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When passionate Professor Conner Devlin meets oversexed student Emma Fiore, the sparks ignite: he'll train her to be his classroom sex slave, carrying out his every desire, while she gets to experience the forbidden pleasure of submissive love before her marriage to a dull and unfeeling man. But Emma's sizzling and insatiable desires soon overwhelm Conner and he finds himsWhen passionate Professor Conner Devlin meets oversexed student Emma Fiore, the sparks ignite: he'll train her to be his classroom sex slave, carrying out his every desire, while she gets to experience the forbidden pleasure of submissive love before her marriage to a dull and unfeeling man. But Emma's sizzling and insatiable desires soon overwhelm Conner and he finds himself hopelessly in love with his young submissive. Emma accepts him as her sexual Master, but will she have him as her real-life lover? Through the means of BDSM and the demands of extreme sex, Conner tries to break down the barriers between them and make Emma acknowledge her feelings, until one night things become too real and the games are forgotten. Conner takes Emma prisoner for real and their passions erupt in a cataclysm of raw emotion that rocks them both and fuses them in a transcendent love.Told with intense honesty from the dominant's point of view, A Good Student gives a rare and searing look inside a man-s heart as he's caught in the throes of a compelling and overwhelming love and passion, all his thoughts and feelings exposed. Listening to Conner's confessions is like having your own personal Master tell you everything he feels, with a poet's skill and a therapist's insight. You-ll never look at the dynamics of D/s and a man's sexuality the same way again....

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a good student Reviews

  • Jan
    2019-05-17 19:11

    *****4.5 Stars*****Dirty, sinful, hot, like scorching hot AND beautiful.Beautiful. I said it was beautiful.

  • La-Lionne
    2019-05-29 16:24

    I really don't know what to say. This one was one of those books that grossed the hell out of me. It felt more like author was trying to voice his own perverse fantasies rather than trying to tell a story to a reader. I think this story should have stayed in his head.I find teacher-student relationships intriguing, but this one was just weird. There was no worries about breaking the rules, about it being wrong or unethical, or the consequences of it. No, just "Lock the door behind you, let's do this." kind of thing. He is a collage professor and a writer. He himself admits that his novels are rubbish and his stories, the ones he publishes on a web, are pornish.There was no buildup and no seduction (although our collage professor would argue otherwise). Already few pages in, he was pushing her against the wall, showing her panties down her throat and saying "I knew that that is what she needed/wanted." WTF?Heroine is 25 but acts like a doormat. A lot of oh oh oh an oh god oh god.What pi$$ed me off the most was the way this collage professor talked to her. I'm all for dirty-talk, but there is a fine line between dirty-talk and degrading talk, and this author obviously doesn't know the difference. It's not necessary about what have been said, but the way it was said. It was confusing, because it's not D/s relationship, it suppose to be erotic romance.It's kind of hard to explain, the woman did like it, but I as a reader wasn't buying it. I got this feeling that author was trying way to hard to convince me that she did. There was a lot (A LOT) of this: She was loving it and I was the one who could give it her. It was said both in monologues and dialogues. Self-centered egotistical douchebag much? The words bitch and whore was used and abused numerous times. "I love you, you bitch/whore." does not sound sexy or erotic to me no matter the context. It's not an erotic novel, it's a manuscript for a very lousy porno movie! Yuck :-S.It was my first and last book by this author.

  • Sara
    2019-06-12 15:07

    I've written too much to the author already. This was a gut-wrenching, breathtaking, heartstopping work, a fact that had almost nothing to do with the sex. It was the most honest, the most realistic, the most raw book about sex and love and games, about the definitions of dominance and submission and giving and taking and how there are no black and whites even in a world where you think that's all there are. It contains graphic sex and BDSM, but it is written lyrically, with brilliance and compassion and insight.

  • Glass
    2019-06-13 14:16

    For that's what sex is about ultimately - communion, ultimate communion, the fusing of two beings into one, their feelings, emotions, hearts, minds and souls, and whether it's done with kisses and caresses or whips and chains, it doesn't matter in the end.Amazing book! Last part (basement scene) is my favourite.

