In my experience, most Tops/HoHs have unique preferences with regard to spanking implements.  Everyone has their particular favorites.  Grant Taylor no exception.  Paddles are unquestionably his implement of choice.  They were his father’s implement of choice as well, and what he grew up with.  For erotic spankings or a warm up, he’ll use his hand, but paddles are his go-to for discipline, as in this except from Unexpected Surprises.

Bending slightly, he opened the bottom desk drawer and extracted the small, lightweight wooden paddle he kept
there. He laid the paddle on the desk, considering. This paddle had originally belonged to his father. It was, without question, the implement Grant felt most comfortable with, and as such, was the one he typically chose for discipline.

family paddle

The closest I could find to Grant’s dad’s paddle (from Ebay store Paddle Place)

It wasn’t, however, his only choice. Rummaging further in the drawer, he pulled out the heavier paddle, engraved with the name and logo of Corbin’s Bend that they had been given when they moved into the community. Perhaps it was more appropriate. Being both heavier and denser, it packed significantly more punch than his father’s paddle. What’s more, the engraving would leave a visible reminder on her skin for several days. Maybe that was fitting. After all, if he had told her once, he had told her half a dozen times that this was Corbin’s Bend, and everyone here understood how this type of relationship worked. No one would have thought twice about his asking her to be home by a certain time. Beau would have undoubtedly cooperated. The embarrassment and uncertainty she was feeling came from her own head not from any real judgment by the community. Maybe the visible reminder would help her understand that.

cb pdlCorbin’s Bend Paddle

Finally, he reached into the drawer one final time and pulled out the last implement that resided there. It was the first and only implement he had ever purchased himself. Similar in size and shape to the Corbin’s Bend paddle, it was made of a thin, clear plastic and was almost translucent. He’d known for quite some time that he would at some point be in need of something a little more serious than his father’s paddle. At the same time, Lainie was blonde and fair and bruised extremely easily. Knowing that, he was wary of heavier implements. He wanted to leave her sorry and sore, not black and blue. After several conversations with various friends and some research online, he had settled on this paddle on the grounds that by all reports, it stung like fire but very rarely, when used correctly, caused bruising.

Lexan Paddle (photo from Cane-i-ac)

If Lainie’s reaction to the one or two warning swats he had given her with this paddle a few times before were any indication, the reports were true. Thus far, he’d never actually used it for a full punishment, but maybe it was time. Maybe that sort of very sharp reminder was exactly what she needed. That decided, Grant put the other two paddles back in the drawer, shut it firmly, and headed back to the kitchen.


Unexpected Surprises by Ruth Staunton

For their first Valentine’s Day in Corbin’s Bend, Grant Taylor is determined to do something special for his wife Lainie. Lainie, however, has plans of her own. As a middle school teacher, she has volunteered to help plan and chaperone the Valentine dance that is being held for the middle and high school students.

When Grant hears this, he insists that she is working too hard and needs to cut back on the things she has committed to, the first and foremost being the Valentine’s Day dance. Lainie insists that she can’t do that and finally he reluctantly agrees to let her work part of the dance and then come home.

Under extreme protest, Lainie agrees, but when the time comes to admit to her supervisor that she can’t chaperone, she changes her mind and decides Grant is being unreasonable. She determines to chaperone the dance anyway and deal with Grant later. Unfortunately, Lainie’s plan doesn’t work out quite like she intended it to and she is in for quite a few unexpected surprises.

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