Owned by Fate (Serve 1) by Tessa Bailey
First in a series of standalones
I was in a reading rut. Usually the only guaranteed thing that pulls me out is a Kristen Ashley book, but I only had a day before I had to read my next book, so Megan said I HAD to read Owned by Fate by Tessa Bailey, a much quicker read. Megan has never steered me wrong, and let me tell you, after this, I will NEVER doubt her recommendations.
Filled with awesome dirty talk, and a sexy, dominant alpha who can back up every word he utters made Owned by Fate one of the hottest books I’ve read in months. Add to that some awesome banter, addictive writing, a little fun and some great kinky sex, and you have the recipe for an awesome book.
Caroline is an Ivy league graduate, running her father’s legendary financial publication. It’s been around for years, but hasn’t quite moved with the times and it’s not doing well. There is a financial backer interested in helping her brother turn it into more of a wealthy lifestyle magazine. He wants to start with an article about the exclusive BDSM club, Serve.
Caroline is determined to keep her father’s magazine a proper one, so she goes to Serve with all plans to hate the place, and orders a lollipop martini with her best friend.
Are you going to suck it? Or just play with it all night?”
Jonah Briggs, the owner of Serve saw her through the club’s cameras and had to meet her. She stuck out in a place like his, and he was determined to find out more about her and the sizzling chemistry between them. As he tells her a little about the lifestyle, it started getting good. And I love his description.
Trust, communication, honesty. Risk, sensation, surrender. Power.” His gaze dropped unbidden to her lips again. “It’s about permission to explore desires you might not even be aware of yet.” When she licked that plump flesh again , his hand resting on the bar curled into a tight fist. “And sometimes it’s just rough, dirty, no-holds-barred fucking.”
Caroline was so uptight, she needed a guy like Jonah to loosen her up. Despite her straight laced ways, and her desire to hate the place, she can’t help but be drawn to Jonah. So when he knows he has her where he wants her, he gives an offer she can’t refuse…
That hot, throbbing feeling. The one between your legs. I know it’s there, sweetheart, and it needs me.” He nipped at the inside of her arm . “Come with me now and I’ll bring it screaming out of you.”
Damn…he can bring it out of me!
Despite enjoying being with Jonah, more than she should, she knows this is not the place for her. Hear reputation wouldn’t allow it. Determined to hate the place and write a bad article about Serve, is Jonah enough to change her mind?
Careful, baby. You’re giving yourself away. You love it, don’t you? That sharp bite echoing between your gorgeous, shaking thighs? Who’s the one providing the bite, Caroline?
“You are, Master.”
“That’s right. Thank me for your punishment.”
- I love a hot dirty talker!
- Kinky sex beats vanilla sex every time.
- Banter!!! I freaking LOVE banter!
- Tessa did a good job portraying a very confused woman who really doesn’t understand the new feelings she is having.
- There was good back story about the characters.
- Great set up to the next book about Caroline’s brother and her BFF.
- Caroline was a little too much of a snotty bitch at times.
- Jonah let her get away with too much for a Dom.
- I’m not a 3rd person lover, even though this was one of the best. I hardly even noticed the 3rd person aspect.
Rating: 5 Stars, 5 Heat
The Down and Dirty
Owned by Fate by Tessa Bailey
5 stars 5 flames
Tessa nailed it. This book was freaking amazing! I knew I was in for one hot wild ride, as per usual with any and all of Tessa’s books, but this was a whole new level of fuckhotness.
The deets: Caroline is prim, proper, and successful financial journalist charged with the task of writing a not so favorable article about Serve, an upscale BDSM club. Caroline is convinced that the debauchery that happens in “these places” is nothing short of just plain wrong. Enter the club owner, Jonah Briggs. Dominant, uber alpha, dirty talker extraordinaire. Jonah is immediately drawn to Caroline and is hellbent on breaking through her prim and proper shell. Their chemistry is undeniable. And HOT. Unfortunately, as determined as Jonah is to break through, Caroline is just as determined to stay strong.
The book has a beautiful push-pull, back and forth dynamic…can it work between them? Or are their worlds just too different?
I am a HARD CORE Tessa Bailey fan. I devour anything and everything she gives us, and she did not disappoint with Owned by Fate. I give this book 5 beautifully bright stars for storyline and 5 insanely hot flames for heat. I LOVED IT!
Exposed by Fate by Tessa Bailey
10 Stars and 10 Flames
This. This book. This amazingly beautiful and steaming HOT book. What can I say to do it justice? This story was way more than what I expected…and I expected a lot. You see, I’m a hard core Tessa Bailey fan…I mean, mad hard core. So I knew I was in for a fantastic ride.
Tessa told this story so, so well. There was significantly more depth to it than just a dirty taking dominant playboy educating a successful interior designer trying to find and own her sexuality. There was so much more. I had so many feels reading this book. From hurt to love. From fuckhot to sensually sweet. This is a book about forbidden romance…two people who have known each other forever, but it was always “look but don’t touch”.
I fell hard for Oliver. He was hiding so much under the playboy facade he’d created for himself. And Eliza, who’d thrown herself so heavily into her work, her life was passing by. This couple was exquisite!
Overall, I give this book 10 stars for storyline and 10 flames for heat. It did, after all, have THE hottest shower scene in the history of ever.
Standing ovation, Tessa!!!
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Also in the Serve Series: Mistaken by Fate by Katee Roberts
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