  • Styles
    2019-05-18 14:20

    I presume you know what the book is about. I'm letting you know what I liked or disliked about it.Wow. I knew this was going to be an unusual read before I finished the first page. God, the way this man writes! This read was about so much more than a good story. First and foremost it reminded me that richness of life comes from the experience, and that feeling adds to it's depth. Now the review: I read two books this week from the Dom's perspective within the BDSM culture. Both dom's were described in typical terms and in typical fashion yet the contrast in their perspectives was stark and compelling. The first(Submissive Desires), a strict dom (understatement!) whose actions were led solely by intellect. The second (A Good Student), a dom whose actions were led by his emotions. With almost each turn of the page I felt two things: Like I was reading a man's very personal private journal and like a voyeur seeing first this man's heart and soul. Amazing. I'm so glad I picked up A Good Student because sometimes in addition to a good story you "meet" an excellent author; one that makes you think AND feel outside of the pages of a book. I absolutely recommend this book. In fact add it to your list and bump it to the top!

  • Jessica
    2019-06-08 15:34

    Best freakin book i have ever read! Period. Non stop smut at the peak of perfection and a great short story of love and shame and passion that had me biting my lip the whole way through. Will definitely read again in future!

  • Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]
    2019-06-09 17:07

    My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...This review has some adult quotations so if you’re offended easily, don’t proceed please.I had a lot of high hopes for this book, mostly because the theme intrigued me, also this got some really positive reviews altogether. Then again, I’ve been a student of Literature myself and the theme tickled some of my secret fantasies. lol Even though a big age difference generally turns me off, I still gave it a go. But I ended up being bored by the time I was about 70% into the book. It honestly felt like dragging on, without much happening.The book has the first person POV so we get to see everything from Conner’s head, like he’s narrating this to us. Conner is like another typical EM f*cked up heroes; all hotness and creepiness blend in. But that’s only my POV and I find the blend... well, quite pleasant TBH. He is, I presumed, somewhere in his late 40s to early 50s, as he keeps saying he’s twice Emma’s age. What bothered me that I never really know how he looks like. I have some idea of his age and a good idea of how his d*ck looks like but the man himself? Nada. He’s been married twice for short period and his other kinky relationships didn’t go very well, mostly because, according to him, he didn’t find the right kind of woman. He has been living alone, after his last relationship moved out. The converted loft he lives in has its own BDSM ‘dungeon’, all done by his own hand. But, outwardly, no one could guess his sexual proclivities or in his words ‘the beast’ in him. I guess he looked like just another average guy, with not so average sexual hunger. I did like some of Conner’s comments that bordered on self-derision and sarcastic tones about his own life and writing career. He tells us plainly that he writes porn *coughcough, Dr. Mabeuse?* with a penname and he knows he’s bad but trying to produce this ultimate example of his writing talent for sometimes now but things aren’t going well. His life is full of frustrations, both sexual and otherwise. Conner very openly tells us that he is irresponsible and self-centered and all of his other vices. We don’t really get to know much about his outer life, unless it revolves around Emma, how they met and their relationship.Emma rolls in as a student in Conner’s poetry class and catches his eyes with her looks and bearing. But he knew unless she drops some sign, he can’t pursue anything with her. Conner struck up this easy relationship with Emma, chaste at first if I might mention. They would go out and have coffee or attend some poet gatherings etc. since Conner is a self-proclaimed poet and Emma is interested in literature. One day, he blurts out about his porn stories, kind of testing the water. Emma, of course, reads his books and in the next class, gives him ‘signals’. Conner doesn’t believe it at first, but then, he’s just f*cking exited about it all. But Conner knows, to make this whole experience something totally different that another teacher-student affair, he needs to control himself and teach Emma of his ways because something convinced him that Emma might be the person he’s been looking for.So off it starts, from smaller dosages to deeper, kinkier stuff. I was kinda thrilled in the first 50/60 pages, the whole buildup of this forbidden relationship felt great. But soon, things started to bug me. Many things. One was the fact that Emma had a boyfriend with who she was practically engaged. I don’t like cheating, by H/h on any level so this was the first drawback. It didn’t feel like she really felt guilty about the cheating part. Then I learned that she has been sort of a party girl to begin with, with many one night stands on her book. Still, I thought I could see that she needed someone special to scratch her kinky itches because none of her past lovers satisfied her to that level. Not even her current boyfriend. This guy is part Lebanese and has a big family, with extended relatives. I come from a somewhat big family so I know sometimes privacy is a thing you need to make a point about, yet