For the next seven weeks we are going to be discussing the seven stories from Coming to Terms. We're going to talk about them in the order they appear in the book, so that means story number one is Sue Lyndon's Confession Time.
Blurb: A stay-cation at their lakeside home seems like the perfect way to start summer for Lucy and James - until an unexpected houseguest arrives, spoiling their plans to explore maintenance spanking and other aspects of their budding domestic discipline relationship. Determined to make the most of summer with his wife, James surprises Lucy with a last minute cabin retreat high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But when Lucy's sister finds out about their DD relationship, she overreacts and assumes the worst of James. Lucy's attempt to smooth the situation over blows up in her face when James discovers her missing. Will hurt feelings, embarrassing confessions, and family drama ruin their summer? Or will James and Lucy find their way through the darkness and back to one another's arms?
Some of the things that stood out for me from this story:
- I like the way that neither James nor Lucy seem absolutely sure about how the whole DD thing works but they are willing to make the journey together.
- I could relate to Lucy feeling guilty about how much trouble her family was, especially compared to James'. Not that my family is a huge drama factory, but I think that many people can relate to this idea of "I am always pushing the limits of his patience and I sure don't feel like I deserve it."
- Which goes along with the next point that I liked (I liked the whole story, I'm just pointing out a couple things for possible discussion): the discussion where James basically says "do you believe me when I say you are forgiven?" What a great point. How many times do we say we're sorry, the other person (partner/spouse) forgives us, and then we don't believe them.
So...what about the rest of you? What did you think of this story? Could you relate to some of the issues I pointed out or some that I didn't?