She’ll have to learn to submit to him…her life depends on it.
“How will I lie beside him at night and act like I’m falling in love with him? Last night it came easy, but now that I know what he’s capable of, I fear for my life.”
Marrying the handsome prince seemed a grand idea, until she caught sight of him murdering his father. She wanted to be queen, but at what cost?
This collection of three steamy romances include: Palace Secrets, Maiden Claimed, and Grave Misfortune.
At twenty-three, Princess Isabella must settle down for the sake of her kingdom. Caught up in a secret affair with her lady-in-waiting, Hannah, the princess knows it can only last for so long.
When Prince Alexander arrives to court her, he confides that his father is on his death bed, and he will be crowned king soon. Isabella hastily agrees to the proposal, desiring to be queen, knowing little about her soon-to-be husband.
It was supposed to be a simple trip to the market in Paris.
Nothing for Lady Hannah is ever simple.
One secret after another.
The lies are mounting up.
Lady Hannah has made a deal with the devil. Worse, she’s falling in love with him. There’s no turning back.
Married to a gambler and drunk, Helene is the madame for a brothel. When Vincent, a royal guard from the palace, arrives at her doorstep and tries to defend her honor, little does he know she’s both married to the man and a madame for the establishment.
Publishers Note: Murder, secrets, and lies combine with ménage and power exchange in this title previously released as Her Ruined Reputation by Bridget Banks.
“Discipline, Ella. You deserve to be spanked for your behavior and insubordination. Do you think I’d let anyone speak to me the way you did today? Come here, or I’ll drag you over and you’ll get double the lashings.”
My eyes widen and I glance at the door. How far could I get? Maybe I should have left the other day when I had the chance. Slowly, with trepidation, I walk toward Alexander. “Can’t we do something else?” I ask. Even though I’m nervous, I step closer, trying my best to seduce him. “I’d much rather run my tongue along your prick.”
Alexander raises an eyebrow. Sweat beads his forehead. “You’re just dragging out the inevitable,” he says.
I do as I’m told, leaning on his knees, my bottom right where he wants it. “Dear, you have too many clothes on. I want you to feel the sting of your wrongdoings.”
He lifts my dress, leaving me exposed, the cool air cradling my rear and his eyes given more of a sight than ever before. “Just do it,” I say, wanting the humiliation and embarrassment to be over. I can’t see his expression, but I imagine he’s smiling.
“Be glad I’m not demanding this in front of the entire castle,” he says and slaps his hand down on my bare ass.
My cheeks clench and the sting almost feels good. Does he know the reaction he’s caused? He strokes my rear, making the pain cease and the desire build within me. “You’re a dirty girl, do you know that? Saying such vulgar things to me.”
I moan, wishing his fingers were doing something else, touching me and stroking me instead of spanking me.
His hand comes down again with a second strike. This one is harder, more of what I expected, and I whimper in protest.
“What, you don’t like that?” he asks. “I will bet you do. You want me to spank you again, don’t you? That’s why you’re moaning. You’re a naughty girl, Ella.”
I feel conflicted. I don’t want the pain, but the experience also feels enlightening. I’m aroused and I’m not quite sure why. Is it because I’m half-naked lying on my husband’s lap or something else?
His hand comes down again over my sensitive rear.
“Promise not to defy me again in front of my court.” His tone is stern; he’s not fooling around.
I hadn’t thought I’d defied him. We are both leaders of the kingdom, he the king and I the queen. “Ella?” he asks, waiting for my answer. He spanks me again, probably because I don’t answer quickly enough. My bottom is raw and throbs terribly. Is he enjoying this?
A single teardrop cascades down my cheeks. Maybe I haven’t made things easy for him, but I haven’t intended him any harm, either. “I’ll behave.” It’s the most I can offer. I’m not one to make empty promises, knowing I won’t keep them.
“Let this be a reminder of what happens when you defy your king.” He spanks me again; the sting grows unbearable as my skin burns and I shift uncomfortably against his lap. It’s a mixture of both pain and pleasure. I enjoy his undivided attention. Is this what it takes to get that from him?
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