Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review ~ OWNED BY FATE by Tessa Bailey

Owned by Fate (a Serve novel)
by: Tessa Bailey
Series: Serve
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Source: Publisher ~ Entangled Brazen

Her mind rejects his world. But her body knows its master.

Journalist Caroline Preston arrives at Serve, New York City’s hottest BDSM club, with one goal—to hate it. If her brother wasn’t trying to turn the family’s respectable financial magazine into a publication that features “lifestyle” pieces for the wealthy and adventurous, she wouldn’t even be there, trying to write an article about a world she doesn’t understand. But then she sees him.

Jonah Briggs doesn’t leave his post for just anyone. As the owner of the club, his sole purpose is to ensure that his clientele get everything they need, but when he sees Caroline, his only thought is what he wants—to dominate the sexy little reporter and give the most exquisite pleasure she’s ever experienced.

Caroline has no intention of entering that particular lion’s den—not with her family’s reputation at stake—no matter how dark, sexy, and complex the lion in question may be. But with every encounter, she craves more, and with every slide of his lips, she realizes Jonah might just be the man to break down all her defenses…if she’ll let him.

Owned by Fate owned my heart by the end of the second chapter.  Tessa Bailey is royalty when it comes to bringing us a man who exudes charm, wit, confidence yet vulnerability, a confident lady who doesn't make his life easy and who you would want as your best-friend and page-burning, panty-busting, time-for-a-cold-shower passion.  Jonah Briggs and Caroline Reynolds were no exception.  I seriously loved this couple, their chemistry was exquisite and Jonah is a Master...of a paddle, a whip and dirty talk.

“Are you going to suck it? Or just play with all night?”

If BDSM isn't your thing then don't let that deter you, because whilst Jonah is a Dom in the true sense of the word, he isn't cold or callous with it.  I adored him.  10% in and I was getting the side-eye from the husband for the groans of sheer appreciation I was emitting.  Caroline's dislike of the lifestyle yet her curiosity felt realistic and natural and Jonah treated her fears and reticence in the most perfect way whilst staying true to his own needs and desires.  They absolutely sizzled together and in true Tessa Bailey style, heartfelt, touching content was injected along the way.

“I need you to know that I want you, need you, without any of it.  Do you understand that?”

Tessa's Line of Duty series is in my top ten favourite reads.  Owned by Fate is of the same standard - the writing style, the voices, the storyline, they were all perfect for me.  My cup is overflowing with love, my pants have melted and I have absolutely zero doubt that you will fall head-over-heels in love with Jonah and Caroline.  Whilst BDSM club based stories don't always work for me, I've been left desperate to return to Serve.

Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.

Rating: 5

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