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***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. "I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.” Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he fi***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. "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....

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owned decadence after dark 1 Reviews

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2019-01-03 17:16

    BOOK 1 & 3 FREE! (10/11/2016)! Thanks Jess!Book 1 of 3. Series complete.FREE (10/11/2016): | AMZ US | AMZ UK |Blurb: 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.Books in Decadence after Dark series should be read in order:Book 1: OwnedBook 2: ClaimedBook 3: Ruined

  • La-Lionne
    2018-12-28 16:21

    On the book's page it says that it's dark erotica and that there is mild abuse. Which is not accurate. The heroine is abducted and raped ever day for 3 weeks. I wouldn't call that "mild". Just want to put this out there. The storyline was ok, nothing new really. What saved this book from being just another M/s story, was the writing. Which was pretty good. The whole background story was a bit weak. The ending was just another cliche. This book reminded me a lot of Escaping Paradise. The reason I'm giving it 3 starts is the writing, the relationship between the hero and his friend, and the moments between our two MCs, where there were no violence. Although the heroine's character developed nicely throughout the story, I'm not sure what to make of them as a couple. It didn't left me wanting to read the next installment in the series, but I might try some other books by this author.

  • Cristina•●♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥●•
    2019-01-17 19:09

    5 #ILikeYouCollaredBaby stars ♥️“A certain kind of darkness is needed to see the stars.”* * *“I know I’ve said I want her obedience, and her submission, and her body, but what I want most of all is her mind. I want to cloud it, consume it, rule over it. Have her thoughts only be of me.”- Kayne* * * “How am I supposed to survive like this? I feel empty. How am I supposed to live with no emotion? No love? As just someone’s pet? To be taken off its leash and played with.”- Ellie* * * “Patience is a virtue and submission is your salvation.”- Jett* * * “Treat her like the tin man and you get a steel heart.”- Jett* * * “She’s quickly become the solace in my tumultuous life. With her, I’m the best part of all my sides. All my faces. With her they blend into one cohesive man. She’s the glue.”- Kayne* * * “Make me forget everything but you.”- Ellie

  • Beverly
    2019-01-08 19:20

    This sexy little read was definitely more than I bargained for. I started thinking I was getting a sexy story and was so happy to learn it was more. Owned is a sexy story with heart and suspense.

  • Candace
    2019-01-03 20:14

    Having just completed this book, I find myself going back and forth over whether or not I liked it and just how I should rate it. I think I'll go with 3 1/2 stars. I definitely wasn't over the moon for this book, but I am still curious to see how things work out for Ellie and Kayne. Halfway through this book, I wouldn't have imagined I'd care one way or another about what the future had in store for these two. So, the fact that I want to know more says something. Right?The story starts off with minimal character development before Ellie is abducted. Essentially, what we know is that she is infatuated with the rich and sexy Kayne. They have one date. He runs into the mysterious creeper, Javier, during their date. Next thing you know, Kayne is drugging and kidnapping her. All the while, his inner-monologue is apologizing for his actions.Soon, it becomes apparent that Kayne is mixed up in some illegal business ventures. Drugs, prostitution, etc. You want to write him off as a scumbag, but there's that damn inner-monologue in the background nagging at you and hinting that maybe something else is going on.As expected, Ellie is "trained" to be his sex slave, his "kitten". Think of a watered down, less dark, version of 'Tears of Tess' and you'll get the gist of things. It turns out, Ellie is a fast study and doesn't put up much of a fight. (Honestly, I think I had to put more work into wrestling a toy away from my toddler at the store the other day than Kayne did to get Ellie to submit. Seriously, Ellie could take a lesson or two in raising hell from my 3 year-old!)Meanwhile, Kayne's side-kick/accomplish, Jett, serves as the maid/confidant to Ellie. He talks up Kayne's hidden positive attributes, offers sympathy...but not too much, and readies Ellie for her nightly visits by Kayne. I guess if I had to draw a comparison to his character, it would be Catherine in 'Consequences'. You know, the enabler that feels so bad for Ellie, but is never going to lift a hand to help her. I spent the first half of the book, probably more, despising Kayne, rolling my eyes at Jett's duplicity and holding out a small hope that Ellie would get a chance to stick it to Kayne. It continued to become more apparent that Kayne did have feelings for Ellie, but I still wasn't ready to excuse his actions, regardless of any good intentions that were alluded to. In an unusual twist, Kayne decides he's going to try and be more considerate of Ellie's emotional needs. A safe-word is implemented. I don't even know what to say about that, but it definitely made me reread that sentence a few times with a chuckle. WTF? Seriously, you kind of missed the boat on the whole "consensual" thing when you KIDNAPPED her, Kayne! Exactly how did he envision that going? I kept waiting for something like: "Cupcake. Um, I'm not feeling very comfortable with this whole captivity situation. I think I'd like to go home now." To top it off, he seems to be the only one that needed a safe-word. It seemed like every time I turned the page he was saying it again. It was like somebody flipped a switch and the callous ass that he was for the first 3/4 of the book was replaced with some overly sensitive guy. My thoughts went something like: "You're the kidnapper/Dom/A-hole that caused this screwed up situation! You DO NOT get to safe-word!"Then, in the final chapters, Kayne began to grow on me. I know, I'm such a sucker. The big secret comes out and although it was pretty predictable, I still found myself torn over how I feel about his actions and the reasons driving his decisions. Again, I'm a sucker. Now, I'm dying to know what will happen between the two. I'm sure I can predict where it's going, but I want to read more just the same. I'm on the fence with this one. Not a must-read, but now that I've started it I feel compelled to see it through, so not bad either.

