Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire (MF)

Guilty Pleasures 4

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 43,101
33 Ratings (4.5)

[Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, spanking, sex toys]

When her husband dies suddenly, twenty-nine-year-old Ella Williams turns to the only man who can help—Maximiliano D’Alesandro. Unfortunately, Max thinks she is responsible for his best friend’s death. Without his help and guidance, her life spirals out of control.

The thirty-four-year-old Sicilian billionaire and alpha male Dom needs just one thing to make his life complete—a submissive woman who enjoys the BDSM lifestyle as much as he does.

When Max discovers Ella’s wild and reckless ways, he literally takes charge of her life, both in and out of the bedroom! However, as their D/s relationship blossoms, some important information comes to light that shocks Ella to her very core.

Will Max save Ella from self-destruction? Or will the truth finally drive them apart?

A Siren Erotic Romance


Jan Bowles is a Siren-exclusive author.

Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire (MF)
33 Ratings (4.5)

Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire (MF)

Guilty Pleasures 4

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 43,101
33 Ratings (4.5)
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ROSE THAT RULES ALL (5 STARS): "Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire is the fourth book in the Guilty Pleasure series by Jan Bowles. I chose this book because I liked the author. I have read several of her books and they are all great. Ella just lost her husband to suicide. She is drowning in her grief, so she acts out. Ella seems the type of person the needs the structure that being a submissive brings. The author did a great job with Ella’s emotions. They came across as very real and multidimensional. This character had depth that many authors do not go into. Max is reeling from the death of his best friend and places the blame where he thinks it belongs at Kirk’s wife’s, Ella, feet. When Ella seeks him out he is reluctant to help her. Max does not want to betray a friend, even a dead one. After meeting her several months later he gives her a second chance. Max character was a character that I truly liked. He did not abuse his power. He was a fair person that lived by his morals. Ella’s transformation from the beginning of the book to the end was nice to see. I love happy endings and the journey toward those happy endings. The chemistry these two had went beyond the bedroom. This is one of the few books that I will go back and read. I love this series and cannot wait to read more from Jan Bowles." -- Victoria, Romancing the Book

5 STARS: "Ella’s soldier husband just home from Afghanistan has committed suicide and she is devastated. His best friend Max blames Ella for the death, but neither of them can imagine what prompted Kirk to take his own life. Ella finally convinces Max that Kirk’s death was beyond any help either of them might have given, and she enlists his help in finding out the truth. Max has long fancied Ella, but he has to tame her flighty ways before she will be his ideal submissive. This is not so much a BDSM book, although there are some elements of that here. It is more a recovery of souls from a trauma that haunts both Ella and Max because of Kirk’s death. Ella now feels that if she failed Kirk, then likely it was her fault somehow, so Max won’t want her either. Max is on a mission to help Ella regain her equilibrium, and he feels that his Dom side will protect Ella and teach her that she is a person worth having and worth loving. When Ella finally finds out the truth about Kirk’s last days, she loses all her newfound confidence. It’s up to Max to bring her back to reality and love. I liked Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire a lot. I liked Ella’s journey and thought it was very well done. I have reviewed other Bowles novels and now follow her and read whatever I can of her books. I think this may just be the best of the ones I’ve read. Looking forward to more." -- Alberta, Manic Readers

4.5 STARS: "Maximiliano D’Alesandro is reeling from the suicide of his best friend and there is only one person to blame, the wife who led him to his death, Ella Williams. Looks can be deceiving though, as Max begins to realize there is more to his friend’s death than what he thought.  Ella is not to blame and his guilt for the harsh accusations he made towards her has him wanting to protect her, if only she could see him the way he needed as a Dom. I thought this was the best so far of the Guilty Pleasure series. The story tugs at you emotionally as you grieve with both Max and Ella, but as they begin to discover something special between them it becomes magical. A wonderfully written story that will become a favorite for fans of Jan Bowles." -- Emily, Sensual Reads

