Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Arrested by Love #REVIEW

Arrested by Love by Kathryn R. Blake is a naughty spanking romance.

BLURB
Tiffany Morgan has been in love with Kyle Sinclair since she was ten years old, when he'd turned her over his knee for attempting to swim, but nearly drowning, in a raging white water river. Though she'd been furious with him at the time, Tiffany never told her family what Kyle did. Instead, she began trailing after him like an annoying younger sister as she tried to gain his attention.
Now, eleven years later, Kyle, a patrol officer, is finding it much more difficult to maintain his distance from the irresistible and vivacious redhead who continues to invent ingenious ways to attract his interest. Though he dismissed her initial attraction to him as infatuation, as she grew-up, his own feelings of desire and protectiveness deepened. So, despite his constant struggle to resist the spirited little minx's lures, Kyle has to finally admit that he is losing that battle--badly.
However, when Tiffany's attention-seeking pranks escalate to the point of endangering her life, Kyle decides it is past time for him to take a much firmer hand to Miss Morgan's deliciously rounded backside.
Kyle is a firm supporter of law and order, and a man's rightful dominion over the woman he loves. So, to make sure Tiffany understands and accepts his mastery when it comes to her safety and well-being, Kyle lays down the law, and his hand, with loving firmness. Tiffany will learn to obey him, or else. Especially now that he's decided she is going to be his wife.

REVIEW

Spanking Romance seems to be the up-and-coming genre in romantic fiction. I'm enjoying perusing these authors -they even have a facebook page- and learning especially about domestic discipline (DD). Arrested by Love follows the tenets of DD. The hero is the head of the household and as they begin to talk about marriage, it's already clear how their relationship will  be managed. It's an intimacy I haven't seen in other romance sub-genres and it makes my toes curl!

Overall, the book started off strong but then seemed to fall apart. After the first scene, it became stilted. The dialogue didn’t feel authentic and the characters lacked the depth to build empathy. The story was nice and the spanking scenes hot. I was interested in finishing the book to find out what happened to the characters but it just seemed like the story could’ve been tightened up. There were strands that seemed unnecessary and implausible storylines. Still, I’d give the book a try if you enjoy spanking romance.

RATING
3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.
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