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Commanded by Stacey Kennedy

Commanded: A Club Sin Novel (Club Sin series Book 6) - Stacey Kennedy

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Chloe has felt like something was missing in her life for the last couple months and it seems to stem from her relationship with her high school sweetheart. After years of dating, they both decide that their relationship has become stale because they are first and foremost just friends. After Chloe's boss introduces her to his friend Sawyer, she learns what sexual chemistry is really all about. Sawyer is instantly drawn to Chloe but knows she isn't into the BDSM lifestyle him and all his friends are and is nervous of scaring her away. These two want each other but will changes be too much for either?


Commanded is book six in the Club Sin series and all your favorite couples make appearances with little updates on how everyone is doing. This story holds up on its own as this is fully Chloe and Sawyer's story and somewhat different from the rest. There was an interesting take on why and how Sawyer got into the BDSM club life, when he was honorably discharged out of the military he missed the camaraderie, giving orders, and being looked up to.  With his natural dominant personality, he transitioned what he was missing from his past military life into becoming involved in a BDSM club and finding fulfillment there. Showing all the rhymes and reasons individuals get involved with this lifestyle is what makes this series so good and keeps things feeling fresh.


Chloe was a good character in that she felt completely normal, from her fear to not being what Sawyer needed, to her strength to not compromise who she was. Sawyer was the calm, cool, and level headed Dominant that oozes sexual confidence. Our couple meets in the previous book so when they reconnect here, it doesn't take long before they decide they should be together because both have wanted it for some time. I really enjoyed how nothing was forced in their relationship and how Sawyer introduced Chloe to not the club lifestyle but to what he individually needed from her. These two talk and while there may be a few hiccups in the beginning, they have a pretty smooth joining; I found myself missing a little bit of the angst and drama.


There is a side action story that involves Sawyer's sister, her spiraling down MMA boyfriend, and then a Chloe kidnap scene that allowed for Sawyer to show off his badass SWAT sniper side but seemed a little forced. It gave me the drama I was missing but the resolution was wrapped up very quickly. There are also no club scenes between this couple, remember how I mentioned this was a bit different from the rest of the series? This story really is all about Sawyer and Chloe growing individually and what that means for their growth together. The resolution to Sawyer and Chloe's relationship and what their BDSM relationship looks like for them felt natural and real.


If needing a break from drama and angst then Commanded would be a great choice with its sexy scenes and level headed characters.