Tamed (Club Sin #5) by Stacey Kennedy

Book Description:

Published: March 10, 2015

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.

Review –

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Well, I’ve done it again-read out of sequence.  I really had no choice because I have found this series on OverDrive and it’s like checking a book out of a library, sometimes someone else has checked out the book you want. I read Claimed, #1 and then #5 was available so I grabbed it.

In this installment of the Club Sin series, we find Kenzie, a sub with a boat load of baggage which causes her to act out with the Doms and Masters at Club Sin and many of them refuse to ever play with her again and Porter a Dom who has a month to “tame” her and make the rank as a Master. 

He knows her bratty reputation as a smart mouthed sub and decides to kill her with kindness and over the next four weeks places her to sexual places she has only imagined and she begins to feel a connection to him as he does to her. Of course, she gives him her submission and he gets the tattoo that identifies him as a Master and they continue outside of the Club to have a relationship.

Parts of this book were very moving because Kenzie had to overcome some major barriers in order to give her submission to Porter and the beauty of it brought tears to my eyes.  I know, I’m probably the only person to cry while reading erotic novels. Other parts were  on the humorous side but it goes without saying that the majority was just hot,steamy,sex scenes.

Five stars *****

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The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

Book Description:

Published: February 26, 2015

She is the missing girl. But she doesn’t know she’s lost.

Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children’s festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift…

While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is – and who she might become.

Review –

When I started this book I had high expectations but at the end I felt let down.

Sensitive eight-year-old Carmel  is spirited away by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. As Beth, her mother, desperately searches for her, Carmel realises that her kidnapper has not taken her at random: he believes she has a special gift. Told in the alternating points of view of the grieving mother and the missing daughter, it keeps the reader turning pages.

Carmel’s sections hold most of the action of the story: we watch her slowly understand her captor’s bizarre plans and struggle to retain her identity as months, then years, pass. As she loses track of time, so does the reader: her captivity takes on an aimless, dreamlike quality. Characters drift in and out of the narrative like ghosts. and  the author does this to help  convey Carmel’s mental state.

For a thriller, I didn’t really see anything that traumatizing, except the initial kidnapping and some readers may question the story’s sudden and tidy ending, which feels less the result of the characters’ actions and more the workings of chance. But Hamer’s novel aims to be more than a thriller, and the real heart of the book is not its suspense, but its explorations of grief and how we live through it.

All in all, I’m glad I read it, but once was enough.

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