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Owned

(The Billionaire Banker #1)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  6,433 ratings  ·  445 reviews
He is seized by an unthinking, irresistible call to hunt... To Possess. To own her.
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When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma. The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have. For young and Innocent Lana, the unthinkable is her only choice. When she walks through the door of that exclu
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Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 276 pages
Published October 13th 2014 by Georgia Le Carre
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! The Billionaire Banker, book 1 of 5. Aloof Billionaire Blake Barrington gets more than he negotiated for with new mistress Lana!

“Do you want it flowery or straight.’
She bites her lip. ‘ Straight.’
‘I wanted to fuck you senseless from the moment our eyes met.’
‘And the flowery version?’
‘Now I think about it, there is no flowery version. It is what it is.”

Books in series should be read in order:
Book 1: The Billionaire Banker - Blake & Lana
Book 2: Forty 2 Days - Blake & L
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4.5 Completely Captivating Stars

My world is ugly and corrupt.   It only looks good from the outside. When our time is over, I must return you the way I found you, pure and innocent. Let me hide a little while longer in your world.

WOW
I am completely blown away, utterly captivated, and totally sucked in by this story.
Now be honest, you probably took a look at that cover, blurb, and title and thought to yourself that this is yet another mostly unoriginal take on the extremely overdone plot line,
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Mo
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I was thinking about this book last night and I think my original review might have been a bit unfair... this is a debut author and I know debut authors have a tough time out there.... so went through bits and pieces again. Yes, I might have been nitpicking a bit but much of the writing was fairly ok. I am upping my rating! I will definitely go into the next book with an open mind.


I saw the reviews and some of them were good. But I was reading a different book to every one else…. Yes I did read
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♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
3.5 Blake Barringotn Stars




"There is no flowery version."

I was drawn like a magnet to this book, it lured me in...Why???
Well, it's about a rich, suited, powerful man and, most alluring to me, an agreement.... I was sold... I wanted to read... I love this kind of story!!! It has the power to press all my buttons!

“Just don’t fall for him." I was screaming inside, yes please!!! Fall for him!!!

Lana Bloom lives on the council estate... She's working class, poor, and desperately needs money to he
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
-4.5 Riveting Stars!

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Lana needs cash pronto. Her mother is dying from end-stage cancer and she needs funds to send her to the United States for cutting edge treatment. She lives with her mother in a very poor neighborhood in England and all she has to offer is her body..
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When Blake sets his eyes on a stunningly beautiful young woman in an upscale cafe dressed in shabby cheap clothing, she stands out. Not only in her poor choice of clothing but in her stunning beauty. He overhears her negotiatin
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Deborah
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it


This book was recommended by a friend and after quickly skimming the synopsis I started reading, I didn't realise it wasn't a stand-a-lone but that's my fault all the information was there I was just too eager to get started that I never checked.
Since there's so many reviews I'll keep mine short and just say I loved it, while there may be nothing new here, to the extend where it was easy to predict what was coming next it didn't in anyway spoil my enjoyment at all I loved it and can't wait to st
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Roksana
WARNING SOME TRIGGER OF MINE and potentially for my fellow "safety gang"

Hmmm...Let me think about this book?

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Was is great?

Its hard to determine...With the state of mind this book has left me...I am finding it very difficult to decide what "category" best suit this book...Let me commence with the notion that this is a "safe" book, there is no cheating in it/no sex with OW/OM, however there were two incidents that could be categorized "as my triggers" and will get to that part later on...
So, back
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ღFloღ the coffee addict
3.75 this should be good STARS

OMG...all that drama ahead of us...so excited!



What a fun read! Can't wait to see what happens next. I'll review the series when I'm done. ;D
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4--I Want to Boink the Billionaire Banker--Stars!!

This one had mixed reviews amongst my GRs peeps. But since I joined a BR (with some badass chicks, I might add) for book 2 Forty 2 Days there was no turning back.

