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By: Shelly Douglas
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Carla Campbell, a successful, dynamic real estate attorney employed by a national firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has always lived a "vanilla" life. Her boyfriend, Dr. Michael Cohen, is a soft spoken, mild mannered therapist, who just so happens to be a strikingly handsome Dominant man. Together, these opposite personalities are in full swing trying to make their new relationship work.

In this second installment of The Author, Michael and Carla recently returned from Richard and Dana McBride's wedding in Hawaii and quickly moved in together. Carla's snappy comebacks and sassy attitude certainly pushed all of Michael's buttons. He loved that she was a strong, intelligent, self-sufficient woman, but worried that her enthusiasm for a DD relationship with him might only be a passing phase. She adored his calm authority, and the passionate gleam in those dark brown eyes turned her on, but wondered what fueled his intense desires. After a long day of supervising staff at the office, his independent girlfriend was expected to hand over control to him - which was easier said than done. Was Carla's disobedience a cry for dominance or a way of controlling those delicious bare-bottom spankings she was receiving on a regular basis?

This novella contains highly charged erotic material, the consensual spanking of an adult woman, anal play, voyeurism and medical play.

Michael Cohen and his girlfriend, Carla Campbell, drove quietly back home on snow-covered roads after visiting their friends, Dana and Richard McBride.� For the first time in many years, Dana had a desire to decorate for the holidays and asked her best friend to be a part of the festivities.� Unfortunately, Carla was not in a merry mindset that evening, and most of her comments had been sarcastic and biting.� Needless to say, her mood did not sit well with Michael.

“Are you going to speak to me, or am I going to get the silent treatment all the way home?” Carla’s arms were crossed and her tone was defiant.

Michael didn’t take his eyes off the road.� “If I were you, young lady, I wouldn’t try my patience any more than you already have.”

“I didn’t have a great day at the office.� Can my boyfriend, the therapist, ever cut me a break?”

“You know very well that Dana was looking forward to kicking off the Christmas holiday with us.� You couldn’t have put yourself in a pleasant mood for her sake?”� Michael parked the car and gently cupped Carla’s chin in his hand.

“Come on � lighten up, Mike. I apologized to her and Richard before we left.” Carla paused, her eyes wide. “Wait a minute � you’re going to punish me, aren’t you?”� They both knew the question was rhetorical as she looked into his warm, dark brown eyes.

“Let’s go in the house and talk.” He slowly disconnected his seatbelt, opened the car door and motioned for her to do the same.

Michael helped Carla remove her coat and hung it up in the closet.� “I’m going to sit in the den and take a deep breath.� You, on the other hand, are going upstairs to shed your clothes, including your panties, and change into a short nightgown.� Use the bathroom if you have to and brush your teeth because after your spanking� you will be going straight to bed.� Have I made myself clear?”

“What happened to our talk?” Carla asked snidely, placing both hands on her hips.

“Oh, we’re going to have that talk, my love � while you’re over my knee,” he answered calmly.� “You aren’t thinking of making it worse for yourself, are you?”

“No, sir.”� She ascended the stairs with her head down in an attempt to hide her rolling eyes and entered the bedroom, where she begrudgingly shed her clothes and panties.� As Michael rounded the corner upstairs, she quickly slipped into her white cotton nightie.

He walked into the room, shook his head and sat down next to her on the bed.

“Dana is your best friend, and you know how important this party was to her.� I understand you had issues at work today, but your insolent behavior tonight was unacceptable.� You acted like a brat all evening, and you know exactly how l will deal with such a disrespectful display.” His calm and steady voice was well-practiced.�

Carla turned her head and sighed -� the perfect imitation of a bored teenager.

“You’re such an intelligent woman, yet it seems you aren’t processing important information today.� Maybe a new position will help you concentrate.”

She shrugged her shoulders.

Michael helped Carla get settled over his lap and smoothed the back of her nightgown.� Paying attention to detail, he pulled the fabric underneath so that it clung to the outline of her muscular, round bottom.

Without warning, he sharply smacked both cheeks several times, causing her to wince and jump with each contact before trying to escape his grasp.

