Monday, February 19, 2018

Make Me, Sir by Cherise Sinclair

Cherise Sinclair had the brilliant idea of putting a series within a series. This is book one of an adventure/mystery series that takes place within her larger romance series. Initially, I thought this was brilliant. What a great way to keep from falling into a formulaic writing style. I loved Gabi's character. Although she was a bit unbelievable at times, even Marcus noticed that one so doesn't bother me, she was interesting to read. Particularly as she tried to force herself to be the character that she needed to play her work.

Marcus was more reserved. To be honest I don't remember that much about him. He was frustrated with Gabi's antics but he was shocked to discover the lack of trust the club owner had in his elite members. Trust was the was the ongoing theme of the book. I particularly liked the story within the story as Sinclair not only had the main storyline of Marcus/Gabi and the kidnappings, but there was a sub-storyline of trust between Z and Jess (the couple from the first Shadowland book). Jess has self-assurance issues and Z is keeping secrets, not to mention he's all over the new girl and doesn't want Jess at the club. It's a great lesson in how communication and perception can easily screw with a relationship.

While you don't have to read the series from the beginning, as each story stands on its own, I would recommend that you do. It adds a level of understanding to the books that wouldn't be there otherwise. Sinclair is an excellent author whose book never fails to be interesting and entertaining stories about life and relationships.