Review: Claimed by Elle Kennedy

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The only reason this shirtless-dude cover is allowed is because I like the background, the font and the author.

Genre: Dystopian Romance (Heavy on the romance), Erotica
Pages: 351
Series: Outlaws #1 (also a standalone)
Release Date: October 6, 2015

4 Stars

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This book has a lot of sex. It has normal, penis-in-vagina sex, it’s got oral sex, it’s got threesomes and it’s got orgies. The reason I’m telling you this is because while I, personally, have no qualms about any of these things, I know many people do. And I also don’t want anyone to got into this book looking for a dystopian revolution and then whining about not getting it. Take the book as it is. A good time.

And yes, there are many other “good time” books around. What makes this one better, in my opinion, is that it’s written by Elle Kennedy — who is very quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. She writes many types of books and she writes them all well. This is a well-written, enjoyable novel with a good story and likable characters.

It’s set in a dystopian world, after a series of storms leave the planet very lacking in natural resources. People in the country either live in cities, (which are basically glorified prisons) under the rule of a new government, or they live outside and become outlaws. The outlaws are constantly hunted by Enforcers, given the choice to either join society or die. The protagonist, Hudson, escapes from a city into the outside world. She’s on the run and is, despite her training, struggling to survive. She approaches a group of outlaws and asks to join them; one of them is Connor.

Both Connor and Hudson have a past and they both have secrets. Hudson is running from someone while Connor is looking for someone. And they have to sort through their individual problems if they want to have a relationship. In the meantime, they have lots and lots of sex.

I really liked Connor and Hudson. Both smart characters with a lot of chemistry. I also liked Rylan, a side characters who was a fun and significant presence in the novel as Connor’s best friend and Hudson’s new friend. And their threesome buddy. His relationship with Connor was entertaining, and he was a funny/sarcastic son of a bitch, so how could I not love him?

Overall, this novel gave me what I was looking for when I picked it up. It has a simple story and a good pace. It’s well-written, easy to read, and hot. If you’re looking for something similar, this is a good option.

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