Review: Professor by Jenika Snow

professorTitle: Professor

Author: Jenika Snow

Year of publication: New release! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Student Grace Hart

The hero: Professor Lucian Goode

The blurb: The things I knew about her, the way I watched. It was all to protect her, all to know her.

She liked her tea with milk and sugar, extra sweet just like I knew her lips would be if I were to kiss her.

I was desperate for her.

She chewed on her pencil when she was concentrating, her little tongue coming out and moving along her bottom lip.

I was hungry for her.

She played with the ends of her hair when she was nervous, her fingers delicate, long, like she played piano, her nails painted pink. The things I thought about her doing with those tiny hands. And she bit her bottom lip when she was worried, those straight white teeth sinking into the red flesh, like an apple being broken into, the crack of it consuming.

I didn’t deny I wanted her. I didn’t even try and hide it. Innocent. That’s what she was. I stalked her, knew her every like and dislike … obsessed over her. I wanted her like I’d never wanted anything in my life. And I told myself that watching her, following her, was to keep her safe. To keep her mine.

I was her professor. She was my student. It was wrong to need her the way I did. But she consumed me, like I was gasping to breathe and she was oxygen. I was a selfish bastard, and when it came to Grace, I wanted her all to myself.

Standalone or series: Standalone.

The review: This is a steamy novella perfect for those who want something sexy to read but don’t have time to get into a full length novel. Professor Lucian Goode is obsessed with one of his students, Grace Hart. He’s wanted to make her his from the moment he first laid eyes on her. He knows he’s much older than her and he’s risking his teaching career, but he can no longer stay away from her.

Grace is in love with her professor, but she knows it’s not mutual. She knows they can’t cross any lines, because he would lose his job and people would talk. So she agrees to go to a club with her best friend, only to find herself a little drunk and alone with a guy who can’t take no for an answer.

When Professor Goode rescues her and takes her to his home, Grace starts to wonder if maybe she was wrong. And when Lucian makes it clear that Grace belongs to him, it’s game on. They don’t sleep together that first night, but Grace agrees to go on a date with him and all bets are off.

When their affair is eventually discovered, Lucian finds he doesn’t care that he’ll lose his job. His job is not his life – Grace is. As long as he has her, nothing else matters. If you like taboo pairings with a side of instalove and steamy love scenes, then this novella is for you.