  • Cassandra Caress
    2019-01-08 20:07

    5 million brilliant stars! *** I thankfully received an ARC for an honest review ***HOLY SHIT! WTF??? Am still totally in awe of this book. This book comes with a warning and you should read the dedication. Read it carefully and think twice before starting this book. It really is dark and shocking and edgy and yet it was so hot and captivating. And there's no HEA - for now. (hopefully M. Never will continue the story)I loved the changes of the POV. It gave the story so much depth and insight to both Kayne and Ellie. While you felt with Ellie and your hopeless situation, Kayne was the total asshole. But this view on the characters changes throughout the story.Let's not forget Jett. He was like the mediator between these two. The good soul in an evil situation.The way the story is build up to the big bang had me captivated from the beginning. It was really clever and brilliantly written. I know my words can't do that justice and I highly recommend this to be read to understand. I don't normally use quotes in my reviews, but I think these three give you an idea about the story."I like you collared, baby. I like you naked. I like you mine.""Not everything is as it seems. You'd do best to remember that.""I would kill for you."And I do hope and cross everything I have that there will be another book! I bought the ebook and will also buy the paperback if it will be available as the cover and the inside design are beautiful.

  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    2018-12-29 15:56

    4.5 So Wrong, but So Right Stars! For the awhile there I've been in such a book funk! So I wasn't expecting much when my friends recommended this to me. But oh boy was I was wrong. This story had everything I was looking for. Romance, intrigue, suspense, hot alpha male, steamy sex scenes, lovable heroine. I want to pause real life and devour this entire series! This book is so much better when you go into blind. Kayne and Ellie's chemistry is so explosive it burns through the pages. The ending definitely took me by surprise and I'm so excited to start the other books. This is my first by M. Never and now I'm fan!

  • Christine
    2019-01-09 23:12

    3.5 StarsThere were some things I liked, others I did not.(view spoiler)[Reading is subjective. I did not care for the F/M/F especially when the hero calls the other woman beautiful. Yes, he says he only has eyes for Ellie, but this is what bothers me about F/M/F. Also, I think if Kayne asked Ellie for "permission" she would have no issues with saying yes to everything. I felt she was obsessed and willing to do anything from page 1. (hide spoiler)]

  • 'Q' aka CoCo
    2019-01-14 19:12

    Mmmm steamy and yet...The hot factor in this book is insane. Kayne is deliciously dominant, and boy does he bring it in the bedroom. The book is mostly sex, but there's enough of a plot that you're interested in what's going on. It would've been a five star rating for me but for two things, and both happened at the very end. One: Kayne went all touchy feely crybaby--you're a Dom; act like it. Just because you fall in love does not mean you lose your balls. Two: I abhor loose ends. We don't really find out what happens with Kayne and Ellie. There's no mention of a sequel, and quite frankly, it doesn't need one. Two more chapters and everything could be wrapped up and explained. Instead it just ended, and I was left with a WTH moment, feeling like I invested in these characters and then nothing. Annoying.

