Title: The Billionaire’s Christmas Bargain
Author: Joely Sue Burkhart
Series: Billionaires in Bondage – #3
Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM
Release date: November 3, 2015
The Recluse: Ever since his parents died in a holiday car accident, Harvey Caine has shut himself away with his lingering injuries and his guilt, hating Christmas more with each passing year. Clinging to the one obsession that keeps him alive—wrest control of Caine Enterprises from his aunt.
When his longtime friend mentions a niece who needs a job and a roof over her head for a few days, Harvey agrees, figuring his mansion is large enough to ignore her.
The Maid: Professional BDSM Mistress Kelsey Marley doesn’t do “ignored”. She’s been hired to do what she does best—push the billionaire’s buttons until his defenses crack. The paycheck will buy her dream of owning her own bar.
The Figgy Pudding Thickens: As Kelsey administers the discipline Harvey needs to release his pain, she realizes too late they’re getting too close, too fast. If he finds out she’s been bought and paid for, this holiday might go down in his ledger as a big fat loss for them both.
Warning: contains a wounded hero who never backs down from a challenge, and a badass mistress who doesn’t flinch from his scars, laughs in the face of his temper tantrums, and has no problem administering a much-needed spanking.
This, I think, is my 4th or 5th Femdom read. While I have no aversion to it whatsoever, it’s just not my kink or it’s just not a theme that I would be eager to read. In fact, I didn’t read the blurb when I started reading it which I was very glad to do, because if I knew the premise of the story beforehand, that might not have ended up loving this book!
Beauty and the Beast get kinky… and Beauty wields the whip. 😉 Harvey lost his parents in an accident where he also almost died. The spoiled rich playboy turned into a recluse as a result, shutting himself away with scars inside and out. Nothing will console Harvey, especially not Maxwell’s niece who cleans the house in skimpy maid outfits. Mistress Kelsey will do anything to crack his defenses and help him heal… through pain.
This isn’t my first Joely Sue Burkhart read. Having read this, I noticed now that she doesn’t just create stories for the sake of kink, instead her stories will throw you headfirst into a series of emotions with bonus kinky scenes that were tastefully written.
The characters are more than just well-developed, dealing with their lives pragmatically just like you and I would have done. They were also consistent throughout the book.
I definitely love her writing style. I could call it smooth, easygoing. Her way of writing hooks you into the world she’d created.
This book is also an excellent gateway to Femdom books. I wasn’t scandalized at all and even enjoyed the scenes!
Overall, great great great book! Looking forward to reading more of this author’s work. Highly recommended! 🙂
This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About this author
Joely Sue Burkhart has always loved heroes who hide behind a mask, the darker and more dangerous the better. Whether cool, sophisticated billionaire, brutal bloodthirsty assassin, or simply a man tortured by his own needs, they all wear masks to protect themselves. Once they finally give you a peek into the passionate, twisted secrets they’re hiding, they always fall hard and fast. Dare to look beneath the mask with delicious BDSM in a wide variety of genres with Joely on her website, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to check out her free reads!