Title : Owned
Author : M. Never
Series :Decadence after Dark, #1
Rating : 3
Blurb : “I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.â 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 Expoâs 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 isnât 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, sheâs 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 : I am confused as hell…Really, there are so many thoughts running through my mind that actually it’s difficult to sort them and type them down here as an review. But it’s neccessary to write the review now as I just finished the book some minutes ago and this way, everything is still fresh. So here it is, my review of “Owned” by M. Never. Directly from the first pages on you notice that this book is different. Ok, the general story-line is kind of the same like all the other books of this Genre, but Kayne is different, their relationship is different. After reading quite a lot books connected with BDSM this one actually was one of the firsts that really has given deep information about what real BDSM is supposed to be like. All the other books where “more soft” if you understand what I mean. Not that the sexual intercourses of the protagonists were more soft. It is more about the way the Dom treats the Sub which made it, for me, at first kind of uncomfortable. Because deep down it doesn’t feel right to read about the way Kayne treatens Ellie. Ellie and Kayne- two characters that have instant chemistry which also the reader can feel throughout every page(even if sometimes there was just too much of it, in my opinion). But when you think about the blurb again, then you have to say that this is exactly what is described, so it’s nothing which you can critizise that much. It’s interesting to see how an author is able to actually create a novel within such a small space so that it isn’t boring . So respect for that! But there is still one thing I have to critizise: the changes happening throughout the course of action are too suddenly and sometimes too predictable. Which doesn’t change the fact that I am exited to read der other books of this series….