Friday, March 14, 2014

4 Star Review: To the Very Last Inch by Belleau, Gormley

To the Very Last Inch (The Professor's Rule #5) by 
Heidi Belleau. Amelia Gormley

Available at Riptide Publishing

eBook ISBN: 978-1-62649-128-1
eBook release: Mar 3, 2014
eBook Formats: pdf, mobi, html, epub
Word count: 14,300
Page count: 57
Cover by: L.C. Chase

This title is #5 of the The Professor's Rule series.
Please see the publisher's website for warnings and triggers.

Links to my reviews for books 1 - 4:
Giving an Inch
An Inch at a Time
Inch by Inch Review
Every Inch of the Way

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My review:

From inches to miles. After Every Inch of the Way’s (book #4) shattering cliffy I couldn’t wait to read on to see how this all worked out. Let me just say that I ended up enjoying each character even more as the series went along and I found the ending completely satisfying. That’s not to say that a girl couldn’t wish for another scene sometime in the future. You know maybe as a holiday surprise or something? Authors, are you listening? 


Professor Evander Carson - Defeated? No, no we can’t have that!

James Sheridan - Yes James, you are missing entire chapters in your relationship with Carson, but this book is gonna fix that. 

Satish Malhotra - Sweet and vanilla and the glue that brings this all together. He’s my favorite. I was cheering for Satish all the way! 


     Evander smiled ruefully. “Are you trying to hand him off to me? You young men. The martyrdom is charming, and the whole first-claim business has a touch of Old World Chivalry, but the way you act as if you own one another…’  
   “Oh, that’s rich. Says the guy handing James off without ever asking him if he wanted to be…”
Ah, here we get to see behind the curtain and get a full understanding of what brought James to the professor. And also, how Satish recognizes how much they need each other…even if they don’t. The hot and beautiful end scene is not to be missed. 


The Blurb:

Just days after their scorching reunion, Professor Evander Carson has kicked his one-time pupil James Sheridan to the curb—and tried to sabotage James’s new relationship with Satish Malhotra. Something isn’t right here, but James isn’t sure he should bother trying to figure out what. Carson isn’t good for him and will never change. He needs to accept that and move on.

Satish knows something is up, too, but he thinks the relationship between Carson and James is worth saving. To do the right thing, Satish will have to make James and Carson confront the secrets they’ve hidden for years and help them to overcome the pain and mistrust they’ve caused.

But if Satish succeeds, where will that leave him and his intensifying romance with James? Will the three of them be able to find the right balance, or will James be forced to choose between the pain and submission he craves with Carson, and the sweet, vanilla stability he’s found with Satish?

I don’t really have anything to argue with here. At one point I thought James and Satish’s relationship wasn’t developed enough, but the authors don’t push it. They make it clear that they have time to develop. 

This series works precisely because the authors show you why the relationship works. It can’t be easy to prove that a threesome can work, but they do. They have also created a story with a very special mix of tenderness and sexiness. 

Strong HFN 

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I would like to thank Riptide Publishing for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest review. 

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