Monday, July 29, 2013

REVIEW - Claimed (Club Sin #1) by Stacey Kennedy:

Title: Claimed
Series: Cub Sin
Series Placement: #1
Genre - Adult/Erotica/Contemp. Romance
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Release Date: August 5, 2013
Review Copy through NetGalley
My Goodreads Review Link

Goodreads Book Blurb:
Presley Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies . . . and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited—and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.

Presley is different than the other submissives Dimitri has mastered. The BDSM lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the start, Presley stirs emotions in him far beyond the raw purity between a dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.

Reviewers Note: Claimed is book one in the Club Sin Series and is an Adult/Erotic Romance written by Stacey Kennedy. I received this eARC in exchange for an honest review by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through NetGalley.


4 Dominating, Sinful Stars!
Sexy, Brilliant and Fun! An Adult Read w/Story!

The Review:

I love erotic reads. I love the sexiness, the lusty goodness and the hot alpha males that dominate. But one of the troubles with a steamy read is sometimes they are more about the spice than the actual story, which isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes a girl just wants both well told, layered story and spice. I got all of that with this one book!

Story/Characters...
Presley Flynn is surviving the aftereffects of an eight year wasted relationship and like most of us who are trying to escape reality, she has her nose crammed into a book. She loves BDSM stories with dominant men and gobbles every one she can get her hands on, leaving her with one huge erotic collection. But actually going to clubs and living out the fascinating lifestyle like the characters she reads about within those pages isn’t her reality... until her roommate and best friend offers her the deal of a lifetime, to actually go to one of these clubs, meet a Dom and be trained as a sub, allowing her to explore her darker side and experience the things she’s only read about.

I like how this story is realistic. When she meets her Dom, Dmitri, she’s nervous, a bit scattered and in awe. And when she finally enters inside the dungeon walls of Club Sin, she’s scared, intimidated but brave. Her courage and willingness to learn and experience is what draws you to her. Add on top of that, the innocence and caring nature of her character, and you can’t help but like her.

The writing is so well done, the reader gets to live out all these new wonderful experiences right along Presley as she explores this new lifestyle, the rules, the demands and the pleasures.

Then there’s the dominant, delectable Master Dmitri whose commanding presence will capture you and hold you tight while his seduction rolls in waves off the pages! He is bossy and titillating all in one and I couldn’t get enough of him. He’s had serious loss in his past and he has a controlling nature that had gotten him in trouble on more than one occasion in his younger years. Finding an outlet was paramount in his survival and through this lifestyle, he’s done that. He takes his teachings and teaches them to others in his club, Club Sin. When Presley walks in, sparks fly and her willingness to please, has him captivated.

I loved watching these two mains come together and explore their passions. And the best part? This read had layers, the characters has substance and I was completely pulled into the light and easy drama as Presley and Dmitri’s back stories were interesting yet not at all dark and tortuous. And the sub-characters were refreshing and distinct making this read a well rounded tale.

The Wrap Up:
I loved this read. The scenes were steamy, the story was well done and the conflict was real yet fun. Claimed (Club Sin #1) held all the qualities of a great story and had me reading through the night. I’ll definitely be keeping a lookout for book two, Bared (Club Sin #2), when it nears its release date in January 2014!

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2 comments:

  1. I myself like a steamy read! I definitely have to check this one out! Great review!

    Ally @ Book Fixation

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Ally! I love my steamy too and Im partial to books that have it, especially if its got some hot alpha male action going on ;) Hope you get a chance to read this one!

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