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How to Reprimand Your Rock Star by Mina Vaughn
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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 to look dolled up most of the time. Natural beauty - yes we do need stories with those kind of women. Thumbs up.

2) the story is a lot about self-discovery and embracing what and who you are. Thea is a star athlete, she's smart, she looks good (it is implied in the story that she's actually beautiful in an unassuming way) but she seems to be downplaying herself among her more senior team mates. So things start to change for the better when she meets up with a rock star (that she didnt recognize at first) and she goes through a sexual awakening while at the same time coming into terms with her sexual preference. I like this. You get to see the journey from the naive and prudish Thea to a more forceful, confident young woman she becomes towards the end of the story.

3) rock star hero who's naughty and nice. Tattooed, ripped body, devoted to his woman. And he's the sub. Superyummyfactor.....

4) the fact that they seem like polar opposites and unconventional makes them a really appealing pair of protagonists.

5) easy writing style that you can read quick and fast and still get the most out of the story. It's not choppy and clumsy, it's just simple storytelling. Something you'd enjoy after reading some heavy duty literature.


1) The insta-love between Keaton and Thea. He seems automatically smittened with Thea and willing to go the extra mile with her in just a short time. Ok so he claimed that he has some oracle blood (i was half expecting some supernatural thingy going on here but nothing like that) and was just able to know what would happen in the future and he sees the two of them. Huh!.

2) The hero is just too good to be true but hey this is a romance novel so who cares right? But it does kinda give that "too good to be true" vibe throughout the whole book which for me just didn't sit well.

3) i don't get that Athena Goddess and the human slave imagery, the one where they're by the sea. What's that? Is that Thea's dream or a figment of her imagination? Her fantasy? Is it a reincarnation thing? I understand that this story has a lot of references on Greek mythology and all but that part of the story seems like a non-sequitur. So i don't get why there should be that part there that's not explored and the part where Keaton claimed he just knows they are meant to be together. Is there some kind of supernatural force at play here? I find this more like a movie trailer that looked awesome but none of the scenes can be identified in the movie itself.

So would i recommend this book? Yes, if you want a hero/heroine pairing that's a bit different and if you like empowered women stories with not a lot of backstory and trauma/ drama involved. It's a very entertaining book and i personally like the storytelling because it's fun. So yeah...a 4 star it is.
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Reading Progress

September 2, 2015 – Started Reading
September 2, 2015 – Shelved
September 2, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
September 2, 2015 – Finished Reading

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