I’d read How to Discipline Your Vampire, and found it carried laugh out loud moments with solid characters and a true belief in the attitude of “kink with a wink”. Mina Vaughn has created another story with the same fun tones, sharp dialogue and some clever twists in
How to Punish your Playboy
This road trip with a twist story features Veronika, a pin up model that just discovered she’s in the running for Miss Pin Up Las Vegas.
Owner of a garage, Veronika has skills, and restores classics for a living. Her roommate / best friend / dome mentor / trainer Sarah helps with some of the hurdles this newbie Domme is working through. Toss in an ex-boyfriend that is less than lovely and her own body issues and Veronika has plenty to make her easy to relate to.
Deciding to auction off her newly restored car to finance her trip to Vegas for the competition, we meet Aston. (I love the nod to the upscale British car model). Aston is a restauranteur, a huge spoilt brat with a very overbearing family. Using these dynamics as integral parts of Aston’s personality, and having Veronika’s response to his issues that range from baiting to funny keep these two well grounded in reality and give the reader a sense of camaraderie.
During the trek west, the two explore, after a misunderstood comments, their fantasies and desires for more. Mixed in are some lovely foodie references, humor and some increasingly steamy scenes that build to their sorting their own issues as they learn to make a relationship that works between them.
Keeping the fun in the story doesn’t allow for the D/s storyline to take itself too seriously, and keeps the action and the characters easy to relate to. While this sort of road trip may be little more than total disaster in reality, the unique twists and humor keep the story fresh, funny and engaging. Another winner from Mina Vaughn.
Title: How to Punish Your Playboy
Author: Mina Vaughn
Series: DommeNation #3
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary Romance
Published by: Pocket Books, Pocket Star
Published on: 6 April, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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In this saucy and funny domination romance, pin-up model Veronika Kane meets sexy, arrogant Aston Delano and decides to teach this playboy a lesson he’ll never forget.
When Veronika Kane hears that she’s up for Miss Pin Up Las Vegas, she auctions off her classic hot-rod and decides to head out west. But when the man who bought her car, hot restaurateur Aston Delano, asks her to “show him the ropes,” his not-so-innocent question takes them down a surprising, sexy road. And as they travel cross-country as Domme/sub, their chemistry sizzles—as do the luscious meals Aston creates.
Torn between the rediscovered pleasure of food and worry about staying in competition shape, Mistress Veronika unexpectedly finds herself as much a pupil as a teacher. Throw in long-distance trouble from her ex and from Aston’s family, and it’s a potential recipe for disaster. A road trip can be hard on any relationship—will this drive them apart, or will they buckle in for the long haul?
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.