Bryony’s Awakening

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Bryony had had a tough early life – losing both parents by the time she was eighteen. Although clever at school, the loss of her father caused her to drift into the seedy world of cheap bars and unsuitable men and it was only when a friend persuaded her to turn her life around that, at the age of twenty-five, she enrolled at college to study law in New York.

To support herself through college, she worked as a waitress in a top restaurant and it was there that she met Alex, a 38-year-old self-made multi- millionaire businessmen who found her both fascinating and enticing, and was particularly enamored of her shapely bottom, which he longed to spank. He had never been in love with a woman and had no wish to marry – but meeting Bryony made him begin to question all that. Sparks of passion fly between them and Bryony discovers pleasure that she didn’t know existed, but can Alex persuade her to accept his chosen lifestyle, or will his lust for discipline prove an insurmountable barrier between them?

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CHAPTER ONE

 

She adjusted her body slightly, insofar as the rope that was tying her down would allow for movement, trying to ease the pain in her hips from being bent over the end of the bed.? He often left her like this, trembling slightly in anticipation of what was to come, with the moisture between the lips of her sex the giveaway of the pleasure that she knew lay ahead.? He knew that the anticipation for her was half the fun and he sat across the room watching her closely, judging every twitch and tremor for the sign that he should move in and end the torment for her.? She could not see him because of the satin eye mask he made her wear, but she sensed his presence ? so powerful and so masculine.? He knew her body better than she did herself.? To distract herself from the discomfort, she took her mind back to when they first met.

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He was there again, sitting at the same table as he had the previous evening.? He was wearing the same charcoal suit with a white shirt, but no tie this time.? Last night he had been with two other men and that time he wore a pale yellow tie.? Perhaps that was a business meeting?? He certainly seemed to have been deep in discussion with the other two men throughout the meal but it hadn’t stopped him from looking intently at her whenever she approached the table, which she found a little unnerving.? When she came to see if they wished dessert he had reached his hand out to her and she had allowed him to briefly hold her hand in his.? It seemed very intimate to touch someone in that way, and under those circumstances, but she remembered that she hadn’t been offended by the familiarity at all.? If any one else had touched her like that she would have probably drawn away quickly, but this man mesmerized her by the intensity of his gaze.? She walked over to his table ready to take his order. The man looked up from his menu.

“What is your name?”

She was taken aback by this very direct question, before they had even exchanged the customary pleasantries.? However, he was a customer and she was merely a waitress and was expected to be pleasant and welcoming to the customers.? Nevertheless she pointedly began her answer with the formality she felt he had overlooked.

“Good evening, sir.? How nice to see you here again.? My name is Bryony and I would like to tell you about the specialswe have on the menu tonight.”

“Well Bryony, I have already decided what I want.? But if you would care to stand there and tell me what your specials are, then I might be persuaded to change my mind.? I am always willing to be persuaded by a beautiful woman.”

Whilst he was talking to her, the man was focusing on her completely ? unlike some customers who would talk to her whilst glancing anywhere around the restaurant but at her.? He had such an intense look ? not unpleasant or frightening ? simply very direct.? Bryony was a confident, independent woman with striking looks that she didn’t recognize in herself.? Her tall, slender but shapely body and long naturally blonde hair, which she usually wore tied back or curled loosely on top of her head, made her a magnet for the many rich and successful New York businessmen who frequented the restaurant.? She was more than capable of handling the various bores, lechers and show-offs that came on to her from time to time in the restaurant.? Some of them even did it in full view of their wife or girlfriend and she was often the recipient of an icy stare from such women for daring to be beautiful and attracting their man ? even though Bryony had done absolutely nothing to encourage such behavior.? But this man was different from the other men she had come across.? He exuded power and confidence, but without any macho posturing.? His voice was low and gentle, and he smiled as if to put her at ease ? which made him seem unthreatening.

For a moment, Bryony was disconcerted at the unexpected compliments and stammered slightly, before quickly recovering her composure.? “Th-thank you, sir.? Tonight we have the special starter of smoked salmon, with prawns, horseradish cream and lime vinaigrette, and we have a special for the entr?e course of pheasant breast a l’orange with dried apricots and prosciutto.? The soup today is potato, celeriac and truffle oil soup.”

