It's Book Hooks Wednesday! Yay! And I'm sharing another excerpt from my new spanking romance in the Corbin's Bend series, A Simple Misunderstanding. It's sequel, Past Interference is included in the Love in the Rockies anthology.
He came to her rescue when she needed him most, almost to lose her when she disobeyed him.
In this scene, which occurs in Chapter Six, Jerry Douglas, who has spent the day with Elly Benson, has been asked to leave the hospital, so he returns to his veterinary clinic to check on his patients. Muffin, a tiny toy poodle, was injured when Elly's husband attacked her. Jerry's technicians have spent the day caring for the dog, and now Jerry is there to check her out to make sure she's healing the way she should be. Fond of the little beast, Jerry makes sure she has everything she needs and walks through to his attached home.
All animals taken care of, he put some leftovers in the microwave and checked his answering machine for the message.
“Douglas, this is Arthur Benson. I hear you took my wife to the hospital yesterday and went back to visit today. For some unknown reason the administrators think seeing me could upset her.”
No shit, Jerry thought, tempted to erase the message, but continued to listen.
“I was hoping you might put in a good word for me. I’m worried, and I’d like to check on her. Give me a call when you get this message. Thanks.”
Arthur repeated his home number, which Jerry already knew by heart, and the message ended. Jerry stared at his machine as if it had grown legs and teeth, then turned on his heel and strode back to eat his dinner.
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 both as an eBook and in print.
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.
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