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Inch by Inch by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley

Another tantalising and way too short installment in the The Professor’s Rule series:

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Inch by Inch (The Professor's Rule, #3)Inch by Inch by Heidi Belleau & Amelia C. Gormley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

After two long, kink-free years apart, James Sheridan has reunited with his Professor: the sexy, dominant Evander Carson. But this time, things will be different. James is older, more sure of himself, and confident that he can draw the line between Carson’s demands and his own principles.

One of those lines is gorgeous menswear salesman Satish Malhotra. After their steamy dressing room encounter, James feels an unexpected connection to Satish, and he wants to explore it further. But Carson’s involvement—in James’s life, and in James and Satish’s budding relationship—complicates things.

Carson’s penchant for using other men in their sex games has always troubled James, and he’s adamant that Satish not be just another notch in their whipping post. But when Satish learns what prompted James to pursue him in the first place, will James’s new ability to draw the line even matter?

So what did I think?

I love this series and have been totally drawn into James and Carson’s story, eagerly anticipating each installment – and installment really is what each book is. They are short little snippets that only provide a glimpse into a small aspect of James and Carson and their relationship.

This is the third book in the series. The first book, Giving An Inch,  is one very hot and very sexy change room scene, with the story taking place well after James and Carson have broken up. The second book, An Inch At A Time,  is spread over a couple of months and is the story of how Carson and James met. This third book picks up immediately after the end of book one.

In this book, James begins to see Carson again but he also starts a relationship with Satish. It is fascinating to hear James describe to Satish what it is he gets out of his relationship with Carson and why he pulled away. It is interesting to see Satish’s response to James’ confessions. It is intriguing to get hints of Carson’s feelings for James. “How could you assume I meant to demean them, when I offered them my greatest treasure?”

The major downfall of this book was the length and the unresolved nature of the story. As with the previous books, it ends with so many questions! There’s a sense that the book is too short so a feeling of not being fully satisfied. But if you read all the stories together – loving it. It’s a bit like only being given access to one part of the banquet at a time, leaving me craving more!

A copy of this book was received from the publisher via Netgalley in return for my honest review.

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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.

Buy An Inch at a Time directly from Riptide.

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★★★★★ An Inch at A Time by Heidi Belleau & Amelia C. Gormley ★★★★★

This was short but like it’s predecessor, so very hot!

The Professor’s Rule series

 

An Inch at a Time (The Professor's Rule #2)An Inch at a Time by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The blurb…

James Sheridan is failing history. Luckily, his professor is a rumored pervert, and James isn’t too proud to pay for a better grade with his body. Professor Carson lives up to his reputation, but he’s not unethical enough to take sexual bribes. What he can offer is some highly unconventional tutoring . . . creative use of a ruler included.

The deal? Studying, followed by a “quiz.” Wrong answer? Spanking. Right answer? Reward. Ace the final, earn some mindblowing sex. It’s harder work than sexual bribery, but it beats the volunteer tutors at the student center.

After a few study sessions, James realizes he wants way more than a grade from Professor Carson, even if he’s not sure what that is. Carson’s a silver fox, all right, but James isn’t “bent” the way Carson is, and for him, the spankings are only supposed to be a means to an end. But the better he gets at history, the more he realizes he likes getting answers wrong just as much as getting them right.

So what did I think?

Like its predecessor, Giving an Inch, this is a seriously hot little story!

All the action in the first book took place in a department store change room – one very scorching scene as Carson, who we only meet as the man on the end of the phone, directs James to do some wicked things. James hadn’t had contact with Carson in over two years, not trusting his ability to stop himself from going too far under Carson’s dominance – he would do anything for the man.

This book takes us back to when Carson and James first met and this time the story extends over a couple of months. From James first nervous attempt at propositioning his professor, to receiving his final grade.

There is the potential for the student/professor relationship to seem inappropriate but I didn’t get this sense at all. Carson’s ‘methods’ may not be standard but he definitely provides James with the incentive he needs.“But what I will never do is alter your test scores just because you refused to submit to me, James. Nor will I improve them just because you did submit. If you earn the grade, you’ll have earned it by virtue of your own hard work and dedication. The method by which you do so will always be up to you. All I do is teach. And all this merely serves as…incentive.”

It is wonderful to see how beautifully James responds to Carson and there is a huge sexual tension that extends throughout the story.

There is also more insight given into James and his personality. Just a hint of his addiction and the things he had done to support it and perhaps why he craves what Carson gives him.

So now I am left wanting to see a number of things in book 3 – picking up immediately from this book with the continuation of James and Carson’s relationship in the lead up to their separation or a continuation of the story from book 1 Giving an Inch where Carson and James meet up again after the change room incident. Or maybe a story from James’ past or a more detailed look at Carson? But I’ll take whatever I can get……

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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

Buy An Inch at a Time directly from Riptide.

Buy An Inch at a Time from Amazon.

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★★★★★ Giving an Inch by Heidi Belleau & Amelia C. Gormley ★★★★★

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 (The Professor's Rule #1)Giving an Inch by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

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.

5 Stars

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

Buy Giving an Inch from Amazon.

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