» Edge Of The Enforcer, Cherise Sinclair

Posted May 29, 2014 by / 2 comments

BEWARE, please! This book contains explicit sexual content and may or may not contain Erotica &/or BDSM content as well. As such, it is not suitable or appropriate for readers under the age of 17 or readers who would be offended by this subject matter. My review may also contain conversation of the same. This warning has been extended to include some NEW ADULT as well.
Edge Of The Enforcer, Cherise SinclairEdge Of The Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair
on May 12, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
4 Stars

One sadist.  One submissive.

One extraordinary love.



Fleeing false murder charges, Lindsey lands in San Francisco. There she builds a satisfying life until, in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she encounters deVries. Moth, meet flame.

A security specialist and occasional mercenary, deVries needs an adorable submissive like a knife to the gut. Hell, she’s not even a masochist. But here she is, all big brown eyes and sweet body and sassy mouth. Loyal. Tough-minded. Honest.

Or maybe not, considering her ID is forged. If she thinks to lie to him, she’ll learn better. He’s the Enforcer of Dark Haven—his discipline is absolute, his punishments harsh, and his heart untouched...until now.




My ThoughtsGreen swirls



Well, as for the “Hot factor” it’s freakin’ Sizzling!!!  I almost had to use oven mits to read it!   Cherise Sinclair’s books always are.  They should come with pot holders!

As for the story itself, it’s a great little read and gets really exciting toward the end … and here comes the “but” that you could hear… BUT… there was something missing.  I’ve been having a hard time getting this review out of my head and onto the computer screen because I’m trying to figure out why I don’t want to give it 5 stars.

 I read it only a couple of days.

 I couldn’t put it down.

 Couldn’t wait to pick it back up again.

 Love, love  LOVED the characters.

Normally when all this happens it gets a 4.5 or 5 but when compared to other books (of the same) I feel like I can only give it a 4. I’m terribly undecided about it because I did love it very much but as much as I enjoyed it, there were still some picky little things that kinda bugged me and I can’t really ignore them.  

So, I think what I’ll do is list the pros and cons.



  In addition to the above four that I already mentioned I’m also adding the “family” factor.  This book seemed to bring the people from Dark Haven and the guys from Serenity (Mountain Masters) closer together.  Not that they didn’t know and respect each other from before, but they just seemed to have more of a family dynamic this time around.

  I love how we weren’t stuck inside of Dark Haven for 90% of the scenes.  Matter of fact, we spent most of the time out of Dark Haven this time.  Not that I don’t love it in there, but sometimes it’s nice to see the Doms and Subs interact outside of the club where they’re not in full on D/s mode.  Don’t get me wrong, there was still plenty of that too, but just not “in yo’ face”.

  I loved the spunky character of Lindsey.  She’s your typical tough Texan gal with a heart as big as all doors.  She’s selfless and extremely protective.  She’s an amazing character.  She is NOT a masochist.  She’s a well educated Social Worker who has to hide her identity and play at jobs that don’t suit her to make ends meat and survive.

  Zander (Alexander DeVries) is another amazing character.  He’s a sadist.  He’s a former SEAL who currently does the Mercenary thing as well as work security for Simon. He’s got an extremely dangerous job as a mercenary and needs the release of having his sadist side tended to in the club.

  I love how Cherise Sinclair continues to include older characters into newer the stories.  She does this with all her series and I love that very much.  You fall in love with a character from her first book and you want updates on how they’re doing so this is fantastic!

  I also love very much how it completely shows that Sinclair does her research and does it well. Right down to tiny little details.  I’m certainly not a pro in this field, but just the way she plays out a scene from start to finish you just know that it’s researched well because of every tiny little detail.  That is not to say that she has so much detail that it’s annoying to read… not what I meant. She doesn’t necessarily explain each little thing, but she doesn’t have to with the way the scene is played out for you to know that she did her homework.

  The dialogue was FABULOUS!  I adore Cherise Sinclair’s sense of humour.  She makes the characters so funny that you actually laugh right out loud at some of the sarcastic comebacks.  Love it!



This is where I’m going to have a hard time.

  As much as the story was good and fun to read, there was a bit of a lull in the middle.  This part was filled with fun scenes and trust issues of the relationship building between Zander and Lindsey, which is what kept me turning the pages.  Yes, it was fun, but beyond all the fun the story was sort of at a stand still.  I think the story could have moved along a bit during this.  I want my cake and eat it too!  Y’know?

  It was a tad bit predictable.  You just knew things were going to happen before they happened. Maybe I’m just a good guesser but I don’t think so.

  As much as I adored Zander’s character, and I did, I also found him to be a tiny weensy bit childish View Spoiler »

  The ending was a “very little” bit rushed but still really good but there was something missing. The last few chapters were very exciting to read and then it just ended abruptly.  View Spoiler »


All minor CONS as you can see… but just enough that it made me stop and think about them and couldn’t ignore.   Regardless though, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the next one. I love Cherise Sinclair and will continue to buy everything she writes.  Love her.  Loved the book. LOVE the characters.  


Green swirlsAwesome I loved it

About Cherise Sinclair

Having to wear glasses in elementary school can scar a person for life. Dubbed a nerd at an early age, Cherise Sinclair has been trying to live up to the stereotype ever since. And what better way than being an author?

Known for writing deeply emotional stories, the USA Today Bestselling Author has penned sixteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase mommy porn in her presence.) Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a GoodReads BDSM group award for best author of the year. Called an “ascendant erotica queen” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Cherise spends her days writing, supervised by a sadistic calico cat.

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2 Responses to “Edge Of The Enforcer, Cherise Sinclair”

  1. Giselle

    This sounds like a fun read especially for a beach day or something, but that it lacks a bit of depth maybe. Predictability in this genre doesn’t usually surprise me, but it’s still annoying when you can map the whole story from the start or 1/4 thorugh etc. Still this sounds like an overall fun read and right up my alley, too! Wonderful review, Carrie!

    • Carrie

      Thank you, Giselle! I have fun reading Sinclair’s books. Her & Lexi Blake’s. Yummies with humour.

      How was BEA? Did ya have fun?

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