(Club Sin #3)
by Stacey Kennedy
Release: July 22, 2014
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️
"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?'"
A beautifully subtle, yet descriptive insight into a budding BDSM relationship, written by the amazing Stacey Kennedy, who has already proven herself a shining star in this genre.
Without resorting to high drama, Stacey has the ability to illustrate the delicate emotional balance that is needed to form a successful long term relationship - D/s or otherwise. The irony is that a good Dominant/submissive relationship could serve as an example to any and all relationships, with its emphasis on good and clear communication, the importance of knowing the other's wants and needs, and learning to observe each other's signals and 'tells'. Should all vanilla couples put this much effort into their relationship and each other, we would have many more happy couples.
Ella is brand-new to BDSM, but has recently vowed to take on any new challenge and is certainly not adverse to adventurous sex. She is more than open to explore, and most certainly with Kyler. Her problem is not with the physical demands of BDSM, but with understanding and absorbing what it means to completely 'belong' to someone .... just as he 'belongs' to you. No holds barred. None at all.
Kyler is very clear on his needs, there is no ambiguity there. And he is also very quick to realize that the 'vanilla' Ella might well be 'the one' for him, but it is highly dependent on whether the lifestyle he chooses suits her. And therein lies the challenge. Not normally a very patient person, Kyler has to tread carefully, and finds himself so focused on what she might be holding back, he forgets to listen to what she needs.
The portrayal of a very strong and independent woman, searching of new ways to challenge herself, is very empowering and a great choice in the role as heroine for this story. The hero is a Dominant in heart and soul, yet avoids work promotions, preferring his lesser position directly serving the public. Oh the irony. It's perfect to illustrate the D/s relationship is much more two-sided than us un-initiated often think.
No excessive highs or lows in the story, but a good steady flow and entirely compelling. As the other books in this series, DESIRED was an absolute treat to read and even if you are new to BDSM, this might be a story to help you understand the dynamic. Each book in the Club Sin series serves as a stand alone story, but I've read them in sequence and preferred it that way.
✨A deliciously wicked, intuitive and poignant leap into submission.✨