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A billionaire for Christmas...tied up in a bow. The Recluse: Ever since his parents died in a holiday car accident, Harvey Caine has shut himself away with his lingering injuries and his guilt, hating Christmas more with each passing year. Clinging to the one obsession that keeps him alive-wrest control of Caine Enterprises from his aunt. When his longtime friend mentionsA billionaire for Christmas...tied up in a bow. The Recluse: Ever since his parents died in a holiday car accident, Harvey Caine has shut himself away with his lingering injuries and his guilt, hating Christmas more with each passing year. Clinging to the one obsession that keeps him alive-wrest control of Caine Enterprises from his aunt. When his longtime friend mentions a niece who needs a job and a roof over her head for a few days, Harvey agrees, figuring his mansion is large enough to ignore her. The Maid: Professional BDSM Mistress Kelsey Marley doesn't do "ignored." She's been hired to do what she does best-push the billionaire's buttons until his defenses crack. The paycheck will buy her dream of owning her own bar. The Figgy Pudding Thickens: As Kelsey administers the discipline Harvey needs to release his pain, she realizes too late they're getting too close, too fast. If he finds out she's been bought and paid for, this holiday might go down in his ledger as a big fat loss for them both....

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The Billionaire's Christmas Bargain Reviews

  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    2019-04-01 07:36

    My personal favorite of the trilogy. Hurt/comfort doesn’t always work for me usually because there’s a magic peen involved that cures all that ails and I find that flippant not to mention condescending. PTSD is no joke and it’s not something one gets over after being fucked particularly well so when an author treats it with the gravitas it deserves I take notice. I also have a soft spot for protags with disabilities and when their love interests find the beauty in the disability rather than being repulsed by it or worse pitying them it gives me good feels.Harvey lost his parents and came within an inch of dying himself in a car accident. He was left with burns on the left side of his body and almost lost that arm altogether. Since the accident he’s become agoraphobic, his depression has devolved into severe avolution and a near constant state of irritability which mostly gets directed at his devoted butler, Gordon Maxwell. The grumpy ones and me… *sigh* they amuse me.Gordon decides to take action driven by the belief that Harvey is a submissive and contacts Lilly who reaches out to Kelsey who agrees to pose as Gordon’s niece for 10 days to gain entrance to the Caine mansion and hopefully kick start Harvey into rejoining the living.Kelsey was orphaned by her mother at 16 after the two of them struggled to make ends meet for years, moved frequently and did without more often than not. She barely toughed out high school while in foster care and at 18 she was on her own. Nothing has ever come easily for Kelsey, but somehow she’s managed to retain her compassion and empathy for others. She’s devoted herself as a dominatrix to giving her subs what they most need as a professional. She’s never had a sub of her own who would devote himself to her. Until Harvey I don’t think it was even on her radar.Gordon offers her 50K for 10 days worth of work. She’s been saving to buy a bar and with that capital her dream can become a reality. However, she ends up becoming attached to her client. Harvey’s bluster and growliness are too enticing to resist. A girl after my own heart. The energy they generated was a pleasure to read.I could’ve done without the nickname thing but that seems to be a recurring theme in this series, however there was less decorating and more focus on the couple which I also greatly appreciated. The evolution/recovery may have been rushed a bit, but the author was careful to emphasize how important therapy is to Harvey’s long term well being rather than relying solely on BDSM as a panacea. She also did a nice job building their relationship and not rushing to Pound Town via Kinksville which I had trouble with in the first two books. The pacing of their relationship coupled with the fact that they both have hurts that need some comfort swirled together with feels made for a winning combination. And there were some poignant moments with secondary characters as an added bonus.Despite it being the third of a series it can be read as a standalone and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys hurt/comfort and/or femdom stories.A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kat Desi
    2019-04-22 06:32

