Finding Rowena

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Adopted as an infant, Rowena Erikson has a nearly perfect life with wonderful, loving parents and her sexy, dominant husband, Octavius, who adores her.

She’s always wondered about her biological family, but never thought she’d actually meet them – until an extraordinary series of events reveals she has not just one, but two identical sisters.

She is a triplet!

However, her newfound family is nothing like she imagined. Each sister is struggling with her own heartache, and as Rowena has learned the hard way, perfect is just an illusion.

Publisher’s Note: This story contains elements of power exchange.

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“You know, he isn’t going to be happy with you, Ro.”

She waved the man off. “Luca, he’s a big teddy bear. He loves me; besides, he knew I was a free spirit when he married me.”

“You knew he was a hard-headed military man when you married him. You agreed to wait for him.”

“I can handle a scolding.”

A sharp laugh erupted from Luca. “I spent years in the wild with that man, Rowena. I know what the two of you practice. You and I both know that if you get off with just a scolding, you’ll be lucky.”

She shrugged her shoulders. “And I know exactly what he likes me to do with my tongue.”

“Rowena Gypsy Erikson!” She shrank in her office chair as the man in question blew into the office.

“I thought you knew how to handle him?”

She ignored the comments from the peanut gallery and smiled sweetly at her husband. “Good morning, Sir.”

“My office, now!”

“A few clients will be arriving for the ten o’clock meeting soon. I need to be at my desk.”

“Trust me, sunshine, you want to have this over with before those clients get here. March.”

“I’m sure I can handle checking people in.” With a smug smile, Luca dropped into the seat at her desk and made a shooing motion with his hands.

“Not helping.”

“I think he’s helping plenty. Office. Now.”

“Traitor,” she mumbled as she passed Luca, stomping her foot for good measure.

“Rowena.” The exasperation was clear in her husband’s voice. “Where are your shoes?”

She looked down at her bare feet. “Oh, I’ll get them.”

In an instant, she was on her hands and knees, crawling past the man sitting at her desk and directly under it. “They’re under here.” She tossed a bright yellow flat from below the desk. “I know the other one is here somewhere. Oh, I found it!” As she backed out of the small space, a wet tongue licked the side of her face, followed by a soft whine. “Don’t worry, Toothpaste. Like I told Luca, he’s a big softy.” As she wrapped her arms around the furry neck, she eyed the man smirking at her from her chair. “At least the dog has some sympathy for me.”

“Would you quit calling him that. His name is Trident.”

“Like the toothpaste.”

“Like the Special Warfare insignia.”

“Oh, right. I think you told me that.” She knew exactly where his name came from but loved annoying the man.

“Rowena, I swear to God.” Her annoyed husband helped her off the floor. “You are going to give me a heart attack before I’m forty.”

“It’s more likely to be an aneurysm with how high your blood pressure gets.”

“Marching to the gallows and still mocking your executioner.” He shook his head disapprovingly.

“A spanking is far from an execution, bear.” He opened the door to the office, gesturing for her to go first. She shook her head vigorously. “No way. I would prefer the spanking to start after the door has closed, thank you.”

In a flash, her flats disappeared from her hands, only to return with vengeance to the seat of her skirt. “You don’t decide when your spanking starts or if you are going to get one. That is my job.” Each word was emphasized with a swat.

“Ow, ow. I’m sorry.”

He held the door for her once more. “Let’s try this again. Hands in front of you, sunshine.”

Her hands fell from their protective stance a second before the swat she had tried so hard to avoid landed. She stood at ease in the center of the room chewing her lip as she listened to the sounds of the ritual she both loved and hated.

First, was the sound of the lock sliding into place, followed by the jiggle of the handle. He always made sure there was no chance of embarrassment. Then came his muffled footsteps. This was the point where, if her hands were not clasped behind her back, she would start fidgeting.

“Feet further apart. Good girl.” He rounded his desk, taking his gun from its holster and placing it in the locked drawer. Once it was secured, he rounded the desk once more, taking a stance in front of her. “Care to take a guess at why we’re here?”

