Getting lost in the woods of upstate New York in the pouring rain is bad enough, but when her car ends up stuck in the mud Kiera’s trip to her best friend’s wedding is truly ruined. To make matters worse, with her nerves frayed and her adrenaline pumping she mistakes an offer of help from a man walking down the road for something nefarious and reacts foolishly. Magnus likes his peace and solitude, but he isn’t going to leave a woman out alone in the middle of nowhere in a dangerous storm. When Kiera doesn’t listen to reason and instead tries to fight him off, he puts the little hellcat over his knee for a painful, embarrassing spanking. To Magnus’ surprise, his punishing hand leaves Kiera burning with desire, and at his cabin later that evening he takes her in his arms and gives her exactly what she needs. With the storm continuing to rage, Kiera is forced to wait it out at the home of this dominant man whose mere presence makes her quiver with desire. Before long she finds herself aching to surrender completely to his masterful touch, and though she knows it is reckless she cannot help dreaming of a future at his side. But when a woman from Magnus’ past seeks to scare Kiera away, will Magnus chase her down and do what he must to conquer her fears and her heart?