Publisher: Penn Publishing
Mark Montgomery cares about two things—getting laid and getting paid. He’s cocky, confident, sexy-as-sin, and counting down the last few months of college before he can begin his professional baseball career. But there are things Mark must do to survive until his big payday, questionable activities that could get him killed.
He doesn’t want to rope anyone into his mess, especially not Olivia Ford, the woman he takes home from the club, a sexy lawyer who turns out to be his Law and Ethics professor. Their new relationship changes everything. But Mark won’t take no for an answer. Olivia can fight him all she wants, but Mark is the one who will be teaching her a lesson. In her classroom. Bent over her office desk. On the hood of his car.
Mark is more than a dirty talker who’s good in bed and can throw a ball, but what he does on the side is the one thing that could tear them apart and expose their forbidden relationship to the world.
If you’ve been following me for more than the past couple of months then you’ve probably seen me raving about a Jillian Quinn book before. If not you can check out my reviews for Corrupt Me and Parker. While I was excited when Jill told she was releasing her third book, I was also a bit hesitant when she told me it was about a taboo romance between a professor and her student, but I’m confident enough in her writing ability by now that I wanted to read it anyway, and I really glad I did! For someone who’s prudish when it comes to books, I really enjoyed this one.
Mark is a cocky baseball player with a wicked sense of humor, he’s a perpetual ladies man and has never had a serious relationship. Olivia is about to start her first semester teaching law at Mark’s college, and though she knows she shouldn’t act on her feelings, she can’t help herself. This was one racy, sexy, spicy read that I devoured in a few hours!
I feel like Jill has really found her groove as a writer, she has a signature style nailed down and I’m pretty confident that I could spot one of her books without seeing her name on the cover. This is told from both Mark and Olivia’s point of view and I always love seeing both sides of the same story. Mark first appeared in Corrupt Me so it was cool to get a deeper look at who he is. Several characters from her other books also make a cameo, including Luca, Izzie, Parker, Coach, Hunter and Silvia. That’s always fun, especially when it actually adds something to the plot (it totally did here) instead of just throwing them in for the hell of it.
For a book packed full of steamy sex scenes it still managed to have quite a lot of depth to it, which always makes me happy. It’s a totally guilty pleasure read, it kind of reminded me of a Nigel May book, just a little bit shorter. This is the start of a new series called the City of Sinners and is based in Philly again. I can’t wait to see what Jill comes up with next and am so happy that she writes so fast, she’s impressive!
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.