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The Trouble With Abby

By: Stevie MacFarlane
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: �2014 by Blushing Books� and Stevie MacFarlane
18 Chapters / 58,533 Words
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Abigail Steven's life changed the moment she woke up in Connor McCabe's bed. The former Navy Seal has his own code of conduct, and is hell-bent on teaching Abby a thing or two about proper behavior, for her own good, of course. Abby thinks the bossy, overgrown G.I Joe is gorgeous. He made her heart flutter and her knees weak, but she is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. After all, she has a black belt for cripes sake.

Connor disagrees and has no problem pulling her over his knee for a little convincing. Adjusting a naughty female attitude is right up his alley. When trouble comes to The O'Malley family, Abby and Connor suddenly find themselves up to their necks in danger. The women need a hero, but who will it be?

Chapter One

Abigail Stevens was standing on the top rung of a six-foot step ladder arranging boxes of designer shoes when Connor McCabe entered the back room of her new shop and frowned.� She was barefoot, her heels kicked off at the base of the ladder, so she hadn’t totally lost her mind, but it was still incredibly reckless as far as he was concerned.�

They’d talked about this very thing, more than once. Taking chances, leaving the doors unlocked when she was there alone, were not acceptable.� Once the store was open for business, it couldn’t be avoided. There would be times she was on her own, but at least there would be customers coming and going, not a solitary woman behind paper-covered windows late at night.

He calmed his breathing, burying his frustration deep inside. She was ignoring every directive he’d given her and he didn’t like it, not one bit.� Abby was more than an hour late getting home, her glittery cell phone lying on the counter in the main part of the shop, far out of reach should she need it, and he’d been standing there a good three or four minutes and she still didn’t realize she wasn’t alone. �By now, had his intentions been evil, he could have had most of her clothes off or slit her throat.� At the very least he could be driving away in her car with her cell and purse!� No, this wasn’t something he could ignore. She was small, fragile, and she thought she was kick-ass tough, touting her black belt like it was a prize she’d won, as if it could protect her from someone like him, a former Navy Seal who’d been standing unnoticed for what, six minutes now, he realized, glancing at his watch.� He topped her by more than a foot, outweighed her by better than a hundred pounds and could move so quickly and quietly she’d never know what hit her.

Instead, he stood by the ladder, ready to offer aid if she needed it. �Brushing her long dark ponytail over her shoulder, she made her way down the rungs, feeling for each step with her bare toes.� When she settled about two feet from the bottom, Connor snaked an arm around her waist and plucked her off, swinging her up and into his arms. She screamed and struggled instinctively as he held her, staring into her frightened eyes.

“Jesus, Connor,” she swore, slapping him on the shoulder as she relaxed in his hold.� “You scared the crap out of me!”

“Daddy’s not very happy with you,” he informed her sternly.

“Connor, we talked about this,” she sighed in frustration.� “You’re only my Daddy when we’re playing, and right now I’m working, so put me down,” she insisted, with a stare that was meant to intimidate him, yet somehow failed miserably.

“So right now, I’m Connor?” he asked with slightly evil intent in his blue eyes.


“Good,” he snapped, putting his booted foot on the second rung of the ladder and flipping her in his arms.� He had her face down over his knee in a heartbeat.

“Wait,” she screamed, frozen for a moment.� “Why is that good?”

Connor smiled as he patted her bottom. “It allows me to be harsher,” he replied. “A daddy would never punish his little girl so harshly. As your man, it’s acceptable.”

“Acceptable to whom?” she screeched.

“To me,” he replied, tightening his grip on her waist.

“No, wait,” she pleaded, back-pedaling like mad.� “You can be my daddy now, if you want to.”

“Too late,” he said, smiling as his hand began to fall.� He didn’t pull her jeans or panties down; he didn’t need to.� There was more than enough power in his large hand to instill his feelings about this.� One swat covered her entire ass, and he had no intention of holding back.

She was crazy-foolish as far as he was concerned and he would make her aware of that now.

