Reviewed by Brandi
I want to start out by stating, don’t be fooled by the title of this book. It’s not some deep, dark, BDSM story. And while there are a couple of really hot scenes with some spanking involved, Spanked by the Bad Boy isn’t a piece of sexy fluff without a story line either. The author’s style of writing drew me in from the start. There’s humor, sadness, a trouble past, suspense, romance, I mentioned hot scenes, action, and a twist I didn’t see coming.
Is the hero a bad boy? Perhaps we see some glimpses of a bad boy, but he’s more of an alpha male with a heart of gold. I got the feeling as I listened to the story I was "seeing" Declan at a time in his life where he was more settled and had found the right woman. Those bad boy charms which were hinted at didn’t fully come into play, and that’s okay. I can tell you he’s one tasty character. I also really liked the heroine. Even though she’s the survivor of a horrible abusive past, she’s not one of those characters who becomes nothing but a shell of a woman because of that past. She’s smart, sexy and sassy, and knows where all her quirks stem from and why. Together, Declan and Tiffany had some great chemistry.
What did I think about the narration of this story? One word comes to mind. Tremendous. John Thrust has one of those voices. Sexy, low, and sexy. You know. He’s got the “it” factor. The man read the heck out of this story. Great tempo, feeling and inflection, and the way he read the steamy parts were delicious.
Kudos to both the author and the narrator for making Spanked by the Bad Boy a really great listening experience. I’m looking forward to the next book in the Bad Boy Fever line up.