Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students, and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn't important. She can't let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing....
Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and wealth, not a living, breathing teenage boy. Or a young teacher, for that matter, though he tries to. And yet there is something about him that draws Easton in - a hint of vulnerability, a flash of attraction, a spark that might burn. Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton's resolve - and reveal what should stay hidden.
©2015 Penelope Douglas (P)2015 Tantor
"This whole book is HOT." (Samantha Young, author of Valentine)
Great story! This is my first Penelope Ward book!! I am hooked!!Super hot w a great plot. Kept me engaged and guessing. Narrators did a nice job too. Love that there was a male and female voice. Definitely worth a credit!!
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Easton had a tragic and frightening event in her past which has shaped her personality traits now and has also left her with a few OCD tendencies too - she's ballsy but broken and she lives alone so now it's just her and her much loved Brother. She decided to change her career and is now starting a new job Teaching at a Private School for the privileged which is where she meets Tyler again.... and it's a very different meeting than their flirty, and all too brief, first one at a Masquerade Ball.
Tyler is a very very busy man - he's a successful Millionaire business owner, he's running a campaign for Senate and he's trying to get to know his 14 year old estranged son who's reluctantly come to live with him for a year. He's sexy, charismatic, smooth, confident and all Alpha. So the last thing he needs is another complication in his life.... but the chemistry and mutual attraction between him and Easton is too much to resist - even though they both try to fight it because ethically a relationship between them would spell disaster for them both, there's a 12 yr age gap, she's his son's Teacher and he's 'high profile' and if anyone found out it would spell disaster for them both.
However, after a stormy start, lust eventually wins out which leads to them getting closer both physically and emotionally and they learn that they're so alike, have the same values and just click together. Unfortunately trouble lies ahead for both of them - Easton's is in the form of a mysterious person repetitively interfering with her perfectly organized home. And Tyler's finds the pressure of their secret relationship is just getting too much for him so he's got to cut free from Easton. But too late he realizes that he's cut the joy from his life along with her but Easton's walls are back up and she realizes she needs no-one..... except her Brother.
A good romance, loveable dynamic misunderstood characters, sassy banter, mystery and intrigue as to who's messing with Easton's head and why, angst with the resentful moody hurt teenage son, emotional conflict, drama and heartache over their secret forbidden relationship and where it's heading and there's some stolen passionate sexy times. Both undergo well needed character growth too. Dual POV's, a HEA ending and a good male narrator but I didn't think Ms. Brach did a convincing male voice.
Worth a credit? Very smooth flowing, very enjoyable and very creditworthy.
Penelope Douglas did a great job building up the characters. You want to feel for and with them.
I really liked the story line.
Probably not. As odd as this probably sounds they just didn't sound anything like how I envisioned the characters. Plus not a lot of emotion was put into the narration.
In Esten's classroom when Jack was talking to her. I was like Nooooooo.... and then they went outside and I was like NOOOOOOOO....... Very emotional.
I love this book. The narration was not one of my favorites but the story itself was perfect.
The writing style is really good and the story was quite interesting.
For the male narrator I would have chosen Troy Duran instead of Guy Locke, and instead of the Carrie Brach I would have chosen a narrator with a voice sounding younger and less out of breath. It was very annoying in parts to hear her swallowing, hurrying through some paragraphs as if she really wanted to get it over with and using an angry tone even when the character was quite serene. I also didn't enjoy the fact that Mrs Brach used a harsher, deeper voice for the heroine and a more feminine one for the male character. It was strange and in contradiction with the personalities of the main characters depicted by the author.
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