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Inch by Inch

(The Professor's Rule #3)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  221 ratings  ·  63 reviews
After two long, kink-free years apart, James Sheridan has reunited with his Professor: the sexy, dominant Evander Carson. But this time, things will be different. James is older, more sure of himself, and confident that he can draw the line between Carson’s demands and his own principles.

One of those lines is gorgeous menswear salesman Satish Malhotra. After their steamy d
ebook, 50 pages
Published December 16th 2013 by Riptide Publishing (first published December 14th 2013)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**3.5 stars**

Okay, let's all take a moment and appreciate the hotness on that cover!! That guy WORKS long hair (something I thought that I would never say)!!

So it is no secret that I've loved this series. It is just naughty sexiness through and through. However, this book was a bit more difficult for me. My main issue with this is that it felt like a transitional book, like the middle book of a series. It developed the relationships both between James and Prof. Carson and also between James and
Before reading: The guy on the cover is gorge!

After Reading: Satish...I am developing a crush.

Carson is a dirty fucker. I 95% love it and 5% find him repulsing...which makes me crave, so maybe I just am in denial? Carson continues to a deviant but there seems to a method to his madness kink.

Plus hooray for sensory deprivation.

And Satish...nom nom nom. I really like learning about him. The ending is at a good spot. Of course I want more.

This was a hot little morsel.
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
It's good to see you again, my sweet. I've missed you.

Well this one was different. Not bad. Just different. The tone was not as urgent and exciting as the first nor as exploratory and revealed as the second. It had its own pace that lent well to the story. But...I miss being in Carson's head though I know this book was about James and SATISH! Oh. Em. Gee I am in love with that boy. Not only does he know how to dress, dance, compliment and kiss like his life depended on it but his curiosity w
Wart Hill
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbtq, kink, never-again
I was gonna round the 2.5 stars up because of Satish because I love Satish Satish is awesome and does not deserve to be in this cluster of psychological fucked up ness.

but I couldn't do it because just.


So like. There are things I like. Like Satish. And James insisting on better communication.

BUT JAMES SHOULDN'T HAVE TO INSIST ON BETTER COMMUNICATION IN THE FIRST DAMN PLACE. And it only serves to emphasis how dysfunctional and creepy his and Carson's relationship is and has been since its dis
Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog
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Well this book is just full of revelations and questions. I love that. If questions were answered, and they were, then new layers to these relationships are revealed.

I could feel myself in James’ place throughout this book. I want him to have what he needs, but it’s no more clear to me what that is than it is to him. Needs, wants and desires, oh yeah, desires are all over in this book.


James Sheridan - Confession is good for the soul James. Or is it?

Professor Evander Carson
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it

“That one touch was the only thing that kept him tethered to the physical world.”

My third visit with the Professor, James, and Satish stirred and whipped up all kinds of hope and curiosity. But you know what’s amazing to me right now? The fact that I really like all three characters. I’m not leaning towards or rooting for one more than the other. Each one adds his own power to the story and chemistry. Honesty, need, control, pain, confidence, fascination, and desire. So many ingredients thrown t
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance

Woot! Satish is baaaaccckkk!

These shorts I liken to a striptease giving the reader literally an inch at a time. The "strip" part is these characters get developed a little more with each installment. The "tease" part is something that you want usually gets left out in each installment. Which, when you think about it, is precisely what should happen in series or really any form of entertainment that is ongoing. These two authors seem to be masters of the tease.

Well, I'm definitely getting pulled in to this series, but still have held over feelings of anger and manipulation by Carson from the previous book.

The sense deprivation, especially with the earplugs was, wow! I could hear my own breath and heartbeat echoing in my head as I imagined being cut off from all sounds but my own while going through something so intense.

I really was glad to see a bit of fleshing out of the possibilities of a relationship between Satish and James, and really want to see
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I swear, with each one of these, just as I'm starting to really get into it, it's over :(

What a complicated web James has woven for himself. I think his relationship with Carson is a little weird. It's obvious that they care about each other, but, I don't know, I can't describe why I think it's just a little 'off'.

