Owned (Decadence After Dark #1)

Owned (Decadence after Dark, #1)

Owned by M. Never

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love, or just like? 🤔

4.5 stars

I am torn on this one. I can’t decide if I love it, or just like it. Or like it a lot. I am leaning toward loving it, but I can’t put my finger on why. The “twist” was alluded to throughout the story, so it wasn’t a particularly grand reveal. There wasn’t an exceptional amount of background on the characters to give them great depth. Perhaps I am leaning toward loving it because I really liked the supporting characters of Jett and Mark? Or because it is dual-POV, allowing readers to be in Kayne’s head so we don’t totally hate him and want to push him off of a cliff by the end of the book? Who knows.
It is definitely dark in that this isn’t a traditional relationship, and it could even be argued it isn’t actually a relationship at all. Ellie gets kidnapped and held captive by Kayne, so there’s that.
I am definitely planning on continuing with the series. If I find myself still thinking about this book tomorrow I might come bump this rating up. That does happen from time to time.
Recommended as long as you are okay with a D/s dynamic involving only one particularly willing participant.

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“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.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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