Another week, another spell of editing and it’s rather slow progress. Gradually creeping through To Own You and the life of submissive Gemma and her Dominant husband, Jason. Gemma is having to adapt to many things: marriage, submission and wealth, something she wishes her parents would understand.
Recounting her fruitless conversation to Jason in the restaurant, she remonstrated her frustration at her absent parent.
Jason frowned. “You should admire their work ethic. Money is often about pride. Give people hand-outs and for some it makes their own contributions feel worthless. Let it drop.”
Her sulking irked Jason. He would know exactly what would snap her out of her mood and unfortunately, he wasn’t in a position to administer a thorough spanking, even when they got home, since it wasn’t the right time for her to submit. In its place, they stared at each other and the words were left unspoken. She constantly ached to be taken in hand by him, to have her disappointment flushed out of her system and her mind re-focused.
Before their engagement, it would have been a simple matter of telling her to do it. Strip, bend over his lap and let him relieve her of the stress and responsibility of thinking about things too much. His control would have extinguished her fidgets and agitation. By the end of a good hard spanking, she would be biddable, delightfully floaty and willing for him to use her for his own indulgence.
However, they’d agreed—he wouldn’t touch her outside of his dungeon and certainly not beyond the scope of their predesignated sessions. She had to stew in her emotional juices.
“Acceptance, Gemma, you do understand acceptance?” Jason asked after the waiter had collected their plates.
“Of course I do,” she snapped.
The word was important to a submissive. Accepting his will over hers when they were in play was how she dealt with him doing things that gave him pleasure but not necessarily anything of immediate benefit to her. His frown deepened and she dropped her eyes. His piercing gaze won out with its reprimanding expression.
She quickly backtracked. “Sorry, didn’t mean to be rude.”
“Then practise the word. Stop brooding,” he rose. “When we get home, I have calls to make.”
“Can I sit with you?” she asked meekly. She felt like a mouse scurrying around, unsure of what direction to take.
“Sure,” he said kindly.
Back at Piedmont, she opted to crash out on the floor by his chair on a pile of cushions. The arrangement was immensely pleasing to them both, especially as it had been spontaneous. She read at his feet while he made his long-distance calls. She even let him rest his feet on her bottom as he leant back in his chair chatting to some American executive. The conversation washed over her as she relaxed on the floor. He might not have spanked her on that occasion, but the weight of his feet on her limp body was tremendously gratifying and served as a suitable alternative.
What happens when a kink loving woman has to come to terms with a traumatic episode in her life? Can the broken submissive learn to trust again?
When Gemma Marshall resigns from a good job to work as a lowly intern in the heart of the City of London, immediately, the elusive company boss, Jason Lucas, seduces her.
Following a whirlwind of weekend trysts at his country mansion, Jason’s need to dominate her re-awakens her terrifying nightmares and leads to revelations from both of them. What Jason seeks is an enduring relationship which means Gemma, if she wishes to win his heart and soul, has to return to the extraordinary life she’d left behind.
Can Gemma survive another relationship with an alluring master of the bedroom or will she finally turn her back on her natural desires?
Their passionate and highly erotic affair reaches crisis point when her ex-lover hunts her down, seeking retribution.
To Know You is a fictional account of two people who begin a journey together. It is a complete story. Both characters are sexy and know what they want. Neither are novices, neither expect love in their relationship. One takes control and the other yields. In the bedroom, there are the erotic scenes of BDSM, discipline and romance. The dynamic can be intoxicating—and dangerous.
Trust is key. Communicating trust. Building trust and maintaining integrity. And love? It’s not always about love – until Gemma meets Jason.
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