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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  1,666 ratings  ·  147 reviews
I owe a million dollars to a man who could destroy my life.
Ruining my step-father's business was an accident—but that's not exactly comforting when I'm being forced to pay him back. He's made it very clear: If I don't repay him ASAP, my mother will take her own life to get him the insurance money. But I'd never let that happen.
I'll handle this the only way I can...
I'll sel
Kindle Edition, 124 pages
Published March 12th 2017 by Penny Wylder Books
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Aug 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
A young woman Corbella ended up owing his stepfather a cool sum of one million dollars. Because her relative operated in a way written in a manual for mafia of early twentieth century she had to pay, or else.
The only thing she could sell high enough was her body, so she became an escort
(a glorified name for a high-class prostitute for those who did not get it). Her first client was a tall, dark, and handsome guy (also as it turned out later rich) Giovanni. He offered her an exclusive contract
I'm sorry but what's with the Author's unhealthy obsession with prostitution? Is it a way to encourage us to use our body as commodity? Or is it encouraging women to think prostitution could be romantic? Or are you trying to say the men who seek the services could be deemed as "heroes" of any kind? A man who pays for sex is not worthy of one iota of respect NO MATTER what his intentions may be and it is NOT romantic. It's cringeworthy. This might be JUST a smut, but I don't think my principles a ...more
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha, arc
I was provided with an ARC from the author who graciously gifted ARC copies, for an honest review!

This is a short story but so damn hot and steamy!! If your looking for that then I would suggest this one! Holy hot damn how hot was this!! This cover is also very sweet and charming. To be honest I chose the last cover (with Penny Wylder's mail you get to choose). But now I just adore this one much more!

Corbella has a debt of 1 million dollars with her stepdad, and to try and pay this off she gets
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Short, Sexy, Steamy - Tick.

If you love a read that will give you a shot of smuttastic deliciousness and you are able to just read the plot at face value, without writing a thesis on its problems, then this read is for you.

The sexy fun time in this one touches on some Dom/Sub BDSM elements - hello spanking & restraints - so again, if you're ok with this in your insta-love reads, you're good to go.
Sexy and Creative Entry in the Genre

Corbella is being blackmailed by her thug of a stepfather so she turns to escorting to pay him. Giovanni is her first client. His proclivities are intense and Corbella learns that she enjoys it. But then they catch the feels and the whole arrangement is in jeopardy.

Editing is good, for the most part, but there are two story flow errors that bothered me. [Possible spoilers.] First, in Chapter 4 when Corbella's mother mentions her husband the first time, he is c
Amber Sanchez
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book.* Another great read by Penny Wylder! A quick read, but packed with a powerful and EXTREMELY HOT punch! With a strong, independent and admirable female character at the reigns, Own Me, swooped me up and took me on sexy journey. In an attempt to repay a debt, Corbella (Lilly) enters a world she'd never expected to see herself in. However, with few options left, and needing major cash in a short amount of time, being scared or picky was not at the ...more
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Whats a girl to do when she owes an obscene amount of money to her corrupt step father? Become a high class escort. Giovanni is into BDSM and pays extra to have her all to himself. Meanwhile she is falling in love with him. Will she pay her step father back before he starts to take it out on her mother? I was annoyed by the overuse of the word slut. It rubbed me the wrong way. And it also could have been shortened a little. Other than that it was a good novella.
About the only thing that this book has is sex, sex and more sex. Although some of the scenes were seriously hot, there was just something with this book that felt very...amateurish. Drags through most of the book, then all of a sudden...bam! wrapping up the ending in what seemed like 20 words or less.

