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When feisty Sadie Donohue meets billionaire Simon Jacobson at a New Year’s Eve party, she thinks it’s a chance encounter. Little does she know that Simon has arranged it all.
Widowed for six years, Simon is looking for a woman to share his life. She must be smart, sexy, and able to obey his inflexible rules. He has observed Sadie from a distance and decided she is just what he’s looking for.
Always one to challenge authority, Sadie tests Simon’s boundaries with her lively wit and recalcitrant behavior. He is amused but unmoved. Soon Sadie is regularly over Simon’s knee for being her sassy, strong-willed self. And she loves it!
When he proposes, she accepts without a second thought. The time arrives for her to leave her working-class world of public schools and sausages on the backyard barbecue to move into Simon’s circle of wealth and privilege, where children attend private schools and servants wait on guests in lavish society homes. Sadie panics.
That’s it: engagement off!
Sadie’s doubts, fired by a secret from her past, may be the couple’s undoing. But Simon is in charge, and he has other ideas.
Publisher’s Note: This set is comprised of all three books in the Simon In Charge series: Simon Says, Winning Sadie, and Sadie Says I do.
What reviewers have to say about this set:
Format: Kindle Edition
From working together to marriage, this is the three stories of Simon Jacobson, a dominant man, and Sadie Donohue, a woman who starts out as an employee to fiance to marriage. This is the three books that were released individually in 2016. I purchased all three books, so this time I am only sharing a review.
Simon Says by Libby Campbell
OBVIOUSLY, SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE YOU IN HAND
Sometimes you read a story and have mixed emotions, and that was how this one was with me. Simon Jacobson is so busy in his work that he doesn’t have a personal life. He set his sights on Sadie Donohue and is charming but dominant. He has issues with her sarcasm, eating habits, and pretty much anything personal, and plans on changing what he considers her bad habits and behavior. He makes up the rules as they go along, but she has already broken that rule and will be spanked. At one point, he takes it too far, punishing her in a fit of anger and it goes beyond safe, sane and consensual. Their relationship escalates rapidly, and maybe they deserve each other. This is a quick read that focuses on their roller coaster relationship that is sadomasochistic; sex is more implied that described.
Winning Sadie (Simon in Charge Book 2)
HOLD YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER?
I enjoyed this second book in the Simon in Charge series. Simon Jacobson is bigger than life, sexy, smart, business savvy and extremely wealthy. Sadie Donohue comes from a completely different world, blue-collar working family, bargain shopping, and a simple everyday life. She is rather independent and proud of her accomplishments. Landing the job as a PA for Simon opens up another world but one that leads to love and a relationship that includes domestic discipline, but it is working for them.
The plot has Simon and Sadie having a lavish engagement party at his island home with the upper crust of society and then her mother who is nothing but critical. Cynthia is one of those people that would complain if her ice cream was cold and she does nothing but belittles Sadie until she is ready to call off their marriage, but Simon knows the Cynthias of the world, and he isn’t going to let her win. An accident adds to this tailspin, throw in a nasty blogger who comes at Sadie as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Will life with Simon become more than Sadie can handle? These two will have to learn that marriage and relationships involve give and take from both people. Simon and all his rules may need some updating. Secrets will be revealed, but with love, nothing is too much for them to handle. “Only he and his stern discipline made me feel so protected.”
Sadie Says I Do (Simon in Charge Book 3)
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND JUST EXISTING
The Simon in Charge series is one that is best to be read in order, and this is the third part of the tale of Simon Jacobson and Sadie Donohoe.
They are back in Vancouver, and it is time to plan the wedding, but first Simon wants them to find a house. What he never expected to happen was part of the realty team to be an ex-girlfriend who has a reputation for being vengeful. Finding the perfect house comes with unexpected complications that must be ironed out. While the red tape is being handled by attorneys, they travel abroad for business until it is settled and they can return home for their wedding.
Simon has laid down rules for Sadie, and they are mostly about common sense, courtesy, and safety. He understands her need to help out with the mission and free clinic but wants her to be safe because of the dangers of that part of town. When Sadie is accosted, injured, and her engagement ring stolen, it opens her eyes to the dangers he was trying to protect her from. “I knew I’d been poking the bear, but it seemed like harmless fun at the time.”
The wedding of Simon and Sadie deals with some very unexpected weather, heavy snows, then high winds. The love Simon has for her will give her the winter wonderland she was hoping for. “A romantic land of love and sensuality and he was the pilot of my soul who took me there.”
The three stories make up a journey of two souls who were destined to find each other. Simon who had lost his first wife and Sadie who hasn’t found anyone special. He needs to be in control, dominate and protect her, and she needs someone to ground her and keep her safe. The story is the domestic discipline lifestyle that two consenting adults agreed upon and their journey that leads to their marriage. The sex scenes are explicit, the chemistry and love sizzle on the pages. The story is told in both Simon and Sadie’s POV.
Format: Kindle Edition
This collection contains three books that take you from Simon and Sadie’s first meeting until they say I do. Simon, at the very beginning expresses his need for a domestic discipline relationship, and Sadie agreed. Throughout the book, there were continual expressions of love, respect, and concern for each other.
Simon and Sadie had to contend with two major issues regarding their relationship. One being that Simon was rich and Sadie came from a working class environment. Sadie had to contend with her feelings of inadequacy. The second being that Simon was dominate, needed to be in control, and expected Sadie to submit. Sadie struggled with this, as she had always been alone and independent. I guess I should add a number three to that list. Both Simon and Sadie had pretty much been alone for a while, and each had to become accustomed to sharing their lives.
There were some interesting twists with Ronnie, the blogger: Ingrid, the ex-girlfriend, and the trips to Mission House, and Sadie’s secret. Don’t let me forget how completely obnoxious Sadie’s mother was through the entire book.
In some parts of the book, I thought Simon was a bit heavy handed (no pun intended), and I thought Sadie did a number of foolish things, (some deliberately to test Simon). Overall, it was an entertaining tale. If you like Dd, and spanking stories, you should enjoy this one.
I voluntarily read and reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy.