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The bestselling author of the Killer Instincts novels “knows how to write scorching sexual tension” (USA Today). Now she really sets it on fire in a new series about men and women living on the edge of violence, sex, and life and death.

After a devastating war decimated most of the world, Hudson Lane has only known the oppressive life under her own father’s tyranny. She fin
Mass Market Paperback, 351 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by Signet
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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99:


Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I'm not going to lie . . . sometimes, not often, but sometimes I get in the mood for SMUT.

I'm picky about it, though. Clearly not as picky as some others who read and hated CLAIMED, b/c "too much sex, not enough plot," and to those people I say:

Whatever you do, NEVER pick up Beyond Shame .

B/c CLAIMED is basically a toned-down, more marketable version of that concept.

That's not a complaint. I liked Beyond Shame .
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-audios
3 stars!

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I've only read Elle Kennedy's Off-Campus series and I loved it so much I wanted to read some of her other books. Claimed is nothing like those books. It's an erotica-dystopian read. It was refreshing to read a different genre and I was hooked from the start. Hudson and Connor live in a time where there are enforcers, city people, outlaws, and bandits. There is population control and no one is safe. Connor is an outlaw, along with his group of 4 other men. When Hudson meets them, she
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian, erotica
Elle Kennedy:

Claimed is book one in the brand new series, Outlaws, by Elle Kennedy. I have been admiring the cover of this book for awhile now, anxiously awaiting the book’s release to see if the book lived up to the cover. Well, let me go ahead and tell you now, it did!!!

There was a terrible war, and the world was forever changed. A new society was formed and is led by the Global Council. All classes are eliminated; there is just the regular people, and the council and enforcers that enforce the rules. You
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

3.5 Stars

In case you didn’t see my status update yesterday, I was busted reading this by a senior partner in my law firm while trapped on a crowded elevator and him looking over my shoulder right as the female lead was getting all soaped up in the tub . . . .

No shit!

Since I have zero shame or ability to tell even the tiniest of white lies (and since he clearly could already tell the answer), when asked what I was reading I told hi
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, mc, 5-stars-favorites
5 MC + Dystopian Stars

Claimed is the first book in a new series called Outlaws. Every book are standalones.

For those of you who love the Off-Campus series, Elle Kennedy writes other genres. She has the Killer Instinct series, which is suspenseful and filled with action (I love) and now is her newest BRAND-NEW Outlaws series.

The BEST way I could describe this series is it’s a mixture of MC (motorcycle club) AND dystopian society. It’s like mixing my two favorite flavors and believe me, it’s an ex
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, dystopia
This was not at all what I expected when I picked it up. I don't remember why I got this book, but it's been sitting on my shelf for a while and after I DNFed my last book I picked it up.

I expected dystopia, but really got smut. It was dysmutia.

Our setting is post-apocalyptic, after unnamed wars, global flooding, etc... We have very few humans left, and of course they all live in a community with some evil government overlords. They have embraced communism, because that always works out, and ar
Apr 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr, awful, 1-star
1.5 Stars

All I wanted to read was a dystopian romance novel. But the author had something different in mind.

Her thought process must have been something along the lines of: "Hmmm, which books have been wildly popular in recent years?" Think. Think. Think. Think some more. "Ah yeah, now I know!"

Take a few components of the following dystopian novels Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, throw in a good measure of elements from Fifty Shades of Grey, minus the BDSM, plus ménage....et voilà...Claime
Apr 28, 2015 added it
DNFing at 50%.

First - there is a lot of sex. A lot. And I got bored. I mean - it's dirty and edgy but it was too much. I needed to see more going on in this dystopian world. ALL Connor thought about was sex. The dude needed some hobbies.

Also - the world and characters felt a lot like Kit Rocha's Beyond series. For me that was distracting. I was constantly comparing the two in my head.
Before reading Claimed, I hadn't read any of Elle Kennedy's books. She was one of the authors I had prejudged as being zero storyline beyond the erotica component. Don't ask me what I based that opinion on because I can't remember...and because I couldn't remember, I took the hilarious Kelly's recommendation and finally checked it out.

