Knowing What She Needs
Part of the Love in the Rockies Box Set
Release date: February 1, 2015
How can you love and resent the same thing about a person and still make things work?
Love in the Rockies
A set of 6 stories updating some of your favorite Corbin's Bend characters.
Valentine's Surprise by Constance Masters
Erin and Zach have had a busy but happy year. The handsome elementary teacher is over the moon that his wife now has friends of her own to spend time with but, he's feeling the need to have her all to himself for a while. Valentines Day is looming and an idea begins to seed. A surprise camping trip seems like just the way to reconnect.
Erin is beside herself when Zach lets her know that he has a sitter for the girls for the whole weekend. She can only imagine what he has planned. A hotel in the city maybe? A weekend cruise? Possibly even a trip to Vegas. She'd always wanted to go to vegas. Even better than all that, what if they were going to a luxury ski lodge?
What will Erin make of the borrowed RV that is her big surprise? Will the surprise be the best she's ever gotten? Or will this particular white elephant gift go down as the worst Valentine's Day gift in the history of bad gifts?
Roy & Teri's Accidental Staycation by Kate Richards
Roy and Teri Simms are finally going to take their vacation and renew their romance! With their adopted son Ben safely stowed with neighbors for a week, they are taking a romantic cruise to the Caribbean and this time Teri is on board with the plan.
But one thing after another happens to keep them from leaving town. Will they still be able to find any time to try out all the new toys? Or will the constant interruptions result in spanking interruptus?
The Simms are nothing if not creative and no matter how many small emergencies occur, they are sure to fit in enough sessions of spanking and sex toy testing to make their first honeymoon look like a convent retreat.
Past Interference by Kathryn R. Blake
When Jerry Douglas asks Elly Benson to marry him, he wants their ceremony to be as close to Valentine's Day as possible. Though Elly tearfully accepts Jerry's proposal without hesitation, as she readies herself for her second wedding, the doubts and misgivings of any new bride-to-be are exacerbated by the abuse she suffered during her first marriage. When Elly recalls how quickly her uncertain stomach jitters grew into tight knots of pain on her wedding day, she also remembers how and why she'd fallen in love with and married Arthur, her first husband. A mistake she regrets more and more with each passing hour.
Though she's lived with Jerry for four months now, and been subject to his discipline more than once, her first husband had been kind and careful with her, too, in the beginning. At least until she vowed to love, honor and obey him. And their move to Corbin's Bend turned him from the strict, but caring husband she thought she'd married into a monster she no longer recognized.
The Perfect Housewife by Etta Stark
Kirsty Beale may be less wild and destructive than she used to be but she's a still a long way off being the perfect housewife.
Since moving in with her boyfriend Logan - and spending time with Logan's very traditional family - Kirsty has begun to worry that she isn't the traditional homemaker that Logan would like her to be. Will Valentine’s Day be the perfect opportunity to let Logan enjoy the pleasures of having a perfect old-fashioned wife - if only for one night?
Unexpected Surprises by Ruth Staunton
For their first Valentine's Day in Corbin's Bend, Grant Taylor is determined to do something special for his wife Lainie. Lainie,however, has plans of her own. As a middle school teacher, she has volunteered to help plan and chaperone the Valentine dance that is being held for the middle and high school students.
When Grant hears this, he insists that she is working too hard and needs to cut back on the things she has committed to, the first and foremost being the Valentine's Day dance. Lainie insists that she can't do that and finally he reluctantly agrees to let her work part of the dance and then come home.
Under extreme protest, Lainie agrees, but when the time comes to admit to her supervisor that she can't chaperone, she changes her mind and decides Grant is being unreasonable. She determines to chaperone the dance anyway and deal with Grant later. Unfortunately, Lainie's plan doesn't work out quite like she intended it to and she is in for quite a few unexpected surprises.
Knowing What She Needs by Thianna D.
Winter has been oppressive too long and Charmagne Kendle feels like she’s about to climb the walls. While she loves Brent, his need to take care of others when she thinks he should be home with her comes to a head on Valentine’s Day when the community suffers a massive power outage and instead of spending the day with her and Kayla, he’s at the dome working on community stuff. She knows it’s illogical, but at the moment she doesn’t care.
Brent knows the woman he loves is stressed and has a surprise in store to help lessen it. When she explodes, he sets her straight with an over-the-knee spanking that turns into a night of passionate lovemaking. Once she calms down, he delivers the best Valentine’s Day gift she could have received. Stress gone and having reconnected in the best way, when help is once again needed from the man she loves, Char has a choice to make: Accept it willingly. Or Detonate. One decision controls their future. Will she make the right one this Valentine’s Day?
