Published by Tempest Books Release date : March 19th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Purchased | Format: eBook
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When twenty-five-year-old graduate assistant Caiden Brenner asked Blaire Leon how old she was, she said she was a senior. He chose to believe she meant in college. They connect over Lord Byron’s Don Juan and, as their conversations become increasingly thicker with sexual innuendo, Caiden finds himself obsessing over a totally off-limits undergrad who’s bold, beautiful, brilliant, and one of the most passionate poets he’s ever met.
But it turns out Blaire hasn't been totally honest. She's the seventeen-year-old valedictorian of her high school class, taking courses at Sierra State while awaiting her acceptance to Stanford.
Will Caiden get too deeply into Blaire to back away before he finds out the truth? Or will their connection be enough to seduce him into risking his entire future on Jail Bait?
Biggest fucking disappointment, OF THE YEAR.
After participating in the cover reveal and blitz of Getting Dirty – I knew I had to read it. I love
forbidden taboo romances. I love the anticipation of how the author will handle the situation on what appears to have a RIGHT and WRONG side to it.
Because, you can’t help who you love, right?
There were many, many elements to this story that I was not sold on. And it may come as a surprise to you that the aspect of their age difference was not one of them.
In any romance, the characters have to have chemistry. And in a way, you can say that these two did.. HOWEVER. I didn’t buy it. Yes, there was sexual chemistry – which alone is fine. But, with where the story went it wasn’t enough.
Another aspect that bothered me was that the time frame of the story was too long for me to have ANY connect at all to the characters individually and especially together. It’s hard to root for a romance when you are just indifferent to it and the characters.
Now, a few good things. I loved Blaire’s outlook on sex and relationships. She is very open about her sexuality, and holds nothing back during the poetry slams. The character(s) actually suffered repercussions of their actions. Not like I WANT them to suffer – but the element of a more realistic situation was brought out.
All in all – not a big fan. I doubt I will continue to the next book, but there is always a possibility.
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