“You have a very persuasive voice Bryony. I do believe that I am now going to change my mind from what I had originally planned. ?I shall have the soup, followed by the pheasant.? And to drink I shall have a bottle of the Italian Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2010, plus some sparkling mineral water.? And being served by you will, I am sure, make the meal even more delicious than it sounds.”

Such a statement, coming from someone else, might have had Bryony reaching for the sick bag, but coming from this man, whose gaze had never left hers for a second made her heart beat a little faster.

She brought him the wine and opened it at the table, pouring a little into a glass for him to taste ? but he simply waved her on to filling the glass.

“I’m sure it will taste delicious, as I am sure will you.”

Bryony colored a little and walked away from the table, unsure if she had heard the man correctly.? Surely he didn’t say what she thought he had?

She returned to the table with the soup, having had the chance to compose herself again.

“Your soup, sir.? Can I get you anything else at this time?”

She dreaded what he might say in reply, but this time the he simply smiled, and said, “Not yet, thank you.”

She retreated to the kitchen to regroup and calm herself.? The man was having an extraordinary effect on her.? Her usual cool, calm and collected manner had gone and in its place she felt like a shy young schoolgirl, and that frustrated her.? She wasn’t normally shy at all and she didn’t like the feeling. ?She was grateful when a young couple came into the restaurant and were seated in her zone, and hurried to welcome them.

She had her back to the man whilst she was handing the menus to the couple and telling them about the specials, but had the distinct feeling that he was looking at her.? Sure enough, when she turned, his eyes met hers.? He had finished his soup and she went to remove the bowl.

“Do I make you uncomfortable?”

Again he was so direct.? Bryony decided to be equally frank.? “Well to be honest, sir, you do a little.? You are a little more direct than most customers.? It just threw me a bit, that’s all. ?I’m not used to such plain speaking.”

She hoped he wouldn’t take offence at her honesty.? A difficult customer could cause her problems with management if he wished.

“I don’t believe in wasting too many words.? You interest me Bryony.? I would like to get to know you away from the confines of your work place so that you won’t have to measure your words in order not to offend a customer.? Would you care to meet me for a drink after work?”

Again, he had cut straight to the chase, but this time Bryony was becoming more used to him and wasn’t taken quite so much by surprise.? She put on her most charming smile.? “That’s very kind, sir, but I don’t get off until eleven, and I have a class in the morning so I need to go home and sleep.? But thank you for your offer.”

She smiled and retreated to the kitchen with the soup bowl without waiting for him to come back at her.? He was a handsome man ? no doubt about it ? but she had had many such offers since starting work at the restaurant to pay her way through school, and she had turned them all down.? Studying for her degree in law at NYU and working five nights a week left her little time for socializing.? On the few occasions when she went for a pizza, or to the neighborhood bar for a drink, it was with a group of university friends.? It was over a year since her last boyfriend and that had ended disastrously after four weeks when she discovered that the lecturer she thought was single, turned out to have a very pregnant wife.? She thought it best that she simply put her head down and studied hard for just one more year, and then she would be able to lighten up and have a bit more fun for a change.

Alexander Graham was a very successful businessman ? a thirty eight year old multi-millionaire, in fact.? It had taken him fifteen years to build his successful real estate business, starting from scratch ? and he had been successful, he believed, because he had been single minded and determined in pursuit of his goals.? A brush off from a pretty waitress, even one as striking as this one, was not likely to lose him any sleep.?

There were a lot of very pretty women in the world, and he had been personally acquainted with a good number of them over the years.? But this one intrigued him and he was a patient man.? In fact he rather enjoyed a challenge, rather than the more predictable ones who fell into bed so easily and of whom he tired so quickly.? He paid his bill and went home ? sure that, in time, the delectable Bryony would eventually succumb as almost all the others had done.? In the meantime, having a raging hard-on in his pants, he made a call whilst in the limo going back to his Manhattan apartment.

“Melissa?? My apartment. Forty minutes, and don’t be late.? And I want you naked under your raincoat.? Just the coat and high heels.? Got that?”

He did not wait for a reply, but was confident that his demands would be met.

