Review: Tied to the Billionaire by Lisabet Sarai, Amy Armstrong, Sam Crescent, Cheryl Dragon, Tanith Davenport, Willa Edwards

August 28, 2013 Review 1

Review: Tied to the Billionaire by Lisabet Sarai, Amy Armstrong, Sam Crescent, Cheryl Dragon, Tanith Davenport, Willa Edwards

'Challenge to Him' by Lisabet Sarai

All the wealth in the world can’t buy willing surrender.

Andrew MacIntyre, heir to a vast empire of railroads, mines and mills, is the second or third richest man in America, and by far the most eligible bachelor among the society folk summering in Newport, Rhode Island. His mother has filled their opulent mansion with marriageable daughters of bankers and industrialists, but Andrew knows none of these callow young women can satisfy his perverse sexual needs. No respectable girl would ever consent to being bound and beaten, to serving and obeying him the way he craves. His money gives him the freedom to purchase anything except his heart’s desire—a submissive partner to share his life.

Independent, progressive and well-educated, labour activist Olivia Alcott has dedicated herself to improving the lot of the workers who toil in the factories that have made Andrew and his class so wealthy. The strike she organises triggers a confrontation between her and the handsome billionaire. Although their disparate backgrounds and values make them natural foes, something stronger draws them to one another—an intuitive recognition of complementary fantasies.

Andrew offers Olivia a bargain— better working conditions for the mill staff, in return for a weekend of her unquestioning obedience. Olivia will help him deflect the attentions of the potential mates assembled by his mother, as well as providing more intimate services. Given Olivia’s origins, a more enduring relationship appears impossible—but Andrew is not the sort to give up something he wants.

'Hot for Him' by Amy Armstrong

Is self-confessed control freak Elena able to let go of her fears to win her heart’s desire - the enigmatic billionaire Charles Hunt - a man who requires nothing less than her absolute submission?

When feisty wild child Elena Meadows is invited to Cannes by her uncle Henry, the timing couldn’t be better. A successful interior designer in London, Elena is a stout believer in the old adage work hard, play harder, but her fast-paced lifestyle is beginning to take its toll. A week basking in the heat of the French Riviera sounds like the perfect way to recharge, but upon her arrival she discovers that Henry has been inadvertently called away leaving his business partner Charles Hunt to man the helm. Elena has always been attracted to the American billionaire, but found his dominant personality at odds with her own.

Charles has never hidden his desire for Elena, but will accept nothing less than her absolute submission. If Elena could learn to relinquish control, they would make a formidable couple, but breaking the habit of a lifetime doesn't come easy for a self-confessed control freak even though the sexual tension between them sizzles hotter than the midday sun.

'Belonging to Him' by Sam Crescent

He won't take no for an answer.

Simon Allen is a billionaire and a dominant. He takes what he wants and to hell with the consequences. From the moment Hope Pattern enters his office for her interview as his personal assistant, Simon knows he is going to have her.

Taking Hope as his sub is the easy part. She gives him everything: her body, her trust and her heart. But she refuses to be his wife. Simon will not give up until Hope is his wife. He hasn’t become a billionaire by giving up. Hope will be his.

She is crumbling under his domination. What will happen when she gives Simon that last part of herself? Will he be done with her or will he finally prove to her what it means to be his woman?

'Devoted to Him' by Cheryl Dragon

Both from broken homes, Jason and Fiona take marriage very seriously. Will tradition ruin their kink or make them even more committed?

Jason Abbot is a man who has everything, including the perfect submissive fiancée. His parents’ ugly divorce and

Fiona’s lack of a father at all in her life has him convinced that commitment and tradition are the only ways to make them both feel safe. Marriage won’t curtail their bondage play or his dominant side. However, one change seems only logical—Jason has shared Fiona with other Doms before, but how can he share his wife? When she starts questioning that change, his doubts grow. Being a good Dom is one thing but being a reliable husband is another.

Fiona loves only Jason but enjoys letting Doms-in-training practise on her and pleasing two men in role-playing scenes. She also knows just how much Jason loves to share and watch her in action with other men. Her entire sex life is about what Jason wants since he fulfils her needs perfectly. Commitment doesn’t have to mean cutting out what they both enjoy. She knows she can live without other men, but marriage is forever and she doesn’t want him to grow bored with her. Pleasing him is all that matters and she knows when pushing back is better than obedience—especially when he punishes her so well!

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of bondage, spanking, piercing, hot wax, dominance, and submission between consenting adults. One scene of MFM sex with double penetration (no MM content).

'Ready for Him' by Tanith Davenport

She's ready for him—is he ready for her?

In the bar at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Jade Bleecker celebrates with her three best friends, all of whom are there to get married. Jade is their bridesmaid, and beginning to believe that three times a bridesmaid really does mean never a bride. Tattooed, pierced and a martial artist, Jade is used to inspiring fear rather than desire in men, and even if she did find one who could handle her—well, no man is worth trusting with her body.

But as she is leaving the bar, she comes upon a mugging in progress and, with a few swift moves, makes short work of the mugger. Invited up to the victim's room for a nightcap, she is stunned to discover he is Will Vandenmeer—billionaire poster child of the Vandenmeer hotel and casino chain, and owner of The Sanctuary, one of the best-known BDSM clubs in New York City.

