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Caitlin's Conspiracies

By: Mariella Starr
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: �2013 by Blushing Books� and Mariella Starr
16 chapters, 66,000 words
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Trying to do the right thing destroyed Caitlin's life. Compromised by her government, at odds with the very agencies that made promises but didn't deliver; she's ready to take them on, the good and the bad. Smart, suspicious, and tough, she'll sabotage, destroy and overcome any and all to protect the life she's rebuilt. She's chosen her path and it doesn't include the only man from her past who slipped under her defenses. She can't afford to surrender her independence to a man who believes men should be in control.

Chase has spent his adult life believing in justice and giving his all for his country. As a career special ops Marine and U.S. Marshal, he didn't choose the normal steady life. He needed excitement, wanted adventure. Now, as his very foundation is imploding, he realizes he may have sacrificed too much, given up to much. One glimpse at the woman he gave up reawakens those dormant feelings for the only woman he's ever considered his. He can't lose this second chance, and he won't give up. She may outsmart him, but he has the endurance and the tenacity. Will he recapture her heart?

Wild Mustang Sanctuary, Patience Hills, Nevada, April

“This is WGB-TV, Wake Up Reno Morning News. Today’s show will feature segments on the Reno School Board elections, an interview with the White Pine County Sheriff’s Department about the two arrests in an investigation into a series of explosive devices found in several public buildings, and an interview with Barbara Filmore of the Wild Mustang Sanctuary in Patience Hills. Stay tuned and stay informed. This is Valerie Hannah of WGB‑TV.”

“Cut!” a bored voice called.

Valerie Hannah gave a sigh and carefully made her way across the paddock in six-inch platform heels.

“Watch where you step.” Caitlin Randolph walked over with an easy smile on her face. The Mustang she was leading trailed behind her.

“I am,” Valerie, snapped shaking her head. “How can you stand it?” She wrinkled her nose as she navigated the paddock muck.

Caitlin laughed and stuck out her booted foot. “For one, I dress appropriately. Val, you grew up in a little ranching town. You knew what to expect and yet you come out here dressed like you’re covering a fashion shoot.”

Her sexily dressed friend responded with a rude finger gesture. “Can’t you house train those beasts? I can’t wait until I can get out of this town, out of this state! I want New York, or Los Angeles or Chicago.”

“Stick with Los Angeles or maybe Las Vegas,” Caitlin said grinning. “You’re too much of a sissy to survive winter in New York or Chicago and the first time someone bumped into you and broke one of those two-inch fingernails you’d be trying to sue the city.”

“So true,” Valerie said, backing away when the horse stepped a little too close for her comfort. “Oh, keep him away. This is a designer suit.” She paused and looked around. “So where is Barbara Filmore?”

Caitlin shrugged. “I don’t know she’s usually around by now.”

Thirty minutes later, the manager of the sanctuary still hadn’t arrived. Valerie was sitting in a lawn chair under an umbrella fanning her face with a sheath of papers when the cameraman stepped out of the van and spoke to her. Valerie waved her friend over.

“Frank got a call from the producer,” Valerie told her friend. “We can’t waste any more time here. If Ms. Filmore not here in five minutes we have to boogie.”

“We need this segment,” Caitlin said. “We need to get the word out that the sanctuary needs funds to keep operating.

“If she doesn’t show, why don’t you do it?” Valerie exclaimed with a bright smile.

“No way,” Caitlin said her eyes taking on a worried look.

“Why not?” Valerie whined. “Caitlin, you’re naturally gorgeous, like one of those Irish girls in that River Dance CD my mom watched all the time a few years back. You’re perfect for the camera - those incredible violet eyes, red hair and porcelain skin. I’ll let you in on a secret, honey� it pisses me off!”

Caitlin laughed at her friends’ nonsense, but she shook her head again looking off in the distance and hoping she’d see a plume of dust to indicate a vehicle coming up the ranch lane.

Five minutes later and Valerie stood up and looked at her friend with sad eyes. “I’m sorry Cait, but we can’t wait any longer. We have our orders. Time is money, and now we have to redo the intro and find another filler piece for tomorrow’s show.”

“Can’t you�”

“Honey, no,” Valerie, said. “Caitlin if you want the piece done, you’re going to have to do it.”

“I can’t,” Caitlin exclaimed.

“You can,” Valerie said patiently. “I know you don’t like being the center of attention, but the piece would probably work better with you in it anyway. The photo we pulled of Ms. Filmore shows that she isn’t exactly photogenic. Charitably we could call her a handsome woman. No matter how big a plea she makes for donations she won’t make much of an impact. Now, if we put you in front of the camera every red-blooded male in the viewing area will dip down into their wallets and send a donation praying that someday they’d run into you and be able to brag that they helped your cause.”

“I can’t.”

“Come on, girlfriend,” Valerie pleaded. “It’s for your beloved horses. It’s now or never.”

Caitlin looked conflicted. “This is only a local piece, right? It won’t go beyond Reno’s viewing?”

“I should be that lucky,” Valerie complained. “It’s about horses that will end up in a glue factory if the sanctuary doesn’t get donations because President Ford signed a bill that lets people get away with doing that again. Trust me, honey; it won’t be picked up any further than our two affiliates. I couldn’t be that lucky. It might not even run in those. It’s only a two-minute time slot. Please�”

Caitlin nodded reluctantly.

