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 a pet dog was run over by a car. 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 drawing Elly down on his lap and getting her to tell him what's wrong. However, even Jerry didn't expect Elly's abusive husband, Arthur, to try and get her in the hospital.
“Yes. But if he got up here once, he’ll be able to do it again. I know him,” Elly insisted.
Jerry tightened his hold to reassure Elly she was safe with him. “I doubt it; however, I wouldn’t put it past him to try. I’ll double-check with the staff.”
“Are you angry with me for not telling you sooner?”
“Disappointed, not angry.”
“Are you going to punish me for lying?” Her voice sounded small and uncertain.
Interesting she viewed her reaction that way. He regarded her omission as a desperate attempt to avoid an unpleasant complication, but she had lied, and he had admitted he’d suspected she wasn’t being honest with him. He’d also told her he’d punish her for lying if they were together in a relationship, since he refused to tolerate lies in any form. So, how should he handle this? His decision was put off when his cell buzzed. Shifting her a little to the side, he drew the device out of his pocket. Brent.
“Discover anything?” Jerry asked without preliminaries.
“Yes. At least I think so. The car was a midnight blue Lexus LX SUV. Must be new since we don’t show a record of one in our database.”
“Hold on.” Placing the phone against his chest, he turned to Elly. “What kind of car does Arthur drive?”
“He bought a new Lexus SUV. Why?”
“Dark blue. What’s happened?” She started to rise off his lap, but he tightened his hold and raised one eyebrow. She instantly quieted in his arms. “Sorry.”
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.
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Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and wish you and yours a very Frisky Friday.