I think Satish is really brave to start getting involved. But, James has been completely honest with him so I give both of them props. I can't wait to tune in to see what happens next
I love this series and have been totally drawn into James and Carson's story, eagerly anticipating each installment - and installment really is what each book is. They are short little snippets that only provide a glimpse into a small aspect of James and Carson and their relationship.

This is the third book in the series. The first book, Giving an Inch, is one very hot and very sexy change room scene, with the story taking place well after James and Carson have broken up. The second book An Inch
Lilia Ford
Different than I expected and not as blistering as the first two, but it went to a very thoughtful, authentic place in my opinion. There is something subtly but decidedly new in way the story treats Satish, which illuminates another, deeper dimension to the feelings that draw someone to BDSM as well as the conflicts he or she might experience about engaging in its practices. The acts the professor provoked James into doing were troubling, and James' reasons for pulling out of the relationship ma ...more
*** 3.5 Stars ***

The admission in this one that (view spoiler) didn't sit well with my romantic heart, but it gives their relationship an interesting and complicated dynamic that you don't see very often in the genre. For that breath of fresh air alone, this naughty short story is worth reading.

I also find the relationship between Satish and James fascinating. It's sweet - but not without its own edge - and I really dig the hones
Vanessa North
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
very fun and very, very hot. I really like the dynamic between James and the two other men.

And the scene where (view spoiler)
HATE that is was so short and ended in another cliffhanger, but the rest of it was sooooo good. I am intrigued by the direction it seems to be going...something I haven't seen in M/M before, and I think I'm going to like it!

I can't wait to see what happens next :)
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story takes place chronologically not long after the first story in the series. James goes to renew the relationship with Professor Carson, but under his own terms, and he does actually speak up about some of the issues he had previously. Carson seems to take this well, though we really don't see much into his mind to see what his ultimate goal is. There's still some mystery around that. All we see are James's interpretations, which are clouded by his own doubts.

James also points out to Car
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Book 3 in the Professor's Rule broke new ground for me. This is the first threesome/open-relationship I've read in which there are two separate pairings. Overall, not a bad experience, but also not something that I'm entirely comfortable with. Though if I'm being honest, my issue is mainly with Carson. Something about him just doesn't sit right with me at this point. I'm not entirely sure whether his relationship to James is all that healthy. There's just
Thomaidha Papa
Inch by Inch by Heidi Belleau and Amelia C. Gormley, Riptide Publishing Blog Tour & Contest
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4 Hearts
Review written for MM Good Book Reviews

Book three in a series that is best read in order, Inch by Inch picks up right after James and Satish hook up at the clothes-store. If you’ve read the first part of the series, you already remember that James defied Carson in the little game he planned for James and Satish. Not only he defied him, but turned the encounter from a mere game to be
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pre-ordered, bdsm
This picks up later in the day from Giving an Inch. James has trepidation about what Professor Carson will think, do.

James doesn't want Satish being brought into the games Carson likes to play that involves other men. But why does Carson do this? I think he knows James a lot more than James knows himself. That is purely supposition on my behalf. Maybe I'm wrong. No matter what, Inch by Inch is well written, opens up several pathways for the authors to take the next books, it is sexy it looks at
Dec 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
Although Prof's Rule is a short serial I was disappointed that this segment read like a slightly fleshy outline. There just wasn't enough content, or description, or something to really settle into.

I'm not thrilled with where the book went and seems to be headed. What's all that foolishness about James never being in love with the Prof? I'm STILL calling bullshit. The two of them sound like snippy adolescents... stop being emotional fuckwits already! (here, at least, is the obvious character arc
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Uhm, I like where this series is going... sheesh, what am I saying? I have no idea where this is headed, but I do like it.

I sort of wish I had more insight into Carson's motives, but I also kind of like that I don't. James' gut tells him there's some sort of (extra?) agenda with the way Carson plays, and I hope we'll learn about that as he does.

Satish's entry into this swirling mess of kinky is interesting. His confidence and sexiness is good for James.

If only James knew what he really wanted. H
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, erotica-contemp
Complicated mess.

I love the story. I love how Carson thinks and Satish is delightful, but James can't be left in the dark and be expected to be able to function. I find this aspect extraordinarily difficult and upsetting. Great installment in the series.

