CLAIMED by Stacey Kennedy

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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CLAIMED by Stacey KennedyClaimed by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Club Sin #1
Published by Loveswept on 2013-08-05
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Reviewed by Jo

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 BDSM 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.   Claimed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Presley Flynn moved to Las Vegas with her fiancé for a new beginning, but it soon became apparent that the relationship would not work.  Now Presley lives with a friend and is trying something that will erase her feeling of discontentment.  At the suggestion of her roommate, Presley is headed for an interview at the dungeon with the head master.  The theory is that Presley is a submissive and what she needs is a master to help satisfy all her needs.  Presley isn’t sure but she is willing to try.

Dmitri Pratt runs Club Sin and personally interviews every person who wants a membership, be they a Dom or a Sub.  Today he is waiting on a Sub’s roommate that he has agreed to see and decide if his club will work or not for her.  Dmitri hasn’t had a personal sub for quite awhile but he keeps an open mind.  When Presley walks in, at first Dmitri is amused at how nervous she is and as they talk he is intrigued.  Not only does he want Presley a part of his dungeon, but he wants to be the dom to train her.  A very unusual decision.

As Presley learns the ins and outs of BDSM and the club, she begins to think that maybe this is exactly what she needed.  It also helps that Dmitri is the person leading her through her training – the sparks between them are many and red hot every time they are together.  As Dmitri and Presley get closer and closer, their time together becomes more personal and even loving – something that doesn’t always happen between doms and their subs.  Presley has just about completed her training and there are other doms at the club who are hoping to become her permanent dom, but will Presley agree to that and can Dmitri give up the woman who has come to mean so much to him? 

A woman looking for a missing part meets a man who needs the perfect woman to make him whole again in Claimed.  Presley and Dmitri’s first meeting is just enough to foreshadow the passion that erupts between them as they come to know each other.  I loved how Presley went forward with going into Club Sin and her interview with Dmitri even as nervous as she was.  Right way I could tell that Dmitri would be the perfect Dom for Presley – his actions with a nervous new sub both firm and gentle.  Watching as Presley and Dmitri came closer and closer as her training progressed and also seeing all the sparks that happened with every scene had me hoping that their relationship would extend past the club.  But even I was amazed at how far they came in such a short amount of time.  Tension filled scenes became erotic lovemaking and it was no surprise that passion followed close after that.  I loved watching as Presley came into herself and accepted this last part of herself with Dmitri’s guiding hand.

Claimed is both an erotic and passionate journey towards love in a world that not everyone can grow in.  For Presley and Dmitri, strength and rules can still leave a huge amount of room for passion when it’s the right people.

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