I shouldn't have liked this book, after all Remi is a student and Pierce is one of her teachers, but the writing is so amazing that the book never felt sleazy or wrong. Remi felt like a much older character and, since she had pretty much been left to fend for herself for a few years, it was believable that she wouldn't be a typical teenager. As a teacher of students this age normally this type of story makes me cringe, not once did I get that feeling with this book. There was no feeling of an adult taking advantage of a teenager, and tough as Remi is, she does also have a vulnerable side.
The characters in this book were all really well written, likeable at times, capable of making stupid/reckless choices at others, and deep down they all cared for Remi. Whilst a very few parts of the book were a little predictable, the majority of it certainly was not, nor was it a typical teacher/student taboo romance.
There is a lot more to this story than just Remi and Pierce, and I loved the relationship parallels that were shown using Christian's story. The book is written from both the hero and heroine's view point, allowing you to know how they are feeling and understand their decisions (even if you don't approve!). Whilst the book has it's steamy moments, it had a lot more to it and was very much a book about different types of relationships. I liked that it wasn't to filled with sex scenes as this would have made it seem sleazy and tawdry.
This is very much a 'read it in one go' type of book that you won't want to put down. The pace, the constant 'what's going to happen next', the hot/cold of Pierce, the lies and omissions all lead to one very captivating, engaging and enjoyable book.
New Adult Romance
April 30, 2017
Remington Stringer has never been like most girls. She’s outspoken, brazen and wants nothing more than to escape the Nevadan hell hole that she calls home.
On the brink of eighteen, with a deceased mother and a well-meaning, yet absent father, she is forced to fend for herself. The only person she’s ever had to depend on is her borderline obsessive stepbrother, Ryan. But, what used to be her anchor is quickly becoming a loose cannon.
When Remi gets the opportunity to attend the best private school in the state during her senior year of high school, she jumps at the chance. Then she meets Mr. James. Ornery, aloof, and totally irresistible.
Most girls would swoon in secrecy.
Most girls would doodle his name with hearts in their notebook.
But Remi Stringer has never been like most girls.