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Thursday, 30 October 2014

When The Perfect Comes by Susan Ward

WhenThePerfectComesBTBanner WhenPerfectComesCover 6ff20-addtogoodreads   Synopsis   Lady Meredith Ann Merrick does not want to be tamed by a man. Varian Morgan is a man no woman can resist. Thrown together on a ship, will Varian’s charms conquer Meredith’s love of freedom? Meredith is born at time when women have but two choices: marry or face social ruin. Determined to master her own fate when her father concocts a devious plan to force her into marriage; she takes matters into her own hands. She embarks on a foolhardy adventure to free herself from an impending marriage contract, only to find herself trapped by the mysterious and beguiling Varian Morgan. Varian Morgan is a man of myth and legend. Known as much for his exploits with women, as for his for his piracy on the high seas; a vexing young girl, taken hostage in Cornwall, is no challenge for his prowess. When it becomes clear that she is hiding something from him, it only makes him more determined to ignore his desires and withhold from her the pleasures of his bed. Trapped on a ship of men, the last thing Meredith anticipated was days at the mercy of a vile pirate crew and nights yearning for its captain. When fierce arguments give way to fiery passion, is desire enough to make a girl determined to remain free of men, be willing captive in the bed of a sinister pirate, who is a master of seduction? Teaser   WhenPefectComesTease Buy Links  





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I'm addicted to writing. I've written 26 romance novels in 25 years, but I just started releasing them in May 2014 because frankly there are some things inside them I wasn't sure I wanted my daughters to read. The nest is empty, my girls all grown, so now I'm letting loose. I believe in the adage; Don't judge a book by it's cover! Definitely the case with The Girl on the Half Shell. Perfect looking lives are not perfect. We all have our own challenges to overcome! It's a theme in the books I've written and I cover a wide range of contemporary issues in stories ranging from raw and steamy, to gut wrenching, to happy happily ever after. My first release The Girl on the Half Shell is my most intense novel, the first in the Half Shell Series and the one I had to wait until I had no kids at home to release. My Perfect Forever Series is definitely happy happily ever after! The first in this line of books was released June 2014 with The Signature. My soon to be released first novella of the Encounters books, are short, steamy, and fun reads. And in September I'm starting to release my first in The Deverell Series with When the Perfect Comes, a fast paced, plot twisting historical! I've been in love with the Romance novel since I read my first Kathleen Woodiwiss book, and it seems to me that beyond a steamy fun read, a good romance novel is so much more: it's women empowering women. We share. We learn. So about me? I'm as eclectic as my books. A mom. A business owner. A writer of romance. An advocate for clean air and the environment. A wife and an animal lover. The best way to explain me is that once in a talent contest I played classical piano followed by a chopsticks duet with my toes. That pretty much sums up how I've lived my life! Author Links  



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Lady Meredith aka  Merry  Ann Merrick finds herself in the position to be married off to someone she dislikes. She finds herself out one night on an adventure when she is forced into marriage.  When entering a tavern called Gray’s End where she should not be, her life will quickly change.

She finds herself kidnap and is held hostage by Varian Morgan a pirate and captain of his own ship.  She has heard stories about his conquests among the sea and his trail of women. She is weary of him but is attracted to him but denies it knowing that if she gives into him he would more willingly give her freedom.

Merry and Varian both have secrets that they are hiding.  She refuses to tell him her identity especially when she finds out that he blames her supposedly betrothal Viscount Rensdale for his wife’s death.  But who is really Varian as he appears well educated with the books in his cabin in other languages and what other secrets does he have.

Living in his cabin in a ship of only males can they fight their growing attraction as mere kisses could lead to even more than either can handle.  Can Merry keep her guard against entanglement with men or will she fall captive for her capture who is the master of seduction?

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wasted Love by Danielle Jamie

Title: Wasted Love
Series: Brooklyn #1
 Author: Danielle Jamie
 Release Date: October 28, 2014


Prepare to laugh your butt off and become extremely hot & bothered! Brooklyn Bennett breaks the mold when it comes to female heroines she is not your average chick! She loves sex, hot guys, and her best friend Savannah fiercely and has a slight obsession with Jared Leto.


You got to know me in my best friend Savannah’s series. Now it’s my turn to tell you my story and for you to see my best friend's journey to her happily ever after through my eyes.

My life is far from the norm. First off, I’m not your average girl. I’m wild, crazy, and everyone who knows me say’s I’m a free spirit. I guess I am, because I don’t sweat the little things.

Life is too short.

