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Drop whatever you’re doing and get that one-click finger ready
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2016
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this book. It opens with a blog post, which seemed like an odd way to begin a romance. It piqued my curiosity, though, so I kept reading, and boy am I glad I did. This is the most unique, charming, laugh-out-loud spanking romance I’ve read in a long time. The dialogue, scenery, humor, and characters’ feelings are so well-crafted that before I knew it, I was done reading and sad to leave the world behind. This book reminds me of everything good from the movie Julie & Julia with its recipes and blog post format. Susannah Shannon also uses letters to communicate some of the story, which reminds me of one of my favorite books, Gone Girl, in which the author used journal entries as a writing tool. This kind of creative risk-taking paid off big-time in Roasted.
That’s about where the similarities end, though, between Roasted and Gone Girl. Roasted is a romance story with domestic discipline as a main theme and an HEA. Killian and Cass have the kind of relationship that develops believably and with just the right amount of spanking. Punishment is introduced with respect and plenty of sexiness. The hero is a rugged Alaskan, and the heroine is a sassy writer, and together they are a smoldering bundle of fun. Drop whatever you’re doing and get that one-click finger ready. You won’t want to miss this one.