It had to be her. He won’t be satisfied until he claims her.
Kennedy Aldrich has perfected the art of dodging any romantic entanglement that will lead to marriage. That is until he sees Mackenzie Farrell at a BDSM gathering.
When they meet, he’s entranced by her intelligence and submission, not to mention her stunning good looks. For the first time, he has met a woman who captivates his interest on every level, someone he wants to share his life with.
Mackenzie is overwhelmed by Kennedy’s attentions. A failed marriage taught her to distrust men, and she’s vowed never to walk down the aisle again.
It takes all her resolve to resist the devilishly handsome Dominant. After all, the whole world knows of his legendary reputation with women. Every feminine instinct warns that this man will demand more than she can offer.
But she hasn’t counted on Kennedy’s determination to claim her and prove that love is worth any risk.
pure, sexy fun between a stubborn but charming Dom, and an equally stubborn submissive.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Crave was an emotional journey of former lovers trying to reconnect and rebuild the trust they'd once shared. Claim, on the other hand, was just pure, sexy fun between a stubborn but charming Dom, and an equally stubborn submissive. The story was scorching hot, heartwarming and laugh out loud funny at times. An odd thing to say about a BDSM story, but true nonetheless.
I LOVED Kennedy! Hells bells, he came pretty darn close to being the perfect male specimen, and he knocked a few Doms off my book husband list. The description of his handsome good looks aside (I'm a sucker for a little scruff, green eyes and dark hair that just brushes the shoulders), he was a lot more fun that I initially imagined, considering his wealth and family background. I adored his sense of humor, the clever quips, the "kinky as f*ck" moves he put on Zee and just his overall approach towards unearthing his feelings.
After ditching her cheating ex-husband, Mackenzie was adamant that being single was the most wonderful thing in the world. She was a great heroine, even though I had moments of frustration with her. However, when I kept in mind that they'd been on a rather fast track from acquaintances to more and given her own strange family history, I better understood her reluctance to try to have a relationship. She wasn't a stranger to BDSM, however she was used to getting her way with Doms. Once she realized that Kennedy wasn't going to be easily manipulated into giving her what she wanted and let her walk away, she began to really fire up those walls of hers.
I thought they made a great couple. They both cared a lot for their friends, and they were also quite successful in their careers, and their sexual chemistry oozed from their pores whenever they were together. Since book one we've known that Kennedy had been avoiding his mother's designs on pairing him up with a potential wife of a suitable pedigree. Strangely, I thought his mother would be one of the obstacles in this story, but his parents surprised me, and Kennedy himself. That was rather touching, and handled maturely, I thought. If you're expecting Zee to fall head over heels in love with Kennedy, you'll be disappointed. She took quite a while (past the 70% mark) to even entertain the thought of having more, and she often made false assumptions about him. And cue the wonderful influence of best friends on both sides to talk some sense into those two.
If you enjoy kink (mostly spanking, quite a bit of anal play and using the D/s honesty as a tool to push their budding relationship along) then this might be the book for you. I'd read this again! It can be read as a stand alone.
FTC: Complimentary copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.