Freed by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Club Sin #3.5
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: November 4th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Fans who can’t get enough of USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy will love this wicked, wild spinoff novel that explores how sexy life can be outside Club Sin.
Mary Schmidt knows only too well how thrilling a Master’s touch can be. Her husband, Charles, had been her ultimate fantasy, a seducer in the erotic dance of dominance and submission. She misses the sensual lifestyle they shared, but mourns him so deeply she cannot bear to embrace her submissive needs with another Dom—until a man who exudes temptation reawakens desires she can no longer deny.
Elliott Foster is dazzled by Mary. He instantly knows that she’s the woman he’s been waiting for—a woman who turns games into need. As her Master, he dares to unlock the deepest pleasures of her flesh, releasing her from pain and healing her mind. When Mary’s lithe body comes to life under his, he knows their connection goes beyond sex. Now that he has found the perfect woman, the perfect partner, the perfect submissive, he desires only to give her everything she craves.
Stacey Kennedy’s Freed is a poignant story about moving on from the loss of a loved one and taking a second chance on love.
Mary’s late husband was not just the love of her life and the father of her kids, he was also her Dom, her partner both inside and out of the bedroom. However, after his death she quit the lifestyle completely because she felt that submitting to someone else was a betrayal of her husband. Mary meets Elliot while at dinner at a friend’s home and they are instantly attracted to each other.
Elliot is handsome and successful and has been looking for the right woman to fit in with his lifestyle and his life and when he meets Mary, he finds the perfect woman, partner and submissive. He is drawn to both her maturity and her experience.
Elliott quickly realizes that Mary’s emotional state is fragile and that she needs to be handled carefully. He wants Mary physically, but he also craves an emotional connection with her. Mary however keeps a part of herself hidden both physically and emotionally and Elliot finding himself constantly trying to breach the barriers she has erected. He is patient and caring and compassionate through the ups and downs.
My heart ached for Elliot every time Mary pushed him away and I cried with Mary as she worked through her grief and opened herself to love again.
The message here is twofold and very powerful– that life goes on after loss and one can never be too old for love. Elliot lost his dream of a family with his divorce but found it again with Mary and her kids. Mary lost her husband to cancer, but got a chance to love again.
*ARC provided by the publisher*