn’t love it, I am curious and will read the earlier books in this series based on the quality of the writing and dialog alone.

Decadent Publishing

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