    This, I think, is my 4th or 5th Femdom read. While I have no aversion to it whatsoever, it’s just not my kink or it’s just not a theme that I would be eager to read. In fact, I didn’t read the blurb when I started reading it which I was very glad to do, because if I knew the premise of the story beforehand, that might not have ended up loving this book!Beauty and the Beast get kinky… and Beauty wields the whip. ;) Harvey lost his parents in an accident where he also almost died. The spoiled rich playboy turned into a recluse as a result, shutting himself away with scars inside and out. Nothing will console Harvey, especially not Maxwell’s niece who cleans the house in skimpy maid outfits. Mistress Kelsey will do anything to crack his defenses and help him heal… through pain.This isn’t my first Joely Sue Burkhart read. Having read this, I noticed now that she doesn’t just create stories for the sake of kink, instead her stories will throw you headfirst into a series of emotions with bonus kinky scenes that were tastefully written.The characters are more than just well-developed, dealing with their lives pragmatically just like you and I would have done. They were also consistent throughout the book.I definitely love her writing style. I could call it smooth, easygoing. Her way of writing hooks you into the world she’d created.This book is also an excellent gateway to Femdom books. I wasn’t scandalized at all and even enjoyed the scenes!Overall, great great great book! Looking forward to reading more of this author’s work. Highly recommended! :)This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-04-15 06:27

    Keep your tissue box handy. This is my favourite book in the series to date. Each book is better than the previous one. This one, I once again thought I knew what I was getting into when I accepted it as a gift. I thought it would be a short Christmas novella seeing Donovan, Lilly, Diana and Jackson again. I definitely knew it was going to be a femdom theme. Right... Whilst these four characters are in the book, it is all about a new couple - Harvey Caine and Kesley Marley. If I thought the last book was heartbreaking, this one pushed me over the edge. I think I cried the entire last five chapters of the book. This is in addition to the sniffling and desperate blinking to avoid tears from leaking down my face earlier in the book. And trying hard not to let my nose get stuffed up because it was late and my spouse would be mad if I was still reading. Because blowing my nose past midnight is definitely a no-no when I'm still awake reading.Kesley, let me count the ways I admire you. Kesley is determined to make it on her own. She is so realistic. She reminds me of a friend who does fetish videos for money too. Kesley's rejection over and loss in life is just painful to hear. It makes her appreciate the unexpected gifts and pay it forward. All I can say is, the coat gift moved me so much I felt it physically. As for Jackson, he is so hateful yet I liked it. It isn't that I pitied him. More that I felt so badly for him. He is doing everything he can to cut of his own nose. The anger and angst from him is truly painful for me to witness. I felt helpless like Maxwell. Unable to help someone who desperately needs it but refuses to reach out is sometimes worse.The BDSM in here is very good. What I liked is how Kesley refused to go into it on a lie. I too thought better of her. The way Kesley dommed Jackson is impressive. The D/s in here is so penetratingly private. I am almost uncomfortable watching Jackson break apart. I liked how Ms. Burkhart shows that BDSM is not the cure. BDSM is not therapy. Can it be cathartic? Definitely. Kelsey is an amazing dominant and so very thoughtful. Another dominant in this series I admire. Ms. Burkart is 3 for 3 on writing fabulous female dominants.The plot and conflict in this story is more involved than the previous two. It is set up so well and I liked how it resolved in such a healing manner. Ms. Burkhart is a gifted storyteller who pulls all the emotions out of me in this book. I felt joy, anger, frustration, amusement, sorrow and contentment. One thing to note because now it is two books in a row. Please Ms. Burkart, Original Glenmorangie is hands down the best. A double neat, please. Glenlivet and Johnnie Walker Blue? Blech. If I have to, I'll accept Glenfiddich. If you can find it, which is only in Scotland, I highly recommend Ginger Tam's. I digress. This book is highly recommended to kinky romance lovers who enjoy angst with a happily ever after.*I received this book as a gift. No review was requested. I wrote one anyway.

