Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ARC Review: You Own Me by Shiloh Walker


You Own Me

Title:  You Own Me
Author:  Shiloh Walker
Publisher, Expected Publication Date: Shiloh Walker, Inc., August 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Format/Source:  E-ARC, Author


Ten years had passed since the doors slammed shut behind Decker Calhoun, taking away his freedom, but more importantly, locking him away from Elizabeth Waters, the only woman he’d ever loved—the woman he’d given up everything for. 

The day he was sentenced, he’d looked at her and said, No regrets, Lizzie. But he lied, because he did have one. Although he’s been out of jail for three years now, he was a year too late. Lizzie never knew how he felt and just months before he was released, she found somebody else and it’s too late. 

Or maybe not. It seems that Lizzie’s boyfriend wants an open relationship and two can play at that game. Now all Decker has to do is convince Lizzie that he’s the better man…and has been all along.


You Own Me by Shiloh Walker broached the topic of open relationships. And it reflected on how self-esteem issues can result in bad decision making. You Own Me was written well and I loved the depth of the characters.

Walker’s character development was impressive in such a short book.  Lizzie suffered from low self-esteem, which resulted in some really bad choices. I found it troublesome that she did things just to make others happy. She actually lived on the side of danger and was blind to what was best for her. It was questionable who the real bad boy was in this erotic romance novella. There was Decker, an ex-convict, who was also caring and compassionate. His dark past seemed to interfere with him going after what he wanted. His character was intriguing and was what really kept me reading the story. On the other hand, there was Noel who can best be described as self-centered. The contrast between Decker and Noel and how they treated Lizzie succeeded in creating an engaging story.

Rating 4/5

I received an e-arc of You Own me from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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