This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: BDSM Romance
Published by Love Swept
Released on July 7, 2015
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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.