05 January 2015

A Brush of Violet by Corinne Alexander

 High powered business woman, Violet Walker, has long left her artistic days behind. That is until her best friend, Everleigh Harris, invites her to Corbin's Bend for an art festival. What Everleigh doesn't know is that Violet hasn't been able to paint a single brush stroke since turning her back on her submissive desires and spanking needs in college. When she meets charismatic and drop dead gorgeous Charles her world is turned completely upside down. Will Violet, overworked, burnt out, and in denial of her deepest wants and desires, be able to surrender when love knocks on her door?

Charles Robinson, President of the discipline Board in Corbin’s Bend and longtime resident, adores the community he lives in and the freedom it provides for all who live there. Raised in a traditional family; love and discipline are a way of life for him. There’s nothing he wants more than a marriage just like his parents where spanking and romance go hand in hand, even if that means holding out for true love.

Is Violet just the kind of woman he’s looking for?
Will Violet risk the life she’s built for herself in blood, sweat, and tears for the undeniable connection she has with Charles, the utter bliss and contentment she feels when she’s over his lap? Can Charles convince Violet she really can have it all? Will this trip be just what she needs to rekindle all that she has lost since joining the corporate world?
Having read eleven books from the Corbin's Bend series, I have found that there are some books I like, some I enjoy, and some that I love. A Brush of Violet falls into the latter category and it has everything to do with the chemistry between Charles and Violet. Holy crap on a cracker, they were hot!

Violet has finally taken time off from work and is headed to Corbin's Bend to help her friend Everleigh with an art fair she's organized for Corbin's Bend. Unlike so many of the previous visitors to Corbin's Bend, Violet knows that the community is a spanking community and is looking forward to visiting her friend for multiple reasons. Shortly after her arrival, she meets Charles while she is out and about with Everleigh. They hit it off and she agrees to meet him the following day for lunch and a tour of Corbin's Bend. The conversation flows while the sparks fly and Charles ends up giving Violet a non-punishment spanking. Violet loves the spanking and not only does it cause her to question her life choices, it also loosens something within and she finds herself painting – something she hasn't done in years. When circumstances cause her to extend her visit, Violet gets a chance to further explore her relationship with Charles. Just as she decides that she wants more with Charles, a phone call from her boss sends her running back home with no explanation to Charles. Fortunately for Violet, Charles refuses to accept her brush off and goes to Colorado Springs to confront her.

A Brush of Violet may be one of the hottest books in the Corbin's Bend series. The chemistry between Charles and Violet was palpable and the spanking and sex scenes were unbelievably hot. I loved the balance that Ms. Alexander struck with Charles's character, giving him a clear Head of Household (HoH) feel, but also more of a Dominant than some of the men in other books in the series. While all of the main male characters in the series have definitely been alpha males, some are strictly Head of Households while others are both HoHs and Dominants. In Charles's case, this combination just seemed to make him that much hotter. Ms. Alexander has done an excellent job in bringing one of the founding members of Corbin's Bend to life and pairing him with a woman that complements him perfectly. A Brush of Violet is an excellent contribution to the series and I'm looking forward to the next book.
Corinne Alexander is an erotic spanking romance writer who loves nothing more than to snuggle up with a cup of coffee, a warm blanket, and a steaming hot erotic romance. She enjoys strong alphas, feisty heroines, and a good old fashioned spanking romance. A Brush of Violet (Corbin’s Bend) is her debut novella.  Corinne’s favorite kind of day is when she can slip away into nature to get lost in her daydreams (spinning her fantasies) with the forest floor under her feet, the wind rustling through her hair, and sunbeams kissing her face.


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