Giving an Inch


Title : Giving an Inch

Author : Heidi Belleau & Amelia C. Gormley

Series : The Professor’s Rule, Book 1

Publisher : Riptide Publishing (BUY HERE)

Genre : M/M, Contemporary

Length : 47 pages (e-book)

Published : April 15, 2013

Rating : ★★



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.


It is very difficult to say much in a review of such a short book, that hasn’t either been said in the blurb already or leaves absolutely nothing new for the reader to discover themselves – but what I can say is that I liked the story. A lot. It was very, very sexy! Phone sex always is – and when it is done with photos in the change room of a store it moves it up a whole ‘nother level 🙂

James met Carson at a time in his life when he desperately needed to be controlled. Sexually Carson calls the shots, obviously, but this focus and direction also helps James enormously in his academic life too. Carson is very demanding and James is fully on board for anything and everything Carson tells him to do, and more! That’s the problem – James is unable to set boundaries, he will push himself to the extreme not only because Carson asks or expects but maybe even more because he wants to go that hard, that far, no limits!

When James sends a photo of himself to Carson by mistake, Carson is super quick to adopt the role of Director in the Seduction of Satish. James falls quickly into playing his part… Except he finds he likes Satish. He wants to have a date, a future with him.. maybe. Is it possible to fit both of these relationships into his life? Can he play the games but implement some rules himself? In the 2 years away from Carson has James actually realised that he can see lines that should not be crossed?

I found I liked Carson more at the end then I thought I actually would. He may be a very hard Dom, but he seems secure enough to not force the issues. He sees and respects James’ boundaries that James is unable to do himself. He is interesting for sure, and I look forward to Book 2 – in the hope of seeing more of the Professor.

Rated 4 stars by Barb

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