Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 2.5 out of 5
Olivia London’s Naughty Girl Notebook doesn’t really fit into the genres that are reviewed on this site. Basically it is a tale about the budding romance between a waitress and a teacher. The kinkiest part of the book is a fantasy the waitress has while masturbating after their first date, in which she imagines a scenario that involves a little spanking and forced oral and anal sex. Even that is mostly alluded to rather than shown in any detail. The next kinkiest scene: while at a restaurant she is instructed to visit the restroom and remove her panties then return to the table – oo-la-la!
The overall tone of the story is romantic and kind of chatty, with British sensibilities. Although the setting is Seattle, judging by the idiomatic expressions and phrasing the writer seems to be from the UK. The significance of the title’s naughty girl notebook is, as a motivational tool the waitress chronicles her bad behavior at work in a spiral notebook with a picture of her lover clipped to the inside flap. She envisions herself as a Pygmalion-like character because of her lack of education and social sophistication, and sets out to better herself and be worthy of the teacher’s love.
Doubtless I am not the target audience for Naughty Girl Notebook. Although this short story – at 17 pages I hesitate to call it a book – is well written, I did not find it particularly engaging. And since the kink is almost nonexistent, I am thankful of its brevity – this is after all a site devoted to reviewing BDSM-related books, which it is not.