I have read not only this book, but all of of the Shadow Lane series. I read them for pleasure, and wasn't disappointed.
I am uneasy about spanking children. I don't have children of my own, but I have three nephews and two nieces I've never laid a hand on and never intend to. My personal jury is out and probably will be for a long time.
However, I've been intrigued by consensual adult erotic spanking all my life, and like many, thought I was a nutcase. Eve Howard's book showed me that there are a lot of rational, normal people who enjoy this and while it's private, it's nothing to be ashamed of.
As for Ms. Howard's "literary style" -- well, I suppose it is stronger than some and weaker than others. To be honest, I don't care. Her style is strong enough to make her books fun to read. I especially recommend them for people who are "into" spanking, feel uneasy about it, and would like to know that (in Ms. Howard's words) "they are not alone."
I hope that Eve Howard will keep up the good work, and continue writing more books like these!