REVIEW – The Gentleman Mentor by Kendall Ryan

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Title: The Gentleman Mentor
Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: Lessons with the Dom #1
Release Date: May 5, 2015

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She’s a client. That’s all.

Or it should be.

But with every lesson, she’s becoming more.

The secrets I’m hiding behind the image of the Gentleman Mentor make telling her the truth—and having anything real—impossible.

I’m training her for another man, and that fact guts me every time I think of it.

I know she’s not mine … but part of me won’t accept that.

Am I willing to risk it all to keep her?

He calls himself the Gentleman Mentor.

Just reading his ad makes me feel more alive than I have in years.

He promises to teach me the art of seduction … and show me the most sinfully erotic pleasures. He’s going to help me become the kind of confident, sexy woman men can’t ignore.

Six lessons … with the most gorgeous man … who happens to be a Dom.

The only problem … now that I’ve experienced his brand of delectable domination will anyone else ever compare?

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Kendall Ryan certainly has perfected those sexy BBFs who appear to be allergic to commitment. She can write smooth-talking alphas that will absolutely make you melt. Her newest man, Hale is exceptionally delicious. The Gentleman Mentor was another fantastic read from this great author and I’m excited to hear from some of the other characters in the near future. Hale and Brie have a very unconventional story and their journey was certainly a rollercoaster of uncontrollable lust, unexpected emotion, and undeniable attraction. The Gentleman Mentor packs a punch, giving readers the trifecta of contemporary romance: humor, heat, and heart. Kendall Ryan has written a story that is scorching hot, incredibly entertaining, and surprisingly emotional, making The Gentleman Mentor the complete package.

“My head is spinning with questions, and I feel like I’m drowning in this big, beautiful man. I watch him in the moonlight, reveling in the feel of his rough stubble against my neck, breathing in his scent until I feel so full of him, I could burst. He’s looking at me like I’m the beginning and ending of everything.”

Brie certainly has her work cut out for her with her new Dom, Hale. Hale is irresistible and overt in his sexuality, offering to teach women how to become every man’s dream. Brie is the last person you’d expect to seek out a guy like Hale, but when she does, there are major sparks flying everywhere! I adored the way Kendall Ryan wrote these two, not only in contrast to one another, but ultimately compatible in a way that allowed them both to flourish through their connection. Hale gave Brie a confidence and freedom that had her growing immensely over the course of the story, while Brie broke down Hale’s walls and opened up his heart again. Things between this couple were not always easy. Their differences made their story snarky, sarcastic, and completely combustible and Kendall Ryan had me totally addicted to the intensity.

“What I just shared with Brielle is unlike anything I’ve done before. It wasn’t just mentoring; it was more. I lose myself when I’m with her, and it fucking terrifies me.”

Kendall Ryan did an amazing job with this storyline. She blew my expectations away and surprised me several times over. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into based on the synopsis alone and I didn’t know how much The Gentleman Mentor would go into the D/s lifestyle. While Kendall certainly utilized those elements to turn up the heat and cultivate an unbridled passion between Brie and Hale, there was so much more to their story. We got to explore their outside relationships, their insecurities, and their warring emotions, making the characters vulnerable and tangible in an incredible way. I was pleased to find myself deeply invested in the characters and emotionally involved with the story. The Gentleman Mentor was the perfect explosion of steam, wit, and feeling, leaving me totally in love with Hale and more than ready for the next book in this fun, sexy, new series!


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