Roughneck by Piper Stone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars.
Whose your Daddy!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 👤👤👤👤
The setting: An oil rig in the ocean
The Hero: Jack Stone – after leaving the marines, he is now running an oil rig. His best friend hired Summer to do welding on the rig after checking her references and previous position.
The heroine: Summer Carter – mistreated at home by her shady step-father, she gets applies for a welding job on an oil rig. She is hired due to knowledge learned on YouTube welding videos and she takes welding classes before she begins. She learns more on the job but when that position is downsized she gets a job on Jack’s crew.
The Love Story: Summer was trying to be a tough girl on an oil rig, she somehow thought she would fit in better if she cursed a lot and treated the men like they were beneath her. However, it just ended up looking like she was a foul-mouthed brat. Jack is her supervisor and he gets right away that she doesn’t want to be sent back to her parents, so he gives her an ultimatum.
This was one of the dumbest premises I have ever seen. He is her supervisor, and she was definitely misbehaving but he tells her she can either be fired and sent home to “Mommy and Daddy” or she can get disciplined by him, which includes spanking, calling him “Daddy”, and more. Sexual harassment to the extreme.
I don’t mind some BDSM in romance novels, but this stretched the concept of power exchange too far for me. Plus the whole daddy dom/little girl role playing for me always turns a steamy scene into something a bit too silly and frankly kind of gross. I end up hearing this stupid baby talk voice in my head and it just ruins everything. I know some people really like the Daddy kink but I just can’t get into it, so I like it when the title of blurb calls that out ahead of time.
Though I have to admit, since I kept reading, I did start to like the storylines about Jack’s father and his ranch and about Summer’s issues with her stepfather. I got caught up with wanting to find out what exactly was going on and wanting the characters to find out the truth. I really ended up liking the story quite a bit despite the Daddy stuff.
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