Hot For Teacher Box Set – Anthology

October 26, 2016 Book Review 0 ★★★★

Hot For Teacher Box Set – Anthology four-stars
Hot For Teacher Box Set by Alison G. Bailey, Celia Aaron, Carina Adams, Rachel Blaufeld, Roya Carmen, Elle Christensen, Aria Cole, Ava Harrison, Jane Harvey-Berrick, Sloane Howell, Rochelle Paige, Q.T. Ruby, L.J. Shen, C.M. Steele, Julia Sykes, Mara White, Dani Wyatt, A. Zavarelli
Published by Self-published on October 18, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads

Nineteen of today’s bestselling authors…

Plus

Nineteen tales of tempting teachers and seductive students…

Equals

One HOT anthology for an epic cause.

Sexy, spicy, romantic, angsty, funny, or sweet - however you like your fantasies, these nineteen original novellas guarantee extra heat.

100% of digital sales profits will go to ProLiteracy, promoting and supporting literacy programs for all ages, genders, and cultures.

https://proliteracy.org

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

EDGy Review

Reviewed by SparklesWhatever possessed me to believe I could read and review 19 novellas in such a short amount of time, I’m not quite sure. What I do know is that I’ve asked my girls here to prevent me from ever doing something as kamikaze as this again! That said, this is an excellent box set and totally worth my meltdown when I realized I just wasn’t going to make the deadline. We have all kinds and flavors of student/teacher stories: hot male teachers with sexy young students, female teachers with hunky and accomplished guys, instructors seducing their instructees and professors caving to the charms of their pupils. There are sweet and sexy stories, some OTT romances, but what they all have in common is all these stories are really hot. Be it steamy or downright raunchy, this anthology will satisfy every teacher fantasy you could ever imagine.

Learning His Law by Celia Aaron

Holy Kink, Batman! This box set certainly started with a bang. Young and sexy Professor Elliot’s intensity keeps all the girls infatuated but from afar. Penny (great choice of name btw) suffers from OCD and is satisfied to fantasize about him from a distance. With scorching chemistry, naughtiness and my favorite obsessive kind of love, Learning His Law was an excellent, hot little read. It did feel a bit short, but as a novella it wasn’t completely unexpected, though I wish we’d had a little more flesh to the story.

Rating: 3.5 “I’m yours, Professor” Stars.

Lucky Chance by Carina Adams

This one was more of a super hot story than an HEA romance IMO.  Lucky was one hunky sex god, but sometimes it felt more like he was reciting his awesome technique and knowledge rather than enjoying what he was doing to Sunny. There was a part that seriously bugged me too, and it was both their reactions when they realize they’re student and teacher. I found it immature and borderline ridiculous how angry they got when there was really no call for it.

The lack of an actual HEA didn’t detract from the hotness and sexiness of this addition to the anthology, though it did kind of leave me pouting.

Rating: 3+ “I want to get lucky too” Stars

In the Moment by Alison G. Bailey

This story may contain triggers View Spoiler » Call me double-standarded but while I don’t mind an age difference of more than 10 years where the man is the senior, when it’s the other way around…not so much. We’ll chuck it to the 26-year-old who dated my baby brother when he 18 ( -_-  you skank).

While I could relate to Caddie’s frame of mind and where her insecurities came from, I can’t say I was overly impressed with her self-esteem issues and how and why she grew out of them. Luken was a gorgeous sweetie and I loved him. I really liked how he, after realizing Caddie was it for him, didn’t let anything get in their way, not even her hang-ups.

Told solely from Caddie’s PoV, I would have loved to get a little glimpse into Luken’s mind, but as it is this was a very entertaining and engaging read… not sure if it actually fits with the title of this anthology… but what the hell, it was a good read.

Rating: 3+ “Age is but a number” Stars

Break Point by Rachel Blaufeld

Part 1

What do you mean “Part Two of Drew and Juliette’s story is coming soon?” How soon is this? Will soon be next week? Because I think that’s pretty much all the time I can wait for it to be out before going into an anxiety attack.

Juliette and Drew’s chemistry was off the charts hot, their romance lovely and when Drew ultimately decides to do what’s best for Juliette in a typical one sided man decision, my heart broke. I was totally invested in this characters though I wished we had a little more time to get to know them. This being a two part story I’d have thought we’d get a bit more depth to them, that said, I still need to know what will happen next with them!

