Note: This ARC was provided by the author via IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review.
Originally released as part of the multi-author Hot for Teacher anthology, Schooled by a Senior has been released as a separate novella by author K. Webster. This is a teacher-student romance with an interesting twist to it. Now, a teacher-student relationship is taboo in and of itself, but with eighteen-year-old high school senior Author Banks and twenty-eight-year-old substitute teacher Maise Macmillan, there are a couple more taboo elements thrown into the mix. The first additional element is that Maise is married; the second one I won't get into since this is the interesting twist I mentioned earlier. Suffice it to say that it makes an already complicated situation even more so.
Aut Banks is an intelligent student, one who has set his sights high and has achieved it with a scholarship to a top university. When his new substitute teacher, Mrs. Macmillan, clearly proves herself to be ill-prepared during her first time with the class, Aut steps in. He becomes someone that Maise feels like she can rely on inside her classroom, but the attention they've been paying one another is bordering on the inappropriate. With her home life being less than rosy, Maise wants to experience things she's unable to with her domineering husband. As tempting as he is, however, can she really allow her student to be the one to teach her what she's been missing?
If I had to base my review on the story alone, I'd have given this novella between four and five stars. It's different enough to stand out and it's definitely steamy. I wasn't a fan, however, of the main characters, particularly Maise, who seriously needed to grow a backbone and learn to stand up for herself. She was controlled by her husband, and she allowed herself to be controlled by her student. I also don't understand how she was even deemed to be qualified to become a substitute teacher when she had no grasp of the subject she was teaching?! On the other hand, Aut was often rude and thought he was God's gift to women. So, I'm giving Schooled by a Senior three stars. ♥
Date Read: 17 January 2017
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