The following Friday night Alex was again in the restaurant, once more alone.? It was a busy night, for which Bryony was thankful.? Upon seeing him sitting at a small table in the corner, his back to the wall so that he could peruse the whole restaurant without having to turn his head, Bryony’s stomach did a strange flip.? She took a deep breath to calm herself and went to take his order, and was determined that she would stay cool, calm and collected in the presence of a man who made her feel anything but that.

“Ah, Bryony.? How lovely to see you.”

He had remembered her name.? She smiled and gave him the standard greeting and rolled off the list of specials for him.? He gave her his order, but did not add any flowery compliments this time.? He merely gazed steadily into Bryony’s eyes.? She flushed slightly and turned away to take his order to the kitchen.? He knew he was definitely having an effect on her, and, watching that perfectly shaped bottom in the tight black skirt, she was having an effect on him too.? Underneath the napkin on his lap, his cock was definitely twitching.

At the end of the meal he repeated his invitation for Bryony to join him for a drink after work.? This time Bryony might have weakened, but she actually had a genuine excuse for why she could not accept.? She had accepted an invitation from a couple of the other waitresses to go on to a nightclub after work.

“That’s very kind, sir, but I have other plans tonight.”

Alex did not query what her plans were and merely smiled.? Underneath, however, he was a little disappointed.? Damn, he would have to call Melissa again tonight.? Still, he was convinced that it was just a matter of time.? Being rejected by a woman just made him more determined.? He hadn’t got to where he was in life by giving up at the first set back.

Alex did not return to the restaurant for two weeks.? He went alone, at 9 p.m. on Saturday night, confident that, even if the restaurant were full they would find him a table, even without a reservation.? He had that supreme confidence that rich, handsome, alpha males exude, that the world is theirs for the taking, and such confidence meant that it usually was.? Most people he met found it incredibly easy to say yes to such a man, and very few people ever said no.? He found it easy to get tickets to sold out Broadway shows, to get a taxi on a wet day in New York, to be given the best tables in expensive restaurants and to get into the panties of some of the hottest women in town.?

Insofar as Alex was able to charm these women back to his luxury apartment, however, many of them were not so eager to return for a second visit.? For Alexander Graham had singular tastes that were not always shared by his (usually) young female partners.? While he had nothing against ‘vanilla’ sex, he needed something more to satisfy his powerful libido.? He needed a submissive woman who shared his taste for strict control.? Not only that, but she had to be beautiful, intelligent and educated.? This rather limited his choice somewhat, but Bryony fitted right into the latter three of his desired criteria.? Whether she would also prove to be submissive, time would tell.?

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20 reviews for Bryony’s Awakening

  1. A Spanking Fan

    Lots of classic spanking scenes for a reader to enjoy. Modern setting, classic hero, creative sex scenes.

  2. A Spanking Fan

    Lots of classic spanking scenes for a reader to enjoy. Modern setting, classic hero, creative sex scenes.

  3. angel

    This is a sweet romantic story of the begins of BDSM There is lots of romance and lots of sex scenes with some bondage and spankings It is a very sweet story

  4. angel

    This is a sweet romantic story of the begins of BDSM There is lots of romance and lots of sex scenes with some bondage and spankings It is a very sweet story

  5. Timberlan127

    This is a realistic story about a woman embarking on a BDSM relationship. It has hot scenes and is a good romance story. The characters are likable and easy to identify with. It is well writen and holds your attention.

  6. Timberlan127

    This is a realistic story about a woman embarking on a BDSM relationship. It has hot scenes and is a good romance story. The characters are likable and easy to identify with. It is well writen and holds your attention.

  7. Marybeth

    Bryony is a young law student working at a restaurant as a waitress. Alex is a very successful businessman who comes in to have dinner. She is his waitress. He is intrigued because he likes his women beautiful, intelligent and educated. He wonders if she is submissive as well. He invites her out and they go to a bar. They are both honest about their attraction and they end up at his apartment. They have sex and he asks if she is interested in being spanked. She is not sure, but he talks her into it. But, as all good love stories go, there is trouble in paradise. But, things get better and there is a HEA.
    I liked this story. Alex explained everything to her and tried to move slowly. There are lots of spankings and a slow move towards BDSM. This is a good first story for a new author. The only thing I didn’t like is that the story was so short. This trend towards short stories is terrible.

