COMMANDED was a nice change in the CLUB SIN series. Sawyer actually seeks out Chloe for help in finding the man responsible for attacking his sister. It was nice to see an alpha male lead needing his love interest to help him with something so important and possibly dangerous outside of a romantic suspense story. Chloe is a private investigator and very good at her job. Calm, clear thinking, and determined she is the perfect person to help Sawyer. Chloe is able to use contacts outside of the strictly legal police channels that Sawyer himself would have to adhere to. With all of her strengths and abilities Sawyer still sees her as a woman with a submissive side that he would love to help her explore and enjoy.
There is plenty of steaminess in COMMANDED but the scenes are not over the top and reads more as sensual and stimulating instead of outright erotically graphic. The story itself is nicely paced and the relationship and romance between Sawyer and Chloe develops quickly but believably. I enjoyed the respect and care Sawyer had for Chloe from the beginning. Sawyer never saw Chloe as just someone he wanted to see kneeling at his feet and obeying his commands. Chloe is not part of the BDSM lifestyle and Sawyer has to walk a fine line between what he wants sexually and what he wants in a relationship overall which is another interesting twist.
COMMANDED is an enjoyable quick read. It was nice to have a couple in this series that didn't fall into the BDSM world as intricately as the couples in the previous books.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
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.
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.