Bought and Paid For by Debra Glass
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (122 pgs)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Spanking, Anal play, Forced seduction
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle
Unable to support herself and her beloved servants, Widow Carrie Hatcher contemplates the unthinkable—offering her services for money. Forced to board wounded Colonel Wesley McEwen in her home, Carrie vows to make the striking Confederate soldier her first “client”.
But Carrie gets more than she bargained for when she agrees to comply with Wesley’s every illicit request for one week. Throughout long, sultry nights, Wesley tutors Carrie in every position, every skill, of her illicit new trade. From dark taboos to pleasurable punishments, Carrie becomes his willing pupil.
Passions inflamed, the couple becomes more scandalously intimate but Carrie realizes she wants to give him far more than just her body. The colonel, however, may be too haunted by his past to risk accepting more than he’s bought and paid for.
“Men had started this war and the women they left behind had all suffered because of it.” Carrie was sick and tired of suffering and was ready to do whatever was necessary to secure her future, a future that would keep her from being beholden to another man if she had anything to say about it.
Ms. Glass did an outstanding job of recreating the old South with heart-wrenching visual images of what was going on in and around war ravaged Georgia. Marietta is a perfect backdrop to represent the suffering endured by both soldiers and citizens. It is symbolic of the war torn states as well as the war torn hero and heroine.
Carrie has very little hope left and is willing to give up the last shreds of her dignity in order to keep her home and family safe. She stoically battles discrimination towards her beloved servant, Jenny, in order to get her the medical help she desperately needs. With Wesley’s “encouragement” Carrie experiences a sexual awakening that she never expected when she agrees to be at his beck and call for a solid week. Her resolve to endure soon turns into a desire to willingly participate in Wesley’s outrageous requests.
This was a fantastic and erotic journey from beginning to end. I love Carrie as the spirited and determined widow. She was strong because she had to be and compliant because she wanted to be. Likewise, Wesley is the perfect combination of Southern gentleman and curl-your-toes lover. His personal struggles with losing his wife and child make him want to protect Carrie and remember how it felt to be part of a family even if only for a short time.
I give this beautiful and heart wrenching story 4.5 solid cherries!