Mar 2, 2015

Tamed by Stacey Kennedy Review

Club Sin # 5
By: Stacey Kennedy
Releasing March 10, 2015

USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to the tantalizing world of Club Sin in an enticing novel of control and surrender.

Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.

Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.

Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

I have really enjoyed the Club Sin Series and Tamed is so far my favorite. The story proves that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and that person who lashes out, usually does so to protect themselves and their protective walls.
With all that being said, we find ourselves in Kenzie’s and Porters month of D/s partnership.
Kenzie is the argumentative submissive, who just wishes to get to the sub state by the fastest method possible, in order to avoid the pain and devastation in her own life.
Porter is the very last chance for Kenzie to be dominated by any Dom at Club Sin. Porter is trying to become a Club Master, and has been asked to work with Kenzie for a month as a test, but from their very first scene Porter has been confused and intrigued by Kenzie and wants to get inside her mind (in a non-creepy way).
But the past, dangerous situations and Kenzie’s attitude and her inability to ask for help, makes their month extremely bumpy. But once their month is done, where does anyone stand.
The Club Sin Series just seems to get better and better. The scenes in this book were amazing and seemed to have been written with depth and feeling. It is smoothly written, but the emotional toll this book takes one you will leave you crying and cursing. The characters are just perfect for this story. There is just one standout; Sawyer! I want to know so much more about him.
Tamed is delicious, divine and suitably seductive and earns 10 out of 10!

Kenzie had been in the BDSM lifestyle since she was twenty-one, and she’d never been collared. Ella and Kyler had known each other for only a month, if that, and this symbol was held as strong as a wedding vow to those in Club Sin. Though Kenzie understood why Kyler acted so hastily—Ella was an incredible woman.
She was one of those women who were naturally beautiful, with long blond hair and baby- blue eyes—Kenzie figured Kyler was making sure no other Doms could touch her. And since Kenzie had known Kyler for more than four years, she knew he waited for nothing; he simply took it. She admired and understood that because she did the same.
Kenzie hadn’t waited around for a better life, she had created one for herself.
Kyler drew closer to Ella, and Kenzie’s heart warmed for her friends. While she couldn’t help but be happy for them, collaring wasn’t for her. Seriously, being attached? No, thank you. Wild sex and hot BDSM kept her interested. The challenge of new Doms, while pushing against their mastery, is what she lived for—it’s what kept her sane.
Throughout the years while exploring the BDSM lifestyle, she’d learned that nudging a Dom only made him intensify a scene. Not out of anger or punishment. Doms had too much control for that. It pushed against their authority. That gave Kenzie exactly what she needed, a higher intensity of play.
Pain skirting the edge of pleasure made her forget her old self, past heartbreaks, and everything in between. One intense scene erased her weakness, giving her strength for the workweek, until she could return to Club Sin the following weekend for her next fix.
The crowd went silent as Kyler settled in front of Ella and asked, “Will you kneel for me and wear my collar, Ella, as a symbol of my ownership and of our love?”
Ella smiled and gracefully knelt before him. “I will wear it proudly for all of my days, sir.”
Kyler’s eyes softened in a way Kenzie had never seen from him as he fastened the diamond choker around Ella’s neck. Then he became more serious, tucking a finger under her chin. “You now belong to me.”
A tear slid down Ella’s pinkened cheeks. “Yes, I am yours, sir.”
The crowd shifted on their feet in anticipation as Kyler offered his hand and Ella rose. He took one step toward her, sliding his hands around her face and taking her into a kiss that Kenzie thought was sweet. Intimate. Not at all dominant. Feeling like Cupid had done his work here, she clapped along with the crowd. Until Kyler deepened the kiss, and then Kenzie’s stomach roiled. She’d never been kissed with such devotion. Then again, how could anyone become invested in her when she never let anyone close enough to form a real relationship?

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Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories.
She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.

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