No Pain, No Gain
In 11th century Britain, disobedience can mean pain...or pleasure; it depends on your point of view. From a young Scottish girl's vantage point, it's both. Courted by the brother of her cousin's husband, Heather Ingen can't resist the huge and handsome Norman knight Theo Charbonneau. But Theo can't resist doling out punishment for Heather's occasionally errant ways, in the form of painful but arousing spankings.
Research aside, one may never know exactly how ancient peoples interacted sexually or otherwise; however, beatings administered by husbands to their wives seems a documented fact. In young Heather's case she appears to invite, and eventually enjoy, Theo's spankings by constantly doing what she's expressly told not to. Though the spanking frequency seems a tad gratuitous, the arousal factor brooks no argument. The sensual descriptions are as hot as Heather's poor tortured bottom!
A quick read, the author manages to weave historical facts and events into a story that is really more about sex and possessions rather than plot, but attention to details such as medieval English expressions of speech give it a delightful authenticity that is fun to read.
Recommendation: enjoy with a jar of soothing gel or lotion nearby!