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The Billionaire Submissive (Billionaires in Bondage #1)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  168 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
"Lesson one: She makes the rules. Lesson two: Refer to lesson one. "

"Billionaires in Bondage, Book 1"

The Billionaire.

Donovan Morgan rules his billion-dollar international company with an iron fist. But in the privacy of his bedroom, he hungers for an iron lady to rule his body.

The Mistress.

Lilly Harrison helps her clients tame their personal demons by taming "them." Lots o
Paperback, 258 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Samhain Publishing (first published June 17th 2014)
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
I’ve waffled back and forth on this book for a couple days now and am still on the fence. I didn’t hate it but it wasn’t my favorite JSB. Not by a long shot. It’s cutesy with an undercurrent of cheese running throughout all of which is fine, but these two characters are just… unappetizing.

Donovan Morgan is a billionaire and a submissive that’s also an alpha. Tempting enough proposition. Who doesn’t like a challenge? I also like the role reversal of the power structure idea that this series is ce
Mandi Schreiner
This book has a really strong start but I had some problems with it after a while ( (pretty sure I've said that in 1,000 reviews). When the author sent me the review request, I couldn't help but be intrigued with a billionaire submissive hero. Donovan Morgan may be wealthy beyond all imagination, but he isn't pleased sexually. He craves to be dominated, but hates going to clubs, where he could be recognized or just plain embarrassed in public. So as any wealthy person does, he hires a private ...more
Lesson one: She makes the rules. Lesson two: Refer to lesson one. - A woman after my own heart.

I really enjoyed this story. It made a nice change to read about a billionaire on the receiving end of a spanking; one who was willing to take it like a man ;)

While the story was well written and edited, I did struggle with the amount of internal dialogue from both main characters.

Copy received as a gift from the author, via BDSM on Goodreads group.
Nadine Bookaholic
This is the first book I have read that had a Domme as the lead female character in the story and a high powered CEO of a multi billion dollar empire as the submissive and that was only one of the reasons I was drawn in right away.
Donovan and Lilly are great together, I was rooting for them right from the beginning but they each had their hang-ups and had to push past their fears to get what they wanted.

While this was the first book I have read by Joely Sue Burkhart it won't be my last.

This boo
Oct 03, 2014 Heart5 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r2r
Donovan Morgan is the typical billionaire CEO and alpha male that is so common in erotic fiction these days. What is not so common is that Donovan is a sexual submissive. Although he knows what he desperately needs from a mistress he has yet to find a woman strong enough to truly control him. Lily/Mistress L is a stained glass artist and professional dominatrix. She works with a very small group of carefully selected submissives and only offers domination with no sexual conduct. Lily maintains ...more
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Yea, I wasn’t sure how much I was going to enjoy a male submissive until I started reading this book. Joely Sue Burkhart brought me to heel right from the beginning of this story and I cannot wait to see where she brings us in the Billionaires in Bondage series.
Donovan was amazing right from the beginning. He knows what he wants and needs and he will not stop until he gets the Mis
Dec 13, 2015 Wollstonecrafthomegirl rated it really liked it
I thought this was great. And I'm so not usually into books with female doms [have decided, as ever, not to ask myself what that says about me] but this totally worked. Great sex and amazing dirty talk. The writing was fluent and the plot ticked along nicely. I have a criticism and that's that it was all too neat. It was a bit too easy for these characters to work it out and fall into their kinky HEA. Given Donovan's hang ups about it and Lilly's strange unable to let go control issue (which ...more
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I should be ashamed. I am not sure why Ms. Burkhart is still so kind go me. I just realized i read this book in 2014 and I not only didn't rate it, I didn't review it. I am a bad bad girl.

I am a huge fan of Ms. Burkhart. When I saw this title and her offer for me to read it, I must say, I hesitated. Because, I am not a fan of super rich men getting their way... blah blah blah. I mean at this point in my life, reading this type even if it is something many readers want to read, I just don't. I mu
I didn't read past the sample. I really didn't get the right kind of vibe from the characters.

When Donovan saw a photo of Lilly he described her as, not a gorgeous woman but eh, kinda attractive. I think I was offended for her.If she's his Dom, and he only finds her somewhat attractive, it kind of ruins the whole worship thing especially because when she meets him she's so intimidated by his looks that she nearly, very obviously falls over in front of him.

