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Tymber Dalton is my favorite author and an automatic buy every time she releases a new book. Happy Spank Patrick's Day is the 47th book in the Suncoast Society BDSM series. In case you're panicking because you haven't read the previous 46 books, never fear! Each book in the series is a standalone novel, although you will understand the backstories of the characters better if you read them in order. There's a complete listing of the entire series, in order, at the beginning of each Suncoast Society book.
Happy Spank Patrick's Day is another of Ms. Dalton's holiday-themed BDSM private party books. To me, these are always a treat and very special. As you can guess from the title, this time the holiday is St. Patrick's Day. And this time around, it's Callie, Max and Sean who are hosting the party. Cali, Max, and Sean run an online BDSM toy website store called Two Crafty Bastards Toys. Cali runs the website and order fulfillment end of the business while Max and Sean are the "two crafty bastards" who make the unique toys and other BDSM equipment they sell. Add in their cat, Baxter, who's a star on the website as the "bondage cat," and you have a successful business. It's not yet enough for Max and Sean to quit their day jobs but it's certainly getting there.
Everything's great in the days leading up to the party. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, tragedy strikes two members of the Suncoast Society's intimate party group. Cali, Sean, and Max want to cancel the party. No one's going to want to attend a BDSM play party. not when their friends are in such pain. No one's going to be in a party mood. But, as much as the triad believes they should cancel, the two affected by the tragedy insist the party go on as planned. The rest of the group isn't quite sure but, respecting the wishes of their dearest friends, the party proceeds on schedule.
At first, the party's mood is subdued as everyone gathers. The festive atmosphere and playfulness that normally surround each party takes quite a while to kick in. But, despite the cloud that seems to hang over the group, they finally take their friends' wishes to heart. The party's soon in full swing. There's the requisite rigging contest with green rope to celebrate the occasion, with Scrye and June, Leah and Justin, and others, participating. Some of the submissives and switches have dressed up, only sometimes it's hard to tell which switch is on top! There are also new introductions to the party group. Ethan and Brita have been slowly leaning into the BDSM lifestyle, and this is their first play party. Leanna and Sharon are relatively new to the group, and they're looking forward to a fantastic evening of play. Of course, Leah and Seth are there, as are Justin, Wade, and Glen. Keith and Scott are there, but without their third, Scott's wife, Noel. Jake, Ben, Bill, Gabe, Loren, Ross, Essie, Mark, Ted, Josh...almost everyone is there. Even though they're missing two, people are enjoying themselves.
But the tragedy suffered by their friends brings something that's been simmering in the background to the forefront of Cali, Sean, and Max's relationship. Each one of the triad has been thinking about what happened to their friends, and each one has to make a decision that could irreversibly change their relationship. A difficult choice hangs in the balance. Can the triad come together again, like they've done before, and make it all work? Or will this be the one time when things just might fall apart? And how will their friends make it through their own personal suffering? The two affected are so alone and lost in their grief and, as much as the rest of the group wants to help them, you can't force yourself or your love on people who just aren't ready to give up their grief.
Ms. Dalton has done it yet again. She's crafted a story filled with fun, drama, tragedy, laughter, tears, joy, and heartbreak, and she's woven it together so skillfully that it seems effortless. Happy Spank Patrick's Day is a fantastically amazing story full of incredibly real and genuine people. I felt the emotions of each character vividly, and I alternately literally laughed out loud and cried until my tears blurred my vision and ran down my face. That's just how real and well-created the characters in all her books are. The fact that Ms. Dalton has been an active participant in the BDSM lifestyle for many years only adds to the authenticity of the details of that lifestyle as portrayed in her novels. Ms. Dalton's books ALWAYS have the ability to pull me in from the very beginning. Her skill as an author is exceptional. It's no surprise to anyone who's either read my reviews of Ms. Dalton's books or who knows me personally, that I am extremely impressed with the entire Suncoast Society series. Happy Spank Patrick's Day is absolutely wonderful addition to the series.
One final comment. This is an ADULT book. It contains adult BDSM themes, explicit language, and sexual scenes. If you don't enjoy erotic romance with explicit sexual and BDSM scenes then PLEASE carefully think before buying any book you know you won't enjoy. There's always a book synopsis at the seller's website and reviews available on Goodreads, several Facebook book review pages, and various booksellers' websites. PLEASE avail yourself of these resources so you're certain the book you're buying is one you want to read. ALSO, PLEASE DON'T LEAVE A NEGATIVE REVIEW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WON'T ENJOY THE BOOK AS IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE AUTHOR! She works extremely hard to provide a quality work product, and if you know before you buy a book you'll object to the subject matter, you're doing both yourself and the author an extreme disservice. But if you do enjoy hot, erotic BDSM romances, I highly recommend Happy Spank Patrick's Day. You won't be sorry! I give it my highest recommendation.
Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!