Reviewed by Donna
TITLE: Yes, Professor
AUTHOR: Renae Kaye
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 121 Pages
RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2017
Twenty-two-year-old Avery Stewart has a crush on his neighbour. Always attracted to older men, Avery is tantalised by Mr Redding’s professorial looks and obvious obsession with perfection.
When he finally gets the courage to speak to Christopher Redding, Avery manages to get invited back that evening on the pretext of bringing a cake for Christopher’s birthday. But things don’t work out how Avery had planned, and he finds himself sent home with the cake and without any intimacy.
Christopher is everything Avery has ever desired—older, self-assured, dominant, and intelligent. Avery needs someone in his life to take charge—in and out of the bedroom. He wants Christopher to be that man. However, Avery must first convince Christopher to take a chance on him.
Novel or novella, series or standalone, gay or bi, twinks or bears…Renae Kaye has yet to write a story that I haven’t fallen in love with. Yes, Professor is classic Ms. Kaye, it’s engrossing, charming and it just plain made me happy.
Our main character here is Avery, the fabulous twenty-two year old gracing the book’s cover. Avery is a smart guy and a wonderful person, but when it comes to relationships, well he hasn’t quite reached maturity yet, and he tends to rely on his looks to get what he wants. I absolutely adored Avery! He was delivered with that perfect blend of youthful confidence and vulnerability that made me want to hug him and shake him at the same time.
Aside from my desire to lock Avery in a box so I can take him out and admire his adorableness forever and ever, there are several other reasons why I loved this story.
Firstly, I appreciated the fact that Avery had to “change himself” to be in a relationship with Christopher. Because saying – you shouldn’t have to change for someone – well, that’s all well and good to say, but it’s very rarely true. It’s what you need to change that’s the issue. Some changes make you a better version of yourself, and some changes that you think might be important really aren’t. Yes, Professor does a great job of exploring that notion.
Secondly, how much did I love all of the movie references! Avery has the cutest habit of expressing himself using famous quotes from movies. I have to admit that I’ve never read such an entertaining anxiety attack before. And finally, someone agrees with me that Pierce Brosnan was the best Bond, and Daniel Craig should be boycotted in protest. I’m pretty sure Avery is my soulmate.
On top of those things there’s all that sexy sexy-time complete with houseslave role-play. Who wouldn’t want a pretty twink cooking them dinner in nothing but an apron? Plus we have a kickass cast of secondary characters and a cameo by a random friend named Donna. Really, there is nowhere near enough Donnas in fiction. It’s good to see this author doing her bit to fill that void!
As soon as I finished this story I shelved it to reread. I know it won’t be long before I’m spending time with Avery and Christopher again.