Taming the Boss Lady (MF)

Masters of Submission 3

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 44,478
23 Ratings (4.2)

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

Twenty-nine-year-old Kelly McCloud is not the average submissive. CEO of a large corporate company, she demands and gets respect wherever she goes. Surrounded by weak yes-men, Kelly yearns for the touch of a dominant man—someone who can relieve the pressure in her hectic life.

Natural Dom and Club Submission owner Matthew Strong is instantly drawn to the sexy, self-assured woman. Just who is this opinionated, outspoken lady who frequents his club night after night? When she turns down all the other Masters, he decides to take control.

At thirty-five, Matthew has the experience to handle any woman, however important she may believe herself to be. With a little careful training, he can mold Kelly into the perfect sub, but when enemies from within surface unexpectedly, his well-laid plans may just have to be put on hold.

Has Matthew finally met his match taming the boss lady?

A Siren Erotic Romance


Jan Bowles is a Siren-exclusive author.

Taming the Boss Lady (MF)
23 Ratings (4.2)

Taming the Boss Lady (MF)

Masters of Submission 3

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 44,478
23 Ratings (4.2)
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Cover Art by Jan Bowles
Love the book and the series.
I didn't think this series could get any hotter, but Taming the Boss Lady proved me wrong. A well-written story, a hero to die for and a strong heroine who I wish was me. And the sex? My Kindle has taken to its bed to recharge its frazzled circuits! Ms Bowles is truely one of the most talented writers of BDSM. Next one please!
Marie Jermy
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5 BLUE RIBBONS: "With her father’s failing health, twenty-nine year old Kelly McCloud had been left in charge of McCloud Energy. Since a young age, her father had groomed her to one day take over the business empire that he had built. Whether in the boardroom or in the bedroom Kelly is a woman who knows how to take and maintain complete control. All work and no play makes for a very restless woman. Kelly's inner soul calls out for her to find a man to dominate her spirit. The perfect man comes in BDSM club owner Matthew Strong. Matthew’s strong confident presence is hard to resist. Matthew Strong is captivated by the woman who has been visiting Club Submission. He recognizes that the lady he has nicknamed “the raven” is a strong independent woman with a restless spirit. He knows that as a Master Dom he has the power to make her want to submit to his wishes. Will Kelly give into her innermost desires and allow Matthew to dominate her mind, body, and soul? Or will her independent nature be too strong to allow someone to take complete control of her body? MASTER OF SUBMISSION BOOK 3 – TAMING THE BOSS LADY is yet another masterfully crafted BDSM novel that adds another delicious topping to the Master of Submission series. This reviewer has been blessed to have a front seat and experience all three of the Master of Series titles. Each one has left a lasting mark in this reviewer’s heart. For the best experience in exploring the BDSM world, there is only one author’s name you need to remember, Jan Bowles." -- Suzie Housley, Romance Junkies Reviews

4.5 STARS: "In the third book of the Masters of Submission series, Jan Bowles gives a high-powered executive the perfect cure for the stress in her life: a BDSM partnership with a Master who knows how to give her what she needs. In addition to a sizzling sexual adventure, Ms. Bowles adds a suspense plot twist to threaten the love growing between Matthew and Kelly. The author beautifully describes Kelly’s development as a sub as she falls madly in love with her Master. Can the CEO of a major company and the owner of a BDSM club have a future?" -- Candy, Sensual Reads

4.5 STARS: "Kelly needs a man and not just any man, she needs a strong man who can tame her. Kelly is tired of all the men who have tried to be with her and decides to go to Club Submission and find one herself. Being in control of such a big corporation is hard job and sometimes Kelly wants an escape. One look at Mathew and Kelly thinks she has found him. Will the two find a connection or has Kelly picked the wrong man? I really enjoyed Taming the Boss Lady. Kelly is a strong woman who has needs and wants and is not afraid to go after them. Mathew is a great man and a good Dom. He is patient and caring and shows what a big heart he has when it comes to Kelly. The two hit it off right from the start. Each time the two have sex it is hotter than the last. Kelly is excited and turned on by being dominated and Mathew is just the man to do it. Even as he dominates Kelly we can see the love that he has for her. The first scene they have in Mathew’s kitchen was both hot and touching. Kelly needs help and Mathew is more than happy to give it. It was nice to see the bond these two form as their story goes on. Taming the Boss Lady is not only a spicy romance, featuring some hot D/s sex, but a beautiful love story." -- Gabrielle Lee, Just Erotic Romance Reviews

