by Justine Elvira
An interesting spin on the teacher/student theme. I enjoyed having the leading lady be the one taking charge, even if her original intention was a little ridiculous (she does admit this – it’s right in the blurb).
I was not a huge fan of how immature the heroine acted throughout this book. Savannah Simple – even when she admits to being immature, has a way of acting totally naive that (for me) only highlighted the unlikely nature of the relationship between her and Mr. Tucker. Although, despite the unlikeliness, I was still completely intrigued by it. No matter how many times I cringed at her lack of understanding of the word “NO” … no matter how many times I rolled my eyes at her sometimes childish ways … I couldn’t get enough. Granted, this character has a huge family burden on her shoulders and carries it with extreme maturity, so perhaps I judged her relationship naivety too harshly.
Mr. Tucker is a goddamn Saint -until he’s not. Definitely f’ing f-able. But there was more to him than just his sexy ways – he’s a man with a brain & that is even sexier than his big !!!
Overall this is a satisfying story. The execution is fairly well done – even if I wasn’t the biggest fan of the leading lady – she grew up in the end & (mostly) redeemed herself for me.
I’d recommend this one for anyone looking for a steamy, taboo read with a side of teenage angst.