Review: Professor Sandwich by Carol Lynne
Publisher: Totally Bound
Publish Date: Out Now
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher
Campus Cravings #19
Love is a give and take, whether shared by two men or three.
“After the devastating loss of his parents, Rusty Bonham feels like he is floating through life without an anchor. The problem, he discovers, is the anchor he wants is already tied to another man, an equally hot professor.
Professors Adam Ryan and Manuel Corto Delgado believed they had the perfect life, but everything changed the day Rusty walked into Adam’s classroom and sat in the front row. Four years later, Adam and Manuel still want Rusty, but it wasn’t until Rusty fell victim to an attack that they decided to do something about it.Inviting Rusty into their bed and lives turned out to be the easy part, but when Rusty reveals a secret, they discover the challenge will be keeping him there.”
Maybe it was a mistake to jump into an established series on such a late book. There’s quite a bit of character crossover in this one with what seems like a loose plot thread on the campus attacks connecting them all. The story was firmly plotted to the three men but I may have enjoyed it more knowing the surrounding characters. The concept is something that I enjoy and I was looking forward to the older men bringing the younger Rusty into their established relationship. Unfortunately, the trio didn’t work as a menage for me. I found the dynamic between the couples a bit odd. Sometimes the men worked together but more only when Rusty interacted with the separate men and they seemed to suit then but as a menage it felt really unbalanced with threads of intense jealousy running through it. When each member of the menage feels strongly like an outsider at different points in the story, that rings a warning bell for me.
In the end I think I was more intrigued with the secondary characters because the MCs relationship just had issue after issue both logistically and emotionally. I don’t see it lasting long despite the protestations of love from them all. This didn’t work for me.
I’m giving Professor Sandwich a D