When Captain Thomas Edwards returns home after twenty years at sea to take ownership of the White Hart Inn following the death of his father, he has not even reached the edge of the village before he comes across a miscreant stealing apples from a local farmer's orchard. Upon discovering that the thief is a young woman named Ellen who has been employed in his father's inn for years, he considers it his responsibility to bare her bottom and spank her soundly.
In addition to working as a servant at the White Hart, Ellen has become known for her skill as an herbalist, and the last thing she needs is a stern sea captain getting in the way of her curing the ailments of her fellow villagers with a potion or tonic when the need arises. But despite her shock at being punished in such a shameful manner for nothing more than stealing a few apples, to Ellen's surprise the painful chastisement leaves her aching for Thomas to take her in his arms and make her his.
Despite his willingness to spank her bare bottom whenever he feels it necessary, Ellen finds herself falling deeper in love with Thomas with every passing day. But when plague strikes the village and a witch finder is summoned, Thomas forbids Ellen from using her herbs to aid her friends and neighbors. As the situation grows more desperate, will she disobey him and put her skills to use even if it means risking her life, and can he keep her safe if she does?
Publisher's Note: Claimed by the Captain is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, sexual scenes, and elements of BDSM. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this book from Stormy Night Publications as an advance review copy but, quite honestly, based on her last book (Troublemaker) I quite likely would have purchased this one anyway. This book is an extremely enjoyable adventure that turned into a quick read (despite being 28 chapters in length) simply because I could not put it down. It has all the elements I look for in a romantic spanking story. The romance is both compelling and believable, the spankings range from disciplinary to erotic, and the sex is superb. This particular story line is a period piece in 1620 with a touch of witchcraft woven in. The Captain and Ellen are the central characters and evolve into a loving couple. The story is fast paced and completely enjoyable. The bonus is that it’s ending seems to suggest further adventures (and books) are in the offing.