There is so much wrongness in this book – ethical, moral and, quite possibly, legal wrongness, in fact. I would therefore advise you to cast aside any compunctions you have about such things and just leap into Vivian Murdoch’s steamy-hot sex filth feet first. Teacher’s Toy is very, very naughty and extremely sexy.
The reader is taken to an apparently normal university, which, it turns out, has quite the secret BDSM underbelly. A select group of students are kept as sort-of indentured sex servants, expected to service the kinky needs of the faculty at all times.
One assumes that most of the girls are there willingly but given the way things turn out for our heroine, Melody, this may not be a reasonable assumption.
Melody, a hard-working and conscientious student, reliant on her scholarship to retain her place on her course, is set up to fail by her teacher, Professor Richards who then effectively blackmails her.
Professor Richards is a sexy man, no doubt about it – he’s a big, brooding mass of seductive, sadistic Domminess and you can totally understand why Melody gets damp in the knicker area every time she’s around him. Crikey, the man’s an absolute bastard though.
Coercing Melody into signing up for his absolutely-no-holds-barred student sex fraternity isn’t even the half of it. He’s a cold-blooded monster who regards the women who submit to him as his inconsequential playthings. The book is clearly called ‘Teacher’s Toy’ for a reason.
He does have a bit of a redemptive arc, I suppose. There is a chemistry between him and Melody, which means that for once he doesn’t just want to use a woman and throw her away afterwards. For the first time in his life, probably, Professor Richards is having to experience these strange things that we humans call feelings.
Admittedly, the primary way that Professor Richards appears to express his attachment to Melody is go up to any other men who are showing an interest in her and punching them in the face. It’s fair to say, he’s still got a fair bit of work to do on himself.
Melody may not have signed up to being Professor Richards’ submissive sex object entirely willingly but once the games are afoot she finds she has quite the penchant for steaming-hot sexy-as-hell sadomasochistic shenanigans.
This book absolutely pushed all my buttons. You will be unsurprised to know that I read a lot of it one-handed.
Teacher’s Toy is a wicked, unconscionable book full of dark, wicked characters and if I had any sort of moral compass, I’d probably be ashamed of myself for reading it. As it is, of course, I enthusiastically devoured the depravity and can’t wait for the next book in what promises to be an ongoing series.