Wednesday, June 10, 2015

E is for Emily Tilton #SpankA2Z #Review

Ocassionally, when I find the time, and not nearly as often as I like, I get to write reviews of fellow authors books. I have done a few on my own blog, and a few over at Spanking Romance Reviews.

But I think one of my favorites was one I did with fellow spanking romance author, and RL friend Danielle Logan

As we have always been the prudish ones in our RL circles, we did something called The Prude and The Nun Review Emily Tilton. It was a lot of fun, and we hope to have another Prude and Nun Review later this month.

Resurrected Post:

In case you missed the memo, Brand New Spanking Romance author Danielle Logan and I are real life friends. (you can read about that here) And, yes, in our group of friends, we were pretty much the prude, and the nun. (It's always the quiet ones, I tell ya)

Danielle and I have a tendency to write pretty clean books, focusing on the spanking rather than the sex. But what we write, and what we read are two totally different things. And we are fans, and friends of one Queen of Hotiness (that's like Naughty Hotness), Emily Tilton.

So, we thought it would be fun to start reviewing some of her books together, beginning with a newer one that we both fell head over heels in love with. So without further ado, I present to you....

The Prude and The Nun Review of Old Fashioned Values, by Emily Tilton.

Blurb:

When Mark Weaver takes eighteen-year-old Sally Lanchester out on a second date and tells her afterwards that she’s earned a spanking for her disrespectful language, Sally is mortified... but another part of her can’t help but accept her punishment. After Mark spanks her bare bottom, Sally feels like her life has been changed forever. Is it possible that Mark could really offer her something she never thought possible in the twenty-first century: a man who will take her in hand, guide her, and even discipline her when he feels it necessary?
Her friends are shocked that she’s fallen so quickly for Mark and horrified that instead of being the independent, headstrong woman her parents tried to raise, she actually wants to submit to a man. But despite her friends’ apprehension, Sally is soon falling deeply in love with Mark as he begins to teach her, slowly and gently, what it means to offer her body to a dominant man both for punishment and for pleasure.
When Sally’s best friend seeks to explore her own growing need for dominance and discipline, Mark introduces her to his friend and mentor and the two hit it off quickly. But when the girls’ rich parents find out that their daughters are dating men who are not afraid to spank them, they threaten to ruin the men’s careers. Will this threat bring an end to their relationships, or will the girls - and their firm-handed men - stand up and defend their old-fashioned values?
Publisher’s Note: Old-Fashioned Values is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.


Our Review, in Q&A form

1)What was your first impression as you began to read Old Fashioned Values?
R: Mine was that I was immediately hit with nostalgia. It had sort of a Dickens feel to it.  Kind of like, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
D: It has such an old fashion feel to it, if it wasn't for the cell phones I would have thought it was taking place in the 1950's

2)What did you think about the innocence of the main female character? 
 
R: It was funny, because the way she dressed and spoke, it gave off the impression of a 1950's school girl, which I personally found very appealing, but there were hints within the story that gave away the fact that this was set in modern time.
D: I just saw Rayanna's answer to this question was similar to mine in the first. Sally was full of innocence and I loved that about her.
3)There were actually two couples in this book, as Marks mentor John, ended up falling for Sally's roommate Rachel. That many POV's within one story can be difficult to pull off. Was there ever a point where having that many viewpoints was confusing to you as a reader?
 
R: In the very beginning, the first few times I came across a scene from John or Rachel's view, I found it confusing, until I realized they were getting their own story within the story.
D: I didn't have a problem with it at all, I felt like it flowed nicely.  I liked that there was a story within a story.

4) What do you think sets this book apart from the authors other books?
R: It was my favorite Emily Tilton book to date, but I have only read about half of her stuff. She writes so fast, i don't think I will ever catch up. Emily's books are usually just a smorgasbord of out there erotic hotness. This one is as well, but it has an underlying innocence in both the story line and characters that set it apart from some of the others I have read.
D: I absolutely loved this book! From the books I have read, I feel like this one was very unique. The way it was written almost felt like it could have been a classic from long ago.


5) What was your favorite scene?
R: Hands down, the sushi scene ( see below for a sneak peek)
D: The first time that Sally was spanked, her whole reaction was priceless.
6) If you had to choose a dom from this book would you choose Mark, or his mentor John?
R: I would choose Mark. I actually like a little more sensitivity and slightly less experience. Mark gets the job done, but with slightly less arrogance than the more experienced John
D: I would choose Mark, John is a little scary for my taste
7) Anything you didn't like?
R: There was one thing. A few times during spanking scenes and the like Sally refers to Mark by saying "Yes, My Lord" I'm sure it was intended to up the hotness, but to me it seemed out of place and distracting. Her oft uttered quiet "Yes, Sirs" were WAY hotter IMHO. I love a  well placed "Yes, Sir"
D: l honestly love everything about this book! Not a thing bothered me, the chemistry was amazing as was the writing.
8) Star Rating?
R: 5 stars, but only because I can't give it 6
D: 5!!!!

9) Any last thoughts?
R: YES, BUY IT NOW!!!!
D: This book is a sweet love story, yet its so HOT!! This is definitely a must buy!
 
 

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