From sweet daddy’s girl to Hollywood super brat, Aster Wilder’s fall from grace has been swift. As the result of an arrest and public scandal, her famous father puts his foot down and insists that his only child be accompanied by a bodyguard at all times – enter Owen Upham, an ex-military bodyguard with strong ideas about client discipline.
Within hours of meeting her new bodyguard, Aster finds herself over his knee being spanked soundly. The proud, headstrong girl does not like being disciplined one little bit, but that doesn’t much matter. Owen has a job to do, and if keeping her safe means spanking her bottom bright red every day, he’ll do it.
When Aster wins a role starring in a movie to be shot on location in New Zealand, she’s thrilled. Of course, her father insists on sending Owen along too. Aster tries her hardest to make life difficult for her bodyguard, disobeying him at every turn and earning herself plenty of spankings along the way.
There’s absolutely no love lost between the spoiled brat and her guardian, and her rebellion becomes ever more extreme until an air accident at several thousand feet above ancient native forest leaves Aster and Owen stranded thousands of miles from rescue.
Trapped in one of the most remote places in the world with the man she’s come to damn near hate, Aster finds herself fighting for her life. Owen’s survival skills and stern discipline are all that stand between her and certain death and she can no longer rely on her famous father or piles of money to save her. Obedience is no longer a matter of saving face, or avoiding a nasty paparazzi shot. It’s a matter of life and death.
Can Owen finally tame Aster before the dangers of the wilds do them in? And can she finally admit to herself that not only does the man who spanks her bottom sore love her more than anyone else ever has, but that she loves him too?