One thing I loved about this book is the strong dystopian/post-apocalyptic storyline. Yes, the sexual content was generous and intense but it fit into the desperat
Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, contemporary
2.5 stars

I had an advantage going in, from friends' reviews, I knew this was going to be a smutty time. My favorite description comes from Jilly and her review where she coins the term "dysmutia" dystopia + smut. It fits this perfectly.

Apparently, the world has experienced some apocalyptic instances, I think from climate and nuclear bombs. Apparently, the U.S. coast line is now Utah. Apparently, government as we know it is gone and it's more like a main governed city full of city dwellers t
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Chesty cover. Horrible title.
I hate these. But. What are you to do. Moving on...

I overall really enjoyed another Elle Kennedy series last month, The Off-Campus series, and I knew she was becoming one of my fave NA authors so I decided to give another one of her series a try. The Outlaw series is a post-apocalyptic/dystopian adult romance. A lot of the adult romance I read is in the UF/PR genre so when I saw a dystopian one, I was super intrigued by it because I haven't read one before. I definit
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
CLAIMED is my first book by Elle Kennedy and while I liked the writing style, I did not enjoy the story as much. This book started out well, I was really enjoying it but then it went from "that's great" to "meh" and I was just happy to be done with it.

I don't usually read ménage, it's just not my thing, I much prefer exclusive sex between the main characters but it actually didn't bother me in CLAIMED, like I said, I was enjoying it and the sex scenes were hot but the H/h began to be annoying an
Jacqueline J
Didn't love it, didn't hate it. I think mostly I wasn't really fond of the story EK chose to tell. I love post apocalyptic stories especially if there is a romance involved. I just wasn't fond of the world that was introduced here. Here is an example of the sort of little things that made it less than fun for me. There is no way that a bar tender would trade a table full of drinks for sex. I don't think she owned the bar and I don't think the owner would stay in business long at that rate. You c ...more
Stephanie • Ideally Inspired
But why is it over?

But why can't I give it more than 5 stars?

But why don't I have book 2?

But why can't I have all these men?

But why haven't you preordered it yet?

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Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The world is different but love and desire still thrive…

“He hadn’t asked to be in charge, and he resented his men for placing this much faith in him.”

Connor MacKenzie is a natural born leader. Decades after the world was torn apart, decimated by war and bombing, he is an Outlaws leader. He might not like it but there it was. While the cities are inhabited, they are tightly controlled and Enforcers patrol the colonies and the outlying areas for anyone fighting against their “government”. Forced t
Angie Elle
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to SIGNET and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Claimed was my very first book from Elle Kennedy, and what a hell of an introduction! Please excuse me while I gush. I loved Hudson’s character. You had to be tough to survive in this world, and she fit that bill. She was also smart and knew she couldn’t do it alone. When Connor and his band of merry men fell into her path, she knew she needed to join forces with them in order to survive. Connor
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ah bloody hell, I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this post-apocalyptic erotica. It's like the adult-version/love-child of The 5th Wave and Divergent.

This is a book full of bad ass outlaws, fierce ass women proud in their sexuality, and jacked-up-police-dudes. There's threesomes and voyeurism. There's even a cute lil baby wolf. And good god help me, but against all odds, it was great. There's not much else I can say. This was a short read that had a little bit of every
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, steamy, dystopia
“There is no tomorrow … Right now is all that matters.”

4 badass, super-smutty dystopian stars

Elle Kennedy has given us a strong (and super smutty) start to her Outlaws series. It’s set in a futuristic, post-war dystopian world where those living within the city live an oppressed life with everything controlled, and outside the city, outlaws live their lives on the run from city Enforcers who are constantly hunting for them in order to offer them two choices – conform or die. Because of this, lif
Jaime Arkin
4.5 stars


So the lovely Jess sent me this and she was all “you’re going to love this… it’s amazing.” And I was all… “uh huh.. okay. I’ll check it out.”

I opened it up to read just a chapter and see what it was all about and I DIDN’T PUT IT DOWN until I turned the last page.

Let me just say that the erotica genre has been lacking in the well-written, sexy, hot, steamy reads lately. I think Elle Kennedy is exactly what it needed.