“Yes!” Valerie screamed in her very girly fashion. “Sit down, and give me five minutes with your face and hair!’

“I thought you said I was a natural,” Caitlin complained.

“Even natural beauty needs a little sparkle, sweetheart,” Valerie exclaimed, grabbing for her handbag. Reaching inside, she dug out a cosmetic case.

Valerie shouted over her shoulder at the cameraman to set up and got to work. She moisture-wiped Caitlin’s face, dabbed on eye shadow, liner, mascara, and a bit of lipstick, backed off and came back armed with a big fluffy brush to add a little blush and a multicolored powder. Looking over her friend, she let out a sigh.

“Is it that bad?” Caitlin demanded her nerves already on edge.

Valerie’s face lit up with a friendly smile. “It’s that good, girlfriend. I’m jealous. If I looked this good after just a few dabs of makeup, I’d be a very happy lady. Now, let’s get this show on the road!”

U.S. Marshal Office, District of Utah, Salt Lake City

Chase Bennett came in from a long day, sat down at his desk and leaned back, shutting his eyes. It had been an exhausting week, and he only had one more day to go. Friday was his last day. He was turning in his badge and become a regular citizen again. He’d earned a retirement package, and he was heading for Henryville, Texas where he’d been raised and where he now planned to return to his roots. The plan was to become a rancher, at least until he finished getting his certification for his commercial pilot’s license and figuring out what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He wasn’t sure how that was going to work out yet, but he was willing to give it a try. He’d had twenty years of working in government services � eight in Marines, Special Operations, and twelve as a U.S. Marshal. At thirty-eight, he’d been in near-death situations three times as a Marine and been shot twice as a Marshal. The first time he’d been shot, it had only been a graze. The last time - eight months earlier - had changed his long-term career path from U.S. Marshal to pretty much anything that didn’t involve being a target. He’d decided he’d given enough of his time to government services, and it was time for a change. He’d given the service plenty of notice, and had been willing to do his best to close out all his open cases. Still, at least one a week, either his partner Blake Ford, or his boss Hank Stubbins, harangued him about staying on.

“Hey,” Blake Ford gave his partner a shove hard enough to make him open his eyes.

“What?” Chase growled.

“Hank wants to see you in his office.”

“Great,” Chase grumbled and got to his feet. “You can fill out a report on Grantree.”

Blake gave him the finger, but he was grinning.

Chase ambled over to his boss’ office and knocked.

“Get in here!” Hank Stubbins yelled from inside his office.

Chase opened the door, and Hank swiveled his computer screen around and called up a bookmark.

Chase didn’t bother to sit down. He stood transfixed, watching the computer screen as Caitlin Foster’s face appeared on it. There was a very tall black newswoman standing beside her, and they were talking about a Wild Mustang Sanctuary, in Patience Hills, Nevada. He stood watching as Caitlin appealed for donations to keep the foundation running.

“What the hell is she doing on the news?” Chase exploded.

“I asked the same question,” Hank said. “That segment was done for the WGB-TV morning news, Reno. It was picked up by the national networks, and it’s been shown on nearly every network nationwide.”

“Why in the hell was she allowed to do that?” Chase demanded.

Hank Stubbins gave one of his best men a hard look. “Calm down, Chase. Caitlin Foster, who is now going by the name of Eugenia Caitlin Randolph, left the Witness Protection Program two years ago.”

“What? Why wasn’t I told?” he demanded.

“For the same reason I wasn’t told,” Hank growled. “It was a Bureau screw-up. She entered the program five years ago and her relocations were compromised three times. Ray Delmond over in the Wisconsin Division told me she said ‘take your program and stick it up your asses,’ and walked out. She signed all the appropriate paperwork and disappeared. Since then, she’s kept a low profile. According to Delmond, they’ve occasionally run a check on her, but she’s kept herself reasonably tucked away. She’s been living in the small town of Kayhill, Nevada. I’ve already contacted the news station in Reno and told them to shred every hint of where she lives and give out no information on her. I’ve left four messages on her cell phone, but she’s not responding.”

“Idiot!” Chase snapped. “Sign me out boss. I’m outta here.”

“You wouldn’t be going to Kayhill would you?” Hank questioned loudly. “She’s out of our jurisdiction since she voluntarily left the program.”

“I’m not leaving her out there to face the Rigoltees alone!” Chase snapped. “I’m going to find her.”

“Then what?” Hank asked. “She doesn’t want our help anymore.”

“First, I’m going to find her. When I do I’m going to bust her ass!” Chase snarled. “She’s under my protection now!” Chase Bennett stormed out of the office.

Hank watched one of his best men storm out the door, picked up the phone and called the Human Resources department. “Linda, stop processing those papers for the release of Marshal Bennett on Friday. Set them aside until I give you a date to process him out, if he processes out at all.” He pulled his computer screen back to its normal position and began working on the forms needed to put Marshal Chase Bennett on protection detail for Caitlin Foster, WITSEC case number 131987.

