Blog Tour + 4 Awesome Kinks Review: The Dean’s List by Kelly Collins

AUTHOR: Kelly Collins
GENRE: Contemporary romance with an 18+ warning
“When does being naturally sexy become your best attribute?”
Twenty-one-year-old honors student, River Roberts, knew her life had to change. With only forty dollars to her name, she was hungry, tired, and out of options. While seeking advice from her best friend Jade, she found something that could provide all she was looking for. Sexy, witty, charming and motivated, she met the requirements for The Dean’s List, a university society that offered alumni anything they desired. It was the perfect job for her.
But it came with a cost: secrets and loneliness.
After the death of his wife, enigmatic Jonathan Ferris lived in a world of acquisition and mergers, a world where he knew financial security, a world filled with desolating loneliness. That was until River Roberts. She was intelligent, beautiful, sensual, and when their lives collided, his world changed.
But then there was reality: she wasn’t truly his.
In a world of commodities and trading, River and Jonathan must fight to preserve what their hearts desire. But will that be possible? Will their collision be temporary, or will they overcome the many obstacles in their way?

4 kink Review


A dash of sin could round out every experience”

River Roberts, is a down on her luck, grad student working as a bikini barista to pay for rent, tuition and college loans.   One day she decides enough is enough and reaches out to her best friend, Jade, for help and advice.

Jade introduces her to The Dean’s List.  She goes from making $40 in tips to $350 per hour.  If you are curious about The Dean’s List, you should be.  Yes, it’s what you think it is.

This story was laugh out loud hilarious.  The author must have been a standup comedian in another life.   As I was reading this book on a flight, I knew people were looking at me as if I had loss my friggin mind.     If you ever want to read the inner thoughts of what women really think about sex and personal grooming, The Dean’s List is your book.

I couldn’t help but highlight so many paragraphs on my kindle as hilarious.  There were too many funny idioms about vaginas, penises and sex. The laughs alone are worth the read.

If I could accommodate Jonathan’s stretch limo, then I imagined it would adjust to Paul’s Mini Cooper.”

River enters a new world of designer clothes and expensive restaurants. Among her clients, she has 3 enduring relationships that keeps her somewhat grounded in a world that could otherwise go a different path:

Jonathan, her first panty dropper lover she breaks the cardinal rule for: Never fall in love with a client

Paul, who is more like a student for her to teach;

Ben, a grandfatherly figure.

Jonathan becomes the perfect man.   He treats her like she is the most important thing in his life – while they are together.  Jonathan does not want to devote his time and heart to another relationship.  As a widow, he chooses to enjoy his time with River without the hassles of a relationship.

Little does he know, he is in a relationship with River.  The chemistry between her and Jonathan is undeniable and confusing.  He chooses to ignore it; at the same time he becomes her knight in shining honor.

On the other hand, River operates as if she is exclusive to Jonathan.  Even with her new lifestyle, she is desperately trying to embrace it for the sake of establishing valuable business contacts and becoming debt free from college loans.

Circumstances takes a turn that puts Rivers into a compromising and dangerous position.  Jonathon once again comes to her rescue but leaves the next day.  With that knowledge, River decides the lifestyle may not be for her.

In closing, I received this wonderful book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Unlike some books, you finish the book just to write the review.  The Dean’s List was a book I wanted to read.  And it’s very much a book I can read again in my down time.

Popsicle sticks, a container of steaming goo, and a stack of fabric swatches sat on the table next to the head of the bed.
 My heart pounded in my chest. Sweat built on my brow. “It’s my first time, and I’m a little frightened.” Terrified was more like it. I’d never been waxed. I’ve always been a fan of trimming, but waxing seemed so severe.
“No need to be scared. We do these all day, every day. I haven’t lost a client yet.”
Her attempt at humor didn’t erase my anxiety. I hopped on the table wearing a bra, shirt and nothing else. The waxer started some friendly conversation.
“Where are you from?” I was instructed to fold my legs Indian style. As I laid flat on the table, I answered her questions. My open vagina was on display for a perfect stranger. I better get used to this—it would be a constant in my new life.
I didn’t know what kind of nerve endings were on top of my lady parts, but when she ripped the wax free, I was certain she had ripped my soul straight out of my clit.
I wanted to punch her face as my body lifted off the table. All the while, she was telling me about her favorite Chinese restaurant on Broadway. She was spreading hot wax all over my sex and she was talking about Wonton soup.

Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive.

Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.

Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies.


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