Saturday, January 30, 2016

Claiming Eden by Kele Moon

Fiercely loyal, Danny will do anything for his best friend and lover Paul. Yet when he turns to beautiful Mistress Circe for training to be a Pro-Dom Danny is forced to learn how deep his love for Paul really goes. In order to train with her Circe expects Danny to do the one thing he hates above all others...submit.

Reader Advisory: This story visits the dark side of BDSM, where the only thing more intense than the scenes the characters participate in, is the love they have for one another.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Danny really is the accidental Dom, being drawn into the BDSM world by his love for his best friend Paul. When Danny goes to professional Dominatrix Circe for proper training, she turns him down. She doesn't want to train Danny and so begins Danny's quest to convince Circe to take the chance.

I loved that we get some of this story from Circe's point of view. She clearly has a story of her own to tell. I loved seeing her view of Danny. Watching these two alphas face off against each other is so entertaining and at times very funny. Their interplay adds levity to an otherwise serious story that shows us Danny's fierce loyalty to those he loves.

For me, Claiming Eden did not have the heart soaring highs and crushing lows that we experienced in the first two books, nor anywhere near as much of the sex. If you were to read this story in chronological order being Finding Eden (book 2), Claiming Eden (book 3), then Beyond Eden (book 1), Claiming Eden would provide a break from the intensity while giving us great story and more of Danny and Paul.

I feel closer than ever to these characters that I love so much. I don't know if Ms. Moon plans to give us any more books in this series, but personally I want Circe's story and Jason's too. Thank you Ms. Moon for giving us Danny Boy, Paul Guy and Evie Girl.

This is the second of the prequels to Beyond Eden, a book which I absolutely loved. I assume that you have read it and Finding Eden in my review. If you haven't, may I recommend that you do, as they are both fabulous, and contextualise this story.

Danny is so conflicted with his feelings for Paul now being a possibility, even if Paul sees himself as straight, but submissive to Danny. That hurts Danny so much, but he accepts the limitations given how much he loves the guy. Or can he? This book deals with some really deep issues of how family can affect your thinking and doing, and whilst it is true in different ways for both men, the impact is significant. I love just how far Danny is prepared to go, and there are some wonderful moments of humour, which lighten what is a dark tale in places. It also makes clear some of the big issues which are raised in Beyond Eden and explains just why Danny is so uncertain of his place in Paul's life, in spite of everything.

Brilliant, once again Ms. Moon – thank you so much for bringing these in-between years to life, they are mesmorising. I am quite certain that I will be rereading Beyond Eden again soon, to revel in the impact that these two prequels bring to the story.

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A freckle faced, redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives off pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who had infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts–They wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Claiming Eden (Eden #3) by Kele Moon to read and review.

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