“Stay in position Carla,” he said softly as he lifted the nightgown to expose her very pink behind.� “Since you asked for conversation � let’s have one, shall we?”� Each word was punctuated with a crisp, loud crack, similar to a toy cap gun being shot in an empty room.� “When you behave like a spoiled child, you will be taken over my knee and given a good spanking.� Is that clear, young lady?”� Michael’s hand continued to meet dead-on with her tender, bare bottom as his tone remained soft and even.

“Yes, sir,” she managed, her voice trembling.

“You used language tonight - that I never, ever want to hear again.� Is that understood?”

“Yes,” she whined.

“Excuse me?” His hand rested on her rosy backside.

“Yes, sir.”

“Push your bottom up, Carla.”

“Please, I’m sorry,” she wailed as she complied with his instructions, receiving two more smacks on the sensitive skin underneath each vibrant pink cheek.

“I just need to make sure you understand why you’re sorry.” He tenderly ran his hand through her thick, wavy blonde hair before twirling it around his fingers.

“I was a brat � and disrespectful to you and everyone else � and I’m sorry, Michael,” she sobbed and looked over her shoulder with teary eyes.

He smoothed his hand over her warm flesh, pulled her nightgown down. As he helped her up, he readjusted his crotch.� “Sit on my lap, sweetie.”

Carla cried in his arms and mumbled through her tears.� “I’m so sorry.� I won’t ever act like that again, I promise.”

“Good girl,” he whispered and kissed her on the top of her head.

Michael helped her off his lap and pulled back the soft down duvet.� “You will go straight to bed now, Carla.”� His demeanor remained gentle as he tucked her in and placed a kiss on her small, red nose.� “I’ll be up in a little while.”

Carla sniffed as she gently rolled onto her side.� He turned out the lights, sighed and closed the door.�

In the dark room, a brilliant smile illuminated her tired face.

*****

“Carla certainly was snippy this evening.”� Richard applied a playful swat to Dana’s rear with a kitchen towel as they exited the kitchen.

“She had a bad day at work.� Her office can be a real zoo, sometimes.” Dana quickly came to her friend’s defense.

“If you’d spoken to me in that tone, your nose would’ve been glued to the corner of our bedroom.” Richard pointed upstairs and raised an eyebrow.

“I wouldn’t want to be in her high heels right now.� The steam rising from the top of Michael’s head was pretty evident as they walked out the door.”� She paused.� “Richard, I’m still a little charged from this evening and want to work for a while, if you don’t mind.”

“Far be it from me to stop your creative juices.� But don’t stay up too late - I don’t want to have to deal with a cranky little girl tomorrow.”� Richard kissed Dana on the forehead, and he and Floyd climbed the stairs to their bedroom.�

Dana closed the door to the den.� Usually, a novel of hers would wrap in ninety days, but having Richard around full time was a distraction.� She wasn’t complaining, though.� Their relationship had encouraged a whole new creative writing experience for her; now she penned books from experience, rather than fantasy.�

Slender fingertips raced across the keyboard of the laptop, her mind was focused.

Bradley Caine moved to New York City right out of college and landed a job as a professional model.� Although he’d been blessed by an early success, modeling jobs were becoming less frequent as he reached the age of thirty.� Brad never had trouble attracting women, and his latest love interest who also made her living as a model, was just one in a long line of many girlfriends over the years.� As a Dominant man, he’d been having trouble finding just the right woman, which was why most of his affairs were short lived.

Kristin was different from many of the co-workers that he’d dated.� There was something mysterious about her.� She’d pushed back from his initial advance and, for the first time in his life, he had to be the one pursuing.

Dana struggled with the storyline.� Brad hadn’t revealed his dominance to Kristin and wondered if she, too, might be interested in his lifestyle.� It was important that he wait for the right moment.�

Did she want them to play a game of cat and mouse or be honest with each other?� Dana stared at the screen.� What would her readers want?� There were so many e-books to choose from; she needed hers to stand out from the crowd.� Suddenly, she was startled. �Richard’s strong arms were lovingly wrapped around her.�

“Dana, you need to get some sleep, darlin’.� You’ve been at this for a couple of hours.”

“Please, I’m about to have a breakthrough.� All I need is just a little more time.”

