Short stories are not to everyone's taste, but this collection is well written, inventive, and it will please many. As would be expected from the publishers, Chimera, and from the title and cover picture, the stories fall within the corporal chastisement genre, within erotic literature. The stories relate episodes in which young ladies have their nether regions dealt with, mostly by men using several of the traditional instruments as well as the time-honoured open palm. The cane features prominently, as would be expected, and a wide range of scenarios are explored in which arousal is expertly nurtured. The collection reads well, and is quite light-hearted. It will appeal to many.