I love hard and live harder. My dream is to become a star and that dream comes first and foremost before anything and anyone...except for my best friend Savannah, who I'd go to hell and back for. At 24 years old, I’m not looking for love. I’m just looking for a good time and a nice distraction after busting my butt on a movie set all week. The thought of falling in love has never crossed my mind. I’m too driven for love and everything that comes with it.

That is until I meet a certain Southern hottie by the name of Dixon Beaumont, who just so happens to be the cousin of Kayden Knox. He flips my world upside down the moment we meet.

The only problem is he’s the male version of me: Career driven and enjoying having a good time with no plans on settling down.

Throw in a bad boy rocker and a sweet Aussie and I find myself going from a simple, carefree life to a full-blown love square. It’s going to be dramatic. But hey, what’s life without a little drama?



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Brooklyn is a twenty four old free spirited actress/stunt double who leaves a trail of one night stands.  She loves them and leaves them as her motto is life too short.  Her main priority is her career and her best friend Savannah.

Falling in love is not something she is seeking and is happy that her friend has found Kayden Knox who seems to make her friend happy.  While visiting them in Texas, she meets Kayden’s cousin Dixon  Beaumont where there are drawn to each other but manage to stay away from each other before she leaves on a two week shoot.  He is the male version of her with his own trail of one night stands.

Although they manage not to hook up, she managed to find a bad boy rocker and an Aussie bodyguard who happens to be protecting Savannah and Kayden to release her sexual tensions.  While Dixon managed to find other women to warm his bed,

She returns after her shoot for a few days before flying home to LA to spend the holidays with her parents and family,  The night before she was to leave, they manage to hook up and during the holidays manage to flirt with each other while texting as they cannot get enough of each other.

He ends up in LA and manages to surprise her and the next morning news that her friend Savannah had been kidnapped and was in a terrible car crash.  What will happen to Savannah and will she make it?  Is there a future for Brooklyn and Dixon or is this a temporary relationship?  We can only wait till the next installment,



I can feel my bed dip slightly as I sense someone climbing into bed and lying beside me. The heat from their body travels through my thin cami. I know I’m not dreaming as soon as I feel a hand touch my thigh and slowly begin to travel up my side.

I’m lying on my side, facing the large wall of windows that overlook Houston as the moonlight glistens through the room. Other than the light from the moon and the clock on my stand, the entire bedroom in engulfed in darkness.

I blink, trying to get my eyes to focus. Everything is blurry, and my body feels as if it’s still in a dream. I glance towards the glowing clock on the nightstand to see what time it is. It’s just a little after six in the morning; I’ve only been asleep for a few hours.

Rolling onto my back, I raise my hands up above my head to stretch, causing a tiny squeak to slip out of my mouth. Coming into focus beside me is Jax.

Am I still dreaming?

Pinching a piece of skin on my forearm, I shout, “Ouch…I guess I’m not dreaming?” and let out a small giggle.

Jax’s eyes smile down at me, glowing in the moonlight illuminating my bed. “Nope. You’re definitely not dreamin’, baby.” His words, mixed with the sensation of his fingers trailing up and down my thigh, cause my body to erupt in goose bumps. My core tightens with anticipation as his fingers slowly slide higher up my leg and work their way towards my inner thigh.

Closing my eyes momentarily, I inhale deeply before opening my eyes and locking them with Jax’s.

“You came back?”

His hand stops moving, and he gives my leg a gentle squeeze. “I couldn’t sleep. I’ve been tossing and turning in there all night. The image of you half-naked in here with just a thin wall between us was driving me absolutely mad.”

He’s leaning on his left arm, with his head resting in the palm of his hand as his brown eyes search my face. His fingers begin their course again, making their way up my body agonizingly slowly. Just as his fingers get to the edge of my panties, he runs them over the thin fabric separating us, causing my eyes to slam back shut and a shudder to shoot through my sex as it clenches with anticipation of his fingers entering me.

Finally, after what feels like an eternity, he slides the thin fabric of my panties to the side, all the while never taking his eyes off mine. With a perfect pace, he begins moving his fingers over my sex, spreading my juices from my entrance to my clit.

My eyes momentarily roll back as I feel a spark ignite in my core.
“This is your last chance to back out, Brooklyn. Once I start, there’s no way in hell I’ll be able to stop.”


Amazon Bestselling Author and a mother of 3 wonderful kids. Madison 11 Bailey 6 and Finn 3. I run a successful online boutique, Bailey Booper’s Boutique; many of my items featured on Teen Mom 2.

