Own Me is the second book in the Rent Me series. If you haven’t already read book 1, Rent Me, then I recommend doing so first.
Dmitri and Bren are now married. Unfortunately, jealousy is still a big issue for both of them. They are always afraid that the other will find someone better and leave. Dmitri’s ex-boyfriend Viktor is still in love with him and is very jealous of Bren. Viktor is set out to cause problems and make Dmitri and Bren question their love and comment to each other. When jealousy roars its ugly head Bren gets upset he acts out and says things he doesn’t mean and Dmitri gets even more possessive of Bren.
Bren knows Dmitri is hiding something important and won’t confide in him. Dmitri is only trying to protect Bren but doing so Dmitri is treating him more like a son than a husband. Bren doesn’t want to be treated as a child so this makes him angry and hurt. Dmitri realizes what he is doing and he promises to start treating him as his equal in he relationship but it is hard to give up the fatherly role after taking care of Bren since he was 12 years old. Bren does understand this role confusion, he tends to go to Dmitri for the comfort, acceptance and protection as a son does. That is one of the reason that the D/s aspect works in their relationship.
After some time Dmitri lets Brennan know that all the texts and secretively is related to a dangerous situation and he is trying to help his brother get it back under control. Dmitri explains that when he stepped down from the organization and gave his position to his brother Adrik, a fraction of the mob were extremely angry and can’t accept that he is gay and married another man. That part of the Russian mob is working against Adrik, they plan to eradicate the entire Dubrovsky family. This puts Dmitri, Brennan, Mischa, Adrik and anyone close to them in danger.
Just like the first book, Own Me is well written and is definitely a page turner with all the twist and turns. The sex scenes are hot and full of explicit detail but don’t go overboard. I love that Bren and Dmitri relationship keeps growing stronger even with all the hurdles thrown at them. I will be impatiently waiting to see if Bren and Dmitri finally get their HEA in book 3. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes good storyline with suspense and light BDSM.
9/10 pots of gold