Life is good for Meredith and her husband Paolo, when a terrible car accident leaves Paolo disabled. As he distances himself emotionally, Meredith seeks consolation in her fantasy world. Escaping into her erotic romance books not only helps keep the loneliness at bay, but also awakens in her a curiosity about the Dominant/submissive lifestyle.
The day she stumbles upon a website forum of actual submissives and dominants, her life is forever changed. These are not characters created by authors. They are real people who engage in real life dominance and submission. As her knowledge grows, she learns there is one question only she can answer—is she truly submissive, or is the fantasy better left on the pages of a book?
In a last ditch effort to discover who she really is, Meredith agrees to pledge her obedience to an anonymous on-line Dom. She convinces herself it can't be considered cheating if her Dom is just a faceless entity in cyberspace. But the first time she's given an order, it all becomes too real. Will her devotion to please her on-line Dom take precedence over her flesh and blood husband? Will Meredith's journey of self-discovery destroy their marriage or will they somehow find a way to begin again?
Your disobedience is forgiven now, Bonita. I'm proud of you for fulfilling your punishment. I have no way to ensure your obedience, so this is entirely on your honor. You've done well. Tell me how you felt being punished, and how you feel now.
She felt the warmth of his praise, as she explained everything to him, how at first she'd been embarrassed, then she'd welcomed the quiet. But her conscience pricked her. How she felt now? She felt like shit. Now she'd lied not only to Paolo, but Mr. Brookstone as well.
Meredith pushed all thoughts of guilt aside, as Mr. Brookstone continued.
Very nice, Bonita. It pleases me to hear this. You know I require your obedience because it's for your own good, don't you? I did not enjoy having to punish you.
And I won't have to punish you again?
Very good. A dom's job is to make sure he leads well. In the future, if you have an excuse for not doing as I ask you, I need a plausible explanation. Mean what you say, Bonita. If you tell me you'll do something, I want every effort from you.
She felt guilty. She had never before lied, not ever. But she had no idea how she would make things right, not now.
Good. Now let's discuss the next set of rules I'd like to propose. I want your full transparency. Tell me how you feel about each rule.
Her brows furrowed. Each rule? How many did he expect to enforce?
Hands shaking, she quickly remedied her error.
Do I need to have you kneel again?
Her cheeks flushed pink. Oh, no, sir. I was just lost in my thoughts and forgot my place.
It's unfortunate we have this distance between us. I feel firmly as if a good session over my lap would help you remember your place.
Her heart pounded. It would, no doubt. God, she wished she could feel what it would be like to be really spanked...
Jane has been writing since her early teens, dabbling in short stories and poetry. When she married and began having children, her pen was laid to rest for several years, until the National Novel Writing Challenge (NaNoWriMo) in 2010 awakened in her the desire to write again. That year, she wrote her first novel, and has been writing ever since. In 2012, she became interested in the d/s lifestyle, and has discovered her love for writing romance with a d/s twist. With a houseful of children, she finds time to write in the early hours of the morning, squirreled away with a laptop, blanket, and cup of hot coffee. Years ago, she heard the wise advice, “Write the book you want to read,” and has taken it to heart. She sincerely hopes you also enjoy the books she likes to read.