Will they both let their reluctance to admit they want more from the other cost them everything?

Nan Meyers returns to her beloved hometown of Willow Springs a broken woman, ten months after leaving for what was supposed to be a short vacation with her brother. For years she’d enjoyed an active lifestyle at the local club owned by her friends, but the trauma she endured while away has stripped her of those pleasures, leaving her determined to get her life back.

Dan Shylock greets the news of his friend and favorite submissive’s return with relief. After Nan cut off all communication with him and her other friends several weeks after going on vacation, her silence had both worried and angered him. Seeing the changes in her upon her return stirs up his suspicions, and when she reveals hints of suffering from an abusive trauma, his protective instincts and determination to help her kick into high gear.

As Dan slowly coaxes Nan back into embracing the pain induced pleasures she once loved, their growing feelings for each other come to the surface. But before either can come to terms with how they feel, the truth about the strange mishaps Nan has been experiencing almost costs her her life. Will Dan get there in time to save her?

This is book four in the Cowboy Doms series but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Publisher’s Note: This steamy, contemporary Western romance contains elements of ménage, mystery, suspense and power exchange.


Dan did his best to remain calm and unaffected as Nan entered his house and walked into the den with slow, measured steps and a curve to her mouth that set his pulse to jumping along with his cock.  He recognized that brazen, teasing smile, but not the uncertainty in her eyes.  The girl he remembered was still in there, wanting to re-emerge.  Now, if he could just push the right buttons to help her find her way back, he could get the rest of the story. 

Remaining seated in the wide recliner facing the stone fireplace, he let her set the pace, widening his knees as she stood before him.  “Are you going to take me up on my offer, then?”

She went to her knees as gracefully as always and looked up at him with that small grin still in place.  “It’ll be weird calling you Master here, but,” she trailed those long fingers up his thighs, “this is the same no matter where we are, right?”  Cupping her palm over his denim covered cock, she squeezed, her smile spreading to reveal straight, white teeth.

“Right.”  Her eyes remained uncertain instead of sparking with pleasure, but those soft lips kept their curved shape.  She wasn’t comfortable with the situation, not like she normally would be, but she still didn’t hesitate to lower his zipper and grasp his heated flesh in her hand as she released his cock.  The craving for dominance was still there, so Dan let her stroke him for a minute and enjoyed her tight grip moving up and down his rigid length until his blood heated to the boiling point.  Aching for the familiar, pleasurable suction of her soft mouth and clinging lips, he fisted his hands to keep from reaching for her and instructed, “Mouth only for right now, Nan.  Lace your fingers behind your head.  That will help you keep from using your hands without triggering your fear by binding them.” 

Nan licked her lips, a slow sweep of her tongue over the lush curves that had him gritting his teeth to keep from climaxing right then.  While Dan enjoyed the tease that reminded him of her old self, he didn’t relish waiting for his pleasure.  It had been way too long since he’d played with his favorite sub.  Edgy arousal hardened the warning behind his one-word growl.  “Nan.”  She rewarded him with her obedience, lifting her hands behind her head as a noticeable shiver racked her body that didn’t alter her expression.

“Like this, Master Dan?”

With her hands laced behind her head, elbows out, the position pushed her full, unfettered breasts forward, their plump roundness shifting under her thin tee.  “Yes, just like that.”  Wrapping his right hand around the base of his cock, he held his erection up and called on every ounce of his patience as he waited for her to dip her head.


I live in the Midwest with my husband and our dog, a lovable Great Pyrenees/Standard Poodle.  I love dogs, enjoy spending time with my daughter, babysitting dogs and kids, reading and working puzzles.  We have traveled extensively throughout the states, Canada and just once overseas, but I now prefer being a homebody.  I worked for a while writing articles for a local magazine but soon found my interest in writing for myself peaking.  My first book was strictly spanking erotica, but I slowly evolved to writing erotic spanking romance with a touch of suspense.  My favorite genre to read is suspense.