Saturday, October 29, 2016

Review: Owned (Decadence after Dark, #1) by M. Never



Publication Date: September 29, 2014
Series: 1
Rating: 5 Stars



Official Blurb:
"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.
***Content Warning***
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.




Review:
When I first started Owned, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I thought it would go a total different direction than it had, but holy hotness! I’m glad the story-line went the way it did. I love books like that. I love the ones that make you question everything you’ve learned in life, only to build you back up again. And can I just say … Kayne is one hot character! From the moment I first read about him, I was captivated. There was just something about him that piqued my interest, and I couldn’t wait to find out more about him. Yes, he’s dominating. Yes, he’s secretive. And yes, he definitely knows how to make your toes curl with his dirty mouth. But underneath all that, there’s more to him. That’s another reason why I loved Owned. There’s way more to the story than just sex. It’s about two people (mainly one) doing whatever’s necessary to keep the other one safe. Yes, there is a lot of sex in this one, but I felt like it’s needed. You’ll understand why I say that if you decide to pick this one up. Kayne is just that character that needs sex to show how he feels, even if it sounds like he’s after one thing from Elle.
So, Elle … I’ll admit, sometimes she was a hard character to like. In the beginning I liked her a lot. She was outgoing, carefree, and was working to reach her goals. I feel conflicted about her, because while I understand she was taken and thrown into a new life and her reactions to that were rational, I felt like I wanted to shake her at times. I think it’s because I loved Kayne so much that I just wanted her to get over it and love him. (LOL) But then again, there wouldn’t be much to Kayne and Ellie’s story if she hadn’t acted the way she did. Elle changes Kayne, and throughout the story, I saw that. This is definitely a book where you have to read the whole book and sort of between the lines. Not everything is in black and white with this one, and not to mention those twists! I can say Owned kept my attention from the first page until the last. M. Never sure does know how to write romance, and I cannot wait to see what’s to come with the second book. I would highly recommend checking this one out.
  


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