I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Claimed by the Mountain Man by Amelia Smarts
on May 20, 2016
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Times are hard in Montana in the mid-1800s, and when Nettie finds herself impoverished, desperate, and alone after the death of her husband, she flees the town of Helena to escape the clutches of the local saloon owner. But living off the land quickly proves much more difficult than she’d hoped, and after days without food she resorts to stealing from Jack Abrams, a gruff mountain man and trapper who lives a secluded, uncomplicated life in the woods.
Jack doesn’t take kindly to being stolen from and when he catches her red-handed, Nettie ends up lying naked over his knee for a long, hard spanking. To her surprise, however, after her punishment Jack offers her food and shelter in return for cooking, cleaning, and doing as she is told. But Nettie is determined to never rely on a man again, and with a belly full of food and renewed determination, she abandons him to take another shot at living in the woods on her own.
Jack knows the headstrong girl won’t survive without his help, especially when she chooses a grizzly’s winter cave as her shelter, and he can’t stand by and idly watch her demise. When his irritation with her foolish pride boils over, he decides it is time to show her how thoroughly a man can dominate a woman silly enough to venture into the woods alone. Jack’s stern chastisement and bold mastery of her body leave Nettie begging for more, but is she truly ready to give up her freedom to be claimed by the mountain man?
Publisher’s Note: Claimed by the Mountain Man is an erotic romance novel that contains sexual scenes and spankings. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Nettie is trying to survive the wilderness of Montana and she has occasionally stolen a chicken from Trapper Jack but this time she is caught. Trapper Jack thought a big cat or something was stealing his chickens so he dug a whole to catch the thief so when he saw a woman in the hole he couldn’t believe it. Trapper Jack decides to take her in and after spanking her for stealing he has her stay because he likes her company. Nettie loves being there but she doesn’t want to be dependent on any man or go back to being a whore in the saloon but she and Trapper Jack know she needs help. What develops in this story is a lot of trust and finding love and each of them learning about themselves. – Reviewed by Linda Rea