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 l ...more
Remember Mary? Mary is the doctor who is close to Dmitri, her husband Charles was the man that helped guide him into the lifestyle and was like a father to him. But Mary doesn't play any longer. She had one Dom, her Charles and when he passed away four years ago she gave up the idea of fulfilling her needs.
Elliot is sealing a deal at Dmitri's when Mary arrives. Instantly he can see the spark of her submissive te ...more
Mary is an older women whom we've meet in earlier books, she’s a good friend of Dmitri, and assists with the new member physicals. Since the death of her husband Charles, she has been removed from the lifestyle, filling the void in her life with work, and assistance to f ...more
I loved this story! It ...more
I have been a fan of Kennedy's Club Sin series and was excited by the hot cover and with my enjoyment of the series so far I must have missed the blurb. While this is a take off from the series (book 4 Tamed is Porter's Story) I was still hoping for the same excitement of the others. There was no real drama or angst infused in this story. Unlike the cover models this book is about a middle aged couple. Mary, the doctor friend of Dimitri's, still struggling with her husbands pa ...more
2.5 Second Chance Stars
I had a really hard time getting through this one and almost DNF a couple of times, but decided to push thru it till the end.
Mary lost her husband four years ago, but he was so much more than a husband to her. He was her Dom, father of her children, and the love of her life. As much as she misses the BDSM scene, she can’t bring herself to return to it feeling it would ...more
OH MY!!! Another awesome book in the Club Sin series. I loved Mary since we meet her in book 1 and wanted to see her get a HEA. Boy does she ever. Elliott is perfect for her. It was so nice to see a mature couple and not tons of young, emotional angst. Yes, there was some angst on Mary's part, but so not drawn out. Loved the teaser chapter for Porter and Kenzie.
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Publisher/Year: Random House 11/4/14
Length: 192 Pages
Series: Club Sin #4
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 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 den ...more
Not only was it a pleasant surprise to see Mary get her own story, it was also lovely to see a mature romance with characters in their early fifties. After reading this, I can only hope to be as energetic as this couple.
We learned very little about Mary (50) throughout the series except that she and her late husband, Charles had been a part of the BDSM lifestyle and were very much in love. However, after his death four years ago, she never moved on. Even going so far as to quit the lifestyle co ...more
Freed is book 3.5 in the Club Sin Series by Stacey Kennedy. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this entire series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but the characters from previous books make appearances in later ones so I would suggest reading them in order just to get the full impact. Besides they are all amazing so there’s really no excuse not to dive in!
I was thrilled when I found out the author was giving Mary her story… throughout the s ...more
I had planned to just look at a few pages and start another day but I started reading and I immediately wanted to know more. I felt for Mary and was intrigued by her story. Her connection with Elliot had me instantly drawn in. He is so commanding and I loved that connection the two of them shared. I was invested right from the beginning and couldn't put it down.
I really enjoyed that both the main characters ...more
We got to meet Mary briefly in Claimed; which is book 1 in the series. I am glad she got her own story. Stacey Kennedy always brings the reader a story along with the kink. Mary hasn't done a scene with any ...more
The author does an outstanding realistic portrayal of a women in her 50’s with a realistic body after having three children. Mary has stretch marks and is self-conscious of her physical appearance like most of us. She is a widow written as a strong women who had the great love of her life and can’t let go ...more
So I really liked this book. I have read two other books in this series and I have to say that this is not a series you want to miss. This book was sweet, sexy, spicy, naughty, and had one second chance love story. While there are character crossovers, this book can be read as a standalone. Club Sin is a naughty, sexy series that will leave your heart smiling and your panties wet.
This is Elliot and Mary's story. Still grieving the loss of her husband, Mary is not interested in finding ...more
Mary was the perfect submissive, she was often seen as the queen with her husband and master of Club Sin Charles. she thought she has forever with him until he passed. Now trying to figure out how to move on with her life, their children are grown and she is alone.
Elliot haven't quiet found the right women to spend the rest of his life with until he met Mary. She heated under his touch and melt ...more
I do not read books that the age of the people are over 50 + so I have to say I did struggle here. But the author did write a good story for Widow Mary and Master Elliot.