He didn’t count the slaps that rained down on her bottom; he didn’t care how many it took for her to learn this lesson.� He would spank her each and every time she ignored her personal safety and it wasn’t news to her. They’d discussed it many times and a few in this very manner.� Why she didn’t take his warnings seriously, he had no idea, but she soon would.

Abby struggled, swore and promised retribution of immense proportions as Connor turned her butt into a raging inferno.� Her hair hung almost to the floor, her feet kicked uselessly and she tried to pinch his calf.� Finding no extra skin, she used her nails to dig into him.� In response, Connor moved to the back of her thighs.

“Stop, please,” she finally begged, giving in to the pain as her tears fell.� “At least tell me why,” she demanded on a wail.

“Why?” he asked, truly shocked as his hand paused.� “You tell me, little girl,” he shot back, waiting.

Abby racked what was left of her brain.� The entire episode caught her so off guard it was hard to focus.� That added to her now scorching ass, made concentration difficult.

“The ladder?” she asked, as she twisted her head, trying to make eye contact.� Maybe if he saw her big brown tearful eyes he would relent. It had worked before.

“That’s a start,” he replied, smacking her bottom a good one.

“Oh,” she yelped, struggling to handle the sting and think.� “Um�the door being unlocked?”

“What else?” he asked as he nodded and walloped her again.

“I don’t know,” she wailed, drooping over this thick thigh.

“Where’s your cell?” he demanded, spanking her three times, hard.

“Out there on the counter,” she cried.

“And is it of any use to you, say, now when you’re at the mercy of a very determined man?” he questioned with three more cracks.

“No,” she sobbed.� “Please stop, Con, I get it, I really do.”

“Obviously you don’t,” he insisted, spanking her again and again.� “Your purse is out there, lying open with your wallet and keys in plain sight,” he growled, his huge hand resting for the moment on her burning butt.� “And you’re alone.”

“I’m not alone,” she shouted, regretting it immediately as he spanked the tops of the thighs.� “Bridget’s with me.”

“Really, I don’t see her,” he drawled, pausing.

“She was here, she just ran out to get coffee,” Abby sighed, sniffling.

“Oh, ‘Miss I can get distracted by anything that sparkles’ is your protection, your back-up?” he snorted. “Is there a reason you couldn’t have locked the door behind her? Why you couldn’t have waited until she got back before balancing on the top of a six foot ladder?”

“I, ah�I�”

“I didn’t think so,” he snapped, resuming his blistering cracks to her ass with a steady rhythm.�

“Please, Con, please,” she cried.� “I’m sorry, so sorry,” she sobbed, her small body trembling.

Connor turned her over and planted her sore bottom on his thigh, holding her in place as she tried to hop down.� Grasping her chin, he forced her to look at him.

“I will not tolerate this, Abigail.� I know what having your own shop means to you and I support you 100 percent, but not under these circumstances,” he barked as her eyes studied his face.

Cropped blonde hair, clear blue eyes and a chiseled jaw that currently had a tick in it were not very reassuring. Abby had no doubt that this scene would be replayed each and every time she disobeyed him on something he took seriously.� Part of her wanted to tell him to fuck off and mind his own business, even though it would certainly ensure her spanking wasn’t over.� However, it was another part of her that stopped her.� Inside, despite the painful discipline, there was the gooey warm feeling his dominance brought out.� His no-nonsense attitude when it came to her well-being both frustrated her and turned her on, right down to her pink toenails.�

Connor loved her, she had no doubt, and this wasn’t some macho, alpha act.� This was who he was, overprotective, demanding, bossy and used to being obeyed.� He was also loving, gentle and fun.� It was a lethal combination as far as her heart went, and as much as he pissed her off, she wouldn’t change one hair on his head.

“Why didn’t you call me when you knew you were going to be late?” he asked softly.

Abby wasn’t fooled by his change of tone or the accusing look in his eyes. One smart-assed comment, and he would resume spanking her with a vengeance.

“The time just got away from me, baby,” she answered truthfully, wiping her eyes on the sleeve of her shirt.� “I have so much to do before I open, and it’s only two weeks away.� A major shipment of stock is coming in on Saturday and I don’t even have a place to put it.� Shelves have to be put up and there are displays to get ready.� I haven’t even unpacked my computer system or register yet. I had no idea everything would take so long.”

