Anthology-Dirty Daddies

So, last year, a bunch of Daddy authors got together and started a party room on FB. There’s a lot of parties, jokes, posts, and so forth in there. There’s also a pretty damn awesome anthology that came out of it. And I was the lucky one to get a full ARC of the whole Dirty Daddies anthology. Rayanna Jamison asked me if I wanted it, which I feel like was some kind of test, because, like I’m going to say no?

There are 12 stories in here by 13 authors, since Rayanna and Allysa teamed up on their story. All of the authors have written Daddy stories before, and I had read all but two of them, and they were both on my TBR. But, shall we talk about what my TBR looks like on any given day?

There are a lot of reasons that I like to read anthologies like this. One is that you get a lot of takes on the theme, and there is quite a range in here. Another is that you can get a good flavor of authors you aren’t familiar with, which in my case was Laylah Roberts and J.M. Dabney. Some of the stories in here, like Golden Angel’s Little Leigh, Pepper North’s Sylvie, and Katie Douglas’ Daddy’s Precious Little Girl belong in established worlds, while others are new stories in new worlds. And then you get Brianna Hale, who got her inspiration from a thread on FB. And Brianna? I think I read that thread too. I probably said that it would be the only way that I would exercise too. LOL.

All 12 stories are good stories and I like them all. And I would really like to have any one of these 12 Daddies, because they are so yummy and Daddy-licious. But, like with any anthology, there are going to be stories that I like more than others. Because that’s just how it is.

If you have read my blog, you can probably guess that Lindsay’s Secret by Emily Tilton is one of my favorites, because yeeeeeaahhhhh. We all know how I feel about Emily and the way that she writes about erotic humiliation, because it’s just so dirty the way that she does it. I mean the language around it. I know, I know, every time I talk about Emily, I say that, but that’s because every time I read her books, I’m struck by it. The only way for it to get hotter is to listen to an audiobook. I can’t listen to her audiobooks while I’m driving. It’s a rule. But, I liked watching Lindsay and Rick figuring things out.

J.M. Dabney’s An Odd Little Girl is another one of my favorites. They wrote a fun little story about a Daddy finding his little girl, and a little girl finding the Daddy she’s always needed, but never knew she needed. I really like Via because she really just exudes sweetness and light, and I could totally feel that. I like how Donavan accepts everything about Via, including the rest of her family. And frankly, I think her family is just ridiculously wonderful.

Aubrey Cara’s Cry for Daddy is another favorite of mine. It’s darker than the rest of the stories, but it’s not totally dark, just darker than the others. Her story is about Lily and Maximus, and how they fit together in each other’s lives and with the world in general. I felt sorry for Lily, but also I felt like she kept a core essential of who she was hidden. Maximus wasn’t the entire hardass that he wants to believe he was. Not to say he isn’t a hardass badass, but he has a soft marshmallowy center.

OK, if you want 12 smoking hot Daddies, then this is definitely the anthology that you need to get. Of course, I’m willing to fight you for several of the Daddies, and spoiler, I fight dirty. I enjoyed each and every story, and I will definitely reread the stories when I need a quick Daddy pick up.

family-1469130_1920

Katie Douglas-Leave Me Breathless

Leave Me Breathless is the last of the books at Lemon Tree Ranch, and I’m sad to go. I really like all those dominant cowboys. Who doesn’t want a super hot, bossy cowboy? Oh, excuse me, in Jake’s case, horse guy.

This is the story of Dylan and Jake. They are a second chance romance, and it was like to break my heart. Dylan was a vet, but for reasons, she now works at an animal rescue and sanctuary. She loves her job, she loves working with horses. One day, she gets sent out to get a horse that has been hurt, and it turns out she’s going to the Lemon Tree, where she’s just sure that she’s going to run into Jake, because he’s the horse guy at the ranch. She doesn’t want to do that, for so, so, so many reasons.

Jake sees Dylan, and he’s all torn and conflicted. He still has all the feelz for her, but they came to a huge and flaming end, which included the cops being called. That makes it hard on him because of all the aforementioned feelz.

