by Alex Lucian Release Date: November 23rd, 2015 Add to Goodreads Source: Purchased via Amazon Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance Synopsis:
His body climbing over mine. My teeth biting his neck. His scent on my skin. My nails carving a path down his back. His commands whispered in my ear. All of my senses filled with him. I knew it was bad. But I craved more. It had begun innocently enough, bumping into one another in a crowded Boston bar. What followed that night had been anything but innocent. Because I'd known, even as he'd slid inside of me, that he was my professor. I'd pursued him, a predator stalking its prey.
And he didn't know I was his student. But he would. ***
Author's note: This isn't a jail bait student/teacher novel with a butterflies-in-the-belly kind of romance. The characters portrayed in this novel are consenting adults with functioning brains. If curse words, sex, and hard ass college professors with secrets offend you, move right along. Tempting is Nathan and Adele's story. Tempting does not have a cliffhanger ending, but it's the first book in a duet. The Tempting series will have other novels featuring characters with concurrent story lines.***
The cover and synopsis of Tempting, by Alex Lucian, has been appearing on my social media for the last few days. I have heard great things about it. I always try to discover new authors to follow and I am so happy I gave this book a chance. I went into this book having no expectations at all. I just knew that this was a forbidden romance student/teacher story and that it was the authors first novel.
I knew I was going to like the book because some of my friends read it and loved it. What I never expected was for the writing style to be so captivating and the characters to be so unforgettable. The author did a fantastic job at making me feel like I was a part of Adele and Nathan's memorable journey. I have read many student/teacher romance books. They become fairly predictable and I sometimes lose interest in the story. With this book, it was different. Adele and Nathan's chemistry was so intoxicating and perfect that I always wanted to know more about them.
The story is pretty simple. Adele is obsessed with Nathan, which is her teacher. They have an unforgettable one-night stand, but he has no idea who Adele is. That is until something catches his attention in class. What follows is the beginning of an intense and all-consuming love story. The attraction between them is undeniable. Nathan knows that he's playing with fire, but he's ready to get burned because Adele makes him feel alive for the first time in a long time.
Adele was an awesome heroine to follow. She knew what she wanted and she stopped at nothing to get it. I have to admit that I thought she was a bit cray-cray at the beginning of the story. She wanted Prof. Easton with a wild intensity and that made me feel uncomfortable. I could not figure out why she was trying so hard to get his attention. I continued to read and the change I saw in Adele surprised me and made me happy. I understood why she was acting the way she did after all.
Prof. Easton will melt your heart ... and your panties too! OMG!! He's one fine dirty talker!!! It was difficult for him to accept that Adele was taking so much place in his heart. My heart broke for him when I learned what happened in his past. Adele was like a soothing balm on his broken heart.
This was a great reading journey and an amazing first time novel by Alex Lucian. Whatever comes next in this series, I want to read it!! I loved Adele's best friend, Leo, and I hope he gets his own book. He deserves to find ''The One''.
I give Tempting, by Alex Lucian, 4.5 captivating, passionate, surprising stars!