Rating: 4 of 5 kinks!
Review by Riane:
Emma Dupree wants to build her journalism career up so she can quit her day job. To do so, she needs a big attention grabbing story to get her name out there. When she learns about the highly secretive Rod & Cane Society, where members are men and women who enjoy domestic discipline in their relationships, she knows she has her story.
When Dan sees Emma walking around her neighborhood, he imagines she’d look good in bright pink. Well, her rear end would anyway. However, introducing a spanking to someone that lives a currently vanilla lifestyle is a risky proposition. Can he persuade her to give it a chance?
I really enjoyed this book. I could relate to both Emma and Dan. They quickly became my friends and I wanted to know what happened with them. The romance story itself was solid. The sex and spankings were wonderfully hot, sweet treats. I will admit that I put the book down just over halfway through because I saw the problems coming. I liked where Emma and Dan were at that point and didn’t want the story to move forward into the hurt and heartbreak that was, of course, coming their way. I did eventually make myself continue reading and see what happened. I was happy with how it ended, so I won’t fuss at Ms Bristol for messing with my friends too much. …What do you mean they are her characters? That doesn’t matter.
I did have one issue. The book is presented as a domestic discipline story and well, it’s not. Based on the ending, it could *become* a domestic discipline relationship, even Dan admits at one point that he doesn’t really get into the discipline part and that all the spankings were erotic spankings only. The “discipline” in most of the story was more of a game. Thus the story is mainly a hot spanking story. That’s not a bad thing, unless you’re wanting domestic discipline.
I am definitely curious about the series, and will be reading book 1, Unexpected Consequences, when I get a chance. I do recommend that you give this book a quick read, and I can’t wait to see what comes next from Ms Bristol.