Tamed by the Dom by Jan Bowles
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Length: Short Story (119 pages)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Spanking, Toys, anal play/intercourse
Rating: 3.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle
When Katrina Masters returns to Fairfax, Texas, after seventeen years away, she finds things have changed. The guy she had a crush on at high school is now running a sex club and is a Dom to boot! Common sense tells her to steer well clear, but she’s sorely tempted by his job offer.
Self-made man Colt Donahue is a strict Dom. His business, Club Fusion, is a great success, and he’s not about to let the local Sheriff or the narrow-minded people of Fairfax close him down. He’s here to stay.
From the moment he sees Kat, he wants her. Just one look in her sultry hazel eyes, and Colt knows the sassy, outspoken woman is for him. Nothing would excite him more than making her submit to his will.
Colt shows Katrina what a Dom is really capable of, but can he tame the firebrand into complete submission?
Life is about choices and every choice has a consequence. Katrina Masters is learning this lesson the hard way. Her attempts at looking like a success take a nose dive in the face of reality and credit sharks upon returning to her hometown. Will Kat learn that appearances aren’t everything and being tamed by the Dom is what her heart desires?
Despite the title, Tamed by the Dom is not a hardcore BDSM story. Colt is the owner of Club Fusion and participates as it pleases him but until Kat Masters returns to town in a cloud of dust, he hasn’t committed himself to keeping a sub. When events place Kat in his employ and later in his debt, Colt sets out to teach the prickly raven haired beauty that giving over to his care doesn’t mean losing control.
Ms. Bowles has penned an engaging little novella with two characters that truly needed each other. Colt and Kat are similar in that they both feel like they don’t belong. Where they differ is in how they react to those feelings of being the town outcast. Colt has the self-confidence to follow his dream and build a club that caters to kink. Kat tries to buy the respect of her hometown by looking successful when in reality she is anything but successful. Ms. Bowles does a beautiful job showing Kat’s personal growth through her gradual submission to Colt.
The plot is well defined as is the conflict and resolution. If a short story with a sweet romance and some light and yet steamy BDSM is what you are in the mood for, pick up a copy of Tamed by the Dom.