Review: The Gentleman Mentor, by Kendall Ryan


Part of a series? Yes.

Cliffhanger? No.

Category/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica


Pages: 364


She’s a client. That’s all.

Or it should be.

But with every lesson, she’s becoming more.

The secrets I’m hiding behind the image of the Gentleman Mentor make telling her the truth—and having anything real—impossible.

I’m training her for another man, and that fact guts me every time I think of it.

I know she’s not mine … but part of me won’t accept that.

Am I willing to risk it all to keep her?

He calls himself the Gentleman Mentor.

Just reading his ad makes me feel more alive than I have in years.

He promises to teach me the art of seduction … and show me the most sinfully erotic pleasures. He’s going to help me become the kind of confident, sexy woman men can’t ignore.

Six lessons … with the most gorgeous man … who happens to be a Dom.

The only problem … now that I’ve experienced his brand of delectable domination will anyone else ever compare?

THE GENTLEMAN MENTOR is a full-length standalone novel.





I received this book via Netgalley for an honest review.

This is the first book in the Lessons with the Dom series. This installment is a standalone novel, so don’t think you’d have to buy the next book to get a real end for Hale and Brielle.

This is not the first book written by Kendall Ryan I have read and I have been very much intrigued after reading this blurb. I’ve had a really good time with this book. I’m not disappointed at all!

The Gentleman Mentor is a quick read with a  writing that flows very well. And if you’re looking for some heat, don’t look anywhere else! Some scenes had me blushing a little. 😉

As you can see, I had a really good time reading this book, but I think some things could have made this book even better for me.

For example, I couldn’t miss the chemistry between Hale and Brielle, but I had a harder time seeing the transition from pure physical attraction to the beginning of deeper feelings. Either it’s too sudden for me or it’s more because the plot revolves around Hale mentoring Brielle sexually and considering it’s supposed to be only carnal, it took me a little while to really feel and/or believe that Hale and Brielle were falling for each other, and so soon. At first, it kind of fell in my lap and I had a WTF moment for a few seconds. But nothing that stopped me from reading the rest of the book!

Then, the characterization while real nice, I think the characters could have been even more fleshed out. I can’t really pinpoint a real flaw in these characters unless you count Hale’s “hangup” a flaw (which I don’t). I wouldn’t have minded to see more of who they are outside of the sex lessons and the sex scenes because even though they’re well-written, they kind of take a lot of room and don’t leave out any space for a lot of character development. That’s my two cents, of course.

But honestly, this book is a good one in the genre. I recommend it if you’re looking for something quick to read, something with nicely written and hot sex scenes.

What do you think of Hale?


4 to 4.5


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