4.5 BLUE RIBBONS: "Max feels that Ella somehow is responsible for his best friend’s death. When she seeks out his help he refuses to help her out of her situation. He feels that he would be betraying his friend if he were to offer her his assistance. Although Max has all the riches the world has to offer, there is one thing missing from his life- a submissive woman to complete his BDSM lifestyle. When he learns that Ella also has an interest in BDSM, it intrigues him enough to give her a second chance. Will he be able to put the death of his friend behind him to discover what the future holds for Ella and himself? GUILTY PLEASURES 4 – LOVE SLAVE TO THE SICILIAN BILLIONAIRE is yet another exceptional book by legendary author Jan Bowles. Whenever I see this authors name I know that I must read her latest offering. Few authors can compare to her writing style. She manages to weave a BDSM story like no other author I have ever experienced. GUILTY PLEASURES 4 – LOVE SLAVE TO THE SICILIAN BILLIONAIRE is a book with great substance. It provides a well written BDSM book and also dwells on love, loss and the hope of finding the saving grace that only true love can provide. Few authors’ can even dream of writing a book that provides so much emotional entanglement. To experience a book written by Jan Bowles is a pure literary treat." -- Suzie Housley, Romance Junkies Reviews

4 DELIGHTFUL DIVAS: "Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire by Jan Bowles is part of the Guilty Pleasure series, but does not need to be read in order to appreciate the storyline and the characters. Max is devastated when his best friend dies and out of duty and honor takes care of his widow even though he is suspicious that she was to blame. The insight into our hero’s head in the beginning of the book truly hooked me and brought Max and his delicious persona to life. Ella was equally dark and mysterious, bringing mystique to her widowed stature, which kept you teetering on cheering for her or against her. Seeing the shift in her once Max took her into his life was palpable. She truly blossomed into the enchanting submissive he knew she hid deep inside. Wonderfully erotic scenes filled with just the right amount of BDSM and sensual sex. If you are looking for an erotically suspenseful novel that is well written with a mouth watering Sicilian naked quite often, then look no farther than Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire by Jan Bowles. You will find yourself wishing you were his Love Slave soon enough." -- Susan, Dark Divas Reviews

4 ANGELS: "Ella's husband dies suddenly and tragically and when she turns to his best friend, Max, she's shocked that he rejects her pleas for help. Max had seen Ella enter a seedy hotel room before her husband's death and thinks she was having an affair. What's more, he thinks she's probably interested in his death. Once the story is set straight, he's able to admit his attraction for the lovely widow and what results is a torrid love affair, her submission to his fierce dominance. But as time progresses and she heals from the tragedy of her husband's death, she learns some things about the man she married that may prevent her from continuing her relationship with Max. The sex and intimacy in this story was red hot. I felt so deeply for Ella's loss and all the details she discovered about the man she married, the man she thought she knew. Max was sinfully sexy and there's no mistaking his physical appeal. However, I was appalled that he would jump to the conclusion that Ella was responsible for her husband's death. His anger and bitterness toward her without even allowing her to defend herself was horrid and it almost made me dislike him. Almost. He did, however redeem himself in the end." -- Bella, Fallen Angel Reviews

