Kelly stood at the kitchen counter staring at the champagne bottle with indecision. What she’d contrived as a harmless indulgence a few minutes ago seemed like a much more severe offense now. Especially since Jim had added trust into the mix. Though he hadn’t come out and said it directly, he implied if she poured anything other than Ginger Ale into their glasses, she’d be violating his confidence. So, now what?
She still thought his edict of no champagne was overly strict, but the notion of deliberately damaging his belief in her didn’t sit well, either. She wasn’t naïve enough to think he hadn’t chosen his words on purpose, or that he didn’t suspect what she intended to do. The question was whether she’d really be betraying him if she followed through with her plan.
Why do things need to be so difficult? She walked over to the doorway. “Jim, could you come in here for a moment, please?”
He strode over and reached out to put his arms loosely about her hips. “Feelin’ guilty?” he inquired with an arched eyebrow.
She nodded, fighting a stupid urge to cry. “You did that deliberately, didn’t you?”
“What do you think?”
At least he didn’t try to play innocent. “I think you aren’t playing fair. It’s New Year’s,” she protested.
“Yeah. I know. And I also know you’d like to party a bit more than I want you to. The decision is yours, Kelly, just as it has always been.”
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About A Naughty New Year
Kelly Evans is nearly six months pregnant when her Dom husband, Jim, suggests they invite their closest friends over for a private New Year’s Eve party. Just a friendly get together, nothing kinky, and no champagne for either of the girls, since Kelly’s friend, Tiffany, was already a month along further than she. Given it’s New Year’s Eve, Kelly feels Jim’s no-champagne edict isn’t fair, but Jim warns her if she goes against his wishes, she will be punished. Though Kelly understands Jim’s reasoning, she still feels he’s being over-protective, and as much as she loves him, a sip of champagne never hurt anyone. That is until now.
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Although Kathryn is relatively new to the spanking romance market, she is not new to stories where the hero spanks the heroine. In fact, most of her novels have some sort of spanking in them. However, even in Kathryn’s novels where the hero firmly believes in using spanking as a deterrent, he has no desire to cause the heroine injury and takes no delight in hurting the woman of his heart. In fact, sometimes he finds it extremely difficult to follow through on his threats or promises.
To date, all of her heroes are dominant, alpha males who are extremely protective of the women they love. However, part of that protectiveness includes the need for a certain amount of control. They do not suffer defiance or disobedience lightly. Even so, these men aren’t infallible, and they do make mistakes, but love and respect will always triumph in the end.
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