Title: Learning Curve
Author: Andi Jaxon
Genre: MM Student/Teacher Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2019
Loyal, reliable… predictable even, I’ve always done what’s expected of me. Stay out of trouble, get my teaching degree and build a respectable career as a college professor. The job comes with a long list of rules and at the top of that list is no fraternizing with students. Following the rules seemed easy enough, until a dark, tortured boy sat outside my office waiting for me. His voice told me it was his grade he was worried about, but the deep onyx pools of his eyes told me more as they shook the solid ground I’d always stood on.
Am I willing to risk my career, my carefully built reputation, to help one so filled with pain I can taste it?
Rejected, abused, and abandoned my entire life, all I’ve ever wanted was to be accepted, loved even. I thought going to college on a scholarship would be my ticket out of hell, but nothing good ever comes without a price. As graduation nears I find myself drawn to the mysterious professor like a moth to a flame. Just one meeting with the man that has been staring in my dreams has my soul screaming for him to hold me, comfort me. A relationship isn’t just frowned upon, it’s forbidden, but the heart doesn’t always know the difference.
Can I trust my mangled heart in his perfect life when my past repeats itself or will he destroy what is left of me?
*Author’s note: This is an MM teacher-student romance with themes including abuse and kidnapping. This story ends with a HEA.*
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Poor Ben! This was definitely not a very lighthearted story, but it did have some sweet and sexy moments that I appreciated. We get the teacher/student trope that is always a bit more interesting because of the forbidden aspect of it. Even though I liked it, the power dynamic and difference was tough to swallow sometimes because of how insecure Ben was and how Alister’s ego was through the roof.
I felt bad for Ben because of his life growing up and while his insecurities were understandable in some cases, I wanted to shake him a few times when he would verbally lash out and talk so bad about himself. While Alister had a big head in some instances, he treated Ben well and I was happy that Ben finally had someone to really love him unconditionally. I was happy with how the story ended and how Ben and Alister got their HEA.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***
From Dyslexic kid with a love of Algebra to a published author, no one is more surprised to find me here, than I am. I love to write about tortured pasts and hot sex, a happily ever after that has to be worked for. My stories tend to be a little dark but with some comic relief, typically in the form of sarcasm.