Rating: 4 stars out of 5
My mom always told me that I was better than random hookups but she was a drug addict, what did she know. Sex fulfilled a need in me. I’m not your average college student, but like many students I have one professor I fantasize about. Professor Marks is a great big no-no in the hookup department, so why can’t I stay away?
I’m a professor of psychology at the University. Being in my position, it was necessary to keep him at a distance. But, he’s slowly becoming an obsession of mine, the sexual tension between us is stifling. Now, we are expected to work together when all I want to do is bend his ass over the table. How will I be able to keep my hands to myself?
Can an unexpected ally bring these two people together and teach them the meaning of family?
Trigger warnings: child abuse, rape
This is really a story that makes you feel for the characters. Ryan has spent was too much of his life having to be an adult well before he should have. Philip loves his work and has never been tempted by a student until now but Ryan’s shadowed eyes really pull him in.
The little girl who pulls them together even more, Abby, is absolutely adorable and the things that have happened to her are horrible but she has the best advocates and supporters in Ryan and Philip. She really gives Ryan a reason to keep going after the death of his mother and something to focus on. Phillip has really gotten to know Abby over the years and Ryan’s connection with her brings them even closer together.
The story really touched on some hard issues but does show that it can work out, not everything needs to be negative. I got to see the story through the eyes of both Ryan and Philip so it was easy to connect with them. I still have some trouble with some of Philip’s actions that really brought them together, I just feel like he made some really dumb moves and it he was as adamant about them being apart as he said then he wouldn’t have acted the way he did. Also, the death of Ryan’s mother was never really settled to me. Both Ryan and Philip had to adjust their lives throughout the story but found it is worth it to have real love and a family.
The cover art by Heather Bryant is a nice romance cover but nothing remarkable to me.
ebook, 173 pages
Publication: June 19, 2018
Edition Language: English