Absolute Beginners (Absolute, Book 1), by S.J. Hooks

18 Jul

23947529Format: Kindle edition, 232 pages

Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital

Published: March 18, 2015

ISBN: 9781633700406

Genre: Contemporary romance, erotica

Back cover blurb: Professor Stephen Worthington’s life makes perfect sense.

He teaches classes on Tuesdays and Fridays. He has dinners with his parents on the weekend. He goes to the gym with his comically crass stepbrother, Matt, a few days each week. And every night, he heads home at a reasonable hour, alone.

There’s only one thorn in Stephen’s perfectly organized side: Ms. Julia Wilde. Never has Stephen dealt with a more unruly student. She’s rude, provocative, infuriating—and she dresses in a way that is completely unbecoming for a lady. Stephen can’t wait for the semester to be over, and then he’ll never have to see her again.

That is, until Stephen finds himself out of the classroom and in Julia’s apartment. Suddenly, the student/teacher roles are reversed, and the professor receives a much-needed lesson between the sheets. Stephen thought his life made sense, but after his tryst with Julia, he finds himself changed in more ways than one. Maybe he’s coming down with something.

Or maybe, something a little out of the ordinary is exactly what this stuffy professor needs to really live.

*This novel contains mature content*

My review: I’ve been a huge fan of S.J. Hooks for a while now – her free online story about a homeless veteran is one of my fic favourites – and it’s hard to believe she is not a native English speaker. Her writing is clear and fast-paced, and I couldn’t put down this story about a shy, geeky professor and his student who drives him crazy. I loved both characters, and their friends and family, and could really relate to inexperienced Stephen’s POV. The story ends abruptly, but thankfully I have the second book and have started it straight away. A fun, quick read.

My rating: 5/5





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