4 STARS: "Love Slave to a Sicilian Billionaire is book 4 in Jan Bowles Guilty Pleasures series, I haven't read books 1, 2 or 3 yet and was not lost. From what I can tell they not are connected in any way, other than they are about the BDSM lifestyle. Ella is newly widowed and having an incredibly hard time dealing with the death of her husband, Kirk. Secrets and lies have come to light since his death adding to her devastation. Everything hitting her all at once throws her into a course of self-destruction and despair. Ella feels lost, she wants a man to take control of her and her life, she's always been interested in the BDSM lifestyle and knows that Max is a DOM. But he won't have anything to do with her because he blames her for her husband's death. Max has been restless with his subs and realizes he wants something stronger, a D/s relationship where he owns his subs heart, body and SOUL. When Max finds out things were not as he thought, he stops fighting his attraction and need to help Ella. He realizes with patience and love Ella could be the ONE. But will he be able to pull her out of the despair and destructive path she is on. Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire takes us on Ella's journey from a widow in despair to a woman confident with her sexuality and a submissive who has learned exactly how much pleasure a loving DOM can give. Max is a loving, but stern DOM who was exactly what Ella needed in her life. Max is a sensual lover and even when doling out Ella's punishment you can see his care and love for her. I liked that Max told Ella he had to know a woman intimately before they explored a D/s relationship or played in his playroom, that being said, I did feel like they went from intimate to the playroom a little quicker than I expected. Overall Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire is an enjoyable, steamy read. There were some definite make me hot moments where I went "OH I WANT MAX!!" One in particular is when Max tells Ella "this is your sexual journey, not mine. I'm just the facilitator for your fantasies." (yes I swooned)" -- DiDi, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4 HEARTS: "Ella Williams has just buried her husband and can't really understand how this happened. Why did he do the things he did? And now she must talk to someone about him and the choices he made. But the only person she can talk to is her husband's best friend and he wants nothing to do with her. Max must know decide if he is going rescue her from herself or is it too late for that? Max is a Dom and he thinks that Ella can be a natural submissive and wants to show all the pleasure he can give her, if only she will listen to him that he knows what's best for her. This was a very enjoyable read. I will warn you though, there are times this book will hit you with the emotion. The dialogue was occasionally a bit trite, but not enough to overcome the plot which is the best part of the book. The author does a wonderful job of describing the characters' surroundings in very vivid detail. The beginning and middle of the book have a great set up and you want to know what is going to happen next. It is sexy, hot, sizzling, and erotic. Those are just a few of the words that I would use to describe this book. This is book four in this series by Jan Bowles and i have read them all and was not disappointed. I can't wait to see if a next book is coming from this author." -- Camilla Berg, The Romance Studio

4 STARS: "The events after Kirk Williams dies will forever change the way his wife Ella and best friend Maximiliano D'Alesandro will view life and each other. Ella and Max noticed immediately that something was wrong with Kirk after his last tour in Afghanistan. Max took it upon himself to follow Ella, coming to the conclusion that she was cheating on her husband. Ella believes that the post traumatic stress brought on from war and the lack of the military treatment for soldiers caused the events that led to Kirk's death. It isn't until months later that the events come to light and Ella has to find her way with the help of the very Dominant Max. There were a lot of twists and turns in Love Slave to the Sicilian Billionaire, the 4th book of the Guilty Pleasure series, that will make you sad, bring a smile to your face, and satisfy your many BDSM desires. Ella's world has turned upside down, and she finds that everything she knew was a lie, which takes an emotional toll on her and those around her. Max has always had feelings for Ella, but out of respect of his best friend he squashed those feelings. I appreciated that the chemistry between Ella and Max wasn't instant but built over time as both parties grieved for Kirk in their own way. The way Max decides to help Ella, with both professional help and the love of a Dominant male, keeps the story moving. The sexual acts between the two include an awesome playroom filled with benches, bars, clamps, whips, and so many other great sexy items. Ella and Max also engage in anal play, and there is a scene of a very explicit piercing. There were times when Ella really got on my nerves with her whining, but I had to remind myself that she was hurting and asked for help the best way she knew how. The use of a character that is deceased and is only accessible from memories and emails works very well and kept me interested. I really enjoyed this story with all of its emotional roller coasters." -- L.T. Blue, Just Erotic Romance Reviews

