The Widow's Dom by Lila Fox

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The Doms of Madison County, 1

Nick and his friends were alpha Doms home from war, trying their best to find a place in the U.S. where they could fit in. A relative invited them to their town, and what they all saw was encouraging. It would be a great place to build his dream of having a ranch. The thing that would make his life perfect was a woman, but he had no time, and women were scarce. That changed the instant he saw Janessa.

Janessa was living her life the best she could after losing her husband. She was finally at a place where she could smile every day and wanted to live life. When she met Nick she knew he wasn’t the type of person she was used to, but damn if he wasn’t exactly what she needed—a Dom. She’d always known she was a sub but couldn’t do anything about it. Until she got her own Dom.

Be Warned: BDSM, anal sex


She concentrated on finishing when she felt the bed behind her dip down with his weight.

Janessa continued to put lotion on even though she’d already done it trying to stall for time. She heard him sigh.

“Baby, come here. I know you’re nervous, so we’ll take it slow.”

“What if I disappoint you or can’t take you into my body?” she asked without turning to look at him.

His arm banded around her waist and pulled her into the middle of the bed, flat on her back, staring up at him. His hand felt hot on her stomach, and she noticed her robe had come undone, and she was nude. He grabbed her hand when she went to pull the blanket up.

“Baby, do you trust me?”

She stared up at him in surprise. “Yes. I trust you more than anyone.”

“Then let me take care of you.”

She sighed and nodded. Her thoughts scattered when he bent and started kissing her. It seemed to go on forever, and her body was starting to ache.

His hand cupped her breast and rubbed and pinched her nipple until it was bright red and as hard as a pebble, and then started on the other one. At the same time, he took her mouth with what she would describe as desperation. Her arms slid around his neck, and she tried to get closer to him, but he held her flat.

“Please,” she said.

“I know. I’m going to make sure you’re ready for me, Baby. Just relax and let me make you feel good.”

His hand slid down her torso, and it was so big it looked like it covered the whole area. She also liked the contrast between his rough dark hand and her silky white skin. His mouth slid down and licked her neck.

“Fuck, you taste good. I can’t wait to taste everything.”

Janessa vaguely heard him but concentrated on how he made her feel. She arched off the mattress when he sucked one of her tits into his mouth. It was already sensitive from his fingers, and now his mouth was taking the sensation further. His hand moved in between her legs and cupped her cunt. She spread her thighs, giving him more room to touch her. His finger circled her clit a few times, then it speared up into her cunt, making her cry out. “Oh, God.”

He kept it still so she’d get used to it. Her anxiety rose because just his finger was stretching her. There’s no way his cock could get into her. His kisses spread over her body, and he murmured how much she pleased him and how beautiful she was.

“How are you doing, Baby?” he asked.

She exhaled and nodded. “I’m still anxious, but I really like having a part of you inside me.”

“I do, too. Let’s see how you do when I finger-fuck you a bit. Just relax and enjoy.”

His finger pulled out and then pushed back in. It happened for a long time, and she was ready to burst.

“Nick, more, please.”

“Let’s try to add another.”

The next time he pushed into her, her breath exhaled in a whoosh. It felt like he was taking her over, and she should have been scared and uncomfortable. But she only wanted more. In a few minutes, he added another. Even though it felt like he would tear her apart, her body begged for more.

He rolled on top of her. One of his hands cupped the back of her head, and the other her hip. “We’re going to take this slow.”

Her nails bit into his arms as he started to press into her. If she thought three of his fingers were bad, his cock felt  gigantic to her.


Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 39 ratings)
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Janessa & Nick!!
Written by Wendy L on 28th Oct 2023

This is the first in a new series, and this is Nick and Janessa’s journey. Nick is an ex-marine, who with his alpha buddies, are seeking a place where they fit in. Janessa is a widow, who is making the best out of her life, and when a friend convinces her to attend a barn dance, she meets Nick, and there is an instant connection between them. This is a well written story which has humor, witty banter, emotions, friendships, communication, and love, which leads to an entertaining and steamy page turner. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Nick and Janessa
Written by Maleficent on 28th Oct 2023

Janessa has been mourning the loss of her husband, she is starting to smile again. She meets Nick, at a party, he is home from the war trying to find a place where he fits in. The one thing would make his life perfect is a special someone to share his life with. The attraction she experiences with Nick is nothing like she ever had before.

Nick and Janessa
Written by Kwallywoman on 28th Oct 2023

Janessa was just trying to figure things out after the death of her husband. She knew what she didn't want, but finding it in this small town. Having 3 stalkers doesn't help either. Meeting Nick at a barn party was nice. Great read.

Nick & Janessa
Written by Nate on 28th Oct 2023

This was Nick and Janessa’s book. This was an entertaining read. And I look forward to more. Am voluntarily leaving my review.

