Welcome to Saturday Spankings! I’m putting up snippets from Searching for Home, the last in the Cal’s Law series. In today’s snippet, Ryan has just found out that his wife Allie has taken up smoking and he’s not happy. He’s questioning her as to why a lovely, intelligent woman like her would take up such a bad habit.
“Fine!” Allie finally snapped at him. “You want to know? I’m sick and tired of being Little Miss Perfect! I feel dull. It’s not like I want to do everything Cassie and Sue have done over the years, but I love the way they grab life by the balls and shake it! Jenny’s right there with them and I feel like the timid one. I’m usually the one telling them to settle. I’m the ‘voice of reason.’ Well, I’m tired of it! I want to be one of the fun ones, not the girl sitting with her hands folded, behaving just as she should!”
“Damn!” Ryan barked. “Maybe you are stupid! You take up smoking in secret to get yourself in trouble? That makes a hell of a lot of sense. And just how ‘good’ do you think you are? You talked Cassie, Sue and Annie into getting tattoos a few years ago. And …”
“I did not! I …”
“I’m not finished,” Ryan told her. “You’ve been right by Mom’s side nearly every time she’s gotten herself into trouble, since you met her. You got arrested with her for breaking into that hotel last year!”
“We weren’t arrested…” Allie tried to interrupt again.
“And all this smoking mess,” Ryan went on, getting louder and louder, “is it because I don’t get mad enough? Don’t yell enough? Don’t spank you as hard or as often as Dad spanks Mom? I can change that. I can find a ton of things to be picky about. I can spank you every time you blink wrong. Is that the kind of husband you want me to be? I can do it. But if I change, you’ll lose the husband you have now.”
“Ryan, that’s not what I want. I want you just the way you are. Please don’t change anything.”
“I feel the same way, Al. If you turn into Cassie or Sue or Lane or Jenny, then I lose you.
When they try to keep their worries from their protective husbands, they find out what it means to have an alpha man to deal with. After the girls are attacked at work, things seem to go from bad to worse. Taking on adult responsibilities is never easy as they’re finding out the hard way. Good thing they have their older friends, Cassie, Sue, Annie and Lily to fall back on.
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