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Friday, March 18, 2011

Bought For The Billionaire’s Bed by Jan Bowles

Bought For The Billionaire’s Bed by Jan Bowles
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (109 pgs)
Other: Voyeurism, M/F, bondage, spanking, anal sex,
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Thirty-five-year-old self-made billionaire Trent Mavers needs more excitement in his life. The social scene in New York has left him thoroughly disillusioned. When he meets twenty-five-year-old Swedish beauty Mia Johansson at a charity auction, he believes he’s found the perfect woman. Sexy, alluring and highly intelligent, she is dressed to kill and is everything he desires.

However, Mia is not all she seems. She is hiding her true identity. After a night of unbridled passion in the billionaire’s bed, she soon finds herself in serious trouble when her deception is uncovered. The only person who can save her now is Trent Mavers, the very man she has deceived.

Is he acting out of kindness by spending thousands of dollars to help her, or has the billionaire really just bought her for his bed?

The movie Pretty Woman has nothing on this story, which was what came to mind when I started reading this book. Only, in this case Mia Johansson was not a hooker but a young woman working in a low paying job and a student of fine art who wanted to see a painting up close at a social gathering. My blood started to boil in chapter one because her boss told her that “one needed style and panache to pull off a social gathering” and that Mia was lacking in both department. Boy! Talk about pulling me into the plot and heating me up right off the bat--that did it.

For a short story, Ms. Bowles did amazingly well in playing on the reader's emotions while bringing the characters to life. In this book, you will find one evil uncaring woman who needs a lesson in how to treat people, Trent Mavers, a billionaire who likes being an alpha male in both the business world and the bedroom and Mia Johansson, poor but pretty art major who loses her heart to the stunning billionaire.

The only thing I did not make a connection to at first was the title of the book, which I felt did not truly go with the plot as I imagined it would until the end. Even so, when the plot turns and I read, “The hussy has cost me a small fortune. I’m gonna make damn sure I get my money’s worth out of her first before I drop her.” Then the title clicked and made sense in how one of the characters felt even if it was a misunderstanding and gave the plot a wild new twist to one of the most breathtaking love story I have read in a long time.

This reviewer is looking forward to reading more of Jan Bowles books and will recommend this one to anyone who loves the movie Pretty Woman like I did. I'm betting you'll enjoy both the plot and the writing style in this story.

1 comment:

Jan Bowles said...

Thank you Myrtle for such a lovely review.

I'm so glad you enjoyed Trent and Mia's story. Jan x