A Season of Eden
Author: J.M Warwick
Publication Date: October 20th, 2008
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Synopsis:He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible. I let the door silently close at my back. He stared at me, and a taut quiet stretched between us. "I like hearing you play," I said, moving toward him. He turned, in sync with my slow approach. He looked up at me but didn't say anything. I rested my clammy hand on the cold, slick body of the baby grand. "May I?" The muscles in his throat shifted, then he swallowed. "Eden." My knees weakened, like a soft tickling kiss had just been blown against the backs of them. "Is it okay?" I asked. His gaze held mine like two hands joined. He understood what I was really asking. "Let me stay," I said. "Please." "You're going to get me in trouble," he said.
My Thoughts: This was a quick, easy read about a pretty common theme. Teacher and student attraction. As much as I know this is not something that should happen in real life, I am always majorly drawn towards forbidden love stories or the "love that can never be". What can I say, I have a bit of hopeless romantic in me.
The main character, Eden, falls hopelessly in love with her new choir teacher James. He is actually only a few years older than her, so it's not that bad. Also, nothing super intimate happens between them. The attraction is there, and bold, and obvious. But the most we get to read about is some really rev'd up kisses and a little hand holding. The story is steamy, sexy, and fun, without crossing any boundaries or delving to deep into sexual desires.
As I said earlier, it is a pretty quick read. I read it in less than a day. Part of that was because I couldn't stop turning the pages to see what would happen next with their relationship and how they were going to deal with these overwhelming feelings they have for each other. James has just started teaching and is not really into the idea of losing his job. But at the same time, will he be able to stop himself? It was all so exciting for me, full of the intensity and love torn relationships that always get me going.
Some parts bugged me though. I was kind of turned off by the Eden. She was a rich, snobby, extremly self centered girl. She got everything she wanted, everyone loved her, and the worst part is that she knew it. She knew she could get what she wanted and that she had the ability to wrap people around her little finger. This frustrated me as I usually can't stand overly conceited people. Also, she was really dramatic sometimes. It seemed that her reactions were way off the map on some occasions and her actions slightly childish and immature.
I was definitely a little frustrated with the ending, it left us hanging. But it was was a good ending. Sometimes I like an ending that lets the readers decide what happened next. So all in all, it was a pretty good read. If you are into romance or the whole forbidden love business then I am positive you'll enjoy this! It's a quick fix and a good story.