Chase drove like a bat out of hell to get back to his apartment. Once there, he tossed some clothes into a duffle bag and fired up his work laptop. He downloaded a copy of the two-minute segment of Caitlin and watched it several times while he was waiting to get answers from his list of contacts. Caitlin Foster was more beautiful now at twenty-six than she’d been when he’d known her at twenty-one. She had the look of pure Irish, with porcelain skin and eight small freckles scattered across her nose and cheeks. He was well acquainted with those freckles, having taken the time count them as he’d watched her sleeping beside him. Her eyes were a startling violet. Everyone assumed they were the result of tinted contacts, but he knew they weren’t. She had lush lips and that glorious long red hair, streaked with pure fire. God, he had loved that hair and those lips. Aw, Hell! He’d loved everything about her. He loved her beauty, her spirit, her sexuality and her compact, athletic body. He’d made her his woman, but she hadn’t understood, and he hadn’t had time to explain because he’d had to let her go into the WITSEC program for her safety.

The last time he’d seen her, her appearance had been altered. She’d been a brunette and wearing brown contacts, and the stress of the Rigoltee trial had sucked the life and spirit out of her. From the television interview, it looked liked she’d been revitalized.

His priorities were set. He had to find her, he had to protect her and he had to reclaim her.

* * * * *

Eugenia Caitlin Randolph sat in a back booth of a local bar in Kayhill, NV. It was Friday night, and the place was busier than normal. Her best friend Valerie Hannah had gone to get another round of drinks, and that would take a while because Valerie was a guy magnet. She was a local girl that made good. She was beautiful and would likely be hit on a dozen times before she made it to the bar and back. Caitlin knew her looks drew attention, too, but she had the ability to cast out ‘I am not interested’ vibes. They were real and effective.

Valerie didn’t know it, but tonight was good-bye. Since the sanctuary story had hit the national networks, Caitlin had to move on. Valerie was beyond excited. Her friend was ever hopeful that an offer would come her way for a better job in network broadcasting. That same exposure was the reason Caitlin had to move on and she hated the idea of leaving Kayhill. The tiny town was a professional ghost town, depending heavily on the tourist trade to stay alive, and she loved it. She could work anywhere, but she loved Kayhill. Since the town population was less than two hundred, she knew almost everyone. She called all the residents her friends - the storekeepers, the minister and the everyday people trying to eke out a living. She’d tucked herself into Kayhill two years ago, and it had become home. She would miss it.

“Hey, don’t be looking so sad.” Valerie had returned to set several mixed drinks on the table. “These are from those two guys over there. Nod and smile at them. The guy in the blue shirt says he’s sells insurance - he’s mine. The guy in the white shirt says he’s a car salesman, but his hands say differently. He’s probably a farmer or a cowhand and he’s interested in you. They’re both tourists. Are you interested?”

Caitlin eyes barely flickered in their direction. “Not really.”

Valerie looked over her shoulder and gave the guys a negative shrug. “God, I need to get laid. I need some good, mindless sex. I think you need it worse than me. I don’t think you’ve gone out in what, forever. Probably, not since I left this hole-in-the-wall. At least when I lived here, I’d drag you out occasionally to meet a guy.”

“I don’t do casual sex,” Caitlin said carefully.

“Have you ever had sex at all?” Valerie whispered.

Caitlin laughed. “Of course I have.”

“Then, honey, spill all the details. If I can’t have it, I need to at least hear about it. Did someone break your heart?” Valerie asked wistfully. Caitlin noticed her friend’s eyes were already slightly glassy from drink.

Caitlin took a sip of her drink. Why not? She’d tell her story, and she’d be gone tomorrow, never to see her friend again. She gave a shrug. “I had several sexual encounters in college. They were inexperienced boys, but I was an inexperienced girl. We fumbled around, but it wasn’t anything special. I realized afterward that I really didn’t feel anything for them. It was kind of strange and a little disappointing.”

“Honey, you haven’t met the right guy yet,” Valerie said in a hushed voice.

“Oh, I met him,” Caitlin said softly. “I was twenty-one and he was it. We both knew it the moment we laid eyes on each other. He’s gorgeous. He has the most amazing dark blue eyes. They are as blue as that sapphire on your finger. He’s got light brown hair streaked with blonde, but it’s natural. He’s not the kind of guy that would go to a hair stylist, let alone have streaks put in his hair. He’s six-foot-five, all muscle and big.” She laughed at her friend’s expression. “Big, everywhere,” she repeated and Valerie’s eyes grew large with appreciation. “From the moment we met there was a sexual charge any time we came close to one another.”

“And?” Valerie prompted.

Caitlin took sip of her drink and shrugged. “There were extenuating circumstances at the time that I can’t explain. We only knew each other for nine days. For the first six days, we were never alone, and we were both sexually charged and about to ignite. I’m kind of surprised that no one noticed or the room didn’t explode from spontaneous combustion. Something happened, I don’t know what, and the men he was working with had to go and we were left alone for two days.”

Valerie waited her eyes still wide open and her tongue running along the salty rim of her glass.

“For two days, day and night, we had mind-blowing sex. It was everything you read about, everything you fantasize about. It was orgasmic even when we weren’t having sex. We could be sitting side-by-side talking, and I could feel my body vibrating, straining and craving him and I think he felt the same.”

