I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Stacey Kennedy
Released: August 5, 2013
Series: Club Sin #1
Published by Random House Loveswept
“Claimed has the right amount of sexy, pushed me far to my soft limits without getting close to my hard limits…” ~ Under the Covers
As I read this book, I kept thinking of my friends *cough* cobloggers *cough* who are avid readers of BDSM and Erotic romance novels and I can’t help but wonder if any of them are closet subs or dom. Presley, the heroine of this book differs from them by a whole lot of balls. Presley is also an avid reader of BDSM and erotic novels. After finding out that her roomie is a sub and active member of Club Sin aka BDSM dungeon; well, she builds the courage and give it a go. Major balls she has, right? Things definitely happen for a reason because that’s where she meets the owner of Club Sin. Dimitri is not only the owner but also the Master of the Dungeon. He has been without a permanent Sub for years and wouldn’t you know it, after meeting Presley….. that status won’t last very long.
BDSM can be tricky for certain readers like myself. I have hard limits when it comes to the books I read that may be soft for others. Claimed has the right amount of sexy, pushed me far to my soft limits without getting close to my hard limits if that makes sense. I thought this book was realistic in terms reactions from someone just starting to dab into this world. Presley’s response to her first exposure to “the dungeon”, her first time as a sub and her reactions to her hard limits were all very believable. I really like her. As I said, it takes humongous balls for anyone who is willing to come out of her shell and I applaud her for doing just that. Dimitri did a good job as a Dom as well. He knew Presley’s hard limits and honestly, as soon as he fell for her, they became his hard limits too. As a couple, Dimitri and Presley were plenty hot and enough romantic, making their story a great read. Ms. Kennedy made a fan out of me, no doubt about that.
*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.