This was short but oh, so hot!
The Professor’s Rule series
- Giving an Inch (book #1) – in this review
- An Inch at a Time (book #2) – expected release 16th Sept 2013
Giving an Inch by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
So what did I think?
All the action takes place in a department store change room as James ventures out for some clothes shopping. A mis-dial sees him messaging a photo to Carson, someone he had cut himself off from two years before, because “He couldn’t trust himself not to jump off a cliff at Carson’s say-so, maybe even jump off a cliff without Carson’s say-so, but just because that was what James thought Carson wanted.”
We only meet Carson on the phone as he directs James’ actions, James being unable to resist the lure of submitting to him – the things that James will do for Carson! Things get down and dirty in that change room!
James struggles with his feelings and the urges he has, revealing elements of his past with Carson but never fully revealing all the details of their relationship. Things don’t quite end up as expected, which led me to my assumption about book 2 , An Inch At A Time. I expected the next story to continue from the point of James leaving the department story for his rendezvous with Carson. But guess what? An Inch At A Time is actually the story for the start of their relationship. I can hardly wait for it to be released!
The story may be short and all take place in one relatively quick scene but a lot is packed in, both in terms of characters and the sexual domination/submission. This is definitely a great start to the series.
To find out more about Heidi Belleau and her books visit her website.
To find out more about Amelia C. Gormley and her books visit her website.