By: S.N. McKibben
Publishing Date: 29 May 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book Spine Rating: 3 Stars
About the Book:
When a college professor is blackmailed by a student …
… he has to walk the fine line of being true to his principles and not letting his bloody secret out.
Dr. John Tennison, professor and physician, wakes up every morning and counts his spoons—a measure of how many tasks he feels he can accomplish during his day. One spoon to walk down the stairs, one spoon to teach a class, one spoon to deal with tardy students. Lupus limits him, but he still gives lectures and works at a hospital. He also makes time for friends, and once a week visits Sanguine Loon’s to sate—or subvert—his one strange desire. His nemesis, the one thing besides lupus that keeps him from leading a normal life, is the blood at the bottom of a little paper Dixie cup.
While Tennison’s blood-drinking habit is a secret, it’s well known that he’s the campus asshole and has no tolerance for students who show up late. When he kicks Vogue model Ylati Badashi out of his lecture hall for wandering in ten minutes late, she’s having none of it. She pouts, she seduces, she blackmails, and puts Tennison at odds with his butler, and finally she tells him the truth about why she needs to be in his class.
Tennison is a man of principles, and though he swears he won’t change his mind, he starts to react unexpectedly to Ylati even as he hates her for making him suspicious of his trusted butler. Tennison has to find out where Mitch goes on his nights off and must deal with a budding attraction to a woman he occasionally hates, all while learning new secrets about himself. It’s going to take a lot of spoons.
Scroll up and help the doctor count his spoons!
About the Author:
Slave to a 100 lbs. GSD (German Shepard) and a computer she calls “Dave”, you’ll often see her riding a 19 hand Shire nicknamed “Gunny” to the local coffee shop near the Santa Monica mountains.
Stephanie reads for the love of words, and writes fiction about Dark Hearts and Heroes revolving around social taboos. When ever asked, she’ll reply her whole life can be seen through a comic strip ~ sometimes twisted, sometimes funny but always beautiful and its title is adventure. Come play!
At the start of the book I thought I would be drawn in. The author tries to draw you in and keep you interested right from the start. She gets with sympathy for the main character of the story by telling you he as lupus.
When you are reading this book it is from the main characters perspective which I do like. Your reading it like he is have a conversation with you and telling his story. You get to like the professor and like how he tries to hold himself to a higher standard and those that he teaches.
I have to admire the man for trying to stay his ground with Yleti. He does an amazing job to show that no matter who it is when he sets ground rules you must keep to those rules no matter what.
As the book goes along it gets weird. There is drinking of blood, which I think is the only reason why this book would be put in the paranormal genre. Even that is pushing it. That is the only thing that would link this to paranormal. But, as the book continues it just gets stranger and stranger.
The heat level of this book doesn’t even start until near the end of this book. But, once it does you better have some water to hose you down! It goes from zero to a hundred rather fast. Having whole chapters of those hot scenes! It is NOT for the faint of heart at all.
The reason I gave it the rating I did was not because of the racy scenes. That is not what bothered me at all. It was the way the book was developed and the weird way the book went. I just could not wrap my brain around the book. It was just a strange book.
This might not of been a book for me but someone else might enjoy it.
****I was given a copy of this book for my honest review****