Monday, December 6, 2010

Review: The Flapper and the Fellow by G.G. Royale

The Flapper and the Fellow by G.G. Royale

Publisher: Loose Id Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Rating: 3



Professor Winthrop sees the house and position swap as the perfect opportunity to finish his treatise on the Reconstruction. He’ll have to teach history at a boarding school for privileged bumpkins from the plantations, but he’ll also be able to immerse himself in his research.
An additional boon for Dr. Winthrop is the fact that Miss Davillier has left her elder sister to work for him. When he arrives at the New Orleans address, he meets Miss Dorothy Rose Davillier, by no means the spinster he was expecting: dark hair slicked to her skull, stockings rolled down, a cigarette in one hand and a trumpet in the other.

Dot is sure she can teach a thing or two about life to the stuffy prof. He seems to have no soul, and she knows just how to fix that. She begins pulling him along to hear the music of the city. As she teaches him, she also helps with his research and feeds him the food of the South. She is free with her favors, and as Winthrop learns to love the feel of her body, Dot realizes that she can learn about love from the older man.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and content.

Dodie's Review

Imagine hot steamy New Orleans, prohibition era New Orleans, with a flapper born to the city, and who knows well its pleasures. Professor Winthrop walks into his swapped house and meets Dorothy Davillier, the aforementioned Flapper. She begins her campaign to make the Professor less ... well ... less professorial. She feels that he is too stuffy and reserved, and treats him to the best that New Orleans has to offer, to loosen him up. What she didn't imagine is that underneath the stuffy exterior is an impassioned BDSM master.

G.G. Royale did an excellent job describing New Orleans and the Prohibition Era. Certain parts of Dot's and Winnie's relationship are underdeveloped and flat, but the characters themselves are fully formed. The master – slave relationship appears to be crucial to Winnie, and is obviously a large part of his approach relationships. Dot doesn't have any experience with this lifestyle and almost unbelievably accepts this aspect of Winnie's personality without any difficulty. There is a fair amount of conflict between Dot and Winnie, which is smoothed over without explanation. That being said, the ending of the story is everything you want it to be, and you're happy to see Dot and Winnie reach their happily ever after.

3 Tea Cups!


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