Miss Carter is the new schoolteacher in Haswell, but she has a secret. She is really Charly Burnham, Deputy U. S. Marshal, working undercover to find a bank robber. However, she has a problem: Sheriff Geoff Thorn is flirting with her, and making his interest in her known. She would love it if he was interested in the real Charly, but Miss Carter is not real. Charly gave up teaching when her father was murdered. She pinned on a badge to help her lawmen brothers find the killers, and now she feels guilty for using the children to find a thief.
Geoff likes everything about the new schoolteacher, until she flat out disobeys him, going to see a parent who is known to be hostile toward women. Geoff isn’t shy about putting her over his knee to give her some schooling of her own. When he learns who she really is, he is furious that she didn’t come to him right off and tell him the truth. What about the children when the bank robbers are finally caught? Who will teach them then? And what about him?
Excerpt from Miss Carter, Schoolteacher
“I had to see you, darling. I feel bad, and I wanted to make things right between us.”
“You disobeyed me.”
“I know I did. I just had a feeling that I needed to go right then. I was correct, too. I learned what we needed to know, and cleared Mr. Skinner. But I also put myself in danger, and if not for you and Max coming when you did, Gibb would have killed me.” She looked up at him and then said, “I love you a lot, Geoff, but I am positive I will be disobedient at times. I am fearful that will change your feelings for me. I don’t want you to end up hating me; when I get these feelings, I tend to act upon them.”
“I know how to deal with out and out disobedience, little girl.”
“I’m not a little girl. I’m a grown woman. That is how I want you to treat me.”
“Grown women still get spanked when they are disobedient.”
“I know. I know I was foolish not to tell you I had to go and see Abe Skinner. I’m very lucky that Max came home and you figured out where I was.”
“I am going to spank you, Charly. You can talk around it all you want, but I’m going to blister you.”
“I know. Could you please get it over with? I won’t be able to sleep until everything is right between us.”
“I’m not going to take it easy on you. Are you sure you want this to happen now? I was planning to see you after school tomorrow and use the privacy of the schoolhouse, but if you really want a licking tonight, take off your gun belt, lower your pants, and bend over my desk.”
Charly thought he looked firm and stern. “Are you still furious?”
“I am not out of control if that is what you are asking me.”
“I know I earned a spanking, but I don’t want a spanking given in temper,” she explained. “I need to know you love me in spite of the fact that I disobeyed you.”
“I love you more than my life, little one. I intend to show you just how much. I guarantee you won’t enjoy this spanking, and I won’t enjoy making you cry, but you earned a serious hiding, and since I am the man who loves you and wants to marry you someday, I’m going to do a thorough job of tanning you.”
“I don’t cry!” she informed him.
“You will cry,” he stated. “If you don’t, then I am not doing a good enough job. Take off the gun belt, drop your pants, and bend over the desk. I’ll let you keep your drawers because we aren’t married yet, and it wouldn’t be proper to bare you. But, if you start cursing me, or having a huge tantrum, I’ll forget that, and those drawers will come down too.”