But at the age of forty-six, Merit Alexander is shocked to discover that she wants more. A discreet affair with a much younger man seems to be just what the doctor ordered - and his strict discipline and dominant personality soon awaken her to a whole new world of submissive pleasures. But when the dark secrets of Victor Crowne's blue-collar past threaten to destroy everything she cherishes most, can Merit find the courage to make the most difficult decision of all?
Victor Crowne - The Ultimate Rebel. A renegade biker with a chip on his shoulder, Vic has been fighting all his life for independence and respect. The last thing he wants is to become the pampered plaything of a rich and powerful older woman - even if Merit Alexander's cool demeanor and aristocratic good looks soon ignite the young biker's most primitive desires.
Vic's stubborn pride makes him spurn the lavish gifts and luxurious lifestyle his new lover is happy to offer him. Merit's total and willing submission is the only gift he craves. But tough, blue-collar Vic is also a man of honor, and he'll do anything to keep his woman and her children safe - even if it means turning his back on the promise of a better future.
Merit didn't mean to make Victor her lover at first. Her morning ride along the woodland trail was a time for her to clear her head, to focus on the blessings of nature and the lavish beauty of her vast private estate. But suddenly the wealthy woman on horseback came face to face with a trespasser - badly injured but still devastatingly attractive. He was young, and in spite of his cheerful wisecracks, it was obvious that the hot- bodied hunk with the teasing blue eyes and jet- black hair had no money and no insurance. He needed rest and care, and her stately home was just over the hill.
Vic didn't mean to make a play for the gorgeous doll in the fancy riding clothes. Not at first, anyway. He didn't like women who gave orders, and he didn't like being carried up the hill to her white-columned mansion and put to bed like some helpless cripple. Victor Crowne didn't do helpless. So when the knockout blonde with the chiseled features and the cool gray eyes came to check on him, he made it real clear to her that he took charity from nobody.
But when she gave him that regal and haughty look, and told him he could pay her back nice and slow, any time and any way he desired, something just snapped inside him. Vic wanted to teach the rich woman a lesson, but he knew a simple spanking wouldn't be enough. He was going to have to teach Merit Alexander everything about being a woman with a dominant man - especially how it felt to be his.