Series: The Tempting Series (Bk #1)
Author: Alex Lucian
Release Date: AVAILABLE NOW!!
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.PURCHASE HERE:
So it's a little past midnight and I'm lying awake thinking of this book. No, not thinking, obsessing. I'm obsessing over what I just read. Honestly, I've said this a couple of times and I'll tell you, I had a full blown love affair with this novel. I'm in LOVE, LUST and EVERYTHING in between.
When it comes to these characters, this authors writing, and this story, I am so blown away. Lord, I want to marry this book. LMAO! Dramatic, I'm sure, but I am over the MOON in love. It's without a doubt going down as one of my absolute favorites. It's up there with Gabriel's Inferno which is one of the BEST Student/Teacher romances I've read. And the crazy thing is: I DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO BE THIS GREAT. AT. ALL!
I read the blurb, I saw the cover, and thought, "Oohhhh, sexy! This should be fun." I thought smut. I didn't think deep, soulful, emotional, angsty. God, I was way off. It was so much more than SMUT. It had SOUL. I'm still trying to catch my breath. In a way I'm shocked. Where did this author come from?! I've scoured Amazon, Goodreads etc, desperate for more, praying to the book Gods that I'd find more novels by this author, but sadly this all Alex Lucian has.
This does NOT read as a debut novel. It's simply too fantastic.
The writing is FLAWLESS. **shivers** It's so perfect. I want to read this author's work FOREVER. I read a lot. I "eat, breathe and sleep" reading. I'm passionate about my books. I'm even more passionate when a book surprises me. And this left me giddy. It's torturing me in the most delightfully delectable way. In a way that my mind is consumed. In the way that my heart is going crazy. I can't stop smiling. My chest feels full as though it wants to explode from all the feelings I have for these characters. I want to take my kindle, dance on my bed like a five year old who just discovered a secret stash of the worlds BEST milky chocolate.
I feel euphoric.
I love this book so much I want to read it again and again.
I love the heroine. Adele, she's feisty and tenacious and bold, but soft and tender where she needs to be. I, too, have daddy issues, so I really related to her pain and also the way she reacts to men. She felt realistic. So completely me. Yeah, that's it, she felt like ME. I related to her on a deep level. When she hurt, I hurt. When she smiled and swooned, I did the same. I wanted her to feel loved and wanted and needed and every time she was rejected I felt that sting as though I was being whipped. I felt the burn in my heart. I truly loved the Heroine as much as I did the Hero.
And Nathan... Nathan stole my air. His pain and guilt was a tangible emotion that carried through the pages palpably. A broken man whose moments of utter despair and anger, rage over his past, made me want to wrap him in my arms and love him entirely. Not only that, the man is a BEAST--In bed. In life. Everywhere. He about melted my panties off with his dirty mouth, his intensity so wholly consuming. He is an alpha male after my own heart.
I loved the progression between these characters from start to finish. From lust to love. It was REAL. It was AUTHENTIC. There were no eye rolling moments. No moments where I thought, "wow! that's far fetched." I can't say it enough, this is not some poorly written student/teacher book. This isn't some forbidden, tawdry romance written just to get you hot and bothered. This is MORE. It's EVERYTHING.
I'm rambling. I know this review is just a bunch of rambling. But I can't form any more thoughts than this because I'm still in the book and I need time to process. I will come back and add more to this review, but I wanted to post something and URGE you to buy AND READ Tempting. It's a must read. Don't buy it and leave it on your Kindle. READ THE BOOK. Read it and really absorb the greatness.
I am totally impressed with this author. I will be reading every book that is released. I can't express my love for the words that were laid on the pages. Marvelous.
BRAVO. That's all I can say. BRAVO. What a great novel. So BRILLIANT. So fantastic. So intense. Completely phenomenal. I've said it a million times and I'll say it once more. I LOVED IT. 5 stars is simply not enough.
Alex Lucian is an author living on the eastern coast of the United States who appreciates being anonymous, for personal and professional reasons. Tempting is Alex's first novel.