The Widow’s Dom.
Written by Loubie73 on 28th Oct 2023

Oh yes! The first in a new series that I hope will have lots more books to come. Phew was this hot! A brilliant story, loved it from beginning to end and was honestly gutted when I realised I was on the last page. I love the way Lila writes. Can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

excitement after death
Written by Queen O on 28th Oct 2023

Janessa was doing her best after her husband died. She was finally getting to a point where she could see herself moving on when Nick came into town and changed everything, but will he be enough to get her back to herself.

She a widow that had always been responsible for everything an craves so one to control everything.
Written by Charleann D on 28th Oct 2023

This is a really good d/s romance story.Janessa is a widow its been two years since her husband died an she reali,we that they were just friends with benefits he never got involved with running the ranch or raising their sons he'd come home eat dinner then lock himself into his office.She really wants a man who can take charge and take care of her for a change.when he friends finally convince her to go to the barn dance she goes then she's introduced to six big muscle bound men that power radiated off them but one caught her eye his name is Nick.Nick and the men at the table were ex military former special forces.Will Nick fall hard for Janessa who he decided to call little squirrel because she was always running around.There are men who are stalking her.Will she like how Nick has become her Dom?Will they move faster getting together?There are so many twists an turns to this story you will be riveted until the very last page.I can hardly wait to see what's next by this multi talented author.

Written by Amd2662 on 18th May 2023

Janessa/Nick. Widow/Ex-Militaty. Dom/Sub. Barn dance. Protector. Attraction. Affection. Acceptance. Wonderful characters and endearing story. Love. HEA. Page Turner..

Janessa just wanted to feel safe
Written by Anne H on 18th May 2023

Janessa just wanted to feel safe Janessa Lost her husband two years ago and ever since then she had men swarming around her not giving her any peace. When a good friends invite her to Barn dance she wasn’t sure but was glad when she talked her into it. Because this is where she met Nick. He was an ex marine who was coming to the area to live and he saved her from one of these men who had Cornered her. Nick knows immediately that she is a woman for him and he sets out to get his woman. I thoroughly enjoyed this book I liked that Nick knew what she needed and he gave it to her even when she didn’t feel the need. What I mean is she’d wanna do something dangerous he’d say no but he would explain why and then she’d come around. The communication skills were absolutely brilliant and the passion is off the charts I really really enjoyed this read and I’m hoping to read the next book in the series.

Later In Life D/S Romance ❤
Written by DawnB5993 on 18th May 2023

This is the 1st book in The Doms of Madison County series featuring the later in life D/S romance between Nick and Janessa. I really enjoyed that the characters in this story were more mature that made them and their situation much more relatable to me. As a former Navy Seal Nick is an alpha male who is protective and sensitive of women's needs he's also possessive when it comes to Janessa. Janessa is a widow who runs her ranch on her own she's independent and stubborn but her son brings Nick to the ranch because he thinks that he would be good for Janessa. I don't want to say anymore and ruin it for anyone else with spoilers. You really need to read this mature D/S romance to see what happens. I would recommend reading this book and I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.

Loved it!!
Written by Kwebb on 18th May 2023

Loved this story so much I can't wait for book 2! A different take on your typical Dom/sub relationship as Jenessa is 45 and a widow of 2 years. Then she meets Nick who at 49 is finally ready to settle down after years in the military. Such a sweet story but still with a hint of spice. Ok more than a hint but it was just right

Realistic love story
Written by Brooke H on 18th May 2023

This books was a short and sweet read. Nick and Janessa meet at a party and hit it off. He’s a veteran that was married once before, and she’s a widow. There’s no real conflict in their relationship except some outside troubles that are resolved externally and do not affect the story. It reads more like a later in life romance than a dom/sub book. I enjoyed it.

Loved it
Written by RahiaLeight on 18th May 2023

Quick read, done in a couple hours. The story wasn't lacking, though. I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction between the leads. Absolutely adored the way that Nick just seamlessly moved into his role. Just loved it. Hope the other guys get their HEAs.

Nick and Janessa
Written by kymagirl on 18th May 2023

Nick (H49) and his former Navy unit friends are looking to settle down in Madison County where he hopes to have his quarter-horse ranch. He spots widow Janessa (h45) at a social event and feels a connection with her, hoping that he’s read her correctly as a potential sub for his Dom side. As the two get to know one another, Nick and Janessa explore a loving, cherishing, possessive relationship though they both have some internal conflicts to work out with one another. Plenty of hot and steamy action, with spanking, light edging, anal play, and more. Lovely second chance romance with plenty of heat and a little bit of relationship angst.

