Review: Bared (Club Sin #2) by Stacey Kennedy


Title: Bared
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Publisher/Year: Random House 2/10/14
Length:   256 Pages
Series:  Club Sin #2


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.

My Thoughts

The series continues with the Masters of Club Sin – the exclusive BDSM club in Dimitri’s mansion in Vegas.  We met the masters in the first book and now it’s time to get to know another one a bit more – Master Aiden.  His past is one that’s bitter sweet.  He’s been in the lifestyle for quite some time now, and had the most amazing and loving D/s relationship with a woman named Lily who was killed in a car accident several years ago.  Since then, his heart has been closed off since theirs was a once in a lifetime sort of love.

There’s also Cora – Presley’s best friend, and the one who introduced her into the lifestyle.  Cora herself is a tough one to get to figure out.  We don’t get to dig too much into her past to understand what’s made her into the woman we know but we know that she got into the lifestyle through a project for school when she was researching the mindset of a sexual serial killer who apparently had a thing for BDSM.  She was in a rather committed D/s relationship with a guy named Porter at her old club but when she realized that he wasn’t who she needed long term for love, she left him and moved onto Club Sin.

For the past 2 years, Master Aiden and Cora have been playing together exclusively and to them and everyone else, their pairing in the club works perfectly.  The issue though is when Cora gets to the point where the feelings that she’s developed for Aiden over the past years are so strong that she can’t bear to be around him in the same way since he’s still mourning his past love.

Aiden of course is incredibly obtuse to it all which of course is interesting for a Dom since we know that it’s their job to hone in on emotions and everything but he still doesn’t get it.  The journey that we go on in this 2nd installment of the series is seeing how they find themselves at an impasse of sorts and how it affects just about everyone in the club.  Porter is brought back in, in the hopes that he can sort things out for Aiden, and Master Kyler proves to be an amazingly sweet and sensitive support system.

Woven throughout are some incredibly sexy scenes.  What Cora loves is so different than what we saw with Presley and the way that those scenes are written shows us that there’s a diverse dynamic in the club and it’s hot.  I can’t wait to see which is the next Dom and sub that are featured.  Enjoy!

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