When she took a short rest on the floor of her cubicle while working late, the last thing Ashley Bell expected was to wake up with the company’s notoriously hard-assed owner and CEO, Ben Stone, standing over her. The offer of a ride home is a bigger surprise, but the biggest shock of all comes when Ben asks her to work for him as his personal assistant.
Despite some misgivings about his intentions, Ashley accepts the position, but she has barely started the job when a phone call turns her life on its head. Her twin sister has been kidnapped, and the price for her life is Ashley’s help in a secret plot to destroy Ben’s company. But she soon discovers that Ben has a far more terrifying secret of his own.
From the moment he first crossed paths with Ashley, the beautiful young human from marketing, Ben has been consumed by her. When her life is threatened by his enemies he casts aside caution and fights with the rage of a beast defending his mate. Not sure he can trust her, yet determined to protect her, Ben kidnaps Ashley, planning to keep her under his watch for as long as necessary.
Ashley is none too happy with the situation, but a hard bare-bottom spanking changes her attitude… and leaves her begging for more. Though Ben knows a human girl is no match for the fearsome lusts of an alpha wolf, she ignites in him a hunger he can barely contain. Can he resist the urge to mark her as his own and take her harder than she can imagine?
Ashley Bell gets more than she bargained for when her boss, CEO Ben Stone, offers her the job as his personal assistant after finding her laying on the floor with a migraine after hours. Not only does she now assist him, but she also gets tangled up in corporate and pack drama after her sister is kidnapped by someone that wants to hurt Ben and his company. Ashley learns that Ben is a wolf shifter after switching out his computer for one left by her sister’s kidnappers. Ben kidnaps Ashley and keeps her under his watch until he finds out who is behind wanting him destroyed and gone.
Ben is a strong alpha wolf and Ashley naturally submits to him. He dishes out spankings as a way to assert his dominance when she does something he doesn’t like. His inner wolf believes that the attraction between the two of them means that Ashley is his mate. Even though marking her could kill her because of her humanity. However, his lust can’t be tamed especially after finding out his spankings turn his captive on.
Even though there is a lot going on within this story I found it difficult to enjoy the romance part of it. It’s very fast paced and sexy, however the characters were difficult to connect with. The spankings seems less sexy and more like an adult punishing a child. I did enjoy the mystery/suspence part of the story and like the way the author brought it to life. The action was well done and engaging, too. I actually cheered when Ben went up against the other shifter in the pack warehouse. It’s a good story, but not my favorite of the genre.