I love to be a part of it. What I didn’t like was her POV on big families and somehow, her tries on blaming her cheating/affair on her bf, in the sense that she wasn’t really sure about the whole relationship. That she feels suffocated as she thinks his family is too forward about their relationship, as in ‘making their own plans’ and his father talking to hers. Then I learn that, at first big family made an appeal to her, along with the fact that her bf actually wanted to marry her. But somewhere in the way, it all lost appeal. Not even good sex can hold her to him. Me? Just load of crap! Conner made no promises of any kind to her, other than sex; not even when the story ended.Then I was bugged again and again with Conner’s insistent ramblings on his relationship with Emma. I felt like I’m going insane with him! I mean, at first, I liked it. His emotion, what little left of it outside sex, was making appearances and he himself was disturbed by it. He wanted a no strings attached sexual relationship but somewhere along the way, it changed. Sometimes those ramblings would extend pages after pages and I would forget the point of it all or where the hell the book was before this recent rambling started. I did like his dirty talk, until it got ‘too intense’ for my liking, as it did with the other BDSM activities. I generally tend to lose interest when there is heavy BDSM actions in a book, but unless I read one, I can’t measure how much it might press onto my comfort level. To some level this book certainly did. It was good to see that Conner decides to take Emma to his home and continue the affair there. Beforehand, some of their encounters took place all over the collage campus; from the auditorium where he taught the class to a hired van where they play out their fantasy of being kidnapped and the kidnapper. From Conner’s loft and the usage of his ‘dungeon’, it goes quite deep. I was pretty freaked out by one scene, where Conner makes Emma take in a heavy chain inside her. Eek! Talk about insanity!! Along the way, the mention of her bf would bug Conner to no end but he was still trying to convince himself that it was just sex. When things started to change, Conner was telling Emma that he loves her. She said it back too, but most of the times it was said between their moments of passion and so, when it was over, no one knew the fact. From Conner’s ramblings, we get to learn that he really is falling in love. Even though Conner was in love with Emma, she was pretty confused about the whole up until the end. I don’t know if that was love or whatever but she liked what Conner did to her, only she didn’t want it to be the part of her ‘normal lifestyle’. I don’t really know what she wanted from the whole relationship, other than hot sex. As in other EM books, the plot was pretty thin. I wish there were something more to hook my interest, other than pages long sex scenes. I like how his sex scenes develop (until it goes too ‘deep’ for me as I’ve mentioned before) and I do love the intensity his heroes usually show. What I don’t like is them drumming in the ideas and theories of sex and relationship into their female counterparts like they are the ones who know it the best. Like the female doesn’t know anything and can’t use their brains. Like this freakin’ world is nothing without BDSM sex!!Well, I don’t agree. Good for you that you’re enjoying what you’re doing but don’t bring in the rest of the world in it!Already mentioned I was pretty bored by the time it ended but the museum sex (yah there was one, *winkwink*) was pretty good. Emma does break up with her boyfriend finally, where all those ‘issues with a big family’ came up as she keeps complaining to Conner about it.About EM’s writing: some prose I definitely liked, with the intensity and their extreme emotions such as (ahem... excuse the french in them and proceed with caution):"Because you want to feel me? Feel me inside you, all over you, f*cking you, making you my whore, my f*cking whore, my sweet, filthy, f*cking whore? That's what you want? To be mine, my slave, my b*tch, my lover? My c*mslut, my dirty f*ckdoll, my sub, my goddamn f*cking cunt? To be everything to me? Is that it? Is that what you want? You want my filthy f*cking love? My heart and soul?"I actually laughed (NOT with mockery) and shook my head many times with words and expressions like this. But I know from EM’s other books to expect such stuff so I’m not at really bothered. But too many times of ‘slut’ and ‘whore’ can sometimes grate on my nerves.Or something like this:On that day from the basement of the museum, a burst of energy went out over the city, filling the skies and the clouds and the streets and the entire city with a rare and powerful beauty the likes of which the world hadn't seen in eons, a brilliant erotic energy picked up from what an oversexed orgasmic girl and her perverted poet lover did in the basement of the museum, the sheer savage power of our raw and joyous, marvelous human loving, filthy holy f*cking.I don’t quite know why this prose struck me but it did. Maybe it had something to do with the museum scene.Then, some did make me laugh because I found some comparisons pretty ridiculous. One tamer example would be: comparing Emma’s pointed nipples to minarets. That was weird.Anyway, overall as an erotica, it was really good. Sex hot, intense and if the troubles I had while reading it don’t generally bug you, you’ll find it a fulfilling one I guess. 3.75 stars. I’m not gonna stop reading Dr. Mabeuse’s books, is all I can say. Maybe he’ll get to me totally, someday... lolBTW: I do draw lines at public fondling. That was not well-done. *exasperated sigh*