  • Talltree
    2019-03-31 08:26

    2.5 stars

  • Heart5
    2019-04-14 09:27

    Harvey Caine is a truly miserable person. Horribly scarred both physical and mentally by an accident that killed both his parents, he has become a recluse in his own mansion. The only contact with the outside world is through his servant Maxwell. After watching Harvey slowly deteriorate for three years, Maxwell decides to take drastic action. He enlists the help of Lily from The Billionaire Submissive who introduces Maxwell to professional dominatrix, Kelsey Marley.Kelsey has struggled her whole life, but has found success as an online dominatrix. She hesitantly agrees to pose as Maxwell’s niece in order to work her way into Harvey’s life. She maintains a firm plan to get in, help Harvey realize a need in his life he didn’t know he had, then get out. Kelsey is surprised at how deeply drawn she is to Harvey. I really liked this story. The characters in this story were all well developed, and seemed very much like real people. Kelsey makes for a very likeable Domme, she is tough, but still kind. That is sometimes a tough combination to pull off with femdom, but the author does a very nice job of it. Harvey manages to be submissive while still maintaining his alpha male qualities. It is also nice to read a story were the lead male is not physically perfect. The pace of the story is nice. While the entire story takes place over just a couple of days the author writes in such a way that the relationship doesn’t fell rushed. I rated this 4.5 stars rated up to 5. I received a copy of this book through the BDSM group onGoodreads.

  • Sultry Steamy Reading
    2019-03-27 03:18

    I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.Do you know any book that's sexy, kinky, and arousing without being to explicit on sex scenes and without all the dirty talk and filthy words coming out from the main characters' mouths? There are only a few of them like that. Joely Sue Burkhart writes those types of books. My first book from her was One Cut Deeper, and while that book felt eerily like a book I've already read, I loved the hell out of it. The suspense, kink, and romance were all well-balanced, and the characters were all complex and unpredictable.This book is for all you readers who adore femdomme. The story wasn't really written for kink alone. This isn't just about hot sex and BDSM. Individually, both main characters were richly written. They had their own back story that had nothing to do with each other. The hero was your tragic prince who became a recluse after a heartbreaking tragedy. The heroine was the one who brought down his walls. It's basically a beauty and the beast fiction that's hotter and kinkier. I'm a big fan of this author, so I know that whatever BDSM story she comes up with will always have emotional content as well as the mind games and thrill that are missing on a lot of BDSM books. I will surely be looking out for mroe books from her.

  • Dee
    2019-03-31 04:39

    This story made me feel nearly every emotions possible! Hope, despair, outraged, happy, sad, surprised, humored... and finally all owey, gooey.The turmoil Harvey went through after his parents died in a tragic accident, was heart-breaking. Survivor’s guilt weighing so heavily on his shoulders, he shut people out of his life and became a recluse. Maxwell, who had been part of the household long before Harvey's parents died, with the only person allowed inside his space. The guy stuck by him despite being fired every other day. He was a wonderful character, closer to Harvey than one could imagine! And what a wonderful surprise that was.Then out of love and desperation, and seeing something inside Harvey, he hadn’t even realised about himself, he sought out a person he hoped would have the skills to finally get through to Harvey. I will admit I had some reservations about how Maxwell went about things, but I also why he did it, and his heart was in the right place. Enter Kelsey - another delightful character. I loved the interaction within the house and the way both her and Max banded together to help Harvey, without bowing to his spoiled rich kid behaviour. Then there was the whole issue with his Aunt which added another level of suspense to the story. The story kept me enthralled throughout. In the last 20% a number of ‘sweet things’ happened, which I found a little too convenient. But hey it’s a Christmas story and magical things happen at Christmas time! Erotic/BDSM content – If you’re looking for a book with a heavy focus on a domme and/or sexual content you WON’T find it here. There is one scene in the middle, which actually took away from the rating of this book for me. Harvey didn’t even know what BDSM was prior to meeting Kelsey, and yet one paddling fixed what no therapist or meds’ could in three years. I didn’t get that. Not that I’m saying it can’t happen. I think that happened around the midpoint, and then there was no ‘sex’ until the very finally chapter. I highly recommend this story to people who enjoy fully developed characters, an emotion plot and a little bit of loving. Even though this is tagged as book 3, it can totally be read as a standalone. In-fact not once did I feel it even aligned with the first two, besides the title. ARC gifted by author, no review requested.

