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Boning Up - by Summer Alan

 
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Category: Contemporary
Length: Novelette
MSRP/List Price: $4.50
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Description: Carly Neal stares at the big red “F” on her college Human Anatomy exam in Professor Harold's course. There’s another test tomorrow, and if she doesn’t do something drastic, she’ll fail again. Brock Larson needs something from the professor too—a recommendation to an internship at the Mayo Clinic. He’d rather ask just about anyone else, but the professor’s name on his submission will seal his future. The professor doesn’t care about helping either of them until Brock proposes a wager. If he can teach Carly enough human anatomy in the next two days to ace the exams, he’s obviously the best man for the job and deserves the recommendation. Although hesitant to be used as a bargaining chip, Carly reasons that studying with this man might be her only chance to pass the class. But Brock might have in mind a very different curriculum for her summer sessions!

To My Readers: Carly is the kind of college student I was—hard working and kind of smart but nowhere near brilliant. Science classes were not my long suit. Well, sometimes a girl has to find new and creative ways to learn difficult concepts. When I sat down to write Summer Sessions, I imagined a more fun way to learn human anatomy... the sort of tutoring that included more than the textbook. In this book, Carly and Brock come up with a method that probably won’t make it into any college in this country but would certainly prove interesting and probably blow away the bell curve of grade point averages. Enjoy!

ISBN: 9781603103749 1603103740 Publication Date: 02/01/2010

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Title: Boning Up
Author: Summer Alan
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.eredsage.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60310-374-9
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs!!!!!

5 Nymphs - An outstanding read. The reviewer found this book a credit to its genre!

4 Nymphs - An impressive read. Quality literature, recommended for anyone who enjoys the genre(s)


Carly Neal has worked too hard getting herself into college to let some pompous, self-involved professor fail her now. It’s his fault she’s struggling – the man’s human anatomy lectures redefine the word boring and the textbook he’s working from is ancient. It’s no wonder the information isn’t sinking in. Whatever the cause though, Carly realizes she needs serious help if she’s going to pass.

Brock Larson needs a recommendation from the cantankerous teacher so takes the opportunity to interrupt a heated discussion between Carly and the professor with a proposal. Brock will tutor Carly, in return for the professor’s signature on his paper. Carly is furious that both men are so wrapped up in their own egos, they don’t even acknowledge her existence in the room. Brock can see that Carly doesn’t take lightly to being the subject of a wager so will have to use all his powers of persuasion to convince her that this deal with the devil is the best bet for both of them.

In Boning Up, Summer Alan had me panting with the novel way in which Brock helps Carly learn human anatomy in such a short space of time. Images of a couple of hot, sweaty study sessions with lots of hands-on advice, combined with the tempestuous love-hate relationship that quickly develops between Carly and Brock had me on the edge of my seat. The study sessions may be the stuff of college students’ dreams but the sexual frustration and insecurities were all too real and left me quite hot under the collar. The professor was a mean, jaded man who made the perfect villain, having long since lost interest in his job and gets his joy from tormenting his students. Reading Carly’s attempt to escape the assumptions the professor and Brock are making about her was an emotional roller coaster experience.

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Carly Neal is a good student at college, but she keeps on doing badly at her Human Anatomy class. She's not prepared to quit over this, but when she asks the professor for help, he declares her a 'train wreck' and refuses to offer assistance. But then one of the professor's former students, Brock Larson, proposes a deal-if he can tutor Carly to two perfect A grades on her tests, the professor must agree to write him a glowing reference for the job Brock's set his heart on.

Carly is furious at being treated like a thing for barter, but when Brock apologises and says his offer is genuine, she decides to give him a chance. They start their study session in the library, and soon they realise that everyone's gone home and they're locked in. Carly still can't remember all the bones in the human body, so Brock helps her memorise them in a most inventive way. The next day Carly is delighted with her test score, but when the professor wants to talk about jobs with Brock, she feels like she's been used. Can Brock convince her that their connection is real, and will Carly be able to ace that second test and save her degree?

What a fun, sizzling and emotional rollercoaster of a read this is! Boning Up made me mad at the creepy, smug professor as much as it made me cheer for Carly's dogged determination and Brock's clever ideas of how to get her to remember her studies. The romance is perhaps a little too quick, but this is a couple I really felt for and who go through quite a lot to reach their happy ending. A thoroughly entertaining read.

Reviewed by: Maija

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I only had one problem with Summer Alan’s delectable erotic short story, Boning Up, it was that it made me consider returning to college to find my own Anatomy tutor!

Boning Up is a delightful and super steamy read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Carly is fantastic as the feisty student that’s had just about all she can stand of her snotty professor. She’ll make you grin, chuckle, and shake your head.

Then there is Brock, the oh-so yummy upper classmen who places a bet with the professor that will yield him a note of recommendation if he can help Carly ace her final two exams. The books come out, the sparks fly, and romance blooms. Not bad at all for the length of the story. You get a little of everything, including a little feel up for the sake of learning, and some forbidden sex inside the school library. Need I say more?

Something that’s fun and fast to read, but will make you wriggle and squirm in your seat, be sure to check out Boning Up.

~~ Whipped Cream Reviews

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