“Um, do I have to, Sir?”

“Worried you’ll incriminate yourself?”

“Isn’t there a law against self-incrimination?”

“I don’t know, maybe we should ask our resident lawyer?” His cocky grin was aimed at her.

“The fifth amendment spells it out pretty clearly. Speaking of, I am pretty sure you forgot to read my client her Miranda Rights.”

“Good thing we’re not in court.” Her lip was pulled from between her teeth. “Quit punishing your poor lips, sunshine. That’s what your ass is for. Now, why are we here?”

“Um, well it could be a number of things.”

“Take a guess.”

Her eyes fell to her chest. Maybe she’d gotten lucky and that was all he was upset about.

But her hopes were dashed when he shook his head at her. “No, sunshine, as much as I would prefer you to wear a bra to work, that’s a battle I gave up years ago.”

“Really?” she asked hopefully.

“More or less.” Her pout only lasted a few seconds before the stern look on his face had it disappearing. “Why are we here?”

“Luca’s such a tattletale.” She let her eyes drop to the floor.

“No, Luca is a concerned friend who found you crying in the bathroom.”

She swallowed hard, his small reprimand causing tears to fill her eyes. She broke position, walking the couple steps to stand directly before him. “I took another test.”

He took her into his arms as he leaned against his desk, his nose buried in her hair. “What did we agree on?”

“I wouldn’t take any more without you.”

“Why did we agree to that?”

“Because I’m a mess.”

The hand that landed on her ass broke the dam. She didn’t even attempt to stem the flow of tears. There was no point; she had been holding them at bay long enough, and she was in the one place she could let herself go—his arms.

“Do not talk about my wife like that.”

“I’m broken.” Her knees gave out, but he held fast, not allowing her to move an inch.

“You’re perfect.”

“I can’t give you the one thing you want, Octavius! I can’t give you the family you deserve! The family you fought for!” She pounded her fists against the man’s chest before allowing her head to fall against the hard muscle. “I’m broken in the worst way.”

They stood like that for what seemed like forever. She, crying, releasing the pain of what she would very possibly never have. He, the unmoving rock, her support, her stability, her husband.

“We have options.”

“I know,” Without shame, she wiped her wet face on his tee shirt. “I want so badly to look into our son’s eyes and see you staring back at me.”

“You can see me in other ways, in the way he loves and protects his mama or in the way he views the world.”

“I know.”

“And our daughters.” He shook his head. “They won’t be allowed to date until they’re fifty, forty if he’s a really nice boy.” She could do nothing to contain the harsh bark of laughter that escaped. “God help me if they love the world half as much as you do.”

She pictured their children—running around the office, playing with the future children of Luca, Jason, and the rest of the men, getting into trouble.

“Do I want it too badly?”

“Never.”

* * *

“I would stay if I could, sunshine, but tonight, it’s all hands on deck.”

“I know; I’ll be fine. Go back up the guys. Don’t get hurt. Oh, and don’t let anyone step on poor Trident’s paws. Last time, he limped for two days.”

“Woman.” His growl was soft as he planted kisses along her jaw. “Luca can take care of his own damn dog.”

As she pushed back from his chest, she gave him a look of disbelief. “It’s Trident. He’s family.”

“Baby, you would tell me the homeless lady outside the grocery store is family.”

“Martha is just down on her luck. Jason’s doing a search for her son. And don’t try to tell me you don’t think of that dog as family.”

“My point exactly.” His hand firmly squeezed her ass, which he was supporting. “I really have to go.”

“Okay.”

“You can’t come with me.”

“I know.”

“Ro, you have to unwind your legs from around my waist.”

“But I love it when you hold me.” She sighed long and hard at his stony glance. “Carry me to bed? Please?”

Holding on as tightly as his big body would allow, she rested her head on his shoulder. At five-foot-seven inches and one hundred seventy pounds, she was far too big to be held, but her six-foot-two, well-muscled, former Navy SEAL husband never complained or broke a sweat. “How late will you be?”