“Then what happened?”

“Nothing, it was over. We knew it wasn’t possible to be together.”

“He dumped you? Just like that?” Valerie wailed with disappointment.

“Not exactly, but we knew we couldn’t be together,” Caitlin said. “We had to go in different directions and I don’t think it would have worked anyway. We really didn’t know each other beyond the sex. We had one more three-hour period when we were alone. As soon as the door closed, we were stripping each other. We couldn’t get enough of each other. Even as our time ran out, we couldn’t seem to stop. We had to touch and taste and feel each other. Then the phone rang, and we knew our time was over. His men were coming back, and we didn’t want to be caught doing the wild thing, so we simply held each other. That was when he said the craziest thing to me. He said he’d come with me, be with me, but I had to understand something first.”

“What?”

Caitlin leaned over closer to her friend. “He said he was a dominant man.”

“Like kinky stuff?” Valerie whispered back.

Caitlin shrugged. “I don’t know. That’s what I was thinking, and it scared me to death. We never had a private moment after that to talk about it because we had to separate.”

“When you had all that mind-blowing sex did he do anything, you know, like, strange?” Valerie asked.

Caitlin shook her head. “Not that I viewed as strange. Even though it was exciting and mind-blowing, he would ask me before he did anything, and wait for me to agree before he went any further. I think I would have agreed to just about anything he wanted to do. Our connection was amazing.”

“Where is he? I mean have you tried to find him, reconnect with him?”

“No,” Caitlin said. “I think its best left in the past.”

Valerie clinked her glass against her friends and gave a sigh of disappointment. “I still think we both need to get laid.”

Caitlin laughed. “You say the most outrageous things. Do you actually ever do them?”

Her friend took a long slow drink. “I like to think I would, but when I get a chance, like with Mr. Blue Shirt over there who only wants a one night stand � I don’t. He’ll find someone, anyone with the right plumbing will do, and tomorrow he’ll go home to his wife and kids. I like the idea of being wild and uninhibited, but I’m a chicken-shit, same as you. If I can’t find the right guy, I’d rather not have one. It’s only me and my toys and a lot of batteries.”

Caitlin was laughing so hard she almost missed when she tried to clink her glass to Valerie’s. “Here’s to us chicken-shits.”

Later, Valerie dropped Caitlin off at the side door of her building. She rented a small upstairs apartment over a small leather shop.

“Are you sure you don’t want to come in for coffee?”

“I’m fine,” Valerie said with a lazy yawn. “I’m going to stop at the Sinclair Gas station, fuel up and get the largest coffee they sell before I go back to Reno. It’s only a little over a two hour drive. I’ll be home around midnight.”

“It’s closer to three hours, so don’t drive crazy. Get there in one piece.” Caitlin gave her friend a hug and as she watched her drive out, a wave. She watched until the taillights of her friend’s car disappeared in the darkness. It would probably be the last time she’d ever see her.

She took three steps, and felt one strong hand cover her mouth, and another go around her waist and pick her up off her feet. She fought, but her assailant was big and very strong. He dragged her off silently behind the building and didn’t set her down until they were a block away. She promptly kicked backwards, nailing him in the shin as hard as she could.

“Ouch! Are you trying to break my leg?” The low, husky voice brought her head around, and he instantly let go of her.

“Chase?”

“Quiet,” he ordered. “You’re coming with me.”

“No, I’m not,” Caitlin, hissed. “I have to get out of here.”

“That’s what I just said. You were an idiot to hang around this long. The Rigoltees have a man in there waiting for you.”

“Shit!� I wasn’t going up anyway.”

Caitlin felt a large, hard hand smack her on the bottom, and she gasped and jerked around.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?”

“Trying to save your ass,” Chase snapped, bending over and hauling her up and over on his shoulder. “When I’ve got you safe, I’m going to spank it!”

Caitlin wanted to scream, but since he’d already told her that a hired killer was in position to kill her, she clamped her mouth shut. She didn’t fight as Chase Bennett ran full out with her over his shoulder a good quarter of a mile before he stopped in front of her Jeep and dumped her into the passenger seat.

“Buckle up!” Chase said before peeling out of the church parking lot and heading off down rural route NV 305.

Caitlin spent a lot of her time fuming. She had good reflexes. She was attuned to notice what was out of place and when she was being watched, even if it was only a casual interest. Chase Bennett was the only person she knew who could slip under her radar. She could never feel him, and it pissed her off. She didn’t want anyone to be able to slip under her radar, and that was the problem because Chase had slipped way beyond her senses, he’d melted into her being. She didn’t fear him. He was as familiar to her as she was to herself, and he got through. She couldn’t afford for him to do that. His slipping under her radar put him in danger.

They spent a tense hour and a half watching over their shoulders trying to determine if they were being followed. Chase pulled off the road at old-fashioned motel that probably dated back to the 1930’s. There were a series of single cabins set back off the road. The flashing retro neon lights blinked out the name Auto Park and indicated vacancies. Only one of the cabins had a beat-up truck parked in front of it.

Chase went inside, taking Caitlin’s keys with him and leaving her stewing in temper. A few minutes later he reappeared, drove them to the end cabin and parked the Jeep behind the building and out of view from the main road. He unlocked the door and proceeded to carry in her two duffle bags and one smaller one of his, and a computer bag.

