Nineteen-year-old Melody hates that her parents make her go everywhere with Liam, the Ramelian warrior who has become her personal bodyguard. She craves freedom, and when Liam informs Melody that her father has given him permission to take her as his mate, she decides it is time to make her escape. But the huge, handsome brute merely tosses her over his shoulder and brings her back home, then takes her over his knee and spanks her thoroughly.
Though over the following days Melody tries everything she can think of to drive Liam away, he assures her they share a powerful bond and responds to her repeated provocations with a firm hand applied to her bare bottom. Despite his stern punishments, when he holds her in his arms afterwards Melody cannot deny her body’s response to his skillful caresses and she begins to secretly yearn for his touch. But can she trust her heart to a man who so firmly insists on her complete obedience and submission?