It's Frisky Friday! Yay! And I'm sharing another excerpt from my first spanking romance in the Corbin's Bend series, A Simple Misunderstanding.
He came to her rescue when she needed him most, almost to lose her when she disobeyed him.
In this scene, which begins Chapter 12, Eleanor Benson (Elly) is due to be released from the hospital, after a five day stay. Gerald Douglas (Jerry, who is Corbin Bend's vet) has been at her side almost the whole time, but he had to leave the day before for an emergency. When he called Elly that evening to tell her he was driving back to Denver, she sounded strange on the phone, but insisted he remain in Corbin's Bend, claiming she wanted to go to sleep early. Certain she was not telling him the truth, he pressed a little harder only to have say she had to hang up because a nurse just came in. Convinced something was up, he calls the nurse's station, but they claim Elly is alone and nothing out of the ordinary has happened. He stays home as she wanted, but remains ill at ease. When he arrives at the hospital the next morning, Elly is nearly in a panic, so he promptly assumes control by grasping her fingers.
“Come on,” he said, giving her hand a tug. He helped position her IV poll, then sat and pulled her onto his lap. “Go ahead and tuck your head beneath my chin, if you want,” he suggested as he drew her close.
Letting out a soft sigh, she complied. He wrapped his fingers about her wrist and measured her pulse as his other hand stroked her side. Her pounding heart slowed to a normal rhythm.
“Better. Now tell me what has you so upset.”
She pressed her nose into his neck. “I don’t want to. You’ll get angry.”
Another shrug. “Maybe.”
Releasing her hand, he tugged her closer and curled his arms around her in a secure and confining hold.
“Are you frightened what I’ll do if I get angry?”
She stilled. “A little.” She spoke her confession so softly, he barely heard her.
“Are you scared I’ll hurt you the way Arthur did?”
Toying with the buttons on his collar, she rested her head in the curve of his shoulder. “No.”
“Then what has you so jumpy you want to run out of here before the doctors have released you?”
“Promise you won’t get angry?”
“I promise I won’t do anything to hurt you, but I can’t promise I won’t get upset until I learn what the problem is.”
“Arthur tried to get in to see me yesterday?”
M/F Domestic Discipline in Colorado.
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 available at the following locations.
|How can you say "no" to this face?|
I also have a page on my web site where I am offering a sample of the first three chapters. If you're interested, visit either the Spanking Romance or A Simple Misunderstanding page in the Over 18 section of my website.
A Simple Misunderstanding is currently the only full novel (vs. novella) in the Corbin's Bend line up, and it's receiving some excellent reviews on the Blushing site.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and wish you and yours a very Frisky Friday.