Hers to Own
He’ll teach her to love her body…one spanking at a time.
Brienna Morgan has worked hard to look good. Ten years ago she stuck to the shadows, watching the popular kids, wishing she could be one of them. But when they weren’t calling her cruel names, nobody noticed the smart overweight girl with the glasses.
So when she braves her high school reunion and runs into Kade McBride, the boy she loved from afar, the last thing she wants is for him to remember her. It’s bad enough she still sees that girl every time she looks in the mirror. But Kade does remember—and he makes it impossible for Brie to refuse to go out with him. She’s not convinced it’s a good idea, but she can’t pass up the opportunity to be part of the in crowd.
Kade had no desire to go to his high school reunion. As far as he’s concerned, he’d rather forget those days. Especially the day he screwed up and left his best friend to pay the ultimate price. But when he sees the gorgeous woman enter the gym, he’s immediately drawn to her. Regardless of her claims that she’s not the girl he thinks he remembers, Kade realizes maybe he’s been given a second chance to right at least one wrong from his past. And he’s determined not to throw this opportunity away, even if he has to tie Brienna to a spanking bench to prove his point.
Praise for Hers to Own
"This book was absolutely amazing. High school reunions suck most of the time and Brienna was dreading hers until she came face to face with her sexual fantasy in the flesh, Kade. The book opens up with a very sexy scene and takes off from there. You can tell right away that Bri and Kade have chemistry and Kade has no problem letting it be known.
I thought it was cute if a little aggressive the way he went after her. She stuck to her guns though and didn't let him do anything she wasn't ok with. Finding out his brothers own a club called The Vault was very intriguing and she got a crash course of what it was really about when Kade took her on a tour. It really opened her eyes, which I think is great.
I really enjoyed reading this book, it was fun and had some thrill. It's not your typical romance story which is why I think it works. It not only deals with BDSM but body image and what you can do to get over a bad body image and tell yourself not only are you beautiful but believe it as well. I recommend this book with immense pleasure." 4.5 Stars
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"I really liked Brienna and Kade. Kade was sweet and kind, and he was alpha without being a controlling jerk. He was able to take control when it was wanted, but he was always such a great guy that seemed to genuinely care for Brienna. He wanted to give her pleasure and have her see herself for what she really was rather than what the cruel kids had once convinced her was there. I loved that he never gave up on her, and it was easy to see that he was falling for her. He had vowed to never let someone in beyond his family for the long haul, and yet he couldn't fight the connection with Brienna. Brienna was easy to like and relate to. She had issues with her body, and had been picked on from a young age. I think her issues are something that most women will experience at some point in their life, and it is easy to think that because we aren't perfect that we are somehow flawed. But what I loved about this book is that Brienna learned to accept herself as she was, and she even started to love parts of herself that she hadn't before. Kade helped her to see that she was beautiful as is, and that is such a powerful message that all women need to hear.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I liked the characters a lot. Kade and Brie were great together and I thought that their connection and chemistry was so strong. It was great to see a heroine that wasn't a stick thin perfect looking girl, and to see her learn to embrace her body and looks. It was really a journey for her and I liked watching her grow. I will admit that it did take awhile to happen though, and at times her insecurities did get a little old. But I really did like this book and would definitely recommend it. Beyond the great message here though, this book was extremely hot and I loved the sex scenes. This book does have some BDSM aspects, though they are not very intense or dark as far as BDSM goes. But readers should beware of that content before making the decision to read. I am really looking forward to reading more from Anne Lange in the future, and I would love to get to know Kade's brothers Kyle and Gabe better!"
Read full review from Ramblings From This Chick
"The connection between Kade and Brienna is intense. Kade pushes Brienna to accept her past and move forward. Also shows how close they really were all these years when Brienna’s best friend works at the kink club Kade owns. The sex scenes were scorching.
I found this book well written with a fascinating plot. The main characters and the secondary characters were interesting. This book does a great job of keeping the reader on the edge of your seat as each twist and turn unravel. I had a hard time putting this book down. Overall, this was a very magnificent book and I hope to see these characters again in the future."
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"This story has some twists and turns, but my favorite aspect is Brie learning to love her body. Kade insists she see in the mirror what he does and that can be a difficult thing. Weight issues are a core thing that can haunt a person’s self-image for years and the terror that she will go back to what she was before is enough to rock Brie’s world, even threatening the budding romance between Kade and herself. When he takes her to his family’s business- The Vault, she is awakened to a whole new reality. When Kade and Brie are threatened by someone who wants to exert her own brand of control all bets are off.
