Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday Spankings - The cost of Jealousy

Welcome back to Saturday Spankings! This is my last snippet from Cassie’s Influence, the sixth in the Cassie’s Space series. Last week’s snippet showed how outraged Cassie was when a women from the gym came on strong for Tom. 

Tom had given Cassie strict instruction not to contact her in anyway, but Cassie had ignored him and received a serious spanking for it. As Tom said when he’d read the text, “I was trying to keep you away from such mess, that's why I wanted you to stay away from her.” 

This is part of the discussion that followed.


 You're my husband. Doesn't that give me the right to be upset with her? Don't I have a right to fight to keep what's mine? What if some man was all over me like that? Wouldn't you be angry?"

"Yes, girl, I would be angry if that happened and I would take care of it, just as I would have taken care of this situation. It's my place to handle things that upset you. But your behavior has been totally out of proportion."

"Out of proportion? Don't you think it’s normal for a wife to be angry with a woman trying to steal her husband?"

"Cassie, listen to yourself." Tom sighed. Then he asked me, "What if it was our house she wanted? What if she said the house was beautiful, wonderful, and perfect for her and she was going to have it for her own? Suppose she offered us twice what it's worth. Would you be mad? Would you want to beat her up? Or would you just laugh because we both know we would never sell our home regardless of how much she was offering?"

"But she wanted you," I said in a quiet voice.

"And don't you realize that's more ridiculous than if she wanted the house? Cassie, I know some people find jealously flattering. I don't. I find it extremely insulting. That you would think so little of my love and faithfulness to you, hurts me. That you would give a second thought to that woman, hurts me."

"Tom, I never thought for one minute that you’d be unfaithful! You know that," I insisted, totally shocked he would even think such a thing.

"I would assume that's true. But tell me then, why did her adolescent behavior provoke such emotions from you?"

"Honey, it was because … well, she made me mad and …" I couldn't explain it to him. I didn't think telling him, ‘She just pissed me off’, would be something he would understand. Sue would have, but he really wouldn't.


Intentionally or not, Cassie’s influence spreads. Sue’s marriage has improved through Cassie’s influence. However, when Sue’s marriage unexpectedly takes a turn for the worse, Sue pushes for the solution she feels will work, a solution that could put Cassie on a collision course with the ivory brush. 

Allie and Ryan are both feeling influence from Cassie and Tom. Cassie doesn't mean to lead Allie astray - but Allie sees Cassie as a role model. Every adventure, old or new, captures Allie's attention, which increases her desire to be more like her mentor. But for better or worse, Ryan is just as determined to be like Tom. 

Cassie's Influence 

Cassie's Space (book one)   
Cassie's Tale (book two)                       
Cassie on the Move (book three)          
Cassie's River Living (book four)        
Cassie's Conflict (book five)
Cassie's Influence (book six)
Cassie's Ordeal (book seven)
Cassie Corralled (book eight)
Cassie's Road Trip (book nine)
Cassie's Life (book ten)

Paperbacks can be found here

Cal's Law Series:

Cal's Law (book one)
Becoming Family (book two)
Educating Jenny (book three)
Searching for Home (book four)

Corbin's Bend

Returning to Us 


  1. Actually love the way Tom looks at Jealousy. However, I definitely enjoy Cassies protective instincts!

    1. Jealously never even occurs to Tom - he know how in love they are. But yeah, I'm with Cassie!

  2. Love this snippet, PK. I don't blame Cassie for being upset. The other woman was definitely out to grab something that didn't belong to her. Cassie knew Tom would be faithful to her, but that wasn't the point. The point was the woman needed to keep her grubby mitts to herself. Love it.

    1. Absolutely! You just don't suggest doing some things with another woman's husband - and plan on keeping all your teeth!

  3. Love this snippet PK! I too loved Tom's take on jealousy but don't blame Cassie for being angry, though she knew Tom would never be unfaithful.

    Have to agree aleo, telling Tom "she just pissed me off" wouldn't have been a good move lol.


    1. Tom is a true jewel! But it takes another woman to understand that you're just pissed off at times!