Stacey Kennedy
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Random House Loveswept
Release Date
July 2014
Book 3 of Club Sin
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy's latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.

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?

Desired is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Jul 13, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
104 people found the following review helpful
*Please note that this review contains spoilers for Bared, Book 2 of the Club Sin series.*

5 "Perfect Dom" stars!

Wow! What a scorcher! Having read, and 5-star loved, the first two Club Sin books, I was incredibly impressed to find that not only has Stacey Kennedy delivered yet another 5-star read in DESIRED, but she somehow has managed to create an even steamier and more swoon-worthy Dom hero! Kyler Morgan now holds the esteemed position of "topping" my Dom list!

Although this is Book 3 in the series, it is not necessary to have read the prior books to enjoy this one, as each primarily focuses on the love life of a different master at the private BDSM club of Club Sin located in Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada. All that said, there is definitely some carryover and continued development of the prior characters, so to the extent you plan to read them all (and believe me, after reading this one, you will definitely want to!), it is best to read this series in chronological order.

Kyler Morgan is a police officer by day and Club Sin Master by night, whose specialty is Shibari, a Japanese form of rope bondage. He has had a number of Dom/sub relationships with the subs at Club Sin, but none has captured his heart.

Ella Snow has just escaped an abusive marriage. Wishing to flee once and for all, she gets a restraining order, files for divorce, and moves to Las Vegas. There she lands a job with Aidan Knight, the Club Sin Master hero from Bared (Book 2). It is at Aidan's wedding to the ever sassy Cora (the heroine from Book 2) that Ella first meets Kyler.

Kyler knows the minute he sees her, that Ella is a "vanilla" woman. Always up for a challenge, he decides to approach her anyway and test her to see if she might possess the qualities of a submissive. Soon, much to his delight, he finds her responsive and filling his thoughts. When she mentions her recent pledge to "try new things" and live life like she only has six months to live, Kyler knows Ella is what he wants and not just for one night.

Ella, however, has no interest in running from one relationship to another, so while she can't resist Kyler's tantalizing touch, she clarifies that all she can offer is a "friends with benefits" arrangement. Kyler accepts, but proceeds to convince her otherwise.

Although she refuses to open up to him, Kyler can see the pain in Ella's eyes. The Dom in him craves to delve deep into her soul to heal her. Additionally, until she can fully trust him, as evidenced by fully disclosing her secrets, he can't really engage fully in the BDSM lifestyle with her. While Ella fights and pushes Kyler, all the while still refusing to open up, she believes that his reluctance to fully introduce her to his world must be grounded in his belief that he thinks her to be "broken." Can there possibly be a HEA in store for this BDSM master who craves total submission and his vanilla love interest who is too afraid and embarrassed about her past to fully allow him in?

I absolutely loved Kyler! While I was reading this book, I had the privilege to tweet with Stacey Kennedy on Twitter and she mentioned that Kyler has been her "favorite since day one." Ms. Kennedy's adoration for this hero truly shows in her beautiful writing. In Kyler, Ms. Kennedy has created one of the most flawless Doms ever! His attention and devotion to Ella is unparalleled. You truly get the sense that in rendering pain to deliver sensual pleasure, Kyler could never do wrong, as he is so attuned to her, and will do anything to protect and heal her.

If you enjoy the BDSM sub-genre of romance, then I can't recommend DESIRED highly enough! I'm hooked, and will be eagerly awaiting the next installment, Tamed, which is due to be released later this year and will focus on Porter's and Kenzie's story.
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