I live in a small town in NY with my husband of 11 years, enjoying my happily ever after. My perfect day is spending time at the beach, I love the Ocean. I’m an outdoorsy type of girl; every chance I get I’m outside walking or running around with my kids.

I have been writing for as long as I can remember but I finally decide to pursue my dreams of sharing my stories with the world when I published my first Novel Irresistible Desire back in March 2013.


Fear of Heights by Mara White

Fear of Heights 0989670732_FearOfHeights_eBookTitle: Fear of Heights (The Heightsbound Series #2) Author: Mara White Series: The Heightsbound Series Genre: Erotic Publication Date: September, 12, 2014 Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

~ Synopsis ~

What are you willing to sacrifice for love? Your family?Your freedom? What about your life? She’s a wealthy, forty-three-year-old Upper East Sider with a PhD – He’s a twenty-three-year-old Dominican drug dealer from Washington Heights. Kate Champion always did exactly what was expected of her. She was the perfect wife, the perfect mother – until the day she met Jaylee Inoa. Their journey travels a path riddled with danger, deceit, scandal and loss – where nothing is as it seems. Yet Kate and Jaylee’s passion for one another remains nearly unstoppable. Will this daring pair of lovers from two different worlds triumph over circumstance? Can they deny the past in their quest to be together? Or is fear the ultimate navigator - a force more powerful than love?  

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  Jaylee   Rikers Island, East Elmhurst, New York   My stomach growls from the shit lunch of bologna and American cheese. I’ll die before I’m twenty-five in here from all the crap they been feeding me. I need more calories because of my workout routine, and the commissary just don’t cut it. Half the time I probably burning muscle, but what the fuck you gonna do about it? You can’t change this fucked-up machine. What I wouldn’t give for some Spanish food—just a goddamn plate of my grandma’s rice and beans. I flip the pen around and around in my hand, trying to think of what to say. It brings me right back to being eight years old, the school-assigned social worker jabbing at me to “write him whatever you please!” I pick at a popped blister from going at the weights in the yard. Soon enough it’ll get hard and callous—just like everybody who been up in here too long. “He’d love to hear anything about you. Why don’t you tell him about basket-ball?” As if it was easy, when you hadn’t talked to him in years. An’ my ma bent over the kitchen table with cried-on love letters to my dad, praying on lighted candles and over special oils to Dios Santísimo, that he don’t get sent to Sing Sing. We couldn’t afford the trip up there, so we saw him less and less. The sound of his voice just became a memory to me, and when we did get up there, I pitied the man I saw. Couldn’t get past the fact that he fucked up. I felt like he let them put him away. I swore to myself if I ever got there, I’d be smarter than he was. That I’d get revenge before I’d let ‘em make me live my life behind bars. Now look at where I am. At least I got a plan. Love letters. Kate wrote me one once. There’s a trick to them, right? You gotta try to convince a woman that you’ll love her forever. It’s not just about the first time she reads it, she’s gotta see it every time she looks. Try doing it on jail-issued stationery. I had to earn the privilege to use a pen. How the fuck you tell someone they everything you got—when all you got is a page? How do I tell her how much I want her to have my kid? I love knowing that he’s inside her, that there’s part of me with her. Thing is, I can’t control the lies she’s being fed; she’ll choose the lawyer over me.   How do you say all that on paper when all you ever got through was public school? She got everything she needs—or at least that’s how it’d seem to anybody looking in. But I know—I know—how much Kate needs me. I crumple up the last sheet of the ones they gave me and toss it onto my bunk. I don’t know how to put my heart on paper. I can’t make her understand why I did what I done.   On Friday they call me out for a visit, though I’m not expecting nobody. Mamá, Janinie, and everybody coming next week—or that’s what we said on the phone. I’m never expecting Kate again. I have no idea what she decided to do with the baby. I don’t know if he still here with us or gone already. The baby’s the only thing I ever cared about more than her, but I’m not gonna let myself hate her for it. She shouldn’t a’ had to go through it by herself - either way. If I’d watched my back, I wouldn’t a’ ended up here. I stick my hands out the drop door in the cell so they can cuff me. The corrections officer calls me “Dorado,” ‘cause that’s what they called my pops when he was here. I try not to get involved, but it ain’t easy when your ties run deep like mine do. My old man spent a minute in Rikers; he up the river now in Sing Sing. He’s spending his days at the big house, but he got connections all through the whole system. He got his reputation too, and I’m expected to keep it. Probably an ex or somebody I was messing around with before Kate who come to see me. Girls got something about visiting guys in jail. They love the drama. They love the attention they get from everybody else. Girls that won’t even give you the time of day on the outside start writing you letters about how much they miss you when you in the box. It’s bullshit. But I admit—it do make the time go by faster. And right now I got nothing but time. I get stuck in the hall for the count—which means whoever waiting for me is stuck too. The guard I’m with lets me do wall push-ups after he cuffs me to a door. I go at it, hard as fuck, until I’m dripping sweat and my muscles are burning. Working out helps me not to think about her—or the baby. The burn is good. It shuts up the furia. There ain’t shit I can do anyway, so why make myself crazy playing it all over again in my head? The count takes forever and I’m betting whoever’s out there waiting is regretting this. First and last visit. Nobody want to see me that bad. When we finally walk into the visiting room, my eyes catch her before anything else, even though the place is packed. I’m a homing pigeon. I can’t see nothing else. She’s Kate, but she ain’t Kate. Same black hair, same pale face. Same scared blue eyes. Her body is slamming too, less hip, more tit, and she a little taller. Maybe it’s the heels. She looks good. But I know who she is. It’s the sister. Arriving like the grim reaper. She come repping for the other side. I gotta smile that this mina got herself into Rikers. I can tell she’s shitting herself, even worse than Kate. She ain’t never been in no place like this before, that’s for sure. All dolled up to come see a criminal like me. There’s some part of me that wants to run to her just ‘cause they family. And then another part that wants to refuse the goddamned visit. I know Kate feel like she ain’t good enough for her own family. Makes me fucking hate ‘em. Kate is good—that’s her main problem. It’s something she won’t let herself see. Now she’s starting to work her hands like she in full-blown panic mode. I guess I take pity on her. She looks too much like my girl. Shit, it’s messing with my head—and my dick. I pull out a chair and sit down, drilling my eyes into the back of her head. She spinning around, looking across the whole room. She don’t know who the fuck I am. She turns and stares, her eyes taking everything in. I can practically hear her heart pounding from over here. She like a baby bird—ready to flip out and fly into the fucking window. She looks at me and I gesture to the chair across the table. Relief hits her whole face and her shoulders relax. She smiles quick and then it disappears and she look scared again. She marches over to the table and sits down fast. “Jaylee?” Why she gonna ask me after she already sit down? I’m tempted to say no, but I just stare at her instead. I can see how much they look alike, but I can also see how they different. She got doubt all over her face. She wanna fly the fuck out of here. That makes two of us. “Emily,” I say not giving anything away. I’m gonna make her work hard for it. “Oh, Kate told you about me?” “She didn’t tell me much. ‘Nough to know you exist. Otherwise I’d think I was seeing ghosts.” “Have you talked to her?” “Pfft. Naw, not since she came in here to tell me she was pregnant. Not that it’s your business. They send you to come tell me she got rid of it?” “I came on my own, Jaylee.” She stops and looks down. “Kate’s missing; I was hoping you could tell me where to find her.”  

