It all began with a naughty serving girl in his mother’s household. By the time King Charles II reached manhood, the corporal punishment he had encountered in various areas of his life had made a lasting impression on him – leading him to make similar impressions on a variety of women in his household. From a blushing maid to his disobedient sister; his favorite mistress and, of course, his queen, the lusty monarch cultivates and expands his fascination with discipline – a passion which has repercussions for everyone who is under his influence and control.
Publisher’s Note: This book is intended for adults only and contains elements of strict discipline and power exchange. If any of these themes offend you, please do not purchase.
Gabriel Blakeney is a man who protects those he loves at all costs. If that means becoming a highwayman to help support the community that raised him, then that’s what he’ll do. Risking his life each night, he robs from the rich to redistribute among the poor. He does it to survive. But what he’d really like is to find a woman of his own to protect and love. Despairing of ever finding her, things change one night when he meets Lady Caroline Godwin. Here is a lady who needs protecting, all right – from herself.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Caroline Godwin is desperate. Her father has lost a fortune at cards and is bed bound after a stroke. Somehow, she must raise the money within a month or lose her home. Worse, she may be forced to marry the despicable Lord Shard – her father’s creditor – to protect the family name and pay the debt. Frantic, Lady Caroline remembers being held up a few weeks ago. She makes the audacious decision to rob the handsome highwayman. But Caroline gets far more than she bargained for.
With card sharps, traitors, and the militia to worry about, Gabriel and Caroline find danger ever present. He is determined to keep her safe throughout, even if that means a trip over his knee.
Publisher’s Note: This romance contains elements of domestic discipline, and explicitly described sexual encounters.