Sunday, October 19

Review: Owned by Fate by Tessa Bailey

Title: Owned by Fate
By: Tessa Bailey
Series: Serve #1
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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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.

Okay, so I am going to be honest.  I LOVE Tessa Bailey, love her.  Seriously, I look forward to all of her books and have them marked in my phone’s calendar to alert me so I know it is coming out and I can clear my schedule to read it.  I have always been into every book that I have read of hers but this one I just couldn’t get into. 

For some reason, Jonah and Caroline didn’t speak to me.  They were great characters but I couldn’t connect with them.  I had more love for Oliver to be honest so it is great that his book is next.  I think it was hard for me to realize why Caroline was so against everything that Jonah worked for but secretly wanted to know what was behind the “door” so to speak. 
I was also surprised that Jonah was not so much as a dominant as I thought he was going to be in the book.  He was a really nice and sweet so it was confusing.  Still, they were a cute couple.

However, there were some great parts in this book that made me smile. Caroline and Oliver’s sibling-hood, Jonah and Gabby’s first meeting and growing relationship, and this small side story of Eliza that we get to see.  

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