  8. Marybeth

    Bryony is a young law student working at a restaurant as a waitress. Alex is a very successful businessman who comes in to have dinner. She is his waitress. He is intrigued because he likes his women beautiful, intelligent and educated. He wonders if she is submissive as well. He invites her out and they go to a bar. They are both honest about their attraction and they end up at his apartment. They have sex and he asks if she is interested in being spanked. She is not sure, but he talks her into it. But, as all good love stories go, there is trouble in paradise. But, things get better and there is a HEA.
    I liked this story. Alex explained everything to her and tried to move slowly. There are lots of spankings and a slow move towards BDSM. This is a good first story for a new author. The only thing I didn??t like is that the story was so short. This trend towards short stories is terrible.

  9. AnneC

    A lot of story was fit into 54 pages. I liked the beginning and the end; but having her married and pregnant is nice but maybe jumping the gun for a novella. There were a lot of unnecessary detail and sometimes the dialogue was boring. However it was a nice romance and it certainly was well written and had all the necessary bits to make it a good story.

  10. AnneC

    A lot of story was fit into 54 pages. I liked the beginning and the end; but having her married and pregnant is nice but maybe jumping the gun for a novella. There were a lot of unnecessary detail and sometimes the dialogue was boring. However it was a nice romance and it certainly was well written and had all the necessary bits to make it a good story.

  11. Meg

    Story where waitress, Bryony, works to put herself through school. She meets Alex, a self-made multi-millionaire who is fascinated with the waitress – or more accurately, her perfect bottom. He is determined to teach her the pleasures of spankings, bondage and other titillating aspects of a BDSM lifestyle. She finds herself enjoying herself until the spanking gets a little too harsh and she flees, only to return to face her fears – she discovers he has already replaced her with a fellow BDSM lover and this time leaves for good but neither can get the other out of their mind. During a visit to her old home to visit her father’s grave, she reunites with her friend, Lola and spends an evening reminiscing of old times. Leaving town, she is in a horrid car accident, putting her into the hospital. Lola contacts Alex who immediately sets things in motion to return her to NY for best medical care as well as stays by her side the entire time. They marry and are pregnant, both enjoying spankings and going far beyond vanilla sex. NOTE: This was a good SHORT book that I would like to have seen expanded to truly explore and describe her entry into a world she had never considered but was immensely drawn to. There was very little action after she fled his apartment in the first part of the book. The bathroom stall scene was good but could also have been hotter.

  12. Meg

    Story where waitress, Bryony, works to put herself through school. She meets Alex, a self-made multi-millionaire who is fascinated with the waitress ??? or more accurately, her perfect bottom. He is determined to teach her the pleasures of spankings, bondage and other titillating aspects of a BDSM lifestyle. She finds herself enjoying herself until the spanking gets a little too harsh and she flees, only to return to face her fears ??? she discovers he has already replaced her with a fellow BDSM lover and this time leaves for good but neither can get the other out of their mind. During a visit to her old home to visit her father??s grave, she reunites with her friend, Lola and spends an evening reminiscing of old times. Leaving town, she is in a horrid car accident, putting her into the hospital. Lola contacts Alex who immediately sets things in motion to return her to NY for best medical care as well as stays by her side the entire time. They marry and are pregnant, both enjoying spankings and going far beyond vanilla sex. NOTE: This was a good SHORT book that I would like to have seen expanded to truly explore and describe her entry into a world she had never considered but was immensely drawn to. There was very little action after she fled his apartment in the first part of the book. The bathroom stall scene was good but could also have been hotter.

  13. Redrabbitt

    I really liked the main characters in this story. Bryony Winters, in her twenties, is working in a upper class restaurant as a waitress in New York City while putting herself through law school. Alexander \”Alex\” Graham, in his thirties, businessman, is a self made multi millionaire, who prefers a BDSM relationship. When they finally go out, the sexual relationship that Alex introduces her to is intense but acceptable for both of them and they have a great weekend together. It includes spanking and bondage, But the next weekend, things don\’t go so well sending Bryony running. I was pleased to see that in this story, she uses her safe word, when it does become too intense for her and the scene stops. I don\’t want to indulge the entire story. When they part ways, by her choice, both of them are miserable. It takes time and a near tragedy for them to get back together and work things out. The one thing that annoyed me in this story was the use of the word \”whilst\’ instead of while. This story takes place in the US not the UK. NOTE: This story includes a BDSM theme with spanking , bondage and intense sex.