  • Minnawii
    2019-05-25 18:32

    how to start...ok here it goes:No matter what someone might tell you about the notion of this book, you never know what to's simply like this: everyone will have their own perspective on for me, i can say it made me feel so many things at the same time, love, hate, disgust, anger, wisdom, beauty, nature, spirituality,simplicity, complexity,erotica..but most importantly, Passion!yes, Passion!Conner Devil is a lot of things a man of his age can be (which i guess might be in his forties). he is possessive and angry (i'm guessing that's due to his two failed marriages and the fact that he might not be as handsome) and masochist and very very passionate. his character felt so real to me it frightened me a little and i connected with him on every word he said. he is quite poetic, but the way he chooses his words and the way he sees things, it is just wonderfully captivating.he is however, DANGEROUS. i was on edge the whole time ever since he started things with Emma. they're relationship moved too fast to comprehend at first with no initial signals. they seemed all too familiar with each other, though the story says little about how they first met..i felt him dangerous because of the edgy way his emotions can bounce. his anger would rule him and dominate his passion. i often imagined he was analyzing Emma by his own perspective of what he wants of her, not for who she really was. i thought (and i still think so actually) that if anytime Emma turned on him he might actually kill her or torture her to death. he can do that and he can justify himself very for Emma, i haven't made a clear thought of her character. she did seem like a fantasy character someone like Conner might dream to have. she was too perfect and imperfect to him. i wish i'd known more about her daily life, how she was like before, and not just hear it in Conner's description of her past. he sees her differently i'm afraid.was there really love? yes. i do believe that. i believe everyone can love in their own way, that's what i've learned from Conner actually, he explains it in his own poetic way.i don't know if Emma and Conner's relationship would last. i'd like to believe it would. but like i said, i don't know what to expect from Conner in time. he's still a mystery. does he wants to have a family with Emma? does he wan any future with her? he seems so focus on the present moments more than anything.Wonderful reading, as rare as that might be, i enjoyed it. it was mature and wise and passionate.Well done Mr. Mabeuse. i enjoyed being your student. :)

