A Corbin’s Bend Pride novella
This is an expanded version of A Good Family Man
Jack Carmichael’s natural instinct is to take care of people. In his job as a U.S. Marshal, he’s done that for 25 years. Unfortunately, being married to his job has left his love life in tatters. Now classified unfit for duty, he retires to figure things out. Dominant and used to taking control like his brother Brent, he has never been interested in spanking. Until a cute Nurse Practitioner catches his attention.
Josh Martin feels lucky. He’s not only accepted into Corbin’s Bend, but he’ll be working at the Corbin’s Bend Medical Clinic as its only Nurse Practitioner. At thirty-two, he figures this is his last-ditch attempt at finding a dominant partner who isn’t abusive. He finds more than his share of dominant men in Corbin’s Bend, not the least of which are the Carmichael brothers. Brent’s dominance is both comforting and unnerving; Jack’s turns him on.
Josh is unlike any submissive male Jack has encountered and when the younger man asks him out, he accepts. One day of fun turns into two, three…until Jack, with more failed relationships than he can count in his past and unsure he can be the head of house Josh needs, leaves, burying himself once again in work. When a word from his brother puts things into perspective, he can’t help wondering Maybe this time…