Young and naïve—those are his exact words.
Professor Barclay views me as a nuisance, a disruption of his otherwise obedient class and perfectly regimented life. His bad impression of me stems from a simple misunderstanding, and when that impression sours from bad to worse, he decides to make an example out of me in front of the entire class. Every other female student in that auditorium looks on, longing to trade places with me, wishing they were the object of his attention. It’s humiliating. I want nothing to do with him or the tension growing between us, but he feels inescapable.
Deep down, I know I have a crush on him. It’s a shameful feeling I refuse to give life to.
Not that it matters—nothing can come from it. Besides our mutual dislike for one another and the fact that he’s my professor, there’s an age gap that should be warning enough.
While we might cross the line once—the dark glance across a dimly lit bar…the metallic sound of the bathroom door locking behind us…his hand slowly sliding up my skirt—I know it’s a boundary I can’t break again.
Now, more than ever, he’s off-limits.
After four years apart, I’m a brand-new hire at his firm. I’ve convinced myself he won’t remember me. I’m safe here in the wolf’s den.
It’s funny, isn’t it? How easily we can delude ourselves if only we want something bad enough.
Nothing has changed.
That same friction roils between us. My gaze still flees from the chill of his glacier blue eyes. I try to stay out of his way, to keep my distance, but like always we feel inevitable. Fate seems to think I belong in the arms of my old professor, and raging against fate…well, that’s a battle we’re all bound to lose
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I’ve read several of R.S Grey’s books and I love her light hearted yet deep stories.
This book was something else
It wasn’t as light hearted as I’m used to but it wasn’t heavy as well. I guess it was in between.
Jonathan Barclay AKA the professor was a mystery to me almost until the end!
I absolutely love his strength! He managed to keep himself far away (sort of) from something he truly wanted!
I did have love-hate feelings towards him at some point.
I was NEVER this conflicted about a character throughout the book like I was with Jonathan and also with Emelia
At the beginning I liked Emelia. I was heart broken about her background story and I thought she’s really brave. I also liked that hel pull toward Jonathan didn’t defined her.
At some point, though, it did. I felt less like I’m liking her and more like I’m TRYING to understand her
However, I really couldn’t stop reading this book.
I wanted to know what’s going to happen.
What will be with them and when will they get to that important moment everything won’t matter and they’ll be together!
Emilia’s brothers were a nice touch to her story.
They were important at one point and then too comfortable at another.
This book was intriguing! It was REALLY steamy and even with the 4 year jump, I felt it flowing.
But I still feel conflicted with both characters! I loved them but I also still want to yell ay them.
I guess that’s what makes this story unique.