Bared (Club Sin #2) by Stacey Kennedy
Released: February 10, 2014
Genre: BDSM erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: In a novel that’s perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Stacey Kennedy returns to Club Sin with another wicked and wild tale of submission, seduction, and love.
At Las Vegas’s exclusive Club Sin, Aidan Knight is the Master, unleashing the erotic yearnings of his submissive lovers. But his dominant façade conceals a devastating loss—something he instantly recognizes in his personally trained submissive Cora Adams. Sworn to unearth her secrets, Aidan uses his seductive skills to ignite her wildest desires until Cora yields to the pleasure she can find only with him.
Cora came to the BDSM club to act out her sub-and-dom fantasies without ever revealing the heartbreak that haunts her. But Aidan’s masterful touch is bringing her closer to the edge . . . and deeper into a world of control and surrender. He refuses to allow her to submit to any other man—nor does she want to. It’s a dangerous game they’re playing. For as they give in to passion, they must lay bare their souls for a love that could heal—and free—them both.
Bared is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
Although this is the second in a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
Like many submissives, Cora Adams leads a successful, full life. By day, she spends her time as a counselor helping others. She has spent the past couple of years in a purely D/s relationship with Aidan. Because of her job, she’s learned to read into what people say and do and infers he is still broken up over the death of his previous submissive/fiancée. Although she’s been in love with him for a long time, she chooses to keep it to herself, figuring having him in a small way is better than not at all.
Aidan Knight is a successful Las Vegas attorney and also one of the founding members of Club Sin. He enjoys his dominant lifestyle but prefers to keep emotions out of it. After losing the love of his life, he was given Cora to train. The connection was good enough he asked her to remain in the casual D/s dynamic when they play on weekends at the club. Outside of the club he’s a workaholic and them some; he throws himself into cases to elude dealing with his grief even though years have passed.
After a scene one night, Cora realizes how many emotions she has tried to stuff away. With this awareness suddenly everything starts to bubble over. She is finding more difficult to remain cool and detached from Aidan. Even the others at the club recognize what’s happening, everyone that is but Aidan. Will he ever be able to get past the ghost and have something tangible now?
This story starts with a bang…or more aptly a super-hot bdsm scene and an orgasm. (My kind of beginning for sure.) After the opener, we get to learn more about the characters. Their chemistry is at times intense and other times natural. It’s enthralling to watch their journey as individuals and together. I loved the angst and emotional tug and pull of how to deal with each other. Cora always has made her decisions with him first. Somewhere along the way, he started to do the same. The focus of the plot is firmly on their relationship but it in no way detracts from their passionate sexual affairs.
When all is said and done, where can I sign up for a membership to Club Sin? I’m ready to read the first and see where things go in a third. I, by no means, am done with this series.
Rating: 4 stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.