Reviewed by Susan65
Title: More Than Just a Good Book, A Novel
Author: Sloan Parker
Heroes: Scott Murphy and Mark Lewis
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 164 Pages
Publisher: Sloan Parker Press
Release Date: November 18, 2013
Available at: Smashwords, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
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Blurb: Shy, nervous Scott is a big book geek, and fellow student Mark is a bit controlling between the sheets. During one afternoon at the university library, they find they are the perfect match. Now they have to find out if they can keep on proving that some things are even more enjoyable than a good book.
As the two begin exploring their most secret sexual fantasies, neither can imagine walking away. With only one semester left before they head off in different directions, they discover it’s impossible to avoid their growing feelings for each other. When a desperate bully tries to destroy Mark’s chance at the career he’s always wanted and tries to keep him away from Scott, the two lovers must come to terms with exactly what it means to be in love with someone—and how to be brave enough to go after what it is they truly want.
This work contains graphic language and explicit sexual content between two men, including some light BDSM (spanking and bondage). Intended for adult audiences only.
This is the expanded, full-length novel. The original, free short story is chapter one of this novel.
In this expanded version of the original short story, we catch back up with our kinky coeds, Mark and Scott. Both are nerds and bookworms…and secretly digging the BDSM that they both crave. For those who haven’t read the short, or those who need a refresher, never fear as the first chapter is the original short. I was glad because it really brought back how hot a trip to the library could be.
Mark, unbeknownst to Scott, has been silently watching Scott for nearly the entire four years of college. He was waiting for any sign that Scott might be interested, but no such luck. Scott, meanwhile, is the epitome of a bookworm. It wasn’t that Mark wasn’t attractive it was more so that he never looked up from his books to actually see him. Mark, the librarian and secret Dom, was itching to get his hands on Scott the bookworm, and hoped that he was a good little Sub. It took almost four years and a homophobic bully, but Mark got his wish…in every way.
These two are made for each other. They both have the outward appearances and actions of nerds, but are both secretly craving the BDSM side of things. Their first encounter is in the actual library and that’s all I needed to pull me into the story. They hit it off fast, hot, and heavy, but soon begin developing feelings for the other. They both have plans set for after college so they really have some figuring out to do, if you know what I mean.
The storyline follows the growing relationship between Mark and Scott, but also the homophobic athlete that causes a ton of problems. This was not the most angsty of Sloan Parker’s stories, as a matter of fact, I kept expecting the other shoe to fall, but it never did. Yes, they have lots to figure out and work through, but for the most part I would consider this a pretty tame story for this author.
Overall Impression: I Liked It
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*