Destined for the Dom (MF)

Masters of Submission 2

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 33,841
29 Ratings (4.3)

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

Erotic dancer Zoë Leighton is overjoyed when Hunter Black re-enters her life. Fourteen years ago he’d made her a promise he didn’t keep, but now he’s back to make amends. Down on her luck and facing eviction from her apartment, she reluctantly accepts his help.

Hunter introduces Zoë to Club Submission and the D/s lifestyle he now enjoys. Using the skills of the dominant, he brings stability and control to her otherwise chaotic life, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the powerful Master.

Ten years as a marine has left Hunter cold and detached. He’s seen enough death and destruction to last him a lifetime. Keeping aloof protects him from losing the people he loves the most. Those three little words—I love you—will never pass his lips.

Will Zoë’s sweet submission melt the ice that surrounds his heart? Is she truly destined for the Dom?

A Siren Erotic Romance

 

Jan Bowles is a Siren-exclusive author.

Destined for the Dom (MF)
29 Ratings (4.3)

Destined for the Dom (MF)

Masters of Submission 2

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 33,841
29 Ratings (4.3)
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Loved it!!!
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Usually, 4-5 rating what i give her books but, this one i like but there just didn't appear the same "click" that makes me love her other stories.
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LOVELY ROSE (4 STARS): "This is the second in the Masters of Submission series. Each book is a stand alone book and lets the reader know what has happened in the previous story so you’ll be properly caught up and will understand the plot. I didn’t realize this was a series when I chose this book, I just really like Jan Bowles work and was kind of excited that I got to read another of her stories. So far she hasn’t let me down with her excellent story telling and this book is just as entertaining as her other works. Zoe was an interesting character to read and I think relatable to most women. She was very concerned about her age and her ability to compete with women who were younger than her at her job. She was insecure about herself because she felt that she was old and concerned about how desirable she would be to the clientele which could impact how much money she could earn. Who hasn’t felt old or undesirable at one point or another? It can really mess with your confidence. She’s always depended on herself and hasn’t got a lot of confidence that anyone will take care of her for the long run. Hunter was an interesting character as well. He has a lot of guilt stemming from several incidences that happened from his past. He has a hard time letting Zoe get close to him emotionally which greatly impacts their relationship. Jan Bowles male characters are hard men who aren’t gentle with their submissives and Hunter is within that catergory. He demands a lot from Zoe as his submissive. Zoe is uncertain and frightened at several points in the story but whatever happens between them is always her choice. What I like about the story is that they both have their own “stuff” that they are trying to work on and they are also trying to help each other out as well. I think that’s pretty cool." -- Lori, Romancing the Book

4 HEARTS: "Zoe is not happy with the way that her life is going as an exotic dancer. She knows that she does not have a lot of years left in her profession and she is having a hard time making ends meet. Her ex hit her and stole her money. Hunter feels guilty for never coming back for Zoe and so he shows up at the club to check on her. He is not too happy at what he finds and Zoe doesn't know what to think when she sees him. Hunter talks her into catching up back at her place and once he sees it he wants her to go live with him and start over. I enjoyed this story a lot. The characters are great and well written. They are real and touching. There are a lot of emotions that build in this story and that are resurrected from the past. Zoe and Hunter grew up together in the foster system and so there is a lot of history that adds to this story. Because of the past that they have together the speed of the relationship and emotions are very believable and nothing feels rushed. At first they are just friends and nothing happens even though they both desire the other. It is funny to watch them dance around their desire for each other. Hunter is clear that he is into BDSM and at first it scares Zoe but it also intrigues her. Zoe doesn't know how to handle the BDSM and so she hides her interests at first, though it is funny to watch her try to do that because Hunter knows. The sex is explicit and fairly frequent. It is not overly so though and it fits into the story effortlessly. There are emotions involved from the very beginning of the story and as they explore the relationship they only grow. I enjoyed the emotions and watching the relationship build. This is part of a series, the second installment. The reader does not need to have read the previous book to fully enjoy this story." -- Lexee, The Romance Studio