4.5 NYMPHS: "Kelly takes over from her father, not knowing she has an enemy she will be blindsided with. Because of her position, she has had a problem finding a man that will dominate her and not be so impressed with her position, it affects the relationship. Matthew realizes exactly what she needs and sets out to give it to her. Taming the Boss Lady, the third book in the Masters of Submission series, takes a look at a very powerful woman that seems to scare men once they realize who she is. Matthew doesn’t care about that with the exception that she didn’t tell him herself, so he pushes her to make sure she knows it makes no difference to him. As the book progresses, we get to see the difference that being a submissive in her personal life, to another powerful figure, relieves her stress to the point she is able to do what she has to. Kelly’s story is so true about powerful people in positions that seem to rule their lives to the point of excluding everything else. The health problems that this creates are also highlighted. I really like the solution the author gives us within this story about living the BDSM life. I realize that this is not the answer for everyone, but it works here. I loved Matthew. He accurately assessed what Kelly needed, though in real life communication is the key in this lifestyle. I was really blindsided by who Kelly’s enemy was, because it really threw Kelly’s world into turmoil. I should not have been surprised by the reason the person did it for, because it happens all too often in families. This series is one that can be read as standalone books, though I will be reading the series again. I am looking forward to the next book." -- Amazon Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews

4.5 KISSES: "For the past several years, Kelly McCloud has wondered where all the strong men like her father have gone. Groomed to be the CEO of McCloud Energy, she’s had to take charge in the boardroom and finds herself surrounded by wimpy men. Hoping to find a strong hand in the bedroom, Kelly frequents Club Submission in search of a Dom. Almost ready to give up on her quest, she catches the eye of one of the club’s owners Matthew Strong. Will Matthew be the one to tame the boss and bring her carnal fantasies to life? Jan Bowles continues her Masters of Submission series with what I feel is the best book yet of this enjoyable series, Taming the Boss Lady. Raised exclusively by her hard-working father after her mother died so young, Kelly keeps hoping a man will come along who matches her father’s work ethic and tenacity. Dismissing all the men in her current social circle, she dismays over finding the perfect mate. Knowing she’s a submissive at heart, Kelly travels quite a distance to Club Submission hoping she’ll find a Dom and be able to keep her private life to herself. Many Doms have approached Kelly over the course of her visits but she dismisses each one as not right for her. When she spots Matthew Strong a tingle goes up and down her spine. Could he be the man to tame her? Matthew sure has noticed Kelly in the club before and is well aware of the others she’s dismissed. Wisely assessing the situation and wanting to make this beautiful creature his, Matthew takes her on an erotic tour of the club. As they visit the various public and private rooms in Club Submission, Matthew senses Kelly is not ready yet to submit to his will. What a shrewd Dom Matthew is to keep his conversation light and not engage in any D/s love play. Matthew continues to pique Kelly’s curiosity letting her know in reality it is the submissive that calls the shots in a D/s relationship. Will Kelly be able to let her fierce competitive tendencies go and find the joy of ultimate submission to another? I loved how Ms. Bowles gave these characters real depth as they explored their true desires. Kelly learns it’s not weak to embrace her femininity under Matthew’s loving touch. Matthew tames Kelly with temperance in Taming the Boss Lady, engaging in some red-hot BDSM play which left me squirming in my seat. I sincerely hope Jan Bowles returns to this delightful series in the future because Matthew’s brother Ethan should be the next to find his perfect submissive." -- Victoria, TwoLips Reviews

4.5 STARS: "I always enjoy Bowles’ novels and this one is no exception. She delves into BDSM, but it seems to be a kinder, gentler BDSM than some I have seen. She really takes the ‘safe consensual’ part of the lifestyle to heart. Kelly is young but has been handed the reins of her father’s oil company when his health fails. She’s not worried as Dad has groomed her forever to take his place. However, reality of being totally in charge of a billion dollar company 24/7 is quite overwhelming. She has no life outside the company, and she yearns for someone to take charge of her life in some small way. She ends up at Matthew’s BDSM club where he is fascinated by the take-charge woman, and he longs to make her understand that giving up some of her famous control can lead to pleasure beyond anything she has ever known. As Kelly learns what she needs to know, she falls deeply in love, but sinister forces are at work to wrest control of her company from her. How can Matthew ever help her with her problems with her Board of Directors? How can Kelly ever give up even a modicum of her company power as Matthew wants her to do, without losing everything? Taming The Boss Lady is a nice little story, good characters, interesting villain that I didn’t suspect at all. Good plane or cottage read." -- Alberta, Manic Readers Reviews

