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Friday, February 14, 2014

The Professor's Plaything by Normandie Alleman #Review Tour #Giveaway #LNBookPromos

Good morning, friends! Today we're celebrating Valentine's Day as a stop on the review tour of The Professor's Plaything by Normandie Alleman. The author is giving away a $75 Amazon gc to one lucky person, so please check out the Rafflecopter below for your own chance to win!

Synopsis –

She’ll loosen him up, and he’ll tie her down.
Twenty-one year old Colette Ellis has done plenty of daydreaming about Professor John McGill, but after a spur-of-the-moment decision to seduce him in his office turns her fantasies into reality, she is left longing for more.

She soon learns that this handsome academic can be as firm as he is passionate, and when her bratty behavior earns her a sound spanking she sees a side of him she never expected. Before she knows it, the beautiful young woman finds herself tied up at his mercy, naked, exposed, and more aroused than she could have ever imagined. As she grows closer to him, she cannot help but wonder how long this can last. Could John come to see her as more than just a naughty coed?

John has never fallen for a student… until now. There is something different about Colette, something that brings him alive in a way he has never felt before. Can he dare to hope that she is  after more than just a fling?

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Colette smiled and wrinkled her nose at him. “You are so sweet. You didn’t have to do that for me, you know.”

“Yes, but I wanted to. Hopefully it will help.”

“It will,” she reassured him. Eager to change the subject from work to play, Colette batted her eyelashes at him. “You know, ever since you were here the other night, I’ve been thinking about you…” She drew circles on his forearm with her index finger.

Slowly, the corners of his mouth began to curl up. “You have?”

She nodded and leaned closer to him, the rich scent of his cologne made her sex tingle with anticipation. She ran her palms over the muscular planes of his chest and began unbuttoning his shirt.

He cupped her chin and touched his lips to hers. “I’ve been thinking about you too,” he mumbled between kisses. His hand snuck under her shirt and caressed the curve of her hip, sending waves of desire coursing through her.

She allowed herself to get lost in his kisses as her tongue tangled lazily with his. Her arousal suddenly hit a fever pitch and her cunt pulsed with need, but she had something to say before things went any further.

Coming up for air, she said, “John, there’s something I have to talk to you about.”

“I feel like I can trust you…”

“Trust me?”

“Yes, you make me feel safe. I’m comfortable around you. Like I can be myself with you, and somehow I don’t need to worry.”

He nodded.

“I’ve never been able to really trust the boys I’ve dated in the past.”

“I’m glad you feel that way, Colette. You can trust me.”

She hugged him hard in response. “Then there’s something I’d like to try. That is, if you’re up for it.”

“Now you’ve piqued my interest,” he said, a sparkle in his eye.
“Well, there’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but I’ve never been in the right situation to do it.” With jangled nerves, she realized this was going to be more difficult that she’d anticipated.

“What is it?”

“A couple of years ago, I told a friend that I wanted a set of handcuffs. I was kidding, but she got them for me for my birthday, kinda as a joke.”

John’s jaw dropped. “Handcuffs?”

Colette looked at the floor wishing it would swallow her up. “Is that too kinky?”

“No. So you want me to handcuff you to something. Is that what you’re asking?”

“Well, I guess so. I’ve always wanted to try it, but I’ve never been with a guy that I felt I could trust not to abuse the situation.”

“What do you mean?”

“Not that I thought anyone would really hurt me, but in today’s world, with internet and cameras… I haven’t felt like I could really completely trust anyone to not take a picture of me helpless, or even to not let another guy get involved. I don’t know. It always seemed way too risky before. Guys can be pretty immature. Plus, I never felt close enough to anyone to want to do it with them.”

“Yeah. Some guys can be real pricks. I don’t blame you for not trusting them. That was smart. But you can trust me. I won’t do anything you don’t want me to.” He kissed her. “So, where are they?”

She chuckled. “I’ll be right back.”

A minute later she returned with rhinestone-studded handcuffs, clearly created for a diva rather than a convict.

John laughed. “I’ve never seen any handcuffs like those before.”

Colette smiled. “I know, right? They’re pretty, huh?”

John smiled at her and nodded.

“Want to go back to my room?” she asked. 

***Nona’s review of The Professor’s Plaything***

The Professor’s Plaything is a short and sexy novella featuring Collette, a college senior, and John, a psychology professor. Collette’s a decent student, but has spent a little too much time having fun and not enough with her nose to the grindstone. She wants to get accepted into graduate school but realizes a little too late that she needs some practical experience that will impress the admissions office. She wangles her way into working with Professor John McGill, but when she meets with him to plead for a more interesting assignment, the co-ed ends up seducing the professor.

The topic of teacher/student sex is a very touchy one, even when the student is of legal age. In real life, the balance of power is skewed and a young person can be taken advantage of. In fiction, it can be a fun premise as long as we recognize it’s all a fantasy. Still, the author has to be careful that the characters don’t come off looking sleazy and unsympathetic.

Normandie Alleman handles the situation well in this story. John’s not a horndog, and he’s shocked that he succumbed to Collette’s charms. Still, he’s intrigued by her and wants to know her better (and not just in the biblical sense).  She’s attracted to him as well. After the first incident, John handles the situation so that Collette can get the experience she needs without his supervision. They are now free to heat up the sheets.

There’s plenty of sex in this shortie. Collette brings out the wild man in button-down John, a side of him he’s never had the chance to explore. He sees her as more than a good time girl and helps her focus on her future. As they grow closer, a question looms—is their relationship only a brief affair before grad school or something more permanent?

The title might lead one to believe that this story is more “taboo” than it really is. With the exception of the first incident, The Professor’s Plaything is more a very sexy older man/younger woman romance. Opposites attract, and in this case, bring out the best in each other. If you're looking for a fun, naughty read to brighten up your Valentine's Day, this story is just the ticket.

Author Bio 
A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. “I’m interested in the kind of relationships people have in real life. So I write about my characters’ messy, unpredictable, and inexplicable journeys to love.”
If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest and Twitter addict who loves sports and the color pink. She lives on a farm with her husband, a passel of children, and a pet pig who’s crazy for red bull.
Twitter at @NormandieA | Pinterest | Facebook | Website  

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  1. Thanks for hosting me today and reviewing. :) Happy Valentine's Day!



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