Commanded by Stacey Kennedy #Review

Posted July 5, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 13 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Commanded by Stacey Kennedy #Review
Commanded

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Series: Club Sin #6
Genres: BDSM Romance
Published by Love Swept
Released on July 7, 2015
Pages: 177
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher

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In Commanded, Sawyer seeks out help from Chloe in finding the boyfriend that beats up his litter sister and puts her in the hospital. Chloe’s a private investigator Sawyer met while working with Porter in a previous book. She’s young, sweet and newly out of a relationship that was more friendship than lovers. Sawyer’s had a hard-on for Chloe and it’s all about to come together. Unfortunately for Sawyer, Chloe is very vanilla and he is very Dominant.

Now, Chloe is pretty damn innocent for being a private investigator. While she knows a few things, she doesn’t really have an understanding of BDSM and what Sawyer is saying he needs in the bedroom. Chloe takes it upon herself to educate herself on his needs, but we all know how that goes when you start looking online. It gets extreme fast! The two try a few things that she can’t say she loves or hates.

Sawyer for his part is kind of over the top outside of the bedroom dominant. What do I mean? Well, he forbids Chloe from going to any BDSM clubs because he loves her innocence. If she is to loose that innocence he wants it to be him who causes it. Thus he makes the strong female character want to know go behind his back with her boss and his best friend. And that upsets the whole apple cart.

What I liked was how Chloe was level headed, no doormat and went after what she wanted. Sawyer sees all of this in her and wants it for himself. He’s unwilling to share her (not in a sexual way) with Club Sin. So the conflict of the story isn’t if these two are compatible, but whether Sawyer can share Chloe, and convince her she might be a submissive. Walking between the world of Club Sin and a relationship that doesn’t involve BDSM.

The BDSM is light and almost non-existant, but still very passionate. The story moves quickly and decisions are made hastily. I think I would have liked to have a longer story where they could have not jumped into what ended up being the decisions in the end. And that is where I found myself finding problems in the plot. It was snap decisions without what I feel was due process.  So I find myself in a new situation of not really liking this latest Club Sin novel. That is totally sad since there is only one story left to wrap up the Club Sin story line.

About Stacey Kennedy

Stacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She loves in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, True Blood and Lost Girl.

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Sophia Rose
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Interesting situation! It does sound like it needs more page time to develop with all these two have going on.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Yep, I don’t want to spoil what happens, but in the end I respected their decisions even if I didn’t agree with them. Mostly I don’t think they spent enough time talking through their wants, needs and what to expect. They just jump in and move on.

Lanies Book Thoughts
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Great review: Chloe sounds like a great heroine to read about instead of someone who naturally does whatever the man wants.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

She is a strong woman and I loved that, but I thought Sawyer was a little pushy on not wanting her to find out more about BDSM unless it was with him. He was a little to stalkerish in that respect. But really he is a great guy who wanted her more than he wanted Club Sin at times.

Lanies Book Thoughts
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I’m noticing a trend with these BDSM guys, they seem at times like total stalkers!

Lola
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Sounds like an interesting situation. I like the sound of Chloe, but not sure if I would Sawyer, he sounds a bit too dominant and controling. Sounds like it could’ve been better if it was a bit longer and things were less hasty and rushed.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

While Sawyer is very Dominant he is also going after what he wants and he makes a lot of allowances for her, I just think he made a few bad choices without really talking to Chloe.

Mary Kirkland
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Sounds like a book I’d like. I’m seeing a lot of BDSM type stories out right now and for the most part, I really like it.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I like BDSM books, but I think I am at the point of burning out on them. Time for a genre switch.

Lindy Gomez
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Lindy Gomez

I love that Chloe stands up for herself, and isn’t Sawyer’s doormat. This story sounds interesting. Hopefully the last book in the series will be a winner!

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I won’t say much about the last book as it won’t be out until October, but I have read it 🙂 This series has been so good, but this one didn’t do it for me this time.

Lindy Gomez
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Lindy Gomez

I love that Chloe stands up for herself, and isn’t Sawyer’s doormat. This story sounds interesting. Hopefully the last book in the series will be a winner!

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I won’t say much about the last book as it won’t be out until October, but I have read it 🙂 This series has been so good, but this one didn’t do it for me this time.