4 NYMPHS: "Zoe can’t believe Hunter has re-entered her life, as he was supposed to come back for her once she turned 18. Hunter can’t stop thinking about Zoe, but thinks she is happy and doesn’t need him back in her life. Destined for the Dom, the second book in the Masters of Submission series, gives us a look at two people, whose lives took very different turns after leaving the childrens home they grew up in. The author did some research regarding PTSD and the effects on Marines and soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The effects of PTSD hit Hunter hard, which shows in his relationship with Zoe. The chemistry and relationship between Zoe and Hunter is hot and some of the scenes between them are fantastic. Hunter is a Dom and he slowly introduces Zoe into the BDSM lifestyle, which brings some stability into her life. I am glad the author made a point of showing that not all BDSM relationships require giving up one’s individuality. Some of the secondary characters were introduced in the first book and I’m sure we will be seeing them in future books. There are a few of them I am looking forward to reading about." -- Amazon Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews

4 STARS: Even through his years as a Marine, Hunter Black has lived with only one true regret, never fulfilling his promise fourteen years ago to Zoe Leighton. Hunter had promised he would come back for her one day, but life took over and his conscious wasn’t sure of what he would find when he did. Deciding it was time to face up to the fact that he needed to make sure Zoe had the life she deserved, he finds her working as an erotic dancer. The years have been hard on Zoe but she is a survivor. With Hunter back in her life, she is not sure what his expectation for her is. The attraction is undeniable, but Hunter is worried that his life as a dominant is not what Zoe needs, Zoe is determined to prove him wrong. Hauntingly dark story of second chances. Hunter carries a lot on his shoulders and although he can communicate his sexual demands, he can’t reveal his heart which threatens everything he has with Zoe. Wonderful read. -- Emily, Sensual Reads

4 STARS: "DESTINED FOR THE DOM by Jan Bowles is a sweet and sexy BDSM romance about two people who are reunited after years of being apart. The combination of hot erotica and tender romance makes this a delightful read. Zoe Leighton and Hunter Black grew up together at St. Mark's children's home in Pittsburgh. When she was just 16 and Hunter was 18, he set out into the world and promised to come back for Zoe. Fourteen years later, one of Hunter's biggest regrets in life that constantly weighs on him is that he broke his promise to Zoe. Having seen so many horrible things during his time in the Middle East with the Marines, he lives a solitary life knowing the things he has seen have damaged him emotionally. When he reconnects with Zoe after all of these years, can two people with such troubled pasts ever truly be happy? I very highly recommend this book and give it 4 out of 5 stars. The writing is excellent with captivating characters that drew me into their story. This is the second book in the Masters of Submission series. If you haven't read the first book you could easily read this book as a stand-alone. I read both books and I really liked the first book, but I think I actually enjoyed this one even more. While this book doesn't have the mystery that the first book did, it does have absorbing drama with two characters who both have issues from their past. To my delight, the characters from the first book also make a brief appearance in this story. I loved both Zoe and Hunter, and I was rooting for them the whole way. Zoe has had to take care of herself and she's very strong and independent. She doesn't waste time feeling sorry for herself for not having an easy life, but presses forward with determination. Hunter is burdened by survivor's guilt and struggles with nightmares and regrets. Their issues from their past cause conflict and tension between the two characters, creating an emotional roller coaster at times. I was hooked from the first page of this story and could not put it down. I'm hoping for more books in this great series." -- RomanceInReview, The Romance Reviews

