Wednesday, March 26, 2014

**Blog Tour Review ~ Teaching Willow: Session One ~ Paige James**

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Paige James' Teaching Willow: Session One. This is the first in a serial novel. My stop includes all you need to know about this first installment of Teaching Willow, a couple of teasers, TWO giveaways, and my review.

To follow along the tour, click here for the schedule. This tour is hosted by Wordsmith Publicity.

Teaching Willow: Session One
Teaching Willow: Session One by Paige James
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance

My name is Willow Masters. I'm a senior in college, I'm smart and I keep to myself. I haven't had an "incident" in years. What all of these facts have in common is that none of them made any difference when it came to Ebon Daniels.

He started out as my sister's date. I was instantly infatuated, but had no plans to do anything about it. I even managed to keep my feelings hidden when he took over my Modernist Literature class for the semester. The problems didn't start until my sister took pages from my book - literal pages from a book I was writing - and gave them to the one person never intended to see them. That's the the lies started. That's also when I saw an opportunity to make my only dream become a reality.

So I took it.

And nothing will ever be the same again.

How could one like spark a wildfire that burned down everything in its path? How could it get me all I ever wanted and then cost me everything that ever mattered?

It doesn't seem possible, but it is. It's possibly, it's true and it's tragic. In my book, there is a happy ending, but I don't know if my life will have the same outcome.

My name is Willow Masters and this is the story of how falling in love with my teacher nearly destroyed both of our lives.

And how it still might.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, Ms. Masters.

There is so much I want to say about Teaching Willow but I can't say it without giving things away. So here goes:

Willow Masters has a problem. She's in love with her professor, Ebon Daniels, who also happens to be her sister's boyfriend. When Sage, Willow's sister, betrays her to Ebon, Willow tells one little lie. A lie that snowballs into quite the chain of events which involves lots of sex and duplicity.

Teaching Willow is told from both Willow's and Ebon's POVs. It added so much to the character development as well as the tension. Willow seems smart, but shy and unsure of herself. She has some sort of history, that once revealed, may help to explain her actions. But one thing's for sure, she's desperately in love with Ebon. So she's willing to take the opportunity given to her to spend time with him. In getting to know Willow, I could see where she was coming from. Ebon, however, is more self-aware, as we see in his internal dialog. Reading his internal debates was enlightening. Knowing his thoughts only made his actions more delicious!

Teaching Willow is like seeing an impending train wreck...I knew it's going to be tragic but I couldn't help but continuing to read. It kept me biting my nails throughout. I worried about the decisions Willow was making, trying to understand her logic and fraught with tension over how it's all going to work out. I'm hooked, Ms. James, and I'm oh so glad I have a short wait for the next session! ;)

Willow Here's just a little taste! Yum! 

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  1. Thank you for participating! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


    You know I love sensational/controversial plot lines in my contemporary reads!! Shit! Adding this!!

  3. I'm so happy you enjoyed this, Brandee! I read Session 2 last week...WOW!
    Great review!

  4. I think I will have to live vicariously through your awesome reviews for this series, but Ebon's POV sounds intriguing.

  5. Oh girl! You are killing me! I love stories like this and this one has two forbidden points.... her teacher and her sisters boyfriend! Screams fun to me! Awesome review, I am adding this to the TBR for sure!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. hmm.. the fact that it's her sister's boyfriend, made me kind of er


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