Standalone : Hot teacher/student book
Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny
‘I’ve never needed anything. Ever. I’ve never felt this deep, sinking desire inside me. I’ve never felt exposed and wide open and fucking freaked out. Nothing is so consequential as to be needed. Nothing is so important as to be loved.’
Fancy a hot, passionate and sexy student/teacher romance? Well, Professed will satisfy you in every way possible and then some. It’s an easy addictive well written erotic read that hits all those spots when you’re in the mood for something a little spicy. A chance meeting at a masked secret society party – attendance by invite only – leads to all kinds of surprises when Yale student Naomi falls into the sights of an enigmatic masked man.
‘They say a woman who does what I just did is a whore, a slut, a sinner. Let them say it. I don’t believe that at all. Never have, never will. Screw the world that sees only whores and virgins, bad girls and good. I’m all of it. And proud.’
Neither knows who the other is until all hell breaks loose over an intense physical attraction. This is pretty much an insta love story but to be honest it didn’t bother us as in some ways it was meant to be as such. For all intents and purposes the forbidden became the awakening. It did take us a little while to get into this story but once hooked, well, we pretty much inhaled it.
“I need you to understand something. She’s the thing I’ve always been looking for. She’s the thing I dreamed about and never understood. I never knew what love was until I found her.”
Over the top, yeah sure, but it’s never pervy, rather it really was quite sweet at times and Ben was quite the reluctant romantic whose view on love changed epically as his views on philosophy and entire way of life thus far was challenged by Naomi. The erotica element added to a story that begins with extreme physical lust ultimately leading to an all-encompassing love.
‘I think this is love. It must be love. It feels like getting mugged. It’s fear. It’s helplessness. It’s all of me right in her hands.’
Ben and Naomi’s love had not only the forbidden in ‘profession’ but also had quite the age difference, yet as readers we never really felt that to be an issue as we completely connected to them and their love story. Oh and the sexual chemistry was off the charts with one encounter in the woods resulting in freezer time for two. Temptation is strong in this one and who knew what fun you could have with a sharpie…wink wink…..
‘I want to devour her. I want to ruin her. I want to fucking vandalize her.’
Professed has fabulous thrills, spills and excitement, of that there’s no question. Yet it also has a beauty to it that’s threaded through the story. The individual back story of Naomi and where she’s come from was lovely and the inner musings of Ben quite funny and entertaining. This book is our first by Nicola Rendell but we’re sure to move onto Confessed now which is about Naomi’s best friend, Lucy who herself was fabulous.
‘Old souls are a real thing.’
Also check out CONFESSED
Lucy Burchett is the heiress to a notoriously disastrous family, and she’s left home for good. But when she runs a big, black pickup off the road, totaling it, she finds herself stuck in the middle of nowhere with the driver. He’s got a body to die for and a hair-trigger temper. Vince Russo looks like a felon, but he’s also pretty funny. He’s on the lam from the cops… and a psychopathic, Russian mob boss who wants to put his balls on a barbeque. Literally.
After a night of ill-advised cocktails and bathroom-wrecking sex, Vince just can’t get Lucy off his mind. But he’s got plans to rob her. And Lucy’s life is about to get a little bit criminal too.
But can a bad boy and a good girl really escape from their troubles together? Can they trust each other at all?
In the steady march of disasters that follow them west, they fight and they laugh. They tease and they’re tender. They’re either oil and water, or chocolate and peanut butter.
Except, they can’t run from the real world forever. And there’s a hell of a surprise in store for both of them…
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