OK, remember how I said that in the last Tough Love book I didn’t think that it was all that tough on the love part? Well, Maddie hauled out the tough in Daddy’s Golden Rules. There’s a lot of tough love going on here, as well as some not so tough love, because, well he is a Daddy.
So, Krista is a waitress. She’s also going to school to be a nurse. On top of that, she has a junkie mother who stole her tuition money from her, and now she’s not sure how she’s going to pay for anything. Luckily, a friend of hers from school gives her a card of a place to go waitress on the weekends. The one thing she has to know about it is that it is a kinky place, and she has to keep everything secret. Turns out that she’s going to a very exclusive island that is basically a BDSM/Kink community. The night that she is there, she’s serving drinks and hauling coats up to a bedroom to place them there. It’s on one of those trips that something life-changing happens. A money clip filled with loads of money falls on the floor out of a pocket of a coat. She sees that money clip filled with money and thinks that no one would miss just a little bit. Then she gets caught.
The man who caught her is none other than the sheriff on the island. Of course, she doesn’t know that, yet. Then there’s the judge and the lawyer who follow her in, and she’s utterly fucked. Sam, Sam, the Sheriffman tells her she’s seriously busted and that she can either go to jail or… da da duuuuuummm spend 30 days under the island’s rules. The judge agrees that it’s a good consequence, and that she’s going to need a Dom to take care of her, because her sentence is that she will be serving 30 days under a Dom who will have total control over her, and punish her as necessary. But first, a public spanking and apology.
I liked Sam, but I also didn’t like him at the same time. I mean, I totally get why he didn’t want to have a permanent sub anymore, or a babygirl, anymore. I totally understand that. And he made that pretty obvious to her right upfront, and this was nothing more than a 30 day sentence so that she won’t steal anymore, and so that she can pay her debt to society. But, for all that he told her that this wasn’t permanent, I think he forgot to tell himself. I like how he takes care of Krista and helps her out and teaches her how to work on his ranch, but I think that he doesn’t always care for her emotional state as well as he should, because he’s lying to himself.
I like Krista a lot. I also feel really sorry for her, because I’ve been in a similar situation and trying to figure out how to pay for your bills after someone has gone through and stolen all your money from you can be so overwhelming. I also totally get the temptation to do the easy thing and steal the money. It’s right there, it would be so easy to take. Krista has had a rough life, and she’s done everything she can to make it better, and I really respect her for that. She really turned herself around, right up until this point, but this is more of a blip than anything else.
And the judge? He’s sneaky and funny and did I say sneaky? I laughed my ass off at him.
I didn’t trust that damn lawyer from the very second we met him. He was slimy and skeevy.
OK, that’s all I have to say about this one! Happy reading!