I was worried for nothing. I quite enjoyed this one.

Was it similiar to Fifty Shades of Gray? I suppose. I mean, yes Blake was a billionaire. Yes, Lana was a virgin. Yes, there was a contract involved. But for me that was where most of the similarities ended.

The writing. I don't even k
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Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
What a great debut! Don't be fooled by the cover or the title...there is so much more to this book than the simplicity you're initially presented with.
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3.5- 4 Sizzling Stars

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This is a story of a mature 19 yr old virgin from the wrong side of the London tracks who has to pimp herself out for money to help her mother. She needs lots of money and this is her only resort. She starts out with a slimeball but is "rescued" by a man who is instantly taken by her and must have her at any price. $100,000 pounds is the price for 3 months of sex if she is willing to sign the - Consensual Sexual Acts and Confidentiality Agreement.

Blake Barrington is a 29 y
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Jen
This is book #1 out 5 books in the "Billionaire Banker" series. I quite liked it, and am dying for more now! I found by 7% into this story I was hooked, and confident that I was going to enjoy this read. I love when that happens, and lately it is getting harder to find the reads that hook you in immediately! This is my first book by Georgia Le Carre, and it will not be my last. In fact, I am jumping right into the second book as soon as I'm done my little review..LOL The ending in "Owned" has me ...more
Shannon The Show Stopper
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

This story has a very Pretty Womanesque feel to it. Being it's one of my all time favorite movies, it was a real plus for the book.

So they make a deal for three months together which has me totally thinking:



First things first, He sends her shopping for new clothes:



She's unsure of which silverware to use at dinner:



The have some really hot sex:



Then like all good love stories things derail and we're left hanging at the end of this one.



Have no fear! The next book is available Forty 2 Days (The Billionaire Banker, #2) by Georgia Le Carre
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Right from the start you were a thief.


You stole my heart.


And I your willing victim.





I have a huge weakness for
Billionaire/CEO/Businessmen type romances.
I go into them with a sense of anticipation each time. I want them to be great and I want to be captivated.
Well, this one didn't let me down at all. What I loved most was that it really wasn't predictable as I thought it would be.

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Writer
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Aww...I am so lost for words!

I was filled with trepidation as I write this, it's as if something dreadful happened or about to happen, like waiting for an ax to just fall on my head at any moment now. Like an impending doom, a foreboding of unforeseen unknown is about to come my way and life would never be the same again. For someone to feel this way just by reading a book is simply saying, this author possesses such an exceptional skill and ingenuity to make one feel, one is part of the story.

I
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Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Irida
3.75 Stars

I understand the mix reviews. You can take The Billionaire Banker for what it’s worth or be slightly pissed with it. I think I am in both categories.

I understand this is a debut book, so I took that into consideration for my review. This is not an original story and the writing wasn’t stellar, but overall it’s a decent read.

Lana’s mother needs expensive cancer treatments. Lana decides to sell herself since she is a virgin for 50,000 pounds. Blake takes her on this offer and extends it
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Desere
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by Desere


We all need money, be it for pleasure or survival it is always needed no matter what. But the ways used to get it is not always of the straight and narrow kind. Some steal it, others kill for it, and others will even sell themselves.

In the case of the heroine Lana in this new read from author Georgia Le Carre she is there to sell herself to earn the money she so desperately needs, but will she be able to walk the line to earn victory or simply admit defeat ?

Because this read i
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Diana
I did not want this book to end.

It was nothing like I thought it would be based on the title. Seriously. I've read reviews that said the writing was almost poetic, and it is. There are some similarities to the 50 Shades books, (bazillionaire, virgin, contract, buying clothes), but that's about where it ends.

