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CLAIMED by Stacey Kennedy
Published by Random House Publishing Group
Debut Date: August 5, 2013
Source: Netgalley ARC
My Rating: 5/5 stars
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.
Wow! Just…wow! Stacey Kennedy has become one of my all-time favorite authors! Honestly?? I have fallen in love with CLAIMED and I definitely want more Club Sin! I’m tellin’ ya’ll now guys, the storyline is way better than FIFTY SHADES!
First, let me start the review off by stating the obvious, shall I?!? LOOK AT THE FREAKIN’ COVER! OMG! It is amazing and it captured my attention immediately. Perfection..complete perfection!
Anyway, I haven’t read a BDSM novel since the FIFTY SHADES series because honestly, it’s just not my cup of tea. Don’t get me wrong…they are hot as all get out, but I really have to be in a certain mood to read them. CLAIMED had me from the very first chapter! Again, the storyline is amazing! Kennedy mixes raw BDSM with real people and plausible situations. I love it!
At first I was scared that this book was just about another inexperienced girl who meets broken, Mr. money bags, but I was wrong. Presley is a mid-twenties woman who is set out on discovering the real her after her ex cheats on her. She secretly wants this BDSM lifestyle but is inexperienced and doesn’t know how to go about it. This is what captured Dmitri’s attention. She’s innocent but he can see the real woman underneath all the insecurities.
Ah, Dmitri…what can I say about Dmitri….He’s confident and dominant in all the right ways, but yet he has a caring side. He isn’t broken one bit and I love that about him. He’s sure of himself and Presley is immediately drawn to him just as he is with her.
The intensity between Presley and Dmitri is sizzling! I had to put my ipad down a few times and fan myself! *blush* The chemistry Kennedy creates between these two perfectly developed characters entranced me from the get-go and I couldn’t put this book down! I literally had CLAIMED read within six hours. From Presley and Dmitri’s first encounter you can already tell there is something… more…there but it doesn’t take away from the rawness that BDSM is.