Professor Problems by Merry Farmer

Continuing with the modern look at The Brotherhood Legacy, Merry Farmer dips into the potentially forbidden relationship between a professor and student in Professor Problems.

From the blurb:

When their families and jobs are on the line, can these two unlikely lovers find what they need to fulfill each other’s fantasies?

Jamie didn’t go looking for the perfect dom, but during one, wild weekend that was supposed to be a rest before the storm of the new school year, the perfect, newbie dom found him. He’s never connected with a play partner like that before, and once the weekend is over, his deepest wish is to find him again and build something true and real outside of the scene.

He should have been careful what he wished for…

Aled only got involved in the BDSM scene on the suggestion of a family friend as a way to deal with a family tragedy. He didn’t expect to find a perfect, older man who would submit to him and make him feel like everything outside the scene would be okay. So when he turns out to be Aled’s advisor at university, he has no idea what to do. On top of that, how can Aled balance a relationship with the challenging demands of his broken and traumatized family?

His family means everything to him…but could Jamie mean just as much? How can he choose?

Professor Problems is the third book in The Brotherhood: Legacy series…which tells modern-day stories of the men of The Brotherhood. It involves a kinky weekend getaway, a jealous ex, giggling and flogging, ethical conundrums, a heartbreaking past, a sister who needs all the love and protection she can get, and, of course, the nearly two-hundred-year-old organization known as The Brotherhood. You can read more about the origins and Victorian doings of The Brotherhood in The Brotherhood: Origins and The Brotherhood series.

Heather's Review:

Moving away from billionaires, two men meet at a Brotherhood retreat and hit it off as Dom/sub and kinky couple... until they find out they are also professor/student... and of course there is an evil ex...

This book was a fun read and I enjoyed getting to know both Jamie and Aled, but I did feel as if I have read this trope before with the ex interfering in things in similar ways.  The kink definitely added a great reading factor and I appreciated the expanded world.  I wish there was more interaction with the brotherhood itself, because this felt a bit outside the realm, but I did love that Kit was a mentor!

I look forward to more stories in this series and learning more about the Brotherhood.

Rating: 4 Stars

Lisa C's Review:

Wonderful story of unlikely partners Jamie and Aled. Meeting at a BDSM weekend hosted by the Brotherhood (a group of gay men helping each other whenever they need it, established in early 1800s). Aled has major family problems but Jamie may be the perfect one to help him, but this might mean troubles for Jamie. Loved these characters, heartbroken over Aled's family history and especially pleased with the conclusion. Highly recommend. (Can be read as a standalone, but if you have read any of the Brotherhood books definitely recommend to read this series as well.)

Rating: 5 Starts

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