The story was told mostly from Lana's point of view, but we get some glimpses into Blake's thoughts as well. I really liked Lana. She didn't annoy me and I appreciated how selfless and stro
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Eliza
Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Yorkie Bar Stars
I found Lana such a sweet and endearing character. Forced to find ways of paying for her Mothers expensive cancer treatment in America, she finds herself entangled with the mysterious Blake Barrington.
We soon discover that all that glitters is not Gold and the two have more than different upbringings to contend with. When thinking more typically of where the plot in a book like this usually goes it took a left turn and kept me in anticipation. Looking forward Forty 2 Days, t
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Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I enjoyed this book, it was good.

And then it ends like in the middle of nowhere and I wanted to SCREAM!!!

Can't wait to read the next one!
Irida
5 stars ☆☆☆☆☆




Totally loved this story, the characters, the writing.

The heroine of this book is the type of heroine I love to read about.She's such a pure soul, so innocent, so smart and courageous, so ready to sacrifice herself for the others!

Lana Bloom 19 years, big blue eyes, dark hair, pale skin lives in a council estate in one of the poorest area of London with her ill mother, who is half Iranian. Her British father abandoned them when Lana's mother was diagnosed with cancer.
That day L
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Marie
Well...I started this book expecting your typical wealthy guy with poor beautiful girl - but wow! I have to say, this one has a whole different spin.

This story is based in England...Blake is super wealthy and the author goes into detail about the way of the super rich (for instance our Rockefellers, Getty's, etc) and it was a real eye opener...kings, tsars, sultans, emperors - how they rule from behind the scenes - I mean - you never hear about the paparazzi or news blips on them, cuz they cont
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❥Lil
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sos-cliffhanger
Arrangement, I hear...

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Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
Hot. Possessive. Banker.....he had me up most of the night!! *lisa - dreaming* until the last page. Did I enjoy....Oh yes!!
Wendy'sThoughts
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Billionaire Romance fans
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
4 More Than What It Seems Stars * * * *

My pal and super reviewer, SueBee, told me of this series a while ago. I was not able to join her amazing BR for this and so I am playing catch up. (Side note... if you are ever invited to do a BR with SueBee.... do it - they are the most fun) I finally had a moment and decided a little fantasy rich guy/ innocent girl tale was in order. I was pleasantly surprised as it seems to be a little more than just that.

It is important to note...I am an American wit
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*Marsha,Marsha,Marsha* It's always Marsha
3 to 3.5 I'm a bit on the fence Stars

I seem to be on the fence about this story. I liked the story fine. I wasn't wowed but I wasn't overly thrilled. By the time I was finished, I wasn't sure if it was a Regency romance, a Harlequin, or a FSOG wannabe.

Plot is simple:

Extremely poor (welfare by US standards) young virgin finds out her mother is dying. In order to provide something for her mother, she is willing to sell herself in order to get the money to provide the medical service. (Honestly,
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'Q' aka CoCo
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Typical storyline of a girl in need of money, willing to sell herself to a rich man. Lana's credit cards are maxed out, her mom is sick, and she feels as though she's out of options. Willing to do anything to be able to send her mother off for an (expensive) experimental treatment, Lana makes arrangements with a dirty, unattractive, nasty man named Rupert. She soon finds out that what he wants may be more than she can stomach (quite literally), but have no fear... Enter Blake to save the day.
Of
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Deserie williams
Jan 25, 2016 marked it as just-not-for-me-stay-away-hell-no
self note : Hell no to whole series!
Dawn   Nicholson
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
** 5 Erotic Stars **

Love..Love..Loved This plot... Blake and Lana are so ELECTRIC together... Straight onto Book 2!

''He Is Owed 42 Days And He Will Have It.''
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“Do you want it flowery or straight.’
She bites her lip. ‘ Straight.’
‘I wanted to fuck you senseless from the moment our eyes met.’
‘And the flowery version?’
‘Now I think about it, there is no flowery version. It is what it is.”
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“I’d rather be a whore than a banker.’
‘That’s handy then. I’d rather be a banker who buys a whore.”
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