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How to Reprimand Your Rock Star (DommeNation #2)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  153 Ratings  ·  78 Reviews
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 th
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Published July 21st 2014 by Pocket Star
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Jul 20, 2014 Dali rated it really liked it
A staggeringly hot, fun, swoony and different story about two people who find themselves and each other. It's humorous, sexy and outrageous and I loved it.

This audacious romance tells the story about Thea, a college A-list basketball player who not only knows her way around a hoop she’s also learning how dominate Keaton, a mysterious, hot and determined rock star.

This is a relatively quick read, full of wit and steaminess, but also playful with a twist, having Thea as the female Domme and Keato
Debra Anastasia
Nov 27, 2013 Debra Anastasia rated it it was amazing
Just letting these five stars hold my place. Love this author and I'm super excited about this series!
Jul 23, 2014 NightRider rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
ARC provided by Netgalley

This book was well written and flowed smoothly. However, I had a hard time connecting to the characters (I guess was my problem with it). The role reversal, while awesome (love the idea), came off a tad awkward in my opinion. I just didn't "feel" it. Considering the title I was expecting more "rock star" and less "sports" than what I got. That could be another fault I had. I was kind of geared up for the musician lifestyle and instead got a lot of sport talk. Another thi
Jul 09, 2014 Erin rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this.

Love the dominant female/submissive male spin on was nice to see a change from the typical (of late) roles.

The funny thing is, I wasn't sure what I'd feel about the role reversal...turns out, it was fantastic (by "fantastic" I mean "hot").

Keaton & Thea were really great...loved their interactions. Cute & funny, I couldn't put it down.

If I had *any* criticism it would be that Keaton was a little "instalove"-y with Thea...but then, Thea was pretty insta lust-y
Jun 14, 2014 Squallogal rated it it was amazing
Leather covering ink.
On stage he performs for them.
There's a reason he's waiting for you.
To perform for you. Behind closed doors. Tied down. He wants you to use him for your pleasure.
He's desperate to give it all to you.

Take it. Your pleasure. Take it. Take him.

There's never been a better time to Reprimand Your Rockstar.

Mina brings the humour and heat in this wonderfully light romance between a world touring musician and an elite college basketball player.

Sweet, quick read that's well worth
Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
I didn’t quite see how this would play out in my head. A basketball star and a rock star… quite the combination. She’s on the top of her game, well, almost. He’s on the top of the charts… but can the two of them find a fit in this crazy world?

Thea is a basketball star on the rise. But after a bad, bad game she knows she needs to step it up a notch. It was a bad game. But what made it worse was the experience in the locker room when she went back to retrieve her lucky tape. But once she finally m
Jul 30, 2014 Kristyn rated it really liked it
I really loved this book. I love the idea of a rock star being so fascinated and into a normal girl. He sees the dominant powerful woman in her even though she can't always see it in herself.

Keaton is a rock star used to getting his way and when Thea doesn't recognize him and orders him out of her locker room he is intrigued. Their relationship is built around her basketball dreams and his busy schedule. They have a chemistry that they can't deny but being together was never going to be simple.
Michel Reinhard
Jul 30, 2014 Michel Reinhard rated it really liked it
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How To Reprimand Your Rock Star by Mina Vaughn was one of the most original books I have read. It was fun, delightful, a bit quirky, and had some interesting characters. Although it touched lightly on the BDSM theme, it was done with an original touch. The characters performed their roles, Domme/ Sub, with what felt right for their relationship. There were no dark moments and every sex scene had a delightful feel to it.

Thea is a star in her own right. She is a gifted basketball player. She is o
Dina Maio
Jul 28, 2014 Dina Maio rated it really liked it
I was given an advanced copy of this book for an honest review. Honestly, I really enjoyed it! At first I was a little confused because of the title and the book was about Thea and basketball. But the author did a great job of bringing it all together, including the other characters. I loved her "kinky Obi-wan" mentor and her basketball life. It was great seeing these two characters, Keaton and Thea evolve into themselves and each other. He may be a Mega rock star, but he was just a person who w ...more
Lydia Aswolf
Jul 22, 2014 Lydia Aswolf rated it it was amazing
Knowing when to turn up the heat is important.

Knowing when to dial it down takes a bit more effort.

