Mariella Starr writes the best books!!! Frank and Posey are the couple in this book and you just love both of them! Posey is a very smart, rich, 23 year old, but does not flaunt either one. She is scatterbrained, funny and not afraid to try anything. She wants to be a modern woman in post war times. Frank is a alpha New York detective that has a job keeping up with her! This book had an awesome length with a great story, many spankings, many laugh out loud moments, fun secondary characters (which I would love to read in another book!), meddling family and neighbors (who got on everybody's nerves!), and a remarkable love story! I LOVED it! I wish I could give it a zillion stars!!! Thank you Ms Starr and keep writing you are a fantastic author!
I LOVED this book! A full length wonderful story set in post WWII. A totally unique plot involving a brilliant, yet sheltered young woman who is at a point in her life where for the first time, she can devote herself to whatever she chooses. She slowly steps her toes into independence and loves it. However, as brilliant as she is, her common sense is nil. She meets a handsome detective who falls for her quickly and she for him. However, he is determined to teach her to be safe, and think before she leaps, and he imparts this knowledge with a trip over his knee. Repeatedly. She is rich, he is a working man at a time when women had little freedom, especially in the areas of science that Posey excels in. The story is fun, true to history, and romantic. Mariella Starr is one of my favorite authors, and this is just another example of her excellent writing skills. You won't be disappointed by this unique story!
Loved this book. The timeframe of the 1940s was described well. Posey was fun, her portrayal as a ditzy girl raised to in a sheltered environment was very true to the time. My grandmother at 95 remembers WWII and she's as sharp as a tack. She is the buyer of Blushing books, enjoys them and passes them onto me. I asked her about the comment in one of the reviews about the WWII blackouts and she said it wasn't insensitivity to the European blackout during WWII it was probably a statement on the arrogance and of the Politicians and Military of the US at the time. (Blackouts weren't necessary in the US, but the Military wanted them and the Politicians wouldn't let them implement them in D.C. She has lived in the DC-Metro area all her life) She has lived and seen almost a century of change--amazing. She loved the book, and I enjoyed it too, as I often read them to her as her eyesight is going. Westerns are her favorite and this author does well with those too. It was a good book and an enjoyable read. I was told to give it a 5 out of 5, she loves a book that makes her laugh.
This was good in parts. It is in part a sweet love story & in part a tediously slow business with nothing much happening. I was set off on the wrong foot in the prologue when the writer seems to imply that the wartime blackout in Europe was a sign of cowardice and only 'brave old Washington' wouldn't bow down to the enemy and turn their lights out. Perhaps it was a slip of the pen. If it wasn't, the writer shows a completely asinine lack of understanding of historical context.
I loved this post-World War II story that painted a picture of gender bias and one woman who bucked the system and took a stand for equality. Posey Wanamaker was definitely a woman who was determined to push forward into the future. She could be called a feminist, brilliant, sweet, unassuming, definitely naïve and in spite of her brilliant mind, she lacks common sense. She has a steel trap for a mind and a body of a siren. Fran Ramsey is a rule follower, he comes from blue-collar workers, but even he broke the family mold and followed his dream to be a cop and not a detective. The plot kept me captivated and the pages turning in this fascinating tale of two people who are so different, from such different backgrounds but have that deep connection and attraction that they can’t deny what they feel. The dialog is open, honest and entertaining, the emotions are heartwarming. You can’t help but fall in love with Posey, her antics, her naïveté attitude; she may be from the Upper Eastside, but she never flaunts her wealth, if anything, she has no idea what she is worth. “The only shoes you have to wear are your own. Make your own footprints.”
What I like about Ms. Starr entries are that they are complete books. Her books are full-length, detailed and captivating and accurate for the time frames in which they are written. This one is post-WWII 1940’s and the mindsets of the characters are perfectly suited for their time. Posey is daring in trying to break out of her pre-set destiny, and charmingly funny as she begins a journey to grow into womanhood. Frank is a man of his time, yet he doesn’t have a problem with taking on Posey, her antics, and her issues. There were laugh out loud sections, and enough action to keep me entertained all the way through. Another excellent book and I wanted more as I usually do with this author. It fits all the criteria we want if we are buying a Blushing book—dominant men, feisty women, hot sex and spanking. Keep up the good work.