Also, for a Mistress, Lilly is very self
Jan 03, 2016 Limecello rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
lol I debated between giving this book 4 or 5 stars ... and I think this is my "political statement" that I think the rating should overall be higher? (Especially after skimming others)

ANYWAY - I LOVED FREAKING LOVED that the hero was a billionaire and the ~submissive. So much more in touch with reality.
Didn't looove all the domme stuff but I could get on board with it (I can appreciate something without liking or loving it.)

There were some spots of course that I took issue to, but I really li
Apr 09, 2015 Avril rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**Have all the GODDAMN STARS** Everything about this book was ON POINT. Er'thing. So freaking good. I find there's not enough Domme/sub books out there that delivers what I want...which is something that's not freaking mechanical and reads like a manual. This was some smooth deliciousness. And lucky for this reader I already snatched up book two.

Ooh. Found another star in my back pocket *pelts it at the author* Yaass, that's an extra one for you, bae. 'Cause you werked it.
Jan 05, 2015 Yvonne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It's rare to find a woman in a Dominant role and this was tastefully done without making her seem un-likeable. This is one book I can re-read over and over.
3.5 stars

Easy read, good for those who like a bit of role-reversal and femdom.
The Romance Evangelist
A copy of this book was provided to me by the author for an honest review at The Romance Evangelist.

Joely Sue Burkhart is one of the writers I wish would release more books each year because I enjoy reading them so much. Her Connaghers series is one of my favorites in contemporary BDSM romance, so I was thrilled to hear that she was starting a new Billionaires in Bondage series with this first title, THE BILLIONAIRE SUBMISSIVE. Sure, it’s an overplayed trope, but who better to breathe new life i
I read a rough snippet of this book when Joely Sue Burkhart was in the very early stages of writing it and I knew right then and there this was a book I HAD TO read! So when an early reading copy was offered to me I grabbed it faster than a kid in a candy store!

This book was everything I expected and more. I read it in practically one sitting because I just couldn't stop reading. Lilly and Donovan were awesome characters and I loved reading their journey to the HEA. These two characters were la
Sep 25, 2014 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, audio, bdsm
More a 3 1/2 for me.

I felt the story had a logical plot and the characters were believable. I loved that the lead female character was a Domme. It was a nice switch from the usual Alpha Dom BDSM book.

I do wish there was more background as to how Lilly got into the lifestyle. I think this aspect of BDSM stories is usually skipped (mostly b/c the Dom is a man and for that reason we expect A MAN would be into dominance). I would have so been interested in hearing a little more back story for Lilly
I enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would! I've read one other book, that I can remember, when the man was the submissive and the woman was the dominant. I liked that book quite a lot but I still didn't know if this story line was one that I really liked. Fortunately this book was pretty great and I'm damn glad I decided to read it! The heroine was feisty and so was the hero. With their dynamic I wouldn't mind reading more of them! This was overall a pretty light hearted tale, no ...more
Oct 07, 2014 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm
3.5 stars

In general I liked the character dynamics -- the power imbalances in most of the billionaire romance scene kind of bother me, and I liked how this book addressed the issue and how the author took the trope and made the heroine the Domme and the hero the sub to balance things out a bit, in what seemed like a playful way.

It did seem a little magically perfect in places, but if you're a fan of sweeter romances that might be ok with you. If you're a fan of darker romances, this might not do
This is one of the best BDSM books I've read, and the absolute best with a female dom/ male sub dynamic.

I enjoyed Donovan and Lilly's story and I liked that there was an exploration of Lilly and Donavan as people outside their d/s relationship.

Lilly and Donovan fall in love not because they are the perfect d/s couple but that is a facet of their relationship. They spend time out of their persona's and actually connect as regular people something I enjoyed with their coupledom and also just becau
Christine Capani
Aug 09, 2016 Christine Capani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-femdom
The only complaint I have about this book is that it was too short! The characters were wonderful, and their interactions both in the bedroom and out of it were engaging. I love books with a Domme and an Alph male power-sub, but only when there is real emotions and romance involved, and this one did not fail to deliver.
Peche Esse
Apr 24, 2016 Peche Esse rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle, own, audiobook, dnf
Zero interest. I thought the male character was unlikely and both characters were inconsistent. Boring, irritating, bleh. I added a dnf category just to put myself out of my misery.

This is why I prefer m-m.
Apr 06, 2015 Veronikka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm surprised at how much I liked this. I didn't expect to be on a roll with all the romance I've been consuming. Weird.
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