Own Me

Own Me Review by Love Bytes Reviews

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I found this awesome review on Own Me. I wanted to share it with you.

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Reviewed by Jenna

TITLE: Own Me                                                                 gOwn Me 4

SERIES: Rent Me #2

AUTHOR: Brina Brady

PUBLISHER: Brina Brady

LENGTH: 344 Pages

BLURB:

Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky married ex-rent boy Bren. Jealousy is still a big issue for both of them. They fear that the other will find someone better and leave. Dmitri’s ex-boyfriend Viktor is still in love with him and hates Bren. Viktor sets out to cause problems and make Dmitri and Bren question their love and commitment to each other. Bren tries to be the best sub, but feels Dmitri doesn’t take him seriously. Some BDSM elements. Dmitri gets even more possessive when Bren works with his favorite ex-client from Forbidden Desires Escort Agency. To complicate matters, Russian mobsters threaten the Dubrovsky family.
REVIEW:

Sexy and dysfunctional newlyweds. With copious amounts of sex, jealousy, and back stabbing, there is never a dull moment between Dmitri and Brennen. Own Me is the second book in the Rent Me series. Although, it appears to be written as a standalone, I advise reading Rent Me first.

Brennen, a former rent boy and first year law student, and his husband, Dmitri, a retired Russian mobster, are newlyweds. Brennen has high expectations for their marriage, but the couple still has problems stemming from jealousy, mistrust, and abuse. Though Dmitri divorced his wife and cut ties with the mafia, he is still domineering and keeps secrets from Brennen. The book starts when Brennen comes home to find Dmitri visiting with his former lover. Brennen blows up in a fit of jealousy, and since Brennen disrespected him, Dmitri punishes Brennen and ends up going overboard.

Although Dmitri agreed to train Brennen as a submissive, Dmitri’s style of domination involves harsh beatings that push Brennen to his limits. In the course of the book, Brennen comes to realize that their dom/sub relationship has little to do with pleasure, and tends to be more about Dmitri acting out his dark desires. Though Brennen realizes Dmitri’s punishments are not what he wants from a Dom, he endures them in order to give Dmitri what he needs.

In the first book, I wasn’t sure about Dmitri and didn’t trust him. However, in this book, it becomes clear that Dmitri is faithful to Brennen and is trying his best to be a good husband. Dmitri is abusive, but he is much more likeable because he makes an effort to fight his inner demons and change his ways. By the end of the story, the couple works out some of their jealousy, abuse, and respect issues.

Throughout the book, there is mention of Russian mafia factions that are potentially coming after Dmitri, but since this is mostly in discussion, the threat didn’t appear real. Though I loved the relationship and character dynamics, the book ended unexpectedly and at a crossroads. However, I look forward to reading book 3 to see what happens next.

RATING: 4 Hearts

New cover for Own Me!

Hi Peeps! I decided to change my Own Me cover. I hate to say this, but the old one looked like two Mormons knocking on my door, no disrespect to Mormons, but my book is NOT an inspirational one.  I tried to make another to match Rent Me, and it didn’t work out; so Eden Connors took pity on me and made me a new cover as a gift. She is very reasonable if you are looking for a cover artist. It was very kind of her to do this for me. Her contact URL is here: https://www.facebook.com/3rustedspoons Here is the new cover. gOwn Me 4 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VDQLDZ6

Own Me (Rent Me Series Book 2) by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review

Own Me (Rent Me Series Book 2) by Brina Brady #LGBT #Review.

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.

Pot Of Gold 9

9/10 pots of gold

Own Me’s Video Trailer

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for supporting me at my release party on April 18th. I had a great time.

I made a video trailer.  Hope you like it. Some may have seen it already. I think the more I create these, the better I’ll get. I need to study more about them. I used simple software; Microsoft PowerPoint and Windows Live Movie Maker.

Here is the link to my first trailer.

Own Me Character Interviews from Fans

Brennen Patrick Brady’s Interview

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1. Do you secretly wish Dmitri was your father?
Brennen: When I was twelve, I wished Dmitri was my father. He acted like he was most of the time. But I had this crazy mad crush on him when he saved me. This crush just grew bigger than I was. Of course, Dmitri didn’t give me the kind of attention I wanted, but I was a teenager. He gave me everything I could ever want, but I wanted to be his number one. He had Viktor who pulled him away from me. I was really very jealous back then. I still often wonder if Viktor made Dmitri happier than I did. I know he isn’t a drama queen. I know that part of me Dmitri could do without. But the thing is I’m glad he’s not my father now because I love him in a different way. If my answer sounds mixed up, it’s because sometimes, I waver. It’s like I can’t get enough of Dmitri. I want to be everything to him. I want to be his son, best friend, co-worker, lover, whore, and most of all I love being his husband. I want forever with Dmitri.