She followed him inside the small cabin. There was only one full-sized bed, one chair, one older model TV and a small table with an equally small coffee pot. The bathroom looked like it had been added in the fifties, evidenced by the Pepto Bismol pink plastic tiles and pink commode, sink and tub.

“Long time, no see,” Caitlin said sarcastically before she started demanding answers. “What are you doing here, and why have we stopped? We haven’t put enough distance between us and them yet!”

Chase picked up remote, flipped the television to an old rerun of ‘CHIPS’ and turned up the volume. He turned to face her.

“I know the guy who owns this place. He was in my unit, so we’re safe here. It’s good to see you Caitlin. You’re more beautiful now than you were five years ago.”

Caitlin ignored compliment. “I repeat, what are you doing here? I’m not in the program anymore!”

“That’s why I’m here, you idiot,” Chase exclaimed. “I’m trying to save your life!”

“I’ll save my life,” Caitlin said steadily. “I’ve done it before, I’ll do it now.”

“No,” Chase said shaking his head and advancing on her. “I’m here, and I’m reclaiming what should have been mine for a long time.”

“What the hell are you talking about?” Caitlin demanded.

“I don’t like women swearing,” Chase said softly, dangerously. “I especially don’t like my woman swearing.”

“You’ve gone fucking crazy,” Caitlin exclaimed. “I haven’t seen you in five years, and I am certainly not your woman.”

“You’re mine,” Chase said stepping around her and hooking his arm around her torso and picking her up off the floor. “I don’t like my woman swearing, and I won’t allow her to endanger herself out of foolish bravado. We’ll settle this right now. I’m in charge, Caitlin. Don’t fight me, because it will be a losing battle. We start right now with a well earned spanking for being so foolish!”

Chase sat down on the chair and bent her over his knees, forcing her weight forward, so her bottom was higher, and her body was off balance dangling over his lap.

Caitlin wasn’t an idiot, nor afraid and she wasn’t about to let him hit her. She was going to fight.

Chase grinned, and while holding her in place, unbuttoned her jeans and pulled them down to knees. Caitlin went nuts. She was swinging at him, trying to bite him and swearing like a bar room drunk. Capturing and pinning her wrists, he stroked a hand gently over her tiny lace panties before yanking them down to join the jeans.

“You’ve earned this for sheer stupidity,” Chase said sternly. He brought his large hand down on her small ass with a stinging spank.

“Oh!” Caitlin screamed.