I couldn’t dislike either Jake or Dylan. I think they were both a victim of certain circumstances which led to bad things happening. I think that Dylan was a very strong and caring character. Of course, that doesn’t mean that she isn’t going to make mistakes, but I think that it does mean that she will eventually own up to them. Of course, it’s that eventually that’s always a problem, isn’t it? No one ever wants to really own up to their mistakes, and it’s even harder when they are mistakes that you may feel really embarrassed about. I mean, I have things that I am still embarrassed about 25 years later. And how old am I that I can think of things happening 25 years ago and remember everything?

Jake has always been a good guy. He’s been a quiet guy for most of the series, but dependable and there when everyone has needed him. Solid, you know? I really like that. And that’s exactly what Dylan needs to have, as soon as she figures out that’s what she needs to have.

iceland-1747368_1920

I had a bad feeling about what happened to Betsy’s leg. People suck.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. You know what to do. Happy reading!

Katie Douglas-Take Me Hard

Katie Douglas has a thing for lemons and Arizona, I think. Or at least, that’s my working theory for right now. Mostly because Take Me Hard is the 3rd book in her Arizona Heat books, and they all take place on the Lemon Tree Ranch. See? Lemons and Arizona.

This one is about Kinsley and Clay. Clay is Lawson’s brother, from the first book, and a part owner of the ranch. He’s a total Dom, but mostly just at clubs and play parties. He’s watched his brother and his friend both find their matches, but he hasn’t yet, and he hasn’t really been looking. That is, until he quite literally hits Kinsley with a car.

Kinsley is hitchhiking her way from Alabama to Los Angeles. She has dreams of becoming an actress. She’s been good at acting in school, so surely she can get in to acting easily. She got left at the side of the road by the last jerk to pick her up, and when she saw Clay, she got desperate and decided to take matters into her own hands and jumped out in front of him. Luckily, the horse trailer behind him was empty and he was mostly able to stop fast enough to not barrel right over her. I mean, yeah, he still bumped into her, but bumping into her at 5 MPH is a helluva lot better than bumping into her at 55 MPH, and a helluva lot more survivable.

I like Kinsley a lot, but she is painfully young. She is 18, but I don’t necessarily mean chronologically young. I mean, she is that too, but that’s not what I mean here. She has a dream that she’s hooked onto and she doesn’t want to let it go, but then she doesn’t have a plan for how to get from Point A to Point B. She just kind of thinks that everything is going to happen the way that she wants. And, for me at least, that’s a very young kind of thing. But, she’s also got a very old streak. She has spent years taking care of her father because her mother really can’t, and that part of her is really just old and cynical. I do think that it’s possible for both parts to co-exist in one person. Not easily, true, but possible.

I think Clay is really well pulled together. He knows who he is and he’s perfectly happy with being who and what he is. He’s not interested in what anyone else thinks about him, he’s just happy being Clay. He’s really grounded, and I think that’s exactly what Kinsley needs.

meadow-76358_1920

I love how she describes her first experience with the riding crop.

I love how good Clay is when it comes to her mom. He’s just there, doing what needs to be done. It’s pretty awesome.

OK, that’s all from me today. Go check it and all the other books out. Happy reading!

Katie Douglas-Make Me Stay

On this lovely cloudy day in Central Maine, I’m happy to bring you Katie Douglas’ newest book, Make Me Stay. This is the second book in her Arizona Heat series, and it takes place in… You guessed it, Arizona. And this particular series takes place on the Lemon Tree Ranch.

So, Harper’s been everywhere, man. She’s a perpetual wanderer. She lives in her VW van, and is perpetually on the road. When she needs money, she’ll pick up a job at a diner somewhere for a few weeks until her feet get itchy again. She’s also a member of the hit it and quit it club. She doesn’t want a relationship, she doesn’t really want to have anything to do with guys outside of their cocks. When that starts happening, it also prompts her to leave and start back on her perpetual journey to wherever it is she’s going. One night, after leaving one man, she ends up having to pull over to find somewhere to sleep. She ends up blocking the access to a ranch and since it was dark, she didn’t know that she did it.

