I didn’t know Paisley Smith until recently, when a couple of friends (you know who you are) brought her books to my attention, and I have to thank them for that. Well-written smut can be delightful and Smith’s books – those I have read so far at any rate – definitely are.
In Fall to Pieces, Nashville music producer Mallory Hayes dreams of producing an all-female rockabilly band. Her plan is to bring together “a group of submissives trained to please”, the idea being that to attract the widest audience possible, they’d have to be willing to conform, at least to some extent, and no one is more willing than submissives. She has her eye on Polly Purefoy as the lead singer. Part of the deal is that Polly agrees to be trained by a professional dominatrix, Vivien Blackheart.
That’s about all for the plot, there won’t be many more mentions of music after that, it’s all spanking and dildoes and anal play. It’s joyous and hot and strangely moving when Vivien breaks her own rules against falling for a client.
The novella length is perfect for this story, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Sadly it seems the author stopped at two.