2. Did you want it to work out with Bella?
Brennen: I did. I thought my life would be so much easier if I weren’t gay. She’s a beautiful girl and I had fun with her once. I don’t know how to explain this, but Dmitri is all I ever wanted. I think I was born gay. I never had any interest in girls yet I like to dance with them and flirt, but on a long term basis, I don’t think I could be happy with a girl. But the entire fiasco with Bella was prompted because the two men in my life I looked up to and loved both had women. Dmitri had married Nika and Mischa had Giselle. I always wanted to be like them. Sometimes, I wished I was their brother so they would accept me like they do with each other. Although, I didn’t much care for their parents in Russia.

3. What’s your favorite sex position?
Brennen: I like doggy style, hands and knees on a nice soft bed. Dmitri hits my hot spot best that way.

4. When did you know you were in love with Dmitri?
I fell in love with Dmitri the first day he saved me. He brought me water while I was chained to a dog house. He then took me home with him. He made me safe and gave me everything.

5. Were you nervous before your wedding?
Brennen: Nope. The only thing I worried about was Dmitri changing his mind when we got there but he didn’t.

6. When you are a lawyer what do you hope to do? Open your own practice? Work for someone else.
Brennen: I want to work with Mark. My dream is to help teens who get into serious trouble with the law.

7. What’s your favorite thing about Dmitri?
Brennen: I can’t say online, but I love how he takes care of me. When he raises his eyebrows, he lets me know he wants me. I can always tell what he wants by how he looks at me. He’s damn sexy when he gets pissed off, too. When he speaks, I want to worship him. I love everything about him, except when he goes to the dark side. Then he scares me. Yikes. I run to Mischa.

Dmitri Dubrovsky’s Interview

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1. How difficult was it for you when Brennen was an escort?
Dmitri: I allowed Brennen to be an escort for many reasons. One, he wanted to do it. I figured he would find a way. So I thought if he worked for me, he’d be safer. At the time, I fought my feelings for him. I thought maybe he would fall in a love with someone else. I knew he loved me since he was twelve. I didn’t want that kind of relationship with him, but it happened anyway when he turned eighteen. It was damn hard to know what he was doing when he worked, but I was married to Nika at the time. I had no right to ask him to quit. However, I did anyway. Mischa pressured him to quit too. He knew we both disapproved of him working as an escort, but he finally was able to demand something he wanted. He never felt secure enough to demand anything from Mischa or me for years. We let him ride with it, but when he got hurt, I told him he had to quit and he did.

2. Were you nervous before your wedding?
Dmitri: Yes. I worried about many things especially if I were making the right decision for both of us. I knew Brennen was young, but I could see how happy he was. Brennen didn’t have any other relationships, but he did have sex while he was an escort. I just hope he doesn’t venture out. I always worry about him getting bored. Mischa said that he’s glue to the inside of my pocket and he’s not going anywhere without me.

3. Could you share some memories with us from your wedding?
Dmitri: I made Bren sleep on the other bed the night before we got married. But I don’t know how long he stayed over there because I woke up with him beside me doing all sorts of wild things to me. On the day of our wedding, I dressed Bren in a matching tuck. He didn’t much like wearing it. He wanted to wear those God awful black combat boots of his and his sexy jeans. I said absolutely not. And as soon as we were back in the hotel, Bren stripped. And you can only imagine what he wanted from his husband. When he thought I was sleeping on the plane, he flirted with the flight attendants. The funny part of it when we were both awake, he accused me of flirting but I didn’t do it behind his back. We laughed. I’m not even going to tell you what that little nut wanted to do on the plane. I’ll leave it to your imagination.

4. Now that you don’t own the escort service, what are you doing for a job/income?
Dmitri: I run a few night clubs. I don’t need to work, but I can’t retire because I’m a workaholic.

5. What’s your favorite sex position?
Dmitri: I like Brennen’s facing me with his legs over my shoulders. I love to see him. I like wall sex with him, but Bren likes to be comfortable.

6. Will you ever consider opening another escort service?
Dmitri: NO! Bren might want to work there. No way. *laughing*

7. What was your favorite sex toy to use on Brennen?
Dmitri: Vibrating butt plug and the leather paddle.

8. What is your favorite thing about Brennen?
Dmitri: He is selfless, loving and willing to pleasing me in all areas not just sex. I love how he swipes his long blond hair away from his bedroom blue eyes. He’s beautiful. When he thinks he has something over on me and I find out about it, he becomes Mr. Innocent. I love the naughty look in his eyes when he is caught doing something he shouldn’t. He thinks he’s so bad, but inside he is all good. And lately, I like how he’s confident enough to argue with me. He does plenty of that but it’s mostly all play on his side. I love him because there is no other like him. He’s mine.
Mischa Dubrovsky’s Interview

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1. Mischa, how hard is it to keep track of Brennen?
Mischa: Easy. I know where he is and what he does ALL the time. He doesn’t change his schedule much. He doesn’t have many friends and stays home now that he’s married.

