Monday, February 17, 2014

Mail Order Switch by Patty Devlin

This Friday I'm guest hosting Spanking Stories Book Club over on Celeste Jones' blog. We'll be discussing Mail Order Switch by Patty Devlin. Haven't read it yet? Get your naughty bottom over to Blushing Books or Amazon right now and grab a copy. It's a quick read, and an enjoyable one too, so not only do you have plenty of time to finish before Friday, but you'll wish you had read it sooner.

Here's an excerpt:
             “I know, I’m so-sorry…” she sniffled and swiped at her eyes with her sleeve when he helped her to stand in front of him, and the light-blue nightgown slipped down to rest on the floor. Her long golden hair tumbled down over her shoulders the way he liked it best, not wrapped up tight in a knot at the back of her head.
             “I also want you to understand that like I told you in the wagon and again here today—I don’t want to hear any more talk of you running away, going back to town or whatever you said—this isn’t going to work… This is going to work, there are going to be things that come up and we are going to deal with them. Hopefully, in the future instead of acting out—we could talk about your feelings first. You can come to me. I wish you would come to me.” Wade stopped when he saw her shifting on her feet, and pulled her down to sit on his lap instead. He’d forgotten about her ankle, well—he wanted to offer her comfort afterward anyway. Oh, damn she fit so nicely… smelled so nice. “Caroline, I don’t want to be a brute, always yelling at you and spanking you… I wish we could be friends.”
            He had no control over the small feminine form that filled his lap so nicely as she turned to bury her face in his chest, her arms snaking their way around his neck. She held on tightly as if he was an anchor and a storm was raging. She didn’t speak, simply continued to sniffle against bare chest. He remembered Hannah doing the same many times, simply needing to feel love and comfort after knowing she had done wrong. “It’s over honey, you’re forgiven. Shh, it’s okay now. We’re going to work this out. Things will get easier.”
            Wade finally gave in and moved to pull the quilt back. He laid her down and crawled in beside her. She didn’t protest at all when he tugged her into his arms and held her there. In fact, it was probably the best he’d slept since she’d been there, which was no small feat considering he wanted to do so much more than simply hold her. Her warm bottom was pressed sweetly against his aching shaft and it seemed she was innocent of his desire for she had fallen asleep almost instantly. It was as obvious to him as the smell of flowers in her hair surrounding his face—there was no way this was going to remain a marriage in name only.
Mail Order Switch blurb:
Liz will do anything to get away from her evil guardian, and she was prepared to disguise herself as a boy and look for work as a ranch hand. When Caroline, a stranger on the train next to her, sees through her "boy" disguise, and begs her to take her place as a mail-order bride, Liz doesn't hesitate long before saying yes. It's got to be easier than working on a ranch, and as a married woman with a new name, she'll be out of her guardian's clutches forever.

Wade Malone has been looking forward to his new bride for months, but when "Caroline" finally arrives, things don't exactly add up. For one, "Caroline" was supposed to be twenty-five years old; the woman who came off the train doesn't look a day above sixteen. He has a strong aversion to liars, particularly in a wife. But he's also a man who keeps his promises and whoever the woman is at his side, he's made a commitment.

That doesn't mean he's not going to handle his new bride very firmly indeed. Then, against all odds, Liz starts to fall for the no-nonsense rancher and his family. How will she ever keep him from finding out the complete truth about the switch?
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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Cara, that is high-praise from you for sure!

  2. Thanks for having me, Sue! I'm thrilled to have caught your attention. You know how much I love you. :)

  3. Now I have to read this. Poor me. :-)