4 KISSES: "Years ago, Hunter Black made a promise to young Zoë Leighton that he never kept. He’s always wondered what happened to Zoë and when by chance he finds her, he’s surprised by the woman she’s become. Will these two be able to connect and find an everlasting love especially when Zoë finds out Hunter is a Dom? Jan Bowles continues her Masters of Submission series with its second book, Destined for the Dom. Hunter has never forgotten Zoë and is haunted by his promise to come back for her. When he finds her down on her luck, he’s determined to be her knight in shining armor, offering her a roof over her head. Zoë is grateful to get out of a bad situation and takes Hunter up on his offer making it abundantly clear she’s not going to hop into his bed. Hunter’s glad that Zoë hasn’t let the awful events of her past crush her feisty spirit and is determined to help her get a fresh start. Hunter shares his love of BDSM which intrigues Zoë. Even though he’s warned her to stay out of his playroom, one day Zoë walks in and losing track of time, comes under Hunter’s radar. The two start a D/s relationship whereby Zoë learns what it is to give her utter submission to a Master who isn’t brutal but respects her boundaries. Zoë flourishes under Hunter’s capable hands, getting so lost in her submission that she gives her heart to him on one fateful night. Will her love be the catalyst Hunter needs to heal the wounds he holds deep inside his heart? I enjoyed how Ms. Bowles united two people perfect for each other in Destined for the Dom. I can’t wait to return to her universe as other couples find their ideal mates with journeys to Club Submission." -- Victoria, Two Lips Reviews

4 BLUE RIBBONS: "Erotic dancer Zoe Leighton finds herself down on her luck, she is out of cash and is close to being evicted from her apartment. Her salvation comes in the form of Hunter Black. Hunter and she had grown up together in St. Mark’s children’s home in Pittsburgh. When he was eighteen and she was sixteen, he decided to set out to see what the world offered him. He made a vow that he would one day return to her; now fourteen years later it seems that he has made good on his promise. Hunter had joined the Marines and seen many horrific things in the Middle East. His experience in the service had hardened him towards the world. When he reconnects with Zoe, he remembers his vow to one day return to her. He offers her his help out of her dilemma she finds herself in and Zoe readily accepts his offer. Zoe is intrigued to learn that Hunter is a Dom in the BDSM lifestyle. He introduces her to Club Submission. His skillful hands bring her body to unspeakable heights as she becomes his submissive. Will Hunter be able to let down his guard down long enough to allow his heart to feel the love that Zoe is willing to give him? Or is the hardship he has endured in his life has made him incapable of knowing the healing power of love? MASTER OF SUBMISSION 2 – DESTINED FOR THE DOM is the second book in the MASTER OF SUBMISSION series. Having read the first in the series, I can assure you that either book can be read as a standalone novel. MASTER OF SUBMISSION 2 – DESTINED FOR THE DOM features a reunion of two individuals who both have experienced the worst of life situations. Now reunited, the two of them hope to find the healing balm that will help sooth both their damaged hearts. This combination of sweet romance combined with a BDSM theme makes for one electrifying reading experience." -- Suzie Housley, Romance Junkies Reviews

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STORY EXCERPT

 

“Zoë, I’m warning you.” Before he could stop her, she’d pushed open the door and flicked the light switch.

He guessed she’d been disappointed that his bedroom was so ordinary, and figured as a Dom, he’d have something more exciting hidden away. He watched her come to a complete and sudden standstill.

“Hunter, it looks like a dungeon.”

“I prefer to call it my playroom.”

She glanced in his direction. “Is this where you practice your D/s lifestyle?”

“Sometimes.” He’d forgotten Zoë always did have a way of finding out his most intimate secrets. As a teenager, and to his acute embarrassment, she’d always been able to prize them from him. But he wasn’t a kid anymore. He felt proud of who he was and what he’d achieved. Instead of running away, like most women who’d enjoyed an easy life would have, she moved further into the room.

The playroom was designed to his exacting standards. Painted in dark red and black, the walls featured ornate ironwork torches. They flickered eerily, casting their authentic-looking shadows over the walls. Their menacing glow created exactly the atmosphere he was looking for, when entertaining a sub.

“So much kinky stuff, Hunter.” Zoë’s fingers began skimming across the pieces of bondage furniture that filled the playroom. She grinned at him, and he knew she was teasing.