The next morning, Barrett goes out to do his job, and finds a van blocking his way. Since he can’t get his truck in, he goes out and does his patrol on horseback. Then he decides that he will wake up whoever is in the van and get them to move their van, and oh yeah, to make them do a full day’s work to help him make up for the time he missed doing stuff on horseback instead of in his truck. He figures it’s some guy, right until Harper pops up, barely awake and even more barely dressed. He pretty much just fell for her right then and there. At least fell in lust with her. He tells her that she has to do a full day’s work, and she’s like whatevs, I’m out of here. Until she wasn’t.

I think that Barrett was kind of an asshole in the beginning, but not necessarily on purpose, if that makes sense. I think it’s more that he’s just a little bit awkward, socially, and he didn’t know how to actually handle the fact that he wanted to spank and fuck Harper, and that he doesn’t want her to leave, but not, you know, in a creepy way, even if it did reach a bit creepy there for a minute. I do think that he’s mostly a good guy, with a good heart, who has been hurt, and who hasn’t quite figured out how to get past that. He’s also pretty damn kinky.

Harper is kind of afraid of everything, I think. She didn’t have the best role models, but that happens to a lot of people and they don’t run away, but none of us react the same way. Anyway, fear became Harper’s reaction, and she was afraid of everything and she was trying to find whatever she could to fill up that hole and control her fear. Does that make sense? I think it does, at least it does to me. LOL. I think that she is pretty self-reliant and independent and I do really like her.

This book overlaps the last book, but you don’t have to have read it to be able to read this one, they are both standalones.

9cbe8772827b8b1854db7eca7db72552

I was so sad when the VW met its fate, because it meant so many things to Harper.

I also liked their first scene, it was hot!

That’s all I have to say for this one! You know where to go to find it. Happy reading!

Katie Douglas-Tie Me Down

Katie Douglas is back with a book under her lighter name. Tie Me Down is sweet, loving, and pretty damn sexy. It’s a nice short read if you need to have something to read that’s a good steamy mood uplifter.

Alana is on the run from her BS asshat ex-boyfriend, Jimbo. She’s currently 5 months pregnant, and when she finally told him, he beat the shit out of her to try to make her lose it. So, when she got a chance, she grabbed his shitty car and left Seattle. Now she’s in Arizona and trying to deal with the horrible heat. When she tries to put some gas in her car, she ends up passing out and landing on the forecourt of the gas station.

Lawson and his brothers run the Lemon Tree Ranch. His brothers head out for the weekend on ranch business, leaving Lawson and one of their hands there. When they go to get gas, they get there just in time to see a pregnant woman collapse right in front of them. Lawson runs over to see if they can help, and he ends up loading the woman into his truck and taking her home.

Lawson is a wonderful man. He doesn’t have any ulterior motive in helping Alana. He just does it because that’s what a decent human being does. You help someone who is in trouble. He offered her a guest room for as long as she needed, and offered to help get her on her feet. And all this before he really got to know her or was really attracted to her. See, decent man. Decent man who likes to spank women, but it’s not like the two things are at odds with each other.

Alana is at what was my favorite part of my pregnancy. You aren’t tired from the first trimester and you aren’t feeling like a huge whale like in the 3rd trimester. You just have the 2nd trimester hornies. Ahhhh, how well I remember those days. But, she’s really a lost soul. She has spent too much time being run down and thrown away by her loved ones, so she’s just a little untethered from anything. Lawson turns into her rock, but in a good way. He gives her the support that she needs so that she can find herself. He doesn’t rescue her as much as give her the ability to rescue herself, I think. Either way, she really deserves to have a good man like Lawson.

barbed-wire-fence-wire-mesh-110649

My heart seriously broke when Lawson’s bros came home, and Alana reacted the way that she did. I mean, I knew that Jimbo was a total fuck, but up to that point, I didn’t realize just exactly how much of a total fuck he was.

OK, that’s all I have to say today! Go check it out! Happy reading!

Katie Douglas-Flame Daddies

Katie Douglas has been having a good month. First she released an Aria Adams book, and now we’re getting a spinoff of her 24th Century Daddies ‘verse. (Her Daddy and Her Master was one of my first daddy books and was my first Katie book) Today, not only are we getting Daddies, we’re getting dragons, and a reverse harem with Flame Daddies.