  • Charmaine Stephens
    2019-06-09 16:18

    I absolutely LOVED this book. The words that comes to my mind when I think of it…Is beautiful, stunning, erotically sexy and all the above! This was jam packed with hot sex left and right. More of sex than a story at times probably. But it was stunningly hot written sex! I adore this author's writing style. It felt poetic and even philosophical at so many points. Theres a rhyme and reason to everything that occurs in this story. And I thought it all blended together perfectly.Kinda a may/december sort of romance. Never states the age of Connor. But I got the feeling that he was somewhat older than Emma. Connor is her teacher at a local college she's taking classes at. Which is another aspect that makes this even more delicious ;) Is the naughty professor/student scenario. The sex is too hot for words! The back and forth dialogue and the descriptions. And how filthy and naughty they get. How it feels like Connor completely owns her body is so hot! And Emma constantly struggles with the kinky side of herself. She looks at it like something is wrong with her and its something she should be ashamed of. Until she meets Connor. He slowly but surely proves to her how to accept herself & embrace it. This had a lot of BDSM themes in it as well. And I normally only like BDSM books every now and then. But i enjoyed this so much. Connor is such a loving, naughty, attentive, filthy, sexy as hell Dom that almost makes sex with him some kind of mind blowing, out of this world experience. The way he spins his words and it just felt like it took my mind to a different place, and I loved it!5 stars for brilliance!

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-05-25 14:24

    This book is really a 3.5 star. However, since I round down, it shows up as 3. Half way through this book, my heart was slowly breaking for Connor. He started out wanting sex only but as it says in the story blurb, he falls for Emma. We never really know until the end if Connor will be able to keep Emma or not. Reading the story from his POV was disconcerting for me. Even though he is years older than Emma, he's a bit immature emotionally. He's not the best of Dom either. I don't want him to be my Dom. Here's why.1. He constructs stories in his own head when he overhears snippets of conversations. I guess this makes sense since he's a writer.2. He gets angry at Emma and takes it out on her based on his own supposition. No evidence, just his crazy stories he makes up in his head.3. He drinks when he does a scene. WTF?!? That alone makes me not want to have a damn thing to do with him.I do feel sad for him because he's finally been bitten by the love bug and he doesn't know how to ensure his lover reciprocates. Is this irony? He who preaches there is no love and doesn't want love is suddenly in love? Emma is the one I worry about. David was a controlling asshole. Good riddance to him. Connor is a bit bipolar. Even though the sex is awesome, do you really want to be with a manic person? I don't.The story flowed quite well and I was easily drawn in. I found Mr. Mabeuse's BDSM scenes to be rather hot. The abduction scene was a nice touch. I recommend this to other BDSM lovers. It isn't anything too intense. It is one of the few from a Dom's point of view which is nice.

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    2019-05-31 16:23

    The first half was great. The teacher/student dynamic really shone as the fantasy played out in the classroom. As the story started to migrate into real life outside of school, some of the magic was lost for me.It was nice to read a book from the guys PoV. Some of the terminology had me chuckling a little bit because it was written as only a guy would see things, but I guess that's the point, and honesty is a good thing.I found the book to be a good read - very hot in the first half, and hot in the second, but somewhat repetitive, even though the author did bring in other scenarios and locations. Maybe the fault was with me for reading so many erotic shorts lately, that a full length book felt to drag somewhat.I'm guessing that upon reflection, I might actually consider the book falling closer to four stars, but since I'm not having any huge warm fuzzies, I'll stick with three as the hard rating.If you like student/teacher or ageplay fantasies, I'd definitely say to check this one out, if for no other reason but to relish the delicious first half of the book.

  • Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
    2019-06-11 18:24

    What I loved most about this book was that it was told solely from the Dom's POV. It was insightful and refreshing to get into Connor's head, as most of the BDSM books I'd read were from the the female submissive's POV. Between the BDSM and the forbidden teacher-student relationship, the taboos made this book sizzle. It was more than just the sex though, the relationship between Connor and Emma was complicated and emotionally intense.Hands down one of the best BDSM books I've ever read.

  • Sassafrass
    2019-05-28 14:34

    Ok, so I had to walk away from this book after I read it before I could review it. I was very disturbed after reading this. Not by the content, but my reaction to it. I was enthralled, intrigued, and more than a bit aroused by this book, and I didn't want to be. But, I just got it. I got what Conner was trying to say, I got what he was trying to have with Emma.The whole story just worked for me. From the degradation and humiliation, to the insane amount of sex this 50 yr. old man could have. It was obvious that this is what they both wanted, and I am glad that they found each other, personally.I think that having the book be from the Dom's point a view really made it spectacular. The mind games, the torment, the love, all through this man's eyes was utterly fascinating. I've never read anything like this, and I think it's changed me.

