I’m picking up where I left off last week. Is that annoying? Are you completely sick of this scene by now? If you recall, Jean-Claude just dared Corinne to issue one more complaint. Here’s what happens…
His words came as little more than a whisper, as if he were the devil himself, hovering on her shoulder, tempting her into debauchery.
Her mind emptied of thought. “The room… is filthy,” she rasped.
He could not believe she had given herself to him.
Snatching her up by the waist, he carried her to the stool, plopping upon it and folding her over his legs. Her hands grasped his calf and she whimpered, likely already ruing her decision.
He lifted her skirts, baring the alabaster skin of her shapely bottom. This time could not be more different than the last. Having her sprawled across his lap with her bare flesh available, no, offered to his hand invoked so much more intimacy than a switching in the woods.
Sentenced to die at age eleven for stealing a pig, Jean-Claude receives an unexpected reprieve when a young aristocrat girl takes the blame instead. When the mobs of the French Revolution fall upon her château years later, Jean-Claude knows he must save her and repay his debt, but as they begin their long flight to safety he makes it clear he is not her servant and he will deal firmly with any disobedience. Though he initially intends to send her off by ship, the beautiful, feisty Corinne inspires a fierce protectiveness in Jean-Claude that makes it hard to say goodbye.
Corinne is alternately infuriated and attracted to the handsome peasant who has no qualms about turning her over his knee and spanking her bare bottom when she steps out of line. When he ends up joining her on a ship to New Orleans, their futures become inextricably intertwined, but can a common-born blacksmith and the daughter of a lord find enough common ground to make a permanent match?Buy Now!