Role-Play University, by Stephanie Williams, is part of the Freaky Geek Series. This novel was a story of discovery.
Two years prior, Tina Kelly had been an adult returning to college to get her Masters Degree. She ended up taking a number of Peter Greenly’s classes. Since they were student and teacher nothing happened between them, even though they both individually felt something toward the other. Now, presently, Tina has returned to the university to teach in the same department with Peter and there is nothing holding them back.
Peter has apparently been involved in the Dom/sub lifestyle for a while, but has grown disillusioned with it. That is until he comes into contact with Tina, first as a student and then as a colleague. When he begins to “instruct” her into the lifestyle he begins to feel what he has been missing for a number of years.
Tina has read stories about Dom/sub relationships and is curious about them, but she is portrayed in the book, at most times, as totally naïve. This was the part of the book with which I had the most trouble. At some times she seemed to have knowledge about the lifestyle, while at others she seemed to be clueless. Because of this dichotomy, the author kept going back and forth between Peter being the total instructor in the relationship, to him realizing that Tina appeared to know more than she was letting on. This back and forth became problematic for me as a reader. It prevented me from truly getting in to the story to enjoy it to the fullest.
I have enjoyed many books by this author and will continue to read her works. While I did not enjoy this particular book as much as I would have liked, others will probably enjoy it.
-Reviewed by Selina