To her surprise, the parking lot at the dome was filled to overflowing. She had to park two blocks away. Once they were out of the truck, she took her daughter’s hand as her little girl loved to go pounce in snow, and they headed to the community center. As soon as the door opened, she was shocked at the amount of noise. Who all was here?
The sounds were coming from the large community room and as she took a step forward to see what was going on, Benjamin stepped into view.
“Uncle Benny!” Kayla squealed, ripping her hand out of Char’s and running into the arms of her godfather.
“Miss Kayla,” he said pleased, swinging her around. Her delighted laughter bounced around the foyer. “How are you doing today, my little princess?”
“Great! Happy Valentine’s Day.”
“Same to you, pumpkin.” His eyes switched to Char and hers narrowed as an amused expression crossed his face. “So, how are you doing on this fine day, Charmagne?”
“You don’t want to know.”
A snort of laughter left him and he turned to Kayla. “I think you and I should go to my house. What do you say?”
“Really?” Her eyes lit up as if she’d just been told Christmas was this week as she turned toward Char. “Can I, Mommy?”
At first, Char wanted to say no as this was the day for all three of them. Then again, she had dressed provocatively. Maybe it would be nice to have some one-on-one time with her fiancé. “I think that’s a superb idea,” she said, warming up to it. “We can come pick her up later.”
“Nah. We’ll drop her by after we’ve had all the fun we can.” With a wink, he turned back to the room. “I’m heading out,” he called. “If you need more help, have Jonathon call me.”
“Thanks, Benjamin!” That was Brandon Delt’s voice.
“What’s going on?” she asked as he went to walk by her.
“Emergency,” he explained. “Since we aren’t sure if the homes that don’t have power will be getting it any time soon, we’re setting up emergency shelter here. Beds, chairs, sleeping bags… The restaurants have been tasked with making enough to feed the lot.”
“Oh.” As he and her daughter left, with Kayla chattering lively about tea parties, Charmagne felt some of her anger deflate. Damnit. Things were so bad that they were setting up emergency shelter? “I’m such a bitch,” she muttered.
“Char!” Brent’s happy voice had her swing round as he reached the bottom stair. “I didn’t expect to see you,” he said warmly, pulling her into a nice tight hug. Her arms clutched around him, holding him just as tightly. “Honey, what’s wrong?”
“You didn’t tell me it was so bad. Or I didn’t get it from what you said. Part of the community’s going to be housed here?” She stepped back, her anger jumping back to the forefront. “Why didn’t you tell me? I could have come help!” As if to add to her statement, she stomped her foot, drawing his eye. As he caught sight of her sheer leggings, he frowned.
“What are you wearing?”
“Not much,” she snapped back. “And that’s my choice to make!” Freezing, she realized she’d just thrown down the gauntlet. If she was honest with herself, which she had no intention of being, she’d been aching for a hard spanking for a few weeks, something to knock her stress off her shoulders. Now, she stared with wide eyes as her fiancé’s gray eyes, instead of darkening to that firm look that would tell her a spanking was imminent, softened and turned gentle. Which just infuriated her further.
“Baby,” he murmured, cupping her jaw in his hands. Leaning down, he pressed a soft kiss to her lips before pulling back. “Come on. Let’s get out of here.”
“I want to help,” she said in a mulish tone.
“There are more than enough people,” he said firmly. “And I’ve got plans.”
“Plans?” she shot back, widening her stance a bit. “You’ve been here all day long, Brent Joshua Carmichael. What kind of plans could you possibly have besides ignoring your fiancée and daughter?”
If she’d thought about it, she would have realized she was way over the line, but she wasn’t thinking right now so much as striking back. One moment she was glaring at him with her hands on her hips and the next she was over his shoulder as he carried her up the stairs. “Brent!” she hollered but he ignored her. The man was incredibly strong and he worked out often enough that running up flights of stairs to reach the top didn’t even put him out of breath.
“Corner,” he commanded, putting her on her feet in his office.
For a moment, she stood there weaving back and forth with his hands on her hips to steady her until the blood stopped rushing from her head. Once she was okay, he turned and left the room. Only then did she notice Calbert and Jonathon leaving the office. Ah, damn. Great. They’d had an audience. Just what she needed. What was this? A wedding rehearsal?
“Corner, Charmagne,” he called from wherever he was. Grumbling she walked over to the corner next to his desk and glared at the wall. Boy, wasn’t this the Valentine’s Day from hell?
Thianna D. likes to say she’s eclectic, fun, and just a bit naughty. She writes M/F romance with a little spice on the side. No matter what she writes, all the hot scenes support the story instead of the other way around.
She’s also the creator of and acquisition editor for the Corbin’s Bend spanking romance series. Who else wants to be safe, secure, and spanked in Colorado?
Also writes m/m romance under the name Thianna Durston.
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