It's been a long time since Maud Piper has had a lover, particularly one who can give her what she really wants: the masterful hand of a strong, powerful man. The sting of pain that turns into pleasure. Only Maud's late fiance had been able to satisfy her. Not even watching her employers at Blaystock Manor, the Marquis and Marchioness, in their own rough love play brings her the release she longs for- until she is caught in the act by William Graves, the estate's ruggedly handsome steward. Can he give Maud another chance to experience the pleasure she craves?