Richard shook his finger in warning as he walked away.� “I’m not going to argue with you.� But you know what a lack of sleep will do to you and how I’ll react.”

Dana returned to her laptop.�

Brad asked Kristin to go away for the weekend.� He was surprised she’d agreed to go and decided to make a reservation quickly before she changed her mind.� Immediately, he rented a car to drive up to a bed and breakfast in Connecticut.� He had only requested one room, which was a bit presumptuous, but decided to cross that bridge when they got there.� Truthfully, he worried about how much of himself to reveal that weekend.� Would she accept him for who he was?� Why was he so intrigued by her?� He hoped that this trip would shed light on many questions that still needed answers.

Dana slowly closed up her laptop.� She wanted to sleep on what was about to happen next in her book.� The weekend at the B&B would be explosive.� She had an idea of where she was going, but liked to travel one chapter at a time.

As quiet as a Kitten, she slinked upstairs and undressed herself.� In minutes, she was in bed and snuggled up close to Richard.�

“Do you have it all figured out?” he whispered as she rubbed her face on his cheek, inhaling her favorite scent.

“Mmm hmm, and someone’s life is about to take on an exciting new twist,” she purred in his ear.

He nibbled her neck and pulled her panties down caressing and teasing the smooth cleft of her ass.� His cock was rising quickly and scanned the area for attention.

“I have to wonder if you’re still worried about my lack of sleep, because your ‘friend’ doesn’t seem a bit concerned,” she teased as he spanked her sexy bottom in response.


CAT AND MOUSE

“Why would an intelligent, grown woman behave the way you did last night?” Michael asked as he brought two steaming mugs of coffee to the table.

Carla tried to keep her glossy lips in a straight line as she reached for her cup and gingerly sat down.� “What do you mean, Dr. Cohen?”

“You know exactly what I mean, you little minx.� I hear there’s a casting call for a sequel to ‘The Brat Begged for a Bare Bottom Spanking’.� Do you want to ring Mr. Spielberg’s secretary or should I?”� He waved his cell phone in the air smiling.

“I don’t think he produces that kind of movie, dear.� Aren’t you going to be late for your first patient?” Carla casually checked her watch, hoping the conversation was coming to a close.

“Thanks for your concern, but I have plenty of time.� Was your stress level at the office really that high yesterday, or am I not giving you enough attention?” He passed her the cream and sweetener.

“I don’t know if I can put my feelings into words, Michael.”

“You certainly didn’t need to say anything last night, it was written all over your face.� I must admit; you did play a convincing brat.”

She put her hands up to her cheeks.� “Oh for God’s sake. Was it that obvious?”

“I’m forty-two, Carla - way too old to be playing games.”

“Are you asking me to have a conversation with you about my fantasies?” A beautiful shade of red was rising from her neck.

“This is not one of Dana’s romance books we’re talking about.� This is real life, our life.� I would like to hear about your needs.”

“Can I make an appointment and lie on your couch later?” She crossed her eyes and took a sip from her mug.

He got up from the table and walked to the back of her chair.� “You want more rules, don’t you?” He gently kissed the crown of her head, inhaling her fresh botanical scent.

She didn’t move a muscle.� A deer caught in headlights would have looked more relaxed.

“I’m happy to oblige, my love.� But you aren’t going to be the one in charge; that status you must leave at the office.� My dominance will not be in your control, anymore.” He slowly moved her blonde hair to the side and kissed the nape of her neck.

She savored the chill that ran down her back and then turned to face him.

“Well, is this what you want, Carla?”� There was a dark edge to his voice that matched the color of his eyes.

“Yes, sir,” she whispered in a hushed tone.

He stooped to her eye level.� “Come straight home after work.� I expect to see you sitting at this table no later than six o’clock.”� Collecting his thoughts, he traced the line of her jaw with his finger.� “Do I need to tell you what will happen if you’re late?”

Carla slowly shook her head.

“And just so there’s no confusion, the next time you act like a brat, you will yearn for the day when I bent you over this knee and spanked you with my hand.” He tilted his head and winked.

He must stop using that word, she mused as her pussy clenched.

*****

“Dana Michele McBride, you need to rise and shine.”

She rolled over.� It took a moment for her head to clear.

