In TAMED we get the smart mouthed proud to be bratty sub vs the caring and patient Dom. Kenzie is a submissive used to getting what she wants by goading the Doms who play with her and thereby getting the pain of punishment that she desires. Kenzie wants no real ties to any one Dom because she doesn't want to fully submit to anyone especially outside of a scene. She doesn't even want the aftercare that most would enjoy and see as necessary comfort. However, Kenzie meets her match when she agrees to act as Porter's submissive for a month.
Porter knows Kenzie from a previous club and has watched her somewhat defensive submission to previous Doms. Porter recognizes the signs of some sort of emotional pain that Kenzie is attempting to hide by proudly presenting the facade of the bratty and sarcastic sub who only wants quick, intense, and strings free play. Porter is not taking what Kenzie is dishing out and sets the tone for how he will interact with Kenzie from their very first session together. Kenzie figures out pretty quickly that her usual tricks and borderline insulting attitude isn't going to work with Porter. Porter proves to be more than Kenzie bargained for when she discovers that he is going to use patience, more tenderness than she wants, along with a steadier and stronger will than she has dealt with before to gain her submission. What Porter wants from Kenzie is true submission that is completely given and Kenzie hasn't been willing to give that to anyone.
TAMED is a quick erotic read and a nice addition to the Club Sin series. Although Kenzie is a little hard to like when she's acting out the way that she does, Porter's devotion to giving her what she needs to heal instead of what she demands to temporarily soothe her pain was nice to see unfold.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to the tantalizing world of Club Sin in an enticing novel of control and surrender.
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.
Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
About the Author
Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories.
She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.