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Friday, November 12, 2010

A Measure of Discipline by Diane Adams

A Measure of Discipline by Diane Adams
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (24 pgs)
Other: M/M, Multiple Partners, Spanking, bdsm (domination)
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

After ten long years working as head of student records at a local university, Taylor Jordan has landed the programming job of his dreams, and he’s ready to move on with his life. Training students to replace him starts off as an ordeal, but things heat up after lunch and when Taylor’s not-boyfriend drops by for a surprise visit and catches Taylor in a compromising position. Seeing that Taylor needs a lesson in self-control, Adam decides it's up to him to exert a measure of discipline over the situation.

Needed: One replacement for office job. Interested parties apply within.

His job is the pits, but the side benefits are worth sticking around. Do I have you interested? You should be. Diane Adams’ story is one to tickle your fancy if you have a taste for a little harmless domination.

A Measure of Discipline started off a bit slow. I got the need for some build-up for Taylor’s character. I had to understand him and how bored he is in his job. And who can’t relate to those moments when the day job is less than a thrill-ride? It’s believable. Once we really get into his head, then the story gains momentum and is nicely paced.

Taylor needs the spur of the moment, could be caught at any moment fun of the incident with Ashton. I liked his carefree nature. He’s not thrilled in the job, but in some ways, with Ashton, he can control what he doesn’t like and turn it into something he can deal with. At the same time, there’s Adam. I wasn’t exactly sure of his relationship to Taylor, but I could tell there was more than meets the eye. Yeah, I wanted to see more of them together after the story. The combination of Adam and Taylor together swelters.

Although this story is more of a happy for now, I knew when I closed the book, Taylor got the ending he wanted, even if it wasn’t explicitly explained. Leaves for a follow up and Ms. Adams, I am waiting.

If you want a story that sizzles, then you need to read A Measure of Discipline. I give this book 3 cherries.

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