  • The BookChick
    2018-12-28 18:56

    Unfortunately, I am fairly ambiguous in my feelings about Owned. The story was neither good nor bad but somewhere in between. I had a few issues with the story that caused me not to thoroughly enjoy it. First, the story could use a rigorous edit because it contained more than a few (and could be overlooked) instances of dropped words or incorrect substitutions of a word (i.e. breath and breathe). The editing aside, I also had issues with the story itself. I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of dark erotic romance; however, I have read and enjoyed a few. I know that there are very few original concepts in fiction. Ideas have been done and overdone by authors. Yet, I felt that Owned was too closely reminiscent of the Dark Duet series by C.J. Roberts. It almost felt fanficted. And the use of "mercurial" when the young innocent described the rich dominant was too a la Fifty Shades of Grey. The story was not cut and pasted so that is a plus but still too close for it to stand ahead of the "pack". Even setting those issues aside, my major issue was with how Ellie came to be in Kayne's servitude. The way he acquired her was just...unreal...is the only way I can explain it. I will not ruin the "how" by providing spoilers but I would have hoped that someone with Kayne's expertise could have found a better way to look out for Ellie other than the way he did. It almost seemed as if he took advantage of her because of a horrible sequence of events. And Ellie. ..*sigh*...frankly she just acquiesced too easily to Kayne's demands. Not just acquiesced but enjoyed and eagerly participated in them. Kayne basically stole her life and made her a human pet. That wouldn't exactly inspire thoughts of loving. And yes, I understand that this story was fiction so the author has free creative reign. All I'm suggesting is that Ellie could have put up more fight. For all she knew, she would never live her life or see her family again. A few moments of subdued stubbornness was all she offered. And the cliffhanger ending, in addition to all of my other issue with the story, didn't help. I am not chomping at the bit for the second book in the series; however, I will read it at some point.

  • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    2019-01-03 15:06

    I don't normally add books I have no intention of reading, but come on.From the blurb:Owned is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance.I mean wow, I'm so glad someone is here to tell me how to read book synopses. I don't know what I would do without someone holding my hand and telling me which words to read. I never learned this mysterious skill in all my 30-odd years. THANK YOU SO MUCH. /s

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-19 23:18

    ARC received for reviewThat first sentence sucks you in...."I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.” It was dark, but not as gritty and dirty as some I've read. I think because Kayne was already in love with Ellie before he took her. I was not expecting all that to go down with nasty Javier. Love a good suspense thrown into the mix. His BFF Jett was absolutely amazing. I want him to have a story. Why did no one warn me there was a cliffy? I'm glad the rest of this series is already out. Off to book 2.

  • R.K. Ryde
    2019-01-15 17:05

    Giving this a 3.5 stars but I was torn. I wasn't sure if it should be a one or a five. This book was like a car accident that I just couldn't look away from.

  • Lillie
    2019-01-13 21:53

    Another shitty abusive erotica that pretty much vilifies BDSM. It's books like this that make people who enjoy/participate in BDSM out to be terrible, abusive people when they're not. It's books like this that make sexual acts of any nature other than "vanilla" out to be wrong and destructive and abusive while justifying the horrible treatment of women on the simple fact that "he's hot and rich so let's have him do whatever he wants".“Keep those fucking legs open. And no talking. Unless you’re asking permission to come.” I grit my teeth. The Dom is never far. It’s a ramification of this life.no nO NO NONONON NOOOOOooo god dammit! He says this while he's having sex with her not MOMENTS after she's been nearly raped by some other guy. A guy that's been repeatedly emotionally and physically abusing her behind Kayne's back. This on top of the whole "it's a ramification of this life" is bullshit. This is not BDSM and this is NOT a good representation of it. Not in the slightest. And there's incredibly dumb and marginalizing scenes like this in the whole book. It's ridiculous.It's dark, oh yes for sure. In a nonsense, silly, over the top sort of way. The dark aspects of the book are so over done and out of no where that i honestly didn't know what to do most of the book. Nothing is taken seriously and nothing is looked back on. Things happen and they move on. There's literally NO self reflection at all throughout the book. This is even worse when the hero is played as the "good guy" WHEN HE SHOULDN'T BE. THAT'S THE POINT OF A DARK ROMANCE. Ellie is kidnapped, beaten and sexual abused for days. Yet the author tries to make the hero, "Kayne", out as someone who simply enjoys BDSM, "forced" to go outside the box and kidnap his potential sex partners, and would "never rape a woman". Oh, but kidnapping and sexually abusing them for days- if not weeks- is "ok"?!??!And on top of that it felt like the whole thing was just smut. Nothing was taken seriously and there are immature moments sprinkled throughout the book.This, honestly, only makes the abuse and torture done to Ellie that much WORSE. Why? Because its telling me that the author doesn't take this subject matter seriously. That for her this is all just one big depraved fantasy of hers. There's no real emotional or internal strife going on in this book for me to even really care about it. AND THAT'S WHY I READ DARK ROMANCES: The moral strife. The fact that despite all the terrible shit that's happening and the how bad a person the hero is, for some reason the heroine ends up with him. And it's not just "oh lol guess i like you even though you're a piece of shit" its the STRUGGLE the hero/heroine goes through trying to figure out why. Its the struggle both emotionally to come to terms with the bad shit going done and the terrible person they're with. But there's NONE of that. It's just smut honestly. Smut with a very dark edge to it. I mean, the smut isn't even that good either. It's just one big heaping pile of NO.So there's no real romance, no emotional or internal strife, the smut isn't that good, the heroine is being routinely abused, and the hero is a piece of shit with no likable qualities and is justified in all his shitty actions.This isn't a dark romance. It's not even a romance. Hell, it's not even a good BOOK. I only have one thing to say: DO NOT READ.

