Reasonable Doubts for Spanking Stories Book Club
The Rod and Cane Society. I just love that name. The first book in this series was one of the first I read that was a domestic discipline book and I still remember that first spanking scene. Talk about eyes wide shut. Reasonable Doubts is the newest addition to the book and the story of Liz Davenport, whom we’ve met before, and Grant Davis, a new character who is not a spanko. I loved this story as much as I did the others, and just truly love this series. The romances are solid, the characters interesting and varied, and all of the women are strong with deserving Alpha partners. Here are my questions for you and I believe these can be answered whether you’ve read the book yet or not.
1. Liz is a spanko, Grant is not. However, once she trusts him with what she wants, Grant doesn’t shy away. In fact, he finds he too is aroused when spanking Liz. I almost want to say there is no such thing as a non-spanko male but I realize it’s kind of generalizing. However, when a submissive partner asks to be spanked and the non-spanko accommodates, it almost brings out this very primal part of a man – both in real life and in fiction. What do you think? Has this been your experience or do you think this is untrue?
2. Liz ultimately wants a domestic discipline relationship. Even given my thoughts above, moving from spanking your partner erotically (as a non-spanko I mean) to spanking for discipline is a big step. Do you think this is something that is possible in a relationship such as Liz and Grant’s?
3. Liz liked Grant very much but had true hesitation about a long term relationship because of the non-spanko piece. Even if he was perfect in so many other ways, without that, she knew herself well enough to know it wouldn’t be enough. Ultimately it worked out for them, but in reality, how important would this piece be to you in a relationship? If you loved someone who wasn’t interested in spanking or taking the lead or DD (or whatever that variation is for you) and you knew it, would you be able to let that go or is it something that may cause regret later? I’m curious on answers from different age groups on this too.
4. One thing that still stands out to me is that Liz was not only a few years older than Grant, she was also a heroine in her 40s. I found her remarkably sexy and her intelligence, confidence and maturity were some of the things that made her that for me. I appreciate a strong woman with a strong man. What about you? How do you feel about a heroine being older in a spanking romance (or any other sort of fictional romance)? Did it take away or add to the story for you? Did it make it more real or did it impact the sexiness of the read at all or did it not matter in the least?
That’s it for my questions. I’m very curious to hear what everyone thought. Thank you so much to Celeste for hosting us and Cara for writing the story. I loved it and most definitely recommend.