Ruined (Decadence After Dark #3) by M. Never

Book Description:

Published: June 2015

Format: Audio/OverDrive

Kayne Roberts.
Kayne Rivers.
Kayne Stevens.

No matter his name, one fact remains the same. He’s the man who enslaved me, ensnared me, claimed me and ruined me… For all other men that is.

My life.
My love
My happiness.
All belong to him.
I belong to no one but him.

He owns me.
And I own him.

Review –

Ruined is the third book in the Decadence After Dark series and is a novella epilogue to Kayne and Ellie’s story. Ruined cannot be read as a standalone.
Ellie and Kayne have been through a lot – together and apart – since they first met. From the beginning of this series, when these two characters were first introduced in Owned, readers were brought into this captivatingly, dark world of BDSM, prostitution, and drug dealing. Only that world wasn’t as black and white as it seemed. The second book, Claimed, picked up a year after the ending events of Owned and Ellie was thrust back into Kayne’s world by her own choosing. Ruined is the follow-up epilogue to the previous books.
While short, the author  takes readers on an emotional journey that will tug you in so many different ways and have you experiencing a vast array of emotions just as the previous two books have done so. The way that Never wraps up Ellie and Kayne’s story is done in an utterly spectacular manner that leaves readers with a sense of peace when thinking of this couple,( I still don’t like her crawling away though) especially since those of us have read this series from the beginning know that these two characters have not had it easy.
This is such an utterly gripping and captivating series, Decadence After Dark is dark and not for the faint of heart, but it also is a bright spot. Ellie and Kayne’s “love” story is a unique one for sure, but it’s theirs. From the very beginning I have fallen in love with this couple and had high hopes for them. M Never did not disappoint!
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Claimed (Decadence After Dark #2) by M. Never

Book Description:

Published: March 8, 2015

Format: Audio/Audible

With one look he consumed me.
With one touch he marked me.
With one kiss he owned me.
With one whisper he claimed me.

“No matter where you go or who you’re with, you’ll always be mine.”

Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren’t always as they seem.

Kayne Rivers reluctantly let Ellie go, but just because she’s gone now, doesn’t mean she’ll be gone forever. She is his, and he won’t stop until he’s reclaimed her as his own.

***Content Warning***
Claimed is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Review –

Great ending to Kayne and Ellie’s HEA. A little suspense, a lot of romance, hot sex, and kinky hot sex. Plus we get to see more of Jett and his girl London. Beware there’s a four-some in this part as well as some F/F. Don’t really like that he makes her crawl around.

Ellie was so much stronger in this book and got out of her own head enough to just be herself and be honest about what she wanted. Kayne  was very dominating in an almost wicked way in Owned but in this book he was no longer wicked, just in love and his need was more devouring than dark. I loved that Jet and  London were a big part of this book too. Besides all the feels this book had a TON of sex! Like A TON!!!! It was hot, exciting and adventurous.

Muffy and  Sam are both incredible narrators and they seriously didn’t disappoint in this book. I could listen to them both all day every day! This is about 90% Muffy & 10% Sam which was okay with me since she does a great male voice too!

 

Owned ( Decadence After Dark #1) by M. Never

Book Description:

Published: September 29, 2014

Format: Audio/Audible

“I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.”

Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he first walked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo’s most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes – until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo’s infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn’t just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be. Underneath the professional exterior is a man with a secret life, dark desires, and nefarious contacts.

In a hidden corner of a trendy New York City lounge, the spark kindling between the two of them ignites. Unable to resist the sinful attraction, Ellie agrees to leave with Kayne, believing she is finally bedding the man of her dreams. Little does she know when she walks out the door, she’s about to be OWNED.

***Content Warning***

Owned is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Review –

I read the Kindle version of this book in 2015 and I found it on Audible in their Romance Package so I decided to read (listen) to it a second time.

 What I really liked about this book compared to a lot of BDSM focused books is that Ellie’s had a thing for Kayne for awhile. You usually see it where the heroine is a little more reluctant to get into a relationship with the enigmatic businessman, but I felt Ellie was a little more of the kind of person  who knows what she likes, even if she’s a little too afraid to go get it at first. There’s reasons, and they make sense, but I just liked that she liked him!

And Kayne… he’s got more than enough secrets for the both of them. He’s holding back in a way, too. While Ellie is keeping a safe distance from Kayne for business reasons, he’s keeping his secrets for his own personal reasons. The contrast was a really interesting mix that I enjoyed. There’s a lot of reasons for them to not be together, but I still wanted them to come together.

And, oh boy, when they threw caution to the wind and went for it, it was smoldering! The sex scenes are intense. I loved the Master/slave aspect, too. It’s not something you really see in a lot of books, at least not to this level. I liked that this kind of shed light on a different side to BDSM than the usual, and while some parts left me feeling a little worried, I enjoyed reading it a lot.

As long as you know what you’re getting into, this is a great book. It’s got those mysteries and forbidden attractions that I can’t seem to get enough of, the steaming hot sex scenes that I want in almost all of my books, and watching the story and relationship unfold between Ellie and Kayne was really exciting. They’re a cute couple, despite being more than a little kinky, ha,I loved them!

Listening to the book was sooo much hotter than reading it. The narrators, Muffy Newtown and San Crowley, do a fantastic job and make it blistering hot!!!!

Please heed the above warning because there could be many triggers in this book/series.

Ruined (Decadence After Dark #3) by M. Never

Book Description:

Published: June 6, 2015

Kayne Roberts.
Kayne Rivers.
Kayne Stevens.

No matter his name, one fact remains the same. He’s the man who enslaved me, ensnared me, claimed me and ruined me…For all other men that is.

My life.
My love
My happiness.
All belong to him.
I belong to no one but him.