  • Nadine Bookaholic
    2019-04-03 09:17

    I haven't read many FemDom books but of the few that I have read I have to say this one is my favorite. Harvey has been severely burned in an auto accident that also claimed the lives of both his parents. Since then not only has he been hating the Christmas holiday but he hasn't stepped foot out of his home in over a year. Gordon Maxwell is more than just the family friend, he cares for Harvey deeply and wants to help him get control of his life again so he enlists the services of a Mistress. Kelsey (the Mistress) poses as Gordon's niece that is in need of a job and a place to stay for the holidays in order to see if a Dominatrix is what Harvey really needs. Harvey pulled at my heartstrings right away, I was pulling for him even when he was plotting against his Aunt. He needed the help that Kelsey could give him if he would just get over himself. Kelsey and Harvey work well together, their chemistry was just right, not over the top. I hope there are more books in this series, I would love to get a peek into Kelsey and Harvey's life later down the line. I love seeing Lilly and Donavan from The Billionaire Submissive and we also got a peek at Jackson and Diana from The Billionaire's Ink Mistress.***This book was provided by the Author through the BDSM group on Goodreads in exchange for my honest review***

  • Deborah
    2019-04-22 05:15

    Harvey is in a miserable place. He's the only survivor in a car crash that claimed the lives of his parents. Severely burned, he turns into a recluse feeling so much guilt after they lost their lives coming to pick him up from a drunken Christmas party. Since then he has had very little contact with the outside world. His saving grace is Gordon Maxwell, servant to his parents and has taken care of Harvey his whole life. Maxwell is more than just a servant though, he is a family friend. He cares for Harvey and wants him to gain control of his life again. After everything he tried has failed, he decides to hire a Mistress to see if she could help Harvey.Kelsey Marley poses as Maxwell's niece needing a few days shelter and a short job for the holidays. Unbeknownst to Harvey, she's the Dominatrix Maxwell hired. She believes she can help Harvey deal with his pain and guilt. Little by little he opens up to Kelsey.I felt so many things for Harvey. The disaster his life became after the crash was so sad. He had so many cards against him and he constantly wars with himself. He believes he's been wronged by everyone including his Aunt who"stole" his company when he was in the hospital. That fuels his anger and he spends much of his time and energy plotting revenger on her.It is apparent Maxwell loves Harvey and really just wants to help him. He's stuck by Harvey through it all and was the only person Harvey kept around. Even after he treated him so poorly, Maxwell never entertained the thought of leaving Harvey. He had his own demons to deal with too. I really enjoyed him.Kelsey and Harvey seem to be right for each other. They had a fair amount of chemistry. I really loved her and felt she had the right amount of intrigue and pressure to get Harvey to finally open up. Coming from a childhood of nothing, she never uses Harvey's rich boy behavior against him. She's a tough cookie but handles Harvey with sincerity and compassion. The beauty/beast dynamic works so well. She was the ray of sunshine Harvey finds he needs.I really adored this story! It's listed as book three in the Billionaires in Bondage series but it can easily be read as a standalone. There are a couple of appearances of previous series characters, so I recommend reading all of them! Joely Sue Burkhart writes such vivid scenes, it feels like you are a voyeur! The sexy talk is hot and the bit of kink works. I love her writing style and she is fast becoming a one-click author for me! I definitely look forward to other books in this series and hope we get a glimpse of Kelsey and Harvey down the road!5 stars/4 flamesI was gifted a copy of the book by the Jeep Diva for the express purpose of an honest review. The rating and review are solely my opinion and in no way was I compensated.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-01 03:24

    This was the first book I've read with a Domme and I absolutely loved it! I love when the female character has a strong personality and you definitely get that with Kelsey. She is hired for her skills as a Domme in order to bring the recluse Harvey out of his house and back into the world. It has a Beauty and the Beast feel to it, but this Beauty is no shrinking violet. Harvey is a man that has locked himself away from the world after being rescued from a car fire that left him not only with the physical scars of that fire, but also the emotional ones that followed as he lost his parents in the car accident. Blaming everyone around him and only keeping his longtime family butler Gordon around, he plots revenge against his aunt. His one desire is to take back the company that he feels she stole from him. At his wits end with worry over Harvey, Gordon seeks help from Domme Kelsey. He feels that having her around she may be able to break Harvey out of his shell with a firm hand. With a huge payday at the end of what is to only be a week long visit, what has Kelsey got to lose?It was very interesting to see the story unfold between Kelsey and Harvey. I liked seeing it from the opposite side of a female dom. While I love a strong alpha male, I very much enjoyed the interactions between the two and where the story led. You will definitely not be disappointed with this book!!**I received an ARC for an honest review**

