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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Instructing Emily by Lyla Sinclair

Instructing Emily by Lyla Sinclair
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (75 pgs)
Other: M/F, BDSM, anal play, toys, spanking
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Graduate student Emily Brooks wishes she were going to a romantic rendezvous with Professor Mark Kendall. Instead, she’s heading to his office to salvage her grade-point average, since she was too distracted by his hotness to pass some of his tests. When the professor realizes Emily wants more than a passing grade, he agrees to retest her—while he administers some new, very pleasurable distractions.

When Emily passes, Mark invites her to his house for the weekend and she’s thrilled that her romantic dreams are finally coming true. However, once there, she learns he expects her to be his sex slave. His touch is too exquisite to resist and his demands and dominance become more and more exciting as the weekend progresses. But is this all part of a bigger test? And if she passes, will she get the one thing she’s wanted for years?

“Are you saying you were hot for teacher?”

Class has ended once again at EJ Kumm University but the student / teacher after hours extra curricular activities are in full swing.

If you enjoyed the breathless intensity of Hard on Ms. Hardin and the scintillating naughtiness of Checking Out Audrey you will love the final installment to this educational trilogy, Instructing Emily. Ms. Sinclair takes you to the campus of EJ Kumm University one last time and it’s a trip you won’t soon forget.

Emily Brooks is a student with a problem. While she aces every other class she takes at EJ she just barely skims by (or outright fails) in the classes taught by Professor Mark Kendall. Emily has a common EJ Kumm disorder known as OWP syndrome or “obsessed with professor” syndrome to which there seems to be only one known cure. Seduce the professor. As Emily learns, that’s easier said than done when the professor is as sexually dominant and creative as Mark Kendall.

Hold on to your fans and crank up the air. This little novella is HOT! I was squirming right along with Emily when Prof. Kendall told her that while he couldn’t be seduced for a grade, he could be seduced. Ms. Sinclair really knows how to build the sexual tension. While Instructing Emily is a short story, Ms. Sinclair writes in such easy flowing, vivid language you aren’t left feeling shorted on plot or details.

One of the hallmarks of Ms. Sinclair’s writing that shines throughout this series is her character development. I felt like I really knew Emily and Mark by the end of the story. Mark’s sexual dominance is almost overwhelming to Emily. Almost. To be honest this reviewer was getting pretty nervous on Emily’s behalf. She takes a huge leap of faith by giving over her freedom to Mark for the weekend. More than once I wanted to jump into the story and tell her get dressed and get out. Thankfully, Emily was stronger than I would have been and it totally pays off. Mark needs Emily almost, if not more, than she wants him.

Instructing Emily is a true can’t miss in my book! I look forward to seeing what the ever so clever Ms. Sinclair offers up next. Guaranteed to be great!


Debra Glass said...

This is a wonderful review. I think this has been my favorite, so far, of the KU stories. I see a historical for Ms. Sinclair on Ellora's Cave's Coming Soon page and cannot wait to see what she'll do with that!

Lyla Sinclair said...

Thanks so much for the fabulous review! It was not only flattering but very well-written.

Oh, and yes Debra, my first ever historical Captain's Price is almost here!