With tragedy comes change. With change comes new responsibility. For newly appointed Fire Chief Jensen Keetes, change comes in the form of long time co-worker, the sexy, spunky Gwendolyn Carlson.

With tragedy comes change. With change comes new responsibility. For newly appointed Fire Chief Jensen Keetes, change comes in the form of long time co-worker, the sexy, spunky Gwendolyn Carlson.

After years of avoiding her true self, Gwen has decided that enough is enough and jumps into a new relationship with her demanding new boss.

All too soon, their relationship is put to the test when the police arrive at the station in search of the Hill City Arsonist.
Can Jensen balance being her lover, Dom, and boss? Or will Gwen’s secret push them apart?

Publisher’s Note: This steamy, action-packed romance is book two of the Hill City Heroes series but can be read as a standalone. There are elements of power exchange.

Excerpt

“Good girl. Any more questions before I start?” When there was no response, he laid down a hard spank. “You said yourself that you are not new to the scene, so I assume you know how to answer me when I ask you a question, especially while you’re in this position.”

“No, Sir, I don’t have any questions.” He wasted no more time, landing swat after swat on her tender flesh.

“Holy shit!” His previous statement rang true as his hand bounced off her nates, the spanks hard and fast right from the start. Numerous swats landed in one spot before he deemed it fit to move on to a new location. She was just starting to wiggle when the lecture started.

“Why are you here, bellissimo?”

“I jumped to conclusions and interrupted you and Leland.”

After a second, he moved his hands to the tops of her thighs. “You forgot one.”

She scrambled to come up with what he wanted. “I can’t think when you spank there, Sir.”

“Maybe you can think better when I turn my attention elsewhere then.” The assault on her thighs stopped, but she knew her reprieve would be short lived. “Spread your legs.” She did as she was told and the slap to her inner thighs was a shock. “Not where you thought my hand was going, huh? I will keep at this tender skin until I get what I want.”

“Please, Sir, it hurts. I can’t think.”

“I had you explain the rule to me before your spanking started. There it is; she remembers now.”

“I swore at you. I’m sorry, Sir.”

“It was very rude, wasn’t it?”

“Shit! Yes, Sir! I was rude. I’m sorry.”

“Which one of the D’s does it break?”

“Disrespect, Sir. I broke the rule about respecting you. I’m sorry!”

“Now, sub, I know you know that that little apology isn’t going to cut it, don’t you?”

She wiggled as his hand rubbed and soothed the warm flesh he had just painted red with his attention. His fingers grazed her labia right before he pulled his hand away and he started pelting her sit spots. “No. I mean, I know, Sir, but my butt is not the leather ass it once was.”

He chuckled as he moved up to her ass once more before starting the trip down to her thighs and back up. “Then I suggest you behave until we get your ass up to par.”

He didn’t talk any more as he focused on her full, rounded bottom. While it did not hurt as much as the previous bout, the buildup had done its job and she could do nothing to stop the tears from gathering. She didn’t want to cry. Hell, she had taken more than this and not shed a tear, but, somehow, this was different.

“Let go, bellissimo.”

“I can’t.” Her voice broke.

“You need this. Trust me, I promise to catch you.”

The tender truth in his words were her undoing. The tears ran down her face, dripping off the end of her nose in fast succession. Ten more strikes of his hand landed before she went limp over his lap and his tempo slowed. “I’m sorry, Sir.” She hiccupped a bit as he flipped her over and carried her in his arms to the sofa. “I don’t remember a hand hurting so much before.”

“Leather butt only lasts if you use it.” He situated her on the couch next to him with her head in his lap before he tossed a blanket over her lower half. “Wasted too much time pretending to be what you’re not. All your resilience is long gone, bellissimo.”