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November 11, 2015

Liked It: Mine by Stacey Kennedy

Series: Club Sin 7
Format: eGalley
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: Loveswept
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Romantica | BDSM

USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Dmitri and Presley—the scorching-hot couple who started it all in Claimed—return to save Club Sin in the exhilarating new short novel from Stacey Kennedy.

Dmitri Pratt is living out his dream. Not only does he own the ultimate playground for the BDSM lifestyle, he’s found a special connection with his deliciously sexy sub, Presley Flynn, the woman who complements him in ways that go far beyond the bedroom. But when an anonymous blackmailer threatens to expose the elite, high-profile members of Club Sin in a notorious tabloid, Dmitri’s perfect world spirals out of control.

Before she met Dmitri, Presley never imagined she would find a Master who could deliver on all her hottest fantasies. Dmitri’s love and his sensual artistry surprise her every day, until he suddenly turns distant and cold. For the first time, Presley wonders where Dmitri’s heart truly lies: with her, or with Club Sin. As the life they’ve built together begins to crumble, Presley can only trust that Dmitri has what it takes—to defend what’s his, and win back the woman he cannot live without.



Another series I have to bid farewell to this year. Stacey Kennedy's Club Sin series is one of the very few BDSM (romance) erotica that I follow. Club Sin as a whole is not just your run off the mill BDSM series filled with sex. SKennedy's take on the popular genre is robust with emotions, the D/s relationship is more about trust and less about power and possession, with conflicts and scenarios that are realistic and relatable. The Doms of Club Sin aren't bored billionaires, they're regular folks like us who aren't broken by tragic pasts or some sort of victims hence which led to their dysfunctions. They just like their sex a little rough and kinky. Period.

Club Sin comes full circle in MINE. The club is under threat of exposure which put a strain on everyone especially on Dimitri and his relationship with Presley. Like always, I love the pace of MINE, it didn't dilly dally nor teased us with threats and scene fillers. Dimitri, and the rest of the Doms of Club Sin, were very efficient in identifying who the villain is and Dimitri took care of it ASAP. Very decisive, very Alpha, definitely hot! 

It's Presley that annoyed me and made me understood why men dislike insecure women. Presley and Dimitri have been together for some time now, and as in a D/s relationship, trust is implicit. A submissive, like Presley, can comfortably free fall knowing that their Dom won't let them down. So why, all of a sudden, is Presley doubting Dimitri? Also, I found it exasperating that Presley is comparing herself with the other subs, envious of their secured relationships with their respective Doms, etc. when she's got the guy! I mean, girl! You know the Club, which is owned by Dimitri, is under serious threat. Every club member's identity is on the line, it's a disaster waiting to happen so why are you making this about YOU when you should be Dimitri's wall in this stressful and vulnerable time?! I can go on, but I guess you get the picture now. 

Yet inspite of my irritation with Presley and her conflict with Dimitri which is nothing but a case of miscommunication,  I liked MINE. I loved how all the previous couples were present to send us off, showed us that they're all happy, content, and living their HEA to the fullest. MINE's greatest strength IMO is how it's more about love and relationship, and wasn't about sex. In fact, this installment is the most "vanilla" of all the books. MINE had me swooning and my heart full of romance. And though I'm sad to see this series go, I'm happy that SKennedy ended Club Sin on a positive and satisfactory note.











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37 comments:

  1. Seriously, so many BDSM books are about broken characters. It would be refreshing to read about people who just like kink.

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    1. Exactly, Like do I have to be a victim of some sort of assault to like kink? I'm sure there are people who just like rough/kinky sex. SKennedy fed that fantasy perfectly.

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  2. The cover does look, sad in a way

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  3. I've added a few from this series to my kindle thanks to you. ;) I'm glad it ended in a relatively satisfying way Braine.
    p.s. how was the bazaar?

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    1. I'll stop by BB to update you. Thanks for adding and asking, Brandee! Muah!

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  4. Not for me but I'm glad to hear this isn't the typical broken character BDSM setup.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Those are old. Like not everyone has to be Christian Grey. This is definitely a great break from the usual

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  5. Get tired of reading BDSM novels are full of broken heroes. That is awesome this series is not like that.

    Have a great day
    JoLee
    Wickedly Delicious Book Blog

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    1. I'm with you that's why I love this series so much because it's kinky, but without too much of the scarring drama we often find in the genre.

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  6. I can't count how many times I've wanted to one-click one of these books. I've read mixed reviews for them all, so I'm kinda hesitant to start the series. Maybe I'll try it one day.

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    1. I hope you get round to it. The books go on sporadic 99c sales, you should try and catch those

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  7. I love when authors bring in the characters from earlier books to show you a glimpse into their lives

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    1. right? I particularly look forward to how the couple work around relationship bumps

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  8. I can see how Presley's behavior would not be the best in that situation :/ Hope your next read is a 5 star!

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    1. It feels ill-timed, her insecurities. There are issues at hand so it feels selfish that she wants to make it about her

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  9. Great to hear that it ended on a good and satisfactory ending and place with the characters

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    1. You should try this at some point, Brandi

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  10. I don't love the covers on these, they bug me for some reason. Sorry this wasn't everything you were hoping it would be. I'm with Jennifer though, it would be nice if every character in books like these or even NA for that matter, wasn't always broken in some way.

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    1. I think it's because they're stock photos maybe?

      Yeah, no super broken people here. Just regular folks who love kink

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  11. It's awesome when things wrap up nicely, isn't it? ;) The covers are not fantastic, but the plotting sounds pretty tight. Great review, lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Ramona :)

      Let's hope the books get a cover art makeover down the line

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  12. Hmm, I'm with you on a weak heroine who can't see the big picture b/c of insecurity which can make a person self-absorbed.

    Glad the overall story and series was a pleasure to read.

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    1. I'm thankful that Presley's drama didn't take up a lot of pages. Whew!

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  13. Braine thanks for the great review. I love when an author closes a series by bringing back all the previous stars. I also like when a BDSM book is more about the relationships not the sex.

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    1. At book 7, I think we've all had our fair share of sexin. Thankful SKennedy felt the same way and gave us more heart, less smex

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  14. It would be nice if not all or most of the characters in BDSM novels were broken or in need of fixing in some way. It's ok to have gone through something traumatic and be stronger for it instead of weaker for it. I haven't read this one or this author but I may take a look at her other books now.

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    1. Also, I question the relationship if one of the person involved is "broken". In real life, that seldom ends well

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  15. That's cool it focuses on "normal" people - makes it a bit more interesting! Thanks for sharing.

    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  16. Hmmmm.... yes, she should trust him completely already, so I can see why this aspect annoyed you a little! Great review!!

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  17. I'm thinking I might have enjoyed this one more if I had read the other books in the series, Braine... I gave it two stars, because Presley irritated me so much! Really, she was needy, and wanted Dmitri to care for her before he took care of very important business, and that just made her seem so immature to me... I'm glad you found it to be a good send-off of the series, though, even if you had some reservations as well.
    Have a terrific Thursday, Braine :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  18. Wow Presley sounds like a character that I do not want to read about. I don't understand when characters act selfishly in times of trouble. But I'm happy to hear that the whole series was wrapped up nicely!
    Jenna @ Happy Indulgence

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  19. BDSM books aren't really my Erotica thing to read, but I've read other Stacey Kennedy books that I've enjoyed in the past. :)

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  20. She's one I still haven't tried and I love BDSM and erotic romances. One day. One day. Glad it ended in a positive note :D

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