Alora is a princess. She’s not just A princess, she’s THE princess, the daughter of the Emperor-Paramount of the Interplanetary Alliance, in other words, the ruler of the entire galaxy. So, she’s a pretty important person. Which is why slavers kidnapped her after they blew up the government center on Nidia, which Alora is pretty sure also killed her father. Luckily, she gets rescued.

Argon, a silver dragon, Sharpe, an emerald dragon, Brynn who is gold, and Canavan who is an amethyst dragon are 4 brothers. They have managed to… acquire a spaceship. It’s hard for dragons to own things like spaceships since the elves on Telia II, with whom they share a planet, want to kill them all off. In fact, there are very, very few dragons left any more because of the genocide the elves are committing. Species-cide? Whatever. But, the boys have managed to get one, and they are on their way to Telia I to see if it’s a good planet for dragons when their sensors show that there is dragon DNA on a ship ahead of them. They figure there’s eggs on the ship, so they are going to go rescue them, but when they get there, they find Alora. So, of course, they rescue her.

All the boys are attracted to her, and the funny thing is that they all pretty much have the same thought, which is that they shouldn’t let their brothers know that they are attracted to a humanoid. Hmmm… Didn’t stop them though, now did it? Some of the dragons have cool fire power. Sharpe and his green fire are healing, so when he flames Alora, he heals all her injuries. Canavan’s purple fire is even better. He can adjust the temperature and he can make his flame stoke the feelings of lust, and OMG he does. The guys also have a pouch on their bellies when they are dragons that they can use to carry things, like ginormous, scaly kangaroos. I thought it was just like a built-in Baby Bjorn, since they tuck Alora in there when they are flying. Kind of fits for a Daddy book, even though there isn’t so much age play in this one. Since it’s a Katie book, it’s sweet with a nice bit of funny too. I’m hoping we might run into some old friends as we go through the rest of the series, since we already know one half-elf.

tmp855871500656312321

OK, without going back and checking, I’m wondering if the story that the dragons tell Alora about the reason the war picked back up is about Flin from Her Daddy and Her Master, but I can’t remember right off how old he is. I’m going to have to go back and check to see if I’m right or not.

I’m looking forward to seeing Alora rule with the guys backing her up. I hope that there are still a lot of dragons. I want to know what she’s going to name the planet.

OK, that’s all for today. Go check out all of Katie’s Daddy books. Happy reading!

Anthology-N.E.R.D.

Wait, hang on, let me switch out of 80’s movie mode. OK, N.E.R.D., that’s what I meant. N.E.R.D. Naughty, Erotic, Romantic Doms is an anthology with 8 hot, sexy, funny, spanking stories by 7 authors. Golden Angel gets a double bite at the apple. The stories are all pretty short and the entire book is a super quick read. That means that you are going to only get my reactions to the stories, because I don’t want to spoil anything. Trust me, you don’t want me to spoil anything either.

Felicity Brandon-Zoe’s Impetus

Poor Zoe, she’s going to fail botany, but her professor decides to offer her a hand. I tell you what, if I had a professor like Neil, then I would probably have passed some of my maths classes. LOL. I would definitely think about switching my major to botany. Definitely seems to work as a good focusing method.

Jack Crosby-Of Demons and Nerds

I’ve never read a story that Jack Crosby has solo written. I’ve read a couple that he co-wrote with Jaye Elise, and they were pretty awesome, so I was really excited to read his story. Remember how I said that the stories in this book were funny? This was pretty much the funniest story. It’s very tongue-in-cheek and self-referential. I’m definitely going to be tracking down more of his stories.

Katie Douglas-The Doctor’s Companion

This is Katie’s second entry on the blog today. Hi Katie! And I think this story is my favorite story. I love long multi-colored scarves, know what celery is good for, love Jelly Babies, think fezzes are cool, and love crotchety Scottish men. In short, I am a Whovian, so I may be predisposed to like this story, but it’s all very spoofy, in the very, very best way. I have to say, if a man with a flying police box, whether it’s red or blue, comes up to me and asks me to come with him, I’m forgetting the ice cream altogether.

