Wednesday, January 1, 2014

REVIEW: Owned by Georgia Le Carre

Summary:

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...

Title:  Owned
Series:  The Billionaire Banker
Book #: 1
Author:  Georgia Le Carre
Approximate Book Length:  277 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

This book took a while for me to really warm up to. It’s compelling from the start, but the world that’s painted by the author is a little dark. The villain in the very beginning, Rupert, is truly sick and twisted and it just broke my heart. And that’s only the beginning! Blake is a mystery. He’s got his moments, such as having enough of a conscience to worry about her with Rupert, but he’s largely just selfish and cold. I can only think that Lana is na├»ve, but very brave.

I suppose the world of the rich could that’s portrayed in this story could be true, but man is it appalling. Victoria is truly a viper and sets in motion some heartbreaking events – and the ending?! Talk about a cliffhanger! I was actually briefly angry with the author (good naturedly so, I promise) until I realized when the next installment was due out. I can wait less about a month if I have to.

Bottom Line:

A story that has a few predictable moments, but mostly just keeps you guessing, Owned will slowly burrow into your brain until you can’t stop reading. You will think you know where it’s going, but you’ll only ever be partly right as surprises pop up, especially towards the end! This page turner held me riveted and I recommend it to any fan of the genre!

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