Melissa's Saving Grace: Corbin's Bend, Season Three

Melissa's Saving Grace: Corbin's Bend, Season Three

by Corinne Alexander
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Melissa's Saving Grace: Corbin's Bend, Season Three 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
I hate to say it, but I don’t like age play books – they’re just not my cup of tea. I really didn’t read the blurb before I started Melissa’s Saving Grace, but even if I had I’m not sure I would have picked up on the subtle suggestion within it that points to age play. Truth be told, I’m glad I didn’t because if I had this probably would have been the first Corbin’s Bend book I opted not to read and I would have missed out on a really great book otherwise. Ms. Alexander throws the reader in the deep end as we watch Melissa have what appears to be a bit of a breakdown in the middle of a night club – this scene was both sad and terrifying as I felt Melissa’s pain as well as the danger she faced when she passed out in the club while she was alone. Fortunately, Melissa owns a rather distinct vehicle and her friend Jason sees it in the club’s parking lot, goes in to check on her, and comes to her rescue. While still new to Corbin’s Bend, Jason has developed a close friendship with Melissa and the danger she put herself in upset him a lot, so when she mouths off about him spanking her he picks up the gauntlet – or should I say paddle – and proceeds to show her that he’s not afraid punishing her will ruin their friendship. The next day Jason does something I did not expect – he actually initiates the conversation with Melissa about how the spanking made him realize he wanted more from their relationship. I have to say that I really liked how the author approached the age play aspect. When it first appeared in the book, it occurred so subtly that neither I nor Melissa realized it was occurring. But when the subject is purposefully introduced, it occurs initially through Melissa’s researching the subject and primarily as conversations between her and Jason and not until about 75% into the book. Because the focus of the novella is on Melissa, her PTSD and related issues, and the Domestic Discipline relationship she is building with Jason, the age play is actually a very small element within the story and this made it easier for me to read. I loved the chemistry between Jason and Melissa and found their sex scenes to be very steamy. What really fascinated me was Melissa’s PTSD and how it affected her life. Despite the serious nature of this book, Ms. Alexander did manage to make me laugh in the scene when Melissa comes to the realization that there is nothing sexy about having one’s mouth washed out with soap. Although I did not enjoy all aspects of the book, I found Melissa’s Saving Grace to be a really good read and a great addition to Corbin’s Bend Season Three. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Katy_Beth More than 1 year ago
Melissa is hurting and out of control but Jason seems well suited and ready to step in. And he will give her the structure and love she needs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful addition to the Corbin's Bend series!! As usual it takes place in the same community with some of our old familiar faces, but the story is as different and stand alone as can be! Such a great view into a person's past trauma and PTSD. I loved Melissa from the start, but I think I loved Jason's character even more!! He was all about helpful, loving guidance! Great, great story!!
MarybethR More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story. We meet Melissa and Jason in a previous story. Melissa has PTSD from surviving the accident that killed her parents. She has never really moved past their deaths. I don’t think Melissa was so much a wild child as she was a young adult. If she had been in college, this behavior would have been considered normal. But, because she was in Corbin’s Bend, she was out of control. Jason has been friends with Melissa for a long time when he realizes that he loves her. Because of that love, he decides to take her in hand. The book is well written and is wonderful addition to the Corbin’s Bend series. I give this 5 stars.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
SAFE AND SECURE AT LAST I loved this addition to the Corbin's Bend series where each book reads as a standalone. Jason Donovan is dominant, take charge, easy-going blue-collar worker, and single. Melissa Toselli is fighting demons and losing control trying to cope with the flashbacks and nightmares from the night her parents were killed when she was a teenager. Her reckless ways of underage drinking are taking her in a downward spiral of self-destruction. Jason and Melissa have developed a platonic friendship, but when he rescues her from being drunk and passed out, he knows she must be taken in hand, and he is just the man to do that job. The plot kept me captivated as we learn more about the PTSD Melissa is dealing with and the development of the relationship growing between Melissa and Jason. I found the dialog heartwarming, compassionate, but stern with love and understanding. It's always great to see the places and mention of Corbin Bend's residence in these books. We have the beginnings of an ageplay relationship that they decide to explore, but nothing really expounded on....but that is a great lead up to another story with this couple and their growing relationship and dynamics.
_SH More than 1 year ago
This book had me intrigued from page one! It's written very well with a believable plot and memorable characters. Melissa pulled on my heartstrings and I really just wanted to hug her, seriously. Jason had such compassion for Melissa along with a firm hand when necessary. Their journey to love was wonderful. Very nicely done!!