Sunday, March 30, 2014
RETURN TO BRANTON: This Love by Nazarea Andrews Review
We're Returning to Branton! I'll be reviewing the first three books in Nazarea Andrews' University of Branton series! Let's start with the first book, This Love!
New Adult Contemporary Romance
University of Branton, #1
June 25, 2013
Recommended for mature readers 18+
Contains sexual content and adult situations
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life had become.
They didn't know they needed each other.
Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.
Atticus Grimes needs help--the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he's got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.
When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she's thinking is a sumer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can't happen--he's a professor and she's a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won't let go can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolates and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
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I definitely enjoyed this read! There's so many directions a forbidden love story can go. Avery is a student and Atticus a professor, so we already know why it's already a forbidden love. The synopsis already describes what the story is about, but Nazarea Andrews took it to another level with the complications that ensue when their pasts catches up with them, they both have to face a reality that they cannot avoid. I totally fell in love with these characters.
I really enjoyed reading their growth from the beginning to the end of the book. Avery having to deal with her past, Atticus also has his demons to deal with, these two find away to fall in love without even wanting to. The character and story building was well developed and realistic. Their situations do happen...and Nazarea wrote so realistically that I even started to feel their emotional tug-of-war of a relationship. I found myself laughing, crying, arguing and falling in love with these two characters. Not only were Avery and Atticus well developed, Nazarea didn't just focus on the two main characters. All the characters were well developed. These characters, such as Dane, Scout, Kelly and others, played an important part in the growth of Avery and Atticus.
Oh, and this is definitely for mature readers! Whoa! This Love can definitely get you hot and bothered, but yet sensual and intimate. Love sure isn't dead in this romance. Yah, I'm still a sucker for a good romance. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this series.