The hand came down again in the same spot, the second smack harder than

Denise on 06/05/2014 06:43am
I really loved this story, and would definitely read more from this author and more about this family. It was nothing about what i thought it would be and not the direction i thought it would take, which was a wonderful surprise. She is one heck of woman, and quite the formidable opponent. I think that had they told her what they were planning at the end of the stakeout, she would never have gone out there, and that she was only going out because she thought one of them was hurt. They should have given her more credit than she got. I also liked how all the dynamics were explained so well in the book. Definitely one of my favorites.
Denise on 06/05/2014 06:43am
I really loved this story, and would definitely read more from this author and more about this family. It was nothing about what i thought it would be and not the direction i thought it would take, which was a wonderful surprise. She is one heck of woman, and quite the formidable opponent. I think that had they told her what they were planning at the end of the stakeout, she would never have gone out there, and that she was only going out because she thought one of them was hurt. They should have given her more credit than she got. I also liked how all the dynamics were explained so well in the book. Definitely one of my favorites.
KatD on 05/19/2014 05:23am
Loved it ..felt real
KatD on 05/19/2014 05:23am
Loved it ..felt real
Caroline on 04/24/2014 12:25pm
Wow! What a good book. This is a full-length, real book, with strong and likeable characters. This book has it all. To steal from some from the reviewers below—they are right--action packed, intrigue, full of plot twists and turns and it can be quite funny at times. It also has spanking, and hot sex, but neither overpowers the overall story. Strong male leads but also strong, and smart female leads too. I loved that Caitlin, was brilliant and not afraid to show her stuff, or speak her mind, but could still show that she was a vulnerable woman that needed to be loved. She kept the two main males leads on their toes every step of the way. Chase was strong in his beliefs and his love for Caitlin, and he wasn’t giving up even though she led him on a merry chase and bruised his ego several times (even if he made her pay for it). Blake and Valerie were also delightful, he in his no nonsense manner and she in her wild and zany shopaholic ways that he had to bring under control. They were hot too!
Caroline on 04/24/2014 12:25pm
Wow! What a good book. This is a full-length, real book, with strong and likeable characters. This book has it all. To steal from some from the reviewers belowthey are right--action packed, intrigue, full of plot twists and turns and it can be quite funny at times. It also has spanking, and hot sex, but neither overpowers the overall story. Strong male leads but also strong, and smart female leads too. I loved that Caitlin, was brilliant and not afraid to show her stuff, or speak her mind, but could still show that she was a vulnerable woman that needed to be loved. She kept the two main males leads on their toes every step of the way. Chase was strong in his beliefs and his love for Caitlin, and he wasn۪t giving up even though she led him on a merry chase and bruised his ego several times (even if he made her pay for it). Blake and Valerie were also delightful, he in his no nonsense manner and she in her wild and zany shopaholic ways that he had to bring under control. They were hot too!
Redrabbitt on 04/14/2014 07:48pm
This story is a full length action packed story with very strong characters. We have Chase who was special ops Marine and after getting out of the service became a US Marshall and his reunion with Caitlin who had been in the witness protection program but had left and was operation on her own. Then comes into play Chase's partner Blake and Caitlin's friend Valerie. We have two dominate males who believe in Domestic Discipline and two strong women who are each pretty self sufficient, especially Caitlin who is a computer programming whiz. This is an excellent story that is full of situations and challenges, including life and death situations. The story keeps you turning the pages to see what will happen next. Both Chase and Caitlin have to overcome her lack of trust issues and to accept his Domestic Discipline lifestyle. Blake and Valerie it is her spending habits that keep her in trouble.
Redrabbitt on 04/14/2014 07:48pm
This story is a full length action packed story with very strong characters. We have Chase who was special ops Marine and after getting out of the service became a US Marshall and his reunion with Caitlin who had been in the witness protection program but had left and was operation on her own. Then comes into play Chase's partner Blake and Caitlin's friend Valerie. We have two dominate males who believe in Domestic Discipline and two strong women who are each pretty self sufficient, especially Caitlin who is a computer programming whiz. This is an excellent story that is full of situations and challenges, including life and death situations. The story keeps you turning the pages to see what will happen next. Both Chase and Caitlin have to overcome her lack of trust issues and to accept his Domestic Discipline lifestyle. Blake and Valerie it is her spending habits that keep her in trouble.
JK on 04/14/2014 05:45pm
What a great novel! This one is full length, full of intrigue, full of plot twists, and has spanking in it! First of all, for me the characters were extremely engaging and interesting. No shrinking violet for a heroine here; Caitlin is extremely smart and more than will to save herself, not leave it to a man to help her. I loved that about her! And Chase is terrific too! He's all alpha male, but without the "caveman" tendencies. They were perfect for each other. Loved the other characters in the story too! This was an excellent read and I can't say enough good things about it!!
JK on 04/14/2014 05:45pm
"What a great novel! This one is full length, full of intrigue, full of plot twists, and has spanking in it! First of all, for me the characters were extremely engaging and interesting. No shrinking violet for a heroine here; Caitlin is extremely smart and more than will to save herself, not leave it to a man to help her. I loved that about her! And Chase is terrific too! He's all alpha male, but without the ""caveman"" tendencies. They were perfect for each other. Loved the other characters in the story too! This was an excellent read and I can't say enough good things about it!!"
Jaycee on 04/13/2014 03:50pm
This contemporary story by Marielle Starr was a wonderful combination of action, intrigue, romance, and family interplay. I just loved Caitlin - not only was she resourceful, brilliant, and resilient, she wasn't afraid to speak her mind and share her views. Chase was strong and formidable in his own right and determined to protect Caitlin, no matter how much she frustrated him. I loved the scenes where she got away from the "experienced marshall"! You could just feel his embarrassment and frustration! The family dynamics were very interesting. I liked how Starr showed a woman who was not sold on the idea of DD and her very valid arguments. I do wish some issues would have been explored a bit more, however. Chase tells Caitlin that she needs to accept him for who he is, or she can walk. Why can't he accept her how she is? Range, Chase's brother, was wrong in his dealings with his son. I loved how Caitlin stood up for the boy and told Range off. I didn't think she deserved any type of punishment for her "tone". I also wonder how many spankings Range's wife received for sticking up for her son. Range was sorry for his actions, but where are HIS consequences? That is an issue that I continue to wonder about. A very interesting, engaging story that I am sure to read again. And I hope we get to read more about this dynamic family.
