The dashing Lord Kenwood is both a widower and a family friend. When Cressida's aunt, Vivienne, suggests that spending time at his sprawling estate may prepare her for a transition to adult life.
But as it becomes apparent that Cressida is not cut out for an independent, grown-up existence, Lord Kenwood realizes that he is drawn to her just the way she is. His children are grown, and as a strict father he still sees to the discipline. The notion of a beautiful young wife who will submit to spankings, birchings and other corrections is an appealing one. And when he is not around to see to her, her very strict governess is more than willing to tend to her naughty bottom.
Fans of Victorian erotica will no doubt thrill to this book, which while a standalone in its own right is a prequel to Victoria Winters' Pleasing Her: Peter In The Nursery, in the Unconventional Marriages series.