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 story 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.
What I Thought
Tempting is an excellent debut novel for Alex Lucian!! Forbidden teacher-student themed books always intrigue me, whether they will end good or bad, and you know they will be full of drama. I do enjoy reading them.
Adele is Nathan’s student. When bumping into each other in a club and being instantly attracted to each other, he doesn’t seem to recognise her, and she is no rush to point this out to him. They enjoy a really intense, sexually charged night together. Nathan doesn’t realise that one night stand was with a student until he spots her in class with his glasses around her neck. Awkward! Adele is not ashamed to pursue, she wants another go with Nathan but he doesn’t seem interested. Adele is used to being chased by the men in her life, not her having to do the chasing. Along with having her sights set on her professor, Adele is dealing with pressure from her family, to please a father who has never shown any interest in wanting her as a daughter. She is under pressure to change her major to something her father perseives to be a ‘proper’ major, and therefore he will aid her financially. Adele is very stubborn though, and would rather work her butt off and live in a crappy apartment rather then pacify her father.
Nathan is closed off from everyone around him and is living with the guilt of what happened with his wife. He is attracted to Adele but he knows its wrong to be with her as she’s his student. He is determined not to cross the line with Adele and keeps pushing her away, he feels like he is betraying his dead wife. Adele’s perseverance eventually wears him down, he can no longer fight his attraction to her and the chemistry between them and finally gives into temptation. Learning that they both have similar father isues softens him towards her even more. Plenty reminds him of his wife, brings on flashbacks, brings back that guilt and this leads him to push Adele away time and again. Nathan’s past and his guilt makes him feel that he does not deserve to be happy or have a chance at a life with someone else and he lets that get between himself and Adele. This last time pushing her away, he is more severe, quite harsh, but does Adele listen to his request to stay away this time? Can Nathan get past his feelings of guilt to try to lead a normal life and have a chance at a happy future?
A story of heartache, secrets and pain, the pain being both figuratively and literally, with scenes of a dominant and submissive nature.
Adele wants something and wont stop until she gets it, I enjoyed how she would torment Nathan in class, being all sexy and seductive. Their almost animalistic sex was seriously hot too. These characters just clicked together on so many levels, it was hard not to root for them.
At the beginning of the book, I was a little unsure of Adele’s character, I wasn’t sure I liked her, getting the impression that she would destroy everything in her path to get what she wanted, not caring what damage she caused. I soon learned this to be wrong, that she felt things alot deeper and hid them well, and my opinion of her did a complete turn around.
I felt total sympathy towards Nathan’s character, his back story was gut-wrenching and I just wanted to reach into the book and hug him, and because he came across as totally hot, kiss his face off 🙂
Alex wrote from the male and female perspective. The writing was deep and complex, it evoked feelings within me, that was down to the descriptive and gripping style of writing Alex uses.
In the beginning of the book I thought the pace to be coasting a little, but as soon as things in the story became more emotional, more indepth and I realised there was more going on behind the scenes, the story captivated me.
I cannot wait for book #2, Provocative to be released, to see where we are taken next with Nathan and Adele’s story.
About The Author
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. Follow Alex on…..
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