Friday, January 30, 2015

Spanking Stories Book Club: A Taste of Discipline by Casey McKay

This month I've been featuring books that are available through Kindle Unlimited. Today's book is A Taste of Discipline by Casey McKay. 

Blurb: Sam is a classically trained chef. She runs her kitchen like a well-oiled machine, and steam rolls anyone who gets in the way of that. She likes to be in control and has a hard time adjusting when she can't be. 

Ryan is her husband and partner. As the manager of the restaurant they own, he tries to ensure that his wife is not over working herself and not blowing up at their employees. 

They're trying to find a balance in life, love, and cooking. It just might take a little discipline. 

This book includes themes of domestic discipline, spankings, graphic sex, anal play, and more. If any of this subject matter offends you, please do not purchase this book.  

This was a fun, quick read about Sam and her husband as they try to run a restaurant together. 

Discussion questions: 

1. Can spouses work together without it causing problems? Here, Sam is the chef, but Ryan is also involved in running the business. If he's the Head of their Household, is he also the head of the business? 

2. Have you ever worked for a husband/wife combo? If so, how did that go? 

3. Sam and Ryan have quite a bit of fun in the kitchen after the restaurant is closed. I bet many of you have worked in restaurants. Confession time....what sorts of naughty things did you do? 

4. One of the issues that came up for Sam and Ryan is that she sort of got out of control, but he also lost track of paying attention to her moods to see that she was heading for a meltdown. Has this ever happened to you in real life? Does the husband's lack of attention to his wife's emotional needs reduce her culpability? 

Coming in February! 

Friday, February 6  Reasonable Doubts by Cara Bristol
Friday, February 13 Life's Unexpected Gifts by Livia Grant
Friday, February 20 The Bishop's First Bride by Rayanna Jamison
Friday, February 27 Mob Mistress by Renee Rose


  1. Hi Celeste! I read this book and Casey's packed a lot of hotness into a short read!!

    1. I think it depends on the couple, for example, it would not work for my husband and myself. I would hurt him. Or he would hurt me and not in a good way ;)

    2.Nope but it would not go well for us. I love my husband but we have very different ways of doing things.

    3. I've never worked in a restaurant but I did work at a hotel where it was easier to get find private places to get naughty... ;)

    4. Yes, absolutely it's happened. Does it reduce her culpability? No, absolutely not. We're adults and adults need to be responsible. Personally, I think there's something to be said for weekly maintenance spankings because it's a stress reliever for both parties.

    Thanks for hosting, Celeste and thanks for the read, Casey!

    1. Thanks Natasha, and I kind of want to hear naughty hotel stories ;)

  2. 1. I've known a lot of spouses who have worked together, but it has always been one spouse's business, while the other one assisted. It would be way too much togetherness for my husband and me.
    2. No, I've always worked for large companies.
    3. I've never worked at a restaurant--not gotten naughty at work.
    4. I have to read the book to take a look at the specific circumstance. In general, I think providing emotional support is one of the benefits (or should be) of marriage/relationships, but I don't think one partner is responsible for another's emotional moods. And to have to be continually testing the wind and trying to placate/shore up/calm down the other...uh no.

    1. I definitely agree that one partner should not be responsible for another's emotional moods. That's actually quite impossible and just setting up for failure-- in the book I think I just meant it more as this husband would usually see when his wife was getting crazy and overemotional- and in this instance he wasn't realizing the brink she was on.

    2. That's the way it came across in the book Casey, not like he was totally responsible for her but that she had a tendency to go off the rails and he usually caught it before it got too bad. I think that partners do that for each other, whether it involves spanking or not, just to say "hey, you're getting a little nutty" and to mean it in a loving caring way vs. name calling. :)

  3. Answering my own questions:

    1. My husband and I work together but for an employer, not our own business. It can be tricky and I think it would be worse if we were running our own business. But it's nice to have someone to eat lunch with.

    2. I've worked for family businesses, but not husband/wife. I've had father/son, father/daughter and siblings. It was often an added complication.

    3. I have worked as a waitress at a couple different restaurants...but no shenanigans. At the time (long ago) we wore those white uniform dresses and there's just nothing sexy about that at all.

    4. I guess the reason I asked this question was because I think he said something like "I should have been paying attention" and then he spanks her for her bad attitude. But Cara makes a good point that being responsible for someone else's every whim would be a nightmare.

    1. I actually am working with my husband with the publishing business we started and it is a lot easier than I would have thought. It's all been very organic- him taking over tech-y stuff and me working on other things and when I start to get a little stressed or a little overwhelmed he knows when to tell me to take a break. I'm not saying we don't snipe at each other, but it is rare and it's over quickly. We're a good team.

      As for the "I should have been paying attention" I think I was making it that Sam is pretty dependent on Ryan for her emotional needs- I'm not saying every relationship is like this or even that its healthy. It's just what I wrote! I think sometimes I do depend on my husband for some emotional stability and when I am feeling really out of control and just at wits end I kind of need that "Hey, stop freaking out." It's never as hot as in this book, but you know, real life and all that.

  4. I read this book already. It was short and jam packed with spanky sexy fun!

    Great questions Celeste.
    I worked for my husband for a few years as his admin assistant. Honestly, if we had been partners in the business, I would not have done well. You should see how I reacted to the other partner dude who acted as if I was his god forsaken receptionist.

    I made it quite clear on several occasions that I was not his b*tch, and I did not answer phones. LOL, I was young, and quite upset by having to submit to other people's authority. ;)

    I used to work at Burger King when I was in High School. Oh, the stories I could tell. After closing, mustard and ketchup fights, getting tossed into the ice bins, and freezer. We were crazy. LOL.

    About the paying attention part. Brilliant question! We have been going through this in our relationship. I understand what you guys are saying about it being pretty tough to have to watch someone else's attitude and energy.
    But honestly, that's part of the overall dynamic that we both agreed on.

    While my submission can totally make me grrrrr- it's a huge challenge sometimes; I agree to it, because he agrees to take on some hardship too.

    Like stuffing a piece of cheese or ham in my mouth when I am crabby and hypo glycemic. It's far worse for both of us later, if he doesn't notice the little things up front.

    IDK, we are still trying to figure all this stuff out. :)

    Great questions!
    <3 ya both!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I think every relationship is different and you need to work things out that work for you. I totally relate to the eating crankiness and will snap if I haven't eaten- that should notice that!

  5. I haven't read this yet, but I just borrowed it through KU.

    1. Hmm...I'm sure some couples can make it work, but I know my husband and I would probably not get along so well. All I can think of is the times we try to fix things around the house painting and setting up an above ground pool. We barely survived those things, LOL, so I can't imagine working together.

    2. Nope, never.

    3. I've never worked in a restaurant, but I used to work at a grocery store with my husband (though we didn't date until years later). We flirted a bunch though, and he used to leave notes on my car that said things like "naughty cashier". That's actual naughty stuff in the store.

    4. If the husband's not paying enough attention to the wife, or vice versa, feelings can get hurt big time. No one wants to feel ignored or neglected.

    Looking forward to reading!

    1. Hi Sue, I hope you enjoy the book! And it's kind of turning me on that you got called 'naughty cashier'. ;)

    2. Yes, I love the naughty cashier notes.


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