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Kendrick stood in the doorway watching Kelly make her way through the room. The walls had been painted a deep purple, similar to the curtains used in the main play space. There were no windows in the room, but a large black ceiling fan, along with the small oscillating fans mounted on the walls, kept the room cool. A spanking bench stood in the middle of the floor.

Kelly ran her hand over the black leather of the chest rest and paused when she came to stand at the head of the bench.

“This is like the thing Ted had me tied to.” Her voice was soft. The expression in her eyes didn’t portray fear or anger, but rather gave Kendrick the impression that she was trying to remember the feel of the position she had been in.

“It doesn’t look as scary as I thought it would…you know…sober.” She gave him a half grin and placed both hands on the leather. “It’s used for spanking?”

“That’s one use, yes.” Kendrick crossed his arms over his chest and leaned against the door frame.

Her shirt was low cut, giving him a good view of the bountiful mounds of her breasts rising and falling with her heavy breaths. Without the prying eyes of others, he allowed himself the indulgence of enjoying the sight before him. The pleated skirt she wore did little to keep his mind from wandering to the depths of erotic sins he wanted to act out with her. Taking a deep breath, he refocused his mind.

“What are the other uses?” she asked with truthful innocence.

The danger she could find herself in if she were having the conversation with any number of other men in the club terrified him. He looked over his shoulder to be sure there hadn’t been any unwanted lurkers beyond the door.

“You don’t want to tell me. Why?” She brought her eyebrows together in obvious confusion.

“What made you come here tonight?” he asked instead, his words sounding harsher than he’d intended.

“I was curious.” She gave a slight shrug. “I don’t know how to explain it, but I’ve found myself drawn to these thoughts…ideas.” She looked off in the distance, avoiding his expression as she spoke. “I’m not completely ignorant.” Her gaze snapped back to him. “I may not have any physical experience, but I’ve read.”

Her indignant air made him want to laugh. She stood at least a head and a half shorter than himself. Although well-toned, she was extremely petite in comparison to his physique.

“You’ve read?” His words held a sarcastic quality as he moved fully into the room. He shut the door and leaned against it, blocking her exit. “What have you read?”

“Blogs, mostly.” She kept her hands on the bench, but moved her fingers around in a jittery fashion.

“And the blogs have taught you what?” He stepped toward her, stopping only a stride away.

“They made me curious.” She raised her chin when she spoke. Her eyes locked with his; there was grit in her expression.

“About what?” He leaned forward.

“What it would be like to…well…” She looked away for a second as if to round up her courage before looking him in the eye again. “To belong to someone,” she spat out in a rush. “To be theirs in all ways.”

Her eyes held sincerity. Her eyebrows arched in a worried pattern, and her lips parted slightly. She pulled back from the bench, walking to him until the tips of her sandals touched the toes of his boots. Her hands rested on his chest. Her eyes searched his face, and she whispered, “I want to be owned.”

Good Reads Review

“A very sexy story, about Kelly ,a woman who has been looking for a man to fulfill all her desires. She has always been impulsive and a little reckless. One night a man persuaded her to go to a BDSM club. What starts as an interesting night soon turns into something dangerous.
Kendrick is an ex-cop who now runs a security firm. He is definitely the the kind of man to protect a woman from harm.
This book has got a good story to go with a lot of sex. All the characters are strong and loving, with a touch of humour.” – Petula