Published by NAL on December 1st 2015
Narrator: Guy Locke, Carrie Brach
Length: 11 Hours and 2 Min
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Fall Away series who never fails to deliver a “powerfully written contemporary love story…”*
Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing…
Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and wealth, not a teenage boy. Or a young teacher, for that matter, though he tries to. And yet…there is something about him that draws Easton in—a hint of vulnerability, a flash of attraction, a spark that might burn.
Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton’s resolve—and reveal what should stay hidden…
(*STANDALONE, NO CLIFFHANGER*)
This was the first time that I had a chance to try out this author and I was highly impressed. I loved it. It was such a enjoyable story and I loved what happens in this story. I was pretty glad that I was able to get this in narration format. The set up of the story was quite unique, and the first time I saw a teacher and parent of a student in a romance…so that is always a plus. The narration was interesting to listen to. I will be honest, I am still not sure what I think of the narrators. There were two since there was alternating POV’s. But I wasn’t able to really enjoy them fully like I wanted. Probably because I felt like they just didn’t quite fit. However I loved what Douglas does with the plot here. We have when they first meet at a social function where Easton is out to socialize for her brothers sake. She is still in school so she can be a teacher. But then she meets a mysterious stranger and right when she leaves she learns who he really is Tyler Merrick—successful business and trying out to be a senator for elections soon. And he makes a promise that when they meet up next he won’t be letting her go. Skip ahead six months, Easton is a teacher and Tyler has a fourteen year old son. She has unconventional teaching methods and he doesn’t like them. Sparks fly, tensions rise and passion explodes. These two make for a wild and explosive combination. Tyler is alpha male all the way and Easton is fiery. I did like the “forbidden romance” feel to the story. We also see the buidling of a relationship between Tyler and his son Christian. This was such a unqiue story and I savoured every minute I had in this story….highly recommend. Its sensual….emotionally driven with stunning characters and a story that won’t let the reader go until the end!!