Now that I have read all of Penelope Douglas’s books, I can say that she is one of my favourite authors. All of her books are just so amazing and this one is now in my top ten. One thing about Penelope’s books is that she knows how to write good characters with deep backgrounds. They’ve all been through something traumatic or heartbreaking and that makes them more relatable to the reader. If you can either relate or sympathize with the characters, then it makes the reading experience more enjoyable – which Penelope Douglas does with every book. Every book has perfect dialog as well. The conversations flow nicely and their inner thoughts are in all the right places. I’m never bored reading her books.
Easton and Tyler are both strong independent people who know what they want out of life and will let nothing get in their way. Easton is a former tennis player who has dealt with her fair share of tragedy but is now a high school teacher, teaching History to ninth graders. Her first year of teaching and she wants to bring something different to the table so she presents learning and studying in a different format using phones, laptops and social media. All parents seem to be on board with it except Christian’s father, Tyler Marek. She met Tyler once before at a ball and they had perfect chemistry. Now they butt heads and get on each others nerves.
Tyler Marek is a very successful man who is running to be the Senator. He is determined, hard-working, stubborn and dominate. He likes to be in control of all things and he is – except when it comes to his son who is now living with him. He was never around while Christian was growing up and he wants to try to make amends. He does a piss poor job but he tries. The more time that Easton and Tyler spend trying to stay away from each other creates so much sexual tension that if you were to cut it with a knife, it would snap apart so fast and hard it would make you bleed.
This book is sexy, mesmerizing, tempting, and forbidden. It’s a standalone novel rated for Mature Audiences. The characters are 23 and 35 so it can be classified as New Adult as well as Adult Fiction. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a great love story with some added spice to it. And I also recommend all of Penelope Douglas books as she is a fantastic writer.