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Claimed by Him

(The Billionaire's Club #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,694 ratings  ·  129 reviews
Graves Buchanan has had to climb farther and higher than any of his friends, singlehandedly becoming a billionaire in less than two decades, even with a rotten poor childhood in the streets. He likes sex the way he learned it; animal, raw and without any strings attached. But even as messed up as he is, he cares deeply for his best friend’s baby sister, Chloe Lexington. Bu ...more
ebook, 109 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had such a good time reading this one!!!
That's my Graves!!!

I wasn't expecting for it to be so good!!!
What a nice surprise this series of book is!!
I'm really happy i read it.. And planning on finishing the series.. ASAP!

HOT HOT HOT! And girlie!!
It's one of those romantic with a twist books.. Enough twist to satisfy my inner freak but romantic all the way.. Enough stress and drama to make my heart beatting faster but not too much so that my heart bleeds..

Although a short novel it didn't felt rus
Sammy ⭐️
Jun 03, 2013 rated it liked it
This was the first in the billionaire series where we meet Graves and Chloe.

Graves was brought up in foster care until he was 14 then fended for himself on the streets as a result of this he doesn't do relationships and can't stand to be touched or kissed.

Chloe is a rich spoilt princess who's been in love with Graves since she was 15 but can't seem to get his attention till the night of her 25 birthday when they eventually spend the night together.

Their both drawn to each other but with Chloe be
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
3.5 stars

The first in this billionaire series...Graves is a super rich, OCD ridden, electronic nerd who was dragged up in foster care until he decided to jump ship & take care of himself on the street at 14. He met the uber-rich Lexington's through their son Daniel, and fed of their "normality". Over the years, he built up a very successful high end technology empire, but had never had more than impersonal relationships with one night stands. Chloe Lexington had admired Graves from afar, and
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a short story about Chloe who has the hots for her brothers best friend Graves. She has been coming onto him for a year and at first she thought he seemed interested but lately he won't even look at her. What she doesn't realise is that Graves is in love with her but due to his upbringing and how he likes to have sex, he doesn't think he's the right man for her.

As Chloe's 25th birthday is approaching and she is still a virgin she comes on strong to Graves asking him to take her virginity
Sep 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Short, cute, steamy... Nothing to think about.. a little silly at times but nice "in between" book.
Jun 13, 2013 rated it liked it
This book had the potential to be a 5*. It had all the themes I look for in a romance novel - fell in love with brother's best friend, loved him for years, possessive alpha male( I could go on....)

Why it fell short for me was because there just was no romance, no chase, no build up between Graves and Chloe.

It started off great and I had huge expectations after Graves put on the chase and Chloe pushed Graves to act but after that there was nothing but plain old sex which was over the top and a b
Linda Sims
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Chloe Lexington has been in love with her brothers best friend since she was fifteen. But Graves Buchanan is a closed off man. Unlike Chloe his childhood was not the best, he's learnt to rely on himself. His association with women is emotionless, he doesn't do relationships. But Chloe's 25th birthday is coming up and she knows exactly what she wants for her birthday.

First read for me by this author, and oh boy what a surprise. This is a quick read but you are not short change
Jun 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Graves is rich and due to a rough upbringing keeps his distance from anything involving intimacy. But when his best friend's little sister Chloe finally admits that she wants him - he might not be able to deny himself what he's wanted for years.

This was a short read that left me a little cold at the start. I really couldn't connect with either of them until about the last few pages where I felt a little more invested. However, the stories of the side characters that will be featured in the next
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
This was a short, steamy, perfect in between book. Some parts were slighty cheesy and the ending left me wanting just a little more, but overall it was a good read. I will say I'm excited to read Luke's story next.
Tara  TUG
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it
What a great quick read. 3.5 for me as it had all the great things that we love.Great characters and a hot male.
Sep 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm
3 1/2 stars. Bit sappy.
Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
This was a quick, well written, and very steamy story. From the very first pages I was swept up into what I was reading, I blushed something fierce reading what was in the story, and I genuinely liked the characters and the story itself. It was easy to sink right into, and it kept me beyond hooked into everything that I was reading. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the stories in the series, and I'm already greatly anticipating what those will bring! If you are looking for a quick, wel ...more
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow this was a great book and I'm anxiously waiting for the next in the series, This is book one in The Billionaire's Club series based on a group of friends. This first book is about Graves. With each guy getting his own book. And I looked and I'm happy to say each month a new book will be out. As of now the series will have a total of five books.

Though he is now a billionaire and a genius Graves grew up in a different world, in foster care and then homeless Graves has made a life for himself
A Woods
5 I need to catch my breath again STARS

WOW. This story was just so. damn. sensual that it had me squirming on my bed. It was a complete hit on its own.

The male lead, Graves Buchanan, was a self-made billionaire who was just a man of his own. Easily, one of the sexiest book leads out there.

Chloe Lexington, baby sister of Graves friend, has always wanted him and now that she is almost twenty-five, she refuses to take no for an answer. Graves also secretly cared for her deeply but does not th
Daisy Sloan

I’m having a love-hate relationship with this book. I love the billionaire aspect of it! They have things and can do things that others can’t do. Makes it awesome. So, what did I hate? They have things and can do things others can’t do! I know! It’s a conundrum!

The Billionaire’s Club is a group of story about a group of men that are all billionaires. They’re stories are all different, but they’re all friends and they’re all filthy rich! I want one.

