Standalone : Student/teacher second chance romance
Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny
‘Life wasn’t always perfect. Neither was timing. It was what you made out of life and timing that was important. And I wanted to make the most out of what we had.’
Chloe Maxx is a new Author to us and we really enjoyed her story and writing. As far as student/teacher stories go; Lessons of the Past had just the right amount of story, nookie and likeable characters whilst staying true to the fundamentals of the taboo. We love this theme, call us naughty if you will! Whilst we did struggle a bit in the beginning to feel the connection and depth of character it didn’t take too long before we became completely engrossed in the story and despite a couple of clichéd drama, we ended up loving it. The latter part was just fabulous!
‘I had an affair with a married man…who also happened to be my professor. I couldn’t stop it, couldn’t control it. The only problem was that, I, of course, wanted more, and he couldn’t give it to me.’
With a few twists and turns switching from past to present we learn of how it all began and why it ended as it did – all the while falling in love with luscious Javier on the way and having moments of that freezer time we know and love as a consequence of a filthy mouth and steamy passion. An illicit affair with consequences.
‘Being with him had always felt right. Always comforted me. Always. Until the night he crushed all the security to shit.’
Alex our heroine is at college when her new professor completely turns her head, however she’s not alone in this and soon an affair ensues and lives are changed and a journey strewn with obstacles journey ensues.
‘The tears trailed down my cheeks, wetting the pillow below me-a mixture of sadness, regret, and happiness. Happiness that we were allowed this one last chance with each other.’
Lessons of the Past is primarily about that initial intense lust which grows into a strong and complicated love. About sacrifice, heartbreak and loyalty. It’s about finding your inner strength, listening to your heart and fighting for what you want. Both Alex and Javier had us wanting it all to work out amidst the sadness, the romance and the sweet. We definitely recommend this story to lovers of student/teacher romances.