Freed: A Club Sin Novel

Freed: A Club Sin Novel

by Stacey Kennedy

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ISBN-13: 9780553391190
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Club Sin , #4
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 45,272
File size: 725 KB

About the Author

Stacey Kennedy is an outdoorsy, wine-drinking, nap-loving, animal-cuddling, USA Today bestselling romance author with a chocolate problem. She writes sexy contemporary romance with a dash of suspense and a sprinkle of heart and humor, including titles in her wildly hot Kinky Spurs, Club Sin, and Dirty Little Secrets series. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her family and does most of her writing surrounded by lazy dogs.

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Chapter One

Mary drove past the iron gate minutes before six o’clock and up the cobblestone driveway toward the Georgian-style mansion. Set back from the road, the redbrick residence was decorated with black shutters and white pillars. Flowers embellished every inch of the grounds, as did olive and Australian willow trees. Dmitri Pratt and Presley Flynn’s home was breathtakingly beautiful yet commanding in its own way, too.

She approached the circular portion of the driveway, and parked her car behind a limousine. As she turned off the engine to her Mercedes convertible, Mary tried to figure out whom the limo could belong to. Since the chauffeur was waiting patiently in the vehicle, she doubted it belonged to her dear friend Dmitri. Besides, he had always preferred to drive himself.

Curious now, she grasped the wine bottle off the passenger seat, and as she exited the car the stifling Vegas air engulfed her. Her high heels clicked against the stone driveway as she made her way to the dark hardwood front door. When she reached the entrance and knocked, the light breeze fluttered the hem of her mauve sundress.
Only seconds passed before the door opened, and Dmitri’s girlfriend, Presley, greeted her, wearing a strapless yellow baby-doll dress. Mary thought even with dark eye makeup around her gorgeous emerald-green eyes and her curled blond hair, Presley still looked much younger than Mary’s own fifty years.

“I’m so glad you could make it, Mary,” Presley said with her sweet smile. “It’s nice to see you again.”

Mary returned the smile, stepping into the house and hugging her friend tightly. Since Presley had come into Dmitri’s life, she had made it a point to invite Mary over for a weekly dinner. At first Mary had refused the kind offer because she worried it would bring back too many memories. Dmitri reminded her of her late husband, Charles, whom she missed dearly. Though after Presley’s numerous invites Mary felt rude saying no. Now she enjoyed their get-togethers, even looking forward to them. She released Presley and said, “Thank you for having me. How are things?”

“Couldn’t be better. I told you, or I think we talked about, my hours at the clinic being cut back, which is good and bad financially, of course, but it’s giving Dmitri and me more time together.” Presley’s soft, gentle voice was so welcoming.

“Wonderful news.” Mary offered the bottle of wine. “A treat for dinner tonight. A nice white that I think will complement whatever you’re serving.”

“Yum. Thank you. Let’s go into the kitchen and talk a bit before we eat.” Presley turned and headed in that direction, her curls bouncing around her shoulders.

Mary smiled, as Presley reminded her a lot of herself when she was twenty-five years old—passionate about life. She removed her high heels, leaving them at the door like she always did, and looked around the foyer. A huge balcony curved around the entire upper floor, leading to a grand wooden staircase. Dmitri’s interior designer, someone that Mary had recommended when he built the home just over four years ago, had outdone herself. From the art on the walls, to the decorative sculptures, the house exuded wealth. One of her favorite paintings was the Edgar Degas—she wasn’t sure if it was a print or an original, Dmitri could afford either. She always admired the entrance no matter how many times she’d seen it before.

Her gaze lowered to the cherry hardwood floors, and her stomach tightened. In the basement was a secret not many knew of unless they were members of the elite and exclusive BDSM dungeon Club Sin. A club that Mary had never attended—in fact, she had no idea what it looked like, only that the club existed.

