Tamed by the Dom

Jan Bowles
Tamed by the Dom
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Siren Publishing, Inc.
Release Date
June 2011
Book 3 of Guilty Pleasures
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Western Romance

When Katrina Masters returns to Fairfax, Texas, after seventeen years away, she finds things have changed. The guy she had a crush on at high school is now running a sex club and is a Dom to boot! Common sense tells her to steer well clear, but she's sorely tempted by his job offer.

Self-made man Colt Donahue is a strict Dom. His business, Club Fusion, is a great success, and he's not about to let the local Sheriff or the narrow-minded people of Fairfax close him down. He's here to stay.

From the moment he sees Kat, he wants her. Just one look in her sultry hazel eyes, and Colt knows the sassy, outspoken woman is for him. Nothing would excite him more than making her submit to his will.

Colt shows Katrina what a Dom is really capable of, but can he tame the firebrand into complete submission?

Book Review by Nikki Prince (author,reviewer)
Sep 05, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
337 people found the following review helpful
What a wonderful pairing of a hero and heroine Jan Bowles gives us in the form of Katrina Masters and Colt Donahue. Two characters that have a flaws which compliment each other.

Katrina has made some bad choices in her life. Choices that follow her to Fairfax, Texas. When she returns back home to Fairfax, it is under a few well-placed lies. So much so it gets her into hot water. Basically making a problem bigger than what it should have been and running into the hero on whom she has had a crush on since she was fourteen makes for some fun times. I liked Kat because she was feisty yet she had a vulnerability that showed she wasn't truly the bitch she had to portray.

Colt was sexy as hell, a cowboy and a Dom. What a wonderful combo. I loved his Alpha attitude but I also loved it that he didn't rush Katrina into anything. The right Dom knows exactly what 'his' submissive needs and Colt knew most definitely what Kat wanted and needed. The sex between the two was sizzling, and with the additions of the sex toys, it had me wanting more.

The conflict within the story was beautifully done and added enough tension to the story to push it along to a wonderful conclusion. Loved this book. Now I am wishing I had had the chance to read #1 and #2 in the Guilty Pleasures series. I do recommend this book for those who want a little taste of a Dom in their lives. I will be on the lookout for more from this author.

Five stars for BDSM, the Dom and his sub.
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Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Oct 02, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
322 people found the following review helpful
Ever meet a girl who has low self esteem and seems to have the worst luck in men? Does this girl also dream about a better life and successfully make the wrong choices 100% of the time? If you haven't met this girl, meet Katrina Masters. She blows back into her hometown of Fairfax, Texas in a Jaguar. She is a category 5 hurricane of destruction, leaving a path of the collateral damage in her wake.

Personally, if I saw this woman coming through, I'm evacuating as quickly as possible. I have no sympathy for this type of person. She's the stereotypical "poor" girl who is concerned with brand names, success and image. Her means to an end is rather sad and pathetic. I guess she missed the memo about borrowing money from a loan shark. Her lies and deception force her into a very bad situation.

Colt Donahue, owner of the exclusive BDSM Club Fusion, featured in Katrina's high school fantasies. All grown up, he's a self made man on the prowl for a sub. Colt rides in on his horse so to speak and saves Katrina from dire consequences. Amidst this drama infused story, there is a sad event which Colt and Katrina can bond over. They use this as a starting point to help her become a more self-sufficient person and ultimately a sub for Colt.

I categorized this book as GlitterKink because the amount of BDSM in here is minimal. What is GlitterKink? It's a new category a few of my fellow BDSM readers created. GlitterKink contains high-end elite clubs with usually the rich and gorgeous Dom/mes. If the club has reserved rooms, that is another tip off. Also, these stories usually contain very little actual BDSM. The sex/play content is generally your average kink.

One could argue there was quite a bit of BDSM in this book with the sex contract, BDSM club, light bondage, and some light punishment. For me, it isn't enough. Here's why. A BDSM club which has a fully stocked bar with people drinking and then maybe moving to the play floors is a warning sign for me. Alcohol and BDSM don't mix for me and very few of the others I know in the lifestyle. In a fictional story, yes it's nice. In reality, it's a recipe for disaster. I found many of the BDSM scenes unbelievable based on my own personal lifestyle experience. This is one of the reasons I rated it a two star. It has nothing to do with it being categorized as GlitterKink.

The main reason I rated it a two was because the female lead was disengaging. I couldn't stand Katrina and I wanted to slap her upside the head. Colt was a good man and I frankly couldn't understand why he wanted anything to do with Katrina. I can't fathom why anyone would want the shallow and messed up female. She has no redeeming qualities. I guess from a romantic standpoint, this works. A woman who is completely helpless and causes her own misery needs a real man to fix her up and keep her in line. Let the sexual spankings commence. Without him, she'd be a complete wreck or dead. I recommend this book to romance lovers who enjoy GlitterKink.
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