“Why haven’t you asked for help?” he scowled.

“It’s my responsibility. You’re working for Mason now and at the pub.� I’ll�”

“You’ll swallow your pride and ask for help, is what you’ll do,” he informed her, lifting her to the floor.� “Put your shoes on and hand me the rest of those boxes.”

Half an hour later, all the shoes were on the upper shelves, arranged neatly according to style and size.� Bridget still wasn’t back and it was no surprise when Dell walked into the shop.

“Anyone see my bride?” he asked, looking around.� “She was supposed to be home an hour ago and I can’t reach her on her cell.”

“No,” Connor replied, lifting a heavy box onto a display case in the main part of the store, “but she better hope you find her before I do.”

“What did she do now?” Dell asked, sighing.

“She was supposed to be here with Abby and I found this one by herself doing all sorts of naughty things,” he replied, indicating a blushing Abby.

Abby elbowed him away from the box and managed to make him grunt.

“Hey,” he yelled, “for someone who just got her bottom roasted, you’re pretty fresh.”

“She went to get coffee,” Abby offered, pulling Styrofoam out of the box that Connor had sliced open.

“How long ago?” Dell asked, checking his watch.

“Oh, maybe half an hour ago,” Abby replied

“Maybe an hour and a half,” Connor corrected, giving Abby a stern look.

“An hour and a half?” Dell asked, looking at his watch.� “There’s a coffee shop around the corner.� Where was she parked?”

“Out back,” Abby replied, feeling a little worried herself, now that she really thought about it.

Dell headed through the store to the back entrance.� In the weak glow from one security light, he saw Bridget lying crumpled on the pavement as soon as he pushed open the heavy steel door.� Her leg was at an odd angle and there was no sign of her car.

“Call 9-1-1 and tell them we need an ambulance and call Rory,” he shouted through the open door as he ran to his wife.� Abby and Connor were right behind him as Abby fumbled with her cell.

Bridget opened her eyes to a roomful of people, hushing and shushing each other loud enough to make the pounding in her head seem quiet.

“What happened, Winston?” she whispered to her husband as he held her hand gently.

“I don’t know, baby.� We were hoping you could tell us,” Dell replied, glaring at the others to shut up.� “Do you remember anything?”

“No, what’s wrong with me?” she asked as she tried to focus.

“Your leg is broken and you have a concussion, but you’re going to be alright,” he assured her, kissing her forehead.� “You just need to rest, now.”

“Where’s Abby?� Is she alright?” Bridget asked, searching the room.

“Abby’s fine, sweetheart, other than being worried about you.� She and Connor are at the police station giving a statement.� Don’t worry about her.� The doctor wants you to rest.”

“Bridget, do you know who did this?� Did you see anyone around the car when you left the building?” Rory asked, elbowing his way through his family to the other side of his sister’s bed.� “What time was it?� Abby said you were going to get coffee; did this happen before you left or after you got back to the parking area?� Damn it, Dell, I told you not to let her have that Maserati.� That’s one of the most commonly stolen vehicles in the country and why red?” he demanded.� “Nothing like tempting fate,” he continued with a grimace.

“She didn’t exactly ask me,” Dell shot back, grinding his teeth as he remembered the night he came home from work and spotted the sports car in Bridget’s parking space.� Before they were married, he’d refused to buy her the car, and instead bought her a safe, economical Honda.� Now, apparently having the Winston name was enough of a guarantee because she’d traded in the Honda without his permission or his signature.�

He spanked her of course, intent on making her bottom as red and hot as that fiery car, but it didn’t change the outcome.� Bridget got the car she wanted, well, at least for a little while.� Who knew where it was now.

Getting the third-degree from Bridget’s oldest brother, Detective Rory O’Malley, made him wish he’d spanked her harder.

“Honey, can you tell me anything, anything at all?” Rory asked gently stroking Bridget’s hair.� “Even if you don’t think it’s important.� I need to find out who did this to you,” he said, swallowing his rage.