  • Desirae (Dee)
    2019-01-03 16:17

    Shit. I.just wow. I'm struggling for words after that. So this was me yesterday:Self, we have a lot of books that need read before the beginning of October. Selfie, you're right. Let's read Owned it sounds good. Self, good callAfter reading. Holy shitballs. That can't be the end. No. No. No. No. No. That can't. Wait, he's. What!! And Jett!! I just. Wait, what!?!? Why isn't the page turning. Why isn't there more. Whyyyyyyy? I need therapy after that book. No, no, I need to read that again. Good god. The leash. The collar. His. The.. Oh dear. "I like you collared baby. I like you naked. I like you mine." Whew. See. Ovaries. Explode. Ellie start off as this person with an infatuation of a client. It's a mutual infatuation she doesn't know about. But when Kayne has to kidnap her and make her his slave, it opens up a whole new world to both of them. He opens up something in her she didn't know she was craving or needing and she opens up feelings in him he doesn't think he deserves. And the reason he thinks this way will blow your mind. A Big Bang. I love so much about this book. Ellie starts off as this defiant little thing who refuses to submit- mind, body or obediently. But then as they're relationship grows you get to see more and more of her wanting to obey and submit and how she craves it. Then you see how her doing that, how much it means to him. Something he didn't know he wanted or needed or would even like. They both become so vital to the other person, not only sexually but emotionally. And can I just say cupcake is perfect. Then we have the angst and drama with Javier. He is the perfect villain for this story. Everything he does and about him screams asshole and abuser. While I hated Javier, I absolutely loved Jett. I think he's the perfect right hand man to Kayne and friend to Ellie. He's a perfect asset to the house, the girls, and the story. The build up through this story is intense. You get little snippets and clues here and there that something else is going on. Something outside of what you can see. Some sidelined secret and once it came out, I was floored. I mean. Totally not what I expected. And definitely not how I expected it to go down. But the end. Then end!?!? I kept trying to turn the page. No. It can't end like this, Can it? There will be more, right. Right!?!? Please ??? Oh god. I'll cry if I have to. Bed. Plead. But give me more!!

  • Michelle
    2018-12-25 19:03

    3.5 Cupcake Stars!Kane and Ellie have been secretly fantasizing about each other for a year. Ellie thinks Kane never notices her. She couldn't be more wrong. “The next time you want to get my attention. Bend over. Your tits are nice, but I’m more of an ass man.” -Kane Ellie and Kane meet up at a party. Ellie had one thing on her mind entering the party. She was going to seduce Kane. The dress she wore did its job. She was right where she wanted to be. In Kane's arms and ready to go home with him. Bad news walks in to visit Kane and before you know it Kane has claimed Ellie as HIS! Vowing to keep her safe from everyone except himself. After a heated kiss in the Limo Ellie then wakes up in a cage.This is hard for Ellie to understand. She hates Kane for kidnapping her and refuses to submit to him. He keeps her caged, cold, starving and doesn't let her sleep until she finally submits to his command.I slide it around her neck and lock it in place. I yank her forward by it and give her a kiss. “I like you collared, baby. I like you naked. I like you mine.”Kane is a very sexy dominant man. He will and does anything and everything to make Ellie submit to him. Whew!!!!! Many times Ellie was unable to walk the next day. lol Me...I was fanning myself and drinking heavily! lol“All night, Ellie. I’m going to alternate fucking you like this all night,” he murmurs in my ear as he buries himself to the hilt. “And I’m not going to stop until my dick is limp and my come runs dry.”I didn't really believe the whole kidnapping story. It was kind of silly. But hey this is fiction right? AND the sex was smoking hot so I kept reading! Haha! Through the whole book you get little vibes that something is going on behind the scene. After a month of being with Kane there is a party that ends with a bang! Which leaves you wanting book 2 in a hurry! I will be waiting impatiently for it!P.SI LOVED Jett (Kane's best friend) "Well aren’t you just my fairy fucking godfather in heinously ugly skinny jeans.” -Kane