As he entered their bedroom, he went straight to the king-sized bed and pulled back the covers before peeling her legs and arms from his body. “If everything goes as planned, our extra security detail for the sleaze will be done by eleven.”

“Why do you guys call him that?”

In a flash, her arms were pinned above her head as he used one of his legs to immobilize the lower half of her body. “Rowena, I have to go, and you need to let me.”

“In case you haven’t noticed, big boy, you have me pinned to the bed.”

He released her and checked his watch, frowning. “I know.”

She smiled when she felt his denim-encased member bump against her thinly veiled core. “We could take care of that.”

His lips landed on her, delivering a fierce, unrelenting kiss. By the time he pulled back, she had pulled his tee from the waistband of his pants and her hands had found their way into the front of his jeans. “Sunshine, I have to go.” A single finger played with the elastic on his boxer briefs, brushing the nest of curls at the base of his hard shaft. He pulled her hand out of his pants. “What happens when you tease me?”

“If I do it right?” She squealed when he rolled her over to pop her on the ass.

As he stood from the bed, he adjusted his cock before tucking his shirt back in. “You know I have to go.” With his clothing as it should be, he planted a kiss on her forehead. “I love you.”

“I love you, too; be safe.”

“Always. Oh, and if I’m going to suffer through the night, so are you. No touching what’s mine until I get home.”

She stuck her tongue out at his retreating back.

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6 reviews for Finding Rowena

  1. Marybeth

    Octavius (really???) and Rowena are married. They are in the lifestyle and practice domestic discipline. When Rowena sees Evelyn on TV, she realizes that she has a sibling. She sets up a meeting and Teagan, the third sister is there as well. That’s when they realize they are identical triplets. I loved the premise and I can’t wait to read the other two books! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  2. Stats23

    This book could also be titled Finding Rowena’s Family, as that is one of the principal plot lines of the story. Rowena knew she was adopted as an infant and grew up believing she was an only child. She is thrilled when she first discovers that she has a twin, and then she is even more shocked (and excited) to find out she is actually one of a set of triplets! Each one had a very different upbringing resulting in radically different temperaments and beliefs. Rowena is very happy in her DD lifestyle and is very open about it. The other sisters are initially shocked, but come to accept it. This is a very fast paced story with many emotional ups and downs. There is action, angst, nurturing, sharing, sadness and humor, as well as numerous spankings (of Rowena) and spicy sex. Quite simply there is a little something for everyone’s tastes. It is also a lovely set up for a series, with future books sure to focus on each of the other sisters (Teagan and Evelyn) and the S.E.A. L.’s. 4 Stars.
    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  3. Hope W

    Finding Rowena is an amazing story that captivated my attention from page one and I could not put it down until I was finished. Rowena’s personality has many sides combined to create an endearing character. As a woman she feels an intense chemistry with her husband Octavius. However, the trusting and naïve little girl deep inside craves Octavius’ attention, protection and discipline. Yet there is also a strong professional inside her that will fight for those who need her help. Overall, she seems to have everything except what she doesn’t know exists. Octavius loves Rowena deeply which shows in the many times he holds her, protects her, disciplines her, and by sharing many wonderful moments that only bring them closer together. However, Octavius is quite strict and will discipline the woman he loves every time she crosses that line. The secondary characters brought with them a special dynamic of its own. Octavius along with Luca and Jason share a brother like love and will protect each other and the women at any costs. Their friendship and dominant nature forms a circle around those they care for. Combine this with the feisty, independent, fun, loving women and the story is a 5 star hit. With plenty of hot sex, spankings, tears, laughs, and surprises around a few corners this is a can’t miss story. The only thing I regret with this book is that it ended. I highly recommend this book for an amazing read! I voluntarily received an arc copy of this book.