Jaycee on 04/13/2014 03:50pm
"This contemporary story by Marielle Starr was a wonderful combination of action, intrigue, romance, and family interplay. I just loved Caitlin - not only was she resourceful, brilliant, and resilient, she wasn't afraid to speak her mind and share her views. Chase was strong and formidable in his own right and determined to protect Caitlin, no matter how much she frustrated him. I loved the scenes where she got away from the ""experienced marshall""! You could just feel his embarrassment and frustration! The family dynamics were very interesting. I liked how Starr showed a woman who was not sold on the idea of DD and her very valid arguments. I do wish some issues would have been explored a bit more, however. Chase tells Caitlin that she needs to accept him for who he is, or she can walk. Why can't he accept her how she is? Range, Chase's brother, was wrong in his dealings with his son. I loved how Caitlin stood up for the boy and told Range off. I didn't think she deserved any type of punishment for her ""tone"". I also wonder how many spankings Range's wife received for sticking up for her son. Range was sorry for his actions, but where are HIS consequences? That is an issue that I continue to wonder about. A very interesting, engaging story that I am sure to read again. And I hope we get to read more about this dynamic family."
Patricia Green on 04/11/2014 02:56pm
Although I’d heard of Mariella Starr before, I had never read one of her books. I was impressed by Caitlin’s Conspiracies. The plot was rich, detailed, and intricate. The characters were fun and engaging. Caitlin was plucky, with a bright mind, and her man, Chase, was formidable, but always loving. There were things to think about, too. Starr doesn’t hold back from explaining the how and why of domestic discipline relationships. If you’re into domestic discipline, or are curious about it, Caitlin’s Conspiracies will entertain and enlighten you. It’s a book you can enjoy.
Patricia Green on 04/11/2014 02:56pm
Although I۪d heard of Mariella Starr before, I had never read one of her books. I was impressed by Caitlin۪s Conspiracies. The plot was rich, detailed, and intricate. The characters were fun and engaging. Caitlin was plucky, with a bright mind, and her man, Chase, was formidable, but always loving. There were things to think about, too. Starr doesn۪t hold back from explaining the how and why of domestic discipline relationships. If you۪re into domestic discipline, or are curious about it, Caitlin۪s Conspiracies will entertain and enlighten you. It۪s a book you can enjoy.
Meg on 04/07/2014 08:03pm
I really loved this book. It had it all - great characters in that the women were strong and very capable, especially Caitlin and great alpha males, especially Chase. The plot keeps you very interested as the two main characters struggle against their intense attraction to each other and their strong, differing, opinions about the need for domestic discipline. There is a real plot with twists and turns that keep you guessing. You fall in love with Chase's family and find yourself praying that Caitlin can find it within her heart to give Chase a chance. I loved the length of this book as well. If you like great stories with a plot you can sink your teeth into, this book is a definite for you.
Meg on 04/07/2014 08:03pm
I really loved this book. It had it all - great characters in that the women were strong and very capable, especially Caitlin and great alpha males, especially Chase. The plot keeps you very interested as the two main characters struggle against their intense attraction to each other and their strong, differing, opinions about the need for domestic discipline. There is a real plot with twists and turns that keep you guessing. You fall in love with Chase's family and find yourself praying that Caitlin can find it within her heart to give Chase a chance. I loved the length of this book as well. If you like great stories with a plot you can sink your teeth into, this book is a definite for you.
Kat on 04/07/2014 05:27pm
This book was really good. The female characters are feisty,sassy and fight against being told what to do until the last minute. I especially liked Valerie, Caitlin's fashionista friend. The plot was interesting, fast moving, with lots of action. The length of the book was just right. I had a hard time putting it down! First time reading this author, and will do so again.
Kat on 04/07/2014 05:27pm
This book was really good. The female characters are feisty,sassy and fight against being told what to do until the last minute. I especially liked Valerie, Caitlin's fashionista friend. The plot was interesting, fast moving, with lots of action. The length of the book was just right. I had a hard time putting it down! First time reading this author, and will do so again.
Saoirse on 04/07/2014 04:33pm
This was a great novel that was fun to read. It truely was an exciting love story that happened to involve a dominant male doing his darndest to keep a strong dominant woman safe. There were interesting secondary characters as well, and an abundance of details about the various plot twists. I particularly like Caitlin's lack of interest in Domestic Discipline. A novice tot he subject will get a good introduction to various theories about the practise, but Caitlin didn't ever buy into the theory whole heartedly. What she did do was fall deeply in love with Chase to the point where she wasn't willling to let the difference in ideas with this subject drive her away. I thought that was very realistic for a contemporary story where a woman used to successfully fending for herself isn't easily convinced she should allow herself to be controlled by a man. A good, fun, hot, read!
Saoirse on 04/07/2014 04:33pm
This was a great novel that was fun to read. It truely was an exciting love story that happened to involve a dominant male doing his darndest to keep a strong dominant woman safe. There were interesting secondary characters as well, and an abundance of details about the various plot twists. I particularly like Caitlin's lack of interest in Domestic Discipline. A novice tot he subject will get a good introduction to various theories about the practise, but Caitlin didn't ever buy into the theory whole heartedly. What she did do was fall deeply in love with Chase to the point where she wasn't willling to let the difference in ideas with this subject drive her away. I thought that was very realistic for a contemporary story where a woman used to successfully fending for herself isn't easily convinced she should allow herself to be controlled by a man. A good, fun, hot, read!
SH on 04/07/2014 06:29am
Fantastic story here and oh my, did I love the length of this book! Great plot with danger, twists and turns, action, love and romance. Caitlin is a strong woman who sometimes just doesn't really understand that what she is fighting against is what she needs the most. There is great chemistry between Caitlin and Chase and he is definitely up for the challenge she presents and won't give up easily. I just loved that we were able to meet and read about so many other characters involved in this story, made for a great read. This is one I will definitely read again. Well done!!
