by Kelly Gendron
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Length: 220 pages
When Rainey Ann McKenna's dying husband asked her always to be there for his brother, Tex McCoy, she had no idea that five years later her promise would bring a murderer into her home. According to the conditions of his release, for the next three months Tex will be on house arrest. Obligated by a promise, Rainey Ann takes the gorgeous but dangerous felon in.
Tex McCoy may have gone to jail for murder, but after a decade of being incarcerated, he too is dead inside. Resurrecting any of Tex's feelings—including the ones he once had for Rainey Ann McKenna—could be fatal. In jail, he fantasized about Rainey Ann. Behind steel bars it was acceptable to think of her in such a way, but in the real world, it's dangerous.
Yet as desire awakens, Rainey Ann’s threat heightens. After years of being locked up, Tex is ready to reclaim some control, and his fantasy woman is only a touch away.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including BDSM) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
“Why spank me?” she interrogated, demanding an explanation.
“First. It’s a fitting punishment. Second, while you’re naked, tempting me with all your sweetness, you need to accept that I am the boss. Third,” he shrugged, “you’ll like it.”
“Sure.” She snorted in the most unladylike manner to all three explanations.
“Have you ever been put over a man’s knee and spanked? I mean…for pleasure?”
“No!” Shit! Why the hell, when he talks like that, do I get so damn wet!
The sneaky smile finally made it to his eyes. “Then you don’t know if you’d like it, do you?”
She chewed her lower lip. Contemplating? “What if I don’t take my punishment?”
“Simple. Then I won’t touch you again.”
“Right. You’ve broken the rules twice. I don’t believe in three strikes. You know that, Rainey Ann.”
“Will it hurt?” The question fell from her mouth before she had a chance to stop it.
“Yes, but only in a good way.”
Gnawing her bottom lip, she wondered if she was actually considering it. Could it, or, moreover, would it, feel good to have his big, strong hand smacking me on the ass? Wetness spilled to her nether regions again at the thought. Hold up! He is planning to use his hand, right? Her eyes scampered around the room, stopping at the door. A belt hung from a hook. Perhaps I should ask him to clarify. She shot him a wary look.
He was intently watching her. “No.” He shook his head. “Not your first time.”
My first time? How about never? She gulped with the mental declaration.
“The pain I’ll give you will be a good one, a pleasurable one. It will not hurt,” he stressed.
“And that’s a promise?”
He offered a slow, reassuring nod. “You know the rules. You can stop me at any time. You control me, Rainey Ann. You determine how far I go.”
Another snort tickled her nose. I control him? Now that’s an absurd but tantalizing notion.
“You control what I can and can’t do to your body,” he clarified. He made it sound as though she wielded all of the power.
“But how can a punishment give me pleasure?”
“When you come over here and lie across my lap with your bare ass in the air and ask me to spank you—”
“Ask? You want me to ask you to…uh…to…” she stammered.
“Yes.” He leaned toward her. “You’ll ask me,” he said, emphasizing the condition. “You may control me, but at the same time, you will give me what I want most.”
“And that is?”
“Why, your sweet surrender, Rainey Ann. I want to take you beyond a place you fear.” He sank back into the footboard. “Now, enough talk. Make a decision. Either you walk out the door, fully aware of the penalty if you decide not to take the punishment, or you come over here and resume the position to accept it.”
About the Author
Writing, what other way is there to describe it—it's Kelly's conviction. After working in the human health field profession for nearly two decades, Kelly's aware of how deficient many people's daily lives are of true human connection. Through her writing, she strives to reconnect readers with those all-too-rare feelings of unquenchable desire, heated passion, and splendid euphoria. The recipe for the men in her stories: dark and mysterious, strong and confident and, of course, besides magnificent bodies, and shameless aptitudes, they must have a heart you want to rip out of the pages (or your e-Reader) and take to bed with you at night.
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