Being married hasn’t moderated Ria’s cheeky take on life, and while Andrew frequently finds her comments humorous, other times it goes too far. He’s determined to help his new wife censor what pops out of her mouth, but that’s much easier said than done.
Their first year of marriage is full of daily adventures, including a luxurious honeymoon to South America, where even there, Ria manages to end up over Andrew’s knee. Then there’s Andrew’s new assistant, whose behavior towards Ria becomes a problem; a visit from Andrew’s best friend, Graham, who shares with Ria stories from Andrew’s childhood; and a visit to Scotland for Grandfather’s huge eightieth birthday celebration.
Their first anniversary finds them back in New York celebrating their love that’s only grown stronger, but whether or not Andrew has managed to curb Ria’s sass is an entirely different matter.
Publisher’s Note: This sweet romance contains scenes of domestic discipline and vividly described love scenes.
Ria looked at him for a minute, then made another confession. “Sometimes it’s not just the pink. Sometimes if it hurts, it doesn’t bother me either.”
Andrew blinked in surprise. “Are you telling me that getting spanked doesn’t bother you anymore?” he asked, almost in disbelief. Her reaction at the time certainly didn’t give him that impression.
“No! I didn’t mean that! I’m talking about afterwards, like if I sit down the next day and it’s a little bit sore. That’s what I mean. That’s kind of the same thing as the pink—it’s like you branded me, and now I belong to you.”
“I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to brand your wife,” Andrew answered dryly.
Ria looked embarrassed. “You’re laughing at me.”
“No, Baby, I promise I’m not laughing at you. What you’re telling me is very important, and I want to understand it.”
“Do you think I’m weird? Maybe I’m a masochist.”
“I don’t think you’re either. I think you’re a woman who feels deeply connected to her husband, and since I’m your husband, I feel very honored.”
Laura has been creating stories for as long as she can remember and last year decided to write publicly. Having spent some of her childhood and then much of her married life living abroad, she has no true home and considers herself a global nomad. She now lives with her retired husband and their two Siamese cats in Mexico.
Laura’s had a lifelong interest in classical music, travel, and languages, and she’s a sucker for a tender animal story.
She loves writing about alpha (gentle)men and the ladies in their lives.