“What time is it?” she mumbled.

Richard looked at his watch.� “I knew you shouldn’t have stayed up so late.” His arms crossed impatiently.

Dana rubbed her eyes and hoped Richard would leave without much more of afuss.� She had a long day ahead of her.� Floyd wanted some exercise, there was work to be done for the newspaper, and last but not least, she hoped to make a dent in her new novel.

“Richard, I’m sorry; I’ll get a move on.� But don’t you want to snuggle before you head off?”� Dana asked coyly.

“As much as I would like to take you up on that offer, I need to get to a meeting that starts in a half hour.”� Richard bent over, gave her a peck on the lips and rushed out the bedroom door.�

Dana rested her head one more time to gather her thoughts.� As much as she wanted to roll back over, she knew there wasn’t time.� If she hustled, maybe she could run on the treadmill for an hour.� That always helped her focus.� She put on some sweats and dragged Floyd downstairs to feed him, which never took more than thirty seconds.

Moments later they were out the door for their daily walk.� Because it was such a beautiful, crisp morning, they took their time getting around the block.� Of course, one can only go so fast with a dog like Floyd.� The walk was just enough to get Dana’s juices flowing, so as soon as they returned home, she jumped on the treadmill.� The exercise was stimulating; it gave her time to think more about her book and what she was going to write next.� Richard would have been proud since he was always preaching about living a healthier lifestyle.� She would just omit the fact that she hadn’t eaten any breakfast.�

Dana quickly showered, dressed, brewed a pot of coffee and sat down in front of her laptop.� Floyd flopped down and fell fast asleep at her feet.

Dana had a newspaper article due that afternoon, and as she pecked away at a review of the Home and Garden Show that was currently being held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center she wondered if anything could be more boring.� She tried to add some flair to the piece, but knew if she did, the editor would just chop it up and spit it back at her.� She labored away for an hour and sent it to the office for review.� Now she could get on with the exciting work -� her book.

She knew the next scene at the B& B had to be steamy and different from what she’d written in the past.� Being repetitive was tedious, and she wanted her followers to enjoy new twists and turns in the storyline.� What she needed were new ideas that would capture their fantasies.�

Brad picked up Kristin late in the afternoon.� The traffic out of New York City was always difficult to deal with, particularly on a Friday.� The conversation had been downright uneventful, and much to Brad’s surprise, the subject of sleeping arrangements never came up.� That was certainly a hopeful sign.� He had selected a B&B that sat right on the harbor, and they arrived in Niantic just before dinner.�

A middle-aged couple was behind the front desk as they entered through the front door.� The owners introduced themselves as the Wrights and were as friendly as they could be.� Much to Brad’s delight, Kristin asked if they could have a room with a view over the harbor.� The availability of a room with a king-size bed was music to his ears.

They took the elevator up three floors to their room.� As advertised, the room was down at the end of a hallway, and it had a large glass front that overlooked the harbor.� Kristin threw her arms around his neck when they got into the room exclaiming how romantic it was.

Well, Bradley Caine, I think your good fortune is just beginning, Dana thought as the aroma of coffee beckoned from the kitchen.

*****

“Dana, what are you doing for lunch?” Carla’s tone was rushed as she put her cell phone on speaker.

Dana looked at her watch and sighed.� “Well, I guess I’m going to eat a cup of delicious Greek yogurt,” she joked as she continued to type.

“Can you meet me for lunch downtown in about thirty minutes?� I need to see you.” Carla tapped her fingers on the desk.

“Okay, sure.� Hey, what’s going on, Carla?� You haven’t been your usual jovial self.”

“How about the eatery we went to the last time� - the one on Grant Street.� Is that okay?”

“Sure, that’s fine.”

“Thanks.�� See you in thirty.”� Carla put her cell phone in her bag, and reclined in the leather chair at her desk.

A half an hour later arrived at the food court and scanned the tables for her friend.� Carla was sitting alone with her arms crossed.

“Uh oh.� Are you going to spill your guts now, or should we eat first?” Dana asked as she took off her jacket.

“I actually don’t feel like eating, but I will for your sake.”� Carla shrugged as she threw her coat over a chair.� They headed straight to the counter and ordered their usual favorite salads.� When they returned to the table, there was an awkward silence.

