I’m welcoming back to my blog Jane Henry and the second book in her series Bound to You. I loved the first story, Begin Again, which opens up the world of D/s to Meredith through an online relationship with a man she comes to trust and desire to know better. So I can’t wait to read this one, too!
Reunited couple Meredith and Paolo reclaim their passion through the erotic intimacy of Dominance and Submission.
Meredith and Paolo are reunited after a devastating accident drove them apart, in the hopes that embracing a lifestyle of Dominance and Submission will rekindle the passion they once had. The premise is very simple: Meredith will obey Paolo, and he will enforce his expectation of her obedience.
But where do they go from here? Paolo proposes a plan that will raise the stakes, a weekend of intense training that will push them both to the edge of their limits as they embrace their new-found roles.
Is Meredith prepared to be stripped of the protective wall she’s built around herself? Will she willingly trust Paolo to lead her—even if that means submitting herself to his discipline? Can Paolo be all that she needs — her leader, protector, and disciplinarian, but most of all…her lover?
This is the second book in Meredith and Paolo’s “Bound to You” trilogy, a story of love, trust, and devotion, as one couple rekindles their love through the passionate, erotic intimacy of Dominance and Submission.
“I don’t want to punish you, Meredith,” he began softly.
Her guilt intensified. He didn’t want to punish her, and was her fault. She felt awful.
“Then don’t,” she whispered. “I’m sorry. I hate that I’ve put you in this position. We don’t have to–”
“Did I say I’d punish you if you disobeyed me?” he interrupted sharply.
She swallowed. “Yes. I mean, yes, sir,” she stammered.
“Do I always mean what I say?” he continued in the same sharp tone.
“Yes, sir. Always, sir.”
“Then I do have to punish you. But do you understand this isn’t something that’s enjoyable for either one of us?”
She looked down at her hands. “I do. Yes, sir.”
She wanted to be kneeling in front of him, his arms around her, sitting in his lap, anywhere but sitting on the other side of the bed feeling like a naughty child. His voice was hard when he spoke again.
“Then the next time you have the choice to obey me or disobey me, I want you thinking on this. Thinking on the fact that when I stretch you over my lap, I want it to be because you’re fucking beautiful to me, not because you’ve disobeyed me. That when I give you an instruction, it’s not because I’m full of myself but because I care about you and want you safe. Need I remind you that not six months ago, we got into a car accident that could’ve taken our lives?”
She gulped. “I know,” she said, her voice cracking. “Yes, sir.” Tears pricked her eyes and her throat ached.
“Yet still, you decided that drinking that much before you got in the car and drove home to me was a good idea?”
She shook her head silently, thankful he didn’t require another verbal response.
He exhaled angrily.
“Get over here.” She stood and approached him on shaking legs. “Strip and get over my lap.”
Quickly, she obeyed, stripping off her clothing and tossing it on the floor, down to bare skin. She positioned herself over his lap, her head on the bed, her belly flush against his knees, breath coming in shallow gasps as his large hand settled on her naked skin.
“Are we clear that when I tell you to do something I expect you to obey me?”
She felt on edge, every nerve sizzling with anticipation of her punishment, as she felt a variety of emotions. Humiliation in being naked to him and being over his lap anticipating punishment. Attraction to his command of the situation. Guilt from having disobeyed him.
Fear of the pain.
“Yes, sir,” she said, bracing herself…
Jane has been writing since her early teens, dabbling in short stories and poetry. When she married and began having children, her pen was laid to rest for several years, until the National Novel Writing Challenge (NaNoWriMo) in 2010 awakened in her the desire to write again. That year, she wrote her first novel, and has been writing ever since. In 2012, she became interested in the d/s lifestyle, and has discovered her love for writing romance with a d/s twist. With a houseful of children, she finds time to write in the early hours of the morning, squirreled away with a laptop, blanket, and cup of hot coffee. Years ago, she heard the wise advice, “Write the book you want to read,” and has taken it to heart. She sincerely hopes you also enjoy the books she likes to read.
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