Title: Sated (Fit #3)
Author: Rebekah Weatherspoon
Release Date: April 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, BDSM
Potential Triggers: n/a
POV: dual third person
My Rating: ★★★
All Keira Kenney wants is her happy ending. Too bad she can never make it through a first date. Is a nice man who’s into fitness and comics, with an extensive knowledge of everything science-fiction too much to ask for? Apparently, since Keira can’t seem to find a partner who can simply tolerate her interests. Perhaps it’s time for her to give up. She has her job at Melrose Fitness, a new season of her favorite space drama added to streaming, and hundreds of thousands of words worth of fan fiction all to keep her mind busy. Her heart will have to wait.
Pyrotechnics expert, Daniel Song isn’t looking for anything. He spends his days doing what he loves, and his nights and weekends participating in the kinky activities his body craves. Single life as a sexual switch suits him perfectly, giving him the freedom to indulge in the types of erotic adventures some people only dream of.
When a good friend asks Daniel if his co-worker, Keira can join him at a local sci-fi convention, neither of them expect any sort of fireworks to spark. After all, Keira’s turned off by kink and Daniel can’t live without with it. So naturally they both agree that an official first date would be a great idea. With this new relationship fresh between them, Daniel shares what he can of himself without scaring Keira off, hiding his shock and growing infatuation as she rises to every sexual occasion with her silly, geek-girl personality. It’s only a matter of time before they both have to face the truth; what he wants is the furthest thing from what she needs. But in the meantime, pushing each other’s sexual limits seems like a good plan. It’s like not either of them is looking for love.
“Keria had crafted herself into the dream student, the model child, and the ideal athlete. And the most socially awkward human being ever.”
The Fit Trilogy has been on my ‘I’ll get around to it someday’ shelf because Rebekah Weatherspoon, the author, does some really amazing work in the romance community like running Women of Color in Romance. I probably wouldn’t have gotten around to it anytime recently if it wasn’t for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2017 Reading Challenge. I don’t read BDSM, so I wasn’t really motivated to read it until I saw it was one of the categories for the challenge.
I have a habit of reading Romance series out of order. Usually, I do this because I’m unsure of the series, so I pick the book I’m most interested in to see if I can get into it. I ended up picking Sated over other books in the Trilogy because it had the Convention plot.
Typically, books on the shorter end and I don’t get along because I find there isn’t enough character development. There were some problems, but it wasn’t a deal breaker with Sated. Both Daniel and Keira were strong, diverse characters. Daniel Song is a Korean amputee who lost his hand in a firework related accident, while Keira is a black geeky fitness instructor. I liked Keira a lot, and how she was “not very good at not talking”. Even though Sated isn’t the first book in the series, Keira worked really well for my introduction into the series because Keira was new to BDSM. Dan had to explain things to her and she did research, which helped me understand things. Kiera’s frankness was refreshing, and her talkativeness and personality also helped to lighten the mood.
I enjoyed Dan and Keira together. One of my favorite bits with them was when they were at the con together. Even though he didn’t know her that well and wasn’t as into it as she was, he went along with it and let her geek out. Also, it was nice having the other character not putting the geeky one down or making mocking comments. Dan and Keira move their relationship to something serious pretty fast. Normally, I don’t like the fast development, but it seemed right for them as characters and I liked that it paralleled Evelyn & Phillip’s relationship (parallels are such an easy way to win points with me).
Overall, I wish Sated was longer. Some of my problems with it like how certain conflicts were rushed through or resolved too quickly, would’ve been solved with more content. For example, the main conflict has to do with Dan’s involvement in the Club and how/if it would work with his relationship with Keira. A resolution was reached easily, most of it being off the page and just referenced at. Dan and Keira needed more interactions to solidify them as a couple. Also, higher emotional stakes would have been nice.
At the end of Sated, there is a bonus story which is Blessed (Fit 3.5). It was about Violet and Grant, and I loved it. I haven’t read their book, and I already love them as a couple. In the future (aka once I have money), I definitely plan on backtracking and reading the other books in The Fit Trilogy.
If you are looking for a cosplaying heroine and some well represented BDSM, then I would recommend Sated (but you should probably read the other books in the series first).
“He had a roll of red shiny tape hanging off of his prosthetic hook. “Do you know what this is?”
“Festive Duct Tape?”
“Okay. Here goes. I’m getting naked. Can I talk while I get naked?”
I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2017 Reading Challenge for a BDSM Romance.