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This book started off with so much promise. The book description had me HOOKED from the jump…

Emma lives a very self-destructive life, barely making her way through college. Her world is turned upside down after meeting Mr. Honor, her new history teacher whose idea of discipline may be a little too much for Emma to handle. While trying to figure out their new relationship, they also have to deal with the very real possibility that someone has discovered their secret and is trying to hurt them. But Mr. Honor is keeping a few secrets of his own from Emma.

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Ok, first and foremost, I HATE that the teachers name is Mr. Honor. I think the author could have been a BIT more creative with that…

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I liked the idea of an alpha male character and a school setting (this is the premise of a book im writing on my own actually) BUT, Mummert does a complete SHIT job at capturing the essence of ‘college’. I’m fairly certain that this book was originally written with Emma being in high school and having an affair with her high school teacher. I’m not really sure why the publisher or the author decided to change that, perhaps they were worried about portraying a statutory rape situation, but for whatever the reasons, there is NO EXCUSE for just going through the book and changing the words ‘high school’ to ‘college’… Which it seems like this is exactly what they did…

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There are so many G L A R I N G L Y obvious situations where I wanted to reach through my Kindle and punch characters in the face because under the premise of this being a college relationship, the shit just made ZERO sense. Like none. NADA.oh-heeeell-to-the-no

Let me best illustrate the nonsense that was this book by providing you with some epicly STUPID things that are written…

  • BELLS… As in, bells ringing at the start and end of class…

Umm, who in the hell goes to COLLEGE and has bells alert them to the start or end of class periods… People in high school, that’s who!

nunt-uh

  • PERIODS…As in, different class periods…

You don’t call them periods in college, number one… and number two, you CERTAINLY don’t have a ‘lunch period’

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  • CLASS NAMES…As in, English class, History class and so on…

In college, your classes arent identified by the subject they fall under. The names are specific to the content taught in that class. For instance, History class would be something like Early American History in college. This particular part of the story irritated me the most…I dont know why, it just did…

duh

  • GETTING CAUGHT IN THE BATHROOM, SMOKING… As in, Mr Honor seeks out Emma in the bathroom where she is smoking with 2 other girls from her class

Number one, nobody gives a shit if you’re in class while you are in college. If they take attendance, all they do is mark you absent and the class moves on. No professor is wasting their time to come and find you in the bathroom and then turn around and reprimand you for smoking.

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  • SIGNING IN…As in, Emma needing to be SIGNED IN by her Aunt for being late to school one day

Are you fucking kidding me?! I can’t even… I literally have no words for how fucking STUPID this is…

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I absolutely DO NOT recommend this book… It really is a shame because like I said, it had SO MUCH promise. The fantasy of a professor/student scenario is a must have for a lot of people, myself included, and this book completely missed the mark…

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