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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Review - Spank Me Twice Anthology by Various Authors


Title: Spank me Twice Anthology

Author: Keta Diablo, Tara S. Nichols, Jude Mason, Amber Skyze

Publisher: Noble Romance

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Rating: You Need/Want to Read


Reviewed By: Janelle


This book is a collection of short stories that, because they are by different authors, vary in their quality. As such, I decided that the most fair way to review this book was to review each story separately.

Ticket to a Spanking by Jude Mason

Julie’s the dominant wife, Ken, the naughty husband and Chris, well she’s just plain curious about it all and very horny. Ken’s speeding ticket brings these three together for an afternoon of sexy, painful pleasure. He gets his butt warmed, Julie gets to show her girlfriend just how much fun a spanking can be. And Chris is inspired to try it all on her own wayward husband.


I liked this story. It was handled with a lightheartedness that is rather rare in BDSM. It also tackles that touchy subject of introducing spanking into a relationship. Even though the story itself is fairly short, the reader still gets a feel of the characters and their feeling for each other.

While there is no actual sex in this story, it is still very sexualized and leaves the reader wondering just who is dominate once the doors close.


Rein me in by Amber Skyze

Delia is happy being a stay at home wife, spending her husband's money. Only problem? Scott doesn't share her enthusiasm. Yes, he wants his wife to enjoy the finer things in life, but he wants her to stay within a budget.

While still good, this was my least favorite of the offerings. The female lead was just vamped and leaps to the worst possible conclusion (the end of their marriage) at the drop of a hat. Her husband, likewise, completely skips past sitting her down and having a rational conversation with her about why her spending is inappropriate. This leaves the characters feel flat and hard to relate to as people.


Road Trip by Tara. S. Nichols


After a long, cold winter spent indoors, a drive in the country to an unknown destination is just what Mona needs. The simple act of going for a drive has sensuous effects on the kinky, urban girl, something, Jess, her boyfriend, is well aware of.

This story definitely brings the most heat to the book. The story is pretty close to being a porn without a point, but it was fun and well written. The characters are not the least bit subtle about what they want and are not ashamed to demand it.


Lip Service by Keta Diablo

After their recent tiff, Bryan took off for Japan on business and left Navarre home to stew. Now Bryan is expected home after two long weeks, but fate has other plans mechanical problems with his plane and no rental cars available. So what's a desperate man to do? Find his own means to get to the man he loves. When Navarre finally arrives at Bryan's hotel, he has second thoughts about challenging fate. Bryan has company in his room!

The final story in this anthology is M/M, which is not something I’m personally into, so how hot it is, is hard to judge. That said, this was the sweetest of the stories. The relationship between Navarra and Bryan is palatable in the dialog and their mannerisms around each other. And regardless of what sort of relationship you are in, driving 200 miles to be with the one you love on your anniversary, is just good old fashioned romantic.

5 comments:

  1. You Gotta Read -- my fave blog on the NET! And no wonder. Thank you so much Janelle for your kind words. The authors at Noble Romance who were in the anthology are so appreciative.

    What would we do without dedicated reviewers and bloggers. We love ya!

    Keta
    http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com

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  2. Janelle,

    Thank you so much for your time and thoughtful review of this book. Anthologies have got to be the most difficult to review but you handled this with finesse. Very much appreciated and I'm sure the others feel the same.

    Hugs
    Jude

    http://www.my-haven2001.com/

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  3. Ditto to what Keta and Jude said. Thanks for reviewing our work and so quick too!

    -Tara

    http://tarasnichols.blogspot.com
    www.tarasnichols.com

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  4. Keta, Jude, and Tara,

    You three have really made my day. I hope to read and review more of your work in the future.

    Janelle

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  5. Janelle.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review our stories and so quick too! Glad you enjoyed the anthology :)

    Amber
    http://amberskyze.blogspot.com

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