“It’s not Winston’s fault,” Bridget whispered, closing her eyes.� “I went behind his back to buy the car. �The last thing I remember is reaching into the car to get the coffee tray and feeling a horrible pain in my leg.� I’m sorry Rory, my head hurts.”

“Alright, that’s it,” Maeve O’Malley insisted, moving away from her husband’s side.� “It’s time for my wee girl to rest now.� Go on, everyone out,” she said, shooing her family to the door after allowing them to kiss Bridget’s cheek.� “That means you, too, Rory,” she added when she saw her eldest son making no move to leave.� “Tomorrow she’ll be a mite spryer, I’m thinkin’,” she said, soothing Bridget’s brow.� “Dell, stop over to the house.� I imagine they’ll be puttin’ you out of here soon.”

“Ma, I’m not here as her brother, I’m here as a detective, investigating an assault and robbery,” Rory insisted.

“You’re her brother first and a policeman second, isn’t that right, Sean,” Maeve replied crisply, looking to her husband.

“Your mother’s right, son,” Sean said.� “Bridget needs tender care, not badgerin’ right now.� You and Tess come to the house and we’ll hash out what’s to be done.”

Rory caved, not gracefully, but just the same he kissed Bridget’s cheek, shot a disgusted look at Dell and walked out of the room.

“You’ll be along, Dell?” Maeve asked, patting his back kindly.

“Yes, as soon as she’s settled for the night.”

Maeve nodded, kissed her daughter, and allowed her husband to take her arm as they left the room.

The minute the door closed behind them, Bridget’s eyes popped open.

“Why you little faker,” Dell said in shock, his own eyes narrowing.

“Don’t scold me, Winston, and don’t take anything Rory says right now to heart.� It’s all personal with him and he’d have asked me the same questions ten different ways.� My head does hurt and I’m not up for that.� Tomorrow I’ll tell him every little detail I can think of.� Are you mad about the car?”

“I don’t give a shit about the damn car, other than I’m mad at myself for not making you take it back,” he said quietly, kissing the hand he was holding.� “I can see now that I should have taken a much tougher stand on that and I’m eternally grateful they took the item of lesser value.”

“What?” she asked slightly confused.

“You, Bridget, they didn’t take you,” he whispered with tears in his eyes.