  • Susie Q
    2019-05-19 20:22

    I read a lot of BDSM-themed books, and only about 1/4 of them are even worth mentioning.Dr. Mabeuse gets it right every time. I became an instant fan and auto-buy anything with his name attached to it. This man knows what he is writing about, intimately. He is an intuitively smart man, which I think makes him an even more amazing writer.With some male-written erotica, emotional ties can be weak or even non-existent, (which is fine - down & dirty erotica just for the sake of it can be just what we want sometimes). But if I am going to remember a book more than a few minutes after finishing it, personally, I need to feel a connection.A GOOD STUDENT is written from the male protagonist's point of view, for a change, and I was happily surprised at how well it worked.Turns out guys DO have feelings, too, girls!*SPOILER ALERT*This story grabbed me and would not let go. I laughed, and cried and think of the story often and fondly. The author is so adept at communicating to the reader the thoughts and emotions of his characters, I could actually feel Connor's desperation when he feels he is losing Emma to another, culminating in an emotionally-driven, frenzied and seriously hot, lovemaking session (one of my favorite parts of this book).There are STRONG BDSM elements, so if you are squeamish about that aspect, look elsewhere. If you enjoy a majorly sexy, BDSM, love story, I promise you will not be disappointed. This author gives 110% to his readers and has me in awe each and every time I read one of his works.Take a chance and fall in love with the story of Connor and Emma.

  • Heather in FL
    2019-05-30 16:36

    I have mixed feelings about this one. This was read as a group read, so I didn't pick it for myself. It was beautifully written. Lots of prose and inner dialogue. A lot of the imagery was unique, probably because it was erotica told from a man's point of view. (I'm thinking of Emma's orgasm being described as a snapping dog. Makes sense, but I've never thought of it that way.) It was really gritty and hot, but I didn't like the name-calling, even if Emma loved it. I think I'm mixed because I never got where this was going. He was obviously trying to teach her something deep, but I didn't get it. Maybe I'm not poetic enough. Maybe I skipped over some of the prose (I did). Apparently Emma finally got it, but I didn't. I'm also extremely surprised there was no anal. I don't know why. I kept expecting it to happen, lol. Maybe because he pushed her on everything else, why not anal?There were a lot of really deep thoughts in this one. It was strangely arousing for me. I didn't want to be aroused, but I was. These were such foreign concepts for me. When I read a book that contains BDSM, it's usually very light, like maybe a little bit of spanking or bondage. Maybe some light flogging. No humiliation, no marks. So this was different for me in that respect. And it was oddly titillating. But the story barely kept my attention. I kept wanting to know where it was going, but it didn't compel me to keep reading, and it took longer than I would have liked to finish as a result. But at the same time, it was good. So I have very mixed-up feelings about this.

  • Sydney Blake
    2019-05-18 12:07

    A "How To" article pointed me to Dr. Mabeuse's "A Good Student" as an example of how to write a good bdsm story. I read the first chapter and then wasted no time to purchase the entire novel and download it to my Kindle.The story is told from the POV of Connor Devlin, a poetry professor by trade, writer by choice, who encounters the beautiful Emma in one of his classes. She shows an interest in one of his bdsm stories, one thing leads to another, and before Connor knows what's happening, he's got her frogged-tied on his desk and doing delicious things to her young and eager body. The story descends into the dark and mysterious world of the Dom/sub relationship, the emotional twists and turns, and the ties that bind but aren't necessarily made of rope or chains. The story is beautifully, poetically told, wonderfully erotic, and everything I would hope for in an erotic bdsm romance.