Claimed is what I guess you might call a dystopia

Warning! This review contains descriptions of explicit sex scenes and a lot of my cussing at this book. Read at your own risk.

DNF at about 10%

Claimed claims to be a dystopian with romance. From annotation: a new series about men and women living on the edge of violence, sex, and life and death. But imagine my surprise when this book turned out to be a porn!

“I need to get drunk and laid – not necessarily in that order,” Rylan announced as the group crossed the threshold into the bar.


Ezi Chinny
2.5 stars.
Review posted at Oh My Shelves Blog

Claimed has a really interesting plot. Unfortunately it is buried under pages and pages of sex.
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The World is now ruled by a Global council after being ravaged by war. The council has a team of “Enforcers” that maintain order and rule. Population is control and breeding is prohibited unless permission is granted by the General Council “GC”. Most females are sterilized when they become adults unless one is born into a protected class.
Hudson Lane is t
Kim Bailey
3.5 Stars

As an overall I found this book enjoyable, however elements of it were somewhat disappointing.
I was looking for more of a dystopian story and less of a "fuck-it-all" sex romp. I definitely wanted more depth. I take full blame for my lack of enjoyment - I set expectations for what this book should be, instead of allowing the author to tell me the story.

I did not connect well to either of the main characters - I think this might have been a problem where their actions didn't always match
No stars - and I fucking love Elle Kennedy.

Dystopian end-of-the-fucking-world, or not, this h is the absolute WORST fucking doormat in the history of ALL romance novels. She is an insult to womanhood and I couldn't even be angry at the H fucking an OW as a way to punish the h, cuz the h threw herself at him right after and she KNEW HE JUST FUCKED THE OW. And he REJECTS HER to teach her another lesson. He even admits to thinking about the h while fucking the OW.
Fuck. That.

This was pure porn. Tha
Al George
Hey, I know, let's write a book about a dystopian society that's really just an excuse for f$ck(ing


And let's add an a$$hole of an alpha and a heroine who falls for his sh!t because, why? I really don't know. I mean, I didn't hate the book...I was a little too interested in the world. Why? I honestly can't tell you this. But this book, it wasn't much of a novel. It was bang, bang and then bang the next guy.

Setting / Time / Genre: After some kind of apocalypse

Length: short to normal

Series: Yes.
This was a rather surprising read.

When I decided to read this book I didn't really expect much. Guess that's why I was pretty surprised to find it a fairly good read.
The characters felt real, the story was pretty good and the writing was rather exciting. It was fast paced, I had no time to get bored and no desire to skim (which doesn't happen too often to me). It was a thrilling book.
So why didn't I give it more than 3.5 stars? It didn't make me actually laugh/cry/be angry or any other outer-
ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)

i am going to skip this one!

I was really exited for this one, but then i read the reviews and my world came crashing down....

What a shame!
Aisling Zena
May 04, 2015 marked it as nope-not-on-your-chinny-chin-chin
Because apparently there's sharing.. Sigh.. As I've said before I like the M/F/M or M/M/F only when they all love each other not when there's a free-for-all.
Eμπάτε σκύλοι αλέστε in my language , come one, come all in English.
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness, Batman!
This was so bad and somewhat reminded me of that other post-apocalypse book Beyond Shame, ya know where everyone looses their sexual inhibitions and doesn’t shower very often? The men are aholes and the women have zero backbone. Emotionless sex, group sex, and sharing woman. The worse was how Connor treats Lane.
“You know, you’re kind of an asshole.”

“And you’re completely out of your element … so let’s stop playing games, huh? Either slit my throat or suck my dick because we don’t have all n
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it

First sentence: “I need to get drunk and laid-not necessarily in that order,” Rylan announced as the group crossed the threshold into the bar.

As soon as I found out that Elle Kennedy had a new book releasing I was like, “I have to have it.” And that was before the cover and synopsis were released. Those two things only added to my excitement because of…reasons. Okay, fine. That cover is yumalicious. *fans self*

Let’s go straight to the review before I start drooling over the cove
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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just

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“You know, you’re kind of an asshole.”
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