Martha on 09/11/2015 07:14am
Hope there will be more.
Adele on 05/28/2015 03:49pm
I didn't realize this was part of the O'Malley series. If I had I would have rea it sooner. I have not read a McFarlen book I haven't loved. Keep them coming.
sarah on 01/20/2015 10:05pm
I enjoyed this story! I haven't read the other books in this series but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of this book. I really enjoyed this author and the story line so I am definitely going to go back and read the rest of the series. Although Abby and Conner are already a couple at the start of book, we get to see them grow as a couple and learn more about each other. It has some great spanking scenes!
Tine on 12/14/2014 12:43am
Loved it.
Laurel Lasky on 12/10/2014 01:16pm
Another awesome book by Stevie MacFarlane in the ongoing story of the O'Mally family and how the family sticks together when threatened by a sick, demented man. More from Abby and Conner and all of the other couples. This book has a little bit of everything, spanking, romance, hot sex, mystery, suspense, danger, violence and other family affairs and also some very funny laughter out loud moments. Bravo Stevie!
Laurel Lasky on 12/10/2014 11:50am
Another awesome book by Stevie MacFarlane in the ongoing story of the O'Mally family and how the family sticks together when threatened by a sick, demented man. More from Abby and Conner and all of the other couples. This book has a little bit of everything, spanking, romance, hot sex, mystery, suspense, danger, violence and other family affairs and also some very funny laughter out loud moments. Bravo Stevie!
Redrabbitt on 12/06/2014 08:07pm
I loved this story that is a continuation of the O'Malley series, with this one covering Abby Stevens and Connor McCabe. The story kept the reader on the edge of their seat with all the twist and turns. The dialogue had me laughing out loud so many times. Although we found out who the bad guy was, we still were left in constant suspense as to how the story was going to play out. I loved that Abby proved herself as a true heroine and impressed the naysayers! The story had lots of hot spanking scene and the sex between Abby and Connor sizzled.
Denise on 12/02/2014 04:10pm
I love the O'Malley's so much, and wish i was a part of their family. The men are all alpha's and the women are all strong and capable, but love their men to distraction. This is one of the best series out there and you get to relive with all of them over and over again. Written so well. This is a must read series, it gives you everything you need. So well done.
Elizabeth on 12/02/2014 02:45pm
Great read with engaging characters. loved the family and the obvious affection between them. the main characters were engaging and lovable. There were many hot spankings to go around! Fantastic read
Margaret Corcoran on 12/01/2014 01:46pm
Great fun book with lots more from The OMalley Family. Really well written that has lots of spankings love and sex. It finishes their story but can also be read as a stand alone. I really enjoyed this story and would love to highly recommend it.
Laura on 11/30/2014 09:55pm
The Trouble With Abby is a continuation of Stevie MacFarlane "O'Malley Family Series". This is Abby Stevens and Connor McCabe's story. In it the author once again gives us spankings, intrigue, laughter, love, oh and let's not forget smoking hot sex. While at the Abby's dream store getting it ready for the opening Bridget is mugged outside and we find out that Jack Harley is back. The O'Malley Clan are all here and accounted for as the story takes us through their lives. Once again Stevie MacFarlane has done a great job of reeling us in and making us root for anyone who is part of The O'Malleys. If you haven't read the other books in this series, that's ok as this book can definitely be read as a stand alone. That being said, I would humbly suggest that after reading this one you go back and see how everyone got together while enjoying the fun and excitement of each and every book. As for all the other readers who have followed The O'Malley Family from the beginning i know you've waited for this book and will like it just as much as the others that you have read.
Firefly on 11/29/2014 08:21am
Another delightful book by Stevie MacFarlane. There was a bit of mystery thrown in with the romance and snippets from the lives of other characters. I was concerned to note Connor's view that Abby was a "twit". That view also seemed to be reflected in the other male characters' view of their sisters, wives and even mother. Bridget's antics with the taser seemed contrived to put her firmly in the role of a "twit" albeit a loveable one. In the case of Connor and Abby, that situation was resolved satisfactorily when he observed that she was capable of looking after herself and realised that he had been somewhat unfair. Throughout the love between all the parties was clear. Please read this series!
Lin on 11/27/2014 07:39pm
Every book this author puts out is so wonderful. I love the O'Malley family.. This book had a little more suspense and I had a hard time putting it down., Stevie MacFarlane never disappoints.
C.A.N on 11/27/2014 05:47pm
Awesome Book Another Favorite from this Author she writes like im in the room with them and i love it.
soundslikefun13 on 11/25/2014 05:38pm
I love Stevie MacFarlene’s books. This book continues following the O’Malley family and their adventures. This book follows Connor and Abby not actually O’Malleys but are part of the family none the less. Learn are Abby and Connor as they continue to explore their life together. There is plenty of adventure and of course discipline.
Timberlan127 on 11/25/2014 05:17pm
As with all of her books Ms. MacFarlane grabs your attention right from the first sentence with her compelling characters and the sense of unconditional love and support of family. I love the comfortable feeling of belonging that you feel when reading this authors stories. In this story Bridget is hurt when a car thief steals her new car. It's not long after that that the men realize that someone is out to hurt one or all of their women. The mystery begins and the OMalley men become extra diligent in the protecting of their women. I enjoyed the added excitement of an element of mystery in this story. Who wants to harm the O'Malley women??? If you are looking for a great DD romance then don't miss out on this wonderful story full of strong feisty women and dominant caring men. Enjoy!!!
