Author: Peter Melillo
Genre: Erotic Romance (per JMS books.com)
Length: Short (17 pages)
Publisher: JMS books.com (August 11th, 2013)
Heat Level: None
Heart Rating: ♥1Heart
Blurb: Marshall volunteers at the handicapped student office at Columbia University at the end of his fifth term to keep out of trouble. As an undergraduate working toward a sociology degree, he likes working with people, and he’s assigned to work with Lyle, who has Asperger’s syndrome. In trying to find a way to work together, the two develop a close bond. Then their roles are reversed when Lyle discovers Marshall needs tutoring about sexuality.
Review: This is billed as an erotic romance between a student aid and a student with Asperger’s syndrome. I was anxious to read this story to see how the relationship would build and play out. I was sadly disappointed. As the mom of an Aspie, Lyle was an unrealistic character. The author seemed to take all the positive behaviors of the disorder and incorporate them into this one person. The writing as well was stilted, with the majority of the story being conversations about a history paper. There wasn’t anything erotic or romantic within this story that I found. It pains me that I didn’t like this book, I really wanted to.