Sam Cheever twists things up,a little with this sexy short. This is the first story by this author where it isn’t 100 percent clear that the hero is determined to win over his woman and yet I loved Luca Brown and how he struggled with his place, his passion and his past. Mavis Miller might be young but she is mature beyond her years. Her past has shown her what she wants and what she definitely doesn’t. I enjoyed watching her reaction to his scar and the way it didn’t bother her at all. I also enjoyed how she simply sees it for what it is, but it doesn’t define who he is in her eyes. I like how even when he doesn’t want to act on the attraction he still gives her more attention and affection than she’s ever had before. I loved how he struggled, how he spent time reflecting on his past and the part his actions played on his present. The chemistry between these two is combustible and I loved how seamlessly heat and heart were interwoven in this story and I’m looking forward to seeing how this author can entertain me in new and fascinating ways.
The Story: Luca Brown once was a spoiled rich golden boy who played by his own set of rules but now he’s scarred and reclusive but the death of his estranged best friend leaves him the guardianship of a young girl. But Mavis Miller is no child, at 18 she’s a woman, a woman he sees beyond the scar to the man beneath.
The last thing scarred and reclusive Luca Brown wants is the guardianship of an eighteen-year-old girl. Now that his friend is dead, he’s the one that’s got to take charge of Mavis Miller. The only problem … she’s not a girl. From the first moment he sees Mavis, his reaction to her scares the shit out of him. He’s now responsible for her, and that means he shouldn’t be thinking about her in anyway at all.
Mavis has never fitted in. Even her parents hated her and shipped her off to boarding school. Luca is different, and the scar on his face doesn’t scare her. After eighteen years of being ignored, she’s shocked when Luca takes her over his knee and punishes her for putting herself in danger. His touch. His hands. They drive her wild, and she wants him.
She’s the first woman to not flinch away. He should tell her no. He’s the guardian, but he doesn’t see her as his ward. No, he sees her as his, and he doesn’t want to just protect her—he wants to own her.
Be Warned: spanking