A hot, fun and spicy little read – 3.5 stars
Obediently Ever After was originally a story exclusive to Ms Stone’s email list. So if you think you’ve read some of this before, that will be where you found it. However it’s not available in one complete novella and, as such, is now much easier to read.
Angelica and Damien are an interesting couple who meet on ‘Angels’ first evening working at the Annex. A series of half-truths, evasions and out-right lies leads to Angelica getting a punishment spanking. When we find out who she truly is and why she is at the Annex the plot moves at a rapid pace.
There is a good balance of scene setting, relationship building, kinky times and character interaction. I have to be honest and say that this was just far too insta-love for my tastes. Many readers love that trope, and this will be a perfect read for them, but I need to see my characters fall in love a little more slowly.
With a pretty busy plot packed into a fairly short read, I did feel the main characters lacked a little depth. This was particularly true for Damien, for me he was just a little flat. However that’s par for the course in shorter reads, you can’t have lots of story AND lots of character depth. It’s also why I avoid the majority of shorter books, however I love Ms Stones work as well as the Annex series, so reading this was a no-brainer.
If you want a ‘sweet’ (as in low angst) but steamy read, with a dash of domestic-discipline, well written and with a good story line then I very much recommend this.
A visit to the Annex was meant to be a night of fun. Something to relax me. Maybe I’d find a girl, maybe I wouldn’t. I had very little expectations.
Until Angelica walked into the room looking like she stepped out of a 1952’s Home and Garden Magazine. It wasn’t just the sexy domestic style that caught my eye, it was more. I was drawn to her.
One night. A little fun. A little role play. But it wasn’t enough. I don’t think I could ever get enough of her.
But my pretty girl lied. She hides something from me, and I won’t accept that. She’ll learn. And when it’s all over. When I’ve saved her from the demons chasing her, I’ll truly make her mine.
And she’ll live obediently ever after.