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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  508 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Billy and Tanny are back again, working on their relationship and making their life together. What began in Found, and was built upon in Snared is now tested in Owned, as Billy pushes Tanny farther and harder into the world of dominance and submission, the world he knows Montana belongs in.

Billy's faith in Montana remains strong as he leads his boy through ups and downs
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published February 12th 2016 by Sean Michael (first published April 2010)
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3.5 stars.

It's a typical Sean Michael with repetitive phrasing, circular plot (Tanny freaks, Billy reals him in, they acknowledge this is "big", Tanny freaks, Billy reals him in, they acknowledge this is "big" - rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat) and a handful of scenes with glimpses of real story thrown in here and there. The real story is spaced out in between the sex just barely enough to keep you interested and hopeful that you will get more real meat out of the thing. (no pun intended, there is
Dec 13, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Writing Porn for Dummies

For best dialogue, take one or two from each of the following columns:

Column A:

Column B:
“All of you!”
“All of me!”
“Every bit of you”
“Every bit of me”

Column C:
“Did not”
“Did too”
“Did not”
“Did too”

Column D:
“Am not”
“Are too”
“Am not”
“Are too”

Column E:
“Want you!” (whenever getting aroused)
“Need you!” (always use after “Want you”.)
“Love you” (best for after a climax)
“I’ve got you” (whenever bottom grows weak at knees)

Note: Use sparingly! Only every O
Serena Yates
Apr 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
This third volume in the story of Tanny and Billy continues the description of their developing levels of trust.

I liked the (few) more revelations we get about Tanny's past, as well as the references to him having to continue the fight against his drug addiction. Billy is amazingly patient and realizes how important his role in Tanny's continued good health really is. Their love for each other is no longer questioned, although lots of other things are still not easy for Tanny to accept.
Apr 19, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I'm a fan of the Hammer series, but I found this edition very frustrating.

1. Supposedly it's a sequel, but it was out of timeline. Marcus is there: where's Jim? Jim came before Tanny, didn't he? Margaret's alive again? Doc Manning doesn't have Les?
2. it was mostly about Billy and Tanny but driblets of Oliver and Jack -- why did Jack not notice Oliver was having problems? He was 'out of town'? If he can go out of town and manage on his own for months, why is he totally unable to
Sep 26, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As several others have pointed out the time line is completely wrong here. Jim (who is in the first hammer book) doesn't exist and Marcus appears to be alone. Margaret (who died in the previous book) is now suddenly alive and Oliver has a benign brain tumor? The whole thing is ridiculous and the repetitive nature of the sex scenes make the story pretty boring to get through. It's like the author isn't even trying anymore with these books - just cut/paste and make things up regardless of the prev ...more
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm just glad it's over.... ...more
Aug 23, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, happy-endning, mm
While I absolutely loved Found and Snared, I was deeply disappointed with Owned. It was nothing more than PWP.
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Owned is the final book in the mini trilogy within the series that involves Billy and Tanny. I really enjoyed this one. Maybe more than Snared. As I said in the review for Snared I feel like the books in this mini trilogy do a good job of explaining some of the whys of the BDSM lifestyle. I also like seeing how much Tanny has grown over time. I'm very glad that his story didn't end with the first book because there were so many loose ends. This one takes over the place of my favorite in the seri ...more
Jul 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It was fast paced with plenty of action, great characters, totally believable.
Reader S.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, addiction
The third book in the trilogy Found, Snared, Owned. I lost the review. Please, feel free to ask about it.

Read probably four times.
Mary Dunlap
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a cute story

I was kinda worried I might not like all the hitting and BDSMing but I found that after awhile it's the story that counts
andrea moran
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it

The Billy and Tanny saga continues in this next instalment of the Hammer series with Tanny opening up more about his past
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I browsed through the other reviews to see if there was anything I could add that hadn't been mentioned already, and most of them are fairly accurate, although there are a few incorrect statements being made. Yes, the Hammer novels tend to get repetitive with the wording and ideas within, and even with the sexual scenes described within. However, I also find that each of the characters within the novels are more developed than the characters I've seen in other m/m novels, enough that they none o ...more
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m loving this series; each book goes further than the last

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 9/10

- Tanny’s in his subspace a lot in this book--maybe even the majority of the time. And more often than not, those chapters are told from Billy’s point of view, so we get to see not only Tanny floating and spaced out, but also Billy’s reaction to that.
- The sex, the characters’ words to each other, and even their thoughts get pretty repetitive, but f
Jimmy Hanson
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, m-m, bdsm, 2012
Honestly I'd have to say this is my favorite novel in the Tanny/Billy pairing so far. We get a great deal more insight in who Tanny is and how he is and can be around others, not including Billy or Margaret. From the very beginning [when they first met in "Found"] he responded to Billy as the man's future sub, but bristled at Oliver. From there we've only been given view of how he is with Billy - his Dom - and Margaret - who is his best friend, and a Dom in her own right as well. I liked seeing ...more
Emma Sea
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't mind PWP at all, but it was the repepitive nature of the porn that I felt let this book down. This volume read exactly like book 2 of Tanny and Billy. I would have liked to see Billy push Tanny's boundaries, perhaps with different toys, or going to a show at the Hammer, or a public scene. Instead it was just more of the same, and boy did Tammy's self-hate get on my nerves about 2/3 of the way through. I ended up just skimming this in an effort to finish it. It's the first book I've ever ...more
Jun 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
Yay! More Tanny and Billy! I love this pair. This wasn't my favorite of their books, though. The locution felt a bit repetitive, and not a ton happened. I wish more focus had been placed on the subplot with Oliver (which was really interesting but not wrapped up very well. At all.) As usual, though, the characters are wonderful--they're the reason I read Sean Michael's books.
Rain Carrington
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As much as I dearly love Tanny and Billy maybe three entire books just on them was a bit much. They are great characters but Billy's constant sweetness and Tanny's neediness is a little cloying. Wonderfully written if not just a little repetitive I still enjoyed it. ...more
Suzanne Thomas
very similar to Snared.
Too much of the same sex, but I wanted to see how the characters evolved
Apr 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, contemporary, m-m
Still like those books. I stopped to read them a while ago and now it's like I'm ready to keep going with these boys. ...more
Macthed Buhcuhlouh
My god! Tanny is hilarious at the end
Marsha Spence
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm-dd, contemporary
I really enjoyed this next chapter in Billy and Tanny's lives. I hope to read more about them in the next books. ...more
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Often referred to as "Space Cowboy" and "Gangsta of Love" while still striving for the moniker of "Maurice," Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours ...more

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“Oh, for fuck's sake, quit being pussies." Montana leaned against the doorframe, Coke in hand.
"You hit me. I left. Billy got shot. You have this weird...brain thing." Those dark eyes met Jack's. "I don't know what's wrong with you, except that you got that ADD thing, and hey, that's not criminal. You are Billy's friends. I'm Billy's, period. I'm not leaving. You're not leaving. You hit me again, and I'll hit you back. Hard. Now, can we all stop being weird-assed people and eat some fucking potato chips from a bag?”
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