  • Michelle
    2018-12-22 15:02

    The chemistry between Ellie and Kayne is off the charts when he’s in the conference room, but what about when she’s tied to his bed and unable to escape?So I was pretty much sold with that open line in the blurb and Dark, Romance and oh, yeah Erotic.... I needed something a bit darker, more suspenseful and Owned delivered. But just like Kayne says, not everything is as it seems. This was my first M. Never book and although I found some fault with reasons behind Kayne’s actions, I still really enjoyed the book. I understood his behaviors during the story and was expecting by the end of the book we’d be left with one helluva cliffhanger. This is not a typical romance and like the blurb mentions there are some aspects of the story that might not be appealing to all, but I think if you are a fan of dark romances or even romances that balance on the edge, this is worth the read.I am excited to see what happens with Ellie and Kayne in Claimed and just how hard he is going to have to work for it.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2018-12-22 23:05

    In a world where criminals know money is made when it is sanitized to appear as a legitimate business, there are always a few words people should know. Import/Export business generally denotes a criminal element especially if the people for the company don't share much about how they generate profit. Whenever I see import/export I think of recreational pharmaceutical, weapons and human trafficking. My how our society changes to make the impalpable sexy and mysterious. Drugs, guns and sexual slavery are all common commodities of death dealers. Unfortunately for naïve Ellie, she makes the mistake of catching the eye of a sexually dominant criminal, Kayne Roberts.The characters in this story are fine if a bit forgettable. Ellie does not make a lasting impression nor does Kayne. Oddly, for me, the secondary character, Kayne's side kick is more memorable even if I can't remember his name. It is perhaps because he tended to play the good guy to Kayne's bad guy which makes him more attractive for me. Kayne doesn't do much for me. It is stated several times that he is asexual dominant. Whilst I can agree he does some toppy BDSM things, he didn't impress me as a dominant I would submit to. I can't quite put my finger on it, but for me, he's just an average dominant with the benefit of money to allow a fancy home and nice toys. Kayne does not make me weak in the knees and wanting to be taken by him. I loathe to admit this, but I think I would be just as bratty as Ellie to Kayne. I do not like being a brat but for Kayne, I just might exhibit those traits.For those looking for a dark bdsm kidnapping fantasy, this is the story for you. Ellie is roofied, kidnapped and enslaved. Whilst the treatment is rough at times, it is still gently balanced with aftercare. Even if the author M. Never doesn't call it aftercare. From a BDSM fantasy rating, this is a medium in darkness. The scenes are more or less possible. Many do run the risk of permanent damage. Still, none are as heavy as some of the SM lifestylers I know in real life. This allows most erotic readers to become guilty aroused with the capture fantasy.From a plot perspective, there are a few twists. None of them are surprises. Because of the way the story is written with alternating point of views, it is easy to guess what will happen as well figure out the subterfuge early on. The story does keep a steady sexual tension as well as dangerous suspense. If this story was told only from Ellie's perspective, it would have made the story more surprising and dark. This dark erotica is recommended for kinky readers looking for a good capture enslavement fantasy.*provided by NetGalley