Mary is the club physician who is trying to get her life back on track after the death of her husband and master Charles. The story shows Mary’s life in flashbacks in the story then is in real time with Master Elliot.
For me what I didn’t like is when it would stop befo ...more
This book is about the recover after losing a spouse & accepting someone else to fill the void. What totally ticked me off was the constant flashbacks & the ending in the middle scenes. I was frustrated & it bothered me. Another thing was the lack of warning about the ...more
I have just devoured this lovely book in one sitting. It is very moving, amusing, and fiercely hot. The finesse with which the Dom, Elliott, pursues Mary, a widowed sub, is wonderful to watch. Mary's story and revival is delightful to experience, even if frustrating at times. Great story, and lovely to see old friends along the way. If you haven't read the previous books, then you are in for a treat, and reading this first ...more
In Freed the main characters have started living in the fifth decade of their lives. I found it weird in the beginning, but it took me only a couple of chapters to get used to it.
Call it irrat ...more
I'm a big fan of Stacey Kennedy and her Club Sin Series. She writes about the BDSM lifestyle, but it's more than the kink, it's full of friendship and love. She makes me feel something, other than heat. I met Mary in the previous books in the series and was curious about her. I really enjoyed getting to know her in Freed. And that's exactly what the author does, she draws you into the lives and the feelings of the characters until you feel like you know them. She lets you se ...more
Bravo, Stacey Kennedy! You managed to ...more
Wow, what a heartbreaking book. I had to get the tissues out for this one.
I just adore second-chance of love book. Mary & Elliott had a rough ride, but as a widow Mary had some serious issues that she had to face before she truly accepted Elliott. As always the BDSM was super hot.
Finally a book that has a woman and man in their fifties. She is beautiful but has stretch marks. A story that I can relate to, maybe not the D/s, but how an older widow can go on with her life after her soul mate has died. I loved Elliott and Mary. The way that We were introduced to Charles and learned to love him was perfect. I was so happy that Mary and Elliott found love together again. This was a wonderful read for the mature woman. Thanks.
This story has so much depth and emotion. The relationship between Elliot and Mary goes beyond the
BDSM component to engage your emotions and make you care about, and hurt for, them. In spite of having cried while reading their story I highly recommend it.
The COVER. This couple is supposed to be in their early fifties!!!!!
The heroine's flashbacks. A bit too many and somewhere into the story they went on my nerves.
What I liked
Basically the rest. A lot of the story worked very well for me and was deliciously sexy. The BDSM elements are on the soft side, I would have wished for a bit more kink.
An emotionally gripping plot that flows with a smooth pace captivates readers with passion and romance. Stacey Kennedy brings the story to life with well written words and details that capture the imagination and the strong ...more
Mary lost her husband Charles, but never really dealt with her loss. When she meets Elliot, she finds herself drawn the the Dom, but feels like she is betraying her late husband. Even while they are intimate, she is constantly flashing back to her life him him. I can understand it happening at the beginning, but it keeps happening throughout the story. Normally, I tend to side with the heroine of the ...more
Elliott is a divorced, successful business man who has been looking for the submissive to make all his life decisions worth while. But he doesn't want some young naive girl, he wants a ...more
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Every time I read one of author Stacey Kennedy’s Club Sin books I wonder if it will hold up to the others in the series because she has set the bar very high for herself in this series. I honestly didn’t know if she could come close to the emotional level I felt in the last book Desired but she did exactly that in Freed. This book is a different kind of journey as this couple is older; he is divorced and she was widowed 4 years ag ...more
Mary Schmidt is a 50-year old independent, strong woman who has lost her identity. Four years ago, her world was decimated when Charles, her husband, father of her children, and her best friend and Dom died of cancer. With Charles, she was a vibrant, submissive, sexual being, who felt like she could do anything as long as she and Charles were together. He was her life and they pledged not only their love to each other but also their souls.
