Freed by Stacey Kennedy

Freed by Stacey Kennedyfour-stars

Freed Series: Club Sin #4
on November 4, 2014
Pages: 164

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Fans who can’t get enough of USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy will love this wicked, wild spinoff novel that explores how sexy life can be outside Club Sin.

Mary Schmidt knows only too well how thrilling a Master’s touch can be. Her husband, Charles, had been her ultimate fantasy, a seducer in the erotic dance of dominance and submission. She misses the sensual lifestyle they shared, but mourns him so deeply she cannot bear to embrace her submissive needs with another Dom—until a man who exudes temptation reawakens desires she can no longer deny.

Elliott Foster is dazzled by Mary. He instantly knows that she’s the woman he’s been waiting for—a woman who turns games into need. As her Master, he dares to unlock the deepest pleasures of her flesh, releasing her from pain and healing her mind. When Mary’s lithe body comes to life under his, he knows their connection goes beyond sex. Now that he has found the perfect woman, the perfect partner, the perfect submissive, he desires only to give her everything she craves.

Note: Freed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

My Review

Four Mature-Character Stars!

What a rare find! The main characters are close to my age at 50-ish! Shame on whoever put a couple half that age on the cover of this lovely second chance story. I had to take off a half-star for that. It’s misleading. Those of us in the 45-55 age range LOVE to read about people like us. At this age, sex is practiced and therefore BETTER than it was in our twenties. Those kids on the cover have no business being there.

The story itself was excellent, though really doesn’t belong in the Club Sin series since none of the events happen there. It could easily stand alone. It also doesn’t really fit the Club Sin formula. I almost didn’t like it because it wasn’t what I was expecting. I did end up liking it a lot after reading through to the end. I almost gave up and did not finish in the first third of the book because there were WAY too many flashbacks to the dead husband, who I had no reason to care about. I skimmed through most of that, especially when they kept repeating and interrupting the first scene where Mary and Elliott connected.

I’ll never look at hotel room doors the same way again. I don’t want to spoil anything, so that’s all I’ll say about that.

I don’t recommend Mary’s life path for any other widow, but it worked for her, and it was lovely to see a side character I admired from the Club Sin series get her own happily ever after.

I’ll definitely be reading more from Stacey Kennedy! I’ve read all of Club Sin up until now and I think a ghost romance will be my next read from her…very soon. 🙂


About Stacey Kennedy

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 – 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.

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