Things have been
going wrong for Sergeant Tabitha Bryce ever since she joined
the crew of Pride of Justice. But things really hit
rock bottom when, in an attempt to prove herself to her
commanding officer, Captain Keer, Tabitha tries to pull off
a one-person sting operation and bring down a notorious
slave trader. Much to her horror, Tabitha not only finds
herself captured and on the auction block, but her most
intimate areas have been bound by a thin, silvery cord. A
cord which puts her in sexual torment and that wonít come
off without some very special, very personal attention from
her new master. And when Keer rescues Tabitha at the
auction by purchasing her, both discover that life aboard
the Pride of Justice is about to get a whole lot
Anderson can raise the temperature of a room in a heartbeat,
and nothing showcases that better than Punishing
Tabitha. Itís a divinely sensual story with a lot
of heart, and immediately upon finishing the book I wanted
to read it again.
Tabitha has lots
of spark. She acts rashly, much to her detriment, but itís
easy to sympathize with her need to prove herself. Keer is
a hero worth sighing over. His outward calm is belied by
his inner passions and I loved watching him struggle to
present a professional demeanor towards Tabitha when inside
he was falling in love with her. Miscommunication and
incorrect assumptions are the biggest obstacles Tabitha and
Keer have to overcome in their relationship, and I couldnít
put Punishing Tabitha down because I so wanted
them to see them find happiness with one another.
I cannot write
about Punishing Tabitha without mentioning Ms.
Andersonís talent for penning pulse-pounding love scenes.
Keer and Tabitha generate so much erotic energy Iím
surprised my computer screen didnít burn out! Physically
and emotionally, Keer and Tabitha were perfectly matched,
making Punishing Tabitha a fantastic and
engaging story that youíll want to read again and again.