LOVELY ROSE (4 STARS): "I have to admit since I’m among friends here that I have an emotional commitment to this series. When I reviewed the first two books, I had no idea what I was getting myself into and now I am fully committed to reading as much of this series as I can get my grubby little hands on. I’m still unsure of how I feel about all aspects of the BDSM lifestyle. It scares me and I feel better when the author conveys the submissives’ anxieties, fears, and uncertainties within the story. I don’t know if I could commit to a BDSM relationship and it intrigues me when these strong independent women enter into these kinds of relationships. These kinds of stories help me live vicariously through the submissive’s point of view, as well as the dom’s point of view. This story involves one of the owners of club submission and his story. I really wanted to know more about one of the owners of the sex club. What is he like in his personal relationships? What kind of a man is he? What kind of a dom is he? Is he a good man? Is he a jerk? Matthew is a very strong man and is committed to ensuring that things WILL go his way. He can be very uncompromising at times but he really has Kelly’s best interest at heart. He’s not a jerk but he can be overbearing. He’s not gentle, and he loves in his own way. Kelly is a woman that is used to doing things her way and learns the hard way that the only way is Matthew’s way. I wanted to not like Matthew because he could be so hard toward Kelly, but he was the way that he is to help her find the freedom she needed. It sounds overwhelming and it can be, but Matthew protects Kelly from those overwhelming feelings and helps her be a better person. I have to admit that while Matthew wouldn’t be the kind of dude I could see myself with, I respect him because of his value system and his commitment to his relationship, his business and to himself. Kelly is a strong woman and she comes to realize that submitting doesn’t make her weak it makes her a women who is in touch with what makes her happy and whole. I really like that about her. I have to say that the climax of the story took me by surprise and I have to hand it to you Jan that I had no idea. You totally rock. If BDSM is your thing, invest in this series, and if you’re new to this genre, give them a try." -- Lori, Romancing the Book

4 STARS: "The sexy interplay between two strong, independent characters ensures that the chemistry in the story is off the charts. And having a strong submissive woman as a main character is a great twist on a classic erotica plot. Lovers of BDSM will want to pick up this red-hot read!" -- Eve Polak, RT Book Reviews

4 KINKS: "Club Submission wasn’t always the premiere BDSM/kink club in town. It took a lot of hard work and Master Matthew knows that all it would take for thing to change is a single scandal or troublemaker. His best approach is to use a hands on approach to keep an eye on his club and members. When he notices the mysterious Raven coming back repeatedly yet refusing the attentions of even the most popular Dom’s he takes it upon himself as the owner/operator to find out why. Kelly McCloud, successful CEO, is respected and feared in the corporate world but that’s not what she’s looking for in her personal one. Kelly wants to be dominated by a man strong enough to handle her yet discrete enough to keep her involvement in BDSM a secret. When the owner himself offers to initiate and train her she feels she’s finally found someone she can trust to respect her privacy because there are those out there that would love to see her publicly humiliated, broken, and made to leave her career in disgrace. I’m a sucker for a BDSM club setting book so this one jumped out at me from the start. This stand alone installment of the “Master of Submission” series features a well respected & feared female CEO with a sub nature searching for her Dom. Of course the premise is she was looking for a safe place to find anonymous hook ups but be real, this is an erotic romance book and we all know there has to be a HEA ending. I liked the match up with these two. Alpha man personality who watched, observed, and used every tool in his arsenal including the club’s dungeon theme room to pleasure his sub. The play action isn’t too extreme as Kelly was an entry level participant in the BDSM lifestyle and it wouldn’t have made sense to include edge play or canes at that point. I would have liked to have seen more bratty behavior and snarky dialogue between the two which would have enhanced the chemistry and sexual tension between the two but felt the heat factor between them sizzled regardless. While this book was well balanced with good story line and well executed erotica I did have several issues that pulled me out of the pages with that head scratching confusion feeling. The first is that that Kelly was a high profile CEO who wanted to hide the fact that she was frequenting a BDSM club. If that was so why didn’t she wear any disguises? It would be just a matter of time before someone recognized and that was a major fear for her so that part confused me. Also, the changing POV takes that occurred throughout this story didn’t appeal to me . The challenge character motivation, actions that occur, and/or consequences because of those actions is what I live for so by taking that out of the mix it took away my choice of interpreting many parts of the book. Overall this book with its BDSM club themed story will appeal to those of you who love a good m-f erotica romance read. It has a suspense aspect that will keep you guessing the ‘who done it’ ending while enjoying some hot alpha Dom action." -- Penelope, Kinky Book Reviews

