This Wednesday on the Joyfully Jay website, the cover for His Right Choice, Book 4 of the Men of Falcon Pointe, will be revealed. I’ve loved all the covers in this series, but I have to admit, the one for His Right Choice is by far my favorite. Starting next week, I’ll be giving you snippets from the new book. For now, here’s another taste of Becoming Rafe, Book 3.
To help Rafe with his non-study habits, Levlin made him a deal. Part of that deal is that if Rafe doesn’t study like he should, Levlin will spank him. In this snippet, Levlin has just calmly explained to Rafe that he is about to be spanked.
In less than a second, Rafe went from being nervous about being alone with Levlin to worrying about his ass. “What?” he squeaked.
“For two hours of study, how much porn do you get to enjoy?” The tone was tranquil, nonjudgmental, but it still made Rafe feel like a little kid who had been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
“Fifteen minutes,” Rafe admitted after Levlin just kept staring at him.
“And how much did you watch?”
His stomach dropped. He obviously hadn’t gotten away with it. “An hour.”
“Exactly. Which was forty-five more minutes than you agreed to. First, to be clear, I’m not spanking you for watching porn or masturbating. I’m for those things,” he added in amusement. “No. Why am I going to spank you, Rafe?”
Having to answer felt strange. It made him an equal partner in whatever was about to happen. Rafe would have preferred having it done to him. But what kind of guy would willingly take a spanking? “Because I used study time to do something different?” he suggested hesitantly, not sure what answer Levlin was looking for.
“And how do you feel about that?”
Grimacing, Rafe shrugged. “Awful. To be honest, when you texted me earlier, my first thought was that I had gotten away with it. And I didn’t feel good about it.” Which made no sense whatsoever. It was only one lie. Right?
“Because you didn’t want to get away with it,” Levlin said kindly, “you feel guilty about it. Guilt is a poison, Rafe. So this spanking is for three reasons. First to remind you of our agreement. Second to keep you on track with your studying. And third to pay for it so that you have no reason to feel guilty.”
While he couldn’t see how having his butt blistered would do the third part, Rafe just nodded. He just wanted to get it over with. “O-okay.”
Levlin pulled his arm back and patted his lap. “This time you can leave your underwear on, but drop the pants and lay over my lap with your feet on the floor and your chest on the sofa.”
It took a few seconds for Rafe to respond. His pants down. Ouch. Oh this feels strange. At least he got to keep his boxers on. He pushed off the couch, forced his trembling fingers to undo each of the buttons on his jeans, pushed them down to just below his rear end, and hesitantly climbed over Levlin’s lap. He felt like a penitent kid. Pressing his hips against Levlin’s leg, he leaned his chin on his arms and waited.
“I’m assuming you’ve never been spanked before?” Levlin said.
“My dad smacked my butt a couple times as a kid. More as a warning, though.” And because he’d sassed his mom or his sisters.
“It’s not going to be comfortable, but I promise I won’t harm you.”
Rafe pushed up on his toes and fidgeted… until the first blow fell.
Ow! Rafe raised his head and stared at the end of the sofa in shock. That was a hand? No way.
Eighteen-year-old Nephi Norton goes to Falcon Pointe University to find himself. Away from his conservative family, he hopes to discover if his attraction to men is the real deal. Encouraged to be someone a little different, he starts using his middle name. “Rafe” quickly makes friends, some of whom use a paddle to dispense caring discipline, and he lives it up—until midterms hit and he realizes he’s flunking statistics class.
When Scotland native Éigneachán Jackson Levlin offers to help, Rafe is eager to accept—not only because Levlin is a psychologist, but also because he’s out and proud and hot as hell.
As their relationship heats up, Rafe decides to spend one last Christmas with his family before he tells them. When his little sister outs him to his siblings, they turn out to be fully supportive, and he takes heart—until he introduces Levlin to his father, who brutally dismisses both of them. Now Rafe must come to peace with his father’s rejection or risk losing Levlin—and all he has become at Falcon Pointe—forever.
Now on to some more amazing snippets…