If you want a book filled with a girl chasing orgasms (yet mentally fighting with herself) then I guess this one is for you.
Linda Barrett
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMFG how hot is this book?
It's 5 stars sizzling HOT!
My poor little kindle was sizzling white hot whilst I was reading this book.
I think I will have to give it the night off to cool down and give myself chance to cool down too.
I absolutely love Penny Wylder's books and she became a one click straight away author for me a long time ago and what I especially love about her books are every story is different.
This is a fantastic well written book that edges on the BDSM lifestyle and yes it's got a fe
Vera M
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy all of Penny Wylder's books and Own Me was no exception!!! This a story and while I realize it involves a young woman becoming an escort to pay off a debt I go back and repeat it is a STORY!!!
Corbella will do anything in her power to keep her mom safe from her step father even if it does involve becoming an escort. She needs to make 1 million dollars or her step father will make her mother kill herself for the insurance money.
Her first client turns out to be Giovanni, a very handsome do
A Bibliophile's World
I enjoyed this book a bit. I just felt there was something off. Chapters were a bit too long. The whole "your my client and cant cross the line" got a bit boring. But the sex scenes made up for it. The plot too was a bit confusing kind of didn't make sense. But it was an enjoyable short read. Won't stop me from reading more from this author. ...more
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short yet still a satisfying sexy read. BDSM aspect and that made it all the more sexy to me. I thought the characters had good depth and showed some vulnerability that brought realism to it. I can't wait for more from this author! ...more
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review....

Overall not a bad read but I could have done without the name calling. I'm not a prude by any means but the constant Slut and Whore got a bit old and didn't really add to the story in my opinion. Also, and this may just be me, but I didn't care for the name Corbella.

Not one of my faves by this author but not bad either. I wanted to read more about Gio's past, it seemed like he was hiding something at some point. He was portra
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Move over all other insta-lust/love novella authors (you know who you are) Penny Wylder has just OWNED YOU! “Own Me” offers readers a little intrigue, a little suspense and a lot of scorching hot BDSM. This novella almost set my Kindle on fire! “Own Me” is (of course) professionally written with few to no grammatical errors and features a sweet sexy heroine along with one TIE ME UP HOLY HOT (but sweet) Dom! With extremely likeable characters and a great suspenseful story-line I could not put thi ...more
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was probably my favorite by the author. It could've easily been a full length book. I would've loved to know more about Gio's background and Corbella leading into her predicament. Reading some of the reviews I think people forget that this is fiction and it's supposed to be a way to escape reality. Enjoy the unrealistic circumstances and over the top sex. ...more
Lady Elizabeth
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Do Not read this book on the bus.
It's dangerous for your libido...
and to the dryness of your panties.

My Rating: 4 Stars

I got swoon, steam and melted by this story. I’m a sucker for guys with Russian names, that have the whole Mafia vibe going on without out right saying they have their hands on something dirty *grins*

When I get into this kind of stories, and by that I mean, stories that are less than 200 pages on Kindle, I tend to expect the writing not to be as good or graving like a longer nov
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm a big Penny Wylder fan, her books are typically quick reads with a lot of steam.

Corbella owes her stepfather a lot of money and he's threatening her with her moms safety so in order to pay him back quickly and not many options left she to become a escort. When waiting for her first client and freaking out in walks Giovanni, who is alpha dominant and gives everything she doesn't know she wants during sex. Giovanni asks her not to see any other clients and he's more than willing to pay her for
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-love
(I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review)

I've already waxed poetic about my love for Penny Wylder (she's a must-read author for me) and while this book is a bit different from her other works, I enjoyed it just the same.

Own Me starts off immediately with the hotness and a bit of taboo - Corbella (the female lead) is about to greet her first client as an escort. That sets the tone for more of a darker story than what I'm used to from Penny, but she handled it well - a
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Own Me by Penny Wylder is quite a ride! We meet Corbella as she is nervously getting ready in a motel room, awaiting her very first client as an escort. Driven by desperation because she owes a huge amount of money to a seriously bad man, plus more pressing concerns (you’ll find out later exactly why she must do this), she has resorted to the last thing she ever wanted to do – sex for money. When she opens the door to her client, she is stunned into a lustful silence – he’s a mountain of muscles ...more
Crystal Jackson
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Corbella is in need of money to payback her stepfather asap, without any other options she resorts to becoming an escort. She nervous about her first client, until she sees him. Giovani is dripping with sex appeal and dominance. Her submission to him is instant and becomes necessary for him. He wants more then one appointment but refuses to share her with anyone else, so he offers to pay her the days they are not together as well. She wants Gio as more then a client, but she also needs the money ...more
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received an advance reader's copy for an honest review.

