Sent home from the battlefields of the Napoleonic Wars, disgraced Lieutenant Elias Seton catches the attention of gregarious Jenny Templeton, who has fled London following a scandal. Determined to cheer him up, and with little thought for her reputation, Jenny seduces the officer and promises to keep him company every night between Christmas Day and Twelfth Night. The Hunted Bride. A wild beast lurks within Gervais, something fierce and feral that waits to be unleashed. Soon that beast will claim Matilda, and when it does she has no doubt that it will be rough and savage. The Accused Wife.
My favorite spanking scene: an excerpt from Unexpected Consequences
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I had a smile on my face while I wrote this scene. She was in the middle of baking cookies when Jared approached her. Cookies forgotten, they make love, the cookies burn and set off the smoke alarm. They rush around to air out the kitchen. The alarm shut off.
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That was a key sentence in the brief to authors issued when Candlelight Romances launched its brand in the hero was always to be a perfect gentleman, and never physically dominant. But the fact that it needed spelling out that, in their books, he would not spank the heroine says a lot about what was routinely going on elsewhere in the genre. These books are always less about the story than the nuances of the relationships, so the plots generally follow a number of standard tropes. One might be briefly summarized as follows: a young woman finds herself in the orbit of a strong man, usually in a dependent position; their relationship begins with tension as she resists his attempts to assert his dominance, until eventually she succumbs and romance blossoms.