She ran from her mate. Now, she must be punished.
Darby Callan doesn’t want a mate, but it isn’t up to her. Her old pack has been disbanded, and when the powerful, handsome alpha of a well-established pack makes it clear that she belongs to him, her instincts reveal the truth of his words, despite her furious protests and attempts to escape.
Jean-Michel Gautier knows that his new mate’s past makes her wary of him, but an alpha cannot tolerate disobedience, and when Darby defies him, he strips her bare and spanks her until she is sore and sobbing.
Her beautiful body’s response to his dominance is obvious, and his stern correction leaves her helplessly aroused, but before he claims her he plans to make her beg. Naked and quivering with desperate, shameful need, Darby cannot help pleading with Jean-Michel for the climax she has been denied, and soon, she is crying out with pleasure more intense than she would have ever thought possible as he makes her his.
But when the vicious brute who once hurt her comes looking for Darby again, can she trust her new alpha to protect his mate?
Publisher’s note: Marked and Mated is a stand-alone novel which is the second entry in the Wayward Mates series. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.