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Beneath the Scars

Masters of the Shadowlands, Volume 13
Written by: Cherise Sinclair
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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Josie doesn’t need any help raising her son.

Pregnant at 16, Josie learned the hard way about men and their empty promises. She picked herself up and is raising her 11-year-old son. By herself. And that’s the way she intends it to stay. Unfortunately, her impressionable boy becomes fascinated by the scruffy, intimidating biker who lives next door. 

The scars on Holt’s face are only the most visible of his wounds.

Out of the hospital after being attacked in his own damn house, Holt is coming to terms with the fact that his scars frighten people. Like his now-ex-girlfriend, who ran after one look at him. Like his redheaded neighbor, who hauled her boy away as if Holt was a serial killer. Fine. He’ll give the pretty bartender all the space she wants.

The Shadowlands will bring them together....

When Josie starts bartending in the exclusive, private club, she discovers her neighbor is a member. And a Master - a skilled, powerful Dom who can make her fantasies come true. Slowly, the firefighter breaks down the walls around her heart, teaching her how to trust. How to love...

But when her son’s choices lead to disaster, can their relationship survive?

©2018 Cherise Sinclair (P)2018 Cherise Sinclair

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  • Dar
  • 2018-09-02

Great catching up with the Shadowlands

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This was a great story, and while it started out slow for me, when it picked up, I couldn't stop!

We have known Holt, he has been around, and played an important role in the last book in the series. He is sweet, kind, understanding, a friend to everyone, and just a little too perfect. He was in looks as well, but being on the sharp edge of a knife attack changed that as well. Not hugely, but his perfect looks are now marred. He appreciates everything about Josie from the moment he meets her, but Holt forgets that not everyone has his sunshine approach to life

Josie hasn't had it easy, and being betrayed by the men in her life has left her wary. She internalizes everything, and then discounts it with reason. She tries this with Holt, but he is rather persistent about things. Even when she finally concedes any point, her doubt takes over. Throw in an 11 year old boy, and it definitely ties things up

The bad guys in this book, they are emotional and psychologically bad. The BDSM in this book, very light, Josie has no exposure, and is only there because she is working the bar. Catching up with others, well, Anne and Ben have a big thing happen. We also see Marcus and Gabbie, Sam and Linda, Jake and Rainie, and of course Uzuri and her dragons. Raoul and Kim show up at some pivotal points as well, and a glimpse of what is going on with Dan and Kari.

Overall, I loved the read, and seeing what was going on in the Shadowlands!

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  • Lisa
  • 2018-10-19

Holt was such a sweetie..normally doesn’t describe Dom

Josie and Holt’s story was so sweet. Oh sure, there was hot sex and Dom behavior, but overall it was a sweet story. I wish we had some more information in what happened to the little boy Brandon (I know, I was too involved in the story☺️), but I thoroughly enjoyed the kids dilemma about friendship, change, bullies, etc...Holt has a way with the kids and watching him with Carson and all of his puberty angst was brilliant.
Now while there were times that Josie was working my nerves, I had to appreciate that she on her own since she was 16 so she had very little experience with relationships and men in general..I loved that she was very open about her insecurities and when she needed to apologize or adjust her thinking, she was mature enough to do so and quickly.
Holt knew Josie was his and he staked his claim on her without hesitation.

Really curious about the new security guard and his story though 😉

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  • Jolene L Toney
  • 2018-09-10

Good story

I really enjoyed this story. Especially with the other sub plots that where left from her other books. I can not get enough of the Masters of the Shadowland series.

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  • Tabatha moore
  • 2019-02-17

absolutely breathtaking!!!

I absolutely love all the masters and shawdow kittens. cant wait for another. Loved loved

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  • jennifer schultheis
  • 2019-02-08

Hot!

Beneath the Scars is another must listen and or read by Cherise Sinclair. I particularly liked how this was dual narrated. It was great to listen to.

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  • Jaime
  • 2019-01-30

great book

I loved this story. The author does a great job showing that BDSM lifestyles are not sleazy. I love the push for honesty and the friend family support dynamic.

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  • Annette
  • 2019-01-26

Wonderful as always

I have enjoyed all of Cherise’s books that I have read. The Shadowland series is my favorite in this genre. The stories are always sweet in the end. With some mystery and action thrown in. The narrators are always exceptional as well. Thank you to the author and narrators.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 2019-01-08

Opening Up

I love Josie's strength and her fierce determination to care for herself and her child. Her opening herself to Hold is more poignant because it shows true trust and caring. Holt shows patiences and understanding. He isn't perfect but he owns up to his mistakes. I love how his love is bot for Josie and her son.

I also love the dual narration.

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  • Virginia
  • 2019-01-07

Hawt!

These stories just get better and better! Each one is unique and kept my attention until the last word! Noah Michael Levine and Erin Deward sucks you right into it as though you are watching every second with the narration of it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-11

Another great story brought to life

as always this character of the shadowlands characters are brought to life by these amazing voice actors. Thank you.

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  • leann
  • 2018-10-23

enjoyed

good overall. story was not as strong as others and interactions not quite as detailed or intriguing as some of the build ups and satisfaction of connection with characters. but entertaining