Hello and welcome to Saturday Spankings. After some technical glitches, I’m hopping back into this week’s snippet.
Taken from Sophia and the Duke, we’re moving on from her slipper moments to an outdoors spanking. Here’s the preamble…
He unlaced her bodice, releasing her constricted ribcage and she inhaled deeply, trying to gather her nerves. “Please,” she pleaded. “I didn’t mean… I don’t want to be punished.”
“Of course you don’t,” he said. He slipped the straps of her shift off her shoulders and it slid down her back. “Neither do I. However, you are my wife and will do as you’re told.”
She stepped out of the shift and hugged her arms about her breasts. The chilly air caressed her skin, while the sun beating down from on high landed on her back and shoulders. Both tussled with her and she couldn’t describe herself as either warm or cold.
“You need warming up,” he said, as if to read her mind.
“Can I put my gown back on?”
He chuckled, shaking his head. “I meant your bottom needs warming up.”
Her mouth formed a circle.
After the passing of her husband, the elderly Duke of Brockenhurst, twenty-two-year-old Sophia chafes at her family’s expectations during her lengthy mourning period. When she is free to re-emerge in society at last, at her grandmother’s insistence she entertains the courtship of Nathaniel Hartwell, a distant cousin of the old duke and the man next in line for the title.
To her shock, Sophia learns that Nathaniel has spent the last eight years living as a trapper and fur trader in the mountains of Canada, isolating himself from the world after the tragic death of the woman he loved. Though he is a rough, uncivilised man, his devilishly handsome looks and commanding presence excite her in a way nothing ever has before.
Sophia sets out to transform the new duke into someone suitable for polite society, but when her comments become disrespectful and mocking Nathaniel takes issue with her behaviour. Almost before she knows it, she is over his lap and her aristocratic bottom has been bared for a sound spanking.
Knowing that it is the right choice for all concerned, Nathaniel asks her to be his wife, but despite the fact that their marriage begins as one of convenience he is determined to show Sophia the intense pleasure a strong man’s dominant lovemaking can bring her. Though her spoiled attitude occasionally earns her a bright red, well-spanked bottom, as the weeks pass her desire for him grows ever stronger. But can love truly bridge the gulf between people from such different worlds?
Publisher’s Note: Sophia and the Duke is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
5* Amazon Review
This book is very well written, offering not only good complex characters but a particularly honest and captivating look at relationship evolvement. Most definitely hot sex and D/s are at the core of the chemistry between Nathaniel and Sophia. The reader is allowed to see how true commitment, as well as, shifting and balance of power affects the union. Beyond the story of the couple are the elements of England following the French Revolution and a tantalizing element from the New World frontier. The story pulled me into it, as I really had not initially expected
Read an extended excerpt here.