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Teach Me Sweetly by Abby Gale Review


When I accepted the teaching position in a town the size of my thumb, 
all I cared about was making some money until I was ready to pursue my dream. 

My time here was supposed to have an expiration date. 
My plan was simple.

Until her.
The girl with a cupcake and fascinating sadness.
Her beauty got my attention first, then her loneliness and melancholy captivated me. 
Her words and pain fed my interest, but it was her heart that sealed my fate. 

I came to this town with no expectations. 
But I didn’t know my dream and muse was waiting for me in a school uniform. 

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Abby Gale is an international author. She is an avid reader, former blogger, and a pharmacist. She writes whatever storyline sucks her in, but mostly her books will be erotica with some darkness in it.

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Oh Lord, guys. I gotta tell ya, this one got me. It hooked me into its depths, but it wasn’t from the first pages. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Maybe that’s why it took me a little longer to get into the book than some others. It’s taboo, but that initial “OMG HE’S IN A POSITION OF POWER IDK HOW I FEEL ABOUT THAT” is completely and utterly destroyed when you realize just how much sway Eva has over Elijah.

Eva: rich girl, with a tragic past. Adrift in the midst of high school and coming of age alone in the world, she’s looking for something she hasn’t had at home or school for as long as she can remember. She’s heartbroken, looking for someone to show her she’s not broken.

Elijah: struggling writer (I think there’s a majority of us out there that can relate) who falls back on a job he doesn’t want. He comes in to sub in a high school classroom as an English teacher. He doesn’t want the job, but he’s got bills to pay. Bills that won’t get paid at a diner in Seattle.

Eva and Elijah don’t meet at school, but they do see each other again there. They met once, though nothing transpired of it. Eva’s already got a bad reputation around town, one she hasn’t earned, but one she wraps around her like a second skin in the hopes her parents will notice her. Elijah wants to peel back her layers, but uh… he’s her new teacher.

Throughout the novel, despite their initial attraction, there’s a push and pull between the two. Elijah, because he can’t mess this job up. Eva, because she thinks she’s not worth it, that Elijah is like the rest of the people in her life. But the two are inevitably drawn together. With tender, gentle moments that will make you swoon, mixed with rough, dirty, naughty “adult time” that proves that love can be raw and sweet at the same time.

Teach Me Sweetly was raw and emotional. Eva had bits and pieces of the hormonal teenager outlook, but it felt real. It wasn’t over the top or dramatic. She had reasons for every thing she did and felt. Elijah struggles with his attraction, like any grown male in his position would do, but he genuinely loves Eva and wants to help chase the shadows from her eye. He protects her in an alpha way, but shows her the tenderness and affection she’s missing.

I gave this four stars because there were a lot of tense changes that made it hard to follow. That might change with editing if there’s still some left to do, and I fully understand this is an ARC, but still, it threw me off. (I’m also not an English major or editor. So it’s possibly just me.) I’d love a second in this series, showing them struggle through the next part of their lives together.

Ultimately, this book was gripping. I loved every second I devoured this. Once you’re in it, you’re in it. And there’s no getting out.

My review of OH HOLY SH*T by Lucia Franco

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Adrianna Rossi is no stranger to the rigorous demands required of her body. Years of pain and determination make her one of the best. Olympic glory is the ultimate goal, and she’ll do anything to achieve it. Even if that means leaving home to attend World Cup Academy of Gymnastics, a training center that serves one purpose—producing champions.

Perfection, precision, and dedication are required of his athletes. When two time Olympian Konstantin Kournakova is persuaded into training the young hopeful, he immediately regrets it. She doesn’t come close to his high standards. As the relentless pursuit of her dream keeps her striving, a passion is ignited within him.

Kova’s power and domination, coupled with Adrianna’s fierce tenacity, reveal there is more for her body to learn. Every interaction can be misconstrued, but there’s no mistaking the darkening of his gaze, the lingering of his touch, or the illicit image of his bare skin pressed against hers. Integrity is on the line. One toe off the beam and their forbidden desires could ruin everything they’ve worked for, throwing it all off balance.

WARNING: This novel contains explicit content.

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A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.

When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.

Find out more about Lucia at authorluciafranco.com. Make sure to join her newsletter to receive exclusive updates and more!

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Relax for Me, Malysh

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This is another review where I say sorry not sorry in advance for the shouty caps but they are necessary.

I. AM. SHOOK. If you had asked me a year ago, or hell a few months ago, to read a romance with a 15/16 year old girl and a 32 year old man, I would have laughed… and laughed and laughed. I can’t remember at this moment where I heard of Lucia Franco, but I joined her reader’s group and heard alllllll about Kova and Adrianna. I figured I’d read Lucia’s other books first, then get to Balance. I LIED TO MYSELF. After hearing so much of #TeamKova or #TeamHayden, and seeing Lucia torture her readers (which she’s very good at by the way), I decided to jump in and start reading.

FIRST OF ALL, Lucia, how dare you create such a masterpiece. I’m all for taboo relationships but I was not supposed to love this as much as I did. Second, ohholyshitwasthisbookamazing. And no, I didn’t forget to put a space. That was all said in one breath. Because it was 610 (read that again SIX HUNDRED AND TEN) pages of absolute debauchery. I feel like the best way to express my feelings on this book, is through a bunch of gifs, because I don’t think I can accurately depict my feelings through words alone. I am literally shaking.

I’m not gonna lie, Kova made me need breaks. He’s so intense, that sometimes I just had to put the book down and take a deep breath, which is why it took me so long to finish it. It’s a long book, but I’ve read books about the same length all in one sitting before. But the push and pull between Kova and Ria makes you almost forget their age difference for a second. I’m pretty sure Kova could have held out longer since he admits, frequently, what they’re doing is wrong. There’s a part of me that was screaming at Kova to stop, and then really STOP, but there was also a small (*cough cough HUGE) part that was chanting Kova’s name in my head urging him on.

And oh God, Hayden is so sweet I just want to eat him up!! The part of me that’s yelling at Kova to stop messing around, LITERALLY, was rooting for more Hayden time- and I HATE love triangles with the fury of a thousand suns (I’m a tad bit dramatic), but this is one love triangle that I desperately need more of. I swear, I remember being fifteen, but I do not remember being half as mature as Ria sometimes. Which is good, cause ya know, KOVA.

I’m not going to tell you that you’ll love this book. It’s not going to be for everyone, and I know that. It’s so freaking taboo it’s not even funny. Heck, I didn’t think I would like this book. I thought it was going to go into my DNF list. All I’m asking you to do is to give this book a chance. You will find yourself loving and hating Kova, rooting for these two as much as you want them to break up cause you don’t want Kova in jail. This book pushes all your boundaries, all your expectations, makes you question your own damn morals for enjoying this book so much.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to sit in front of the fan to cool down, because I didn’t mention it before, but Lucia doesn’t skip over the sex scenes. Why would she do that? Nope she’s explicit. So yeah, I’m going to go sit in front of a fan spritzing water on myself, because of COURSE it’s 80 degrees outside when I finally finish reading this book.

Lucia, like Kova, I don’t know if I love you or if I hate you.

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5star