Her heart, soul, and her su ...more
Good job for Stacey Kennedy on this book. Usually her books tend to the younger crowd but this is a couple in their 50's and Ms. Kennedy did a great job conveying their struggles, and their love.
Mary is the doctor that we have seen in the previous Club Sin books and she meets Elliott at Dmitri's house and the two have an instant connection. After Elliott offered her an invitation to play with him, she agrees and goes to his party. She does s ...more
Elliott Foster is a business man who kno ...more
Elliott Foster has his own BDSM club but it’s one for an older clientele and ...more
This is part of a series but can be a stand alone. I did not read the four installments prior and followed the story line entirely. Kennedy drew me in and I devoured this hot, sexy, and passionately book in one sitting. Mary is a widowed sub who wants to play again, but thinks that will be cheating on her Dom husband It's been four years since he passed, which tells you what kind of woman she is. She meets Elliot ...more
This book is part of the Club Sin series, it can be read as a standalone but characters from other books do appear in this book. Like all the Club Sin books I loved this book, it was amazing! Mary was in a D/s relationship with her husband for 20 years, he died four years ago and she hasn’t been able to let go of him or move on. A chance meeting at a friend’s house Mary meets Elliott. Elliott is instantly attracted to Mary; ...more
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐
A beautifully mature, erotic love story, masterfully told by Stacey Kenney.
For those of us who have read the previous novels in the Club Sin series, have come to know Mary, since she has appeared as an occasional character before. She was married to Charles, her Dom and mentor to Dimitri, the owner of Club Sin and hero of the first book in the series.
Stacey outlines the life Mary has settled into since the death of Charles, four y ...more
I can’t honestly say Freed was much better. The writing was basic…good enough not to be distracting yet lacking in a voice that was compelling. Not that I expected much of the voice in this category, so that point ends up with an average rating.
The characterization was pretty b ...more
If you enjoy steamy erotic romances with a mix of BDSM mixed in than this is the book for you. Though I do have to admit to me at least this book is a little tamer than the other ones in the Club Sin series. Not that, that's a bad thing. Also this one doesn't really take place in Club Sin but more in Ethan's club, if you can call where he goes a club. It's more of a hotel room. B ...more
Ms. Kennedy did it again! I rate this book 5 feathers :) Definitely another book that I did not want to put down, whatsoever.
The love story is between Mary and Elliott. From the beginning of the book, you can definitely feel the chemistry between the two. They both are well experienced in the BDSM world and are much older than the other couples. Their story is a true example of “Hope. Submission. Love.”
In the previous books from this series, they mention Charles, Mary’s husband who passed away
I have enjoyed every single book in the Club Sin Series but this book has hit me so hard. When I picked this book I didn’t even read the synopsis I just knew that I needed to read it. Now after reading it it’s like this floodgate has been opened to wounds that I thought were healed. I related to Mary in so many ways, she lost her husband a little over ...more
Does life really end when you lose your other half? The one you had shared your life with? Raised your children with? Lived the BDSM lifestyle with? This is the next book in the Club Sin series by Stacey Kennedy. It looks at the BDSM lifestyle through the eyes of an established DOM and Submissive. It is also about rebirth of passion and a renewal of life.
Mary Schmidt had it all, a family and a husband that she loved and that loved her in return. When he is taken fro ...more
Great job for Stacey Kennedy on this book. Usually her protagonists at Club Sin are part of the younger crowd but this is a couple in their 50's and Ms. Kennedy did a great job conveying their struggles, and their love.
Mary is the doctor that we have seen in the previous Club Sin books Mary Lost her husband (and Dom) 4 years ago to cancer and has since made the decision to leave the lifestyle. The story starts when Mary meets Elliott, a business associate (and fellow Dom), at Dmitri ...more
I'm a bit disappointed I was looking forward to reading a BDSM based novel in my age bracket with a charming hero and likeable heroine. This book made me feel OLD...in this day and age being in your 50's is not old but a start to the second half of your life.
We have met our heroine Mary in a few of the previous novels in the series and we know she is friends with Dimitri and a Doctor. We also know she is a widow. Elliot we meet for the first time in this novel, he is a business conn ...more