Rue Raven-Walking Disaster

Rue Raven is another new one to me. I’ll be tracking down more of her work, because I really enjoyed this story. I can relate to Grace. There are often disasters around me too, and I’ve done things like give myself a concussion by walking into a glass wall, and pulling my shoulder washing my hair. Yup. Graceful to a fault, that’s totally me. I totally think good structure and ADHD medicine would help Grace a lot, as well as Jake’s spankings. And I hope Gina chokes on her fake tits.

Golden Angel-Alien Online

This is Golden’s first entry in the book. You know how they say you never know who’s on the other side of the computer screen when you’re talking to them? Well, sometimes you really don’t know who’s on the other side of the screen. Let’s just say, I’m up for this kind of probing.

Sassa Daniels-Elise in Wonderland

Yeah, not everyone is into video games and comic books, and there are a lot of purists out there who are disconcerted by seeing how something they love has been changed to suit pop culture. Not that I’ve ever sat and nit-picked a movie for costuming or sword fights or anything. No really, I haven’t. And I don’t have any co-workers who are going to take me to task for it either. Although, I think Elise should’ve gotten a little pass, because the guy was asking for it.

Morganna Williams-The Mugged and the Restless

Clueless boss and focused assistant is a pretty common trope. However, Morganna kind of flips it around and turns it into something a little different. Personally, I really like Morganna’s version better than I like some of the others I’ve seen. And I think pocket protectors are completely overrated. I get why people wear them, they have a use, but still, who wants them?

Golden Angel-Cosplay Connection

Hi, my name is Clara and I went to cons when I was younger. I cosplayed back before they called it cosplay. Yeah, I’m talking OMG, 25+ years ago. Fuck, I’m old. There are no pictures of it anymore, but I used to dress up like Death from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. I rocked it. And I totally rocked the cloak I wore. Damn, I miss those days. Of course, the cons I went to weren’t all that big, and I don’t think one of them exists anymore. I don’t remember any of the cons I ever went to having speed dating, but I suppose it could’ve happened. I did have a con hookup that turned into a long-term relationship. It wasn’t as good as this one though. I would definitely have preferred Diana’s hookup.

OK, that’s what you’re getting from me about N.E.R.D. Go check the book out! Fun, quick, easy, sexy reads. Perfect for that 20 minute break.

Katie Douglas-Mated to the Highlanders

Katie Douglas is back with her Scottish Highlands based RH, and this time, we’re moving out from just a little paranormal and into full-on paranormal, because we have shifters. And such might shifters. So, let’s talk about Mated to the Highlanders.

It’s time for the dance again so that the people of Gleanash can find their spouses. Remember, in this wee village, it’s the tradition that women have 2 husbands, because life is hard and cheap, and men die. With 2 husbands, a woman is still going to have a protector for her and her children if something happens to one of them. Well, the spirits have been busy and our last book had 3 husbands. This one goes even further and everyone involved is confused. At least no bagpipes were involved in our main group.

Tabitha lives with her grandmother, and is generally relatively happy. She is pretty sure that she’s never going to get married because she’s hiding a secret. For 3 days every month, she turns into a Scottish wildcat. OK, I had to look up Scottish wildcats, since I thought of them as big, until I read the book. Scottish wildcats are the only wild feline left in Britain, but they may not be all that wild. They are about the same size as your house cat, so they interbreed with house cats, which means that there probably aren’t any truly wild wildcats anymore. Anyway, back to Tabby who turns into a cat 3 days a month. She can’t control it and she does everything she can to make sure that no one knows that she turns in to a cat, but when she’s a cat, she’s fearless and wild and bold.

Even though Tabitha doesn’t want to go to the dance because she knows she’s not getting married, her grandmother drags her along. As she’s walking over to talk to Frazer, her crush, she feels the pain of turning into a wildcat, so she rushes into the woods. However, at some point after turning, she ends up in the circle with Frazer and his friends, Campbell, Kivan, andĀ Innis. And, as they are all dancing together, these 4 men and a cat, they are all bound together by the spirit world and married, and now they have 3 days to either consummate or get over it.

