Series: Beta Brothers #3
on May 20, 2019
Sadie’s no princess, and she doesn’t appreciate being treated like one. As far as she’s concerned, women who don’t wear ridiculous shoes don’t need to be swept off their feet, and the last thing the world needs right now is one more hopeless romantic maiming one more unsuspecting daisy.
But when a handsome, young professor takes an unprofessional interest in her mossy green eyes and muddy attitude, she can’t help but enjoy the sparkly feeling his attention stirs in her. And the more he lays on the charm, the more she fears she’s not as attached to her loneliness as she once thought.
Too bad he’s off limits. Then again, limits have never really interested Sadie.
But dreamy professors with penetrating blue eyes and sinfully sexy stubble? That’s a subject that’s about to make her senior year very interesting indeed…
*This standalone romance is full of sass and steam. Perfect for readers who like spirited characters willing to risk everything for love.*
Well, well! I expected a smutty read, due to its forbidden part – teacher/student relationship and based on the teasers you can see below, but the word for this book is actually smart. Intelligent.
I couldn’t even focus that much of their sexual relationship (which is kind of amazing too), as for me it was more important to admire their dialogues, interesting topics of discussions, learning new things (like what’s Kintsugi) and basically enjoying to the max everything else, besides the hot stuff.
Trying to paint you a picture of what this book is about, i would say this: senior college girl, silently suffering from depression and anxiety, way too smart and sassy, meets one of her Professors a few days before school starts. They start their forbidden relationship as soon as she vomits a Skittles Vodka Rainbow on his shoes (this was actually hilarious and part of many future inside jokes between them).
Nothing about this story is boring or cliché.
I loved their quick-wit banter! Like:
“Is this room 408?” I smiled too hard. “I prefer Sadie.”
“I asked you because I couldn’t help myself.” She cocked her head. “Because you’re a star.” “A star?” she asked, narrowing her eyes at me. “I think you mean stardust?” “That depends on whether I want to flatter you with science or literature.”
And I really feel the need to show you some of the things I was so impressed with:
“I mean, of all the kinds of freedom a person could enjoy, I’d trade financial and spiritual freedom for the freedom to not give a fuck what other people thought of me every day of the week.”
“What’s your star sign?” My eyes popped wide. “Seriously?” “No. Not seriously.” My chest loosened. “You realize most people don’t even know their actual star sign, right?” “What do you mean?” “I mean the zodiac calendar was fixed over two thousand years ago, and the Earth has shifted on its axis since then. So, basically, while the constellations themselves haven’t changed, they have “drifted” in terms of when they appear.”
“His eyes narrowed. “What?” “Kintsugi. The Japanese art of golden joinery.” He cocked his head. “You’re losing me.” “They do this thing in Japan where they repair broken pottery with golden lacquer.” His bottom lip protruded as he listened. “And the effect is basically that it calls attention to imperfections by highlighting them and making them beautiful. It also makes any piece where this method is applied totally unique.”
I have sooooooo many other quotes worth of putting here, but I should leave you the pleasure of discovering them by yourselves once you read this book.
I really don’t know what else to say to you to convince you that you MUST read this book!
I wish I could be as smart as Sadie and better explain the story and give you more arguments, but I hope you’ll trust me enough, feel my passion and love for this novel and one-click it without any doubts.