  • Sowaneed
    2019-05-31 14:35

    All I have to say is... FUCK YEAH!!! I guess all the girls want to read the romantic version of what seems to be happening in a relationship but I'm so happy to finally have read a book that gets really raw from a guy's perspective... I mean not everytime that you meet someone that you might be attracted to you think "Yeah I want to marry her for her beautiful soul" ... Fuck that! Or better yet fuck her! Love it! If the author reads this! All I have to say is bang me!:D

  • cEe beE
    2019-06-14 19:13

    BDSM erotica written by a man? Oh yes, please! Elliot Mabeuse turns up the intense carnality of his two characters, Connor and Emma to almost combust on the page. The graphic sex and absence of romantic love may put off some readers, but the quality of writing and the raw passion therein makes it more honest and real. It is also vastly superior than any of E.L. James amateurish scribblings.

  • Sandra
    2019-06-12 19:37

    This was strangely fascinating. The writing is rich and emotional and perfectly lucid at times and then switches without warning to crude and crass and downright filthy. I suppose that was the intention.The start of their relationship is illicit at best and the illegal side of the student/teacher issue is never explored or ever really mentioned again.I also do not recommend that this book be used as an intro to BDSM. Because that's not what is going on here. A fully consensual BDSM relationship requires rules and adherence to rules and such things as safe words and ways to end a scene. No such thing going on here. Yes, at one point Conner gives her a safeword but in the next scene he tells her that she won't have one because he isn't gonna stop. Oh really? Yeah, BDSM this is not.It's just sex. Right. **** Spoilers below ****That's the premise under which they begin but it quickly turns to much more for our male protagonist because in Emma, Conner finds everything he's been looking for. Unfortunately, he's a clueless, immature male and while there is a scene where he tells her in his mind how he really feels, he can't spit it out and it takes nearly 2/3 of the book until he can truly tell her (view spoiler)[ only to realize that she feels that way for him too(hide spoiler)]. Things are also complicated not only by his emotional maturity (even though he's twice the age of Emma) but also by the fact that Emma is about to be engaged to someone else, someone who can offer her a life with a house and a picket fence and the 2.5 kids that are average these days. Only Emma doesn't want that. What Emma wants is to be treated like a filthy f*cking whore (Conner's words, not mine) and he's all too willing to give her what she wants.Sex scenes are wild and crude and filthy in their detail, full of dirty talking that made even me blush at my advanced age with all the things I've seen. If my significant other talked to me that way, he'd be on a one-way ticket to Timbuktu. But then, I'm no Emma.Somewhere along the way, Conner falls in love but doesn't know how to tell Emma. Both are driven by the same fears - that the other is looking at this as 'just sex' and not as something long-term. When they finally figure out that they both feel the same, that there is love, Emma STILL doesn't buy it. She still thinks that her desires are filthy and shameful and it takes (view spoiler)[ Conner fucking her in a chair in the basement of the Field Museum(hide spoiler)] until she finally believes it. Hallelujah. May they live happily filthily ever after.What threw me off the most, and where the book lost a star, is the constant switch between present and past tense. I hated it. It was confusing as hell, and I often had to re-read a passage just to stay on track.(view spoiler)[There's also a dream sequence that happens while Emma stays the night for the first time, and sleep with Conner in his bed, that didn't really do anything for the plot other than add another dirty banging. (hide spoiler)]Too much of the scenes contain Emma telling Conner 'No' or 'Please don't' which he consistently ignores because he just 'knows' that she wants whatever he's doing for/to her. Again, this isn't BDSM, obviously. A few times, the scenes felt much too close to rape for me to really enjoy them. It's a wild ride. Proceed with caution.

  • J
    2019-05-28 12:24

    I enjoyed this book. It is about why and how someone is hardcore BDSM. In certain places it is fairly graphic but nothing I felt uncomfortable with. The writing is great. The characters well defined. The basic message (just like Cara McKenna's "Unbound") just accept who you are and follow your feelings, don't worry about what other people think.A young college girl, ashamed of her sexual feelings and thinking there is something wrong with her, is taking a poetry class with an older professor at a community college. The professor is attracted to her and can "feel" that she is hiding a submissive persona that he, being a totally Dominant male, wants to explore and nourish. It doesn't take long to bring her submissive personality to the fore, but it does take awhile to make her see that she shouldn't be ashamed or afraid of it.This book certainly won't be for everyone but I think I'll be reading other things by Mr. Mabeuse in the future.

