~ A Novella ~
Cover Design: Jo Matthews
Expected Release Date: December 5, 2014
Ryan Lawson has almost everything he wants. A Capo to the Valenti Family Mafia, the world is at his fingertips and the ladies all drop their panties at his signature smirk. All but one, anyway, and she happens to be the only one he wants.
On the run from a horrible past, Trixie finds herself accepting a job as an exotic dancer in a club run by the mafia. Left without a choice, she begins to date the Boss’ son while lusting after someone else.
Everything changes when Ryan is offered a chance to win a weekend with the woman he desires. All he has to do is roll the dice. The rest is up to fate.
What will happen when their worlds collide? Will a mutual attraction turn into something more? Or will the dangers they face be enough to keep them apart for good?
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I love B.L. Wilde. I’ll read anything that has her name on it. The collaboration between these two authors is wonderful. I loved everything about this book, except for the fact it was too short. Honestly that was the only issue that I had with this book. Owned was stunning and sexy, and I want more.
While I’m still upset about the length of the novel, while being short – this novel packs some serious punches. The main characters are beautiful yet troubled. With this novel you don’t have to worry about overcoming obstacles, and feeling your heart get ripped out. I thoroughly enjoyed the nice escape that I got from reading this.
The characters of Siena and Ryan were flawed but seriously perfect for one another. Siena had people call her Trixie so that they wouldn’t get to know the real her. I can’t blame her, being an exotic dancer and all. While I loved the thought of Siena(Trixie) and Ryan together, unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. Or was it?! (PLEASE SAY YES!) The fact that she had Ryan call her by her real name, because she wanted to be herself with him… swoon.
The sexiness of this novel is off the charts. If only I could get my hands on a Ryan for myself… Yum. He’s that much of a distraction. That’s how you know a character is perfection! It’s only a character in a book, but he’s so perfect that you just can’t stop thinking about how you wish he were real. Again, the collaboration of B. and Jo is a marvelous read. I honestly can’t wait for the next installment of this to come out. I need it, bad. Definitely grab a copy of this, cause while it’s short and you can finish it quickly – it’s phenomenal. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quick intoxicatingly sexy read. I’d have to say that I’d give this a 17+ disclaimer… cause it get’s HOT!
Congratulations ladies, this book is FANTASTIC! I was definitely Owned by it. Yeah yeah, lame pun intended.
I took my place right by the pole, and even though the room was nearly pitch black, I could feel several people watching me. When the music started and the lights came on over the stage, I placed one hand on the pole and circled it, making eye contact with as many of the men in the front as I could. I made it all the way around and then bucked my hips into the cold metal, sliding up and down a few times before spinning around it again.
I had a few tricks in my arsenal, but I wanted to save those for a little later on in the song. Still gripping the pole, I walked halfway around so my back was to the crowd. There were loud catcalls and wolf whistles when I started shaking my hips to the beat of the music. They got even louder as I hooked my left leg around the pole and spun in quick circles until my ass was on the ground and the pole was between my legs. Using my hands as leverage, I planted my feet and lifted my hips, thrusting against the shiny object seductively.
Men from the tables in the back of the room rose from their seats and were closing in on the stage area. Figuring it was now or never, I got to my feet and shimmied around again. Facing away from the audience, I placed my hands high on the pole and jumped up, straddling it and squeezing my thighs together to hold me in place. Arching my back, I released my hands and used my stomach muscles to support me as I flashed some cleavage at the patrons. After a few seconds of holding the position and nearly falling out of my top, I straightened up and slid my way down the pole, shaking my ass and earning more whistles.
When I spun around, my eyes met with Ryan’s for a brief moment. I couldn’t help but smirk at him and toss my hair over my shoulder as I continued to dance. Was it possible that god-like creature wanted me? The mere thought of it turned me on more than anything ever had.
I made a full circle on the pole when I saw him waving a hundred dollar bill around, trying to get me to come over. Feeling overly confident and wanting to fuck with him a bit, I sauntered over and shimmied my hips just inches from his face. His eyes were locked on my covered pussy, and I could have sworn I saw him lick his lips. An image of him between my legs flashed through my mind, and I felt myself getting damp with arousal. Shaking my head slightly to clear it, I continued with my dance.
Every time Ryan reached up with the money, I backed away so he couldn’t touch me. He wasn’t supposed to touch me anyway. At least…I didn’t think he was. None of the customers were ever allowed to touch the dancers according to what I’d been told. Carlo had said that Ryan ran the club, though, so I wondered if that meant he was an exception and could do what he wanted. That thought both thrilled and terrified me.
Still, I shook my head with a smirk on my face and sunk down to my hands and knees. His eyes were focused on my tits, which were nearly bursting out of my bikini top as I began to make my way toward him, so without him even noticing, I pulled the money from his hand with my teeth.
“Thanks,” I winked as I rose to my feet and headed back to the pole to finish the song. I could feel his eyes boring into me until the lights went out and I collected my tips.
B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories and sexy men. Fully supported by her husband, she can often be found at her desk working on her next project, or looking at eye candy online for research purposes. She is a sucker for happy endings, but will always make her characters work for it.
If you enjoy romance, suspense and erotica, let your imagination run 'Wilde'.
Jo Matthews is an Arizona native, where she lives with her son. A stay-at-home mom since 2007, she only recently discovered her love and passion for the written word. When she’s not writing, she’s usually knee deep in editing—an aspect she thoroughly enjoys. As an editor, she has propelled quite a few authors into the published world, and with her skills, has landed several stories on Amazon’s Top Sellers lists.