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.
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Cover: Cliched, but oh well.
Review: This book is dedicated to survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking. It is dark erotic romance. Our main character gets kidnapped and tortured. She developes Stockholm syndrome (in my eyes), which is no surprise considering the genre. But it doesn’t feel real because it happens so fast. Sadly I’m kind of used to too fast developing feelings in books, so let’s but that aside, shall we?
I don’t think I eyerolled this hard at another book. There is much talk about asses… I know your butt is hurting, you don’t have to remind me every few sentences. Kayne is an ass-man but this is just ridiculous. And since I am talking about repetitions right now, there is another thing which is happening way too often. Her clothing. Stilettos and see-through panties. Next day? Stilettos and see-through panties. The day after that? I think you can guess it.
And another thing that bothered me: Apparently it’s only rape if you put your dick in the body of another person. Touching them against their will and inserting other things into them, is not rape. Sure. Oh and she was ‘really’ raped and 10 minutes later she begged the love interest to f*ck her.
Kayne’s story just seemed cheap to me. Very cliched and the easy way out, but at least I liked the ending of this book. And if you forget about all things and take the sex scenes on their own, they are hot.
If you are interested, you can buy and sample this book here.
I was provided a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.