4 KINKS: "When Maximiliano D’Alesandro’s best friend dies, he assumes the worst. After seeing certain things, he blames Ella for Kirk’s death but we all know looks can be deceiving and Max finds this out for himself. So much was going on right before his eyes that he never saw and now he must decide on the right thing to do. Can he believe Ella is not who he thought she was or will he forever believe it was all her fault and loose his chance at happiness? I loved Max right from his first appearance in this story. He quickly learns that there is always more than what meets the eye. Max takes what he wants and right now what he wants is Ella. She is a beautiful woman who is hurt and in need, and Max finds himself wanting to be the man to protect her. I enjoyed watching Ella blossom. Seeing her feistiness return with Max’s help was also a nice read. The two make a wonderful couple. Ella learns that she has more than just a curiosity about the lifestyle and finds the perfect place that she has always longed to be in. I really enjoyed watching the bond of trust develop between the two. The attraction is always there but the trust takes time. Ella must learn to trust Max and let him in. Max and Ella must both learn to follow their hearts and not their pain. This was one hot read that takes you on an emotional ride. I was immersed in the story right from the first page and didn’t put it down until the very last page. The author brings Ella and Max to life brilliantly and their emotions burn up the pages making this a wonderful read that should be in every reader’s library." --Gabrielle, Kinky Book Reviews

4 STARS: "Ella is now a widow; her husband, a military man, killed himself--after trying to kill her. Max, his best friend, blamed Ella at first. Next thing you know, she is in his bed and heart. Now, add the point that he is rich and has a BDSM play room. You can see how hot this book is. Let's just say the sex will make you break out in a sweat just by reading about it. In the end, a little punishment and structure is what Ella needs. Just how far will their relationship go? Just what will she find out about her deceased husband? This book is awesome!" -- Stephanie Rollins, Book Reviews R Us

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Story Excerpt


Ella’s blue eyes looked huge and frightened as she stared up at him from a kneeling position. Her obvious vulnerability made him feel all-powerful. “Come.” Max stretched out a hand, and pulled her to her feet. He felt tiny tremors of anticipation pulsing through her fingertips. It felt good having her complete attention. When she stood in front of him, he cupped her chin, angling her face to his. He wanted to test her reaction, so he kept his voice low. “I should give you a good spanking for coming in here without my permission. I’m minded to lay you across my knee and redden your bare ass right now.”

“Please, Max. I’m sorry. I know I shouldn’t be in here.” Her eyes flared wide, and she snapped her head back defensively. “Please don’t spank me. I promise not to do it again. But it’s partly your fault, too. If you don’t want anyone to come in, then you should keep it locked.”

“It’s never locked.” He raised his brow, wondering how much she really knew about a D/s relationship. He guessed she had a lot to learn. It seemed to him that Ella wanted to blame everyone except herself for her bad behavior. “So, are you saying it’s my fault that you entered without permission?”

Her lips pouted. Gaining in confidence, she replied, “In a way, yes.” She looked around. “Besides, I don’t see anything special about this place. It’s just an empty room with an old chest in the corner. I don’t see why you’re so bothered that I’m in here.”

To keep calm, he spoke very slowly. “I see.” Max scanned the playroom intently, as though seeing it for the first time. Behind the large panes of mirrored glass lay his favorite toys. Large pieces of bondage furniture could be maneuvered into position at a moment’s notice. Each time he played in here he set the scene to his own personal desires. With the aid of mood lighting and the right buildup, he could create an atmosphere of dominance and surprise for his sub. At the moment it looked very barren and clinical. “Hmm, do I detect disappointment, Ella?”

“Max, I was curious, that’s all. I wanted to know what to expect.”

“Then I take it that you want to continue with our relationship?”

Ella nodded. “Yes, Max. I feel safe here. I haven’t felt this calm for a long time. And you make me feel…”

She shrugged her shoulders and he encouraged. “Go on. We shouldn’t have any secrets from each other.”

A pretty pink color stained her cheeks. “You make me feel incredibly sexy.”

He smiled, pleased by her frankness. “You do know I should punish you for coming in here?”

“Will you?”




Max tenderly kissed her butt, nipping and licking at her curvy, womanly rump with his teeth. “Mmm, such a beautiful ass. At a later date, I may well put this across my knee and discipline it. A good spanking never did a naughty girl any harm.” Then, without his tongue leaving her flesh, he drifted it up to the base of her spine, enjoying the soft moans that escaped her lips. His tongue traced the entire length of her flawless back. “Mmm, so beautiful.” He then kissed each shoulder blade in turn, caressing them with his lips. “Just relax, and go with the flow,” he whispered softly in her ear. “Now look at the painting on the wall.”

