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Thursday, September 30, 2010

An Academic Dilemma by Alix Bekins

An Academic Dilemma by Alix Bekins
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (80 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Art history student Rodrigo is in the middle of a busy semester when he literally runs into a sexy librarian. He and Ian discover they have more in common than just instant attraction and friendship; there's a kinky element to their affair they both enjoy. But Rodrigo is also drawn to Professor Daniel Sullivan, and he just can't shake the desire he feels for the older man.

The end of the term reveals a few surprising secrets about both objects of Rodrigo's desires, and while he's thrilled by the games of trust and passion with Ian, it's fantasies of Daniel dominating him that are setting Rodrigo on fire.

This was a unique and tantalizing relationship even for this genre. Rodrigo finds himself attracted to not only a librarian but also Professor Sullivan. So when Ian starts to show interest he thinks that maybe it will help him stop fantasizing about his mentor. Only the fantasies not only continue, they start to feature both Ian and Professor Sullivan.

Ian was in an open relationship. Though Rodrigo did not know whom the other person was he was still willing to accept Ian and what some may consider extra baggage. Which turned out to be one of the best decisions he could have ever made since Ian may just be the man of his dreams. As a reader I like the fact that for one - Ian was open and honest about his relationship status, and two - Rodrigo was still willing to invite Ian into his bed.

Another thing I really enjoyed about this story was that Ian and Rodrigo’s liaison was forged on much more than just sex. Although they were mutually attracted to one another they developed a friendship before pursuing anything romantic. I think this really allowed me as a reader to understand their
development and why Rodrigo was willing to accept Ian knowing he was in an open relationship. It also touched a personal belief of mine since I have always felt that a great romance is based off of a friendship and an attraction all together.

Rodrigo found out he may enjoy a little unconventional sex as well as vanilla. When Ian decides to take control of their lovemaking Rodrigo finds he's strangely aroused and decides we wants a little more. These encounters between the two men are explosive, no matter what way they come together. The more it pushed the limits the better the sex scenes got. It was good to see Rodrigo find someone he was comfortable enough to experiment with and with a teacher like Ian I am sure he will be an A student.

This was definitely a book I'd recommend. Now if only I could find a few teachers like Ian and Prof. Sullivan to join my fantasies...

1 comment:

Alix said...

Thank you for reading and reviewing! I know it was quite some time ago, but I just found this post and am thrilled that you enjoyed the story so much. :)