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.
When I saw that Jillian Quinn was releasing her next book I was really excited, I enjoyed her debut Corrupt Me and her sports romance Parker, so I was absolutely looking forward getting my hand’s on Mark’s story. Especially when I heard it involved a student/teacher romance because I’m usually a bit of a sucker for those.
The way she emphasizes the words student and professor makes me realize she’s probably freaking out that I will expose what happened between us. Not a chance.
Now I will start by saying that I did really like this book, it is a bit more steamy than her previous releases, which I definitely had no complaints over, but if I’m honest it didn’t really live up to what I was expecting.
It’s kind of hard to describe but it felt a bit rushed, there were points where it felt like it was only the surface of the story and we didn’t get to delve deeper and get in the characters heads as much as I would’ve liked. Don’t get me wrong the writing style wasn’t compromised at all and all the right elements were there for the student/teacher aspect but I think if there had been a little more emphasis on them more build up to crucial moments it would have created that tension that for me it missed out on.
There were a lot of other influences causing tension between the relationship and that was great because there always needs to be a little more that just the relationship to keep the story exciting. However, I wonder if maybe that’s why the relationship didn’t have that really forbidden feeling and that proper tug of right and wrong that I was hoping for.
She knows the risks as much as I do, but all of her barriers have slowly been coming down since we have gotten more serious.”
I did like getting to know Mark though, I felt like there was something more to him from his introduction in Corrupt Me, so it was great to see that other side to him and know a little about what made him tick. He’s most assuredly book boyfriend material, with the right amount of swagger and vulnerability, and a filthy mouth that will make you hot under the collar.
I also liked that we got to see some of the characters from both of the previous books too, it’s great how they tie in together and it was good to get caught up with them. It also leaves you wondering whose story we get to see next and what we will get to see from our favourites in that story.
Even though Teach didn’t quite pack the punch I was expecting it was a very entertaining read, I devoured it in a day because I couldn’t stop reading and I would recommend it to everyone. I’m still very much looking forward to the next book and I can’t wait to see which gorgeous guy we get to sink our teeth into next.
Thanks to Jillian Quinn for the review copy of this book.