Professor Ian MacDermot is pleased when a beautiful young woman is turned over to him for individual instruction by the Dean of a private school for girls. His task, to teach her to be a dutiful wife.
The fiercely independent-thinking Sarah MacDonald is having none of it. She vowed never to marry and become a 'sex slave' to any man, but Ian MacDermot is not just any man. Confined to his quarters over the carriage house, Sarah is haunted by a dark experience from her past and confused by her feelings for Ian.
When Ian reads the instructions written by the Dean of the school, detailing exactly what he is expected to do to train her, he and Sarah develop a passion for one another and embark on an impossible mission to bring the Dean to justice. They know they may not succeed but time will tell...and timing is everything.
Set in Scotland in 1912, On Loving A Woman is filled with romance and suspense that will keep you turning the pages.
Sarah, this could all be so simple. All ye have to do is read the material I gave ye and answer the questions correctly. You’ll pass the class and graduate with your class in June. I know how ye feel about marriage but this is information ye need to know. And I might add we are the only school that teaches this class and ye will no find this information presented in such an acceptable and courteous manner. Many young women learn these facts from men on the streets—quite unsavory characters at best. If ye are lucky enough to marry a man without having learned of your duties, he will likely turn ye over to woman who will teach you. I’m hesitant to speak of the degradation that comes with that sort of instruction.”
“And do you believe, Professor, there is no degradation here? If so, you are highly mistaken.”
“Lassie, I am no aware of any degradation taking place here,” he replied. “I have been polite and courteous and I understand the sensitive nature of these questions. I might add, Sarah, these are no my questions. This course was designed by the Dean. Do ye think this is easy for me?”
“With all due respect, you are blind. I’ll repeat again, I do not need to know about wifely duties,” Sarah ground out.
Nearing the end of his patience, Professor MacDermot removed a test paper from her file. “Earlier ye stated that ye knew the answers I expect ye to give. Let’s try this test orally and we will see. If it will help ye, I will turn my back.”
“That won’t be necessary,” she snapped.
“Shall we begin?” He raised his eyebrows.
“Sure, why not? If I answer correctly, may I leave?”
“Of course,” he replied and began to read the questions. “How often shall a wife submit to her husband’s request for intercourse?”
“Whenever he wishes her to submit,” Sarah answered without hesitancy. “However, if she is ill or menstruating, she may ask to be excused.”
“Very good,” he continued. “How shall a wife relieve her husband if he is aroused but not interested in intercourse?”
Sarah squirmed in her chair. “She shall relieve him as he wishes. She may use her hands, her mouth, or allow him to release between her breasts.”
“Excellent!” He was pleased to see that she did, in fact, know the material. “Now, Sarah, how shall a wife relieve her husband using her hands?”
“She shall ask her husband how he wants her to stroke his member. She shall wrap her hands around his member and stroke him up and down as he dictates until he releases.” Peeking up through her long dark lashes, she studied his face. He seemed very pleased and she wondered how he would ask her to stroke him.
“Ye know all the answers; there was really no reason for ye to fail this test,” he smiled. “Now, in more detail, explain how a wife shall relieve her husband using her mouth?” God, he thought, they should not have a class asking young women to explain such things. If he was honest with himself, he found it unnecessary.
Gross, she thought as she shivered. She didn’t want him to be too pleased as that might be the end of private instruction, which in spite of rumors, appeared to be going better than she feared.
“Well,” she paused, “she shall ask her husband if he would prefer to recline on the bed or perhaps the sofa. She shall kneel beside him, between his legs, or kneel before him if he has chosen a sitting position. She shall take note as to the state of his member and if he is flaccid, she shall use her hands first until he is erect. Then, when he is fully erect and relaxed, when he is not looking, she shall put a handful of sharp upholstery tacks into her mouth and…”
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