and Richard Manton certainly is the master of erotic fiction bar none. In this superb novel published in 2000 by our friends at Blue Moon we find Jeremy a twenties or something young man living in Britain of today with a total obsession for erotic spankings. So much so that he really does very little else, which I must add leaves me, as the reader observer, pretty well cold and totally, totally frustrated.
The ed reviews describe Jeremy as 'a bedroom sadist' which I think may be a little over the top and harsh since certainly there are many real sadist books out there that would make your hair curl. No I wouldn't call him a sadist since Manton develops his character in twelve linked 'narratives' where Jeremy finds his sometimes reluctant victims and allows them to develop the plot with the inevitable spanking/delicious punishment episode for some real or imaginary wrong.
The spanking scenes are stupendous, well written and so detailed and concise that really will please the reader who is 'into' that kind of thing. In a chapter titled 'The Homicidal Humorists' Jermey, Joanne and Cat are detained in the Spanish mountains on their way to Port Xanthra. While in custody Joanne 'lets her fingers do the walking' in one of the best self pleasuring scenes that covers almost nine pages for goodness sakes.
Oh well, even though this is not the kind of Manton book that I really enjoy I do rate it as 5 stars since its a masterfull work for those readers that enjoy erotic spankings .....