Saturday, August 3, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Claimed

Stacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Supernatural, True Blood, Lost Girl, and Sons of Anarchy.

Claimed, CLUB SIN Book #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.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*eARC received from NetGalley via the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Let me start out by saying that I don't read a lot of BDSM; I've actually only ever read 3. However, Stacey's writing style has captivated me from the first book I ever picked up of hers & has continued to amaze, so I decided to give Claimed a try despite how skittish I was about possibly not liking it... As the last page was turned I was completely surprised by how much I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Claimed was a highly emotional light BDSM read with plenty of those fun quirky moments, snark, and heart that we've come to know and love from Stacey in all of her work.

It had a heroine who was a bit lost but truly and completely finds herself in the most surprising ways with the help of a captivating and enigmatic hero, who in turn finds exactly what HE needs in the surprising heroine.

The story had a beautiful build - no scenes that happen so soon it isn't believable, character growth that is unrealistic, etc - and the entire character cast lent to a beautiful cornucopia of literary goodness.

I truly think that stalwart fans of BDSM and newbies alike will enjoy this book, and I thoroughly look forward to seeing what Stacey has planned for our other Club Sin members in future installments!


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