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- Print Length: 192 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 29, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I511VVI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,642 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Professor's Pet (A Dark Romance) Kindle Edition
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Emily is a doctoral student who has just successfully defended her dissertation. After having her nose to the grindstone for more than five years, she is relieved but still a bit worn down when she sees Professor Jake Ballard in the coffee shop at her Boston University. She has worked in the same department as he for some time and for Emily, Jake is "the stuff of epic fantasy". She has been attracted to him for some time, like most other women who have encountered him. Emily however is totally intimidated by his presence. After defending her dissertation, Emily is just not emotionally prepared for the encounter in the coffee shop. During the embarrassing encounter, she accidently picked up his kindle instead of her own. After he left the coffee shop, she settled down to read and was panicked to see that instead of her Anne Rice novel she had unfamiliar content. She had his kindle rather than her own filled with romance novels, many of the BDSM genre. When she returned his kindle, Professor Ballard dissed her reading selections as predictable and Emily, admittedly a bit short fused, called his bluff. Thus begins the training of Dr. Emily McNamara. Training that follows her to the west coast and her new job.
I really enjoyed this story. Admittedly, there were times where I skim read some of the details of the encounters looking for more emotion on Jake's part. Both characters of a math bend, analytical and focused on the current objective...it drove me a bit crazy. I knew the emotional attachment was there but Jake was focused on protecting himself as well as his sub. I also enjoyed the "Magic 8 Ball", Emily's constant advisor.
The story is entrancing with erotic highs and emotionally draining lows. When I talk to the characters as I read, I'm engaged and I was certainly engaged.
Interesting and erotic read.
The story is well written and well edited. Both characters are very likeable and the romance between the two moves along at a nice pace. BDSM elements are kept very light, Jake continually reminds Emily that BDSM is meant to be fun not scary. This may not appeal to some of the more hard-core BDSM enthusiasts, but I thought it fit the story well and added to the romance between the two characters. Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to someone looking for a light BDSM romance.
This book would have benefited from a good edit, not only for some writing errors but for the overuse of words and phrases. I found myself annoyed with Emily's constant muttering, the word that was most often used to describe her speech - or so it seemed to me. To me muttering is rather rude, and for a submissive to mutter to her/his dominant it struck me that way. Yes, that is pretty picky on my part, but I did notice it as well as a few other over used word/phrase choices.
Generally an enjoyable read I would recommend to those who like contemporary erotic bdsm romances between hot professors and their sexy students.
By the end of the book, the two start to have feelings for each other despite their earlier agreement to have a relationship "with benefits" meaning no emotional entanglement. But by then, it's too late and there wasn't enough of a connection between the two -- emotionally -- to keep me interested.