Jade finds herself hopelessly attracted to the sensual, dominant Will, and when he offers to induct her into the world of BDSM, she accepts…but can she truly give herself to him, and is Will ready for what Jade has to offer?

'Working for Him' by Willa Edwards

To complete the merger of his career, can Richard convince his submissive Serena to be tied up in a whole different kind of knot?

Serena Carter looks forward to the Vertical Aeronautics company meeting every year. Not for the hour-long lectures on corporate policy or earning reports, but to meet with her Master, the billionaire CEO of the company, Richard Barrett. For the course of the week-long conference, they meet to explore their dark desires for submission and domination, only to part ways at the end of each meeting to their own separate lives. Except this year her Master has a surprise that will surpass anything they’ve explored before.

Richard loves his time mastering Serena. She’s the perfect sub, obedient without being cowardly, responsive, and just as interested in a little no-strings fun. But when the biggest deal of his career starts to go downhill due to his playboy ways, he gets the great idea to ask his little subbie to marry him, to give him a more conservative image and close the deal. But she stuns him when she rejects his request and flees, forcing him to reassess his plan.

Can Richard convince Serena that his proposal is more than just a business arrangement? Or will he lose his favourite submissive because of his own stubborn pride?

Title: Tied to the Billionaire
Author: Amy Armstrong, Cheryl Dragon, Lisabet Sarai, Sam Crescent, Tanith Davenport, Willa Edwards
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Hellhound in Hollywood, Defying the Moon, Geek in the Woods, Runaway Cowgirl, The Angel Wears Prada, Challenge To Him, The Ingredients of Bliss, The Eyes of Bast, Incognito, Adam, Belonging to Him , Ready for Him , Working for Him, Owned for Christmas, Three's a Charm
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: August 16, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 263
See the title at Goodreads
Stars: four-stars

As this is an anthology, my first for that matter I wasn’t overly sure how to review it. Thanks to Vanessa I decided on a mini review for each. Here goes:

Challenge to Him by Lisabet Sarai

Rating: 3 stars

Flame rating: 4 flames

My review:

This had such an interesting beginning. I found myself very intrigued and glued to the pages. Lisabet Sarai managed to create such an fascinating scene set in the early 1900’s. The story was intriguing and very passionate. Andrew and Olivia fantastic and very surprising characters. They very suited to each other. And then it ended. Rather abruptly without really following the story line. It jumped a few steps that made it make less sense. Left me with the feeling that it was a fuller story and then cut to suite the purposes of being made into a short. Would have given it a lot better rating if not for that.

Hot for Him by Amy Armstrong

Rating: 4 stars

Flame Rating: 4 Flames

Very fun, very exciting and very well described.  Elena is very controlling in her work life as well as her social life. Charles is the very dominating presence in her background. She finally consents to give in to her desires and his demands. It makes for a very tantalizing, toe curling read. The characters were well rounded (which is rare for a short, I think). And the story line was ended quite nicely.

Belonging to Him by Sam Crescent

Rating: 5 stars

Flame Rating: 4 Flames

Imagine this – a woman tied up, unable to do anything for herself. Her partner keeping her prisoner. Hoping for a yes to his marriage proposal. Can you just think of all the possibilities? Sam Crescent has. It was so sweet, and passionate. So heartfelt and very, very hot. You honestly do not know until the last possible moment if Hope is going to give into Simon’s demands. Whether or not she will be able to trust him enough with this final surrender. You cannot help but feel her mistrust and his frustrations. Very well set out.

Devoted to Him by Cheryl Dragon

Rating: 3 stars

Flame Rating: 4-5 flames

I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about this one from the start. So it must be said that I didn’t feel that this specific one was my kind of read from the synopsis, and I was right. It was a good story line, well described and thought out. The characters were well rounded and easy to picture.  I just wasn’t overly fond of them. I found Jason a bit lacking as a dominant and Fiona a bit eager to be shared. We did however, end on a good note and I felt good after finishing it.

Ready for Him by Tanith Davenport

Rating: 5 stars

Flame Rating: 4 flames

This was such a fun read. Jade is so not your typical submissive. She isn’t even really your typical heroine. A green Mohawk, various facial piercings and numerous tattoos she isn’t quite what comes to mind when you think of submissive woman. However Will is exactly what comes to mind when you think of a dominant. Even with their obvious differences they make a fantastic team and they work amazingly well together. A great story with a good ending and a huge possibility to be more.

Working for Him by Willa Edwards

Rating: 4 stars

Flame Rating: 4 Flames

Richard and Serena has a long standing arrangement. Once a year for a week she is his. His to do with as he pleases. Until he wants to make her his wife. Suddenly this amazingly submissive Serena kicks up a fuss and shows him the road. It made for an interesting read that kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters were interesting and fun. The story was not quite unique but written in such a way that it didn’t really matter to me.

Over all? A great compliment of stories to make for a fantastic read. Devoured in one sitting. My overall rating: 4 fantastic stars. 

Reviewed by Angleique

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