Claimed (Club Sin, #1) by Stacey Kennedy

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.

My Thoughts:

I enjoy Stacey Kennedy’s writing. She has the ability to convey a story that is sexy but has depth. Claimed was no different. The story is about a fairly virgin-esque heroine who is looking to awaken her kinky side after her breakup with her ex of eight years. Enter Master Dmitri who possesses all the Dom-ly characteristics that Presley is eager to experience. Dmitri is tall, dark, handsome, enigmatic and sexy. She is instantly drawn to him as he is to her. Presley makes him go against him standard operating procedure concerning submissives at Club Sin. She is his. And he spends most of the book showing her the pleasure and love she can feel under the hands of a skilled master.

Overall, I enjoyed Claimed. It was light, sexy, and sweet. Not overly heavy on the BDSM aspects but present enough in the story for those who enjoy them. My problem, and I use the word lightly, with the story was there just wasn’t any drama. I know the Steven element was supposed to be there for that reason but it was diffused as quickly as it emerged and with little to no fanfare. I was hoping for a bit more drama on that score. But, one verbal threat by Dmitri and Steven faded to black. No muss. No fuss. The book would have definitely been a solid four star read if a bit more conflict was added there.

But, I did enjoy the story and look for what Kennedy has in store for the other Masters.

A note to readers: People who enjoy Cherise Sinclair’s Shadowlands series would enjoy the Club Sin series. They have a similar feel to them.

Ratings Detail:

Rating for male protagonists: 3★ Rating for female protagonist: 3★ Rating for secondary characters: 3★ Plot Viability: 3★ General Storyline: 3★ Story Ending: 3★ Ease of Reading: 4★ Heat Level: 4★

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