Rating: 4 “I need part two now” Stars

Firecracker by Roya Carmen

This was the first story in the lot that didn’t quite work for me. One of my issues with it was the hero kept saying “Euh” whenever he talked, and my Spanish speaking brain kept reading that as “eww”. This meant I pictured Jimmy Fallon playing a 13-year-old teen girl every time he said it… not the sexiest look for a romance H.

Besides the… visual impairment, I never truly connected with either of the main characters nor I felt their connection to one another so this made the whole story rather meh for me. All in all, an ok read I didn’t care much about.

Rating: 3 “Just OK for me” Stars

Spring Fling by Elle Christensen

This is how you do a fantastic OTT romance with steam, scorching hot sextivities, and sweetness, all with a great pace, captivating characters and story development. Ok, maybe I just loved it that much.

Abbi  was a sweet little thing who had simple dreams that nobody took into account. I do wish her home life was a bit more developed as I think it would have added some depth to her character.

Logan was a perfect Neanderthal-OTT hero. Sexy, bossy and totally obsessed with Abbie. I really enjoyed reading Ms. Christensen’s work and I’ll be sure to get my hands on more stories from her.

Rating: 4.5 “OTT Heaven” Stars

Perfect Chemistry by Aria Cole

This was another miss for me. I had a hard time connecting with the characters which meant even though it had some hot and steamy moments they didn’t do much for me. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about this story, it just didn’t work for me personally.

Rating: 3 “Just didn’t do it for me” Stars

Illicit by Ava Harrison

This one definitely didn’t work for me, it was the first story of the lot that got on my nerves with the hot-and-cold routine. The hero was wishy-washy and the heroine came off as desperate and immature to me. There was also a drinking and drug abuse side to the story that I didn’t feel was resolved satisfactorily. I mean, a girl who’s abusing substances that way won’t get better just because she “talks” with a counselor once.

Anyway, I liked the beginning of this story and the overall idea, the execution just wasn’t to my personal liking.

Rating: 2.5 “wishy-washy” Stars

Behind the Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick

*Fanning self*

This was one really hot and different student-teacher story.
It was actually a quite refreshing approach to the topic of the anthology and I really enjoyed it, it had steam, some really hot closet sex during a riot, and a somewhat uplifting ending.
I loved Ella and her calling to educate even in one of the most adverse environments and that she could accept her growing feelings for Garret in spite of his situation and how difficult a relationship could be.
I really enjoyed too how Garret wanted to be a better version of himself to deserve a woman like Ella, and his approach to her was really endearing… up until they have sex… that was just plain hot and dirty.
All in all, I think this was one of my favorite stories and I’m definitely looking up this author’s other work.

Rating: 4+ “Utility closets rule” Stars

Stealing Miss Brooks by Sloane Howell

Stealing Miss Brooks surprised me with how very enjoyable I found it in spite of my aversion to the younger-man-older-woman type of stories, especially when the H is 18 and still in high school. What I loved most about this story is that they don’t actually go too far, and in the end, Ashley -aka Miss Brooks- puts a stop to it.

With one of the best epilogues in the whole box set, this ended up being one of my favorite stories, and definitely a new to me author I’ll be checking out soon.

Rating: 4 “Sweetest epilogue evah” ” Stars

Star Pupil by Rochelle Paige

I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of the one-look-and-I-want-you-to-have-my-babies-forever stories.

Griffin was completely devoted after one look from afar, and in perfect OTT bossy alpha fashion he sets everything up so he could make her his asap. Avery couldn’t stop blushing from the moment she laid eyes on him and she finds that all her actual dreams could come true.

With some issues to overcome, this OTT sonic-speed relationship was great fun to read and I loved it as much as this author other work. Miss Paige is definitely on the top of my OTT great author’s list.

Rating: 4+ “I’d like to sign for the Baby Watch too” Stars

Shut Up and Dance With Me by Q.T. Ruby

This was a fun, flirty and sexy story I had lots of laughing-my-ass-off moments while reading. Both Reggie and McNally were funny characters, their banter was hilarious and they were just great, lovable MCs.

I do wish we’d had an epilogue there at the ending… see I’m not asking for much, just a bit of an epilogue would have been awesome. Also, I wouldn’t have minded getting a peek into McNally’s PoV. Still Q.T. Ruby is definitely an unknown to me author I’m eager to get acquainted with.

Rating: 4 “real life unicorn” Stars

Defy by L.J. Shen

I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about this story. You know how I love my OTT obsessed heroes, but the hero, Jaime, is an 18-year-old Machiavellian, super accomplished badass that was so farfetched I just couldn’t take him seriously.