Dana cleared her throat.� “Are we going to have a conversation, or am I going to have to conduct this like an interview?”

Carla bit her lip.� “First, let me apologize again for my behavior last night.� You know how I love you guys, and this holiday will be your best ever.� Michael and I very much want to be a part of your happiness.”

“Just for the record, you’ve already submitted an apology and it was accepted.� So, once again, I feel the need to ask what’s going on Carla?� This isn’t like you.” Dana moved her salad around the plate, obviously not intending to eat it.

“Stop playing with your food, Dana.� Did you eat breakfast this morning?� You know how Richard hates when you skip �”

Dana held her hand up.� “I see you’re still bossy, so that’s comforting.”

“Yes, well that’s part of the problem.”� Carla shook her head.� “Dana, I would love to be a submissive for Michael.� It’s no secret that he wants it, and part of me does too, but I don’t know that I’m capable.� We’re talking about a thirty-five-year-old woman who’s used to running the show.� How can I be responsible for a large staff at work all day and then be taken over a knee for coming home a little late?” She lowered her voice, looking around to make sure no one heard her last words.

“Not that I’m judging, but just to be clear, what the hell happened last night?”� Dana took a small bite of her salad.

“Well, I did have a crazy day at the office and needed a release.� I knew ‘the brat personality’ would get Michael’s juices flowing and seized the opportunity to challenge him.� It was like playing a scene, and we carried it to the end of the night.� I have to admit, it was kind of fun for both of us.� But, of course, you know him; we just had to discuss it this morning.”

Dana stopped chewing.� “He is a therapist.”

“Yeah, I’ve heard.” Carla ran a hand through her wavy hair.

“Jesus, Carla.� You aren’t going to stop there, are you?”

“Dana, do you know why his marriage ended?” Carla took a sip of her Diet Coke and swallowed hard.

“No, but you better tell me right now.”

“After five years, his wife decided she didn’t want to be a submissive anymore.� According to Michael she, too, was a professional and thought it would be wonderful to be taken care of when she got home from work.� But eventually, Lilly tired of her new role and asked for a divorce.”

“So, that’s why he’s been careful with you.� Now I understand.” Dana slowly nodded.

“Yes, and I pushed him last night.� I did it on purpose, and he knew it.� This morning, he asked me if I wanted� more rules.”

Dana leaned forward.� “You know him better than I do, but I’m sensing he’s even more strict that Richard.� Am I right?”

“Dana, there’s a dark edge to Richard personality that I never saw before.� He doesn’t talk much about his background, but important information is there; I can feel it.”

“He’s so sweet and gentle.� What exactly do you mean by dark?” Dana folded her hands and leaned on the table.

“He’s the most even-tempered man I know.� Last night, he spanked me hard and put me to bed, but it didn’t feel � wrong.� The way he did it, seemed very right.� He’s so good for me.”

“You aren’t answering my question.”

Carla shrugged.� “It’s just a feeling I get.� There’s something about him being in control, something about the gleam in those dark brown eyes.� I can’t describe it.� Am I making any sense?”

“No.� But the important question is, are you okay with it?� Is he scaring you?”

“Dana, he’s turning me on. That’s the scary part.”� She crossed her arms and raised an eyebrow.

*****

Michael was having a difficult time keeping his head in the game.� He’d seen three patients that morning, but most of his attention had been focused on Carla.�

He could spend many years trying to figure her out. She was such a complicated woman.� But he loved a good challenge.� In fact, it was her strength and self-assurance that he had found attractive in the first place.� He liked her intelligence, unpredictability and humor; he even enjoyed when she crossed the line.� But if the relationship was going to work, their roles needed to be defined.

In all fairness, he hadn’t opened up totally to her either.� He knew there was enough baggage in the recesses of his mind to start up a luggage store.� Pondering those thoughts, he wondered how his honesty would affect their relationship.� It was becoming evident that she was sensing there was another layer to him that he hadn’t revealed.� He wanted to fill her in on his background, but it was just too soon.�

“Doctor, are you listening to me?”�

Michael shook his head and cleared his mind.� “Yes, I’m sorry.� I drifted off for a moment. Please return to what you were saying.”

