She thought her husband was the man of her dreams, until he became the man of her nightmares.
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.
Arthur Benson desired a perfect wife he could show off to his collegues, but Elly Benson was far from perfect. So, Arthur decided to whip her into shape. Literally.
Scheduled for release on July 16, 2014
Love the cover and blurb. Congratulations on the upcoming release Kathryn!ReplyDelete
Great blurb - looking forward to this and glad somebody tackled this situation.ReplyDelete
I am so looking forward to reading this as I love 'bullies' getting their just desserts, and a man who purportedly takes his position as HOH too far - is a bully. Enough said. OR I wonder whether you may have had Shakespeare in mind re Much Ado About Nothing when you wrote it. Guess I'll have to read it and see.ReplyDelete