Jaycee on 11/24/2014 02:38pm
I absolutely love the O'Malley clan and was extremely excited to see a new story! Stevie MacFarlane once again draws the reading into the O'Malley family antics and makes you wish you didn't have to leave. Along with the usual drama of such a large family, we get a disturbing man who is out to harm certain members of the family. It was so fun to see what the ladies were up to and how they tried to get around their men. The scene where the ladies are learning how to use the "contraband" was so hilarious, I laughed out loud! Although the romance centers around Connor and Abby, we get quite a bit of time with several other couples as well. While Connor was too dominant for my tastes, I liked seeing how his relationship with Abby progressed. It was also wonderfully satisfying to see him eat some crow at the end of the story! I do hope we get another adventure to read soon - MacFarlane makes this family feel so real that I just want to go visit for an extended vacation!
Marybeth on 11/24/2014 10:19am
Ahhh…the next story about the O’Malleys. This is mostly about Abby and Connor, who we met in the last story. Connor and Abby are living together and of course, have a domestic discipline relationship. There is also a lot about the different O’Malley couples. I really love this series that Stevie MacFarlane has imagined. I really hope that this is not the last one! Anyways, there is a lot of spanking in the story, mostly of a disciplinary nature. There is also a mystery to be solved. I give this story 5 stars.
Maggie R on 11/24/2014 09:02am
This is a wonderful edition to the series. I've been waiting for Abby and Connor's story to continue and I was not the least bit disappointed. Ms. MacFarlane has a wonderful ability to bring these characters alive in all of her books. In The Trouble With Abby, we get to see the relationship that began in an instant attraction grow between Abby, a fiesty woman who is looking for love and yet will not give up her independence and Connor, a gorgeous alpha male who knows how to take care of his own - be that turn her across his knee or help her to find everything she needs to be fulfilled. This book brings in all the characters of the series to the point that you wish you were related to them. It is a loving, funny, romantic and sexy story that I highly recommend to anyone who likes spankings and love that is true and deep. Very well done.
angel on 11/24/2014 06:03am
Awesome read this story is filled with romance and action A strong Alpha male who knows what the heroine needs weather it be a cuddle or trip over his knee The heroine is a smart strong feisty brat who keeps everyone on their toes The plot is well written it grabs you and keeps you turning the pages wondering what the O'Malley females will do next You don't want to miss this one
Rhonda on 11/23/2014 09:57pm
A Welcome addition to the wonderful O'Malley series I love this series. The characters are are well rounded and all the various relationships, romantic, family and friends draw you into the story. In this book Connor and Abby are trying to build their life together in the midst of the stress of her setting up her new shop when a threat from the O'Malley's past puts all the women in danger. You'll enjoy sharing all the ups and downs as these feisty woman and the men that love them continue their DD relationships.
Rhonda on 11/23/2014 09:54pm
A Welcome addition to the wonderful O'Malley series I love this series. The characters are are well rounded and all the various relationships, romantic, family and friends draw you into the story. In this book Connor and Abby are trying to build their life together in the midst of the stress of her setting up her new shop when a threat from the O'Malley's past puts all the women in danger. You'll enjoy sharing all the ups and downs as these feisty woman and the men that love them continue their DD relationships.
SH on 11/23/2014 06:23pm
A fantastic addition to the O'Malley saga!! I loved everything about this book, it is written so well with a great plot! It was wonderful to visit with the entire family again. If you have not read this series you just don't know what you are missing! I sincerely hope this is not the last installment!
lm on 11/23/2014 05:32pm
This book is an amazing addition to the O'Malley family!! Although the books are stand alone, I would recommend reading all of them! This book is Abby's and Connor's story and has a little bit of everything from, spanking, mystery and a little bit of age play (but not to much). The plot is good, it hooks you from the very beginning, I finished it in one day! I will definitely be reading more of her books!
SL on 11/23/2014 08:56am
4 stars. This was a cute Irish family sticks together when threatened by a bad guy trying to hurt any of the females in the family. All of the women are intelligent. All are spanked by their dominant males. Abby is opening a new business and Conner is there to help her and protect her. Abby and Conner are in love and Abby is willing to submit to her man even if he is over bearing and way too protective. There is sex before marriage. There is anal play and spankings with the hand and paddle. It had a happy ending.
Mary Keenen on 11/23/2014 06:39am
Stevie MacFarlane Does It Again I just love the way this author writes DD. The romance is the main part of her stories along with love and respect. These women are strong and intelligent but love their men passionately. She has a wonderful sense of humor and has you laughing out loud at the mischief the main character gets into, in this instance is Abby. Connor and Abby have great chemistry and I know you will enjoy.

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