HOLY COW THAT WAS GOOD. This was so much better than I could’ve hoped for. I really, really loved it. When I read something by a new author, I never know what to anticipate so I kept my expectations low and went in blind. This did NOT disappoint. It’s not your typical hot jock/shy nerd sex tutor romance. While it’s unashamed of its level of heat, it also has a slow emotional burn that focuses on so much more than just the physical between these two. The level of depth the author managed to put into this relationship blew me away, and I was rooting for Austin and Elizabeth to find happiness together.
The story follows Elizabeth, a smart, introverted college student from a wealthy family. Her confidence has been blown to pieces from years of being told she’s not normal, so she finds relationships difficult and physical intimacy impossible. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she researches which guy on campus would be the best option to help tutor her on all things sex-related. Knowing that he’s strapped for cash, doesn’t get emotionally attached to the girls he sleeps with, and selfless in bed, Elizabeth makes Austin an offer that will change both their lives.
The writing is really great, but it’s the emotion that drew me in. Though they present themselves to the world extremely differently, Austin and Elizabeth have a lot of the same underlying insecurities. They connect on a level neither one expected, and nothing about their relationship feels like a transaction. It’s nuanced and complicated – so well done by the author. If you like New Adult romance – or any romance really – READ THIS BOOK. This one’s going to stay in my mind for a long time to come.
A painfully awkward love story.
Incomprehensibly awkward Elizabeth Wilde is desperate for love. Connection. Intimacy. After a lifetime of romantic failures, the twenty-one-year-old gamer realizes she needs help. Professional help. She needs…
A sex tutor.
The devastatingly hot jock Austin Jacobs is just the man for the job. As the reigning campus sex god, he has the playboy act down pat. But underneath those six-pack abs beats a broken heart. He doesn’t trust people and he sure as hell doesn’t believe in love.
The odd couple strike a deal. Four weeks of ‘tutoring’ for five thousand dollars.
When Austin coaxes Elizabeth out from behind her computer screen, the attraction they feel is undeniable. They’re both a little broken, but somehow their jagged edges fit. And when their world comes tumbling down on top of them, they each have to decide if this weird thing called love is worth fighting for.