Even if Dmitri owned the dungeon and would no doubt allow her membership, many of the members were his close friends and presumably closer to his age, thirty-five years old, or younger. It was one thing to visit your friends’ home for dinner; it’s quite another to have a dialogue half naked and dressed for play. Besides, most of Club Sin’s members were still single and she doubted any of them had children—the differences in their lives were vast, and therefore playing at the club lacked in appeal in more ways than one.

After Charles, her husband and the father of her children, and also her best friend and Dom, passed away, just over four short years ago, her need to play in BDSM clubs died with him.

She sighed through those still-painful memories and followed Presley when she heard voices coming from the living room. Glancing to her left, she noted Dmitri sitting on one of the leather couches. His features were stern and focused on his conversation until his eyes met hers; then he smiled.

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Freed: A Club Sin Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For us older ladies this is a great read. Younger women don't have the the whole erotica field for themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tears and laughter, with a big serving of sex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Great series. I just wish it was longer.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
This book was not my style for several reasons (even though I still love the series).  It was just too depressing for my taste.  I think Stacey Kennedy hit the nail on the head with the emotional trauma that Mary was going through, but it was just too much on the down side and not enough hopefulness and strength.  There are several scenes where we experience her husband's death with her all over again, and it just made me want to walk away from everything.  In this case, Kennedy's amazing way of conveying emotions might have done more harm than good. Elliott knows that he wants Mary, but at times it seems like he isn't willing to really go after her.  He keeps leaving the ball in her court, which seems a little counter-intuitive for a Dom.  I wanted to see him work through more of the issues face to face instead of her having to deal with so man on her own. I really don't want to discourage anyone from reading this story.  It was beautifully told and full of emotions - just not the right ones for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this juicy read because it is good to think just because you are older you can still have a hot sex life Thanks from an older reader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed.
SonyK More than 1 year ago
Wow! I loved this story of second chances. To be a sub and loose your Master is very emotional. The writing was so good I was yelling at my book. "Mary, come on girl let it go so we can get to the super sexy parts", that was me if you heard someone yelling this. I just love Elliot, his patience but strong conviction that Mary is his. He does what any good Dom should do, help her with her grief, teach her it is okay to move on but not forget. This story has so many emotions just keep the box of tissues close by. ***I voluntarily received this ARC from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through NetGalley for an honest review.***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read but reliving her husband's death was too sad. I love this series but this book would have to be my least favorite. The ending was predictable but sweet.
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LucindaHu More than 1 year ago
The series is wonderful
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Gaylina More than 1 year ago
Exceptional! This is the first Stacey Kennedy book I've read. I hesitated because it is part of a series but trusted the previous reviewers when they said it was a stand alone. I was interested in it because of a few reviewers stating it was an older woman. I'm kind of sick of all the sexy books being about 18 year olds and 20 some women. This book was amazing. It doesn't matter what age you are. It's probably one of the most sensative and emotional BDSM books I've ready. It's a beautiful love the kind that can last. Not necessarily a second chance but as the character Mary in the book states, it's a second journey. Being a widow at the young age of 46 is so difficult. The author takes us on a journey into the lives of a Dom who is sick of all the young not so knowageable submissives and the beautiful, intellegent, Mary who has to learn to trust again and live again. I would totally recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this installment in the Club Sin series! I liked that it took place away from a club, and seemed to go more into the characters lives than previous installments in this series. At first Elliott came off as a bit creepy to me, but he grew on me as his story unfolded further into the story, and I ended up really liking him. I'm glad he gave Mary chances to realize what she wanted, but I think he gave in a bit too much to her; I wanted Mary to take the big leap; I was beginning to feel bad for Elliot and I'm glad he got a back bone. I liked the flashbacks to Mary's previous relationship; mainly the later flashbacks, it was nice to see a different side to Mary. Elliott and Mary being an older couple was an interesting view to read about, and the lack of games between the couple added to my enjoyment of the story. It was good to read about characters who already knew the lifestyle and what they each wanted out of that lifestyle. Freed was very good addition to this series, and I would say it's in the top 2 for me in this series.