4 HEARTS: "Kelly is a CEO and her father is dying. She goes to Club Submission to explore BDSM and find out if that is what she is looking for. She knows that she wants a strong man to take control but she isn't giving up control easily. She is very picky about who is going to dominate her. Matthew has watched Kelly sit in the cool zone for a few nights and is wondering what she is doing. He is attracted to her and so when he hears that she has turned Doms down, he goes and approaches her. Kelly has been waiting for Matthew; he is her choice though she is going to make him work for her surrender. I absolutely loved the characters in this story. I was drawn to both of them from the very beginning of the story. They were written really well and are very real and relatable. This story keeps you guessing as you get to know the main characters and also secondary characters. There are many different personalities that all mix together and change. Kelly has to adjust to her submissive side, a side that she has hidden from herself and others for most of her life. There are a lot of emotions in this story, which I really enjoyed. Kelly and Matthew build a relationship full of true emotions that they let grow on their own. The sex is explicit and frequent but not overly so. It blends into the story well and because of the BDSM elements it helps their relationship and emotions grow. I liked the dynamics of their relationship. Matthew never takes away from Kelly being a capable women and CEO. There is plenty of action in this story to keep you entertained and guessing about what is going on and who is doing it. This is part of a series but the reader does not need to have read the previous two books." -- Lexee, The Romance Studio

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“Now to business, Kelly. What made you come to Club Submission? What do you want from us? And more specifically what do you want from me?”

Remaining remarkably composed, even though she sat on a bed with a powerful Dom watching her every move, she was pleased her reply was even and confident. “I have a high-powered job, Matthew. I run a large company, and a lot of people rely on me. I need to leave it all behind in my private life.”

“So you don’t enjoy being the boss?”

“Oh, yes, I do. I was born to be in charge.” She paused for a moment, looking for the right words. “It’s difficult to explain, but…in my job, I’m surrounded by simpering yes-men. They do nothing for me. I despise them. I’ve come to the conclusion I need a man to take control in my private life. I need to feel like a feminine, vulnerable woman. Rather than a woman men are frightened of.” She held out her hands, palms up. “Does that make any sense?”

“Yes, to me it makes perfect sense. Human beings have been hunter-gatherers since the dawn of time. The men always went out hunting, while the women stayed at home looking after the children and preparing the meals.” He sighed. “It seems the world has moved on, but our emotions haven’t caught up yet. Men and women of today are wired up exactly like their ancestors. This means men are hardwired to be dominant, and women are hardwired to be submissive. It’s been like that for millennia.”

A wonderful, glorious feeling of absolute calm flooded Kelly’s body. “Thank God, at last, a man who can understand me.” Their eyes connected, and she felt sure he could read her thoughts. “Kiss me.”

He stared at her for what seemed an eternity, before saying, “Come here.”

Desire pooled in her stomach, as she rose from the bed on wobbly legs, and slowly moved across to him. He stood only a few steps away, but it felt like a mile. As she drew inexorably closer, she felt his primal animal warmth and masculinity crossing the divide between them. Goddamn, what will this guy do to me if I let him?

A slightly triumphant smile drifted to his lips as he focused intently on her. His hands rested on her shoulders, before smoothing down her arms. Without warning he circled her wrists and held them tightly together behind her back. His dominant act of ownership thrilled and excited her. Her arousal went off the scale, making her pussy throb with need. A whimper of sexual craving spilled from her lips as his body pressed along the entire length of hers.

