Curious about Dorian, Merry and Fifty? What happened after the festival? Wait no longer, Annie’s story is next in the Graye’s Maids series. Here is a snippet of her story but make sure to check out The Whip Master if you haven’t met the beloved characters yet. There’s so many more stories to share! Don’t forget to see what the other authors are working on over at the WIP It Up Wednesdays Blog.
A life with Greg Carmichael could be the ‘happily ever after’ of which 22 year old Annie Graye has always dreamed. Albeit an unorthodox way to begin a relationship, Annie’s contract has been purchased by the handsome and wealthy restaurateur. In the brief time they’d spent together, Annie had felt an undeniable attraction and connection to his quietly commanding presence, especially after feeling his belt against her bare backside.
At the age of nineteen, Annie had arrived at Graye Manor a scared, insecure, homeless girl. Three years later she departs to begin a life of her own, now a confident young woman after her time spent under the training, mentorship, and care of Head Master Dorian Graye and his wife. With them, she’d found a family and a home, as well as receiving the training to become a Graye’s Maid – specially trained women skilled not only in the traditional skills of domestic help, but also the BDSM lifestyle.
For Greg, it’s neither Annie’s domestic skills, nor the terms of her contract for which he has purchased her – he seeks a submissive to call his own, not because of a piece of paper, but to be his – in heart, mind and soul. From the time he first met Annie, he believed she could be his ‘one.’ Of great importance to Greg is his family, especially his little sister – Mel.
Almost immediately, Annie and the younger girl strike up a friendship, and in her Annie recognizes the heart of another true submissive. Soon she finds herself taking the young woman under her wing, helping to mentor her and provide a positive influence and example, as Greg steps in to provide his troubled young sister with the accountability and direction she desperately needs, as well as a very sore bottom!
As her feelings for Greg deepen, Annie strives to please and be of service to him, but fearing she cannot be everything he wants. Greg has dark passions and desires, and Annie questions her ability to trust and surrender to a man she is falling in love with. With every passing day she finds herself striving to be better, not only as a submissive for Greg, and example for Mel, but for herself. The examination of what it means to be a true submissive, and of service to others, specifically this one incredible man, will lead Annie to face her fears on a journey of self-discovery, and hopefully to her own ‘happily ever after.’
“I still can’t get over how beautiful you are,” Dorian Graye said to the blushing young woman. “Meredith! When did she grow up to be so pretty?”
“If you break into singing ‘Sunrise, Sunset,’ I promise that I will puke,” Elias grumbled. “Turn around and show them the dress Merry got for you.”
Fifty wrinkled her nose, lifting her hand the soft golden-brown curls over her shoulder. The mousy brown hair had been highlighted, bringing out the healthy glow of her complexion, and her body had been completely waxed, oiled, scrubbed and buffed. She turned slowly, revealing the deep plunge of the back of the form-fitting red dress, and then stood quietly in wait of comments.
“Lovely,” Dorian choked out. “I am so proud of you. Come here.” He pulled her to sit on his lap and wrapped his arms around her. “Be happy, baby girl. I’m going to miss you.”
“And there go the waterworks,” Elias sighed, handing his best friend a tissue. “We’re all going to miss her. You were unorganized and out of control before she took over your life, and now we are stuck trying to fill her shoes.”
“Elias, lay off. I know damn well that as soon as her plane leaves the runway, you are going to be bawling like a baby,” Merry scolded.
“In your dreams, little sister,” Elias snipped, running his hand across his eyes.
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