"Really beautiful story, very compassionate and has so much understanding of love in later life."
"...a very well-written book that checks all the boxes in good spanking romance. Strong capable woman - check. Strong protective hero - check. Interesting plots, lots of spankings, and spicy sex - check, check check. I enjoyed the book, but be warned, it is not all stars and fairy dust. There is a serious undertone to the book."
"This story is the gold standard for many genres. It is romantic. It is erotic. It is domestic discipline. It is drama. It is inspirational. I truly loved this story like no other I have read in a long time. And I read a lot!"
"...a really good read with a few hot moments and some great spanking scenes and some laugh out loud moments too."
"a very good book from the beginning to the end I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good love story."
From the Author
Cynthia first appeared in the Simon In Charge series - she's Sadie's mom. From the moment she came to me, she was acerbic, kind of unlikeable. At first I simply wrote her as she appeared, with sharp corners and prickly bits in tact. Later I began to wonder why Cynthia was so difficult.
Challenging people are usually that way for a reason. Cynthia had been protected one way, living with her father her entire life. On the other hand, she was fiercely independent in her thoughts and life decisions. As a qualified nurse with a love of cars, she ultimately left healthcare to become a mechanic in the family business.
Cynthia's problems came to a head the year of Sadie's wedding. When Simon's uncle Antony surprised everyone by attending that gorgeous December celebration, another story began.
It takes a strong man, and sometimes a well-placed hand on a backside, to win the trust and love of a strong woman. Antony was the man for that job.
Unfazed by Cynthia's crusty exterior he perseveres. He wants to find the cause of her chronic pain and fatigue. In doing so, will he release the kinder, gentler woman that has been hidden from the world for so long?