Every woman needs a Nick in their life
Written by Timma on 18th May 2023

Nick was an ultimate alpha male who immediately zoned in on Janessa. He was a bad a$$ protector that was tender, sensitive and knew how to let his woman be who she was meant to be. Janessa was a woman pushed into a role that was not who she really was. Her relationship with Nick allowed her to be feminine, soft and accept Nick’s protection while still being the feisty woman she could be. This book had a bit of drama but didn’t have a lot of the angst and suspense (trust me, it was not missed in this book). The story line stood on its one merits without those “extras”. The author did a good job preparing the reader for a possible series. Janessa had two adult sons that could have a lovely story line. Nick’s ex-marine buddies were developed just enough to make want to see their story lines. So many interesting characters that caught my attention (including the sheriff) but did not overshadow the main characters. I want more books from this author.

Great series starter!
Written by Ash J on 18th May 2023

This was a great read. It had excitement, steam, and a really good story. I especially loved the side characters and can't wait for them to get their stories as well. I do wish there was a little more drama concerning the bad guy (banker) but that didn't really bring my rating down.

Wonderful Novella! Loved this quick read--Simply Great
Written by Andrea R on 18th May 2023

This book was so engaging --loved the characters and how well they flowed together. The book was short AND sweet. Can't wait to read the next in this new series. Love how this author writes series and how they fit together. Great author and great book!!

The widows dom
Written by P W on 18th May 2023

Loved this story. She was ready to get her life back after the death of her husband and finds him at a barn dance with friends. The story was wonderful and the characters were great. Loved the romance and how he protected her

Cute fun Dom live story
Written by JudyCh on 18th May 2023

This was cute love story about a widow who has grown children and is pretty independent. He is a former military man who has moved to this country town with his other DOM buddies and falls instantly in love with her and they have a very tame Dom/sub relationship, this is a very clean story with easy going writing.

Good start to series
Written by Polli.P on 18th May 2023

Ranch owner and widow Janessa, meets ex military hero, Nick, new in town and looking for a good woman to share his life. The attraction is instant, their chemistry electric - he's a Dom and she needs him in her life. This short story appears to be setting up the introductions to the rest of the series. Though this has very light BDSM content there's all of Nick's ex military buddies and the idea of Nick's ranch to be turned into a BDSM club being floated in this storyline. Hopefully the heat will get turned up as the series progresses and the dream of their club is realised. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Nice story
Written by Zvrkica on 18th May 2023

This story was a nice surprice! I loved how the story developed. The maturity of the main characters was relly well incorporated into the story, with no endles back and forth, but two people attracted to each other and ready to make it work. Albeit it really developed in a short period of time, their relationship development was nicely described and you could just have a good time reading the story. They had a good chemistry right from the beginning and there are steamy moents and scenes too, though I would have loved if there were more of them. I'll look up more from this author, because this story made me curious.

Great second chance romance for Nick and Janessa
Written by LBing on 18th May 2023

This was a great second chance romance that brought together Nick and Janessa, a couple in their mid to late 40s. Nick is rather dominant and wants his partner to be submissive in some ways, while allowing her to be her feisty self, in others. This works well for Janessa as she's been the chick in charge for 25 years and needs to feel safe and cherished. They both had some things to work through, though, and this caused a wee bit of relationship angst...and a spanking. Lol! I enjoyed meeting the group of characters that are part of this series opener and look forward to the next guy to find his perfect gal, too :D

?Good Book?
Written by Amy J on 18th May 2023

Once I started reading The Widow’s Dom I was hooked until the very end. Loved reading Janessa and Nick’s story!!!

A fantastic read
Written by dachief72 on 18th May 2023

A fantastic read from Lila Fox, a new series starter,and I wasn't disappointed. Delightfully hot and steamy. Great characters, and a well written storyline. Would recommend. Cannot wait for the next book!

Love it
Written by Diana A on 18th May 2023

I haven't enjoy a Dom/sub for awhile, but this is so subtle that I really like it. I also like it because it gave the idea of this type of relation on the mid to late 40's at second marriage. Great sotry! Can wait for the other stories.

Written by Danee on 18th May 2023

This was a delightful story in the Dom genre. We are taken into the life of Nick and Janessa, he comes from the navy and wants to start his Quater-horse ranch in Madison County if it works out. When he bumps into the widow Janessa at an event, the attraction to her is instantaneous. They both have a backpack and have to handle both things alone and with each other. What Janessa doesn't know is that he's a Dom and would like if he reads her right that she'd be a great sub. There is drama, sadness, mourning, kinky role play and lots of hot and steamy moments between them. This is highly recommended, especially if you like stories that take place in the Dom scene.

Short Story
Written by Jeanne R on 18th May 2023

I've read several books written by Lila Fox; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of her books. This is the first book in the Doms of Madison County Series; it is a stand-alone short story. The story is about Janessa & Nick. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.

