I really enjoy reading, in case you haven’t guessed that fact by now. I spend as much of my time in other worlds as possible. Sue Lyndon is one of those authors whose worlds I visit a lot. Celeste Jones is a new one to me, but I figured that she would be an author I would like if she were writing with Sue. I was right.
Papa’s Rules is a Victorian-era age play story. I know I’ve asked it before and I’ll wonder it again, what is it with age play stories being set in the Victorian era? I’ve read many that aren’t, but it seems like I’ve read more that are. Maybe it’s because of all the frilly, ruffly, lacy dresses? Who knows, and it’s really here nor there, I guess. Just one of those mysteries. I’ll still read them.
I’m choosing to believe that everyone is familiar with my lecture on age play and DD/lg so that I don’t have to go through it again. Just remember that it isn’t necessarily your kink, but it is their kink, and that’s OK.
Anyway, off to the book.
Years ago, Miss Wickersham ran across a boy dragging a young girl up the stairs of a well-to-do house. She was screaming bloody murder. Miss Wickersham knew something about the inhabitants of that house and it wasn’t anything to their benefit. She stopped and discovered that the boy was trying to sell his sister as a scullery maid. That way she would at least have a roof over her head and food in her belly. Miss Wickersham took one look at the girl and knew that she would be perfect for the special school that Miss Wickersham ran.
At Talcott House, Cammie has spent years being educated and trained just like a proper young girl should be. Miss Wickersham and her staff have trained all the girls there to be ladylike while not getting rid of their little girl side. When the girls have finished their education, Miss Wickersham finds the perfect husbands for them.
Lord Alexander Cavendish is looking for a wife. Not just a wife, he also wants a little girl that he can cherish, love, and adore. He heard that Miss Wickersham’s school has young ladies that have still kept their little girl side and who need papas as well as husbands. So, he decides to go see what is up with Talcott House and meets with Miss Wickersham. She tells him that she has the perfect little girl for him and arranges for him to marry Camellia.
This is a sweet, lovely little story. There is instalove, which is always nice. There is some spanking, but not overmuch, but you can’t have an age play story without spanking. Alexander truly cherishes Cammie, and that’s wonderful. This is a nice way to get someone interested in age play stories if they haven’t read any before and think that they sound interesting. Then they can move into the more intense stories.
I liked most of the book and thought that it was great. There was just one part I didn’t like, and that was the fact that Cammie kept being told that if she didn’t behave, someone else would be sent to her Papa, and when she met her Papa, she was terrified that if she did something wrong, she would be sent back. That was the only thing I didn’t really like. Of course, I know that it gives Alexander a chance to comfort Cammie, but I just didn’t particularly care for that little bit.
I do like that we get all threads tied up at the end, it’s a nice, tidy end that is quite satisfactory, which is always a nice thing.
Anyway, that’s all I have to say about this sweet lovely story. Go check it out! Meanwhile, happy reading!