3.5 Stars for Owned (The Billionaire Banker, #1)
He is seized by an unthinking, irresistible call to hunt… To Possess. To own her.
When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma. The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have. For young and Innocent Lana, the unthinkable is her only choice. When she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder will not be the rich man she has accompanied.
Fate drops her at the feet of the deeply mysterious and dazzlingly gorgeous american banker, Blake Law Barrington. Throbbing with raw masculinity and arrogance, this is a man who owns all that he pursues. And now he wants her. Lana cannot deny she is both intrigued and intoxicated by the world Blake inhabits and the smouldering passion he stirs in her body, but she is also fearful for this man is addictive and right now she is very vulnerable.
She knows she should focus only on the arrangement, but how can she? When he has opened a door that cannot be closed..
Recommended for 18+ due to mature themes and sexual content
~ My Thoughts ~
There’s something about Blake …
He draws you in making you desire every part of this complex man.
She pulls at your heartstrings
Makes you champion for her
She takes hold of your emotional senses and turns your mind upside down
What a fun, interesting, sexy story. While the beginning of this story had me pause, I kept reading and I’m glad I did. Once the story took off, which was fairly quickly I found myself absorbed. I entered the world of the lavish lifestyle and savored every word.
The intensity of the connection between the two characters is spellbinding. The heat, passion and desire are deliciously sexy. The inner turmoil felt by both characters is staggering. The confusion and conflict Blake feels intensifies the reading experience. The hope and reality that Lana feels makes you feel as though you are soaring one minute and free falling the next.
The friends, family and business associates that appear in the story add a wonderful element. Some you love, some you hate and others feel like old friends. Their interactions, while small bring the story full circle.
A fast paced story line with secrets, hopes and dreams and disillusions …. Owned is a great story.
Georgia Le Carre writes contemporary and adult romance and is the bestselling author of the Amazon # 1 bestseller,the billionaire banker series.
She lives in a little old 19th century romantic cottage, surrounded by the most magical garden, filled with fruit and walnut trees and teeming with wildlife.
Her diet includes all things chocolate and a voracious appetite for Romance reads, particularly new authors with a fresh voice.
When she is not feeding words into Amy, her precious laptop, she can be found lost in a long walk in the woods, particularly on moonlit nights; and often with the man of her dreams.