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trshmid927 More than 1 year ago
This series has me hooked. Although I'm not as old as Mary I can relate to her a little more with the body issues from having kids. I felt like this one dragged on a bit more the others in the series but it was still a great read and I'm looking forward to the next.
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All of her books are so very hot and good. You feel them as you read them. Can't wait till March for her next book.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ Stars 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 from her it is difficult to move on with her life.  Suddenly she is alone and wanting more.  While having dinner with friends at their home she meets an intriguing male that she immediately identifies as a DOM. He is her age and her submissive self recognizes and wants to get to know him better.  She accepts an invitation to a gathering of like-minded people from him.  Is this the path for her?  Can Elliott be a new beginning for her? Elliott Foster is immediately drawn to the beautiful Mary when he meets her at his friend’s home.  He can tell that she is a submissive and responds to him beautifully.  He knows that this is the woman that he has been waiting for and wants the chance to claim her as his own.  Will Mary be able to leave her past behind and take the steps to a future with him? Hero: Elliott Foster 4 stars Heroine: Mary Schmidt 4 stars Plot:  4 stars Steam Level:  4 stars Cliffhanger:  No Would I recommend this book:  Yes.  This is a sweet romance that sizzles with the BDMS lifestyle and proves that age has nothing to do with finding love. It also shows that it is never too late to find your HEA. Would I recommend this author:  Yes. Ms. Kennedy once again dazzles her reading audience with her wit and insight into the BDSM lifestyle.  I look forward to reading her next book. ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
Eretria2 More than 1 year ago
“FREED” Club Sin Stacey Kennedy 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 submissive lifestyle has not been the same since he passed. She is no longer that vivacious woman; that person is dormant, a shell of her true self. Other than her work, her children, and the weekly dinners with a dear friend and fellow Dom, Dmitri Pratt, and his girlfriend, Presley Flynn, her life is empty. She misses Charles deep down in her soul and has refused to move on and play with anyone, let alone date. She has never met anyone that appeals to her. Until one day, she meets Elliott Foster, a close friend and business partner of Dmitri’s. Elliott is a 50 year-old man, highly successful and a Master Dom for thirty years searching for something that is missing in his life. He enjoys the lifestyle and holds a BDSM play party every two weeks at Dmitri’s casino for other mature BDSM guests. He hasn’t found anyone who interests him. He wants a mature woman who he can arouse without even touching her. A woman who is confident; knowing exactly how she likes to play, but willing to expand her experiences. As soon as he sees Mary, he is mesmerized. When he takes her hand as a greeting and locks eyes with her, she casts her gaze downward. Recognizing that she is a sub, his desire becomes inflamed. He wants to play with her, so he invites her to a play party the following night. She politely declines the invitation; but later her desire overwhelms her. She slips into her black corset and lacy underwear and goes to the party. The submissive in her craves one night of hot unadulterated sexual play with a strong Dominant. While leaning against the wall, Elliott approaches her and the fire between them is sizzling hot. He takes her to his room, because he wants her all to himself. They have a very erotic night, but her mind keeps merging the present with Elliott with her past memories of Charles. Their strong sexual desire continues into the weekend. They have an impassioned time; until Mary realizes what she is doing and closes her emotions off. Mary begins to recognize that she no longer wants the life of a lonely widow. Elliott has rekindled not only her sexual desires, but her ability to love another man too. Mary must decide if she can finally lay Charles to rest and move on with her life with Elliott. Elliott must convince her that it is time for her to embrace her own identity and submit to him heart, body, mind and soul. My thoughts: To begin with, the title is very accurate. It implies so many things for Mary. Freeing her sexual submissive identity, her life, and her love. Mary has a normal struggle on her hands. Losing someone with that kind of connection can be life-altering. The book accurately portrays that struggle. I liked the fact that this story was based on more mature adults and not the usual younger ones. It shows that life doesn’t end at forty. All and all, I would recommend this book if you are looking for a little BDSM with a great romantic story, but if you are looking for some more intense play, this is probably not the book for you. Full Disclosure: I did receive an advanced copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.