From the h, Melody, who’s a teacher but doesn’t really like to be one and lets a student manipulate her, to Jaime’s group of apocalyptic horsemen friends, to his parents and every other person in town, most of the characters were more like caricatures than actual people.. While this sometimes works for me, in this instance, everything was just almost too twisted to relate to.

In other words, this story was OTT on steroids. Smutty, raunchy and definitely sinister steroids. That said, I did kind of enjoy reading it and Jamie has some seriously impressive skills that while I still find totally unbelievable, it did make for a super-hot read.

Rating: 3.5 “Those are so not 18 year olds” Stars

Dirty Lessons by C.M. Steele

Dirty Lessons was a light OTT good read. We have the teacher Jacob who for the first time ever has the hots for a student that just transferred two months before graduating. Kaci hasn’t had a stellar home life, always having to move around as her mother jumped from man to man. She’s hoping to be able to finish school in one place, and if it’s here were their hot neighbor turned out to be her hot teacher, much better.

Soon circumstances throw them together and not much after Jacob is claiming Kaci as his own. He is possessive, bossy and alpha, and she sweet, soft and… well you know, eager to please. While not full of surprises, this was a solidly good read, and I’ll definitely be checking this author’s other work.

Rating: 3.5 “You’re mine” Stars

Teach Me, Sir by Julia Sykes

Sarah has been in love with her stern professor since the first class she took. She doesn’t believe she’d ever have a chance to fulfill her naughty fantasies until she puts herself in a dangerous situation and Professor Parker is forced to step in and make her safe. Now that he got closer to her he can’t suppress his feelings, and neither does Sarah.

With a darker and slit BDSM feel to it, this was a good story. I liked how possessive James was of Sarah, and how his priority was her safety. Sarah’s attitude regarding her perceived image to others bugged me a bit as this made her keep going hot and cold towards hot professor, but her caving at her dark urges and James desires made up for it.

In the end, I enjoyed reading this and I welcomed the slight kink.

Rating: 3.5 “Yes, sir” Stars

Schooled By a Senior by K Webster

Ummmm… when the hero of the story is an 18-year-old who uses the term “cum dumpster” while hate fucking his 17-year-old neighbor but thinking about his new teacher who just happens to be married to the father he never knew… well, you realize some authors  just aren’t for you.

While the general story was interesting, the overall story-telling was just not to my taste. There’s sex with other people (which I don’t mind in other settings but here it was just… no), abuse, degradation, and our hero seems to suffer from a multiple personalities disorder as he can play real nice and then he acts like a little perverted sex monster.

I can safely say this story was just not for me.

Rating: 2.5 “Cum Dumpster? *insert rejecting button buzz a la American Idol” Stars

Playing With Fire by Mara White

I made it as far into the story as to realize it was an FF romance. Not really my cup of tea.

Riding Through by Dany Wyatt

There’s a thin line between OTT “OMG, that is so absurd but I love it and I can’t stop laughing” and “ehhh…that is just a little bit too much and not working for me”. While I actually love over the top and out there romances since they are great fun-mood-enhancers, this author’s brand just didn’t do it for me.

It had the at-a-glance-obsessed-hero, the virgin-with-a-hidden-inner-slut-heroine, a little adversity and lots of sextivities in hope of breeding the next generation… but somehow even though it had all the ingredients I usually love, to me it just felt short.

Also, although I received an ARC copy of the Box Set and I suppose it wasn’t the final copy I have to mention that this was the only story in the lot that felt as it needed editing. I’m not talking some typo or extra word here I’m talking content and execution. Then again maybe it’s just me and this author’s style just isn’t for me.

Rating: 2.5 “I think it was me, not the story” Stars

Salacious by A. Zavarelli

Of the lot, I think this one was the less upbeat, light type of story. Both Keller and Chloe our main couple were on the tortured soul side. Both are keeping their inner artist chained for different reasons, but each will be the other’s way of getting to a place where they can be free to create again.

Keller had a bit of a dominant side which added to the brooding, tortured artist persona that was kind of sexy. Chloe, I had a bit of trouble liking because of her capitulation to her father’s desires in spite of her own. Although she finally does break free from her father’s ruling, I could never really connect with her or completely understand and/or agree with her decisions.

Definitely hot and steamy, this was darker and touched some difficult issues, but still a great teacher-student romance.

Rating: 3.5 “I want to paint a Salacious too” Stars


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