Review: Claimed for the Masters Pleasure by Jan Bowles

Claimed for the Master’s Pleasure by Jan Bowles
Series: Guilty Pleasures (# 5)
Release Date: May 18, 2012
Publisher:  Siren Publishing
Pages: 152
Source:  Publisher

When Lia Constantine’s father dies suddenly, she’s shocked to discover he’s left casino debts totaling more than one million dollars. Unless she sells the family home, making herself homeless, she cannot repay the debt.

Under difficult circumstances, self-made billionaire Jake Benetti, owner of the Arabian Nights Casino, meets the incredibly beautiful Lia Constantine for the first time. As soon as he sees her, he knows she holds the key to unlocking his broken heart. He cannot allow this highly alluring woman to slip through his fingers. Caught between the past and the future, he makes her an offer she simply can’t refuse—until Lia repays her father’s gambling debts, he owns her, mind, body, and soul.

Lia is into the BDSM lifestyle as much as Jake is, but with their D/s relationship beginning to blossom, will the money drive a wedge between them? Can they ever find happiness together?

 

Review: I’ve read Jan Bowles before and I have always loved her books.  This one is no different as her writing style is very entertaining. One of the things I really liked throughout this story was the emotional intensity between the two main characters.

Lia is strong woman who knows what she likes and doesn’t put up with any crap from anyone.  Her hidden vulnerabilities just made me like her even more.  Jake is this intensely strong male character that is mysterious and sexy and just as emotionally vulnerable as Lia. For me, being emotionally vulnerable is an important element in a story for me to connect with it.   And while Jake is the sexy dominant male, he’s just so likable I felt the need to forgive his dominant tendencies. Lia manages to keep Jake on his toes throughout the whole book but still submits to him. I loved that about this story.

Of course, I can’t say how the book ends without spoilers but it’s safe to say that this book is well worth the read!