Nineteen-year-old Melody hates that her parents make her go everywhere with Liam, the Ramelian warrior who has become her personal bodyguard. She craves freedom, and when Liam informs Melody that her father has given him permission to take her as his mate, she decides it is time to make her escape. But the huge, handsome brute merely tosses her over his shoulder and brings her back home, then takes her over his knee and spanks her thoroughly.
Though over the following days Melody tries everything she can think of to drive Liam away, he assures her they share a powerful bond and responds to her repeated provocations with a firm hand applied to her bare bottom. Despite his stern punishments, when he holds her in his arms afterwards Melody cannot deny her body’s response to his skillful caresses and she begins to secretly yearn for his touch. But can she trust her heart to a man who so firmly insists on her complete obedience and submission?
Author: Morganna Williams
eBook Price: $3.95
Length: 29,800 words
She smiled at Liam hesitantly. “Thank you. That was wonderful.”
“You are welcome. I would like to win more smiles from you. Unfortunately, we must also deal with the disrespect you showed earlier,” he said firmly.
“Earlier, you showed great disrespect toward me with your siblings as Maggie’s words demonstrated and you demonstrated disrespect for both myself and your parents with your behavior in the dining hall. I would not have our beginnings shrouded in discipline, but I cannot allow such behavior to go uncorrected.” With his little speech out of the way, Liam made short work of unsnapping her jeans to tug both them and her panties to her knees before tumbling her face down across his waiting lap.
Melody was mortified; no man had ever seen her without clothing and now he was staring down at her naked bottom. “No, Liam! You can’t!”
“Yes, little mate, I can and will,” Liam said sternly before bringing his hard hand down sharply across her vulnerable bottom. She couldn’t believe the difference between the few swats she’d received over her jeans earlier in the day and the blazing fire his paddle-like hand left in its wake on her naked backside.
As the shock wore off, Melody began to fight him, but Liam only pulled her in tighter to his torso and lifted one leg to scissor hers between his strong thighs. He put a stop to the slight rebellion almost before it began, never once losing the rhythm with his rapidly falling hand.
“Owww! Please… stop… owwwie! Owww! Please, Liam… please…” Melody’s pleas seemed to fall on deaf ears as his punishing hand continued to fall again and again, leaving no skin on her bottom and upper thighs untouched.
When Melody fell limp and sobbing across Liam’s lap, every trace of resistance leaving her body, he stopped. He ran a gentle hand soothingly across her punished flesh as he continued to hold her in place until she quieted. “Shh, little mate, you took your punishment well. You will soon see things are not as bad as you think. I will love and care for you always.”
When her sobs subsided to the occasional sniffle, Liam lifted her to sit on his knee, cradling her against his chest, “Sweet, sweet Melody, it is all over and forgiven. Next time you will know better how to handle your displeasure, will you not?”
“Y-you beat me!” Melody looked up at him, her breath catching again on a partial sob.
Liam smiled down at her indulgently, lifting her to stand between his legs and cupping a sore bottom cheek in each hand. “I spanked you, little one. I did not beat you nor would I ever do so, but leave you with a sore bottom I will if you misbehave again in the future.”
“It was intended to, how else would the lesson be learned?” he asked her reasonably.
“I don’t like you.” She glared up at him, crossing her arms over her chest. Melody tried to ignore the fact that he was literally holding her scorched and naked bottom in his hands.
He smiled again, leaning down to kiss the tip of her nose. “Yes you do, little mate. You may not want to like me, but you do. You wonder what my kiss will be like.”
Melody gasped in outrage, “I do not!”
“You do and you know it, shall I show you?” Liam asked with a twinkle in his eyes.