Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Adult Review: Teaching Willow (Session 1) by Paige James
by Paige James
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
My name is Willow Masters. I’m a senior in college, I’m smart and I keep to myself. I haven’t had an “incident” in years. What all of these facts have in common is that none of them made any difference when it came to Ebon Daniels.
He started out as my sister’s date. I was instantly infatuated, but had no plans to do anything about it. I even managed to keep my feelings hidden when he took over my Modernist Literature class for the semester. The problems didn’t start until my sister took pages from my book—literal pages from a book I was writing—and gave them to the one person never intended to see them. That’s when the lies started. That’s also when I saw an opportunity to make my only dream become a reality.
So I took it.
And nothing will ever be the same again.
How could one lie spark a wildfire that burned down everything in its path? How could it get me all I ever wanted and then cost me everything that ever mattered?
It doesn’t seem possible, but it is. It’s possible, it’s true and it’s tragic. In my book, there is a happy ending, but I don’t know if my life will have the same outcome.
My name is Willow Masters and this is the story of how falling in love with my teacher nearly destroyed both of our lives.
And how it still might.
My Thoughts: I find the whole student/teacher relationship intriguing, which was one of the reasons I wanted to read this book, even though especially in college, I personally don't see why it is such a big deal, especially when the people involved are close to the same age. Nonetheless, the potential for abuse is there, and then there is the fact that the forbidden always makes for a good story. Teaching Willow is the beginning of what has the potential to be a really good story.... a very sexy, steamy, adult-only story, one which packs on the heat. That said, yes there is a whole lot of sex in the book, so if you like that kind of think you will enjoy it, but if you don't, then this probably isn't for you.
I am still not quite sure how I feel about serial novels in general yet, because I've not read many, so the jury remains out on that for me, though I am sure there are a lot of people who love them. While I did like the story overall, and you couldn't ask for hotter sexy scenes, I did not care too much for the deception part at all, on Willow or Ebon's part. I really can't elaborate more than that without spoiling it. I will say though, that this is probably what some people are going to like most about the story. That said, yes this is a good beginning to a story that is excellently written, but I am going to have to read the next section or two to determine how I really feel about it. If you enjoy erotic romance, then this is something you might want to check out