Claimed, the first book in the Club Sin series, is more romance than BDSM erotica although the heat level was definitely way up there. Stacey Kennedy was able to craft a story that still had the traditional relationship aspects without sacrificing any of the BDSM elements of which the whole series will revolve around. Both Presley and Dmitri's characters were well fleshed out, giving plausible explanations regarding their behavior and their hangups which in turn gave credence to the story. Readers who are new to BDSM incorporated in romance will find Claimed a great book to wet their toes in. Its not hardcore but not exactly sugarcoating what it truly entails either. Overall Stacey Kennedy wrote a unique story in Claimed.
***This book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***
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 Dmitri 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.
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Published: August 5, 2013
Publisher: Random House Loveswept
Rating: ♨♨♨ 3.5 of 5 (Although it was a slow start, the story just kept getting more interesting as you turn the pages. Its a character driven tale with the heat level just rising. First time readers of BDSM romantica will find this book a good way to start)
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