Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.
Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.
Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
In Tamed, we meet Kenzie, who is a natural submissive, and yet she pushes all the buttons of the Masters at Club Sin in order to feel more and more pain. Terrified of letting someone in, Kenzie hides her innermost self but that's about to be tested when she agrees to one month of intense bonding with Porter, a trainee Master at the club.
Porter has known Kenzie a long time and yet, does anyone really know her? He hasn't "played" with her before but her reputation as a brat challenges his inner most dominant nature to truly push her and find out why she acts the way she does. She may seek pleasure and pain but Porter wants her to truly experience the freedom that only comes with complete release of control. Surrender has never been an option for Kenzie but Porter takes her out of her comfort zone until the only thing left is feeling.
This was an unusual twist on the usual BDSM stories, as we get to see a lot of what happens in the characters' day to day lives and I enjoyed it. Too often this sort of book just teases with lots of hot dungeon scenes and if honest, I want more. These characters are more than just sexual partners; they have deep needs but I'm not sure if Kenzie felt realistic to me. She acts out a little too much which made her position as a natural submissive questionable. I did enjoy the plot that was interwoven into this story and it was lovely to see Porter ride to her rescue! Oh and the final dungeon scene was completely different to others I've read so kudos for that Ms Kennedy. I wanted to like Kenzie more and as for Porter, yes, he's in control but he puts her pleasure first and what really worked was the fact that when together, he was completely one hundred percent invested in Kenzie.
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.