Self analysis wasn’t one of Michael’s strong suits.� Sometimes even the best therapists needed help, too.� His friend Jason practiced in the same building, so it was easy to stop by for an occasional tune-up.� The fact that he was dwelling on his past meant it was probably time to go see his buddy.�

“Doctor, what do you think about that?” his patient asked.

He looked at the clock on the wall, and luckily, it was the end of his patient’s time.� “Let me give your last statement some thought, and we’ll start there next week.”

He shook hands with his patient, relieved that he had the next hour open.� Without hesitating, he picked up the phone and punched in the numbers.�

“Jason, are you free right now?� I could use some of your expert counseling.”

*****

Michael sat in the spacious waiting area checking his smart phone, as Jason opened the door to his office.

“Michael, it’s always good to see you.� Please come in and have a seat.”

Jason’s assistant sat at her desk and smiled as the heavy door closed behind them.

The two men took a seat on opposite ends of the couch.� Michael looked over at Jason and sighed.� “I appreciate you giving me an opportunity to visit on such short notice.”

“We’re friends, Michael.� I’d do anything for you.”

“I’ve always tried to keep my ‘iron box’ stored safely away.� But now I have a girlfriend �”

“We’re talking about Carla, of course.”

“Yes.� We all need to have dinner together sometime.� I think Jennifer and Carla would get along great.”

Jason smiled.

“The two of them could talk about legal matters all night.� Every once in a while, they might let us throw an opinion on the fire,” he joked.� “Jennifer practices criminal law, right?”

“That’s right, and if I remember correctly, Carla practices real estate law.”

Michael nodded.

“But we’re not here to talk about our women, are we?”

“Jason, we’re both Dominant males.� And I know the popular discussion today is nature vs. nurture when the talk moves into the direction of where our need to be the Dominant or submissive originated.”

“Not everyone agrees on the answer to that question.� We’re all wired differently.”

“Well, that’s my worry lately.� I think my wiring could be faulty.”

“Michael, I’m not sure I understand.� You’re the most grounded person I know.

“That’s because you don’t know about my family.”

Jason moved closer on the couch and spoke in a soft voice.� “Since when did you start worrying about your background?”

“Since I fell in love again and want to be the head of our household.”

“Why don’t you start by telling me about your family?”

Michael looked at his watch.� “I don’t think we have time to get into that right now, Jason.� I have an appointment in a half an hour.”

“Your office is only upstairs.� We have at least fifteen minutes for you to get started �”

“I’m going to need a lot more time than that, my friend.”

