Review: Desired (Club Sin #3) by Stacey Kennedy

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Title: Desired
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Publisher/Year: Random House 7/22/14
Length:   292 Pages
Series:  Club Sin #3

Overview

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.

After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?

My Thoughts

I really enjoy this series – i think that there’s such an interesting dynamic among all of the main characters that there’s always something great to see in the various installments that we get.

So it’s about time that we got to see Kyler’s story.  He’s one of the masters in the club and he not only showed that he’s an amazing friend to Cora (in book 2 if you’ll recall) but he’s an all around great guy to everyone.  So you want to see the best happen to him right?

It’s the day of Aiden’s wedding to Cora where we pick the story back up and at the wedding Kyler is quite taken by a really pretty blonde at the reception, who turns out to be none other than Ella Snow – the assistant to Aiden that we met in the last book.  Personally i had a spidey sense that we would see her come up again and here she is.

Ella has her own story that’s definitely complicated enough and it seems like it’s the perfect situation for Kyler to take on.

So at the wedding it begins.  Kyler makes his move and approaches her, with the warning from Aiden of course to handle with care – and we see that there’s a mutual instant attraction.  Ella feels like there’s something amazing right there in the moment with Kyler and the fact that she’s made a decision to live life like she’s going to die in 6 months means that she’s open and willing to do just about anything.

After a whirlwind weekend with him at the wedding, we see them come back to reality once the work week starts.  Kyler made it clear that he wants to see more of Ella but she’s not ready or open to a true relationship right now so she keeps him at arms length but they agree to see where it goes.  This of course making life even more interesting for Kyler as he knows that she’s ‘vanilla’ but he senses that maybe there’s a natural sub waiting to be woken up.

We see how Ella thrives under Kyler’s attention and how his dominating nature seems to be exactly what she’s never realized that she needed.  He hasn’t told her that he’s part of a BDSM club nor that he’s a true Dom but they seem to find a good middle ground for a while in the hopes that he can break through to her that it’s ok to be interested in that lifestyle and that maybe she wants to explore it.  I think that it’s such a sweet approach and journey in how Kyler begins to get Ella to open herself up and it’s so passionate and sweet.

If that weren’t exciting enough you know that we have to add in something from someone’s past to make life that much more exciting.  In this case, we know that Ella ran from something in Savannah to make her move to Vegas.  While it seems like it could have just been a life change since her parents and grandparents were no longer alive, we come to learn that she was married and that she is going through a divorce from a man who abused her and sent her to the hospital during a drunken rage.  She’s trying to get him to sign the papers but he’s not really willing to do it.

We see him creep in at first in texts trying to get her to call him back.  then he calls and then he shows up.  It’s a big issue given that she’s got a restraining order, but when he shows up one night drunk, that takes things to another level quickly.  Ella wants no one to know about her past and that’s fine except for the fact that she’s with a dom who’s job it is to be super perceptive of everything and then add in the fact that Kyler is a cop, well you know that he’s bound to find out everything.

So what happens when he comes to her house to confront her and what happens when Kyler learns of everything? That’s something that you’ll have to find out when you read the story.  That and what Ella’s reaction is to the notion of Club Sin and the other masters and their subs.

All in all it’s a nice continuation of the series and i think that through Ella’s story and cora’s experience, we begin to see more into the hearts of the other ladies and that helps  carry the series through to book 4.  I hope you guys enjoy and have a great day!

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