Hello! We’re warming up for Saturday Spankings. Over a log she goes and this is just the start of her punishment. Poor Sophia, but if she’d listened to him and not picked poisonous berries, she’d not be outside, naked and in trouble.
“I know what makes it difficult—your nudity. However, there is nobody here but us.”
“I feel vulnerable,” she whispered, trying to shrink her stature into a small size.
He tilted her chin up. “As you should. That is why trust is very important. I’m taking care of you, even when I discipline you, I am in charge. That is what this chastisement is about. Now, over you go.”
She reached out with her hands, feeling her way down. The moss provided a soft covering, protecting her from the bark, but it was cold and damp and she whimpered. Her feet remained on one side and she perched on tiptoe, while on the other side, she sank her hands into the grass. When he took hold of her legs and parted them, she gasped. The air swooped into her creases and folds, kissing her with its coldness.
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 Reviews
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
What a fun read! I love the eternal story of a sexy, dominant yet kind man who marries a sassy, sweet young woman. Oh, the fun they get up to while learning to meld their personalities together in marriage. And Jaye Peaches ensures there are many paragraphs full of “fun times” for everyone to enjoy. There is some discipline (no surprise, right? You read the excerpt! You know this author!) but I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Jaye keeps it consensual and within the bounds of my personal limits, not that she specifically set out to do that (but still, I appreciate it! Thanks, JP!) To me, racy but consensual makes a novel really hot because it’s fully enjoyable. The story is fun and the characters are quirky, and I just thoroughly enjoyed the read.
Read an extended excerpt here.