Thirty-three-year-old, Ivy Henry seems to have it all. A well-paying job, a new house, and her wonderful HOH/husband, Jack. At her request, they had incorporated Domestic Discipline into their marriage a few years ago and she flourished under his love, guidance, and support.
But, this year's holiday season is wrecking havoc on their calm relationship. Between the stress of work and hosting this year's Christmas Eve party for all the family, Ivy is becoming more and more out of control. To top it off, she has a secret she can't share with Jack.
Their relationship is wonderful but she wants more - a chance to explore her younger side. Ivy desires to do Age Play but is fighting her needs because it is embarrassing. How can she trust Jack not to laugh when she tells him she wants to curl up on his lap at night and call him Daddy?
Jack has been watching Ivy slip away emotionally for the past year. His beautiful, sweet wife is now always angry and ill tempered. DD just doesn't seem to be cutting it any longer. He can tell she is unhappy, but doesn't know how to help her until the day he finds her chat sessions on her computer. Discovering hope again, he begins to make plans to escape from this stressful holiday. He will introduce his precious Ivy to her new daddy - him. They both need to reconnect and they both need a Little Christmas.
A Little Sugar, A Little Spiceby Abbie Adams
Christmas is a time of magic and anticipation. Meri is far less concerned about what might be under her tree than she is about who is showing up on her doorstep. Though she adores her sister, Kim, even she has to admit that the woman tends to be the 'naughty' to Meri's 'nice'. Her husband, Sean, has already warned his little girl that he won't hesitate to turn her over his knee if she doesn't remember that their household has definite rules that are not to be broken. If she wishes to test her Daddy's resolve, instead of visions of sugarplums dancing in her head, his naughty little one will be dancing to the tune of a thick wooden spoon.
It doesn't take but two days before Kim has once again shown her true colors. Despite Meri's willingness to excuse her behavior, she finally admits that Kim's life would be so much better if someone cared for her the way her own Daddy did. Perhaps if Kim had her own bottom reddened, she would learn the error of her ways but would Meri ever have the courage to reveal the dynamics of her life to her sister?
When Sean invites Kim's boyfriend to dinner, the young woman is shocked-especially since she'd told Meri that they had broken up. She knows she isn't happy with her life but is worried what her sister might think if she learns what Kim really desires. Kyle is far less hesitant in reminding the stubborn woman he adores exactly who is in charge. Will the two sisters take the chance to unwrap the secrets they've both held onto for so long? Will they discover that loving men who appreciate both a little sugar and a little spice fulfills them in all ways and is the best Christmas present they could ever receive?
York Barringer was going home after years of trapping, but he took ill and winter came hard and furious. He hoped to make to it a little settlement he remembered, find a room, and spend the winter in Elizabethtown, Ohio.
Hetty did not trust men. There were two boarders taking advantage of her mother and making lewd threats to Hetty. York was only in her home for a few minutes before throwing out the ne'er do wells. She thought York was handsome, but he put her off balance threatening to spank her if she did not speak to him in a respectful manner. Still, she had to warn him that he was in dire danger from those two men.
When York's estranged brother brings his new wife and daughter to meet him, they argue and nearly come to blows. Hetty steps in to break it up, slapping him across the face - hard! He is forced to listen to her scold him and call him a fool for the terrible things he said. Then she offers to accompany him to his brother's farm to make his apologies. He accepts, but not before giving Hetty a lesson over his knee in respect. He realizes he is falling in love... but will she feel the same way about him in time for Christmas?
Jenna O'Rourke has decided to get away for Christmas and rent a cabin all alone in the Colorado Rockies. Her plans are upended when she finds herself and her car smashed against a tree in a snow storm. The local Sheriff, Beau Donovan, is sent to find her and she soon finds herself ensconced in his warm log cabin. It's too late to spend Christmas anywhere but with her handsome rescuer. The holiday becomes extra special when Beau shows Jenna the best way to spend Christmas is sometimes the way you least expect.