Lily James knows what she wants in a husband, and it isn’t some alpha male who will expect her to do as she is told. Unfortunately for her, on the planet Meliora matches are not made based on the whims of eighteen-year-old girls, but by a sophisticated computer program with access to data that allows it to know a woman’s true needs even when she doesn’t know them herself. Determined to make her own match, Lily attempts to hack the computer’s database, but when her actions are discovered she is given a harsh sentence: a punishment marriage. A man will still be chosen for her, but only after a thorough, intimate examination to properly evaluate her long-hidden need to be dominated. To make matters worse for Lily, once the match is made her new husband will have full authority to take her in hand and chastise her in any way he sees fit. Commander Eric Burton never thought he would marry again after his wife’s death, but when he is offered the chance to tame a wayward bride and earn a large stipend from the government at the same time, he can’t pass up the opportunity. Though it is immediately obvious that Lily will require firm and consistent discipline, the beautiful, feisty girl quickly claims a place in his heart. As Eric sets out to show her just how much pleasure is possible when she yields to his mastery of her body, can Lily bring herself to accept that surrendering to a man like him is no punishment? Publisher’s Note: A Punishment Marriage is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.