The Barmaid & The Blacksmith by Lizbeth Dusseau
The Spanking Version — After a murderous incident leaves the high-spirited Fiona to fend for herself, she is rescued by a handsome and secretive blacksmith, Joshua Kane. Falling under his dominant spell, the lusty red-head gives up her virtue to have his love, only to find herself often at war with the controlling man. To her dismay, the sometimes gentle, sometimes ruthless Joshua, has his own way of handling her stormy tantrums. The palm of his hand or the taste of a leather belt are always ready to tame this volatile brat.
Posted by A Voracious Reader on 16th Aug 2013
*Book source ~ Many thanks to Pink Flamingo for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Fiona McTavish is a barmaid at the Half Moon Tavern when she meets the Blacksmith, Joshua Kane. When her fiancé Jerud is killed in a fight defending her honor her position at the tavern becomes precarious as Jerud’s friends blame Fiona for his death instead of Jerud’s temper. One evening Fiona is accosted outside the tavern and nearly raped, but she is rescued by the Blacksmith and taken to his home for protection. Thus begins a new chapter in Fiona’s life. But what role will she play?
I love a good historical romance especially if there is erotica thrown in. As far as erotica goes though, this is fairly mild with Fiona being disciplined by Joshua when her bratty behavior crosses the line he has drawn for her. She is a spirited woman so she gets spanked on several occasions, but oh, what spankings they are. I even enjoyed the twist that happens which causes Fiona a lot of angst and the final compromise is much more appreciated by me than watching Fiona just give in to circumstances. All-in-all a great historical romance with an added kink.