  • Charlie
    2019-01-16 16:02

    This was right up my street! Captive stories are my favourite kind of dark romance, my twisted brain just loves them. I wanted a smutty captive story and this one hit all my buttons, I'd definitely recommend. Often with stories like these, the main character is too stupid to live and has no self preservation instinct at all. Thankfully Ellie was not like that, I really liked her. She struggled with her feelings throughout the book, she remained a fighter and sassy until the end yet she still submitted which I enjoyed. My heart did break for her at the end of the book though, I could really feel her betrayal and confusion.Kayne, oh Kayne. I just loved him. He could take me any day. He's everything I like in a master; firm and domineering yet very protective and loving. I really enjoy slavery stories where the master isn't a total psycho and I can actually root for him. With dark romances like these it's so easy to make him an evil bastard but luckily Kayne was the firm but loving kind of Dom I like. He was a little sadistic too which definitely pushed the right buttons for me. Overall I really enjoyed this, it was a fun and sexy read and I really bought into Kayne and Ellie's relationship. The entire book was full of smutty, kinky fun so if you like plenty of kink with your dark romance, this is for you.**Review copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley.**

  • Ellen Gail
    2019-01-08 21:13

    I frown. This shit's fucked-up. Never was there ever a more accurate quote for a book.I don't know how to think or feel. I am simultaneously disgusted and hate everyone, but at the same time I couldn't stop reading the fucking thing. Why does a book where everything / everyone is deplorable have to be so well written?

  • Laci
    2019-01-03 21:57

    " A certain kind of darkness is needed to see the stars" This quickly became one of my most favorite reads. I loved it. I can't begin to put into words how much I enjoyed Kayne and Ellie, but I will say that this book was made for me. Truly there's not one thing I didn't love about this book. I don't know why everyone is not reading it, but I feel this is a must read. I never rec books, but I'm telling you, I think your missing out if you past this by.

  • Fathima
    2019-01-02 21:56

    3.5 stars ! The story wasn't something that we've never read before but I loved the authors writing style . The interactions between Jett and Kayne were hilarious . Their bond really unshakable . I also liked how Kayne and Ellie's relationship developed through out the story . It was interesting to say Ellie struggle with a tug of war about how she felt about the things that were happening to her . The ending was ..... Off to read book 2 .. enough said !

  • Heather
    2019-01-10 21:03

    I loved this book! Let me back up. I started reading it and was immediately worried that the writing style may be a bit light, almost like reading a teenage love story. So wrong. Repeat, I was so wrong! The story and writing picked up immediately and went from a cutesy read to a sizzling hot story in a matter of a few pages. So I am not going to tell you too much about the story except to say it is a capture fantasy that sizzles. What I enjoyed is that it was dark without losing its erotic feel. (Meaning the master/slave dynamic was perfect for me.) Those of you who read dark romance books probably like your stories a certain shade of dark. For me I like when the girl is submissive, but doesn't lose her spunk. This book was perfect in that regard. I also like stories where there is no doubt that the master is in charge...no doubt here. This story had WONDERFUL bondage scenes and hot sex throughout. It also has some creative power scenes that really pushed my hot-o-meter to high. Some authors have the ability to really put you (the reader) right in the story and feel what the characters are experiencing. That was certainly true in this story. I felt the humiliation, the dom/sub relationship, the sexual energy, the pain and the love throughout the story. In short, the book balanced BDSM with a love story that worked. This is set up as a series, but there was a logical conclusion to book one. I will definitely be waiting aggressively for book two :D This story gets 2 thumbs up and 1 pair of panties down.

  • Jessica Fields
    2018-12-23 21:16

    I loved this book!!!! Now please understand I'm biased. I love dark erotica with dubious consent. BDSM isn't for everybody but the Master/slave relationship with a hint of something more kept me on edge. This is the first book I've reviewed on Goodreads and I read a lot. The ending left me spazzing for more, much more. The best thing about the story was how long the main characters really knew each other and lusted after one another before the story takes a turn. Really I thought Ellie was a willingly victim at first. I also liked how she tried to fight back and run. Kanye is well what I would want in a Dom or man!!! Well I am not patient so I really need book 2. Please!! I started this book last night and read all night I'm Owned.

  • Jennifer Finn
    2018-12-26 15:17

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT ! That ending ripped my heart out & took a dump on it ! I am hoping there is going to be another book. I don't want to give anything away so I'll give a brief description of this book. Ellie works as an assistant to an importer/exporter named Mark, his most important client is Kanye Roberts. Ellie has a huge crush on Kanye & makes it known to him when they are at the same party. Kanye also has a thing for Ellie but he has a secret dark life he doesn't want to involve her in. I loved Kanye, he is a sweet, sexy, hot alpha male. Ellie, I hate her & I want to scoop her eyes out with a dirty, rusty spoon.