Favorite quote:
“How could you assume I meant to demean them, when I offered them my greatest treasure?”
Shirley Frances
Oh yes, Heidi and Amelia sure know how to keep me guessing. Inch by Inch is the third book in the The Professor's Rule series and it meshes the two previous stories nicely leaving the reader wondering what the hell is going to happen next.

James is both hesitant and excited to be reuniting with Professor Carson after a two-year hiatus. Hesitant because he doesn't want to partake in the sharing aspect of the relationship they had before and excited because Carson knows just how to give James what
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
3.5 Stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Riptide via NetGalley

Here we have James and Carson trying to make whatever there relationship work but a kink comes into their plans in the form of Satish.

When James finally gives in to Satish which is what HE wants and not what Carson has suggested he does.

After experiencing the sweetest of Satish to Carson's harshness. He finds that he wants both but once Satish finds out about Carson's games he bails out leaving James with Carson.

Once the truth c
Kate Dirty Girls' Good Books
Inch by Inch (Professor's Rule #3) by Heidi Belleau
A-, inferno, high kink, m/m, BDSM, multiple partner/non-menage, 50 pages

This book picks up where Giving an Inch left off.  James is driving to Professor Carson's house after a dressing room interlude with sales associate Satish.  James and Professor Carson haven't seen each other in 2 years, but their relationship starts right back up quickly.  This one is all about James setting limits with Professor Carson and trying to explore his feelings fo
Funzee Shu
Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it

“You needn’t ever feel that way again, my sweet. Whatever drove you from me, I swear to you there’s nothing we can’t work out between us if you’re willing to trust me.”

With his addictive personality, James Sheridan couldn't "leave" Professor Evander Carson even after 2 years trying to avoiding him.
One wrong message had brought back all memories and make James submissive part in his body crave Carson in un-explainable way.
There's part on him that "need" to be "discipline", to be "controlled" t
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked the story. I wish it had been longer. And I sort of wish it had shown more than mere hints as to what Carson and Satish were feeling.

I suppose the main reason I couldn't appreciate the story more was because I felt there were undercurrents of emotion coming from all three characters but I wasn't able to decipher them correctly. All I had were suppositions (which I hope will be clearly confirmed or denied in the next installment) and I was irritated to be left in a state of confusion and
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm pretty sure this series is going to frustrate me right to the end. I love it. I love the professor... He's mysterious and getting a handle on what he's thinking and what he really wants is partly why I love this series. I just can't figure him out.

I love Satish. He's this sweet new and fresh and really seems like he'd be a good match for James... Mostly. How James will figure out his life and how these two men can fit in it is beyond me. Maybe that decision will be made for him. I hope the
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
For some reason, this didn't seem as good to me as the previous books, but I'm still very much waiting for the next parts of the series. The biggest positive for me in this book: (view spoiler)
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
In Inch by Inch we again meet up with James Sheridan and his Professor, Evander Carson. Two years have passed. James is older, wiser and know what he wants. He is confident that he will be able to meet his needs and those of Carson without crossing a line he doesn’t want to go near.

Carson has, in the past, wanted to involve other men in the power games he plays with James. One of those men was Satish Malhotra, a menswear salesman. Carson engineered a steamy dressing room sexual encounter between
Jeannie Zelos
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Inch by Inch. (The Professor's Rule, #3)Heidi Belleau Amelia C. Gormley

Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.
I'd read book two in this series, though oddly part one seems to be between parts two and three, and I’ve not read that so there was some mental musings to work things out but its not difficult. These are all short novellas that deal with facets of the relationship between James and the Professor. After his sexy encounter with Satish James is keen to take their relationship further – bu
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Heidi Belleau was born and raised in small town New Brunswick, graduated with a degree in history from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and now lives outside of Edmonton, Alberta, with her tradesman husband and two kids. A proud bisexual woman, her writing reflects everything she loves: diverse casts of queer characters, a sense of history and place, equal parts witty and filthy dialog ...more

Other books in the series

The Professor's Rule (5 books)
  • Giving an Inch (The Professor's Rule, #1)
  • An Inch at a Time (The Professor's Rule #2)
  • Every Inch of the Way (The Professor's Rule, #4)
  • To the Very Last Inch (The Professor's Rule, #5)