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Review : Owned by Willow Winters & Lauren Landish


Writing: Good
Violence: Some/Graphic
Sex: Explicit
Narration: 1st Person Alternating

‘Owned’ is the third book in the Highest Bidder series by Willow Winters and Lauren Landish.  I thought the storyline was great and with characters that are delightfully developed, I enjoyed this story from beginning to end.

 Lilly is a strong female character that isn’t a wallflower.  While she is naturally submissive and desires to have a M/s relationship, she doesn’t back down when it counts and I think I enjoyed that most.  Joseph is a strong character as well.  He is in control at all times yet has a soft and gentle side when needed. 

This was actually the first book in this series that I have read, and while you don’t need to read the other books to understand what is happening, there were mentions of other characters that intrigued me enough that I want to go back and start from the beginning.

This story follows Lilly, a college student, who is interested in BDSM and is just beginning her journey of discovery.  While attending Club X, she meets Joseph who is deeply interested in what Lilly has to offer him.  While she fantasizes about having a willing Master/slave relationship, she has no experience and struggles to give herself over to him completely.  After a couple of botched encounters at the club, she finally agrees to give herself over to the experience. 

Joseph is intrigued by Lilly from the first time he sees her and after their first encounter together he decides he will have her no matter the rules of the club.  But his life comes with unexpected danger and just when he has Lilly where he wants her, his past rears up and threatens their fragile arrangement.  Only time will tell if what they are feeling is strong enough to withstand all that is against them.

I am giving Owned 4 stars.

Reviewed by Corrie H.