Release Date: October 27, 2015
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.