Smart as a Whip by Judith Anderson
Goodreads rating: 4 stars
I received an email submission for Smart as a Whip in exchange for an honest review!
If Rebel Wilson and Albert Einstein had a love child, it would be Kimber Cassidy.
Kimber Cassidy : If you think she’s too much for you, you’re probably right
Coming close to giving up on her cherished dream of following
in her father’s footsteps, Kimber Cassidy, a plus-size
voluptuous beauty in her mid-twenties, jumps at the chance to
clear the name of a family friend, Manny. There’s been a
murder at a local BDSM playspace and Manny’s been framed
for the crime. In order to keep an innocent man from spending
his life in jail, Kimber needs to use the logical and analytical
skills taught to her by her father, a detective with the East Alton
police, who was killed in the line of duty when she was just
During her investigation into not only the murder, but also the
sexually provocative BDSM lifestyle, Kimber will need to use
her wits to gather all the facts and figure out who killed a
member of The Playspace; a local kinky club. But it won’t be
easy. During her adventure, she’ll come to know things not only
about her family, but about also about herself, that will shake
her to the core.
Things become even more complicated when Kimber meets
Jeremy, another club member who is as sexy as he is
dominant. As she delves deeper into the world of spanking and
bondage, she discovers her deepest dark desires, but will she
get lost in them? Only by relying on her father’s advice, facing
her fears, and realizing who she can trust and who she can’t,
will she be able to keep a man from suffering for a crime he did
I was very excited to receive this book, I had been wanting to read it since shortly after it came out.
My overall opinion is that the book is original and can hold it’s own in the genre. This is slated as an erotica with an overall story beyond straight sex. My qualm with this, I feel the rest of the story has more development and I find the sex scenes more lackluster. This story is a prime example. I felt the sex scenes could have been longer or at least in more detail. Or maybe I just wanted them to be longer and more detailed. I like to get worked up when I read erotica. As far as the underlying story, I would have liked to learn more about the private investigation that Kimber was doing on the side of her actual job. I felt that, because this is a shorter story, that some aspects were glided over and became missed opportunities. It would have been nice to feel connected to Kimber instead of an observer of Kimber’s everyday life.
On the positive, it was still a great story. I liked Kimber, and would like to know Kimber better. Hopefully there will be other stories with Kimber so that readers can get to know her better and hopefully build that connection. I wish there was some more BDSM, and I feel this book was a good opener if one has not read a BDSM style book before. I like that Kimber has confidence and an “in your face” personality. I feel there is a lot of promise in her character as she is further developed. And I of course loved Watson ❤ and am glad he was okay!! Or this would have gotten one less star!! 😉
About the Author:
Judith Anderson lives in the Midwest and has been living
the BDSM lifestyle since 2000. She has attended munches and
BDSM events for several years and is well versed in impact play
(spanking, paddling, caning, etc), fire play and rope. She has also
taught classes on aspects of the BDSM lifestyle within her local
In 2015, she self-published Pretty When You Cry, an
anthology of her short stories, available on Amazon. It was
nominated for a Golden Flogger award by BDSM Writers Con for
best BDSM book in the “Anthology” category. She also had a short
story included in Riverdale Ave Books “The First Annual Geeky
Kink Anthology”. Her first novel, “Choice”, was published
by Blushing Books in Janurary 2016. She enjoys going for walks,
reading mysteries, listening to music and the sound of begging.
She particularly enjoys the begging. Especially accompanied by
Check out these links:
Judith Anderson’s blog