The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.
He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.
When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight―telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.
You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend-smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.
He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.
Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.
Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy.
Oops. My mistake.
Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.
I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?
That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.
Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.
I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.
Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing―working under Professor West.
This was going to be interesting…
When Rachel Martin decided to tell off a total stranger because she thought he had screwed over her best friend she felt good about herself. But when she learned she had told off the wrong man, she figured she would never see him again.
How wrong she was!!!!!!
The next day at school when she walks into Professor West’s class she realizes that her mistake from last night is staring her in the face. Professor West is the beautiful stranger from last night and she is now his TA. What is the world is she going to do? Apologize and hope he forgives her.
As the book progresses, you start to see flashback from Professor West’s (Caine) life. At first these flashbacks make you feel that maybe this is the reason he is closed off to relationships but as they continue, you will see those flashbacks have a lot more meaning behind them.
Rachel and Caine had this undeniable attraction but they both knew it was wrong to do anything because he was a teacher and she was his TA. But people don’t always do that they should. Sometimes feelings and urges take over.
The more you read, the more into the story you get. But then you get hit with the plot twist and let me tell you what, it was very well thought out.
Will mistakes from the past tear Caine and Rachel apart before they can see where their relationship will go? Will they be strong enough to get through these mistakes or will it be the end of them?
“We all make mistakes. Life doesn’t come with instructions. Someone who loves you will forgive you for them. But when you hide them or lie about them, they’re no longer mistakes- they’re decisions.”
This isn’t your typical forbidden student/teacher romance. It is forbidden to a point where professors are not supposed to sleep with their TA’s but I feel that this book is different.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the back and forth between Rachel and Caine was great. Rachel was a strong will woman and even thought she didn’t take Caine’s crap, she knew her heart might get broken.
Once I read the plot twist, my heart ached for both Caine and Rachel. I don’t want to give to much away but let’s just say that you never know when someone from your past is going to show back up.
About the Author:
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
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