Review: Claimed (Club Sin #1) by Stacey Kennedy

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Title: Claimed
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Publisher/Year: Random House 8/5/13
Length:   230 Pages
Series:  Club Sin #1

Overview

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 lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the start, Presley stirs emotions in Dmitri 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.

My Thoughts

I don’t even know how i found this series – sometimes it’s the wonderful suggestions that come from the nook app that get me to find authors that i don’t know.  In any event, this is the first installment to a series where we get to see the happenings of Club Sin – a private BDSM club in Vegas, housed in the Mansion of Dimitri, our leading Master and alpha male.

This story takes us on a journey with Dimitri who is not ownly the master and owner of the club, but a guy who has everything and yet is still kind of lonely.  The other part of the journey is with Presley, a girl who moved to Vegas to be with her boyfriend of 8 years only to find that he’s cheated on her and she has to start her life all over again.  It’s because of her friendship with Cora who is now her roommate that she’s able to open up to some of the hidden secrets that it seems that she enjoys both in being a submissive as well as in reading a LOT of erotica.

Where we go with these two is really an evolved journey.  Presley walks into Dimitri’s office at the club without any real knowledge of what it’s like to actually BE in the lifestyle and Dimitri takes it upon himself to train her because he feels some instant connection with her.

True to the form of the genre, what we get in the ensuing chapters is an education on the entry into the BDSM lifestyle – and seeing what Presley is comfortable with an not.  We learn that she’s only willing to do things with Dimitri as he makes her feel safe and the feeling seems to be reciprocated.

If only that were the simple plot line right?  Of course things have to get complex with the entry of Steven, Presley’s ex boyfriend and a guy who seems to want to cause trouble.  He texts her and calls her and resorts to stalking her and issuing an ultimatum.  There’s a lot that he’s asking her to give up again and a lot that’s at stake since he’s got information on the secrets of the club that could do a lot of harm to a lot of people.  So that’s really where the story leaves us since it’s hard to say what is going to happen.

While this is a similar tale and story as a lot of other series that i’ve read, i think that there are some interesting twists in how everything was established as well as the threat of what’s going to happen in the coming installments.  I think that we see there’s promise for this couple if they continue to blend well, and with the introduction of all the other masters in the club, i think that there’s great opportunity to get to see their stories as well.  I can’t wait to see where this takes us.  enjoy!

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