  • Monika
    2019-01-03 21:01

    Powiem tak :czy mnie porwała?:zdecydowanie TAK:)czy spełniła moje oczekiwania?:o TAKczy spowodowała to że z uporem maniaka sięgam po następną część?: O O O O O TAAAAAAAAAAAK:) ok tyle mojego pisania lecę dalej spędzać czas z ta jakże intrygująca parką;)

  • Samantha
    2019-01-18 21:16

    2.5 disappointed stars! If the entire story read the way the first two chapters did this story would have been a home fucking run for me because I loved the first two chapters. I laughed and smirked. The story quickly fell apart for me when Kayne kidnaps Ellie. I mean, don't give the protection bull shit lie because it doesn't work for me, Kayne. At the end of the book there's a moment of clarity and Kayne is shown for who he really is and I was slack jawed for a few minutes. I didn't expect that, like ever. Kayne struggled with what he delighted in, what Ellie needed and didn't like, and his own need for Ellie. He was really fucked the fuck up in short. Ellie struggled with the lifestyle change Kayne forced upon her. BDSM isn't an easy change when you didn't even get a choice in the matter. I felt for her because orgasms are lovely and all but not having a choice and being kidnapped sucks. Ellie continued to struggle with her feelings towards Kayne because she didn't want to like anything he did or his gentleness because their situation was one fucked up one. I don't mind darker stories because the best stories involve some darkness. What really bothered me about this story was that it was a mess. I don't know, I felt like it was just a big mess and the end was like a "what the fuck did I just read" moment for me. I might end up reading the second book hoping it fixes the things I hated about the book after the first two chapters. I went into this book thinking I was going to get something like Ricochet and got something I can't even compare to, not in a good way.

  • Breanna Mcfarlan
    2019-01-02 15:17

    "I like you collared baby I like you naked I like you mine"I'm not even sure where to start first I want to say thanks for letting me be one of the lucky ones who received this to read and give a honest review because it is honestly without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. I hate to tell to much of the story and give anything away because the suspense and guessing what was going on was part of the wonderment of this book.. Sweet magic glitter in her heels Ellie works for Expo with the hot as hell mysterious client Kayne what Ellie doesn't know is what mysteries lie behind Kayne but she soon will!!! What Ellie thinks will lead into a night of fun leads her into a dark world she never expected with the only light being Jett the handsome surfer guy with a heart of gold but as loyal to Kayne as Ellie's days are long.. That's all I want to go into because like I said the best parts of this book is the wondering what will happen next and also what had me up late at night and why I stayed up until after 4am to finish this and holy balls was I shocked but I need more Kayne more Jett and more Ellie!!!! This book is really and truly 5 stars I wish I could give it more stars there was never a boring moment it was HOTT as hell and an absolutely wonderful read I can't wait for the next book I must have more

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    2019-01-10 18:06

    *ARC received from the author* Intense read with refreshing twists. One of the best 'dark' reads of the year for me. I just...well, I hate cliffhangers!!! lol Cannot wait for the next installment!!! Five golden stars from me.

  • Grace
    2018-12-30 14:55

    3.5 smutty starsWhen you read dark erotica/romance, you hae to be prepared for what you're getting into. Somehow, I never seem to fully prepare myself. Based the situation and how drastically things change for Ellie, it was easy to feel sympathetic to her, a woman who never asked for this change in her life.Other than the dark elements of this story, I wasn't prepared for the amount of sex scenes within it. That can be both a good and bad thing. On th plus side, if you are looking for some smut, something to get you off, look no further. This easily qualifies as PORN ON PAPER. Ellie and Kayne are intimate EVERY day. Sometimes more than once. Ellie is resistent at first as you would expect, being put on a leash and asked to move about on her hands and knees. Given that Kayne was a man Ellie was always attracted to in their business setting, he slowly breaks her down. Some moments were sad, some were hot. Ultimately, they do find a connection, sexually, but also a bit more.On the negative side, there was so much sex in this book, there was barely a plot. Sure, there are hints that Kayne and his co-worker, Jett, have something bigger going on than just running a brothel. However, most of the plot in the story seemed to be jammed into the last 10% of the book. I guess that was for the element of surprise, but I personally would have liked more of a plot throughout.Despite the lack of a strong plot, this story left me with a cliffy, so I obviously want more. Given the chemistry between Ellie and Kayne, I have no fear tha everything will work out, eventually.