Friday, February 15, 2013

A Season of Eden by Jennifer Laurens

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:

I love books about student/teacher relationships. However, the subject is taboo in today’s society. Therefore, not many people write books about it. When I got the chance to read and review A Season of Eden, I jumped at it. I love the book. I had been hearing people rant and rave about Jennifer Laurens' books for a couple of years and now I know why. She is a fabulous author. The plot kept me interested until the end. I finished A Season of Eden in about two hours. I think the reason why I liked the book so much is that is reminded me what it was like to be a teenager. It brought back memories of first loves, first breakups, and loving someone forbidden. I liked all of the characters. Eden could be a bit insecure at times, which got annoying. Although, I remember being just as insecure at her age. The ending was excruciating. It left off in such an odd way. I think the author was trying to get the reader to draw their own conclusions about what happened. I would love it if the author would write a sequel so that the readers could have a clearer understanding of what happened. Based on A Season of Eden, I will definitely be reading more of Jennifer Laurens' books in the future. 

I give A Season of Eden: 5/5.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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