1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 September 2006
This book is simply one of Penny's all-time best. I would only add that, in addition to all the paintball fun, there is one of the best, if not the very best, spanking scenes ever. It features a Mr. Protheroe, who previously appeared in "Bare Behind", in a terrific spanking scene in that book, which I would recommend be read first, then follow it up with this one. This spanking scene is well worth the price of admission alone. Great book all round, featuring some of Penny's best characters.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 5 May 2003
Good to have the focus this time on the alluring Amber, who's usually a slightly enigmatic and aloof object of desire in the other books written in this author's characteristic first-person style. Typically, the reader is drawn into the protagonist's psycho-sexual ebb and flow, and while the action is graphic when required, there is a subtle increase in the limits to which Amber allows herself to be pushed, so that not all the highest cards are played too soon (as sometimes detracts from the work of that comparable mistress of the genre, Yolanda Celbridge). There is enough plot to invite supension of disbelief, while the descriptive writing is predictably fine, adding to the realism of for example the outdoor scenes - you can identify with even the more mundane discomforts depicted. For this reader it is Amber's unexpected heterosexual encounters which really hit the mark - her scenes in the coveted woodland and the fetish club in particular - and it is the psychological detail recounted that is especially telling. As in "Plaything", the book end with a clever twist. More please!