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Can Kate Champion life get any worse, yes with the bad choices she ends up making.

Finding herself pregnant with her now prisoner lover’s child, her lawyer husband he will get her lover out of jail but she has to get rid of the baby and never see her love again.  She’s in dilemma knowing how much Jaylee wants the baby but if she does not do it she will lose custody of her two daughters.
She ends up going to the Dominica Republic with Janine, her lover sister to clear her mind and stealing her sister’s passport and credit cards.  Instead she ends up in the hospital losing the baby.  Making matters worse Janine ends up swallowing drugs before their flight back making her sick and they end up staying another day to get rid of the drugs.

This cause the people waiting for the drugs to kidnap her sister instead.  The cops think it just missing person and not a kidnapping as her husband thinks it’s a bad idea to tell the whole truth since she technically was out of the country and she was charged with drug buying.

She ends up turning to Idea a childhood friend of Jaylee.  There always been a rivalry between them over women and even sharing them as well.  Kate ends up having sex with him on and off despite Jaylee who is in jail telling her to stay away from her and if she needs sex have it with her husband.
Kate is spiraling out of control and making bad decisions along the way.  Will she be able to save Emily but at what cause?  How many lives will be lost due to her obsession of a younger man whom she should have left alone and what other secrets are out there?

The more I read, I started to actually despite Kate and her bad choices.  I started to lose any sympathy for her using her money thinking it is right for the sins she made and that money can by anything or get you out of trouble.  Even though her husband and lover activities are least than perfect, she had the power to stop everything before it went out of control.