Frazer, Campbell, Kivan, and Innis are all quite surprised when they realize that there is a wildcat in the dancing circle that they have formed. They are even more surprised by the fact that they are dancing at all, because they hadn’t planned on it, and there’s no woman there dancing with them, just this cat. Which is really funny since they are wolves. The spirit world has obviously lost its damn mind to bind a cat to a pack of wolves. But the next morning, when they discover a naked Tabitha, it isn’t quite as funny, especially once the boys discover that she’s the cat and they are well and truly married, but she’s not entirely sure she’s going to keep them. After all, what woman has 4 husbands? At least there are no bagpipes.

As they are trying to work it out, another wolf shows up, so some of the guys go to hunt for it. While they are out, they run into William, from the village, who hates wolves for a reason. He is hunting down the wolf too. The problem is that he gets bitten. Whoops. StillĀ  no bagpipes.

Katie Douglas tends to add a lot of humor in with her books, and even though this one has some darker tendencies than her normal Katie books, it is still pretty light and still has plenty of humor (and bagpipes). And we finally get to meet Scotland’s most famous resident. There is lots of sex, both one on one and more on one, as well as spanking and feisty wildcats being feisty. I love that Tabitha calls the boys dogs, as in the spirits must’ve been crazy to match dogs and a cat together. But when they try to call her a cat, she rightly points out that she is a wildcat, thank you very much. I think Tabitha is my favorite of all the heroines of this series so far. I can’t wait to see where the series goes next.

Wild Cat Scotland 02

I love the whiskers on this kitty. And doesn’t she just look seriously pissed off that we are even looking at her? This isn’t a random housecat, this is a Scottish wildcat, so see, not very big at all, and definitely of the right size to interbreed with house cats.

You want to know the deal with the bagpipes? I’m not going to tell you. You will just have to go read the book and find out. Mwahahahahaha.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go read it. No really, go read it. Happy reading!

 

Katie Douglas-Bound to the Highlanders

Dear Katie Douglas, can I move to Glenaesh? I promise that I have no problem with 2 gorgeous Highlanders wanting to be my husband. I’d even be willing to sign up for a sexy Londoner. I promise that I will take good care of them.

So, as you may be able to guess, we’re looking at Bound to the Highlanders by Katie Douglas today. This is the second book in her menage series that takes place in Victorian era Scotland, in a small Highland village called Glenaesh. The village is near the sea, so there are a lot of fishermen. There are also a lot of hunters. These are both very dangerous occupations. Because of that, the people in this village have developed a tradition of 2 men marrying one woman. That way, if something happens to one of them, then the other will be able to take care of their wife and any children.

Glenaesh is close to the spirit world, and the way that the marriages are made is that on Midsummer’s Eve they have a huge dance. Everyone shows up. Towards the end of the evening, the children all leave and the magic starts. People are drawn into the circle to dance and their spirits are bound together with the other people in their marriage. That’s what happened in Fiona, William, and Graham.

Fiona’s family came from the village but her parents moved to London and away from the village and looked down on the traditions. But her parents are now dead, so she moved to her aunt and uncle’s house. Her aunt explained the traditions of the village to her. After being there a month, her aunt also talked her into going to the dance. Fiona was told that as long as she didn’t go into the circle, it would be fine. She’s all fine with that, since she just sent Martin a letter in London, inviting him there and hoping that he would ask her to marry him.

William is a hunter. He’s considered a little weird in the area. He’s quiet and stays out in the woods as much as possible. He has a little house out there. He has a sad family history and he doesn’t want a wife because of that. So when Fiona, slightly under the influence, talks to him, he is surprised.

Graham is the go-to man in the village. He fixes anything that breaks down, and in his spare time, he invents things. He hasn’t really wanted a wife either. But what the 3 of them doesn’t mean a whole lot when it comes time to dance. The music draws them into the circle and the dance ties them together. Only, Fiona also feels a tendril that goes out from where they are down and away toward London. Makes you wonder about other people, now doesn’t it?

