I’m so disappointed. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Still Water. I was super stoked about this one as a follow up because I liked Jamie from the first book and you can’t go wrong with a professor. Seriously, UNF! I don’t know about you but I absolutely didn’t complain when I had a hot professor in college. For that alone, I could picture myself in Jamie’s shoes and dream about some extra one on one “tutoring.” But this book was so… predictable.
MCs meet and plan a follow up date. They find out one is the TA and the other is a professor and can’t be together. Staying apart becomes too difficult. Sneaking around occurs. Some outside drama makes them realize how important the other is. Family crisis pops up. The Professor oversteps his boundaries to help. Younger character overreacts and instead of talking, runs away. etc…
I wanted so much more. *sigh* I liked Jamie and Bennett together. They met at a poetry reading and just clicked. The chemistry was there and the story had potential depth due to circumstances in both of the MCs past. Bennett is 18 years older than Jamie and really struggles with it all the way until the very very very end. That saying, “beating a dead horse” comes to mind in regards to how much the age was an issue with Bennett. The big “angst” at the end didn’t follow the normal professor/student reads where the fear of discovery is huge and then they are discovered. Nope. It was something much less of an issue but so cheesy.
Maybe it’s on of those, “it’s not you, it’s me” situations with this book. i like the Bellamy premise and hope the next one doesn’t disappoint.