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review 2018-11-02 07:44
Owned By Fate - Sean Michael

This is book #5 in the Dragon Soul series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and to better understand this great series, I recommend reading this in order.


Mike knows he should be with his mate.  Being sent away has made him bitter and resentful.  If only he could forget.  If only he could go back in time and talk him into taking a chance.


Corryn knows in his heart who he should be with.  He has always known.  Now, with his mate avoiding him - his heart is one big ache.  Magic has helped him survive this long - maybe it will keep him warm while he waits....


Destiny plays a major part in this whole amazing series.  However, in this case it could literally cause a problem for these two characters.  I found this story to be both compelling and profound.  Quite frankly, this author's best work yet.  I was moved, and eagerly turning each page.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publishers.

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review 2014-11-03 21:31
Owned By Fate (a Serve novel) (Entangled Brazen) - Tessa Bailey

Overall, OBF is a well-written sexy ride, but not my fave by Ms. Bailey. That said, I do look forward to the next book in the Serve series with Caroline’s BFF, Eliza, and big brother, Oliver. Read more

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review 2014-10-09 00:00
Owned By Fate (a Serve novel) (Entangled Brazen)
Owned By Fate (a Serve novel) (Entangled Brazen) - Tessa Bailey 4.5*
Caroline was an ass, but overall I loved the book. I'll def read the next book
Buddy read with Sarah
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review 2014-09-15 00:00
Owned By Fate (a Serve novel) (Entangled Brazen)
Owned By Fate (a Serve novel) (Entangled Brazen) - Tessa Bailey  


It's kind of scary to me that Ms. Bailey improves with each book she publishes.  Somehow, some way, something always evolves with her writing.  To be honest, I'm not a huge BDSM fan but I know that if Ms. Bailey wrote it, I won't not hate it.  ;)  I think that's one of the marks of a truly talented writer, they can take a subject you may not be bouncing off the walls about and push you out of your own zone and enjoy the book.

This one is full of intensity as (many? all?) of Ms. Bailey's books are, but Jonah possesses an edge that I found to be slightly different than the others.  That's something I truly appreciate, Bailey's characters do not run together for me.


"Why don't we start with your name?"

He dragged his tongue across his teeth.

"The one I was given at birth or the one I'd prefer you to call me?"

Carolina swallowed hard, already regretting her answer. "Both."

"Jonah." He pressed his hips forward.



Um yeah.  Hot flashes galore with this one.  On the other hand, Ms. Bailey explores Caroline's viewpoint so well.  Caroline could not understand the lure of this kind of club, much less the lifestyle.  Little did she know that Jonah was exactly what she needed in more ways than one.  Caroline admits to herself that "she expected to be disgusted" and yet she was far from it.  These feelings are quite a source of confusion for her and a source of contention between her and Jonah because he recognizes that she may (or not) be more trouble than she is worth.

But what fun would it be if Jonah walked away from that kind of challenge?  None.  Zip. Nada.  Jonah possesses the requisite "Bailey Badass" intensity and a vulnerability that I will not the reveal the details of.  But I will tell you that it adds another layer of  depth to this story.  Jonah is a dominating sexual ninja AND a tender lover/partner and it's freaking fantastic.

At one point there was shift in the plot, a moment where a decision is made by Caroline (again, not going to divulge) and I swear, I just sat there and thought "Tessa Bailey, you just moved up another notch as a writer." When I finished I felt like  this book represented a shift in Ms. Bailey's writing evolution.  Personally, I think she needs a bigger field to run around in (like a horse needs a large field...like a really pretty, funny and smart horse).  I'm talking larger word count, longer books...more room to run. Either way, I'll keep reading.

Just sayin'.

GUESS WHAT?  In October Ms. Bailey is releasing another book in the SERVE series, Exposed by Fate on 10/27.  The book features Caroline's brother (Oliver) and her BFF, Eliza.  Good things to come, I suspect.



Purchase: Amazon // B & N // iTunes

Preorder Exposed by Fate: Amazon


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