by Heidi Belleau Amelia C. Gormley
My rating: 4 stars
Available at: Riptide Publishing and Amazon
Special News: Join Happily Ever After Saturday, September 28th at 9 pm EST for a Google Hangout. We're discussing this book and other bdsm stories. You can participate live and ask us all sort of things. Hope to see you there.
Whew! This turned out to be quite a bit more erotic than I was expecting. Where did I get in into my head that this was going to be some sweet, innocent thing? Did I even check who the authors were? *smacks head Luckily for me, I liked the surprise, a lot, and man Heidi and Amelia make a seamless writing team. Btw, there is sweet and even tender here too, it's just wrapped up in a smoking hot scene.
School is back in session. History grad James Sheridan thinks his biggest problem in life is trying to find a suitable outfit for his upcoming Ph.D. candidacy exam. That is, until he accidentally texts a changing-room selfie meant for his fashionable sister to his ex, the domineering Professor Carson. James and Carson haven’t seen each since James fled their power games two years ago. Back in his undergrad days, Carson was his Professor, and not just in the academic sense: a man of unusual tastes and extreme sexual demands, James had been happy to sate Carson’s savage appetites. Too happy, in fact. He never could trust himself not to let Carson push too far. Now James is older and wiser, and sharing some seriously flirtatious vibes with a cute menswear rep. When Carson replies to James’s errant text, ready to pick up where they left off, James can’t help being drawn back into Carson’s control. It’s only when Carson suggests involving the salesman that James has to ask himself how far is too far, and whether he’s willing to go there with Carson again.
James Sheridan - Grad student, sub, and he needs a suit. It seems he's in the right department.
Professor Carson - Dom by text? Well, why not? We haven't really even met him yet and I already want more.
Satish - Personal shopper extraordinaire!!!
So beautiful, my sweet. I know how hard it was for you to do that. Thank you.
And with those words, the shame was almost gone, washed away with pride and delight. He'd pleased the Professor. It never got old. It never faded. Not even when he wished and prayed it would.
A little shopping, a little alteration (or is that flirtation), an errant text and a private dressing room lead to a new chapter in James Sheridan's life. In the past his ex-Dom had all the control, but James has learned a few things about himself since leaving his Professor. Even if the Professor still has things James wants, James is determined to get what he needs.
Really quick, snappy writing. These authors are on a roll.
I was surprised to see the level of attention given to explaining James' internal thought process. He has a lot to work through here. As the story begins we see James as a rather insecure, reserved college student. There is more depth to him than that however and I think it'll be interesting to see where his character goes.
As someone who's had a few thoughts on public exhibition (even dressing room fantasies) I did find parts of this scene to be just a tad over the edge of unbelievability. Still, it was hot and fun to read, so I'm not going to let that hold me back a bit. With the lingering potential of a threesome or something, I for one can't wait to read on.
I sincerely thank Netgalley and Riptide Publishing for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
~ ~ ~
Visit Me at Goodreads
View All My Reviews