ARC Review – Tamed (Club Sin #5) by Stacey Kennedy

An emotional journey brought upon by one man’s absolute focus to understand a woman no one has been able to reach made this book one of the most powerful books in this exceptional series. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures

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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.

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With each book in Stacey Kennedy’s Club Sin series I become more enamored with the purestdelightawardcharacters and this author. I love the way the club masters and the submissives have all formed a bond, a family of sorts and the way they protect and help each other no matter what. In this book Dom Porter Marshall has agreed to master Club Sin submissive and resident brat Kenzie Hart for one month and if he proves he can cure her of her bratty ways he will become a Club Sin Master. An emotional journey brought upon by one man’s absolute focus to understand a woman no one has been able to reach made this book one of the most powerful books in this exceptional series.

I’ve admired Porter since the second book in this series when he helped his ex-girlfriend/submissive find happiness with her current Dom. I really respected that he wanted her happy and healthy. I continued to be impressed by him from the first moment he took control of Kenzie because it was obvious he had watched her enough with the other Doms at the club and he was bound and determined to break through her bratty shell.

I always found Kenzie kind of interesting but I’ll be the first to admit her bratty behavior kind of bugged me, so I was all for someone trying to break her of it. As her back story began to unfold it became obvious that the face she puts on at the club is much different from the real Kenzie; the one that has lost so much in her life.

I was absolutely fascinated by Porter’s tactics with Kenzie and how hard it was for her to maintain her control under his dominance. The fact that he did things she didn’t expect, that he used a very unusual strategy when the scened together and for punishment really impressed me and of course confused the hell out of her. I also loved that he admired her spunkiness, even found some of her bratty behavior amusing, but knew it was a mask and he had to get through to the real her.

While I admired Kenzie’s independence, but I hated the stubbornness that caused her to refuse to be truthful with Porter or any of the other Club Sin doms or her submissive friends when she was facing something alone that no one should face alone. Thankfully Porter proves to her she can not only trust him but that he will be there for her. While they face a dangerous situation their lives become more intertwined and they both begin to have feelings that go beyond the D/s relationship they share at the club but their baggage keeps them from facing up and admitting the truth.

There’s nothing better than two people breaking down barriers and discovering a love neither one expected. With elements of danger, some emotional breakthroughs, some tenderness, a few well written BDSM scenes, and some spectacular sexy time Tamed is another fantastic addition to this series.

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