Title: Owned By Fate
Series: Serve #1
Author: Tessa Bailey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
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.
Here you get a judgmental, uptight prude and a instantly obsessed Dom. Are you interested yet? It sounds like a match made in heaven, right? Honestly, it really is. Jonah and Caroline were made for each other.
Jonah owns a successful BDSM club and Caroline’s brother wants to give the family business a facelift by featuring stories about the club and that lifestyle. At her father’s orders, Caroline, a successful journalist, is to research the club and write an unfavorable article. That will ensure that the merger won’t take place. While Caroline is at the club, she meets Jonah, one thing leads to another and there’s and encounter.
The suspense part of this book is if Caroline will judge the club honestly or continue to be a judgmental bitch. Tessa Bailey is one of the best authors out there at writing a filthy mouthed male that leaves you wanting to want to do filthy things. I believe that this was Tessa Bailey’s first BDSM novel and she did a good job with it. It’s not hard core but more BDSM lite. My only problem was the heroine who I didn’t care for at all. Tessa Bailey is a great author and I need to get caught up on her back list.