His hot breath whispered against her neck as he spoke quietly and ominously in her ear. “Understand this, regardless of how powerful you are at work, I’m in charge around here. I decide if, what, and when. My word is law.” Holding her wrists in one hand he grabbed a handful of her hair with the other, twisting it in his grasp, making her head tilt back, forcing her to meet his gaze. Gorgeous green eyes filled her vision. She could see flecks of gold, speckling his mossy green irises. Her back arched and her pelvis rested against his hips. Her pussy pressed provocatively against the obvious bulge in his leather pants. No man had ever treated her like this, and she liked it. Her breasts heaved as her nipples puckered into hardened points.

His eyes swept slowly over her quivering, prone body. “I can see being dominated turns you on.”

“Yes,” she whispered, barely able to speak.

“Tell me what you want. I want to hear it from your own lips, Kelly.”

Her heart rate accelerated as he brushed his mouth across hers. She couldn’t think straight, let alone make any coherent conversation. “Make me feel like a vulnerable, desirable woman, Matthew.” Her words were barely audible.

“You’re very beautiful, Kelly, it will be my pleasure, but are you willing to surrender total control to me?”


“Then on your knees, and pledge your submission.”

His request took her completely by surprise. In a brief moment of hesitation, she felt his demeanor change. “Hmm, just as I thought. You’re not quite ready to let go yet, are you?” He gently set her back from him. “Go home, Kelly, and come back when you’re willing to play the game.”

Shaking almost uncontrollably, she breathily replied, “I want to submit. I really do, but I just can’t hand over control that easily.” Feeling compromised, but knowing he was right, she made for the door.

“Kelly.” She turned and looked into his incredible green eyes. “Remember this. If you come back to Club Submission, you’ll belong to me one hundred percent. You’ll be mine to do with as I see fit. Only then can I fulfill your every fantasy.”




“Don’t move, princess. I’m not done with you yet,” Matthew commanded, just in case she tried to get up.

Kelly looked so fucking gorgeous, laid out on the kitchen table for his personal enjoyment. An attractive pink bloom dusted her cheeks. Her dark pink nipples, in marked contrast to her porcelain skin, stood proud and erect. He already knew they were supersensitive when aroused. With her slender, perfectly smooth legs bent at the knees, and her ankles tucked against her butt, she looked like a beautiful butterfly waiting to be mounted and pinned in place.

It crossed his mind to take her upstairs, but what the hell, he had her exactly where he wanted her—waist level and waiting to be fucked.

Kelly was a strong, independent woman, and wouldn’t be herded into submission without putting up a fight. It would be a long, slow process. That was why he’d held back on the bondage. He would introduce it gradually over time. Better to give her a feeling of retaining some control, for now. She was such a beautiful woman, by proceeding slowly, he would eventually get his just rewards.

Desperately wanting to be inside her, Matthew yanked off his T-shirt, and cast it aside. He lowered his jeans to his thighs, and pulled out his rock-hard cock. He’d always been proud of his size, but never more so as Kelly appraised his length. Her lips parted, and she licked them expectantly. This simple feminine gesture was enough to get him harder still.

“I know you want this.” He palmed it in his hand, then slowly rolled a condom down the shaft.

“Please, Matthew, hurry.”

“Patience, princess. I decide when.” Holding his weight from her body, with a hand on either side of her shoulders, he dipped down, and kissed her mouth, nipping her lower lip with his teeth. Her beautiful silver eyes looked into his. The pupils had dilated, giving her a dreamy look. Matthew positioned his cock at her entrance, and then tugged her bottom lip with his teeth once more.

“I know exactly what’s needed to make you whole, princess.” He dipped the tip of his shaft between her pussy lips. The head of his cock stimulating her clit. It didn’t take long to elicit a moan of pleasure from her.

“Matthew.” He loved the way she spoke his name, all husky and wanton.

“Tell your Master what you need.”

“I need you.”


“I need you, Matthew. I want you.”

“Still not good enough.”


“We’re getting there.” A little begging never did a woman any harm, and it certainly appealed to his ego. Her breathing was heavy, and her tongue protruded between her teeth. He couldn’t resist sucking it into his mouth, and gently caressing it with his lips. He then peppered tiny kisses to her ear, before whispering, “Surely you want to feel me inside you?”

“Oh, God yes. I need you.” Her body writhed beneath him, letting him know exactly how much.

“Then look into my eyes and say the words. Please, Master Matthew, I want you to fuck me.”


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