REVIEW – Against The Rules by A.R Barley

Posted April 26, 2016 by abbeyneilclark in MM Romance, Review / 0 Comments

REVIEW – Against The Rules by A.R BarleyAgainst the Rules (Boundaries, #2) by A.R. Barley
on June 6th 2016
Source: Netgalley
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four-stars

Kelly O'Connell’s out of control
An RA at Halton University, he spends his off nights at a club, hoping to find what he’s looking for in rough sex with strangers.
Until one night the play gets a little too rough. An isolated room, a dangerous situation...and an unexpected rescue.
Ian Rankin knows what Kelly wants—a true Dom, someone who will protect him instead of using him, someone who can take him to the edge without pushing him into unsafe territory.
Ian knows just what Kelly needs, and he's the only man who can give it to him.
There's only one problem: Kelly is a student, and Ian is a teacher.

review

 

* 3.5 Stars – 4 Star *

Ok, so this one… I read, and I enjoyed reading it but the after I finished I was left feeling a bit meh to
be honest.

Kelly and Ian’s relationship was interesting – even though they are student and teacher -this is not a student teacher relationship as Kelly was never in Ian’s classes.

The majority of the sex scenes between the characters was hot, until we got the *cause* of the breakup… I felt that BDSM aspect of the story was not portrayed that well.. especially when it came to the whole safe word.

I also feel that the whole trouble with Ian being reported was resolved far to easily, especially considering who it was who made the complaint in the first place.

This can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the first book in the series, and I am not in any rush to either if im completely honest, however I would be intrigued if ChiChi is gonna get a HEA.

four-stars

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