It was not uncommon at all for the hero of any said romance novel to throw the heroine across his knee at any moment for a well deserved bottom thrashing. It wasn't long until I awaited those scenes with baited breath. They were my favorites. Any book that contained these much anticipated scenes would soon become dog eared from the number of times I would read and re-read them.
I'm not sure if Johanna Lindsey had more spanking scenes than anyone else or if hers were just that much more memorable, but it seems that most of my favorites came from her. I believe my very first spanking romance (if you can call those brief scenes that...Carolyn Faulkner later shifted my perspective on what a true spanking romance was.) Sadly, I have not found which title it is exactly, but I do know that it was a Western. There were two spanking scenes. One long over the knee spanking due to the heroine becoming a jealous shrew and the other in bed at the end for putting herself in danger. That first spanking changed my life.
There were many to follow and others that stick out in my mind are Defy My Heart & her Ly-San-Ter Family Trilogy. I read a book a day, so forgive me if the other titles blur a bit. I do know that most of her novels from the eighties and early nineties are almost guaranteed to have a spanking or two thrown in there.
For what it's worth, thank you Johanna Lindsey for turning at least one (and I've heard through the grapevine many others) full fledged spanko. :)