Released: July 7, 2015
Genre: Erotic romance
On the Flap
A dedicated cop, Sawyer Quinn blows off steam by immersing himself in his role as a Master at the hottest club in Las Vegas. But when Sawyer goes after the perp who brutally beat his sister, he teams up with Chloe Nash, a sexy private investigator who awakens a sweet new need: to keep her to himself, away from the dungeon of Club Sin. Chloe is beautiful, smart, and too innocent for the BDSM lifestyle. Sawyer’s never wanted a woman like this before. Is her love worth swearing off the one thing that keeps him sane?
There’s something different about Sawyer: a commanding strength that pulls Chloe into a vortex of heady desire. But when she learns about his double life as a Dom, she’s shocked—and afraid she could never complete him. Then he saves her life, and just like that, Chloe knows she will be able to give him anything he desires. She is his—wherever and however he wants to take her.
We first caught a glimpse of Chloe and Sawyer in Tamed when they helped Porter and Kenzie. After leaving the military, Sawyer is currently a devoted member of the SWAT team. After his sister is brutally attacked he finds that the law he loves to uphold can’t do enough to help her so he turns to his friend and fellow master, Porter for help.
Chloe is gutsy, smart, and independent but also an innocent. She’s only been with one man and spent years in a less than satisfying romantic relationship. Just when her world can’t turn any more upside down in walks Sawyer, the man she can’t get out of her mind. Her focus is to help with the case but she also finds herself fighting her attraction to the big, bad Dom.
Let’s break this down a bit…but not too much because I don’t want to give it all away. First, I love how Kennedy tells stories. She weaves a web of personalities, plots, and situations which make you fully invested in the characters and what happens to them. While the entire series is contrived around a BDSM club, it doesn’t mean that everything has to happen at or around the club. The club is always secondary to the story, which means the focus isn’t sex; it’s the people and the connections.
I love Chloe and Sawyer. They have great chemistry and are both such strong personalities. While Sawyer has been a master and Club Sin for years, Chloe has not been involved in the lifestyle. They both have to figure out how to adapt to each other’s needs and wants without losing themselves. Is it even possible? What impressed me is how the author did chose the direction I had expected. After reading so many of these books, a lot of time I have a pretty good idea of how the story with end. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just a thing. Well, Stacey Kennedy didn’t end it like I anticipated. I have to give her kudos for that. It’s not always the easiest to write an alternative to the norm but it felt true to the characters. If anything, I’d love to see a story of the two a few years later to see there had been any changes to their relationship.
Good book. Great series. Can’t wait for more.
Rating: 4 Stars
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