on July 21st 2014
Genres: Adult, Erotic Fiction, Romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.
Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…
Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?
Reviewed by Shannon
*I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
“Those rules make sense, and don’t worry, it’s not like you’re my coach or anything.”
“Not a coach,” she mused, stroking the flogger at her hip. “More like a mentor. A kinky Obi-Wan, if you will.”
“May the tawse be with you.”
Love me a good Star Wars joke and this one was awesome…a kinky geek…nice 😉
How to Reprimand Your Rock Star features Thea, a Division I freshman basketball star, who meets rock god Keaton and starts to discover a whole new, kinky side to her. It was awesome and pretty hilarious to see! Like the description says this book is definitely kinky. We get to see Thea learn all about this new world with lots of fun new toys ;). Her mentor, Scarlett, introduces her to this world, and let’s just say Scarlett is a very open and demonstrative teacher. Thea appreciated it :).
I definitely liked Thea. She was such a strong, confident character. It was definitely suggested that she was like her namesake but it never really went into much more detail. Keaton, on the other hand was interesting. It took a while for me to warm up to him. I really hated when he tried to make Thea choose between basketball and him. If Thea wasn’t so strong and didn’t whip him into shape I may not have enjoyed this book as much. His antics and attitude left much to be desired at times. But, I did enjoy the times when he would willingly do whatever Thea told him to do. That was pretty awesome. Who doesn’t love a woman in charge?
I also really enjoyed all the basketball parts. As someone who enjoys March Madness and knows the dominance of UConn, it was cool getting to see their post season run play out. At times I felt like I was right there. For those who don’t like or follow basketball though, I can’t really say how those scenes would play out to you. Luckily, the basketball scenes aren’t super technical with a ton of basketball lingo so I think the intensity of the game can still be entertaining.
As much as I loved the idea of this book, I felt like some of the more interesting aspects of the story were overlooked. I kept feeling like it may go a supernatural direction or to ancient Greek mythology but it never did and that was disappointing. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the relationship between Keaton and Thea, which is weird since the blurb is all about them. I blame that on my not so fuzzy feelings toward Keaton. And while that would make it seem like I disliked the book I didn’t. I actually enjoyed it a lot. I loved all the basketball aspects, Thea, and Scarlett teaching Thea about BDSM, which actually does take up a good portion of the book. I guess in the end I was just hoping for a little more. But don’t get me wrong it is still a good book, definitely, a fast fun read if I do say so myself.