Thursday, July 28, 2011

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥: Season's Spankings by Evangeline Anderson

Release Date: November 1st, 2009
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Page Count: 54
Source: Complimentary PDF provided by publisher, via Romancing the Book, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

Lucinda "Lucky" Starr only wants one present for Christmas — her boss. Unfortunately, the cool and collected Eric Payne refuses to act on their mutual feelings no matter how much she provokes him.

Then she discovers a mysterious perfume shop and buys a concoction guaranteed to release suppressed emotions. When she uses the essence on Eric, she finds herself spread out on his desk with her skirt up and her panties down.

But now that Lucky is finally on her boss's naughty list, she wonders if she can handle this season's spankings...
What Stephanie Thinks: Evangeline Anderson is at it again! I requested this novella from Ellora's Cave because Anderson is one of my favorite erotica authors. She incorporates somewhat "porn-like" material (not the actual erotic content, but little details like the names—Lucky Starr? Mr. Payne?) that almost makes her stories parodic, as well as hot BDSM. In the case of Season's Spankings, the BDSM is light, with just a few spanking scenes, as well as some dominance and submission—very, very hot.

And the sex scenes. God, the only way I can describe them is that they're
scorching! The plot isn't very realistic (back to the porn), but it still makes for a quick, indulgent read. I mean, how likely is it for your boss to have sex with you in his office? Not very, but hey, it's erotica. It happens.

There's a teeny bit of
paranormalcy in this book. Lucky discovers a perfume store that carries customized products that claim to "open the door to your soul"
another example of Anderson's comedic writing. Lucky's concoction transforms her into sexpot, the kind all the guys at the office are lusting over, and it just might be her ticket to Mr. Payne's attentions. But Mr. Payne's got other things on his mindsthings like how to find his way to Lucky's heartso in the end, we discover, that sometimes love (and lust) cannot be manipulated. Sometimes, love and lust happen on their own.

Stephanie Loves: ". . . [Lucky] was a girl on a mission. She planned to have Eric Payne one way or another by Christmas and have him out of her system by the new year. And if she had to get him mad to do it, so much the better. There were fewer strings attached to angry sex and Lucky definitely didn’t want any strings."

Radical Rating: 8 hearts: An engaging read; highly recommended. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