Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Owned (Office Intrigue Duet #8) by Nicole Edwards ~ Book Review with Excerpt

Owned (Office Intrigue Duet #8) 

by Nicole Edwards

Have you ever believed you’d one day cross paths with someone who would sweep you off your feet and offer you a life right out of a fairy tale?

When you’ve spent your life hiding from monsters, it seems reasonable that you might cling to a magical, fabled romance. I did. I found it was easier to look for the positive, to remain hopeful, and to sometimes imagine a fantasy-worthy life.

I’m not sure if I did it for my sanity or to keep my brother’s spirits up. You see, Ransom Bishop is not only my brother, he’s also the one who saved me from a life that would’ve ended badly, and in doing so, he gave up so much. Since the day he stole me away from the monsters when I was nine years old, Ransom has been mother, father, brother, and best friend, watching my back and protecting me from … them.

For fifteen years, we thought we were safe and maybe we were. But then my brother helped a friend in need, and everything changed.

They found us.

Now it’s a matter of life or death, and there’s only one person my brother trusts, one man Ransom is willing to be indebted to in an effort to ensure nothing happens to me.

Talon has agreed to take me in.

Under one condition: Ransom has to relocate with me, and he has to fake our deaths. Again.

Little do I know, but Talon is going to change my perception, my ideals, and yes, he’s going to change my life.

My name is Braelyn Bishop, and this is my fairy tale.

This is the final book in the Office Intrigue series and it consists of two stories in one. This can be read as a standalone.

OWNED (Office Intrigue, 8) - CHAPTER ONE


“How long have you been in the area?”

The question came from the handsome, if not a bit plain, man sitting across from me, and now that I thought about it, it was possible this was the second time he’d asked me that tonight. Maybe the third.

Question was: did he not believe me? Or did he just not listen?

Either way, I offered a smile, said (again), “All my life.”

Matthew “my friends call me Matty” Sandusky, my date for the evening, had been interrogating me with mundane and unimaginative questions ever since we sat down for dinner at one of the most popular restaurants in Chicago. And while the food was exquisite at this particular establishment, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it for a first date.

If Matty--nope, can’t do it. He’s a grown man for heaven’s sake.

I didn't want this story to end, especially knowing it is the last book in the Office Intrigue Series.

When I finished Their Fairy Princess, I knew I wanted Talon's story next but what I didn't know was that it would be the last of the series. When I found out I was in a panic...why wouldn't Ransom get his story too? What I didn't know at first was that this story is not only Talon's but also Ransom's story as well. 

 This story opened my eyes to so many different types of relationships and I hope we see more of them in the near future...maybe in a spin-off series? I kid you not, this one went beyond what I am use to with BDSM Romances and I loved every minute of it. 

Braelyn Bishop is Ransom's sister, did you know he had a sister? No one does with the exception of a couple of people so when he asks Talon to help her Talon tells him there is one stipulation, he has to disappear with her. Well, ladies and gentlemen that is because dear old Talon had an Ace up his sleeve that I did not see coming and man I'd love him just for that.

Owned is a unique story that can be read as a standalone but I believe readers of the series will feel more connected to the main characters because we have seen them in previous books. Owned must be read with an open mind, if you can do that dive in because I believe you will love this book as much as I did.

This book is meant for readers 17 and over due to explicit content.

Happy Reading!!!

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books** I also purchased a copy of this book

About the Author:

Nicole lives in Texas with her husband and their youngest of 3 children. The two older ones have ventured out in the world on their own. She has a beautiful granddaugther and a rather spoiled grand-puppy.. Oh, she and Colt  also have four dogs. Most of the time, you can find her hiding in my writing cave. If she's not there, she's probably hanging out with the family, reading, or watching hockey and football. One thing for sure... Nicole is always trying to have fun. 

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