Taming Princess Anna is a short and simple spanking romance novella by Sue Lyndon. As with Sue's other books, it's well-formed and fun to read. It's totally escapist in nature, which makes it ideal for sitting back with a cup of herbal tea and getting away from all the hubbub of daily life. It's a fairy tale with a happy ending.
In the book, Princess Anna has to escape her father's plans for her, and so runs away. She hides in the enclosed town, but those walls are steep and she's not capable of getting away. Instead, she bides her time, waiting for an elusive opportunity to sneak out.
In comes Bronson. She doesn't know what to make of him at first (he's not the boy she remembers), but he soon proves that he can get her out of her mess, and she takes the chance on him rather than be stuck under the thumb of her mean father.
Therein lies the tale. How Anna and Bronson find their way toward their happy ever after is a lovely romp through the roses, thorns and all.
(1) We all like spanking stories or we wouldn't be here. Under what circumstances do you crave a spanking story that's total escapism versus having prickly reality themes?
(2) Anna is spoiled but Sue has given her reasons for being not-too-spoiled. When reading about spoiled, willful women, at what point to do you say, "too much brat, not enough depth"? How does this apply to a fairy tale setting?
(3) In the book, Anna is forced (mostly by circumstances) to marry a commoner (Bronson). We might all remember from recent history, the story of Prince Charles and (his current wife) Camilla – a royal marrying a commoner. If you read the book, do you feel that Anna's concern about losing her royal privilege was justifiable or that she should have given up more easily? Or do you think maybe she gave up too easily, after all? Or maybe her doubts were just right.
Coming up on Spanking Stories Book Club
October 31----The Coach's Discipline by Katherine Deane Discussion by Adaline Raine
November 7---Given To The Savage by Natasha Knight Discussion by Katherine Deane
November 14---Warrior by Cara BristolDiscussion by Sue Lyndon