We’re introduced to Thea when the heat is dialed as high as it can go. A championship game has just been played. Thea, the bright freshman who was expected to help usher the team to victory, allowed too many turnovers. Her team lost. Thea is in the midst of chastising herself for letting her teammates down when we meet her. It is a canny move on Vaughn’s part, for it is during moments of strife ou
Jul 26, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
As soon as I found out the release date for HOW TO REPRIMAND YOUR ROCK STAR and that I could get an eARC, I added the review to the schedule and booked Mina to come hang on the blog with us. Hopefully you caught her Feaure Friday post yesterday.

Anyway, before I get to the full review of the book, I just have to say. Mina and her books are right up there with Loki at SDCC in my book. She fucking owns the entire kink with a wink thing!

Love of Mina and anticipation of this book's release aside, HO
Shelly Ash
Jul 17, 2014 Shelly Ash rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gotta-love-it
Thea was immersed in her college studies, along with trying to prove herself to the basketball team. She had a voice in high school, but here no one wanted her opinion. One day in the locker room when she was showering, some punk showed up and hid her towel and clothes and made suggestive remarks to her. Thea suddenly found her voice and gave him a hard time right back. She didn't realize he was part of the band that would be playing tonight. What she did know was that she wanted to kiss him but ...more
Christi Snow
Jul 14, 2014 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
Overall, this was an entertaining read. It's a set-up that's completely original...I don't think there is another romance novel out there where the heroine is a college basketball player at the very top of her game like Thea is, but she's still a freshman...young and inexperienced.

That same description works for her sexually, too. She's a dominant, but doesn't realize it until she meets rock star, Keaton Lowe. He's a sub and recognizes a match for his needs in Thea, even though she ha
My Saucy, Sexy, Hilarious, Fun 5 Star Review:

Oh Ms. Vaughn, you are quite the trickster.

I really thought I had you figured out. I was sure I knew what the story would be all about. But no, you reached deep in to your bag of fun and pulled out a story line that was just a gah!

A gah story because it was simply pure fun! No crazy drama. No "I can't be with you because" shenanigans. No cringe worthy sexy scenes. A flow that will have you turning page after page because you are so completely entertai
Jul 28, 2014 Susi rated it it was amazing
Floved it. 5 stars all the way!

Clever, Witty, Fun, Naughty and Oh sooo good! Those are the words I can think of to describe Mina Vaughn’s second book How To Reprimand Your Rock Star. Let me tell you, I loved this book and am excited to share my review.

Mina writes amazing stories. There is always something unexpected in her writing which is one of the reasons why I love to read her words. From the moment I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. Her characters are refreshing and different. Pai
Jun 21, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it
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I participated in the cover reveal for Mina Vaughn's How to Reprimand Your Rockstar a couple months ago and since I read the blurb, I've been looking forward to reading the book. I was dying to find out what happens when a dedicated (and straight-laced) college basketball phenom meets a hot rock star who wants nothing more than to be dominated by her. I won't get into all the details because I don't want to spoil the (very sexy) ride for you, but
Adriana Caceres
Jul 31, 2014 Adriana Caceres rated it it was amazing

First off Thank you to NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

One of the things I liked most about this book was that even though it has a BDSM feel to it, I liked the fact it wasn't the typical male Dom and female Sub. It shows a woman in charge of the relationship, and of what she wants from her man. The fact that he is a rock star that she didn't even know existed before hand is great. I also liked that Thea has a strong woman
Sassy Moms Say Read Romance
Jul 31, 2014 Sassy Moms Say Read Romance rated it it was amazing

First off Thank you to NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

One of the things I liked most about this book was that even though it has a BDSM feel to it, I liked the fact it wasn't the typical male Dom and female Sub. It shows a woman in charge of the relationship, and of what she wants from her man. The fact that he is a rock star that she didn't even know existed before hand is great. I also liked that Thea has a strong woman
ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

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I love how the characters are written; even from their initial meeting, Thea and Keaton have great chemistry, none of the weird awkwardness that could usually happen. I really liked the twist on the storyline in that Thea is the alpha in the relationship; I've read a scant handful of D/s books in which the female is the Domme. Even more impressive is that Thea didn't lose her mind and go from a strong, k
Aimee Dennis
Jul 16, 2014 Aimee Dennis rated it really liked it
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I absolutely loved this author’s light hearted spin on an unconventional D/s relationship with two characters who are an unlikely pair. This naughty fast-paced adventure was a much needed break from reality and a great story about a goddess and her oracle.

Thea sneaks into her college locker room to pick up her lucky tape she uses to bind her knee. She decides to steal a shower before leaving and finds herself face to face with an enticing stranger.