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~ About the Author ~

I’m a reader, a writer, and a lover of all things romantic. I’m also a coffee, hot sauce, ink, telenovela and Bikram Yoga enthusiast. I live in New York City with my husband and two children, and I spend a lot of time on the playground.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A Beautiful Purpose (Beautiful #6) by Alicia Rae

Beautiful Purpose Tour Banner   22725782Title: A Beautiful Purpose (Beautiful #6) Author: Alicia Rae Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ Publication Date: October 20, 2014 Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.  

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*Book 6 in The Beautiful Series or Standalone* All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles sleepless nights as images of his former military days haunt him. From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed. But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love. Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her life a new found purpose? Can two wounded souls become one?

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Alicia Rae Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…    

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Audrey Hampton is a nurse who comes home temporary to take care of her ailing mom.  Full of bitter childhood memories of her parents loveless marriage and her mother constantly telling her if it was not for her they would not have gotten married.  She vows not to fall in love since it will never last.

Marine Blake Johnson is on leave and arrives in town to make his decision if he wants to relist again or finally leave the military as he days at war still haunts his dreams at night.  He is temporary working in construction for his brothers newly formed construction company to pass time while he makes his decision.

He meets Audrey as she is friends with his brothers fiancées  and is attract to her but she says no to him when he asks her for dinner.  According to her friends, she does not date and it takes time for her to let people in since she puts up walls.

When he over hears phone conversations with her demanding parents, he knows he has to go slowly to gain her trust.  Can these two let each other in and save each other?  Will Blake manage to change her heart and make her free to love and accept love?


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Release Date: October 28, 2014


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Debating Number Ten by Amalie Silver

His goal was ten. Ten notches on his bed post before seducing his debate coach, Miss Shields. Will Simon reach his ideal woman, or will he end up Debating Number Ten?

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Deviation by M.C. Cerny

Deviation: an action, behavior, or condition that is different from what is usual or expected. Example: Edith and Jack deviate from the acceptable student teacher relationship.

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The Life Plan by Phalla S. Rios

Everything was perfect, until the middle of my senior year. Our art teacher succumbed to bad health, leaving us with a substitute--and my plans turned to flames, turning into ashes. I thought I wasn't going to fall anymore. But the moment I laid eyes on Mr. Tomlinson, I begin to fall all over again.

This can't be happening…

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Back to School by Vicki Green

Emma Danielson's last year of College and with bartending at night she's walking through life like a zombie. But, when the new teacher walks into her music class she definitely wakes up and takes notice.
Josh Tyler's playing and singing at bar's and practices doesn't give him much time but, when he walks into the first day of his new music class and notices a beautiful girl sitting in the back, a fresh set of issues arise and a whole lot of trouble.

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Unwritten History
by Missy Johnson & Carly Grey

We met online.

We’d been friends for nearly six months before we finally met.

Sparks fly. Things happen.

I don’t know what it is we have, but then again, I’m only seventeen.

He thinks I’m twenty, because that’s what I tell him.

But Secrets never stay hidden for long.

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Rite of Passage by Mandee Mae

Haley knew she had a lot to learn since she pretty much grew up in a bubble. She just didn’t realize the classroom wasn’t the only place she was going to be taught new and exciting things.

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The Teacher's Pet by Niquel

The Cunningham twins looked alike but were polar opposites. When Maxine Sheppard, the sexy English teacher, arrived, they had one common goal: becoming the teacher's pet.

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Love Lessons by Liv Morris

Desperate to find a teaching job after graduating college, Tali Tillman returns to her high school to teach English Literature. One of her students and star quarterback, Daniel Johnson, begins to fail her class, so Tali's asked to tutor him after-hours. Lines between teacher and student become blurred, but will they be crossed?

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Teach Me by Elle Bright

History belongs in the past. Or so Savannah thought, until her new history professor decides to teach her a thing or two...

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Extra Credit by Nicole Blanchard

If nothing else the expensive education at St. Christopher's College should have thoroughly instilled upon Eve Stratton the virtues of avoiding risks. But much like her namesake, all it takes for her resolution to be swayed are the smooth words of a charming devil. And Theodore Drake, her new professor, may as well have come with a warning label. Even though she’s well aware that a relationship could mean ruin for them both, there's nothing more alluring than the temptation.

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Welcome to the world of forbidden world of relationships between teacher and student where we are drawn into various scenarios. Getting caught will lead to the ruin of the teacher’s career.

Nothing is black and white as they are drawn to each other.  From growing up together or crush in high school where they meet again at in college.  Coming full circle as this time they go beyond their attraction.

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