Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Save Me by Stacey Kennedy

Can this fantasy last forever? Save Me. Stacey Kennedy.

From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a captivating romance set in the exclusive world of the Phoenix club, where sizzling fantasies become reality...

Reporter Hazel Rose has a new assignment: locate the masked man in the photograph taken at the Phoenix sex club and snag an interview with him. The only problem? Shy Hazel already knows all about the club… and the man in the photo. He’s her new roommate, Kieran Black. But there's no way Hazel would ever reveal his identity to the world, nor could she ever talk to Kieran about a secret sex club. His smile alone makes her blush. And after being beaten down by an emotionally cruel ex-boyfriend, Hazel has never really regained her self-confidence.

Kieran loves his sex dirty and his relationships brief. A child of a terrible divorce, Kieran has never seen the point in commitment. But suddenly, all his of best friends are getting married, and he's beginning to realize how empty his life is. As Kieran and Hazel are both forced to attend wedding celebrations, he starts to learn more about his quiet roommate. When she explains her past struggles with relationships, he offers her a trade. He'll fulfill all of her wildest sexual fantasies if she'll help him understand how to be the type of partner a woman wants in a relationship.

Hazel knows this sizzling fantasy with Kieran isn't supposed to last, but she quickly finds herself falling for the sweet, caring Kieran who is much better at relationships than he believes. But when life throws a wrench into their no-strings-attached arrangement, Hazel and Kieran must decide if they’re both willing to overcome their past heartaches and find a way forward… together.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Phoenix series!
For book one, Watch Me, click HERE.
For book two, Keep Me, click HERE.


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Save Me by Stacey Kennedy

Book 3
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I never would have believed a kiss like that could be real. When he kisses me, it’s like I go somewhere else.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I look forward to each book that author Stacey Kennedy puts out and this is one of my favorite series from her.

Hazel Rose works as a reporter and is tasked to find out who the masked man in the photo is, get an interview with him, and find out all she can about club Phoenix. She knows who the man is and about the club but doesn't want to tell anyone because it involves most of her friends.

Kieran Black is a firefighter and a member of club Phoenix who avoids relationships like they are they plaque. When Hazel needs a place to stay, he offers her his spare room. Oh what a mistake, he knows she is innocent but he didn't realize just what she would do to him.

As Hazel and Kieran grow closer, they learn about each other's past and he wants to protect her while she wants to show him about true love.

While this seemed to not be as sizzling hot as the others in the series, I still found this story heartfelt, loving, protective, caring, and filled with friendship. If you haven't read anything from this author before, I highly recommend Stacey Kennedy, any of her stories are worth reading.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance, Friends-to-Lovers, Light BDSM talk
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

This is the third book in the series and I highly recommend you read the first two so that you know that backstory well. It comes in with this book too.

Hazel loves her job and knows that she wants to be the best that she can be. She also is so happy for her friends finding the loves of their lives. What she is sad about is seeing her friends leave their house. Now, knowing that she can't afford the place herself, Hazel has to find a new place to live.

Kieran has chosen his family well. After going through a tumultuous childhood, Kieran knew that he wanted to surround himself with people he chose instead of those he was born to. His new family is amazing, and he is now up for a promotion at work.

When Kieran hears that Hazel needs a place to stay, he offers his house and extra room so that Hazel can save money and not just move for the sake of moving. What neither of them realize is that living together will heighten their already burning attraction to each other. Despite their attraction to each other, neither is wanting to take their friendship to a different level, both for different reasons.

As you get to watch Kieran and Hazel fight their attraction, outside forces are putting a strain on the group and the Phoenix. Hazel is doing her best to make sure that her friends are protected and when someone from Hazel's past comes around again, Kieran will stop at nothing to make sure that Hazel feels safe, loved, and protected.

Now, what to do? Friends with benefits? Kieran wants to show Hazel that sex isn't something to be scared of. Hazel desperately wants to connect with someone but given her hang-ups, hasn't been able to. Maybe together, Kieran and Hazel can heal their pasts and more forward to a new future neither ever expected.

These characters are complex, sexy, confident, and funny. You'll love seeing the whole group again and I absolutely love how fierce the women are in this friends group. You won't be disappointed.

This is the third book in the series, and you will understand the dynamics better if you have read them in order. However, I do believe that there is enough catch-up information to ensure that you are in the know either way.

Kieran's two closest friends are engaged to Hazel's best friends, so they inevitably are spending more time together. When Hazel admits that she can't afford the apartment the women previously shared, he offers her a place to stay. They both really like each other, but Kieran has no intention of following his parents into an unhappy marriage and nasty divorce, and Hazel is so smitten and aware of his feelings, so would never make a move.

This stalemate is obviously going to be broken as the chemistry between them is clear, but the way it happens is maybe not what we would have expected. I love that Hazel is so loyal to her friends above the demands of her job. She is also a trust fund baby who refuses to bow to family pressure, and lives on her own earnings.

As Kieran gets to know her better, he has to review his opinions too – and we get to enjoy them having fun and growing ever closer – delicious!



Author Bio

STACEY KENNEDY is a USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romances full of heat, heart, and happily ever afters. With over 50 titles published, her books have hit Amazon, B&N, and Apple Books bestseller lists.

Stacey lives with her husband and two children in southwestern Ontario—in a city that’s just as charming as any of the small towns she creates. Most days, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors with her family or venturing into the forest with her horse, Priya. Stacey’s just as happy curled up indoors, where she writes surrounded by her lazy dogs. She believes that sexy books about hot cowboys or alpha heroes can fix any bad day. But wine and chocolate help too.

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“We’re breaking our rules?”     “I know,” he said, his voice rough. “But I don’t fucking care.”


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Save Me (Phoenix #3) by Stacey Kennedy to read and review. Review copies the blog.

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