Keaton may dominate the performance stage but h
A.R. Von
Jun 21, 2014 A.R. Von rated it really liked it
This was a bit harder than normal for me to rate (not in a horrible way). I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was fun, flirty, different, sexy and kept me up the entire night. But it left me off a bit...unsatisfied. The ending was so abrupt I literally sat for 10 minutes with my mouth hanging open, thinking, "That's it? No freak'n way!"
Other than that, it's a great read with plenty of unexpected surprises and an original story that that'll pull any reader right on into its pages.
I can't help but wonder
Jul 30, 2014 WiLoveBooks rated it it was amazing
I completely loved this! Thea is a basketball star who is struggling at the moment. Then she meets her rock star who lets her know exactly what he wants, and it helps her figure out what she wants, too. Eventually she learns that her life just works better when she controls what can be controlled. It's a bit about discovery as Thea embraces her inner Domme. Keaton is very swoony. He's known as the Heartbreaker of the Century, but now all he wants is to worship his Goddess. And for her to tie him ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books)
Control what you can...
This was my first Mina Vaughn read and I really enjoyed it, laughing out loud at times and blushing at others. Thank you for putting the idea in my head of "spanking" a rock star. Now I can add that plus ice cream and syrup to my rock star fantasy list. *wink wink*
Sep 02, 2015 Noura rated it really liked it
A female uni basketball player and a rock star. What a strangely surprising combo. They are unlikely and they are hot!

I think it is easier to comment on this story in lists of likes and dislikes:

1) a different kind of heroine here - an athlete, a basketball player. Think tall, athletic and beautiful. And with Domme traits. Yet she's also a virgin (wuut?) and although very smart, she's little bit naive and prudish at first. Cute. And this is a story where the heroine does not really bother t
Jul 16, 2014 LaPeche rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to score an advanced copy. As a huge fan of How to Discipline Your Vampire, I was giddy with anticipation for Mina Vaughn's new book. I have to say, she somehow managed to step up her game. Rock Star is so incredibly hot! The author is tapping into fantasies I didn't even realize I had! Keaton is one of the sexiest characters I've ever encountered (including film!)

Anyhow, I consider this a must read! Grab it as soon as it comes out. I'm going in for round two now!
Yvonne V (Naughty Professora)
Jul 09, 2014 Yvonne V (Naughty Professora) rated it really liked it
When I received this book as a preview copy, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I started reading and while I know NOTHING about basketball and didn't know if I'd be able to connect with the story, I kept reading past the first chapter and was pleasantly surprised.

The story follows Thea, a freshman at UConn and superstar player. She’s the star of the team, but finds that she’s being distracted by a devilish rock star. Keaton Lowe, is the lead singer of the band Trickster City, and meets Thea when hi

Ever have the hankering for something a little dirty yet tasteful, that is exactly what I had in mind when grabbing this book. Mina Vaughn I salute you! I wanted something that has fantastic sensual encounters but still had a really good story line besides the sex, then top all that off with some kink for good measure. I swear Mina Vaughn fills that book void like no other!!

Thea “Pops” Papastathopoulos is the up and coming Rookie of the Year at UConn. Balancing her GPA and staying on the startin
Jul 20, 2014 Cyndi rated it really liked it
4 stars and recommendation in the NYA romance genre ( and as a light BDSM read)

The book description claiming How to Reprimand your Rockstar is a “fun and saucy” read is not an exaggeration. In fact, it's fun and saucy and is also unique take on the current batch of rock star themed books in the romance genre. This is the first book by this author that I have read and I’m happy to say I was pleased being my expectations.

Athena “pop” Papastathopoulos is a freshman attending college at the Univers
Frishawn Quinn
Mina Vaughn brings a very new and refreshingly fun approach to the sexual awakening/coming of age plot line. This time around it is all about the girl power. Female lead, Thea, is all about the games, both on and off the court, and with the help of one very willing rocker, in the form of sexy submissive, Keaton Lowe; it looks like this rookie is going to get all the play time she can handle.

How To Reprimand Your Rock Star brings BDSM to the New Adult genre with a fun and flirty, yet very respect
Heather andrews
Jun 20, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure how I felt about the woman being the dominant and the man being the submissive, I mean I've never read about it until now, it was always the males dominant and the females submissive. It was just weird for me, not in a good way or a bad way, just weird for me. I do like the chemistry Keaton and Thea have together:
"Can you hide the accent?" I asked, wondering what people would say about a guy from my small town who happened to have a British accent.
"Yes," he said, "although I'll
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