O'Neill's `Maid for all Seasons' series is set in modern USA, and is very evocative of the young person's scene there, particularly as concerns the young ladies who feel the need for corporal chastisement at the hands of the ever-willing Professor Travis. Travis is involved in several reasonably credible situations with his spanking victims: some are closeish relatives, some friends, and some are college students, but all are willing submit to his discipline, principally by hand or paddle on their well-padded rears. Subtle inter-relationships between these various young ladies, who often compete for Travis' amatory attentions as well as his correctional activities, add much subtlety to the inter-linked plots. Steamy relationships between newly chastised young ladies also arise frequently. One could criticise the way he allows (and therefore condones) the awful construction `wouldn't of' instead of `wouldn't have', but it does reflect young person's usage these days. Travis is ever vigilant and his punishments: swift and quite severe, are very well described. Devlin's treatment of the pre-punishment scoldings his errant charges receive - a very important aspect for many women with spanking fantasies - is truly exemplary, and there is always an air of retributory authority his dealings with his women. This is Volume 4 of the series, and the complexity of the situations easily leaves open the possibility of further additions. Some people may not like the strong atmosphere of American consumerism in these books, but otherwise, they may be confidently recommended.