This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
About The Book
The New York Times bestselling author of the Submissive novels launches a new erotic romance series…
Students are begging to be held after class…
Andie Lincoln is madly in love with Terrence Knight—her childhood friend-turned-Hollywood’s newest golden boy. But he’s a Dominant and wants her trained as a submissive before he’ll consider a relationship with her. He enrolls her at the RACK Academy with strict instructions for her teachers: Do whatever you need to, but don’t take her virginity.
Fulton Matthews, the director of incoming students, is enthralled by Andie. Though he questioned her enrollment at first, watching her discover her submissive nature is hotter than his most intense fantasy. Under his control, her sexual awakening brings him to his knees.
Yet they can go only so far. Andie belongs to another, and Fulton is bound by a contract that strictly forbids relationships between teachers and students. But when Terrence comes to collect his prize, Fulton discovers it’s not easy to let Andie go. . .
For a Dom, to see his submissive waiting for him like you are? It’s a heady feeling. You’re doing more than offering yourself. You’re putting yourself in a vulnerable position. Showing your trust to your Dom. Telling him without words that for whatever time you’re together, you are putting yourself in his care.
Master Professor is the first book in the duo series “Lessons From The Rack” and this is also my very FIRST Tara Sue Me novel and I am definitely impressed with this one here. I was really curious to see how this one would go for me.. This is an author that I have seen in the blogging world for almost a decade and I have been so curious to read her, and I am finally picking her up and I really had so much fun with this one here. What impressed me even on the first page was how well the BDSM culture is handled, especially with the hero I was really overjoyed at how well it all was situated. It does have a bit of a forbidden theme to this, but I actually really love this taboo as long as adults are involved. The gist of the story here is that our heroine, Andie Lincoln, is wanting to be in a relationship with an actor, who has also been her childhood friend but has revealed to her he is a dominant. She goes to a school “RACK Academy” to learn how to be a submissive. When our hero, who is one of the top professors at the BDSM training school, hears of the situation he is highly uncomfortable, but the more interactions he has with Andie, he realizes how right it is that she has come here to embrace her submissive nature. We see how Andie starts to learn what being a submissive means and embrace this part of her.
Kiss me. Kiss me like I’ve never been kissed and kiss me so I forget every kiss except yours.
We also see a fierce connection between Andie and Fulton. There is no actual cheating in this book, as during this time, she and Terrance had agreed to open relationships until her training is over. I won’t reveal how Andie and Fulton find their way to a HEA, but it’s a beautiful journey of discovery and connection. I truly think BDSM fans will get a kick out of this one, and how well BDSM is handled. I really love BDSM in a romance because of the honest communication and trust that is so developed and necessary. I found the romance to be so touching, and the emotional intimacy that is built was so well layered and the dynamics that we see between our pair here are balanced, and seeing the work through the challenges ahead was well worth the journey. Definitely eager to continue on with book 2 and explore more of this author’s work. This story captivated me from beginning to end and I am thrilled to delve into this author’s backlist!
My new goal in life is for you to know how I feel about you and what you mean to me with everything I do and say.” He pushed deeper until he was all the way inside her. “Whether I’m taking you slowly and sweetly or riding you hard for my own pleasure, you will always be my beacon of light and my heart’s home.
Title: Master Professor
Author: Tara Sue Me
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Length: 304 Pages
Storytelling Quality: 4.5
Story Itself: 4.5
Character Development: 4.25
Writing Style: 5
World Building 5
Feels + The Romantic Heart 4.5
Cover Art 4.25
Overall Rating of the Book
Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy
Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.
Lessons From The Rack
Master Professor-Pub 2017 #1 in the Series
Headmaster-Pub 2018 #2 in the Series
Master of Pleasure-Pub 2022 #3 in the Series
About The Author
NEW YORK TIMES/USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Even though she graduated with a degree in science, Tara knew she’d never be happy doing anything other than writing. Specifically, writing love stories.
She started with a racy BDSM story and found she was not quite prepared for the unforeseen impact it would have. Nonetheless, she continued and The Submissive Series novels would go on to be both New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers. One of those, THE MASTER, was a 2017 RITA finalist for Best Erotic Romance.
Now she is focusing on new contemporary romances that allow her the freedom to write and publish on her own schedule.