Thursday, July 8, 2010

Review: A Season of Eden by J.M. Warwick


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.


A Season of Eden was a thrilling story, and I loved every page of it. The idea of forbidden romance is exciting to me, and the chemistry between Eden and Mr. Christian was intense. There was so much sexual tension between them! To me, their relationship seemed realistic. I actually could see it happening. I mean Eden is 18 and Mr. Christian is only 22. They are only 4 years apart. Sure, Eden was one of Mr. Christian's students, but I think that just added to the excitement of the book. I am not saying that teachers should date students because they should not, but for a book, I think it is okay.

Eden is a fairly selfish person. She lives in the richer part of the town, and she is used to getting everything she wants. She seemed more mature than her friends, but she does make many childish mistakes throughout the book, but I felt through making them she actually grew as a person.I was rooting for Eden and Mr. Christian's relationship to work out in the end. The ending did leave their future up to your imagination, but I liked how it ended. I kind of wish the story would continue, so I could find out what happens next.

Rating: 4/5

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1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've heard anything about this book but I like how the sexual tension sounds. It sounds like something that could so easily be real life and be such a difficult thing to deal with. I'll definitely have to consider reading this one!
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