  • Rosemary
    2019-04-20 08:36

    A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review (thank you!!).I am quite the fan of Joely Sue Burkhart (especially since reading One Cut Deeper), so was thrilled at the oppurtunity to read her newest story, The Billionaire's Christmas Bargain. Stories with a Mistress and a male submissive are not ones I read all that often, though when written well I find the dynamic fascinating. Harvey, the male lead has become a recluse after a car accident kills his parents and injures him. I always have a soft spot for injured male leads and this had a Beauty and the Beast feel to it that I ate right up. When Henry's longtime friend hires professional BDSM mistress Kelsey to bring him back to life, she thinks she's just taking a job with a big paycheck that will help assure her dreams. As she tries to get through Henry's defenses she begins to realize that her feelings for him are growing well past a job and worries about his reaction when he finds out she was hired. I loved this story - a holiday story about two extremely compelling and interesting characters with kink and all kinds of emotions. I think my favorite thing about Joely Sue Burkhart's stories is that, while kink plays a role in the story because it is part of the characters' lives, it never overwhelms the storyline. This is a wonderful, emotional holiday read that I highly recommend.

  • Susie
    2019-04-26 06:26

    Received from the author in exchange for an honest review via the BDSM Group on Goodreads.Oh wow, what a read! I really enjoyed this one! The beginning was a bit too overladen with details for me, particularly details that the leading lady, Kelsey, is unlikely to have known. Beautiful descriptions, yes, definitely, but I don’t believe that she would have understood the composition of food, or such specific colour details, considering she grew up dirt poor and has had to fight for her every dime.But, aside from that…! The story was full of delicious detail. The BDSM elements, in my opinion, are very mild compared to some of the things I’ve read, so those looking for a heavy erotica without too much kink would find this perfectly safe. Kelsey explained her every move so well, so you were never lost in the story, and the sex wasn’t the predominant part; the storyline was done really well, with the scenes forming the bonus. Wonderful rich and believable characterisation just made it all near perfect!So definitely an author I’d like to revisit! Let’s see where we get to…!Final rating: ★★★★☆ – Really liked

  • Avril
    2019-04-11 06:12

    Compares to the first two, this one was a softball.

  • dommebooks
    2019-04-16 06:11

    Great book!

  • Socalgal5
    2019-04-15 11:33

    The Billionaire’s Christmas Bargain was a wintery surprise. I was definitely in the mood for a femdom story but as the story unfolded it was so much more. The story has a Beauty and the Beast theme. Harvey is scarred physically, emotionally and mentally from a car accident that killed his parents. Gordon Maxwell is his butler and family friend that has been with Harvey’s family all his life. Kelsey is a Domme cam girl. Gordon believes that Kelsey’s services might be able to help Harvey but knows Harvey won’t allow anyone in the house. So Gordon tells Harvey that Kelsey is his niece needing a place to stay.This story was so full of love, sadness, pain and forgiveness. The journey Harvey takes throughout the story makes you want to hug him, punch him and then hug him again. He can truly be a beast but when the author delves into the intense pain and guilt Harvey is in so much of his actions and reactions become more plausible. Though I thought the story was going to more heavy in regards to the BDSM, I am very glad the author presented the scenes they way she did. It gave more depth and connectivity to the story and the characters.The relationship that truly won my heart over was between Gordon and Harvey. Gordon’s whole life is centered around taking care of Harvey the way a parent would. The devotion and love that Gordon has for Harvey was beautiful to read. On the surface Harvey’s pain masks his feelings for Gordon but Harvey truly loves Gordon and knows he would be lost without him.Kelsey was a delightful heroine. She is the second heroine I have read recently that likes herself. I hope it’s a trend. She doesn’t shy away from who she is or what she does. She has gone through a tremendously difficult past and definitely still has some emotionally baggage due to that but she doesn’t let it completely define who she is as a person. She has reservations about helping Harvey without his knowledge of who she is or what she does. They way Kelsey interacts with Harvey and helps him is really touching. We also see her conflict and her feelings for Harvey. She sees how much Harvey needs to work out his issues and wants the best for him. Their romance is slow and sexy. There is definite heat and passion between these two.To read the breakthroughs that Harvey has was joy filled. I also really liked that the author didn’t make Harvey’s healing complete through his experiences with Kelsey. Harvey went through great trauma and more professional help would be needed and the author readily points that out.The Billionaire’s Christmas Bargain was a hot and delightful read. It was great to take on the Beauty and the Beast theme. It also showed these characters as individuals with pain, love and forgiveness. It also had some really fun femdom interactions. I will definitely be reading more stories from this series.** ARC was provided by the author in exchange for honest review **

