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When Marlie Grayson rented the upstairs of her Victorian home, she got way more than she bargained for!
Max Quenton has finally found a home for him and his daughter, and he doesn’t intend to be evicted willingly just because he doesn’t meet his new landlady’s expectations!
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Max’s eyes twinkled with sudden mischief. “I suppose you can always whisper in the ear of your elf on the shelf to have Santa bring me another place to rent that’s out of your hair,” he teased.
Marlie hated her gut-clenching reaction to his smile. She didn’t want to be affected, didn’t want to like the man, didn’t want him here at all. He was going to interrupt her peace of mind, she just knew it. “I wouldn’t ask that rat bastard for anything,” she spat through clenched teeth. “And especially not through some dumb nameless doll.” She slapped the elf over and it fell on its back, its arms and legs sprawled out, but the stupid grin remained intact.
The air instantly changed and Max’s smile vanished. His long arms folded together on the table as he leaned towards her, his demeanor threatening.
“It sounds to me like you need to be on Santa’s naughty list with that kind of language. With a good old-fashioned over-the-knee spanking for the consequences.”
His pronouncement caught Marlie completely off guard. A queer sensation shot through her entire body, leaving her stunned. For the moment she was speechless as she processed the feelings rushing through her while she tried to coalesce them all into something simple.
“And I better never hear you talk like that in front of my daughter or disillusion her about Christmas. If you do, I’ll be Santa’s helper and put you over my knee myself.”
He picked up the doll she had slapped down and sat him upright, his eyes hard and gleaming. “And I’m not a doll you can slap down.”
“You…you can’t come into my house and threaten me with bodily harm,” Marlie finally sputtered indignantly. She stood up, her slender frame shaking, “Maybe I’ll have you evicted after all and not wait until June!”
He stood up too, and Marlie was keenly aware of the lean muscled body in the black, form-fitting, long-sleeved under armor shirt. His big male hands rested easily on his trim hips, and his long thighs seemed to go on forever. Seeing herself face down over those hard thighs and that sculpted right arm poised in the air with the flat of his open palm ready to spank her backside strangled her breathing. As he came around the table to stand before her, she couldn’t move. His gaze locked with hers and like the rabbit to the fox, she was helplessly rooted to the spot.
“If you were mine, you would never come to bodily harm if I could help it. But your attitude and language would certainly earn you a trip over my knee for a well-deserved spanking.”
His voice was a silky growl that left goosebumps in its wake and Marlie shivered. She couldn’t even move when his long fingers tipped her chin up and those demanding eyes devoured her face.
“It’s obvious that something or someone has hurt you deeply, Marlie Grayson and I’m sorry for that. But I’ll still spank that pretty rear of yours if you hurt my daughter.”
The knock on the outer door made her jump and Marlie let out the breath she had been holding as Max turned away and went to get his pizza delivery.
Just before he closed the kitchen door he leaned back and smiled that quirky, crooked smile. “Evict me if you must, but just know that I like it here and I have a contract. Getting rid of me won’t be easy.”
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Best wishes of the season to you all,