Title: Emma’s Surrender
Published: 30th December 2016
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Author: Amelia Smarts
When twenty-year-old Emma Brookstone arrives in the town of Bannack, Montana, she seeks out the local marshal, intending to enlist his help in uncovering the truth regarding her father’s murder two years earlier. Upon meeting the marshal, however, she is shocked and dismayed to discover that he is none other than the man who gunned her father down that fateful night.
Though Clive Brookstone was an evil man who needed killing, the knowledge that he left a young woman orphaned tore at Nathan Haskin’s conscience from the moment he pulled the trigger, and he has secretly provided for Emma’s needs since that day. Certain that hearing about her father’s legacy of lawless violence would break her heart, he concealed it from her, but now that she has returned to Bannack her persistence eventually prompts him to tell her the full story.
To make matters more complicated, Nathan finds his desire to protect Emma quickly growing into a powerful need to tame and possess her, and when her foolish behavior puts her safety at risk he doesn’t hesitate to take her in hand and spank her soundly. His stern chastisement leaves her furious yet helplessly aroused, and it isn’t long before he claims her hard and thoroughly.
In her heart, Emma knows what Nathan tells her is true–that her father’s death was just–but writhing in ecstasy as she is utterly dominated by the man who killed him fills her with shame nonetheless, and she does her best to deny her lust for the handsome marshal. Will the day ever come when she can put aside the past and surrender herself fully to the man she once hated?
Publisher’s Note: Emma’s Surrender includes sexual scenes and spankings. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book with a persons name in the title. Well spank me silly how hot was this? I didn’t want it to end. Such a wickedly saucy read, one you should definitely check out.
Emma first meets Nathan at eighteen but at the time he called himself Mr Harper. She knows him only as the man who killed her father in front of her, proceeded to kidnap her and then left her with a friend of his who would give her shelter to keep her safe. Confusing her to no end that he would care so much about her safety after murdering her father. But it seems that he had a very good reason to be rid of Clive Brookstone and now a bigger one to keep her safe from others who may seek to harm her. Had he known about her before the plan was in action he may have acted differently. The way he acts at the time is to make her hate him so she will still think kindly of her father and keep her memories in the past. Two years later though she wants answers more than anything and is determined to get them no matter the cost. She just gets a bit more than she bargain for when she comes face to face with him again. It’s a bit hard to ask help from the marshal of your hometown about your fathers murder if he’s the one that did it. Nathan intends to give her the answers she seeks, whether she likes them or not is something else entirely. When you find out more of what Clive Brookstone was really like though you see how rightly it was deserved in the name of justice for those who had been affected by his greed for gold.
Sinfully wicked fun when Nathan gets his hands on Emma second time around. He can see what she wants and needs from him even if she’s not ready to accept it yet. Submission is the key to this relationship and she must learn that everything he does is for her safety. To get her to see this he has rules, ones that shouldn’t be broken. You may say some rules are meant to be broken but with the punishment she gets she won’t be thinking to break them again in a hurry. With every punishment comes a reward though, something she is learning to love and hate at the same time. She shouldn’t want him for what he did but she can’t seem to stay away. Well at first its her choice to not want to stay away and then its his to keep her close whether she likes it or not. You can clearly see her struggle with her emotions and how he makes her feel. He is pushing her boundaries to the limit but how far is too far? He sent her away from her hometown after her fathers’ death to keep her safe but with her back he knows the threat is ever present. Many people hated her father and will feel the same by association with Emma being his daughter. Gold and greed go hand in hand and it’s not long before the danger he feared rears its ugly head. Will these two lovers find a future or will their troubled pasts hold them back?
Loved this book right from the start. You can tell straight off that there is a deeper reason for what happens at the start and with how Nathan (aka Mr Harper) acts around Emma. He wanted to protect her from the moment he saw her, one look and she was his. It just took her a little longer to see and accept this. Because as far as he’s concerned she’s his to protect, boss about and love no matter what. The sooner she realises this the better. He is the master of spanking I feel, his go to punishment. He controls her body and knows what she needs even when she protests, with how breathy she gets at times you know she loves it. Great characters and pace throughout. Sexy sassy characters that help create a very spicy Weston to get your teeth into.
5 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.