My rating: 4 of 5 stars
THEME: Erotica, Mature, Romance. BDSM
REVIEW:I’ve been so excited to get back into the Club Sin series by Stacey Kennedy for a while now, even more so to hopefully find a happy ending for dear Mary. What I liked about this story was that this book ventured out of Club Sin and more into the life outside of a Dom and his Sub. Mary is a dear sweet woman who is friends with the owner of club sin Dmitri and his sub Presley whom the readers meet in book one. I couldn’t wait to see how Mary finds her happiness after years of being without the one man she loved.
Freed follows Mary Schmidt, a doctor, mother and former submissive to her love Charles whom she lost to an illness many years ago. She lives her life still mourning his loss and happy to see her children living their lives and reaching for their dreams. That is until she meets Elliott, who reminds her so much of her connection with her Husband and awakens the submissive that she had forgotten about so long ago.
Mary is a woman who has lived a wonderful life, she found the one man whom she loved every moment of every day, and he gave her children and adored her to no end. But when he passed her life was a void, she was a great doctor but she was missing that lifestyle they shared so deeply. A submissive always yearns for her Dom, that returns to her in the form of another man Elliott. It was interesting to see the perspective of a seasoned Submissive, someone who has live and loved the life. I don’t know much about the life myself but with Kennedy’s writing you can feel the love and loss, the connection and heartbreak and what it means to have this type of relationship. I loved seeing what Mary had with Charles but adored that she could find it again in Elliott.
Elliott is a good man, he knows he feels a deep connection with Mary, but is also unsure how she will react with him. He slowly learns about her past, her fears, her loss, and that maybe he can be the one to fill her heart again. I adored his connection with Mary, it was hard to picture her with anyone but Charles because the readers get to see in flashbacks their deep connection, but Elliott is everything she needs.
Overall this was a great addition to the series, I met Mary in the first book and get small glimpses at her life and lost love. It was really nice to see her character happy and get an idea of what she once had. The romance and heat between Elliott and Mary is smoking hot, I had to fan myself a couple times with the intensity. Kennedy does a fantastic job once again emotionally connecting her readers to her characters, I really felt everything that Mary was going through, I wanted her to find happiness again. This could easily be read as a stand-alone but to know more about Mary, I recommend read the other books in the series first.
RECOMMENDATION: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 Freed by Stacey Kennedy.
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