“The large abstract?”


He pressed a button on the remote. The large painting immediately began rising, revealing a giant mirror beneath that captured the image of them both kneeling on the bed. He could see Ella’s body, pale and petite in contrast to his larger and darker masculine frame. Just looking at their naked reflections, pressed together, made his cock harden further.

Ella giggled. “Max, you’re so kinky.”

He smiled into the mirror, connecting with her eyes, and raised his brows. “Hardly, Ella. The real kink is in the playroom, but you’re not ready for that yet.”

Max felt a quiver of anticipation jolt through her body. He knew Ella was interested in the lifestyle, but he had to take it slow. Someone as emotionally fragile as her needed time and space to make the right decisions. A D/s relationship wasn’t suitable for everyone.

“What I really like, what really turns me on, will be to see the expression on your beautiful face. That’s why I installed the mirror. I need to know what you’re thinking and feeling on an emotional level. You’ll find it heightens everything we do.”

He wasn’t sure if Ella understood, but she nodded anyway. Max held her possessively around the hips and then positioned his aching cock at the entrance to her moist pussy. He saw her reflection in the mirror. Her mouth parted and a whimper left her lips as he penetrated her cunt just an inch. My God. She felt deliciously tight, but he knew he’d hurt her if he continued. “Oh, baby, your little clit needs some extra attention. What you need is a clit ring. The added stimulation would make Ella one horny baby.” 

She looked shocked that he’d mentioned it, and she spoke out, “Oh, no, Max.” She shook her head. “It would hurt too much.”

He smiled. “Only for a second or two, and it heals very quickly, just a couple of weeks. You’d find the sensation during sex unbelievable.” He saw her mulling over the suggestion. That was good. If she was open to his ideas, he figured Ella would make a willing submissive. One he could mold into the perfect slave.

“My fingers will relax you for now. Remember, keep looking at my reflection.” He caressed a finger against her swelling bundle of clitoral nerves. Using the mirror, she stared into his eyes. The mirror enhanced his sexual arousal. Observing their reflection felt voyeuristic as though they were watching another couple fucking close by. He watched Ella bite down on her lower lip as his finger repeatedly circled her clit. Now she was lovely and wet and ready to be fucked properly. Her pussy throbbed around the tip of his cock, and he began sliding further inside, filling her slowly, inch by inch. Halfway in she began crying out, her back arching, begging him to fill her completely. Max had never been in a hurry regarding sex. To him it had always been an act to be savored and enjoyed. He had the control, and he’d learned over the years how to use it for best effect.

When he was almost seated to the hilt, he wrapped his arm more firmly around her waist. He then scooped her back against his chest until they were virtually upright. Her tight, wet pussy slid down the remainder of his shaft, burying him to the hilt in her body. Ella cried out, “Max, you feel so good inside me.”

“You too, baby.” Her eyes were hooded, and he reminded her, “Keep looking at our reflection.”

Her chest heaved with excitement, her lips parted, gasping, breathing in more air. Max squeezed her clit tightly between his finger and thumb, stimulating the nerve endings. “Come for me, Ella,” he whispered, licking her earlobe as he stared intently at her beautiful reflection. He kissed her cheek, and nuzzled her soft flesh, feeling her whole body spasm and throb around his cock. He wrapped an arm tightly around her, caressing her breasts, stretching and teasing her sexy, dark brown nipples as her cries reached fever pitch. She followed his instructions to the letter, never once taking her gaze from his.


“Nearly there, baby. Come for me, come for me.” He hissed breathily in her ear.

“Max, please. Dear God, what are you doing to me?”

He felt her cunt tighten around his cock, milking it for all she was worth. Her orgasm, when it finally crashed through, was explosive. He knew then, as she climaxed, that Ella would make the perfect slave.

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