I want to make a list of books featuring scenes of the hero spanking or slapping the heroine.
The following post on amazon message board prompted me to make this list which can serve as a warning list for those who don't want to read about such scenes.
I've read two books with this theme, and although I'm not for violence against women at all, the device seems to work well for the plot in these two instances.
Are there are any other (historical or contemporary) books out there who use this plot device, and you feel it works? Extra points for the hero being super-sorry about it.
The books I've read are both by Jude Deveraux: The Black Lion and Velvet Promise.
ETA: Okay. I didn't want this to turn into a debate on whether or not men should beat women (no matter what year we're talking about). I know it's wrong. I never said that I enjoyed it and never will. What I am asking for is examples of books where you felt the hero striking the heroine (although WRONG!) still fit well into the story and he eventually made up for it. That is all.
Ditto on everything Navi said.
THE BLACK LYON by Jude Deveraux
VELVET PROMISE by Jude Deveraux
KIGDOM OF DREAMS by Judith Mcnaught
BLACK ICE by Anne Stuart
PROMISE OF A ROSE by Brenda Joyce
CAPTIVE BRIDE by Johanna Lindsey
WARRIOR'S WOMAN by Johanna Lindsey
AN UNWILLING BRIDE by Jo Beverley
A LADY OF THE WEST by Linda Howard
SAVAGE ECSTASY by Janelle Taylor
DEVIL'S EMBRACE by Catherine Coulter
OUTLANDER by Diana Gabeldon
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Liz Carlyle This one was an accident - the hero does it in his sleep.
A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER by Kresley Cole
SILVER DEVIL by Teresa Denys
Grand Avenue by Joy Fielding
Black & Blue byAnna Quindlen
Strange fits of passion by Anita Shreve
BOLD ANGEL by Kat Martin
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