You’ve known the name Corbin’s Bend for a while – now meet the man it was named after.
Corbin Nelson stayed in New York with his non-spanko wife when all of his friends built and moved to Colorado. With his reason for staying in the city gone, and his trust ripped to shreds, he moved to Corbin’s Bend to make a new start. His one rule: he would never give his heart away again. It only took a couple weeks for him to question that tenet when he rescued the same damsel in distress twice.
Zinnia Loraine bought into Corbin’s Bend to hide: from the paparazzi, a scandal, and most of all from a deranged fan. She thought she could hide in her home and stay safe and secure. When her car broke down and she was rescued by Corbin, all thoughts of hiding fled as she was instantly attracted to the tall, middle-aged man. That he was an alpha male who spanked and loved curvy women just made it even better.
Unable to keep their hands off one another after their first date, they both were in this for fun… until her stalker found her and they both realized how much they cared for one another. With his damsel in distress once again, this time Corbin had to call on others to help him. Would he and Zinnia get their happily ever after? Or would his rescuing days be through? If the stalker had his way, their happiness was about to end.
Oh my goodness Ms. D. did you kick off the third season of Corbin’s Bend or what!?!?!?! I absolutely LOVED His Damsel in Distress and know without a doubt that I will be rereading it. As a full-figured gal myself, I connected to Zinnia immediately. I felt badly for her that she was forced to change her name and move because of a stalker, but at least she found a wonderful community to move to. As Brent pointed out later in the book, what better place to hide out from a stalker than a community filled with highly observant Alpha males? Yep, Corbin’s Bend was the best place for her to go. And the fact that its namesake happened to move to the community within a week of her just made it that much better.
The opening scene of His Damsel in Distress is a heartbreaking introduction to Corbin Nelson, the man that Brent named Corbin’s Bend after. Corbin has to watch his wife of 17 years die as he gives the order to have her removed from life support. I was so glad that Brent was there to console Corbin because when he broke down, I just wanted to hold the man while he cried. Thankfully Brent’s support didn’t end at the hospital and he was able to accompany Corbin to the lawyer’s office to go over the will. And boy did he need Brent’s calming presence when he learned that his wife had been stealing money from him for years – I was angry for him. While we weren’t subjected to the full contents of the letter she left him to read upon her death, the parts that were shared were absolutely wretched. I was so relieved when he told Brent he was moving to Corbin’s Bend because that man needed his friends and a fresh start.
One of the many things I liked about the book is that we get a chance to know Zinnia and Corbin as individuals before they get involved. Despite coming to Zinnia’s rescue and having a hard time getting her out of his mind, Corbin does not immediately seek her out and vice versa. They each took some time to get settled in their new homes and the community before their first date. As neither is looking for a relationship and both want to be more than “just friends,” their relationship takes on a comfortable feel that made watching it progress quite enjoyable for me. Their chemistry is intense yet fun, which made for some really great sex scenes that got even better as they began to fall for one another. Despite my enjoyment of their superb sex life, my absolute favorite thing about His Damsel in Distress is that Corbin did not get his panties in a twist when he found out about Zinnia’s stalker and that she was using a fake name. Considering his wife’s dishonesty and how she left him feeling betrayed, I just knew that Corbin was going to cut ties with Zinnia when her secret came out. Thankfully I was wrong because not only did he not get mad at her, he “manned up” and did what he could to help insure her safety. Ms. D. has brought a lot of suspense, humor, steamy sex, and romance to Corbin’s Bend with His Damsel in Distress and I cannot wait to see what else the season holds.
“Calbert says there’s a pancake house about an hour’s drive which is pretty good. Well worth the trip. So, do you want to stay here and eat omelettes? Or go for a drive and get some fluffy pancakes?”
His eyes met hers and a large grin crossed his face. “Or is your mind on other pursuits, Miss Loraine?”
A sudden image of her across his desk and him spanking her came to mind. Obviously with him around, thinking clearly was going to be an issue. She put on her best innocent look and batted her eyelashes. “But, Mr. Nelson, whatever could you mean?”
His eyes widened and she saw it. They contracted and she realized that animal he spoke of truly came to life. Well, damn, she was going to use that more often.
Leaning in, he rested his forehead against hers and his nose touched her own. “Well, Miss Loraine,” he said in a firm, deep voice. “Your choice. We stay here, which means I make you breakfast, fuck you, and if you’re a really, really good girl I might let you suck me off. Or…” Her mouth dropped open and she could imagine herself drooling. She was instantly ready for option one. “We go to breakfast. Which means you suck me off in the car on the way up or the way back and…” He paused and cocked his head. “What sex toys do you have?”
Surprised, she pointed past him at the small side table. “In there.”
Reaching out, he opened the door and pulled out her small box of toys. Dumping them on the bed, he grinned. “Oh yeah. Okay, so option two is you suck me off on the way while wearing this.” He picked up her shiny silver butt plug which had a small purple jewel in the base. “And then, if you’re a really good girl when we get home I’ll spank your ass, remove the plug, and fuck you. How does that sound?”
A little whimper left her lips. She loved anal sex, almost more than vaginal. How had he known? “In the ass?” she asked hopefully.
He blinked and his smile widened. “Hot damn. Yes.”
As he hopped up again, obviously ready for either option, she sent him a sultry smile. “And what if I’m a really, really bad girl?”
Thianna D. likes to say she’s eclectic, fun, and just a bit naughty. She writes romance with both M/F and M/M main characters. No matter what she writes, all the hot scenes support the story instead of the other way around.
She’s also the creator of and acquisition editor for the Corbin’s Bend spanking romance series. Who else wants to be safe, secure, and spanked in Colorado?
Also writes under the name Thianna Durston.