Monday, October 02, 2017

Pam Weston from Lessons in Love by Kathryn R. Blake @KRBwrites #Contemporary #Office Romance #Spanking

RW:   What’s your story/back story? Why would someone come up with a story about you?

PW:    I’m not sure. I mean, my life isn’t glamourous or exciting. In fact, I prefer to keep a low profile, and I’d really like to be invisible.

RW:   Can you tell us about your boss?

PW:    Robert Peterson hired me to fill in as a temporary admin for him until he can find a permanent replacement, though I’m still not sure why he chose me. He’s the president of the company, so it’s very difficult for me to keep a low profile while I work for him. Also, he does have a reputation of being difficult to work for, since he goes through administrative assistants like facial tissues. Use once and throw away.

RW:   What problems do you have to face and overcome in your life?

PW:    My past has determined the course of my future, so I’d say I’m ruled by the past. I can’t escape it. Since my main problem is almost impossible to overcome, it is an integral part of me now, but I’ve already done my time for it. The reason no one wants to hire me is because I spent three years in prison for murdering my abusive stepfather. Not an easy problem to live down.

RW:   Do you expect your boss to help?

PW:    No. In fact, I expect he will fire me once he discovers the truth about my past.

RW:   How are you coping with the conflict in your life?

PW:    Not very well. I’d like to think I’m sensitive to my surroundings, but sometimes I’m so caught up in my own world, I forget to look about me. And I prefer to run rather than fight. So, confronting conflict is not one of my strong suits.

RW:   Bubble baths or steamy showers? Ocean or mountains? Puppies or kittens? Chocolate or caramel?

PW:    Bubble baths, mountains, puppies and chocolate.

RW:       If you came with a warning label, what would it say?

PW:       Hazardous to your health. Keep away at all costs.

RW:       Party life or quiet dinner for two?

PW:       Quiet dinner alone. I shy away from parties, and I lost my childhood friends many years ago.

RW:       If I could (fill in the blank) I’d (fill in the blank).

PW:       If I could fly, I’d fly away to an unknown land and start over again.

RW:       I can never (fill in the blank) because (fill in the blank).

PW:       I can never be free of my past because it still haunts me.

RW:   Those are all the questions I have for you. Thank you for speaking to me.

PW:    Thank you. Okay if I leave by the back door?

Kathryn R. Blake


Lessons in Love is Kathryn R. Blake’s sixth novel with Blushing Books, and fifth spanking romance where domestic discipline is primary to the plot.

To date, all of her heroes are dominant, alpha males who are extremely protective of the women they love. However, part of that protectiveness includes the need for a certain amount of control. They do not suffer defiance or disobedience lightly. Even so, these men aren’t infallible, and they do make mistakes, but love and respect will always triumph in the end.

Kathryn has been a member of RWA since the early 1980s and has joined several local and special interest chapters. Besides writing, Kathryn enjoys traveling, reading, attending the theatre, and is a passionate lover of animals, so much so that in 2015 a stray cat adopted her. The stray now sleeps in Kathryn’s bed. She has also recently taken up the expensive hobby of making and selling jewelry.

Her personal website,, is filled with photos and links to information about her many interests as well as peppered with quizzes, contests, games and lots of other fun things to do and she loves to hear from her readers, so she has an e-mail link at the bottom of every page.


The Plot

When Pam Weston was ordered to report to the president of Peterson Enterprises she had no idea her new boss had hired her specifically as his next pet project, so she took the assignment suspecting he would fire her before the end of the day. Recognizing a prison record rendered her unemployable by most companies, she worked hard and kept a low profile. Except, working as an executive assistant for the president was about as “high profile” as any job could get. And working for Robert Peterson in particular would present Pam with challenges she never expected.

An Excerpt:

After Mr. Peterson insists she let his driver take her home, Pam realizes her boss knows a lot more about her and her past than she realized. However, as they talk on the phone she develops some serious doubts about agreeing to his conditions.

“David doesn’t need to see me upstairs, sir. It’s not that late.”

“This is my decision, not yours, Miss Weston. Tell me again what your job is.”

“To assist you, sir,” she answered softly.

“And how do I expect you to fulfill your obligations to me?”

“By following your orders.”

“Correct. So, get out of the car and allow David to escort you inside. Since this is not a request, Miss Weston, I expect you to follow my instructions without comment or delay.”

Ironically, a part of her wanted to stick her tongue out at his bossiness, but she refrained and accepted David’s helping hand. Mr. Peterson was domineering, for sure, but he was also looking out for her in a way that made her feel safe and secure. Cared for, even.

David followed her to her apartment door, while Mr. Peterson asked what she had in her refrigerator for dinner.

“I can heat up a frozen meal.”

“Don’t bother. I’ll order something and have it delivered in fifteen minutes.”

“You shouldn’t waste your money, sir, I’m perfectly capable of—”

“Stop right there, Miss Weston, or you are going to get into trouble. I will decide what is best for you.” She harrumphed. “Not allowed,” he answered, but she sensed he was smiling again.

“You’re a bossy boss,” she teased with a half-smile as she handed David her keys.

“Oh, Miss Weston, you have no idea.
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  1. Thanks so much for inviting Pam and me to visit you this week, Rochelle.

  2. You're both very welcome! I always enjoy meeting characters.