Owned (Decadence after Dark #1)
Author: M. Never
Print length: 237 pages
Publication: September 29, 2014
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.
Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold
What the F*@k did I just read? It’s Halloween Eve and I’m trying to write my last review for Dark Romance Month. And I end it with Owned by M. Never. This book should have started my month.
Ellie Stevens wants Kayne Roberts. To lure him, she invites him to one of her boss’s parties. Kayne agrees to attend and when he decides to forget it and leave, Ellie walks into the club “fashionable late” dress to impress for Kayne’s eyes only. Reluctantly, he cannot deny he wants her and Ellie agrees to leave with him. Little does she know she just step into the Master’s Den of domination and submission.
If you ever wonder what the dark side of D/s, master/slave relationship was like…look no further. Ellie wakes up the next morning in a cage with a hangover from being drugged. She is isolated, starved and sleep deprived for days while Kayne waits for her to give in and submit.
Finally, she submits and release. She is collared and chained to her bed 24/7. Her brief moments of reprieve come in the form of Jett, a friend of Kayne and member of the Mansion. He is responsible for her after care and upkeep in preparation of Kayne’s nightly visits for obedience training.
“I LIKE YOU COLLARED, BABY. I like you naked. I like you mine”
Even though Kayne’s hates himself when punishing Ellie, he also enjoys it. He shows no sympathy for pain he invokes and no tolerance when she blatantly disobeys his commands. There are many moments when I don’t like Kayne. Whether it’s punishment or pleasure, his obsession of Ellie provides no bouts of leniency or small allowances. He shows no mercy.
“Holy shit, I’m now tagged, collared and owned by him”
By this time during my reviews, I would normally mention the panty melting and scorching hot sex. And it’s very much in vivid details. But there is no need. I cannot express how many OMGs I can spill forth about the sex. It’s practically a how-to guide in using sex toys.
By the end of the story, Ellie is furious, angry and does not want anything to do with Kayne Roberts or whatever the hell his name is. You would think the anger comes from being starved, beaten and treated like an animal. No, it’s not!My review: 5 KINK
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M. Never resides in New York City. When she’s not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant.
She has a dependence on sushi and a fetish for boots. Fall is her favorite season.
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