  4. Redrabbitt

    I loved the concept of this story, and Ms. Rachel Blake did an amazing job of introducing her main characters and then bringing in the two other sisters. My heart breaks for these three girls who were given up shortly after birth—but more at the tragedy of them being separated. While they are identical triplets, they were each brought up in different ways, and how they react to things, including each other, is evident in each girl. But this will be more of the overall stories.

    Rowena Gypsy Erikson is married to Octavia, sometimes called O or Oct, but for Rowena, he is also Daddy. Rowena was raised by free spirit parents, and her mother refers to Mother Earth in so much of her speech. The Eriksons, along with several other former Navy men have their own security firm that Ro also participates in, S.E.A.L.–Security Enforcement and Logistical Services.

    The plot will have a shocking discovery when O and the team are working for one of their largest clients, the newly elected governor of Oregon. Ro will be watching television when Branson brings out Evelyn Berkshire, and she and Rowena look alike—but then when she goes to meet her—another surprise will bring Teagan Smith—not twins, but triplets, all born on June 13th. How will the three girls react to each other? Is this something they want, or will they withdrawal?

    “That is what I love about you. Your optimism is always at the forefront, but that optimism also has the potential to crush you. You have to realize that you guys were separated. You didn’t grow up together. You share the same DNA, yes, but you don’t have the same history. Each of your stories are different, and because of that, you have a bit of a learning curve with each other.”

    The story is the journey as Rowena, Teagan, and Evelyn get to know each other, what their childhood was like, what their expectations were, and where they are now in present-day life. It is full of mystery, suspense, secrets, and hidden danger. While they are triplets, they each have a different personality, Rowena is a free-spirit, Teagan is hardnosed, and Evelyn is straight-laced. Together, they share things about themselves, which will include Rowena explaining the D/s DD lifestyle that the Erikson’s practice. How will her sisters react to knowing that her husband spanks her?

    The story has explicit scenes between Rowena and Octavia, including power exchange, BDSM, spankings, use of implements, and sex scenes. While what goes on between them is private, it isn’t unknown to his men or now her sisters. The dynamics of their relationship include the mindset of age-play talk of Daddy and little girl.

    Rowena invites her siblings to Thanksgiving, and even her mother is shocked that she didn’t sense or know about the other girls—how she would have gladly taken them too.

    “I just want you to know that if I would have known you existed, either of you, I would have made sure you were kept together. A girl needs her sisters, especially when they share the same soul.”

    I look forward to the next two stories in the series that will be the lives of Evelyn and Teagan.

  5. Toni

    I can’t begin to say how much I enjoyed this book! I loved almost everything about it. The characters were wonderful. The storyline sucked me in and there was just the right mix of heat and laughter. What clinched it for me though, was Octavius. What a wonderful complement to Rowena. My only criticism is that I found it difficult at the start to figure out the characters. Everyone had their name as well as a nickname and they were all introduced very close together.

  6. Donna

    Donna L
    4.0 out of 5 starsMayhem
    November 25, 2019
    Format: Kindle Edition
    What a wonderful start too a new series by Ms Blake.It stirred my imagination.Made me laugh.
    Made me cry.I loved the easy dialogue and sassy banter between Rowena and Octavius.She
    was such a free spirit and he was a alpha-male personified.Trouble followed Rowena every step
    she took, but she was no match for her heavy, handed husband.

    Rowena was abandoned at birth and had a carefree and happy childhood.She adored Octavius
    but was unable to give him what they desire the most.Disappointment and despair saw her
    putting her dreams on hold.Rowena was shocked when she saw a identical image of herself
    on TV.The surprises did not stop there as she found out she was one of identical triplets. Her
    sisters initial reactions were not what she expected, and the hope for a relationship seemed
    bleak.

    The plot covers sensitive issues such as domestic violence and infertility.I was captivated by
    the weight of emotions throughout this story.The vulnerability that plagued Rowena at times
    was heartbreaking.This was a fast paced,engaging story from start to finish.The only negative
    i found was the abrupt ending.
    I received a copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review

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