He came to her rescue when she needed him most, almost to lose her when she disobeyed him.
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Welcome to the Saturday Spankings blog hop. My stories are all M/f with the dominant male determined to protect the woman he cares for and loves, or grows to love, by doing whatever it takes to ensure her safety and continued health. This includes administering a spanking when she needs one.
My submission for this week is a sneak peek from my fourth spanking book, A Simple Misunderstanding, a Corbin's Bend novel due to be published on July 16 by Blushing Books.
In this scene, which occurs in the last third of the book, Eleanor Benson (Elly) has moved in with Gerald Douglas (Jerry) after she is released from the hospital, still recovering from injuries she received from her husband. Jerry insists she stay close to the house and not take her dog walking in the park on the first day she's home. However, when an older neighbor calls to her from the dog park, Elly disobeys Jerry's instructions and takes their two dogs with her, unaware her abusive husband is lying in wait for her. When her actions nearly get her killed, Jerry determines Elly needs to learn obedience to him is not optional. After making sure she's healthy enough to withstand punishment, he orders her to stand in the corner.
Though Elly did as Jerry instructed, she couldn’t stop trembling. He was going to punish her, just like Arthur did. Well, maybe not quite as harshly, but she’d disobeyed the man who served as her caretaker and guardian, so now she’d need to accept the consequences. She’d known this moment would come eventually, so she did her best to prepare for the unpleasantness to follow.
Elly wasn’t a stranger to pain, and Jerry wasn’t a cruel man. She would survive this. Closing her eyes, she took several deep breaths to calm her racing pulse. The trick almost worked, until she heard him return.
Aware she shouldn’t turn from the corner until he’d given his permission, Elly tried to identify the rhythmic slapping, which sounded to her like a progression of light thwacks into firmer ones. When she finally recognized the sound, her entire body tensed with dread. He intended to paddle her.
Though Arthur and Eleanor Benson have been practicing domestic discipline for three months since their wedding, he insists moving to Corbin's Bend, where domestic discipline is the norm rather than the exception, will revitalize their marriage. Elly has doubts, but since Arthur is the undisputed head of their household, they move. However, once Arthur becomes immersed in a community where spanking is not only permitted, but encouraged, his personality undergoes a dramatic change. Accusing his submissive wife of being lazy, disorganized and disobedient, he employs creative methods of pain and humiliation to mold Elly from the imperfect woman he married into the perfect woman he desires. And Elly finds herself a virtual prisoner in her own home, accountable only to the man who rules her life with a cane.
In his years as a vet, Jerry Douglas has seen what abuse does to animals, and he recognizes those same signs in Elly Benson during her daily escape to the dog park with her tiny poodle. Jerry steadfastly supports the tenets of domestic discipline and enjoys the freedom Corbin's Bend offers its residents, but he remains fiercely protective of anyone in need of a champion. And when he witnesses evidence of harsh handling, his instinct is to rush in and rescue. Problem is Elly Benson is a married and consenting adult who insists all her bruises and welts are nothing more than a simple misunderstanding between her and her husband, until the day Arthur Benson takes his authority and discipline one-step too far, endangering Elly's life.
A Simple Misunderstanding is scheduled to be published on July 16.
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I am looking forward to seeing how this is handled in Corbin's Bend. Good premiseReplyDelete
I can't wait for this Kathryn. I look forward to seeing Elly find her happy ending. Great snippet :)ReplyDelete
Very interesting premise and one we probably need to tackle every so often. I'm anxious to read this one.ReplyDelete
Great snippet, Kathryn!ReplyDelete
I kind of imagine that Corbin's Bend would be more alert to abuse than most places being so open about things. This sounds like a really interesting premise - although a pretty emotional one. I am looking forward to reading it.ReplyDelete
Can't wait for the new release and it'll be interesting to see how it'll be handled.ReplyDelete
i'm looking forward to seeing how you handle this.ReplyDelete
Great snippet Kathryn. I agree, interesting premise and I too look forward to seeing how this is handled.ReplyDelete