  • Jen
    2019-04-14 11:10

    I LOVED this book, but I think I needed to have a box of tissues handy for the last half of it. It kept me in tears quite a bit. This book wasn't as BDSM heavy as the others, but it had a great storyline that really pulled at your heartstrings.Harvey is a self-imposed recluse billionaire. His parents were killed in a car accident years ago and he was badly burned and scarred due to the accident. He's a pretty bitter person and his life plan is to take his company back from his aunt since he thinks she stole it out from under him when he was in the hospital after the accident. Gordon, the family butler/close friend and only person Harvey allows in the house, has had enough of Harvey's bitterness and loneliness. So, he enlists the services of Kelsey, a BDSM Mistress, to play the part of Harvey's niece so that she can gain access to Harvey and try to break him out of his funk. Kelsey agrees to the plan since it comes with a nice paycheck that will help her buy the bar she wants to run. She grew up poor and didn't have a lot, so she wants something different for her life and this is her ticket to get that since she can just walk away in the end of her assignment.It takes a lot of work for Kelsey to break through Harvey's walls. He's in denial, suffers from PTSD and depression and still blames himself for the accident that took his parents. He's in desperate need of therapy, but I was really impressed with Kelsey's ways of trying to get him to open up. She was able to read him quite well and her methods worked. She offered him a should to cry on afterwards and provided him with the care and companionship he needed at the time. Of course, Harvey has to go and mess things up by insulting Kelsey in a bad way and he runs her off. He also manages to really hurt Gordon as well, which really broke my heart since the guy was nothing but great to him his whole life. There are some twists in the story that were unexpected for sure. I didn't see the whole family relationship thing coming into play for Harvey, so that was interesting and broke my heart all over again to hear the story. In the end, Harvey makes things right with Kelsey and they get their HEA. I really liked how the author didn't just gloss over Harvey's psychological issues (PTSD, depression, blame, etc.). She made sure to point out several times that he still needed to see a therapist to work through these things, in addition to the 'therapy' that Kelsey provided him. She also kept you emotionally invested in the book the whole time. Overall, a great heartwarming story with a Beauty & The Beast vibe.

  • Julie Barrett
    2019-04-19 09:17

    The Billionaire's Christmas Bargain is a fun and sexy holiday themed femdom novel, complete with a tortured hero who hates Christmas and everything that goes with it. It is the third book in the Billionaire's In Bondage series, but it can easily be read as a standalone. Joely Sue Burkhart writes the best femdom stories around, she expertly blends emotion, humour and passion to create must read books. I absolutely loved this book, it is definitely in my top five femdom romances.Harvey Cain lost his parents in a car accident that also left him with physical and mental scars. He has become a recluse and hasn't left his gloomy mansion for years. Family friend Maxwell has tried everything to help Harvey but nothing has worked, so he comes up with a dramatic plan to hire a professional Domme to see if submitting to her will help him. Kelsey enters the household pretending to be Maxwell's niece who needs a few weeks work. As she begins to break down Harvey's walls she develops strong feelings for him. But how will he react if he discovers that Kelsey's services have been bought and paid for?I must admit that I have a soft spot for grumpy, irritable heroes, especially when they are paired with a strong heroine who is intent on melting the frost around their heart. And you can't get much grumpier than Harvey! I just loved his grumbling and how he tried to hide the joy that Kelsey brought to him behind his grouchy mask. Yes he's spoilt and arrogant, but Kelsey helped us to see through Harvey's hard outer shell to the good man beneath.The chemistry between Kelsey and Harvey was sizzling, they were such a good match. I also thought that the BDSM scenes were really well done and they were hotter than hell. The Billionaire's Christmas Bargain is a fabulously kinky Christmas story - five stars!I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