Excellent Dom/sub Story
Written by PT reader on 25th Apr 2023

If you are looking for an actual love story about a Don Sub relationship of a mature man and woman, this is the best book I’ve ever read. Janessa is strong woman who married young for a “sweet” love who ultimately died, and she continued to take care of his farm and the boys. Now, the boys are grown and she is ready for more. In walks the perfect Dom to ”help” the stubborn woman who has always had to do it all…As I have gotten older, I have realized that I can’t do it all (and I don’t want to), so someone who will come in and take over for me; let’s just say this book spoke to every dream I have had and didn’t realize I needed. He exacts control in himself and demands it out of his woman in the perfect balance, and they help each other move forward. Some of the story wasn’t necessarily realistic, but isn’t that why we read? I don’t care. It was fun to read, and it left me with such a wonderful light feeling. I can’t wait for more books in this series!

Written by Lynn on 25th Apr 2023

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Janessa meets Nick when she is out friends. He comes to her rescue when soneone is badgering her. This starts up his Dom feelings for her. The attraction is strong for the both of them. Janessa needs a strong man in her life and she can't wait to make Nick hers.

Beautiful as always
Written by Nasra on 25th Apr 2023

It was charming and beautiful. The characters were lovable all of them. There is no misunderstanding they didn't play hard to get and the fact that her sons were on the male lead side was a bonus. I really enjoyed this one good job

Great story
Written by PHOENIX96 on 25th Apr 2023

Janessa is a widow with a ranch to look after, and is hounded by men who don't take no as an answer. When Nick and hisbfriends come to town in looks to settle sparks ignite between them. Engaging steamy story, desires, widow/ex veteran romance.

The Widow’s Dom
Written by Sundayrays74 on 25th Apr 2023

After having issues downloading I was finally able to read this book and I throughly enjoyed reading Nick and Janessa’s story the instant chemistry and sizzling attraction between them was perfectly steamy with lots of heart and sense of family friendship with their circle. I can’t wait to read about who’s next up in the series hopefully it will be Jake

Well written and hot read
Written by SachaBW on 25th Apr 2023

When Janessa - widowed for 2 years - decides it is time to rebuild her life, she meets the dominant ex navy hot guy Nick and the attraction is immediate. Nick is everything she never knew she needed. A possessive and loving Dom who decides from the get go that Janessa will be his woman. This book - fairly short - is well crafted, the characters absolutely believable, Nick swoon worthy and the Dom/sub dynamic written for real life. Nick is only one of the 5 alpha guys that moved into town. Sign me up for the rest!

Quick read
Written by RhondaVB on 25th Apr 2023

This is an older couple instead of the 20 something characters I usually read. I enjoy reading about mature characters and wish I could find more of them. This is an insta-love story and is Nick and Janessa's story. All in all it was a good story.

The Widow's Dom
Written by Makeen on 25th Apr 2023

Janessa is a widow with a farm/ranch, 2 just adult sons, and several annoying men who won’t take the hint. Nick is new to town and takes note of the beautiful, feisty and independent woman. They become very close and they are a perfect match. The sexual attraction is like nothing she has ever experienced and she thrives on his dominance. Lila has created a forever relationship between Janessa and Nick with explicitly filthy sex and an equally significant family relationship. Their personalities, hopes for the future, and values mesh deeply. I love Lila books and this one is awesome!!

short and sweet
Written by Pauli on 25th Apr 2023

Storyline and characters were good, but just as the relationship and (mainly because of the limited pages) rushed and Nicks behaviour was over the top and lacking any kind of explanation. Still an ok read with potential to be great, if given more space.

Great book, loved it
Written by Luvtooread on 25th Apr 2023

Really enjoyed this book, was disappointed when it ended. The only thing I found hard to believe was how quickly they got together, I would of enjoyed more interactions between Nick and “little Squirrel “ . Overall it’s an easy quick book. Read it in 3 days.

Every woman needs a Nick in their life
Written by Timma on 25th Apr 2023

Nick was an ultimate alpha male who immediately zoned in on Janessa. He was a bad a$$ protector that was tender, sensitive and knew how to let his woman be who she was meant to be. Janessa was a woman pushed into a role that was not who she really was. Her relationship with Nick allowed her to be feminine, soft and accept Nick’s protection while still being the feisty woman she could be. This book had a bit of drama but didn’t have a lot of the angst and suspense (trust me, it was not missed in this book). The story line stood on its one merits without those “extras”. The author did a good job preparing the reader for a possible series. Janessa had two adult sons that could have a lovely story line. Nick’s ex-marine buddies were developed just enough to make want to see their story lines. So many interesting characters that caught my attention (including the sheriff) but did not overshadow the main characters. I want more books from this author.

Finding his sub
Written by CJ Jackson on 25th Apr 2023

First time reading anything from this author and overall I enjoyed it. It was nice that being older in age they didn't muck around they knew what they wanted and they went for it. Loved the ending and can't wait to read the rest of the guys stories