A Good Student ~ Elliot Mabeuse

  • Title: A Good Student
  • Author: Elliot Mabeuse
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Format: eBook
  • Source: Own Copy
  • Reviewer: Soo
  • Rating: 3 out of 5

Description:  When passionate Professor Conner Devlin meets oversexed student Emma Fiore, the sparks ignite: he’ll train her to be his classroom sex slave, carrying out his every desire, while she gets to experience the forbidden pleasure of submissive love before her marriage to a dull and unfeeling man. But Emma’s sizzling and insatiable desires soon overwhelm Conner and he finds himself hopelessly in love with his young submissive. Emma accepts him as her sexual Master, but will she have him as her real-life lover?

Through the means of BDSM and the demands of extreme sex, Conner tries to break down the barriers between them and make Emma acknowledge her feelings, until one night things become too real and the games are forgotten. Conner takes Emma prisoner for real and their passions erupt in a cataclysm of raw emotion that rocks them both and fuses them in a transcendent love.

Told with intense honesty from the dominant’s point of view, A Good Student gives a rare and searing look inside a man-s heart as he’s caught in the throes of a compelling and overwhelming love and passion, all his thoughts and feelings exposed. Listening to Conner’s confessions is like having your own personal Master tell you everything he feels, with a poet’s skill and a therapist’s insight. You-ll never look at the dynamics of D/s and a man’s sexuality the same way again.

*Potential Spoilers*

Review:  Connor and Emma began their relationship as a teacher and student. Light interactions lead to lingering conversations that lead to a declaration of a public secret: Connor is a writer & poet. His main topic is sex and he specializes in BDSM. They’re drawn to each other, taking elicit chances & sharing the rush of frenetic sex. Emma willfully fights their burgeoning attraction, and Connor pushes her beyond her boundaries to make her face her true desires. He revels in her fierce submission to his demands and she finds acceptance in the very thing she’s tried to write off as wrong.

There are several scenarios and thoughts that are written in a rich and stark voice. It’s nice to read an erotic story from a purely masculine viewpoint. Awkward story voice changes in the first half of the book, a few repetitious sex scenes that drains the tension Mabeuse builds, and bits of superfluous descriptions were distracting. I liked the idea of the lesson Connor throws Emma into at the museum but the philosophical thread felt forced into the story. The story about Hermes and how he wanted Emma to surrender herself to him as though he was Hermes was a great concept in itself.

That’s it. Mabeuse has a explicitly sensual story voice that can totally immerse the reader into his story but it seems like he added extra details to make the work more brilliant when it’s already great. Instead of making it shine brighter, that bit of extra dulls the brilliance that’s already there.

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