Tuesday 22 July 2014

Blog Tour - Teaching Roman by Gennifer Albin

Title: Teaching Roman
Series: Good Girls Don't #2
Author: Gennifer Albin
Release Date: June 26, 2014

Jessica Stone has her life in perfect order until her perfectly boring boyfriend Brett puts things in perspective. So when she receives a call to action from her heartbroken best friend Cassie, she ditches her plans for Winter Break in gloomy Olympic Falls and sets off to Mexico for some fun in the sun.

Determined to use her oceanview to prep for her MCATS, she doesn't plan to run into anyone from Olympic State, least of all the cute communications prof she's been crushing on for a year. When he unexpectedly saves the day, the two are thrown together in a distinctly extracurricular activity.

Roman Markson doesn’t expect to run into anyone he knows from Olympic Falls while visiting his family in Puerto Vallarta, especially not a former student. Although Jess Stone has a way of catching men’s attention, a relationship with her is strictly off-limits. However, the rules feel less strict in Mexico, so they agree to a plan: one week in paradise and nothing more.

But avoiding each other back on campus is harder than they anticipated, especially when they can’t stay away from one another. Neither is sure what they have to learn—and lose—before life teaches them a lesson they’ll never forget.



I really liked this book!  Jess is a girl who really focuses on school and making lists. In the beginning of the book she has a boyfriend named Brett who was safe and boring. Needless to say, their relationship didn't last.  She ends up running into her former teacher when they both take a trip to Mexico.  It starts as a fling, but you know how that goes.  Jess is worried about breaking the rules so she kept pushing Roman away even when they had fallen for each other.  Throughout the book you see how they end up dealing with their forbidden relationship and the consequences that come with it. You also get to see how Jillian and Liam are doing. I loved their story so it was nice to get to see them again. 

I liked this book, but I didn't love it.  I felt like I didn't get enough of Roman. It was like he was there, but he wasn't. I just couldn't connect with his character as much as I did with Jess. That is why I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5.  With that said, I can't wait for Cassie's book. She deserves to finally have a good guy!

~ Review by Leah


I like coffee. A lot. Writing gives me time to go get a cup without my kids. I like books as much as I like coffee, but it is easier to read with children hanging on you than drink coffee due to the threat of third degree burns. That's why coffee gets top billing in my intro: its unattainability.

I hold a Masters in English with a specialization in 18th century women's studies. While this is a highly marketable area of expertise, I stay home with my kids, which means my 3 year-old son uses correct grammar and doesn't burn down the house.

I have a ridiculously supportive husband who dreams of being included on a book jacket: "The author lives in Kansas with her husband, two children, and a Tuesday cat."



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