One of my top five; however, is the scene in Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught. Judith McNaught has spanking in a lot of her novels, an I definitely enjoy them all (Kingdom of Dreams is a nice one, too). but the spanking in Whitney, My Love– her debut novel– is really well done. I have not verified this, but I’ve heard that in subsequent editions, she was required to edit it out, as spanking is now taboo in mainstream romance.
I happen to have the book as an ebook, which means it wasn’t too hard to copy and paste the scene here for your pleasure.
Whitney, the heroine, has just struck a skittish horse with her riding crop (she was actually aiming for Clayton, the hero, who was riding the horse. The horse runs away with Clayton, but he manages to get it back under control. Here’s what happens next…
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