Betty on 11/02/2014 04:50pm
Another great read that is romantic and erotic by Shelly Douglas.This sequel gives you more of Dana and Richard while their friends Carla and Michael’s relationship blossoms. Carla is offered a high position with the Govenor and needs to decide whether to move to Harrisburg. Their love is tested by a few differents obstacles. I loved that there were multiple story lines which held my interest. The excerpts from Dana’s book were very hot! Loved the spanking, and both anal, and oral sex. Great read!
Betty on 11/02/2014 04:50pm
Another great read that is romantic and erotic by Shelly Douglas.This sequel gives you more of Dana and Richard while their friends Carla and Michael۪s relationship blossoms. Carla is offered a high position with the Govenor and needs to decide whether to move to Harrisburg. Their love is tested by a few differents obstacles. I loved that there were multiple story lines which held my interest. The excerpts from Dana۪s book were very hot! Loved the spanking, and both anal, and oral sex. Great read!
JK on 10/26/2014 04:52pm
This was a really good sequel! I love it when the sequel can be a stand alone book as well. We get to hear more about the original characters as we learn about the new ones. There seemed to be plenty of love, romance, spankings and other little elements in this book, I just wish it had been a little longer. Seemed to end a bit too quick for me.
JK on 10/26/2014 04:52pm
This was a really good sequel! I love it when the sequel can be a stand alone book as well. We get to hear more about the original characters as we learn about the new ones. There seemed to be plenty of love, romance, spankings and other little elements in this book, I just wish it had been a little longer. Seemed to end a bit too quick for me.
Marybeth on 10/21/2014 07:11pm
This is the continuing story of Richard and Dana. We also learn about their friends, Michael and Carla. Dana is writing a book and she researches the topic with her husband. There is D/d, spanking, ageplay and other wonderful topics in this story. We learn a lot more about Dana’s friend Carla in this book. Carla is going to marry Michael, but his Jewish family are not happy with the thought. Of course, everyone has a HEA, but the journey is what’s exciting to read about. I like how the author describes how Richard and Dana are so adventuresome in this story. They try a little bit of anything. Carla and Michael have to get past his family’s objections. I give this story 4 stars.
Marybeth on 10/21/2014 07:11pm
This is the continuing story of Richard and Dana. We also learn about their friends, Michael and Carla. Dana is writing a book and she researches the topic with her husband. There is D/d, spanking, ageplay and other wonderful topics in this story. We learn a lot more about Dana۪s friend Carla in this book. Carla is going to marry Michael, but his Jewish family are not happy with the thought. Of course, everyone has a HEA, but the journey is what۪s exciting to read about. I like how the author describes how Richard and Dana are so adventuresome in this story. They try a little bit of anything. Carla and Michael have to get past his family۪s objections. I give this story 4 stars.
Meg on 10/14/2014 01:51pm
Dana and Richard share a marriage that includes DD and some occasional age-play elements. Their best friends, Carla and Michael, are now living together and beginning their dynamic of a DD and BDSM lifestyle. Michael’s family isn’t too happy when he announces he wishes to wed Carla since she isn’t Jewish. Despite initial misgivings, everything turns out in the end. This is the second book of a series in which Dana, an erotica author, explores her fantasies through her books with the intention of having her husband read them and discern that she wishes to explore her sexuality even deeper. Carla discovers that she is more fulfilled allowing Michael to be the only HOH in their lives and knows that Michael’s love and guidance is all she really needs. There are several spanking scenes as well as some sexual scenes. This is a short, easy read that I enjoyed. I did find the ending rather abrupt and found it a bit rushed feeling.
Meg on 10/14/2014 01:51pm
Dana and Richard share a marriage that includes DD and some occasional age-play elements. Their best friends, Carla and Michael, are now living together and beginning their dynamic of a DD and BDSM lifestyle. Michael۪s family isn۪t too happy when he announces he wishes to wed Carla since she isn۪t Jewish. Despite initial misgivings, everything turns out in the end. This is the second book of a series in which Dana, an erotica author, explores her fantasies through her books with the intention of having her husband read them and discern that she wishes to explore her sexuality even deeper. Carla discovers that she is more fulfilled allowing Michael to be the only HOH in their lives and knows that Michael۪s love and guidance is all she really needs. There are several spanking scenes as well as some sexual scenes. This is a short, easy read that I enjoyed. I did find the ending rather abrupt and found it a bit rushed feeling.
Pearl34 on 10/13/2014 05:57am
If you are a fan of Shelly Douglas, you will not be disappointed with this sequel. It has all the sex, role play, and love with the poignancy that Shelly Douglas is known for. It is great getting to know the characters more intimately, a trademark of a Shelly Douglas sequel.
Pearl34 on 10/13/2014 05:57am
If you are a fan of Shelly Douglas, you will not be disappointed with this sequel. It has all the sex, role play, and love with the poignancy that Shelly Douglas is known for. It is great getting to know the characters more intimately, a trademark of a Shelly Douglas sequel.
Katy Beth McKee on 10/12/2014 03:07pm