“So how does this one work?” Her fingers glanced across the sawhorse as her eyes connected mischievously with his.

Hunter folded his arms across his chest and leaned back against the wall. “I think you’re intelligent enough to come up with a few ideas of your own. After all, you weren’t born yesterday, Zoë.”

“And this?” She touched the bondage table, with thick leather straps attached to each leg. A large naughty grin developed on her face as she smoothed a hand over the display of whips and crops that hung from the walls. “I see you like to choose your weapon of submission. You have an impressive collection, Hunter.”

He wagged a finger at her. “You are a naughty, naughty girl, Peaches. Keep pushing, and you’re gonna find yourself in a lot more hot water than you bargained for.”

“Mmm, promises.” She stood by the St. Andrew’s cross and spread herself over the wooden structure, exactly mirroring the large X with her arms and legs. “Is this how it works?” she asked, already knowing the answer. Her beautiful elfin face looked a picture of innocence, but underneath, she was anything but. Maybe it was time to give the little tease a taste of her own medicine.

Hunter pushed away from the wall, and purposefully strode toward her. A surprised gasp left her lips as he suddenly anchored her wrists in place above her head. She was so small and fragile. Her cute little face stared knowingly up into his eyes.

“That’s much better. I like my women to be well and truly kept in their place.” He felt her body squirming beneath his, but it was a halfhearted attempt at escape.

Although keeping it friendly, he had to exert his authority. This was his domain, and there were rules that needed to be followed. “Now this is my playroom, Peaches, and as such it is strictly off-limits to you. If I find you in here again, I’ll take it you want to play for real. It’s a rule I will strictly enforce, without exception.”

Hunter leaned down and brushed his lips across hers. He noticed the pulse at the base of her throat beating frantically, and he liked the power it gave him. He was in no doubt that Zoë was turned on by his authoritative manner. Maybe a little demonstration of his power would get his message across. He decided to deepen the kiss. He’d been wanting to ever since he’d laid eyes on her again. Holding her arms helplessly above her head, he captured her mouth, forcing his tongue between her parted lips, possessing her, owning her.

His cock immediately hardened when he heard the submissive little animal noises reverberating deep in her throat. Zoë flexed her hips, her body arching beneath his. Wishing they were both naked, he ground his cock against her cunt, pinning her firmly in place, until she stopped squirming. He knew from the look in those beautiful green eyes of hers that she felt his erection, pulsing against her belly.

Her whole body trembled as he finally released her. Looking down at her submissive posture, he said, “I trust I’ve made myself clear?”

In a state of barely disguised sexual arousal, she stared up at him and whispered breathlessly, “Absolutely, Hunter.”

 

ADULT EXCERPT

 

“I think I’ve caught myself a very naughty girl. A very naughty, excited girl, who wants her Master to pleasure her.”

“Yes, Hunter, please.”

He let his hand trail down her quivering belly. Closing his eyes and sighing deeply, he drifted a finger to her pussy. It was freshly shaved and smooth as the silk negligee that he’d ripped from her body. “Beautiful, so beautiful.”

The breath hitched in her throat as he slid a finger into her wetness, before lifting it slightly to contact with her clit. “Yes, Hunter, please. What are you doing to me?” She arched her restrained body, trying to make him finger-fuck her harder.

He smiled. “I like the way you respond. But first you must be disciplined for disobeying me.”

“Disciplined? But, how…what?”

It pleased him that she seemed unsure of herself.

“If you feel uncomfortable with anything, just say the word red, and I’ll stop immediately. Red is your safeword.”

“If I say red, you’ll release me? Promise me that’s true, Hunter.”

He tenderly caressed her cheek. “You and me go back a long way. I give you my word, Peaches.” His unambiguous assurance seemed to satisfy her, because she visibly relaxed. “Hmm, so what punishment does my sub deserve tonight?” He looked around the playroom. “Ah, yes. I see what I can use.”