And I stop there lest I give away too much of the plot. This book is very hot, but I was thrown a little off by the opening scene. It didn’t end up detracting from the rest of the book, but I like to get to know a character before I’m walking through one of her orgasms. The book is an awakening for Brie and a personal growth for Kade who has never considered a woman for a long term relationship-until now.
You can find many secrets buried in The Vault series-and I can’t wait to explore the next one."
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"The book starts off with panty melting heat. What a way to kick off a book and get a reader hooked right off! Secrets and drama abound along with scorching hot scenes. Kimberly the girl you love to loath makes an appearance at Brienna and Kade's High School reunion. I went to school with a few girls like her so when she hit the scene I was ready to burn her at the stake!! Made reading the book even more enjoyable, because I wanted her to get hers! Kade is on a mission to help Brienna see herself as the gorgeous woman she is, but some secrets, lies and crazy people make it hard.
This book was great. The character development and the scenes were just right. It was easy to relate to Brienna because for most of us lets face it High School was hard!! Especially when you weren't one of the popular kids, but the ones being teased. The relationship between these two was really nice to read and I hope to read more on them in further books.. hopefully Jamie (grin). The Vault was an exciting trip for Brienna but was also very hot and interesting place for me to read about. This book can also be read as a stand alone so you wont be missing out on anything if you hadn't read the first one like me, but I will be going back for it now!"
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Warning: Contains Explicit Sexual Content. For Mature Readers
“My God, you are so fucking sexy.”
Brie sighed and tipped her head back on the pillow, trying to see his facial features in the shadows. “You like?” She pitched her voice low, hoping to come across sultry, like the vixen she’d always wanted to be, then held her breath waiting for his response, anxious for his appraisal.
The man lowered his large body over hers, caging her between his arms. His muscular calves brushed along the outside of hers. He held most of his weight above her, but she reveled in the heat coming off him. With a slight bend of his arms, he leaned down close to her ear and growled, sending a shiver of desire rolling through her.
He nipped her earlobe. “Oh, yeah, baby. I like. A lot.”
He stroked his tongue along the outer rim of her ear, dipped in and swirled around. Even though she couldn’t see him well in the dark, she knew him. Knew all about him. Wanted every inch of him.
His warm breath fluttered over her face. She let her eyes drift closed as she rolled her head to the right, pressing her chin into the pillowcase, giving him better access.
He trailed that wet tongue of his down to the spot on her neck, right smack in the middle between her ear and the slope of her shoulder, the one spot that after all these nights he knew drove her crazy. His mouth opened, heat scorched her skin, and his lips latched on. He stilled and she held her breath in anticipation. He sucked and she arched into the exquisite sensation, while fighting the instinctive urge to pull away before it became too much.
His weight dropped down, pinning her hips in place. She’d waited for this, wanted it forever.
“I’m going to eat you up, baby,” he whispered roughly. “This tiny scrap of lace you’re wearing is gorgeous and highlights your sweet nipples and luscious breasts, never mind your hot-as-hell pussy. But I’m going to strip it away faster than you can blink and lick every sweet spot on your body. I’m going to tie you in knots, fuck you hard and fast until it’s only me your body craves. No other man, Brienna. This is all mine. You are all mine.”
“Yes.” She gasped as he returned to his mark on her neck and increased the pressure. “Yours. All yours.”
She whimpered when he drew away to place kisses down in the valley between her breasts, his face buried between the generous mounds, near, yet so far from her rigid nipples.
Then he paid those nipples homage. He teased each one, moving between them, tempting them. Leaving them wanting, begging for attention. Like two little soldiers they stood straight and tall, poking through the lace she’d spent a small fortune on, eager for his praise. Some things were worth the sacrifice.
He made them wait. Instead he lavished an assault down the inside of her left arm, stopping at the crease of her elbow to lick and suck, leaving tiny love bites, marks she’d happily wear.
He continued his journey until he reached her hand. While she watched, he sucked each finger, one by one, deep into the warmth of his mouth. His tongue swirled around the digit, lapping at the web of skin between each and then leaving the gentlest of kisses on the very tip of each before he moved on to the next. Even though his face remained in the shadows, she sensed his eyes focused on her the entire time.
He treated her other hand with the same dedication and then started down her legs.
“Stay still, Brienna.” He chuckled, a low, dangerous but oh-so-sexy rumble. “Or I’ll have to start all over.”