In this snippet, Maggie and her Daddy go shopping for more toys for Maggie to play with when she is acting little.
“Ian! I don’t need that!” I shouted as he tossed another doll into our cart. The cart was already filled to the top with books, two objects Ian called creatograms, colorful beads, coloring books, and several dolls. Now we were moving toward games and stuffed animals.
“Young lady, I don’t want to hear that again. You may not need any of this stuff, but it’s okay to want it. Besides, who says that this isn’t all for me? I love a good tiara,” he joked, picking up a plastic crown that was bright silver with colorful gems all over it from one of the shelves and putting it on his head, while batting his eyes.
“Daddy, you’re being silly,” I giggled. He laughed right along with me.
When we settled down, I said, “But seriously, I don’t want to use all of your money on buying toys.”
He stopped walking, turned his head to the ceiling, and took a deep breath before he turned toward me. He bent down until we were at eye level.
“Listen, baby girl. Whether you need any of this or not, it pleases me to buy it for you. Now, I don’t want to hear any more complaints or I’ll take you shopping every day for the rest of our mating period.”
“You wouldn’t!” I was trying to save the guy some money. What kind of man got frustrated when his mate was trying to save him money?
“Try me, little girl.” After a stare-down with Ian’s eyes turning a dark red, I dropped my gaze first, submitting to what he wanted. “Now I want you to pick out a dozen stuffed animals and put them in the cart,” he ordered.
I nodded, going down the aisle, grabbing the ones that I wanted. After I chose my first two animals, I suddenly really got into it and started to have fun.
“Oh! Look at this cutie!”
I wasn’t sure what some of these animals were, but I didn’t care because they were so adorable and extra soft.
Within minutes, I had picked out my dozen, plus one more, and turned toward my daddy.
“Good girl. Would you like to look at the puzzles?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Maggie,” he growled in a warning tone.
“It’s not because I’m trying to save your money. It’s because I’m not good at puzzles, honest. It’s really sad; even the easiest puzzles confuse me.”
I felt a little stupid admitting that. A normal person would be able to solve a puzzle for kids in a matter of seconds. Me? A kids’ puzzle could take me an hour to do.
“Well, how about we get two and I’ll help you with them?”
I nodded and chose one puzzle that was a picture of the sea with strange but colorful fish in it, and another puzzle that was a picture of the Aureusian skyline. They each had only forty pieces. I hoped I didn’t make a complete fool of myself when Ian and I did them.
When I went to put the puzzles in the cart, there was no room. I thought it was too much, but didn’t dare say so again.
“I think we’ll have stop, Daddy, or get another cart.”
It felt so weird to call him that, but I knew right away that it pleased him when a huge grin lit up his face.
“I guess you’re right, sweetie. We can come back any time.”
He had to be kidding, but when no smile crossed his face, I knew he wasn’t.
We went over to the checkout area. Daddy emptied the contents of our cart onto the conveyer belt. He turned toward me and said, “Sweetie, put your puzzles up here so I can pay for them.”
“Are you sure I can get them?” He had already spent so much money on me today.
He nodded and smiled as I put my puzzles on the moving belt. After that, the teller rang up all of our purchases and bagged them.
Once Daddy paid, a kind worker helped us load everything into our ship, and we headed home.
When twenty-six-year-old Maggie Reeves wakes up in a hospital after a car accident, the last thing she expects is for a doctor from the planet Aureus to show up at her bedside. It is disturbing enough that she has seen this handsome alien before, in dreams so intimate that just thinking about them leaves her blushing, but the real shock comes when he calmly informs Maggie that she is his destined mate and he will be taking her with him to his world to finish her treatment.
Though Ian knows that his beautiful human mate is none too pleased with her situation, his planet’s treaty with Earth gives him two weeks to convince Maggie to accept the match. During that time, he will be her firm but loving daddy. He will hold his little girl in his arms, comfort her when she is sad, and cook her favorite foods, but he will also see to her most intimate, embarrassing needs and he will not hesitate to spank her bare bottom when she is naughty.
Despite her initial reluctance to trust him, Maggie soon finds herself surrendering willingly to Ian’s strict but gentle dominance and letting him take care of her completely. But when the mating period comes to an end and she is free to return to Earth if she chooses, will Maggie decide to stay with her new daddy or leave his arms forever?
Publisher’s Note: The Doctor’s Little Mate is a stand-alone sequel to The Prince’s Little Mate. It is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, sexual scenes, age play, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
CONTACT LINKS FOR MEREDITH