After the amazing time I had at the End of Summer Spanks: Last Flings; Lessons Learned Blog Hop & reading the very strict and sexy snippets from the newly released School's in Session boxed set I knew I had to delve in deeper. So, for the next week I will feature one book from the set until we have delved a little deeper into every book! I know I can't wait to read each and every one of them! Today's feature is Kate Richards, Laying Down The Law. Read the blurb, read the excerpt, and if you've read the book please share what you think!
Educating Marguerite by Kate Richards
Blurb: Virginia City, Nevada, in 1870, is no place for a graduate of Miss Pomeroy's exclusive finishing school. And Marguerite Stokes makes no secret of her displeasure at her father's insisting she join him there.
Her subsequent angry tantrums lead him to place her under the supervision of stern schoolmaster William Melton, who has a firm hand but a secret hatred for the Stokes family. His attraction to Marguerite is immediate, but can he reconcile his desire for her with his grudge against her father?
When her father decides to force Marguerite to marry William, she is forced to choose between making her own way in the tough Wild West, or submitting to the authority of her father's secret enemy. Will the feisty, determined young lady take flight? Or can William convince her that she belongs by his side - and under his strong hand?
“Last chance, Miss Stokes. Will you return to your class and study as you should?”
She lifted her head and stared up into his eyes, defiance evident from the top of her head, to her hands planted on her rounded hips, to her tapping toe. “I will not.”
“Then you leave me no choice.” He reached behind him and took the paddle from the wall and set it on the desk. The wide board never used until this day on a girl. “Bend over.”
“Are you quite demented?” Her jaw dropped, and she snapped it shut. “I shall not.”
He grabbed for her again and she spun and ran for the door. In two steps, he had an arm about her waist and dragged her back to the desk. “Probably, to have taken you on. Bend over.”
“No! Take your hands off me.” Her shrieks surely carried to other parts of the building, but no one would come. Miss Stokes with her snobbish attitude had garnered no friends in the school. “I will tell my father.”
Forcing her forward over the high oak desk, he rested his forearm on her back to hold her in place. He lifted the paddle and held it high. “You may tell your father I offered the discipline he never did.” She twisted and managed to whack him in the head with a flailing arm and slid to her knees. He grasped her elbow and lifted her so she rested half across the desk, this time with her hands, luckily, pinned beneath her. She panted, but lay still for the moment.
“I shall administer ten swats with the paddle to attempt to cure you of such unladylike demeanor. Then I shall send you to a different class, one more suited to your level of maturity.” Eying her derrière, he considered the likely number of layers of cloth between the paddle and her skin. But there was no help for it. He wouldn’t bare her …the very thought of her naked bottom sent his heart racing. He would have to hit lower, across her limbs, to make an impression.
Raising the board he brought it down fast and hard, with a satisfying thwack. She jerked and struggled and he caught her legs, tangled in their long skirts, between his ankles, and held her waist down with his arm. “The sooner you stop…struggling, the sooner this will be over.” He quickly paddled four more times, five to go.
“My father will see you dead. He has never struck me.” She twisted to look over her shoulder and he winced at the vehemence and rage in her expression. Still, once begun….
“Perhaps, if he had, I would not need to. You require the firm hand of a strong man in your life.” As he raised the paddle again, the door opened behind him.
Kate Richards Author Bio & Follow Links:
Kate Richards divides her time between Los Angeles and the High Sierras. She would gladly spend all her days in the mountains, but she’d miss the beach…and her very supportive husband’s commute would be three hundred miles. Wherever she is, she loves to explore all different kinds of relationships in her stories. She doesn’t believe one-size-fits-all, and whether her characters live BDSM, ménage, GLBT or any other kind of lifestyle, it’s the love, the joy in one another, that counts.
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