  14. Redrabbitt

    “I really liked the main characters in this story. Bryony Winters, in her twenties, is working in a upper class restaurant as a waitress in New York City while putting herself through law school. Alexander “”Alex”” Graham, in his thirties, businessman, is a self made multi millionaire, who prefers a BDSM relationship. When they finally go out, the sexual relationship that Alex introduces her to is intense but acceptable for both of them and they have a great weekend together. It includes spanking and bondage, But the next weekend, things don’t go so well sending Bryony running. I was pleased to see that in this story, she uses her safe word, when it does become too intense for her and the scene stops. I don’t want to indulge the entire story. When they part ways, by her choice, both of them are miserable. It takes time and a near tragedy for them to get back together and work things out. The one thing that annoyed me in this story was the use of the word “”whilst’ instead of while. This story takes place in the US not the UK. NOTE: This story includes a BDSM theme with spanking , bondage and intense sex.”

  15. DKT

    Alex Graham knows what he wants and will not be dissuaded. He is immediately intrigued by Bryony and is up for the challenge. Bryony is flummoxed by Alex. He makes her feel something she has never felt before, yet he makes her a little nervous. A late night date at a coffee shop soon turns into much more and very quickly. Alex senses she is a submissive and tries to tap into that. However he goes to quickly and scares her off. Both Bryony and Alex are confused and miserable during their time apart. Bryony decides to make amends with her past and visit her father’s grave. She meets up with an old friend and starts to sort things out when tragedy strikes. Alex is visiting with his parents when he gets the dreadful call that changes everything. He knows at that moment he must do everything he can do save her and then make her his. It took me a while to get into this story but once I did I found it very endearing. This is a beautiful love story that leaves you wanting to know more .

  16. DKT

    Alex Graham knows what he wants and will not be dissuaded. He is immediately intrigued by Bryony and is up for the challenge. Bryony is flummoxed by Alex. He makes her feel something she has never felt before, yet he makes her a little nervous. A late night date at a coffee shop soon turns into much more and very quickly. Alex senses she is a submissive and tries to tap into that. However he goes to quickly and scares her off. Both Bryony and Alex are confused and miserable during their time apart. Bryony decides to make amends with her past and visit her father??s grave. She meets up with an old friend and starts to sort things out when tragedy strikes. Alex is visiting with his parents when he gets the dreadful call that changes everything. He knows at that moment he must do everything he can do save her and then make her his. It took me a while to get into this story but once I did I found it very endearing. This is a beautiful love story that leaves you wanting to know more .

  17. JK

    I really liked this story! I just loved Bryony and Alex\’s relationship; how it developed, and how he started off the BDSM scenes with her. It was very hot! The story also seemed very real to me. She got scared, the relationship breaks up, then tragedy strikes. The only thing I wished for was…more!! I wanted to see how the relationship would go on at the end!! I\’m still curious. How about a sequel?!!

  18. JK

    I really liked this story! I just loved Bryony and Alex’s relationship; how it developed, and how he started off the BDSM scenes with her. It was very hot! The story also seemed very real to me. She got scared, the relationship breaks up, then tragedy strikes. The only thing I wished for was…more!! I wanted to see how the relationship would go on at the end!! I’m still curious. How about a sequel?!!

  19. Denise (verified owner)

    This story was a little predictable. The writing about how he was going to spank her was actually better than the spanking. I think there was a lot left out, which would have enhanced the story. I had no problem with the love at first site theory, I believe in it too; but would still have liked a little more. The restaurant bathroom scene was very hot.

  20. Denise (verified owner)

    This story was a little predictable. The writing about how he was going to spank her was actually better than the spanking. I think there was a lot left out, which would have enhanced the story. I had no problem with the love at first site theory, I believe in it too; but would still have liked a little more. The restaurant bathroom scene was very hot.

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