Review: Claimed (Club Sin, Book 1) by Stacey Kennedy

claimedReviewed by Sandra Scholes

Synopsis: This is supposed to be “a novel of erotic discovery and forbidden desire that goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey.” Presley Flynn wants to experience everything her heart desires, and will do anything to get the man she wants into the bargain once she gets into the world of exclusive Club Sin in Las Vegas. Unlike the other women who frequent Club Sin, Presley has never indulged in kinky sex, so that means she’s never been tied up, whipped, and been made to feel submissive to any male in her life – this makes her special in other peoples eyes, especially one man, Dmitri.

Dmitri Pratt is the man who wants to show her all the delights of being a submissive and he would jump at the chance of being her Master within the confines of Club Sin. She is the perfect muse for him to enjoy as she stirs a passion inside him no one else can produce.

Review: For those familiar with Fifty Shades of Gray by EL James, this book is along similar lines and is penned by the same author who wrote Werewolves Be Damned, Beg For It, Some Like it Wicked, Corporate Temptress and Bind Me. An aficionado with ultra erotic romance, Stacey Kennedy doesn’t throw her readers into the BDSM scene with Club Sin being the backdrop of the main two characters. Instead she takes it at a slower pace so that the reader can take in the general atmosphere of a BDSM club; the sights, sounds and dare I say it, smells. The story takes the reader on a journey through Presley’s eyes and lets you experience what she does along with her, which is much better than being tossed in at the deep end. Stacey is considerate to her readers and it shows in this, the first of her novels.

Presley is a caring and considerate character, (I thought she might be based on the author in some ways) as although she has a mind of her own, she cares about how she looks in front of others, but in the world of BDSM that sort of emotion doesn’t matter as people are accepted for who they are within the ‘scene.’ While she plays Doms and Subs with her new master, they can grow to understand each other both in and out of the club, and that is also when their love begins to blossom. Dmitri is a forceful kind of guy who doesn’t suffer fools gladly – in fact he doesn’t take kindly to her ex-boyfriend trying to muscle in on their time together. As Presley is a kind soul, he won’t allow a man who slept with another woman spend time with her when he can be the better boyfriend.

Summary: One other thing that Stacey does is when she introduces her readers to the BDSM scene, she takes a softly softly approach that, if you have never experienced it before is rather nice as I have read and experienced the harder written erotica novels based within a club setting and found them too heavy.

I would say that for those who have never read this kind of story, this would be a great way of starting out with erotic novels based on the Fifty Shades series, and I am itching to read the next novel as I will be wondering where it will take me.

Buy: Claimed: Club Sin

Rating: ★★★★★

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