SH on 04/07/2014 06:29am
Fantastic story here and oh my, did I love the length of this book! Great plot with danger, twists and turns, action, love and romance. Caitlin is a strong woman who sometimes just doesn't really understand that what she is fighting against is what she needs the most. There is great chemistry between Caitlin and Chase and he is definitely up for the challenge she presents and won't give up easily. I just loved that we were able to meet and read about so many other characters involved in this story, made for a great read. This is one I will definitely read again. Well done!!
Marybeth on 04/05/2014 01:44pm
This is a wonderful story by Mariella Starr! Her female characters are strong. They are not shrinking violets. Caitlin was in the Witness Protection Program for three years and then she told them to shove it and left. She is adept at giving herself new identities and is always ready to run, if needed. She also is a computer wizard. She is known in the computer world as a great programmer. Chase Bennett is the marshal who helped her originally. They had a brief affair and then had to go their separate ways. He has always loved her as she has loved him and he goes to help her. Unfortunately for him, she doesn’t want or need his help. She gets away from him twice and when he finds her again, she finally decides to stay with him. All of the spankings in this book are disciplinary and, WOW, are they hot! She does not accept the spankings from him, she fights until she finally has to give in. But, as she learns more about Chase and his background, she tries to understand his reasoning. This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. The women are not weak; they are strong and more than capable of taking care of themselves. The men are strong alphas who express their love by spanking. There is a HEA, but it is a long and wild ride along the way. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!
Marybeth on 04/05/2014 01:44pm
This is a wonderful story by Mariella Starr! Her female characters are strong. They are not shrinking violets. Caitlin was in the Witness Protection Program for three years and then she told them to shove it and left. She is adept at giving herself new identities and is always ready to run, if needed. She also is a computer wizard. She is known in the computer world as a great programmer. Chase Bennett is the marshal who helped her originally. They had a brief affair and then had to go their separate ways. He has always loved her as she has loved him and he goes to help her. Unfortunately for him, she doesn۪t want or need his help. She gets away from him twice and when he finds her again, she finally decides to stay with him. All of the spankings in this book are disciplinary and, WOW, are they hot! She does not accept the spankings from him, she fights until she finally has to give in. But, as she learns more about Chase and his background, she tries to understand his reasoning. This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. The women are not weak; they are strong and more than capable of taking care of themselves. The men are strong alphas who express their love by spanking. There is a HEA, but it is a long and wild ride along the way. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!
KArc on 04/05/2014 10:00am
I loved this story. It started off slow but quickly picked up. I am sure this is one I will reread. Caitlin witnesses a murder and is put into WITSEC. Her identity is compromised a few times so she ditches WITSEC and for two years keeps herself hidden. When she does a local news piece to raise money for the mustang sanctuary she is working at and it goes national, her cover is compromised again. Not only are the bad guys after her again but WITSEC Agent, Chase is on her doorstep before she can even leave town. Chase is the one that got away. They had a short period of hot monkey sex before consequences separated them. Now, Chase has his heart set on keeping Caitlin, keeping her safe, secure and loved. There is great chemistry between Chase and Caitlin. They struggle to figure out their roles in their relationship but they do it with care for each other. There are so many characters that add so much to this story. I loved Blake and Valerie; their interaction with each other and as Chase and Caitlin's friends. Chase's family was so real and supportive. The help and insight they gave Caitlin was invaluable.
KArc on 04/05/2014 10:00am
I loved this story. It started off slow but quickly picked up. I am sure this is one I will reread. Caitlin witnesses a murder and is put into WITSEC. Her identity is compromised a few times so she ditches WITSEC and for two years keeps herself hidden. When she does a local news piece to raise money for the mustang sanctuary she is working at and it goes national, her cover is compromised again. Not only are the bad guys after her again but WITSEC Agent, Chase is on her doorstep before she can even leave town. Chase is the one that got away. They had a short period of hot monkey sex before consequences separated them. Now, Chase has his heart set on keeping Caitlin, keeping her safe, secure and loved. There is great chemistry between Chase and Caitlin. They struggle to figure out their roles in their relationship but they do it with care for each other. There are so many characters that add so much to this story. I loved Blake and Valerie; their interaction with each other and as Chase and Caitlin's friends. Chase's family was so real and supportive. The help and insight they gave Caitlin was invaluable.
angel on 04/05/2014 06:30am
This is by far the best Action Romance story It filled with romance action and lots of adventure The plot is awesome well written and a great read There is so much inside the pages and to make it Perfect there is a strong Alpha male who knows just what is needed to help his lovely lady and he isn't afraid to take her over his knee or give her some love He is there for her when ever she needs and our heroin is strong and loving and keeps you wondering what will happen next This is one story you do not want to miss Miss Star has out done herself with this story
angel on 04/05/2014 06:30am
This is by far the best Action Romance story It filled with romance action and lots of adventure The plot is awesome well written and a great read There is so much inside the pages and to make it Perfect there is a strong Alpha male who knows just what is needed to help his lovely lady and he isn't afraid to take her over his knee or give her some love He is there for her when ever she needs and our heroin is strong and loving and keeps you wondering what will happen next This is one story you do not want to miss Miss Star has out done herself with this story
Laurel Lasky on 04/04/2014 07:04pm
This was a marvelous thriller, romance and adventure. Caitlin has been on her own after being in a witness protection program that failed her. She met Chase earlier and had an unforgettable night. This was a lengthly novel, which I love with a great plot, nasty politicians, violence, hot sex and a strong man who is not afraid to spank Caitlin when needed.
Laurel Lasky on 04/04/2014 07:04pm
This was a marvelous thriller, romance and adventure. Caitlin has been on her own after being in a witness protection program that failed her. She met Chase earlier and had an unforgettable night. This was a lengthly novel, which I love with a great plot, nasty politicians, violence, hot sex and a strong man who is not afraid to spank Caitlin when needed.

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