Genres: Contemporary Romance
The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.
He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.
When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.
You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend--smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.
He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he'd done.
Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.
Only it turned out, the man I'd just told off wasn't the right guy.
Oops. My mistake.
Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.
I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?
That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.
Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.
I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.
Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.
This was going to be interesting…
*ARC provided by Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review*
An epic case of mistaken identity leads to one of my favorite teacher/student romances I’ve read in a long time. I’m actually fairly picky when it comes to this sub-genre and I just loved this wonderfully touching rom-com. Vi Keeland delivers, like always. And that cover. Super yummy. Teach me, Professor Caine.
Thinking that she is defending her friend’s honor, Rachel decides to give the hunky guy who cheated on her and gives him a piece of her mind only to find out, wrong guy.
“I said he was the good looking guy in the blue shirt, not the Greek god modeling one.” ~ Ava
Oops. Oh well, what were the chances that she would ever see him again, or end up working as his TA… D’oh. So yeah, after the epic tongue lashing she gives him, she has to apologize and try to move on from it and Caine is cool enough to let it go. Of course, he has to tease her about it too. The two quickly connect and are obviously attracted to one another, even though they both know that it would be a bad idea get involved as they are working together. The lovely thing is that their banter and repertoire with one another is so much fun to read and really drives the book as their romance is a wonderfully slow build up.
“So, which princess is it?”
I furrowed my brows. Then I realized he must’ve caught the quiz I was doing in the back of In Style magazine before class began—Which Disney Princess are you? I’d tossed it on top of my book bag on the floor once class began.
“Jasmine from Aladdin.” I smiled.
“They get it right?”
“I like to think so. Jasmine is logical and skeptical.”
“You know those things are a bunch of crap, right?”
“God, I hope so. Last month I took one in Men’s Health called How healthy are your testicles?, and it wasn’t looking very good for me.”
Caine’s lip twitched. “Wiseass.”
This book had a wonderful amount of feels and the side story and connection between the characters was so well done and took me by surprise. And oh, the heat when these two finally get together! Professor Caine is a delicious dirty talker and I loved it! Gah! Just pick this up. I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone because it is mostly definitely one you have to read and experience yourself.
“True love is selfless. She wants the best for him, even if that doesn’t include her anymore.”
The waitress brought our drinks and took our order. Caine had ordered a Greek beer, and I’d ordered my usual diet soda. I had to look away when his lips wrapped around the bottle. I was way too attracted to him to hide it very well.
“You sound like an expert on the subject. I take it you’ve been in love like that?” he asked.
“Not with a man.”
Caine’s brows jumped, and I realized what that must’ve sounded like—what he thought.
“I meant…I felt that way about my mother. Not that I’m a lesbian or anything. I like men. Not that I have anything against lesbians. I just prefer…you know…men when it comes to sex. Not that I have much of a sex life at the moment.” I was definitely babbling.
Caine chuckled. “You’re fucking adorable when you get embarrassed.”