2. Mischa, any funny/embarrassing memories growing up with Dmitri?
Mischa: My big brother Dmitri was and is my hero. One time, I decided to try one of his cigarettes. Stupid me left the butt on my dresser. My father who was a huge, mean man found it. He pulled me by my red hair to the shed. We had this old shed in the back and he would discipline all of us boys in there. My hero Dmitri told our father he smoked the cigarette and saved me from a whipping. He always protected me. He was always there for me and still is today.

Release Party for Own Me. Join Us on Facebook! April 18th at noon.

Join us at Own Me’s Release Party on Facebook.

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Own Me by Brina Brady
Jealous Brennen deals with his possessive husband Dmitri. They both thought heir problems were behind them. Old boyfriends, ex-clients and Russian mobsters try to break-up the happy couple. Gay marriage is not always easy, regardless of all the good sex and love. Read and find out if they make it through their issues.

Big Trouble for our two men!!!

Chapter 1 Excerpt
As Brennen untied his black-laced boots in the hallway, he heard Dmitri speaking in Russian with another man. He couldn’t make out the other voice. Mischa had been the only male invited to their home. The other voice wasn’t Dmitri’s brother, however. The visitor owned a damn red Ferrari convertible.

 

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We will have other authors visiting. You can ask questions and have fun! I’ll be having a raffle for free books and some other authors will, too.

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Yes, I live over here now.

Here are our guest authors. Have your questions ready.

Noon: Brina Brady
1:00 Eric Roberts
1:30 Delores Swallows(Jones)
2:00 Nicolas Bella
3:00 Sue Kellett (Victoria Sue)
4:00 Roz White
5:00 Nicole Colville
6:00 to 6:30 Joseph Lance Tonlet
6:30 to 7:00 Brina Brady
7:00 Larry Archer
8:00 Jessie Gin
9:00 Kethric Wilcox Author

Pre-order Jitters

Hi Peeps!

I have pre-order jitters.

I had to change my covers a bit.

Own Me is for pre-order here:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VDQLDZ6

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-ownme-1769278-354.html

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/533076

 

Here are the covers for the Rent Me Series.

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Own Me by Brina Brad: Ready for Pre-Order

Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky weds former rent boy Brennen Brady.

My new book is ready for pre-order.

Own Me by Brina Brady

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Two husbands, deeply in love and lust, continue to doubt each other’s commitment and believe the worst. Dmitri’s possessiveness collides with Brennen’s jealousy and insecurity.

Brennen desires to fully submit and satisfy his husband’s every need, if only Dmitri would let him.

Everything is upended for the steamy couple when Dmitri’s ex-lover reveals a dangerous plot within the powerful Russian family’s organization. A series of events is set in motion that forces the pair to examine the depth of their devotion.

Dmitri’s secrets and lies, an effort to protect Brennen; lead to misunderstandings and conflicts. Through it all, the couple’s lust remains strong as they have blisteringly hot kinky sex at every opportunity.

Two husbands, still deeply in love and lust. Will that be enough when the family’s enemies bring the fight to their door?
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Rent Me Series Book 1
Rent Me:

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Rent Boy Brennen wants to belong to his lover Dmitri Dubrovsky. The Russian mobster controls every inch of his life in and out of bed. Brennen works for Dmitri’s escort service. His only desire is to please his lover. When Dmitri marries Nika, his lover moves him out of their home to an apartment in Beverly Hills and tells him nothing has changed. What is Brennen going to do now?

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Own Me by Brina Brady Coming in April!

Brina Brady’s “Own Me” will be published this April.

This is book 2 in the Rent Me series.

 

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Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky weds former rent boy Brennen Brady.

Two husbands, deeply in love and lust, continue to doubt each other’s commitment and believe the worst. Dmitri’s possessiveness collides with Brennen’s jealousy and insecurity.

Brennen desires to fully submit and satisfy his husband’s every need, if only Dmitri would let him.

Everything is upended for the steamy couple when Dmitri’s ex-lover reveals a dangerous plot within the powerful Russian family’s organization. A series of events is set in motion that forces the pair to examine the depth of their devotion.

Dmitri’s secrets and lies, an effort to protect Brennen; lead to misunderstandings and conflicts. Through it all, the couple’s lust remains strong as they have blisteringly hot kinky sex at every opportunity.

Two husbands, still deeply in love and lust. Will that be enough when the family’s enemies bring the fight to their door?