A Foot in the Door (Open Doors #3) by Vinni George

A Foot in the Door is the 3rd book in the Open Doors series and is just as entertaining as the first 2!

From the blurb:

The student…
If he wants a job when he finishes grad school, Tanner Brown needs to get a foot in the door. But when he arrives at the country’s largest statistics conference to find he has nowhere to stay, he’s not sure it’s worth it. Especially when he realizes his hot faculty crush just witnessed his embarrassment from a front row seat.

The professor…
Dr. Beckett James is happily focused on his career until one of his former students slides into his line of sight. Tanner is brilliant and engaging, and when he ends up without a room, Beckett has no choice but to offer him a place to stay for the weekend. Even if it means testing his restraint.

The problem…
When their conference fling turns into an on-campus complication, Tanner and Beckett will have to control the variables that threaten to keep them apart or risk losing their chance at a happy ending before it’s even begun.

A Foot in the Door is the third full-length novel in the Open Doors series featuring a statistics professor who makes a mean curry, a ginger-haired student with a bright future, and an offer neither can refuse.

Reading To Stay Awake's Review:

I loved this book, it had a bit of everything that I liked wrapped up in a great storyline, fab characters and everything else a reader wants to find in a book.

Nothing bad to say; I couldn't put it down and really enjoyed reading it. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

I loved A Foot in the Door and totally recommend it to you for your summer reading list today xx

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

When we first meet Tanner he is not having much luck. What started out as a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" (Loved the reference btw) ironically leads Tanner to the love of his life. He just has no idea about that part of his future yet. What he does know is the hotel he booked for a conference claims they have no reservation for him. On top of that, there doesn't seem to be any vacancies anywhere. He's well and truly screwed...until Dr. Beckett James saves the day anyway.

Beckett is a man who lives to save the day. He can't watch someone struggle without wanting to help. When he sees his former student in the hotel lobby looking utterly lost he knows he has to find out what's going on. This inevitably leads to him offering Tanner to stay with him for the duration of the conference and we all know what happens with forced proximity do we not folks? In fact I was surprised how long the two lasted without attacking one another, especially after Tanner witnessing Beckett eat his breakfast the first morning.

"There were moments in life that inexorably altered one's worldview, and watching Beckett James eat a goddamn banana was one of them. I'd never be able to look at a banana again without thinking of this moment..."

Honesty, I loved Tanner. He had a bright mind, but was never cocky about it. He was mature and was often the first one to bring up the hard topics with Beckett despite being 7 years his junior. Beckett got on my nerves for the simple fact that his savior complex led to the drama of the story. He and Tanner slipped so perfectly into a relationship with each other and I was mad at Beckett for not thinking things through before he acted. I wanted to shake him and say "What were you thinking!!"

I loved how it all worked out in the end. It was also fun to get to see some old friends like Sam and Archer. I'm super excited Brody's book is next. There's something endearing about him and I look forward to getting to know him more, along with Tanner's bestie in book 4.

Rating: 4 Stars

Heather's Review:

I really like the series of unfortunate events that sets up Tanner and Beckett's fateful connection away from their natural habitat - it gives the story some humour and lightens the environment and I drifted through the book on that natural high... enjoying the interplay between the men and the growing heat... I

I had moments though where I wanted to shake Bennett and it took me out of the story a bit... I know that the story needs drama, but it was frustrating at times... That said, I wish that the book continued through more of their relationship after the issues because I wasn't ready to leave Beckett and Tanner...
All in all though I would definitely recommend A Foot in the Door to anyone who loves a solid Prof/Student romance featuring mature characters,

Rating: 4 Stars

Sarah C's Review
Open Doors is the story of Tanner and Beckett, a graduate student and a professor at the university he studies at. Tanner was intrigued by Beckett during one of his first semesters, when he had Beckett as a professor. Becket was mutually intrigued. However, nothing happened because Beckett is an honorable man who does not violate university rules about fraternization.

A few years later, they meet again. Tanner is in his final semester and is invited to attend a prestigious data analysis conference as a presenter. However, everything is going wrong. He misses his first flight and when he gets to the hotel, there's no room for him. Beckett is across the room, notices him, and offers him room at his sister's house.

Thus begins their relationship, one that gets complicated when Tanner is noticed and picked for a data challenge that Beckett is the faculty advisor for.

This book feels different from other student/teacher books because Beckett is not Tanner's teacher. There are no conflicts of interest, and the moment one appears, they are legitimately torn between it. It is a story about patience and love and doing the right thing. It is a story about choosing your future, working hard for what you want - be it a dream job or romance.

The characters stand out, with great cameos from others from the series and set up for the next book as well. Becket and Tanner felt incredibly real and I understood their thought processes throughout the whole book. I understood their motivations and I found myself cheering for the individual characters.

This is a relatively low angst dual POV book with an amazing love story.  

Rating: 5 Stars

Miki J's Review:

"...he took another piece of my heart with him."

Love love loved this story !!! I really did laugh at the opening chapter – Tanner really was having the absolute worst day ever….which turned into something that did exceed his wildest dreams !! He meets the professor who he’s had a crush on in like….forever…..and that crush becomes more. 

Then the twist – but it’s not a miscommunication or anything, just the realisation of what someone would do for love. Sometimes doing the right thing can totally suck! This book was just adorable and for me, gave me the warm and fuzzy feelings. Story flowed beautifully, full of emotions and loving how the found family is expanding !! Great series 

Rating: 5 Stars

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