Published by Etopia Press
Word Count: ~82,700 words
Heat Level: Hot
Warning: Contains sexually explicit language, and elements of BDSM, specifically spanking, light bondage, voyeurism, wax, flogger and whip play. For an mature audience 18 years and older.
Release Date: November 7, 2014
He’ll teach her to love her body…one spanking at a time.
Brienna Morgan has worked hard to look good. Ten years ago she stuck to the shadows, watching the popular kids, wishing she could be one of them. But when they weren’t calling her cruel names, nobody noticed the smart overweight girl with the glasses.
So when she braves her high school reunion and runs into KadeMcBride, the boy she loved from afar, the last thing she wants is for him to remember her. It’s bad enough she still sees that girl every time she looks in the mirror. But Kade does remember—and he makes it impossible for Brie to refuse to go out with him. She’s not convinced it’s a good idea, but she can’t pass up the opportunity to be part of the in crowd.
Kade had no desire to go to his high school reunion. As far as he’s concerned, he’d rather forget those days. Especially the day he screwed up and left his best friend to pay the ultimate price. But when he sees the gorgeous woman enter the gym, he’s immediately drawn to her. Regardless of her claims that she’s not the girl he thinks he remembers, Kade realizes maybe he’s been given a second chance to right at least one wrong from his past. And he’s determined not to throw this opportunity away, even if he has to tie Brienna to a spanking bench to prove his point.
Excerpt 1 (PG)
Hers to Own
The Vault Series
The McBride Men: Kade
© 2014 Anne Lange
When the song ended, she tried to step away, but he refused to release her and instead tightened his hold, sliding smoothly into the next dance. His behavior shocked him. He kept his hips tipped slightly away. It was an awkward position and it put a strain on his back, but better that than have her feel his erection pressed to her stomach.
“Brienna?” he murmured next to her ear.
“You were the pretty girl who always hung back near the edge of the crowd.”
He heard her intake of air. She shook her head and stiffened, then tried to withdraw, but he held tight, this time close enough she had to feel his cock. His fingers caressed the dip at the bottom of her spine. She trembled.
“You used to watch me. I remember I envied how smart you were, how attractive.”
She pushed out a harsh laugh. “I already told you, Kade, you’re mixing me up with somebody else.”
“It’s not too late, you know.” His lips brushed the shell of her ear.
“Too late?” she squeaked.
“To get to know the people you went to school with.”
She placed her hands flat on his chest and pushed. “Let me go, Kade. Please.”
“Because I asked you to.”
Kade dropped his arms to his sides.
She took two solid steps away from him and clutched her hands in front of her. “Thank you for the drink and the dance, but I need to…to leave. Excuse me.”
“But you just got here.” He mentally kicked himself for coming on so strong and scaring her off, especially when there could be nothing between them other than two would-be friends reconnecting.
She closed her eyes, bit her lip, and then opened them and looked straight at him. “I just think it’s time for me to leave.”
She navigated her way back to their table. Kade followed, taking in the other couples dancing, the people laughing and reminiscing. Groups were gathered around photo collages set up around the room. A photo booth in the corner had a long line of people waiting to have their pictures taken with old friends while wearing silly hats and glasses.
When she reached the table she snatched up her purse and turned to him. “I’m sure there are plenty of people here who you do know,” she said. “The people you were actually friends with.” Her gaze dropped to the floor. “Maybe the person you’re actually looking for is here somewhere.” She focused on him one last time and then glanced at something over his shoulder. “In fact, it looks like one of your old friends has spotted you, and she seems to be anxious to talk to you.” She nodded her head in the direction they’d come from. “Thank you for the dance, Kade.”
Kade swung around, hoping to dissuade whoever was coming up behind him. Kim glided across the room, a look of determination on her face.
When he spun back to Brienna, she was gone.
Excerpt 2 (X-rated)
Hers to Own
The Vault Series
The McBride Men: Kade
© 2014 Anne Lange
“My God, you are so fucking sexy.”
Brie sighed and tipped her head back on the pillow, trying to see his facial features in the shadows. “You like?” She pitched her voice low, hoping to come across sultry, like the vixen she’d always wanted to be, then held her breath waiting for his response, anxious for his appraisal.
The man lowered his large body over hers, caging her between his arms. His muscular calves brushed along the outside of hers. He held most of his weight above her, but she reveled in the heat coming off him. With a slight bend of his arms, he leaned down close to her ear and growled, sending a shiver of desire rolling through her.
He nipped her earlobe. “Oh, yeah, baby. I like. A lot.”
He stroked his tongue along the outer rim of her ear, dipped in and swirled around. Even though she couldn’t see him well in the dark, she knew him. Knew all about him. Wanted every inch of him.
His warm breath fluttered over her face. She let her eyes drift closed as she rolled her head to the right, pressing her chin into the pillowcase, giving him better access.
He trailed that wet tongue of his down to the spot on her neck, right smack in the middle between her ear and the slope of her shoulder, the one spot that after all these nights he knew drove her crazy. His mouth opened, heat scorched her skin, and his lips latched on. He stilled and she held her breath in anticipation. He sucked and she arched into the exquisite sensation, while fighting the instinctive urge to pull away before it became too much.
His weight dropped down, pinning her hips in place. She’d waited for this, wanted it forever.
“I’m going to eat you up, baby,” he whispered roughly. “This tiny scrap of lace you’re wearing is gorgeous and highlights your sweet nipples and luscious breasts, never mind your hot-as-hell pussy. But I’m going to strip it away faster than you can blink and lick every sweet spot on your body. I’m going to tie you in knots, fuck you hard and fast until it’s only me your body craves. No other man, Brienna. This is all mine. You are all mine.”
“Yes.” She gasped as he returned to his mark on her neck and increased the pressure. “Yours. All yours.”
She whimpered when he drew away to place kisses down in the valley between her breasts, his face buried between the generous mounds, near, yet so far from her rigid nipples.
Then he paid those nipples homage. He teased each one, moving between them, tempting them. Leaving them wanting, begging for attention. Like two little soldiers they stood straight and tall, poking through the lace she’d spent a small fortune on, eager for his praise. Some things were worth the sacrifice.
He made them wait. Instead he lavished an assault down the inside of her left arm, stopping at the crease of her elbow to lick and suck, leaving tiny love bites, marks she’d happily wear.
He continued his journey until he reached her hand. While she watched, he sucked each finger, one by one, deep into the warmth of his mouth. His tongue swirled around the digit, lapping at the web of skin between each and then leaving the gentlest of kisses on the very tip of each before he moved on to the next. Even though his face remained in the shadows, she sensed his eyes focused on her the entire time.
He treated her other hand with the same dedication and then started down her legs.
Oh, and always a happily ever after.
While embarking on this wild journey of becoming a romance author, Anne juggles a full time job and a family. Not always successfully. Who needs a clean house every day? And what’s wrong with cereal for dinner? She lives in Ontario, Canada with her wonderfully supportive husband, three awesome kids who are growing up way too fast, and Rocky the bearded dragon.
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