Oh, William made me so mad at first. OK, so did Fiona and Graham. Yeah, none of them expected this thing to happen, but he walked away from it. I get that neither of the men wanted a wife let alone one that they had to share, but I don’t get why they didn’t at least expect that it could happen, considering the village’s traditions. But, I’m glad that Fiona got some time with both William and Graham before anyone else may or may not have shown up and gotten involved.

775af3c4c841746effd0f4d3ea07438d

Oh, when Martin showed up, I got mad at Fiona for leaving with him, but I have a feeling that he wasn’t going to give her a whole lot of choice in it. OTOH, marrying him in a church and having married Graham and William in the circle means all bases are covered. Pretty sure that no one else is going to be able to walk into that marriage at all. LOL.

I’m looking forward to finding out about the wolves, because I know that there is something. I didn’t miss the little bit about Fiona seeing the wolf change from a wolf to a man who looked like Frazer for a moment. So, we’re going to have to see about that, won’t we?

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. You should definitely go and read this one. Happy reading!

Katie Douglas-Protected by the Scotsman

Great Britain lost a good many things in WWI. One thing they lost was most of a generation of young men. Trench warfare was brutal, and WWI was just nasty. Meanwhile, back in Old Blighty, there was a generation of women who were more educated than ever before and who took over running the country while all the men were at war. They were working in factories and land girls went out to the farms to make sure that the food was handled. Then the Armistice came and only some of those men came home. WWI created a whole lost generation of young women who didn’t have men to marry. If marry they wanted. So, what does all that history have to do with today’s book by Katie Douglas? Well, it takes place in the mid-1920s, and it stars a stubborn English young lady and an even more stubborn Scottish man. (As a side note, Sean, our hero, remembers being in the trenches on the Western Front for the Christmas truce. If you don’t know the story, hit the link and visit Wikipedia. The Christmas truce is the reason I can never make it through singing Silent Night without tearing up.)

So, enough with history, let’s get into spanko fiction with Protected by the Scotsman. Bobbie is a scholar. She wants to get out into the ruins of the world and explore. She wants to find the next great discovery. She doesn’t want to put it in the British Museum, since she doesn’t like it, but she wants to prove that her research was right. The problem is, in the 1920s, as a woman, she’s still at a disadvantage. People just want to pat her on her head and say isn’t that just so cute. But, she’s got a very sharp mind in her head, and she wants to use it. So, she spends time researching and then goes out and about. In 1924, she’s on her way through Egypt. She’s got a theory about a great discovery that she wants to find. She also wants to do it before that thief, William Petrie, finds out about it. He’s forever following her and stealing her work. While she’s on the train, a Scotsman opens up her door and asks her if she’s her.

Sean has been tasked by her parents to track her down and bring her home. They know that she’s off and gallivanting, and they want her under their thumb, trying to make a good match. That’s not what Bobbie wants. When Sean tells her that he’s taking her home, she refuses. Then he turns her over her knee and spanks her. But, Bobbie isn’t done yet. She’s smart and crafty and manages to get away from him. Too bad she doesn’t escape for good. This pattern goes on, and on, and on, and on.

So, here’s where you get to choose your own adventure. I loved this story. It’s fun, it’s sweet, and it’s sexy. There are easter eggs and funny bits all through it. I had to read parts of it to my husband and he just rolled his eyes at me. But, you do have to watch out for snakes. Trust me on this. You’ll see why. The only thing I really wanted out of that whole bit is for someone to say “Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?” It’s a great story, and a very Katie Douglas story. While she does go dark, she also has a way of sticking in humor and lightness, so it’s perfect. I love Bobbie. She’s strong, she’s feisty, and she’s smart. Sean is a good man who stops to think when Bobbie points out several things to her. I really liked him a lot.

ancient-architecture-building-965208

Poor Sean. Bobbie just ran him ragged. Egypt, Norway, Turkey, Siam, the Shetlands, wherever she went, he went. Most of the time he was chasing her down and spanking her, but not always. But, I think they both liked it, mostly.

So, that’s all I have to say about this one. If you are in the mood for a lighthearted romance along with some spanking, Katie has your back. Happy reading!