As always Penny has created another hot and sexy story. I loved the characters, emotions ran all over the place.

Corabella needs to pay a debt, she does the only thing she can think of... escort. For the amount she needs it's the fast way.... then she meets her 1st client....

Giovanni rich, dark and handsome. He doesn't understand the pull he gets to an escort add, he has the 1hr with her. He wants more so to ensure she doesn't stray he off
Julie Martin
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness, Penny Wylder has spellbound me in Own Me. Corbella enters the world of escorting to pay her step father back in order to keep her mother safe and alive. Little did Corbella know that meeting her first client Giovanni he would be her last. I loved how there was a instant attraction between Corbella and Giovanni. I enjoyed the story line the characters and the sex was kinky as hell. Penny never disappoints and this was another great read.

I received an ARC from the author in exchange
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars for this one. If you are a fan of insta-lust & BDSM this is the perfect book. I think I would have rated it higher if there had been a prologue giving us a glimpse at why Corbella was in a predicament. In my opinion that would have helped to flesh the story out a little more. The heat level was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. Hot,hot,hot!!!!!
Veronica LaRoche
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing read by Penny. Corbella is in trouble and must come up with a lot of money to pay her stepdad back. Corbella never thought she would become an escort but she will do anything to protect her mother. Corbella's first client is Giovanni and he makes her an offer she can't refuse. Hot, sexy and a read you won't want to put down. Corbella & Gio are amazing together and I liked how their story ended

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
This wasn't one of my favorite Penny Wylder books. The sex was hot but I did not enjoy the story as much as others I have read. The way the male lead spoke to the female lead was off-putting in my opinon. To each there own, I will still be looking for new books as they are released. ...more
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love love Penny's books and this one is no different!!

How far would you go to save a love one in danger?! For Corbella it comes down to selling her body.

Corbella' first client Gio is nothing like she expected. Gio is a dom who knows what he wants and he wants Corbella, but he wants her to be his, permanently. And Gio protects what is his.

Such a great book!!! I highly recommend!!!

***I received an ARC from the author. I reviewed this book voluntarily.***
Rose  He
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A strong independent heroine who doesn’t mind being helped by a gentle, loving, Dominant dirty talker, plus a romantic story with some BDSM scenes and a HEA …… YES PLEASE !!!

It would have been very interesting to know more about Giovanni and Corbella lives previously to when they first met, this could have been a full length book.

I’ve read and enjoyed all of Penny Wylder’s books in Own me, the STORY about Corbella and Giovanni, she took a chance of writing something different adding BDSM aspects
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars that I'm rounding up to 4. It took me a little bit to actually get into this book. I kept putting it aside and picking it back up again so it took me several days to actually read it. I just don't know how I feel about the whole prostitution story line. Gio says it was his first and last time hiring an escort but it still rubbed me the wrong way. The story did get better though. I skimmed the epilogue. ...more
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book
5 stars!
Holy Hell that was hot...Penny Wylder has done it again! I loved Own Me so much I couldn't put it down, again who doesn't love a dirty talking dominate man (sign me the fuck up ;]) it was short sweet and smutty just the way I like it ;) I love Cor and Gio (hated her stepfather I seriously wanted to reach into the book and strangle him for what he did to Cor and her mother) , even though this was short I didn't feel like it was r
Anne De
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Ruining my step-father's business was an accident—but that's not exactly comforting when I'm being forced to pay him back. He's made it very clear: If I don't repay him ASAP, my mother will take her own life to get him the insurance money. But I'd never let that happen.
I'll handle this the only way I can..."
So h decides to sell her body in order to reimburse 1M to his step father. Fortunately for her, G (a kinky knight) will come and save her ....
Quick and pleasant reading (as always with Mrs.
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