More Than Just a Good Book by Sloan Parker (5 Stars)

Two older college students finally find the perfect boyfriend in each other, but first they have to work through some issues to get their happy ending.

Mark is looking forward to graduating from college and moving as far away as he can due to his poor relationship with his family. Scott will be starting graduate school soon, but doesn’t want to move too far away from his Dad. This is one of the major barriers that they need to get past if they want to stay together. They also have to deal with bullies, Mark’s controlling personality, and other school related items.

I liked Scott and Mark and thought they worked well together as a couple. They both love to read, and seemed to enjoy spending time together. Scott was a loner who lived in his world of books, but he didn’t actually come across as lonely. Mark has a pretty vibrant personality, and he was also very interested in taking care of people. There were a few times that they acted a bit immature, but they were quick to admit they were wrong and move forward. Considering neither of them had really been in a good relationship in the past, this made the story feel much more realistic.

The sex was smoking hot and plentiful, but it didn’t overwhelm the story. They were both into light bondage and spanking, making the story pretty erotic. Mark is somewhat insecure with his need to dominate another man, and it was interesting to watch him work through his desires. Mark is controlling outside of the bedroom, too, which Scott didn’t seem to mind. However, at the same time, Scott didn’t let Mark get away with anything he didn’t want him to.

I also loved Scott’s dad, and the strong relationship that they had. He played a pivotal role in the story in a good way. The epilogue was perfect, and their gifts to each other were so romantic.

Enjoyable, erotic story about older college students working through life’s challenges together.


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.


Shy, nervous Scott is a big book geek, and fellow student Mark is a bit controlling between the sheets. During one afternoon at the university library, they find they are the perfect match. Now they have to find out if they can keep on proving that some things are even more enjoyable than a good book.

As the two begin exploring their most secret sexual fantasies, neither can imagine walking away. With only one semester left before they head off in different directions, they discover it’s impossible to avoid their growing feelings for each other. When a desperate bully tries to destroy Mark’s chance at the career he’s always wanted and tries to keep him away from Scott, the two lovers must come to terms with exactly what it means to be in love with someone–and how to be brave enough to go after what it is they truly want.

This is the expanded, full-length novel. The original short story is chapter one of this novel. This work contains graphic language and explicit sexual content between two men, including some light BDSM (spanking and bondage). Intended for adult audiences only.

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