20 November 2014

The One She Loves Release Day!

 Carol and Crystal love the lives they share in Corbin's Bend with their nine year old daughter Brianna.

Carol is a taken in hand bundle of fun but she is not a Susie homemaker. Their house is often times a mess. She'd rather spend time living life than cleaning. She loves Crystal and Brianna and she loves spending time with her friends. She often finds herself over her girlfriends knee for a bare bottomed spanking for getting her priorities wrong.

Crystal is a fire-fighter and the head of their loving home. She's fit, neat and organised. Apart from her career, Carol and Brianna are her world, and while she knows friendships are important, she feels somewhat threatened by how much her girl shares with her friends and not with her.

When Carol decides she wants a baby, it throws their house into a spin. Crystal isn't sure and wants to wait. When Carol's three naughty friends from Leading the Way (4th in the Corbin's Series) see how disappointed their friend is, they help the young mom go on a sperm search with hilarious results. Only problem is, Crystal knows nothing about their hijinks.

Can a punishment fix this mess or will what Crystal sees as disloyalty tear them apart?
I was excited to read this book for a couple reasons, one is because I’m not really a fan of F/F books, but Ms. Masters’ has a writing style that I enjoy a bit, and for two because I do enjoy the Corbin’s books and I love the difference between all of them. 
I’m so glad that I didn’t have to push myself to finish this book because I was that into it, and the fact that it was a F/F didn’t really bother me at all.  I will give Ms. Masters’ mad props for the fact that she was able to write the sex scenes in this book to where they weren’t trashy or overly smutty, but they added to the store a lot.
The main thing that I didn’t really enjoy about this book was that I wasn’t able to connect with Crystal’s character all that much.  There were a couple scenes where it felt like there could have been more in-depth information given about her, and her thoughts, than there was.  But, I did like how Ms. Masters’ had the backstory on how Crystal and Carol met told from Crystal’s POV.  That did help to connect me to her character, it just wasn’t enough for me personally.
Carol’s character did seem to take over the story, and it was fun to follow along with her and the trouble that her group gets into, but there were sometimes where it felt like I was missing the parts of the DD relationship between Crystal and Carol.  
Overall though, I did enjoy this story and I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Masters’ in the future, and for the next Corbin’s Bend book!
“I want to have a baby.” Her eyes were shut tight and she couldn’t bring herself to open them to see the look on Crystal’s face. 
“Open them, Carol. I’m still here.” 
“You don’t want to, I can tell,” she said when she did finally open her eyes to her girlfriend’s blank face. She wasn’t giving much away. 
“It’s a big thing, Carol, having a baby.” Crystal put her hand over Carol’s, her thumb tracing delicate circles on the soft skin. 
“I know. I was there with Bri.” Carol could feel hurt bubbling. She wanted to say that she had been the one raising Bri but she didn’t want to be petty or to lessen the love she had for their first child by making it sound like raising her was a chore. She’d loved every minute of being a Mommy. Well maybe not the temper tantrums and the homework was hit and miss, but nothing in life was perfect was it? 
“I know that, honey, you were there then, you have been there ever since.” 
“Then why don’t you want to have a baby with me?” 
“I didn’t say that I didn’t want to have a baby with you. It just seems kind of sudden. You’ve never so much as hinted at the fact that you wanted another child.
You certainly have never mentioned carrying a child.” 
“It just dawned on me today.” 
“Hmm. Where were you when you had this epiphany?” Crystal asked. 
“Does it matter?” Carol asked pulling her hand out from underneath Crystal’s. 
“It might,” Crystal said. “If for instance, the idea wasn’t your own.” 
“It was, I told you. I want to have a baby!” 
“Were you with the girls?” 
“Brianna and her friends?” Carol asked with feigned ignorance. 
“Must I name them? Your partners in crime: Jen, Sienna and Erin.” 
“They didn’t decide for me.” 
“Were you with them when you decided you wanted to have a baby? Yes or no?”  Carol sighed. “Yes.” 
“I need to think about this,” Crystal said. “We need to think about this.”  “What’s to think about?” 
“This kind of important decision is one that any couple has to take seriously, Carol.” 
“What’s that supposed to mean?” 
“Keep your voice down,” Crystal said firmly. “It’s not like deciding you’ll try a recipe that someone else has made and liked.” 
“You’re pissed because I want to have a baby,” Carol said, lowering her voice slightly so Brianna didn’t hear, but she was so disappointed with how this was going. 
“Even if it just crossed your mind that you wanted to have another baby, you should have come to me. I should be the one that you share an important thing like that with first.” 
“You’re jealous? Of my friends?” 
“No, it isn’t that,” Crystal said. “It affects me. It affects this household. It isn’t going to  make a difference to Jen’s life if you have a baby, and I’m sure not going to decide in one conversation, in one night that we are going to have a baby because your friends think it’s a fun idea.” 
“Are you two fighting?” a small voice said from the doorway. 
“No, baby,” Carol said, immediately going to Brianna to comfort her. “We were having a heated debate about something.” 
Brianna looked from one to the other of her parents. “Are you sure?” she asked her momma. 
“Yes, we’re sure,” Crystal said, kissing her daughter’s head and wrapping an arm around Carol’s waist to reassure her. 
“Okay,” Brianna said, heading back to the living room. 
“Five minutes, Bri,” Carol called. “It’s nearly bedtime.” 
“This conversation isn’t over, Carol. We’ll save it ‘til later.” 
“What’s the point?” Carol said, tossing a dinner plate into the dishwasher. “You just let me know what you decide about my life.” 
“Pardon me?” Crystal said. She took the remaining plates and placed then carefully on the racks of the dishwasher. “You need to calm down and be reasonable before you get yourself in trouble.”  “I can get in trouble for wanting to have a baby?” 
“Of course not. Don’t think you won’t get yourself in trouble if you don’t take a hold of your tongue though.” 
Carol’s face colored. “Yes, ma’am, I’ll try.” She would try but it wouldn’t be easy. This hadn’t gone at all as she planned. Being calm and respectful was the last thing she felt like. She felt like telling her girlfriend exactly what she thought of her lack of support.
Constance Masters is a writer of spanking romantic fiction. Her stories are a little like real life, with families, fun, laughter and people that love each other while living within a domestic discipline lifestyle. At this time she has twelve published books. 

Constance loves to write and loves that she is able to fit that into her busy home life in Australia. She has a husband, five children and four grandchildren all of whom she loves to spend time with. She also loves watching crime shows and reality television. Extreme chocoholic and lover of champagne.
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