Gabby McGrath has spent her life travelling the country with her family and their Renaissance festival troop, and she has found happiness and a sense of belonging among the other performers. At twenty-eight, however, the one thing she has not found is a man to call her own… until she takes a short-term job at Cooper Harris’ ranch and her world is turned upside down.
From the moment Gabby sets foot on his property, Cooper can tell there is something special about this feisty, beautiful girl. He’s sure he’ll have his work cut out for him keeping her in line… and keeping his hands off of her. His instincts are proven correct on her first night at the ranch, when disobedience earns her a trip over his knee for a good, hard, bare-bottom spanking.
Gabby doesn’t know what to make of Cooper. He is unlike any man she has ever met, and though her embarrassing chastisement leaves her furious, it also arouses her like nothing ever has before. Can she tolerate his dominant personality, his strict rules, and his firm discipline long enough to prove to him that she is not a silly, helpless girl? Even if she does, how will this brash cowboy fit in with her unusual family? Will the unlikely couple be torn apart by personality and circumstance, or can Gabby and Cooper make their story a tale worthy of a ballad.
Author: Johnna Maquire
Word Count: 42,770
eBook Price: $4.95
“Hey! No! Oh, you just absolutely can’t spank me!” Gabby reached her hand back only to have Cooper pin it to her back and keep laying down swats to her bottom that had her squirming on his lap.
Cooper paused just long enough to say, “Care to talk about those rules yet, Miss Gabby?”
Gabby’s response slightly shocked him in its vulgarity. “Care to stop screwing the neighbor’s sheep yet?”
Cooper lifted her just enough to whisk her pajama bottoms down to her knees. “With a mouth like that, obviously this spanking is long overdue.”
Gabby gasped as she realized that Cooper could now see most of her bottom with only her panties for covering. Why had she chosen the skimpy lace panties today of all days? Their cream color was practically see-through, and she could only imagine what Cooper could see right now. Her bottom felt like it had to be candy apple red.
Cooper didn’t hesitate long if he did admire the view; he soon set about deepening the shade of red in her cheeks, and the reaction on uncovered flesh was immediate. Gabby howled and squirmed from the first stroke, finally reaching back again to try to protect her tender bottom.
Cooper grabbed her wrist and pinned it, pausing to ask, “What was the first rule I gave you?”
Gabby buried her eyes in the crook of her left arm and mumbled, “Not to go near the horses.”
Cooper held his hand on her bottom. “And when I come out to check on the barn, where did I find you?”
Gabby remained silent, so Cooper brought his hand down sharply ten more times, making her raise her upper body and kick her feet.
He paused again. “Where did I find you when I came out to check on the barn?”
“Near the horses.”
“Right. Near the horses. And that was naughty, wasn’t it?”
Gabby about died, but as he lifted his hand again, she hurried to say, “Yes, sir.”