· Office Intrigue Book 8 · Nicole Edwards Limited
18 reviews

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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.

Owned is the final book in the Office Intrigue series and it contains two storylines. This book can be read as a standalone.

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18 reviews
Teresa Spiers
February 23, 2021
This has to be the most intense book Nicole Edwards has ever written. At times it took me out of my comfort zone but it's so well written and felt like so much research had gone into it to get the subject matter right I found myself truly engrossed. Although this book is BDSM it's a very specific type and I'm not sure what it's classed as but it's definitely not something I'd read about before. It's incredibly enlightening and although not something I'd usually read I found it fascinating. It's hardcore though so definitely not for the faint hearted, the physical actions not so much just the lifestyle. I think you’re be hard pressed to find someone as delicious as Talon. He's got all the traits of an alpha male but as the story goes on you really get to see a softer side to him, mainly where Braelyn is concerned though. There's an element of detachment to him that she seems to soften. Braelyn has had a tough life and has been sheltered and cared for by her brother Ransom. He's done his absolute best to protect her but it's absolutely the right time for her to be able to spread her wings. She needs to be able to understand and indulge in her own desires and up until this point in her life it just hasn't been possible. The chemistry is intense between these two and it gets stronger and stronger as the story unfolds. It's a very unique dynamic. Braelyn has quite the learning curve ahead of her and so does Talon but for very different reasons. They seem to really get each other and the closer they become the more settled and complete they feel. Ransoms story also unfolds throughout the book and is a nice distraction from the main story. Sometimes I find it annoying when the side characters have too much page time but this story is as much his as Braelyns. His dynamic is just as interesting and I loved Jasper. It's a great final book for the series and I highly recommend it.
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Marcia Miller-Rogers
March 1, 2021
4.5 Stars!! Wow!! What a conclusion to the Office Intrigue series. I have to admit that this series has not been my most favorite of Nicole Edwards, but oh, my oh, my, did she end this series absolutely perfectly. Owned was an absolute joyride of a roller coaster filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, and lots of intrigue, and yes, a whole lot of steaminess as only Nicole Edwards can write. You will not be able to put this one down once you begin it. Owned tells the story of Ransom and Braelyn, a brother and sister, and their journey to their happily ever after, which after the life they have lived running from their mafia parents, they most certainly deserve. Ransom has protected his younger sister Braelyn from their parents since they were young, but now they present a new threat and these two are going to need much more help than just the two of them. From the beginning of Owned we realize that Talon and Braelyn are meant to be together. The way he protects her from the very opening pages of the book until the last page, is just magical, and she allows him to protect her, but do not confuse Braelyn for a weak woman. She is strong and independent. These two were meant to be together. They bring out the best in each other. And we also get Ransom's story, whose story we have been waiting for since the very beginning of the series! Ransom and Jasper are finally given their chance at real happiness once again, but, of course, there is much for the two of them to work through to in order to get there. It was great getting to see Ransom be vulnerable and to be able to heal from the broken heart Jasper left him with. And Jasper's willingness to allow Ransom to be able to heal. These two were just so in love and were absolutely perfect for each other. If you are looking for a hot steamy romance, but one that requires an open mind, then Owned is the book for you. I absolutely loved it, and I esp. loved being able to reconnect with the entire Office Intrigue group. Bravo, Nicole Edwards, on ending this series with a bang.
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Jackie Wright
February 19, 2021
4.5 Stars for Owned ( Office Intrigue Book 8) Owned is the final book in the Office Intrigue Series and Talon, Braelyn and Ransom’s story is the perfect finale to this series. As always this author does a great job when she takes us to her steamy, intensely hot world of BDSM but in this story there is also some mystery and suspense which will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat throughout this read. Random and Braelyn Bishop need help getting away from the bad guys pursuing them and it’s Talon they turn to for help and when he agrees things really start to heat up in more ways than one..... If you are looking for a seriously steamy read with the perfect mix of love, mystery and suspense look no further than Owned . Ms Edwards knows how to give us books that leave us swooning and fanning ourself and this is the perfect story to bring this series to an end on. This story intrigued me and as I have come to expect from this author we got strong minded characters with a hot tale to tell.
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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in the suburbs of Austin, Texas with her husband and their youngest of three children. The two older ones have flown the coup, while the youngest is in high school. When Nicole is not writing about sexy alpha males and sassy, independent women, she can often be found with a book in hand or attempting to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on social media and interacting with her readers - even when she's supposed to be writing.

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