Happy Release Day, M. Never! Claimed is book #2 in her dark erotic Decadence After Dark Series!
Series: Decadence after Dark #2
Author: M. Never
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Cover: Cover Me, Darling
Release Date: March 10, 2015
:::: SYNOPSIS ::::
With one look he consumed me.
With one touch he marked me.
With one kiss he owned me.
With one whisper he claimed me.
“No matter where you go or who you’re with, you’ll always be mine.”
Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep
her down. But things aren’t always as they seem.
Kayne Rivers reluctantly let Ellie go, but just because she’s gone now, doesn’t mean she’ll be gone forever. She is his, and he won’t stop until he’s
reclaimed her as his own.
*Claimed is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a
Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.
:::: KFF’s 5 ★ REVIEW ::::
By Donna Elsegood
Claimed begins one year after events unfolded towards the end of book one, Owned. Kayne Roberts is a broken man and on the road of self-destruction. Drinking heavily and getting into bar scraps, as well as having an unkempt appearance. Kayne desperately misses Ellie and wants her back. Jett, who is Kayne’s friend and colleague for many years, helps him to clean up his act and fight for his girl.
Quote ~ “I just miss her so damn much.” “Is there ever going to be a woman in my life who doesn’t break my heart.”
Ellie Stevens is back to finishing her studies but she too is struggling with the memory and the effect of Kayne Roberts. It’s been a whole year since she left him. The man who abducted, trained, used, owned and deceived her. A whole year since she found out she was free. Ellie is trying to move on with her life with college, and seeing a fellow student, Michael, who is sweet and wants more; however, Ellie is happy getting drunk and having sex.
I’m so pleased Jett makes an appearance in this book as I really enjoyed the relationship he built with Ellie in Owned. He again plays the trusted confidant who is there to assure that Kayne has true feelings for her. Ellie has to learn to trust Kayne, and it doesn’t come without its problems as she felt so let down by him. She doesn’t want to be his sex slave, she wants equality.
Quote ~ “If you don’t show up, he’s disappearing, and this time it will be for good.”
This story had me totally intrigued as I do not normally do dark reads; nevertheless, the characters intrigued me. I was willing them on to have some closure and peace but totally together. There is hot sex as you would expect from the characters in this book, not to mention an extremely kinky scene. Domination and dirty sex is what Kayne and his kitten, Ellie, thrive on. Jett and London also make great cameo roles and get involved in a dirty sex scene.
Quote ~ ” You don’t put your life on the line for a plaything, you don’t risk six years of work, a house full of people and your own heart for a plaything.”
It is so clear that although they have hurdles to overcome, they truly are in love with each other. The chemistry just sizzles throughout Claimed. And let’s not confuse ourselves and think that it is all hearts and flowers and make up sex because it isn’t. Kayne and Ellie have a bit of an unconventional relationship which is kinky. Of course, the story has a dark element and evil lurks to destroy something that could potentially work out.
Can they work out some sort of a future? Is it another doomed attempt at a relationship? You will have to read to find out.
I have become a fan of this author who has written a great series and totally converted me as I don’t read dark books. I look forward to future stories but I am secretly hoping a possible novella with Kayne, Ellie and of course, Jett and London. Well done. Five stars well earned
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:::: ABOUT THE AUTHOR ::::
M. NEVER resided in New York City. When she’s not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant.
She has a dependence on sushi and a fetish for boots. Fall is her favorite season.
She is surrounded by family and friends she wouldn’t trade for the world and is a little in love with her readers. The more the merrier. So make sure to say hi!