After the castle where she has been residing is suddenly besieged, Lady Claire finds herself in a desperate situation. But in an odd turn of fortune, when the fortress falls she is rescued by none other than Lord Galien of Minrova, the very man that her brother, a powerful duke, recently commanded to find Claire and claim her as his wife.
Claire has no intention of marrying Galien, but that decision is not hers to make and her defiance is quickly overcome by means of a firm hand applied to her bare bottom. Galien is not content merely going through the motions of a political marriage, however, and he sets out to win not only Claire’s submission but her affection as well. His skilled lovemaking leaves his new bride begging for more, but can he conquer her heart?
Author: Sue Lyndon
eBook Price: $3.95
Length: 32,500 words
“I intend to spank you fast and hard, Claire, and then this will be over. I want you to be a good girl and take your punishment. You were naughty. And this, sweet Claire, is what happens to naughty wives.”
The first blow landed, and she clenched her arse and reared over his lap, the sharp sting of it taking her breath away. Before she recovered, he rained a second and third smack down. She wiggled and cried out with each hard spank, and still he maintained a rapid pace as he switched from cheek to cheek with each strike.
“Oh, please, my lord!” After a dozen slaps she was ready for her punishment to be over. The pain of his hand cracking steadily down on her smarting flesh continued to take her breath away, and she gasped and tried to turn over on his lap. When that didn’t work, she attempted to slide to the floor, but he tightened his grip on her and kept spanking. Her struggles didn’t slow him a bit. And to think she had asked for this spanking—had told him she was ready to be punished.
Once her escape attempts failed, she pressed her face into the blankets and sobbed. When she remembered her promise to Galien to be good and accept her punishment, she sobbed even harder. How quickly she’d forgotten that promise to submit when faced with the unendurable sting upon her bottom cheeks.
He thrashed the tops of her thighs, as well as the tender area of her lower backside. Her wet face stuck to the blankets, and the intensity of the fire blazing across her skin chased away all other thoughts. There was only the pain and the knowledge of what she’d done to deserve this punishment from her husband. Thwack! Thwack! His hand didn’t seem to tire, and as exhaustion from her struggles and crying fell upon her, she went limp over his lap.
He paused and caressed her throbbing bottom. “The next time you are upset with me, wife, how will you behave differently?”
She sniffled and turned her face to the side, taking in a deep breath before she replied. “I-I will speak with you about it, my lord, in a calm manner.” Hot tears poured from her eyes.
“I will not disrespect you again, not the way I did tonight, my lord, for which I am very sorry.”
“Good girl. We’re almost finished.”