He owns me.
And I own him.

Review –

This is the final book in the series and ties up things nicely.

Kanye and Ellie have settled into married life and he quit  the black-ops organization ad went to work for Hawaii SWAT. With the help of Ellie and Jett Kanye deal with the fact that his mother died at the age of 21 while trying to re-gain custody of him. He and Ellie have a son, AJ with a baby girl on the way and Jett and London have three children. Kink is still there but in the background.

Great series.

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Claimed (Decadence After Dark #2) by M. Never

Book Description:

Published: March 6, 2015

With one look he consumed me.
With one touch he marked me.
With one kiss he owned me.
With one whisper he claimed me.

“No matter where you go or who you’re with, you’ll always be mine.”

Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren’t always as they seem.
Kayne Rivers reluctantly let Ellie go, but just because she’s gone now, doesn’t mean she’ll be gone forever. She is his, and he won’t stop until he’s reclaimed her as his own.

Claimed is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised. 

Review –

This book takes up about a year after the end of the last one and we find Ellie in school and living in Hawaii and doing everything she always wanted to do plus she was seeing Michael, whom she met in one of the college classes. Still, Kanye is on her mind all the time and she can’t seem to get him out of her system.  The same goes for Kayne, except for the first three months all he did was get drunk and pick fights. If it hadn’t been for his friend, Jett, he might have ended up dead. He didn’t feel like he had anything to live for-Ellie was gone and as far as he knew, not ever coming back.

One day, Jett comes to visit Ellie and gives her an envelope from Kayne with plane tickets to Bora Bora. Kanye was reaching out to her with no expectations and Ellie decides to go. 

Once there and seeing each other for the first time was hard and awkward for both of them. Kanye  apologizes1500 times and tells Ellie that he loves her. Ellie loves him too but hasn’t said the words out loud to him but agrees to stay for the two weeks and see if they cn find a way back to each other.

Kanye is trying to be more “vanilla” in their sex  play so as not to scare Ellie away again but deep down Ellie wanted the old Kanye back and wants him to own her, in the bedroom at least.  So after several days and nights of wonderful sex she tells him and Kanye is relived to find she wants the kink back in her life. About this time, two drug lords come to Hawaii and the Endeavor data base is hacked, or so it seemed and Kanye, Ellie, Jett and London have to leave Bora Bora and fly back to Hawaii and stay safe in their fortress of a home. Ellie wants to end things with Michael face to face and leaves to meet him only to be kidnapped.  When she wakes up she finds herself with Michael, who in reality is the some of ElRey, one of the drugs killed in the previous black-ops operation and he wants Kanye to pay. He rapes Ellie and she gets away through a window and once Kanye and his men find her she is running but gets him with a bullet and is badly hurt. Kanye kills Michael and get Ellie to the hospital where she almost dies and is in a coma for three days, 

Once she’s able to leave the hospital she tells Kanye she loves him and he proposes and the epilogue is a year later and they get married. 

I loved the book and now will read the next one right away.

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Owned (Decadence After Dark #1) by M. Never

Book Description:

Published: September 29, 2014

“I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.”

Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he first walked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo’s most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes – until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo’s infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn’t just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be. Underneath the professional exterior is a man with a secret life, dark desires, and nefarious contacts.

In a hidden corner of a trendy New York City lounge, the spark kindling between the two of them ignites. Unable to resist the sinful attraction, Ellie agrees to leave with Kayne, believing she is finally bedding the man of her dreams. Little does she know when she walks out the door, she’s about to be Owned.

***Content Warning***
Owned is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Review –

I have to get over feeling guilty about reading erotic romances/dark erotica, but I’m not there yet.

This book was fantastic and the author could have left out half the sex scenes and it sill would have been fantastic but not near the PLEASURE to read.

Ellie has known of Kayne for a year or so because of her job but has never, to her knowledge, attracted his attention. Little does she know that he noticed her from their first meeting and he wanted her, Finally she asks him if he’s going to a party being thrown by her boss and he says he’ll go if she is going to be there. Kanye notices a business associate coming toward him so send Ellie off to fetch drinks. Javier, a drug and slave trafficker says he like to take Ellie for his own, so Kanye jumps in and tells him that she already belongs to him. Now he has no choice but to kidnap her and make her submit and be his slave/pet. He drugs her and takes her to his huge palatial whore house.

There she will remain to be brought to the point of breaking being humiliated,left chained to a bed,in total seclusion,naked, and made to have sex whenever Kanye wished, He hates what he’s doing to her but at the same time loving it. He loves to punish her with spankings using paddles, crops and straps. He loves to make her cry. He’s a real bastard. He collars her and tells her she is his KITTEN, a pet and at times she is made to crawl on all fours.  She is stubborn and refused to submit and she is beaten many times. Kanye tells him best friend, Jett, who also works with him , that he’s doing it for his own good. While all the training is taking place Kanye falls in love with Ellie and Ellie finds herself falling in love with Kanye.

After a month, she is pretty well beat down and does everything he says and the sinister Javier is bringing the BIG BOSS  in from outside  of the country for a meeting about drugs Kanye knows that after the party being held in honor of the drug lord, everything will change.

Javier kills his own drug lord and takes Ellie, who he has been lusting for since he first saw her, and shots Kanye in the shoulder. Then all hell breaks loose and men in black bust in and start shooting..

When all is said and done we learn Kanye is a covert agent and has been working undercover for the last six years to bring down the drug lords and the slave traffickers. Ellie finds out about this from Kanye and once her collar has been removed with a bolt cutter she leaves and says she never wants to see him  again.  End

I loved this book and I’m anxious to the next installment in this series to see how they get back together, because I know they will.

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