Claimed by Him is the story of Graves Buchanan
May 31, 2013 rated it liked it
3 stars

first book from The Billionaire’s Club: The wealthiest, most powerful men, not only in Chicago, but in the world. They are used to having whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Graves Buchanan, an orphan from a young age. Moved from foster home to foster home,eventually becoming a runaway. He was from a bad place, barely able to be touched by anyone or show any emotion. He was a man who looked to the future instead of the past. He was smart and hell bent on making something of himself.
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, adult, romance
A very well written and made it short story. Its not that elaborated, but that's why I love it. The characters are deep, but very easy to understand and define. Just some perfect pages put it together and making such a good short story!

From what I can see of this series, is that every book spins around different characters. The first book is for Graves Buchanan and Chloe Lexington. Making the short story more short, all the characters are billionaires —that's why the name of the series—, Graves
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Would have preferred a full novel (personally I'm not a fan of novellas but this story is one in a series). Short story (1,300 kindle pages), one night in the life of the H (billionaire alpha) and h (about to turn 25 year old virgin sister of H's best friend) who know.
Same ole same ole right. Well, not so much - and enough of a different type of much to be better than the rest of these types of quickies. The H has issues (doesn't like to be touched), the h has been turning up the '
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Two lovers find their passion together. Loved this story!! Not too mention the other sexy men! Can't wait for their stories.

It was so nice to read a story where the man cared so much for the woman. It was sweet and even funny at times. Also loved all the high tech that was included.
Sep 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sexy, romance
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May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All my smutty book loving peeps!!!
Claimed by Him by Red Garnier is first in the Billionaire's club series and is novella sized. It is a fun, fast read.

One page in and I had to tell myself this was more of a fairy tale than fcat based fiction. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around anyone having that much $money$, but once the fairytale part sunk in - I was good to go.
Graves is hot and tall and rich and slightly damaged - perfect for our heroine, Chloe Lexington, to fix just in time for the HEA!

I picked this book up because
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantica
Well. That was quite... charged.


-It's very 50 Shades. For all of those who liked those books (and, hey, I'm among your numbers), you're going to like this one. Graves is gripped by that desperate, destructive obsession with Chloe. And when you write that kind of "love/lust," you gotta be careful it doesn't verge into uncomfortable/scary territory. There were points that I was like, "Wow, take a breather, man." But the way he emphasized how much he loved Chloe, and how long he had, vers
I am not usually a big fan of short reads but sometimes they are just nice because you want something that is good short sweet and hot. This fit all the criteria. I have been reading books that have all been over 200 pages so when I opened up this one and saw it was 111 pages I was kind of excited. It didn't take me long to get into the story. The only thing with shorter stories is we don't get a lot of the back story on the characters and I have to say with this one it didn't bother me too much ...more
Raven Kelly
Sep 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Book Review Of “Claimed By Him” By Red Garnier

Chloe Lexington has always wanted her brothers best friend, Graves Buchanan since the age of Fifteen. Chloe always dresses sexy and flirts with Graves to try and win his attention, but he never seems to take the bait. If only Chloe knew how bad Graves Buchanan wants the blonde hottie that is Chloe Lexington.

Chloe wants to lose her virginity to the one man that she only has eyes for, but trying to convince Graves that he is the man she wants is no eas
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: novellas, ebooks, smexy
1. Characters
Probably needed more development. Graves gets developed more in the sense we get to know him through his rough exterior down to his sweet heart, but also his tragic past. Chloe was a kind girl, but I never really got to know who she was.

2. Romance
There wasn’t much built up or tension. It was just Chloe going after Graves and then one night of (very steamy hot) sex. I think more establishment of feelings needed to be created. I wasn’t entirely convinced these two were madly in love b
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Jul 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Graves is a true self made man with his robotics empire. He has good friends, wealth and he's in love . With his best friend's little sister. He keeps his distance because he knows he's all screwed up. His childhood scars rule his sexual liaisons. He doesn't like to be kissed or touched really. He's totally closed off. But Chloe touches him soul deep.

Chloe is a few years younger in age than Graves and many years younger in experience. You see, for her, it's always been Graves. She has loved him
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Graves has fallen in love with Chloe a long time ago. But he is fighting his feelings for her because she is his best friend's little sister and thinks he is not good enough for her. Chloe is also in love with him but thinks he doesn't like her because he barely acknowledges her. As he realizes she is not waiting around any longer and looks for another man he finally goes after her. He is definitely the brooding type and still hasn't come to terms with his rough upbringing. So, let's sa
Heather in FL
Somewhere between 3-1/2 and 4. I'm getting a little over angry alphas. I'm just not sure why they have to be angry sometimes. In this case, the dude thinks the girl he wants is off limits because she is his best friend's little sister. And he's angry because she's shown up at his apartment when he expected someone used to his sexual tastes to sort of work off his want of the girl. And she has to push him to admit the attraction. He grew up in less than ideal circumstances and made a great succes ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a great, quick read. I have always loved Ms. Garnier's male characters. I love a book you can't put down from beginning to end. Ms. Garnier really has her goal, motivation, and conflict nailed in this book. When you read the first sentence you are hooked. The first sentence goes like this. "Graves Buchanan's balls were on the poker table, and if he lost this hand it was going to hurt like hell..." It only got hotter from there. I'm sure this is just the beginning of a great se ...more
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Red Garnier is an erotic romance author whose first book released from Ellora's Cave Publishing in May 2007 to receive a Fallen Angel Recommended Read.

She writes fun and sexy erotic contemporaries as well as paranormals, which can range from dark and emotionally intense, to witty and fun and sweet as cherries! Whatever she's writing at the time, Red loves to sit down with her characters and let th

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“Thats' Right, Chlo. I want you so Much you make me shake in my f...... pants. I'm obsessed with you with where you are and what to do and who the f... you're with T want to bury myself inside you so deep I won't ever want to pull out.” 2 likes
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