Saturday, March 11, 2017

Book Review: Own Me by Penny Wylder

Own Me 
Author: Penny Wylder
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Erotic Novella
Publisher: March 14th 2017 by Penny Wylder Books
Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 3.5/5

eARC provided by author
Plot Summary:

I owe a million dollars to a man who could destroy my life.

Ruining my step-father's business was an accident—but that's not exactly comforting when I'm being forced to pay him back. He's made it very clear: If I don't repay him ASAP, my mother will take her own life to get him the insurance money. But I'd never let that happen.
I'll handle this the only way I can...

I'll sell my body.

Everything about this is scary. Then I meet my first client.

Giovanni is more ink than tanned skin; more muscle than bone. Becoming an escort was never my dream, but if every client is as sexy as him, maybe it won't be so bad?
But Gio has plans for me. Dirty, filthy plans. Because any man that would pay a million dollars to make sure he's my ONLY client—to take possession of me in every sense of the word—isn't someone who acts “vanilla” behind closed doors.

If I let him own me, he'll be my hero.

But what if I can't handle what he wants?

My thoughts:

I've already waxed poetic about my love for Penny Wylder (she's a must-read author for me) and while this book is a bit different from her other works, I enjoyed it just the same. 

Own Me starts off immediately with the hotness and a bit of taboo - Corbella (the female lead) is about to greet her first client as an escort. That sets the tone for more of a darker story than what I'm used to from Penny, but she handled it well - and it got a bit darker from there once the client, Giovanni (the male lead) introduces the element of BDSM. Then there's the whole reason why Corbella has been "forced" to work as an escort - quite an interesting twist on the evil step-parent trope. 


Plot: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Final Thoughts:

So it's safe to say that once again, Penny will maintain her status as a must-read author and I'm looking forward to see if she continues to broaden her artistic strokes thematically.

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