Monday, September 4, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Teacher's Bet by Ruby Steele

3.25 Stars

Olivia Morrow, 21, is a mathematic student looking to rid her V-card in Vegas. Aiden Hawthorne, 30, is the hot guy she meets at the high rollers table. What gets started in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas though when Olivia and Aiden return home and discover that he is her professor for the next semester. 

I found both Aiden and Olivia cute in the Vegas part. Their interactions at the gaming table were well written banter and flirting. I liked the way they related to each other and wanted to get to know each other more.  It was certainly a good start to their romantic development.

Something seemed to switch though in the later scenes after they run into each other again. The couple diminished from developing characters to clichés. Olivia became eye roll worthy as the virgin begging for more and orgasming left and right, while Aiden’s sex talk included all the typical “you’re so tight” lines.  

While there isn't necessarily a shortage of steamy scenes, the relationship development stalled out, favoring “tell” rather than show when it came to them actually getting to know each other more. The fast pace in the later half was not an asset. Told via their dual first person POV, this is a relatively low-angst student-teacher romance.


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