In Debt to the Dom (Guilty Pleasures #1)
At twenty-eight, Maddie James has risen through the ranks of investment bank Goldstein Rivers to achieve great success. All of that changes when she receives a demand for half a million dollars for the safe return of her sister. Torn between her allegiance to her job and the demands of the kidnappers, she secretly wir
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Maddie (h) has been working for a big investment bank and was up for a promotion that she desperately needed. She recieved a dvd that shows her younger sister being held captive and they want 500,000.00 that she didn't have. Her house was up for sale but until it sold she was out of luck. The only thing she could think to do i...more
IN DEBT TO THE DOM is a quick and sexy read, featuring a hot and loving Dominant that made me want to turn to a life of white-collar crime!
Maddie James is on the fast track at the investment firm run by Keaton Rivers until she gets a ransom demand for her "nothing but trouble" sister. She embezzles money from her job to pay the ransom with the intention of paying it back as soon as she sells her house.
Unfortunately, Keaton finds out first and confronts a very sc...more
All of this changes whens she receives a movie, and demands of half a million dollars from kidnappers for her sisters safe return. Torn between family and her ethics she has but no choice but to steal the money from the company she works for in hopes that it is not noticed. However, Keaton Rivers being the owner discoves the money missing, and in t...more
I liked how she refused to sleep her way to the top at the beginning of the book but after they became lovers and he gave her a promotion she was all like, hell yeah! No, don't worry, Maddie, you were just worried about being called a whore the whole damn book.
And that ending, man. Everyone is fine and we're all going to go live in our pink, fluffy world with pink fluffy endings. Especially you, sister-whose-name-starts-with-s-but-I-don't-care-enoug...more
the Plot: I was continually frustrated with the female protag, but the plot was a good idea.
the sex aspect: This was the only reason I read it. It was fun. Had me squirming, but wasn't great.
As a conclusion: The plot was good, I enjoyed it, but it could have been executed a lot better. This book had the feel of a Harlequin book....with sex. For a non-Harlequin book? Bad.
***Note: This is pretty much the same review for the rest...more
The best parts were the erotic scenes where I could forget about the fact that Keaton is blackmailing Maddie into sleeping with him. I couldn’t quite get comfortable with that part. To me, D/s relationships should be based on trust and the fulfillment of mutual needs, and to base it on just blackmail seemed a lot selfish and a bit disturbing. However, Ms. Bowles’s approach to it made the issue mostly innocuous. It all turns out well, with Keaton helping Maddie address her embezz...more
In Debt to the Dom by Jan Bowles tells the story of Maddie James and her growth to a strong and more empowered woman. She’s certainly used and abused by her family, and Keaton isn’t much better to be honest. The way in which the author redeems this character is very good, so that while he may not start out as a dream hero, he sure ends up that way. I rather enjoyed the character development in this story. You really did get lost in the pages as the story unfolded for these character...more
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As far as I am concerned he should have been horsewhipped for his action on the shooting range.
Nowadays, Jan channels all that enthusiasm into penning erotic romances with a delicious, sexy BDSM theme. She loves writing about strong heroes and heroines who aren't perfect. While their flaws may be man...more