When she is taken from her home and forced to work in the powerful city of Chandros to pay the debts of her small farming community, twenty-year-old Iona Meers is furious. After an intimate, humiliating medical examination conducted in full view of Chief Inspector Xane—the man she considers responsible for her predicament—her seething anger turns into outright defiance.
Having noted both Iona’s rebelliousness and her helpless arousal during her examination, Xane decides to bring her home with him as his personal servant. Iona’s disobedience quickly results in her being pulled over Xane’s knee for a long, hard spanking on her bare bottom, yet despite her best efforts to ignore her body’s response to his dominance, she soon realizes that there is a reason Xane is known among his people for his skill as a virgin claimer.
Iona’s longing for Xane’s touch grows stronger with each passing day, and yielding to his dominant lovemaking arouses her beyond anything she could have ever imagined. But when a long-buried secret from her past comes to light and calls everything Iona thought she knew about herself into question, will it strengthen her bond with Xane or tear them apart forever?
Publisher’s Note: Taken as Payment is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, medical play, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
He chortled, a gentle purr in the back of his throat. “Relax.” He held her wrist and moved it away from between her legs. “Trust—”
“Me,” she capped, laughing. “It seems I’m going to have to!” She turned on her side to face him. His silvery eyes glinted in the mellow light. “This isn’t what I expected.”
He pursed his lips. “Disappointed?”
“No, oh, no. I thought you’d be done by now.”
He ran his finger down her cheek. “Done? My dear girl, the evening has just begun. It will be some hours before I’m done.”
Iona snapped her jaw shut. Her tender clit ached, but not from the spasms, which had waned—her little nub had reawakened. She swallowed hard. “What next?”
“Next? I don’t follow a particular agenda,” he grinned. “I’m reading you. Every virgin is different, you especially.”
In a post apocalyptic world, some of the survivors become the elite, eligible for upper education & jobs, while others live in communes, toiling the fields to supply food to the elite. If the crops fail or the agri-people can’t pay their ‘taxes’, collectors like Xane arrive to demand conscripts who follow meekly back to the city, taking up positions of servitude to the elite. Mia is one such conscript, who is rescued by Xane to work in his household.
They have entirely different backgrounds, & ideas about life, love & the pursuit of happiness, but gradually they fall in love. However, before they can move ahead, Xane must resort to spanking Mia on numerous occasions to demand her acquiescence to his dictates.
I’m not usually a fan of domestic discipline, but I usually like Peaches’ stories, & I did like the mind’s view of the future, provided by the author here. In the end there is a HEA ending, & a mutual understanding of each other’s ways, so I think you’ll like Peaches’ latest.
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