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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

#Review: Commanded by Stacey Kennedy - 3.5 Wine Glasses





23568226Title: Commanded
Series: Club Sin  #6
Author: Stacey Kennedy 
Format:  eBook, 195 pages
Published: July 7, 2015by Loveswept
ASIN: B00OEXM6UG
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A dedicated cop, Sawyer Quinn blows off steam by immersing himself in his role as a Master at the hottest club in Las Vegas. But when Sawyer goes after the perp who brutally beat his sister, he teams up with Chloe Nash, a sexy private investigator who awakens a sweet new need: to keep her to himself, away from the dungeon of Club Sin. Chloe is beautiful, smart, and too innocent for the BDSM lifestyle. Sawyer’s never wanted a woman like this before. Is her love worth swearing off the one thing that keeps him sane?

There’s something different about Sawyer: a commanding strength that pulls Chloe into a vortex of heady desire. But when she learns about his double life as a Dom, she’s shocked—and afraid she could never complete him. Then he saves her life, and just like that, Chloe knows she will be able to give him anything he desires. She is his—wherever and however he wants to take her. 




Kimberly’s Thoughts:
Chloe has felt like something was missing in her life for the last couple months and it seems to stem from her relationship with her high school sweetheart.  After years of dating, they both decide that their relationship has become stale because they are first and foremost just friends.  After Chloe's boss introduces her to his friend Sawyer, she learns what sexual chemistry is really all about.  Sawyer is instantly drawn to Chloe but knows she isn't into the BDSM lifestyle him and all his friends are and is nervous of scaring her away.  These two want each other but will changes be too much for either?

Commanded is book six in the Club Sin series and all your favorite couples make appearances with little updates on how everyone is doing.  This story holds up on its own as this is fully Chloe and Sawyer's story and somewhat different from the rest.  There was an interesting take on why and how Sawyer got into the BDSM club life, when he was honorably discharged out of the military he missed the camaraderie, giving orders, and being looked up to. With his natural dominant personality, he transitioned what he was missing from his past military life into becoming involved in a BDSM club and finding fulfillment there. Showing all the rhymes and reasons individuals get involved with this lifestyle is what makes this series so good and keeps things feeling fresh.

Chloe was a good character in that she felt completely normal, from her fear to not being what Sawyer needed, to her strength to not compromise who she was.  Sawyer was the calm, cool, and level headed Dominant that oozes sexual confidence.  Our couple meets in the previous book so when they reconnect here, it doesn't take long before they decide they should be together because both have wanted it for some time.  I really enjoyed how nothing was forced in their relationship and how Sawyer introduced Chloe to not the club lifestyle but to what he individually needed from her.  These two talk and while there may be a few hiccups in the beginning, they have a pretty smooth joining; I found myself missing a little bit of the angst and drama.  

There is a side action story that involves Sawyer's sister, her spiraling down MMA boyfriend, and then a Chloe kidnap scene that allowed for Sawyer to show off his badass SWAT sniper side but seemed a little forced.  It gave me the drama I was missing but the resolution was wrapped up very quickly.  There are also no club scenes between this couple, remember how I mentioned this was a bit different from the rest of the series?  This story really is all about Sawyer and Chloe growing individually and what that means for their growth together.  The resolution to Sawyer and Chloe's relationship and what their BDSM relationship looks like for them felt natural and real.  

If needing a break from drama and angst then Commanded would be a great choice with its sexy scenes and level headed characters.

1 comment:

Sue G. said...

I enjoyed this book. I loved the chemistry between these two.