Calliope Wharton has made a lot of mistakes in her life, including running away from home. She comes face-to-face with a life-changing consequence and is forced to return to her family in the little town of Bandara, Texas where she gears herself to face conflict and judgment for her actions. She is shocked to find not only love and acceptance, but an unwanted romance that involves a close family friend, Tanner Perkins.
Tanner, the owner of the new Saddlesore Ranch and BDSM resort, has a gift. He can sense a submissive heart from a mile away. So, when Callie suddenly appears after a three-year absence, he is immediately on the alert. Whether she likes it or not, he sets his mind on helping the wayward girl make some necessary changes in her life.
Tanner not only trains horses and their riders, but he also knows how to tame a wild filly, and the lesson often starts with a trip over his knee. What he didn’t expect was Callie bringing out his ‘Daddy Dom.’ He introduces her to the nurturing love of the age-play dynamic and teaches her how to laugh and play once again. Little by little, he woos Callie into ‘tasting’ the delicacies of his lifestyle and a place of healing.
Although aware of the relationship Callie had shared with a man of her past, Tanner is ill-prepared when that same man appears at their door and exposes a secret that the girl had shared with no-one. Caught between her newfound love for Daddy Tanner and her obligation to the man who saved her life, Callie is at a crossroads. Does she embrace this new lifestyle and risk the loss of the one person she has loved more than life itself?
Her quandary increases when she meets several of Tanner’s old friends, including Dorian and Meredith Graye (The Whip Master), and Layton, Caine and May Marshall (Two Guardians for Little May/Dr. Daddy Dom). These and many others who live the BDSM dynamic come together and show Callie that it takes a loving and formidable army, and a strong-willed Daddy Dom, to raise a Little.
Author’s Note: This standalone is the first the Saddlesore Ranch series and includes spanking of adult women and explicit adult sexual encounters. The additional characters and their stories are available in separate books listed at the end of this work.