Desired by Stacey Kennedy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Mature Romance
THEME: Contemporary, BDSM
RECEIVED: Publisher (NetGalley)
RELEASE DATE: July 22nd 2014
After loving the first two and falling head over heels for both of the doms Dmitri and Aidan, I couldn’t wait to see what Kennedy was going to do with Kyler Morgan, police officer and majorly sinful Master in Club Sin. I have to say Kennedy out does herself again, I have never been bored with this series and each one is as surprising and passionate as the next.
Desired follows Kyler Morgan who is one of few Masters at Club Sin, he also hasn’t found that challenge or spark in a woman in a long time. But everything changes the night of his friend Cora and Aidan’s wedding, where he meets Ella. Her innocent eyes attract him and he sees the potential to be the one woman who will capture his heart. But Ella’s past is not something she likes to talk about and it seems to have followed her to Las Vegas. While Kyler slowly breaks away her shields, she is worried he might find out the reason she left home and is always looking over her shoulder.
Kyler was a fantastic character to get to know in the last two books. He really helped out with Aidan and Cora’s relationship, seeing how they were struggling and he knew they needed each other. I had a good feeling about him and knew that he was going to be a powerful and interesting dom to follow. Kyler comes from a family of law enforcement and knows the signs of someone who is hiding or has been hurt from something. He sees it in Ella but also sees that she need more than what she had, and Kyler can give that to her. I loved how he just went all in with her, trying to figure out their connection and protecting her no matter if she didn’t want it. In the end they learn that their chemistry and passion is what can help them move forward and heal what hurt Ella.
Ella was a mix of Cora and Presley from the first too; she had Presley’s innocence but Cora’s passion for romance outside of her normal comfort zone. I liked also her relationship was with Aidan, he was like a brother to her and made sure Kyler wasn’t going to hurt her as he knew something was off about her. She earned the friendship of all the girls quickly, which was great, it helps her understand the life she’s learning with Kyler. But the best parts were where she challenge Kyler and how she actually took control of an interesting situation that made me want to say “Go Girl!”
Overall I love this third installment and it’s so much fun to see how each couple has progressed from the past books. Kennedy’s writing is fantastic, she mixes, humor with intense drama and romance that pulls the story along at a nice pace. I’m looking forward to seeing how Kennedy handles Mary the sweet doctor who lost her husband. But I’m also hoping we get more of Sawyer, Porter and Kenzie, they are so much fun and great secondary characters, plus Kenzie always likes to get in trouble. If your looking for something steamy, passionate that will have your reading late into the night, than Desired is the book for you.
This is an adult novel meant for mature readers over the age of 18, for its sexual content. Fans of Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard series and Love, In English by Karina Halle will want to get their hands of Desired by Stacey Kennedy.
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