Series: Club Sin #5
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to the tantalizing world of Club Sin in an enticing novel of control and surrender.
Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.
Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.
Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
Kenzie’s close relationship with Dmitri was the only thing keeping her in the dungeon. From what Dmitri had told Porter, most Doms refused to play with her anymore, and even Club Sin Masters Sawyer and Miles had difficulty with her. A disrespectful submissive wasn’t fun, especially when a Dom felt that the sub wasn’t giving herself over to his mastery.
Porter had noticed something in her that he wondered if others missed. Signs of submission were evident with her body’s actions, and that was why he had taken his time studying her. Something he doubted that no one before him did. He’d always intended to play with her, eventually. The agreement just forced his hand to learn as much as he could about her in a short time.
While she often showed those beautiful submissive signs during an intense scene, he was seeing them now. That would be his sole focus with her for the next month, bringing those reactions forward and building trust so that she felt safe enough to let go with him. But he also believed these tender touches were annoying her, tampering with her self-control.
He tangled his fingers in her curls, loving the silkiness sliding along his hand. She came up to only his breastbone, making him feel entirely masculine. His hand was quite large next to her face, and he liked how tiny she was—the femininity she portrayed.
Her glare intensified as he slowly brushed his fingers over her lips. He ignored that response and continued brushing over her mouth. She snorted. “This is your plan, then—looking at me and touching my mouth?”
He didn’t reply.
Porter knew why she was getting snappier—Kenzie wasn’t in control. It became glaringly obvious she didn’t like it. Nor was she used to a Dom not giving her what wanted. And what she’d become quite good at obtaining.
Tonight things would be on his terms, under his rules.
Soon she would discover that, and accept it.
Copyright © 2015 by Stacey Kennedy. All rights reserved. Excerpt reprinted by permission.
Club Sin is filled with so many hot guys that it’s hard to pick a favorite, but Porter completely stole my heart! Ever since Porter came out on the losing side in his quest for Cora’s affections in Bared, I have been waiting on his story and I have to say that it was worth the wait. Now he is about to become a Master, but first he must work with the most difficult sub in Club Sin, Kenzie. Kenzie has garnered a reputation as a ‘brat’ – she gets what she wants by goading the Doms into punishing her and most of them dread having to work with her. Porter has a month to train Kenzie and he’s going to put it to good use.
Tamed completely grabbed my attention and held it. From the beginning, Porter showed a remarkable understanding of Kenzie and very quickly figured out how to handle her. I loved Porter because he was focused on finding the woman behind the sub and with tenderness and patience he got to the heart of Kenzie. As for Kenzie, the reasons behind her bratty behavior were heartbreaking. She has suffered loss and is unwilling to let anyone in again or even depend on anyone.
What keeps me coming back for more of the series is that even though the stories are set in the world of BDSM (and yes, there is a lot of hot and kinky sex), that’s not all there is to the story. Ms. Kennedy keeps it about the characters, their emotions, their experiences and their journey to personal growth. I enjoyed seeing the characters in their everyday lives and not just in play mode. There’s nothing better than two people learning to let people in and discovering a love that was not expected. Tamed is a very sweet and emotional story and I absolutely loved it!
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