  • Arys
    2019-04-21 06:24

    The Billionaire's Christmas Bargain by Joely Sue Burkhart is book 3 in the Billionaires in Bondage series. It is utterly sexy, emotional, and I enjoyed the whole Beauty and the Beast aspects to the book.Harvey Caine hates Christmas. Left broken and scarred in more ways than one after a car accident involving his parents, he's shut himself from the world, plotting revenge. However, this Christmas season, things change as his only friend hires a professional BDSM Mistress, Kelsey Marley, to break down his defenses. Needing the money, Kelsey takes the job, under the pretense of being the friend's niece and moves into Harvey's home. Then things begin to heat up from there.I really enjoyed reading about Harvey and Kelsey. Kelsey is a strong heroine, who hasn't had things easy, but is still filled with dreams and the ability to love and forgive. She is definitely the right person for Harvey. The D/s scenes between Kelsey and Harvey are emotional and fit so well within the story. I also enjoyed Gordon's character, Harvey's longtime friend and servant. He is a supporting character but layered as well. Overall, this is a great story that I highly recommend. Though it is the 3rd book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone. However, I definitely recommend reading the others because you'll definitely enjoy them just as much as this one. (My favorite of the three is The Billionaire Submissive. A must read.)(Received an ARC from author for an honest review)

  • Christine
    2019-04-08 08:31

    I'm usually not a big fan of holiday-themed romances, dommes, or even the haunted billionaire who needs BDSM to feel again theme, but even my inner Scrooge enjoyed this twist on the Beauty and the Beast trope. Kelsey, our heroine and domme, was a fantastic character. Strong, confident, sexy with hidden vulnerability, she was a Mistress who had real empathy for the tortured Harvey Caine. This wasn't about power exchange but instead two wounded people learning how to heal. I liked her far more than Harvey who was, for the most part, an angry brat lashing out because he couldn't deal with the loss of his parents. But it was a refreshing change for the billionaire hero to undergo emotional catharsis and change as the heart of the story, rather than just intense insta-lust. Note: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • L. Sumner
    2019-04-14 07:15

    Like other reviewers, I received an advance copy for an honest review. I love a good romance with some kink for spice. In Joely Sue Burkhart's writings, you get strong individuals with human weaknesses, and usually one who loves submitting sexually, although they might not always realise it. In our grinch story, our hero is a reclusive grinch, badly scarred and afraid to go out in public. Our heroine is also strong but flawed. Together they provide mutual support and overcome their challenges, just as a good romance should. JSB provides the right balance of explicit sex and kink without getting crude, along with interesting characters and great interactions between them. I gobbled it up in one sitting.

  • Al *the serial series skipper*
    2019-04-22 05:11

    I liked this book but i didnt enjoy it as much as the previous 2 written. It took place in less than 10 days and that's too short IMO to form a relationship especially a lasting one as this book implies considering its BDSM. I had expected a longer time period to see the progression of the character and without it it seemed rushed. Still an enjoyable read. Very few people write a good femdom book like Joely Sue Burkhart

  • Patricia Marvin Hilfiker
    2019-04-06 03:28

    I received this book through a goodreads give away. This isn't the type of book I generally read. I did like the story line of dealing with the loss of his parents and feeling it should have been him. I could have done without the sexual stuff.

  • Christine Capani
    2019-04-08 11:16

    Very nice third book to this sweet set.