  • Mspink
    2019-06-13 18:28

    This was quite a different type of book than I'm used to. A BDSM love story from the point of view of the Dom. I've never been a fan of stories narrated in that way. But this author did a great job expressing some truly deep emotional scenes from the Male's point of view. I still missed knowing what was going on in the female's mind. But the story still held me.It was quite a different flavor than when a female writes the story. Not quite as Soft. It was a little more "rough" and "edgy". A few times when I winced and cringed. But still, the underlying emotion was an intense love between the two characters and meeting each others' needs. The ending was a tiny bit "open ended" for me. Perhaps the author wanted to leave it open to interpretation for us. But all in all it was an incredible story.

  • Michele ~ la Smoocherina
    2019-06-05 15:10

    This was an interesting book. My first erotica written by a man. It was a story that ALMOST went somewhere great. Connor was trying to make Emma realize something in "erotic time and space", and somehow she did, I just don't know how. I didn't get what he was trying to make her realize. Also, he's twice her age (50?) and 235lbs, string but I have no other descriptors of him. That really bothered me. I thought I had him pictured but then he said he weighed 235lbs, so that blew my description away.The BDSM scenes were fine, though he did call her every degrading name in the book. And it seemed to be about humiliation for him, not power exchange.Having said all that, he's an impressive wordsmith. I feel like he almost got to something great, but just overshot it.

  • Elle
    2019-06-06 17:11

    I was so looking forward to this book, and it took me FOREVER to get a hold of, making me want it even more. It is really well written and explores depths of the D/s relationship that are rarely delved into.My one complaint is that after a great start the story seems to really plateau. I kept waiting for it to pick up again, push the boundaries in some way but it just didn't. However, don't take my word for this. There is lots of fuss and hype surrounding this book and everyone seems to love it, so maybe you will too.

  • A
    2019-06-03 15:36

    This is an awful book. Poorly written the story is nothing more than gratuitous sex. The main character is a mysoginist. He practices BDSM irresponsibly. There is no discussion about what they will be doing. He assigns her a safe word late in the game and at one point even forbids her from using it. The entire book is ridiculous. I would seriously save your time and money because it's simply not worth reading. If you're into erotic romances with BDSM elements please do yourself a favor and read The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. That entire Original Sinners series is amazing and it has a plot!

  • Kanella
    2019-05-20 17:24

    Liked :1) that it was from a male pov2) that the guy wasn't unrealistically rich and super successful3) most the the sex 4) that it was well written and emotionalDisliked:1) the degrading talk (just not my thing even if it was Emma's)2) dragged a bit.....too much sometimes.3) that we didn't know more about him( what he looked like, past experiences with BSDM)Really close to 4 stars....

  • Julz
    2019-06-08 14:32

    I really enjoyed this story. I chose it based on the BDSM themes and because it was written by a male. I certainly wasn't expecting something so real to life or cerebral(as cerebral as a BDSM book can be anyway ;). This story almost read like a memoir that lets us delve into the mind and heart of a Dom towards his sub. Of course there's lots of hot sex but there was a depth to the story that's suprising. I definitely recommend it.

  • XO
    2019-05-26 13:21

    Wow! A must read. Especially for D/s S/m MF fans. The emotions description here got to me! Did the author live this story?I felt every emotion he went through. Absolute 5+I need sometime to come up with an actual review... still lost in my thoughts.Ps: that scene with the chain still stuck in my head.. unforgettable!

  • Candice Montgomery
    2019-05-22 19:14

    could literally only read this book in small spurts. it was more of a commentary on power plays and a strange sort of "culture" than just another S&M novel. I think, in a world that now romanticizes BDSM but doesn't understand it, this book is incredibly poignant.

  • Bleusyeux
    2019-05-23 19:35

    One of my favorites. Very well written. Deep. Not only hot scenes but also much insight into the characters' motivations.

  • Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
    2019-06-04 16:27

    Thank you Ana for the lend! You rock =)