Series: R.S. Grey
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Professor Barclay views me as a nuisance, a disruption of his otherwise obedient class and perfectly regimented life. His bad impression of me stems from a simple misunderstanding, and when that impression sours from bad to worse, he decides to make an example out of me in front of the entire class. Every other female student in that auditorium looks on, longing to trade places with me, wishing they were the object of his attention. It’s humiliating. I want nothing to do with him or the tension growing between us, but he feels inescapable.
Deep down, I know I have a crush on him. It’s a shameful feeling I refuse to give life to.
Not that it matters—nothing can come from it. Besides our mutual dislike for one another and the fact that he’s my professor, there’s an age gap that should be warning enough.
While we might cross the line once—the dark glance across a dimly lit bar…the metallic sound of the bathroom door locking behind us…his hand slowly sliding up my skirt—I know it’s a boundary I can’t break again.
Now, more than ever, he’s off-limits.
After four years apart, I’m a brand-new hire at his firm. I’ve convinced myself he won’t remember me. I’m safe here in the wolf’s den.
It’s funny, isn’t it? How easily we can delude ourselves if only we want something bad enough.
Nothing has changed.
That same friction roils between us. My gaze still flees from the chill of his glacier blue eyes. I try to stay out of his way, to keep my distance, but like always we feel inevitable. Fate seems to think I belong in the arms of my old professor, and raging against fate…well, that’s a battle we’re all bound to lose.
Me and this book didn’t get along. I was expecting a steamy and angsty romance, but it left me annoyed and glad that it was over.
One of the main issues I had was that I wasn’t sold on the relationship between Emelia and Barclay. For me, there wasn’t really much chemistry. I found Barclay to be underwhelming and rude and Emelia to be juvenile and lackluster. I know that sounds a bit harsh, but I really didn’t like these two.
One of my main issues was beside her looks, I didn’t understand his attraction to Emelia. Let alone that their relationship would last. She refused to acknowledge her feelings for him but kept trying to bait him on his feelings for her. To add to that, he was accomplished in life, whereas Emelia was closed off and didn’t seem to have much ambition.
To keep this short, this wasn’t for me. If you’re a fan of her work and student/teacher relationships, then you might enjoy this better than I did.