We still get to spend time with Dana and Richard but this time we get to focus on Dana's friends Carla and Michael. We also get glimpse of Dana's new book interspersed through the story. I really loved the main focus of Carla and Michael and the way they have so much to work through in their relationship not just with each other but also with their family. For me I found the book glimpse to get in the way of the story just and bit and that is what lowered my rating from to 4 instead of 5.
Katy Beth McKee on 10/12/2014 03:07pm
We still get to spend time with Dana and Richard but this time we get to focus on Dana's friends Carla and Michael. We also get glimpse of Dana's new book interspersed through the story. I really loved the main focus of Carla and Michael and the way they have so much to work through in their relationship not just with each other but also with their family. For me I found the book glimpse to get in the way of the story just and bit and that is what lowered my rating from to 4 instead of 5.
K Tyler on 10/09/2014 10:42pm
I was so happy to have another Shelly Douglas book to read. I’ve never been disappointed in her books. This was the story of Carla a high power real estate attorney who falls for a Michael who is a train psychologist who had a failed marriage because his wife decided she no longer wanted a DD relationship. Then he finds Carla who together they develop the type of relationship they both want but fear acceptance from their individual families. No fear, Carla’s best friend Dana who is in the lifestyle and writes novellas about the subject dabbles at reconciliation at the expense of her backside but decides her friend is worth it. The two get into trouble with respective partners and but cements the love and commitment they have for each other in the process
K Tyler on 10/09/2014 10:42pm
I was so happy to have another Shelly Douglas book to read. I۪ve never been disappointed in her books. This was the story of Carla a high power real estate attorney who falls for a Michael who is a train psychologist who had a failed marriage because his wife decided she no longer wanted a DD relationship. Then he finds Carla who together they develop the type of relationship they both want but fear acceptance from their individual families. No fear, Carla۪s best friend Dana who is in the lifestyle and writes novellas about the subject dabbles at reconciliation at the expense of her backside but decides her friend is worth it. The two get into trouble with respective partners and but cements the love and commitment they have for each other in the process
Redrabbitt on 10/09/2014 06:57pm
This story continues from The Author, but can read as a standalone story. Once again, it covers two couples, newlyweds, Richard and Dana McBride and their friends, Dr. Michael Cohen and Carla Campbell. The story is strong on both couples and their domestic discipline, D/s lifestyles and situations affecting them including family issues of religious differences. The story has explicit sex scenes, consensual spankings, voyeurism, anal play, medical play, age-play, but also adds BDSM elements and ménage scene written by the author for her latest erotic book. It also has a HEA ending.
Redrabbitt on 10/09/2014 06:57pm
This story continues from The Author, but can read as a standalone story. Once again, it covers two couples, newlyweds, Richard and Dana McBride and their friends, Dr. Michael Cohen and Carla Campbell. The story is strong on both couples and their domestic discipline, D/s lifestyles and situations affecting them including family issues of religious differences. The story has explicit sex scenes, consensual spankings, voyeurism, anal play, medical play, age-play, but also adds BDSM elements and m̩nage scene written by the author for her latest erotic book. It also has a HEA ending.
Laurel Lasky on 10/09/2014 05:04pm
This was a very sweet story. Its a standalone story but you can read the Author which has some of the same characters and is also a stand alone. Two interesting characters who complicated each other. Mild DD and some oral and anal sex. Romance and love with a HEA. A good read.
Laurel Lasky on 10/09/2014 05:04pm
This was a very sweet story. Its a standalone story but you can read the Author which has some of the same characters and is also a stand alone. Two interesting characters who complicated each other. Mild DD and some oral and anal sex. Romance and love with a HEA. A good read.
SL on 10/09/2014 02:49pm
3 ½ - 4 stars. On the whole I liked the book. There were some areas that seemed out of place or didn’t need to be a part of the story. It was a love story with a happy ending. This is kind of a spinoff from book 1, The Author. It is a standalone through. There is minimal age play. There is anal play and anal and oral sex as well as sex before marriage. The spankings are light and mostly by hand. I didn’t buy that this was really D/s or D/D. The characters were doing their own version I guess. Dana never obeyed and Carla even less so. Their men let them get away with it without much fuss. It was a cute read about two people falling in love and getting married with steamy sex and spankings.
SL on 10/09/2014 02:49pm
3 _ - 4 stars. On the whole I liked the book. There were some areas that seemed out of place or didn۪t need to be a part of the story. It was a love story with a happy ending. This is kind of a spinoff from book 1, The Author. It is a standalone through. There is minimal age play. There is anal play and anal and oral sex as well as sex before marriage. The spankings are light and mostly by hand. I didn۪t buy that this was really D/s or D/D. The characters were doing their own version I guess. Dana never obeyed and Carla even less so. Their men let them get away with it without much fuss. It was a cute read about two people falling in love and getting married with steamy sex and spankings.

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