In The Devil of Whiskey Row, Jake "Daddy Diggs" Diggory is the owner of a brothel. He doesn't have sex with any of his "girls", but he does spank them when he believes they need to be disciplined.
This raises an issue that I've noticed in several books, many by Renee Rose so maybe she can weigh in on this too: a male hero who disciplines multiple women with spanking but once he develops a relationship with the heroine, she wants him to only spank her. That happens in this book and also in Pleasing The Colonel and some others (I think Courting Celia?).
My point: spanking starts out as discipline and something the heroine does not want, yet over time she views it differently and wants the hero to only spank her and not other women.
What is this change? Does spanking go from just punishment to something intimate? A sign of affection or care?
Am I the only one who thinks this is noteworthy?
What do you think?
Here's an issue that's only in this book, but was brought up in last week's discussion. What do you think about Jake "allowing" Cora to continue to service customers after they have been together?
I know I haven't been around for a few Friday discussions, but I'm here today so let's talk!