Friday, March 7, 2014

Review: 4 Stars - Every Inch of the Way (The Professor's Rule #4) Belleau, Gormley




Every Inch of the Way - The Professor's Rule #4 

4 Stars


eBook ISBN: 978-1-62649-127-4
eBook release: Mar 3, 2014
eBook Formats: pdf, mobi, html, epub
Word count: 11,200
Page count: 45

Type: Part of a Series
Cover by: L.C. Chase
This title is #4 of the The Professor's Rule series.

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Belleau and Gormley really kept me off balance here, purposely. Each time I thought I could settle into relationship bliss, or figuring out a character’s ulterior motives, *swoop, there went the rug again. It’s all good though, the pace was great and the character interaction, perfect.

  THE CHARACTERS
Wasn’t he supposed to be angry about that entire encounter? Scratch that, he was angry. Pissed off, more like. Pissed off for being used, for being toyed with, for being pulled into a dynamic he hadn’t consented to. But here he was, still fantasizing about James. What the fuck was that about?
 “Excuse me?” A cultured voice intruded on his mental flailings.
Satish Malhotra He feels pretty dammed off balance too. He knows he’s supposed to be angry at James but he keeps fantasizing about him. And then the Professor throws down a gauntlet. 

James Sheridan - He knows he has to play it cool with Satish, but he also knows he needs Carson. Satish isn’t Carson. Carson comforts. Satish snuggles. 

Professor Evander Carson - Love him. Hate him. Love him. Oh Professor, my Professor……my heart breaks for you. 

THE STORY 

 There’s this perfect (for me) scene in this book where they’re ready, willing and able and yet the sex just isn’t right. I love that the authors did that. They found a way to make the relationship stronger

The Blurb:

Satish Malhotra is in over his head. What appeared to be the hookup of his dreams turned out to be another man’s kinky sex game, and thus ended his relationship with sweet, submissive James Sheridan before it’d hardly begun.

Or so he thought. Being used in someone else’s domination/submission play should have been a deal breaker, yet James—bruises, boyfriend, and all—is too compelling to let walk away. But James has needs Satish isn’t sure he can fulfill, and it seems his mysterious Professor isn’t willing to share.

Can Satish keep James happy in bed and in life, or will James be forced to choose between his dominant and his burgeoning vanilla romance with Satish?

* This title contains the following sensitive themes: dubious consent, explicit violence and non-consent.

and more believable because of it’s flaws. Don’t worry though, they eventually get it all just right. 

I had a little trouble justifying Satish’s thinking at one point. It was honestly just me though. He struggles with James’ marked skin, knows he doesn’t want to put marks there himself, but he admires them anyway. I could see Satish thinking that way, I just couldn’t put myself there. It’s hard to explain, it’s not a problem with the story or the writing, it’s just a me thing. 

There is a bit of hinting at a potential threesome (or some version of that), that would totally work for me. I would happily sit in a corner with Satish and watch the Professor help James. (Don’t worry Satish, you can hold my hand.) 

THE WRITING 

Look, a series about an older professor and his student and their bdsm relationship is just fraught with problems, right? Well that’s where the professionals stand out from the amateurs. Belleau and Gormley don’t hide from any of those issues, the tackle them head on and then throw in a few twists and turns, e.g. manipulations, just to make it more challenging. These ladies can write! 

The final book in the series is next and I cannot wait to see how everything is resolved. 

Stop back by Attention Is Arbitrary on March 8th to enter to win a copy of book #2 An Inch at a Time:



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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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