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Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible – a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.
I’ve been meaning to start this series for a long while now, and I thought “heck, it’s time!“. So I picked this one up, and read it in just a few hours.
The blurb promises funny, and yep, this book was fun. I liked the writing well enough, the book is told through Bliss’ POV, in the first person, which I liked. I did miss Garrick’s POV on this one though.
Because Bliss was sort of easy to understand and like, she was always over thinking, and living in her head. But Garrick was a bit of a mystery to me. I liked them, but I felt like there wasn’t that much growth, apart from Bliss figuring out what she wanted out of her life.
As the blurb says, this book is about the forbidden relationship between a girl and her theatre professor. So, if you don’t like these kinds of romance, keep clear of this one. This was my second book with this trope this month, and I have to say that I thought the student-teacher relationship was not that well handled here. My problem here was that Garrick never really tried to reign in his feelings for Bliss. Yeah, they meet outside of school, they agree to not let it mess them up, but the truth still is that he kisses her at his workplace place, several times. I don’t know, it didn’t feel all that great to me.
Overall, it was a fun book, with a good enough romance, but I felt like it lacked a bit of depth and development, and some issues could have been handled better. Still, this is probably a good book to get you introduced to the New Adult genre, given that it is extremely low heat.