(Decadence After Dark #1)
Publication date: September 29th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Owned is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.
“I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.”
Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he first walked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo’s most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes – until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo’s infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn’t just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be. Underneath the professional exterior is a man with a secret life, dark desires, and nefarious contacts.
In a hidden corner of a trendy New York City lounge, the spark kindling between the two of them ignites. Unable to resist the sinful attraction, Ellie agrees to leave with Kayne, believing she is finally bedding the man of her dreams. Little does she know when she walks out the door, she’s about to be Owned.
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Owned-Decadence-after-Dark-Novel-ebook/dp/B00O1GUO6E
Umm… *chews lip and scratches head* this book comes with a warning label and like any good explosive device, you would be smart to heed the warning.
It. Is. DARK. And not just slap me up, tickle me, rub me down dark either. Im talking collar-me-and-take-me-to-pet-shows dark. Owned is my first book by M. Never but honestly, I pretty well knew what I was getting into. I just wasnt ready for the intensity of it.
Characters – Kayne is one mean MoFo. He’s not a Dom with a hidden soft side for his lady or a heart of gold. No. Hes Johnny Badass, demanding and wicked. Well mostly. I mean, he loves Ellie. But hes holding on to his sadistic side as long as he can. Ellie is scared and weak, but crikey – who wouldnt be in her situation? She gives in too easily but then again shes probably thinking she wont live to see tomorrow. (overly dramatic, yes i know)
Story – the story/plotline was good and clean but not really anything I hadnt seen before. It had hints of stories past that shall-not-be -named with lip biting virgins and the ever present “mercurial” alpha male. There was no HEA (its a cliffy – well played M. Never!), but there was one heck of a good setup for the sequel!
As for starring this book, I had difficulty with that. Personally.. I give it 3.5 WickedGoodStars. For erotica fans with a decidedly BDSM twist, this is going to be right up your alley!
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