I'm in a rush, but didn't want to cop out on giving a review. This is a great story, good writing, enjoyable characters, a lovely romance. This was an excellent story, it had it all. Sassy heroine, strong, protective hero, spanking, and some mystery thrown in for fun. This was a fun read, there were laugh out loud moments. Again, great story, great read. Worth buying.
Captivating story about a smart but sassy young woman who meets her match in former MP turned police officer, Frank Ramsey. Unlike many of her female contemporaries, Posey has been pressed to pursue more academia than to develop her social skills. A number of chance encounters and serendipitous connections have her running into Frank again and again, and causing her to question what she really wants out of life.
Great story, it was like being there. Frank reminded me of the old Dragnet series, Joe Friday--all stiff and by the book, but Posey managed to break down his barriers in short order. Posey was My Friend Margie, sweet, innocent but with enough nerve to take on the world on her terms. It was a fun read, although I'm now sad. I didn't mind being vintage, but now I'm categorized as historical. Still it was a fun read, and I'll be looking from more from this author. Would love to see another book in this time frame.
Another excellent story by Ms. Starr! I absolutely loved the time frame of post-WWII 1940's in New York City. Posey was a delight - she was intelligent, sassy, and determined to break molds that women were placed in during that time. I loved Frank as well - he was a bit arrogant and dominant, but he truly appreciated and was proud of Posey's intellect and supported her in her endeavors. There were so many laugh out loud moments, tender moments, and enough action to keep me riveted. I hated to see the story end! I just hope we get another story about Posey's best friend and Frank's cousin!
As usual, for M. Starr, this is a great book. Set in the late 1940’s post-war era, New York City the details were delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the by-play between the characters, and the simpler times where there wasn’t any confusion of what a real man was supposed to be. Posey was sweet, fun, yet determined to get her way. Frank was stern and protective. There were times when I was laughing out loud. As these two people jump headfirst into an unusual romance where they are flouting the 1940s values of time, it becomes a fun romp of male versus female. Posey is feisty, and brilliant. Frank is an everyday kind of guy who doesn’t quite know how to deal with a girl who forgets to get dressed, but could probably apprentice to Einstein. Loved these well-developed characters, and would have loved to join them for a hot dog in Central Park. This one kept me up a good portion of the night. I tried to put it down but couldn’t. It was worth the loss of sleep.
I absolutely loved this book. Posey was quirky and full of sass and I just could not help but to laugh out loud at some of her antics. Frank was definitely up to the challenge of keeping her safe and I just thought they were wonderful together. The book has quite a bit of length which is always a huge plus for me when the story is well written and can keep me turning the pages. Nicely done!
What a great book – very developed characters that are thrust into situations that are outside their ‘normal’ experiences in the 1940s but which seem to have them thrive. Posey is a very smart 24-year old that doesn’t want to continue to find herself defined by the roles of her time period. Frank is a very old-fashioned dominant man that finds himself faced with dealing with Posey. They normally wouldn’t have met due to their different lifestyles but they did and this book is their amazing adventure. I found myself cheering for them both as a couple and as individuals as they face opposition for just about every side. This book contains lots of fun in the bedroom in addition to punishment and “funishment” scenes. This is definitely a book worth it’s price.
Beautiful young woman has men drooling after her but she is focused on physics and is like the absent minded professor and don't pay attention to everyday goings on. A strong alpha policeman and Posey meet and a relationship develops. There is mystery, danger, romance, spanking which takes place post World War 11. Lovely read.
A really good story about two unusual people meeting, developing a relationship that starts with sex and moves on to love – and combatting a number of obstacles as their relationship develops.
Posey is a brilliant scientist who is sometimes a bit ditzy or absent minded; Frank is a detective with old fashioned values who deeply loves her and wants to keep her safe. There is a fair amount of spanking, a lot of loving and a well developed story line with many other characters from Frank’s extended family – some of them really nice, others not so much.
Posey is often judged solely on her looks although she has a very sharp brain. She was brought up by a very traditional Jewish grandfather...traditional in all ways except her intelligence which he nurtured into following in his footsteps of physics under the aegis of the US government. Along the way Posey develops feelings for a policeman. No-nonsense NY cop Frank encourages the exploration of Posey's adventures, everything from sexual freedom to escaping the limitations of her upbringing with the help of her enormous wealth. Frank has many ways to keeping his lovely Posey in check including discipline when she steps out of line. A good read set in post-war America.