He took the impressive-looking bullwhip from the floor where he’d left it and held it up for her to see. “You seem to be mighty interested in this little baby. Your Master is minded to give you a demonstration of its power.” He placed it on the bondage table while he removed his leather waistcoat. Hunter flexed his shoulders as he stood back from the St. Andrew’s cross. Without restrictive clothing, he could get a better swing.

“The tail of this whip exceeds the speed of sound when used effectively. It will make an ideal deterrent should there be any future disobedience from you.”

“But surely you’re not going to—”

Her eyes widened when he raised his hand high above his head. Hunter had become an expert with a bullwhip. He aimed for a spot on the floor. When he cracked the whip between her open legs, her whole body went taut, arching exactly as if he’d lashed her clit with his tongue. Her head snapped back, and her lips parted with a breathy cry as the small sonic boom filled the room. Surely she was the most beautiful and responsive woman he’d ever seen? He flexed his shoulder again, delivering a near-perfect crack of the whip once more. Pinned in place, Zoë writhed with excitement, her body flexing and undulating as if he’d stroked her naked flesh with his hand. He could see her legs trembling, and her breasts rising and falling incredibly fast. When he did it again, she looked almost on the point of ecstasy. A blush bloomed on her cheeks, and perspiration dusted her creamy skin.

Their eyes connected across the room. Without question, Hunter wanted this woman. She was his. Zoë had always been his. He stood over her, the potent bullwhip now hanging flaccid in his hand. “I told you not to come in here, but you wouldn’t listen. I hope I’ve given you a lesson you won’t forget in a hurry.” He smiled, stroking a stray hair from her eyes. “Punishment for your disobedience is now over.” He dropped the bullwhip to the floor.

Her head fell forward in complete submission. “Thank you.”

Cupping her chin, he forced her to make eye contact with him. “Look at me,” he ordered. He trailed his other hand up her thigh, smoothing his fingers over the soft flesh, until he reached her pussy. He watched her pupils dilate as he fingered her clit. “I see my little demonstration has turned you on. Your pussy is soaking wet, just as I knew it would be.” Her head fell back, and a deep, mournful cry left her lips as he speared two fingers slowly, very slowly deep inside her wet cunt.

“Oh, God, Hunter.”

Using his other hand, he caressed her breasts. When her erect nipple responded, he clamped the aroused flesh between his finger and thumb and squeezed hard until she moaned. “A sub should always listen to her Master, because he is the only one who can administer both pleasure and pain as required.” He alternated between squeezing her nipple hard and finger-fucking her pussy until she panted breathlessly before him. Her head thrashed from side to side, but she never once used her safeword, or even the word “no.”

He lowered his head and circled her breast with his tongue again, sucking her prominent peaks into his mouth, teasing the sensitive flesh with his teeth.

“Dear God, Hunter, yes, yes, yes.” Her restrained body pulled desperately against the St. Andrew’s cross, arching into a tight bow.

He moved lower still, slowly teasing his tongue to her womanly stomach, before dipping it into her exquisite belly button.

He kept his voice low and authoritative. “This is the playroom. I’m always in charge here. I trust I’ve made myself clear.”

“Yes, Hunter,” she answered breathlessly.

“You have no voice here. I decide what happens to your body and mind.” He lowered his face to her cunt. This was something he would savor. As soon as he speared her slit with his tongue, a penetrating sexual moan left her lips. Using his thumb, he peeled back her clitoral hood, and trailed his tongue over her sexual pearl. Whimpers of pleasure began to spill uncontrolled from her. He felt her clit pulsing against his lips, making his cock hardened steel.

When he raised his eyes to hers, Zoë’s feminine beauty stunned him. Her full lips were parted as she panted breathlessly, and her breasts and belly physically shook. Hunter licked her clit, feeling it swell and engorge as he sucked it relentlessly.

“Please…Hunter…I…”

 

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