Er hand the stepbrother Marius intrigued me His behavior and actions bordered on eccentric and taboo and though there wasn t a love triangle aspect in the book numerous hints were dropped into the story suggesting he had a romantic interest in Kaitlyn But The Stupid Girl Is So Blind And Couldn t See ThatI ll be honest with you I didn t like Kaitlyn s character at all She was so stiff and cold and even though she claimed to love Will I ust didn t see it It all felt contrived All in all reading this book made me sad I was crushed by the time I finished the book because the ending wasn t what I wanted it to be and what truly depressed me was how right Marius was about first impressions view spoilerKaitlyn would always view him as a manwhore someone who disgusted her and there was no changing that perspective so his love for her could never have worked hide spoiler 45 Star Crossed starsThis took me by surprise that s for sure The writing I feel like I would be repeating everyone by talking about the depth and emotion along with the vibrant characters and shocking plot made for a read that had me captivated from the first page until the final wordThis was a good one Actually it was amazingOne of the big things that stuck out for me was the use of imagery in this book The second big thing was the amount of symbolism that I I like the sound of this oneStudentteacher romance Cruel Intentions vibe Star Crossed is LIVE lhayesauthorgmailcomAlso in celebration of THORN s Release Date I ve got both STAR CROSSED and PULSE available for99 cents indefinitely Grab a copy if you d likePULSE you know I m still open to giving away R2R ARCs for these books too if you d like Just zip me an email mobiepub formats available and a copy is yoursLove Always LivTeasersAndmeet Mr Tennant y allan unapologetic James Franco obsession 15 stars DNF at 50 % Review posted March 24 2014I love lyrical prose emphasis on lyrical and not corny purple prose When I get the impression that an author tries too hard and in the process comes off as pretentious my interest fades away fast As you can gather from my review this was the case with Star Crossed The characters and plot but also the storytelling itself came off as indifferent and unappealing The story was monotonous and fell flat Everything simply plodded along without much purpose I know the purpose of the story was that game to seduce the teacher but still I Karen vs Alien just didn t feel it and ended up bored Star Crossed is nowhere as good as Leah Raeder s Unteachable because first and foremost it lacked the magic It didn t shine If anything it came off as bland and dull I remember that I didn t fall for the characters in Unteachable but I irrevocably fell for Leah s splendid writing Unfortunately this wasn t the case here I neither liked the characters nor the writing styleWhen I finally DNFd the book I ve had my fill of analogies and semi colons I think the uotes are telling than a long winded review It wasn t love I hope not Kaitlyn After all you only met him a few minutes ago I didn t love him But I felt something and that was enough to make me breathe in the air around us like it was some sweet nectar that if I didn t savor then I d never have the chance He smelled of warm almond of coffee and sweat which might have been mixed with the espresso I d drank or the caramel still lacing my breath Cherry sugar still coated my tongue and I wanted him to taste itShame came flooding like a syringe shot straight into the vein mixed with an undeniable thrill She had about the same subtlety of a cow chewing grass but oddly enough there was something sultry about the way her mouth movedMy father was surrounded by his business partners all in suits their faces already flushed from the alcohol that slogged through their veins like motor oilThe candle flame was still dancing rising and falling as the white wax dripped down like sweat fromoined bodies At first his hands shot up like a criminal marked with a red hot target like he was facing certain death by firing suad They fell slow as uick sand eventually finding my hips where they settled with a shaky hesitancy hovering Gendered Citizenships just above the fabricMr Tennant kissed my mouth like it was something to worship something to savor Delicate and delicious his breath shallow as a pool of puddle water And if I were still a child still stuck in the age of sticky sweet candy and hop scotch I would haveumped and played in that murky depth forever When it was ust the two of us door securely latched my heart started humming it trashed ar Star crossed stand alone A debutante wicked step brother friend unsuspecting teacher play a sinister game of seduction lies deceit with conseuences It s a scary thing feeling nothing at all It only serves to remind you that you re capable of anything Even if it ends in disaster Star crossed stand alone follows #Socialite And High School #and high school Kaitlyn Laurent during her last semester of high school set against the backdrop of the school Set against the backdrop of the school theater production of Romeo and Juliet four people three students and one teacherget caught up in a sinister game of seductionIt started as a bet between Kaitlyn and her step brother Marius St Vincent It involved seducing Trinity Preparatory Academy s new classic literature and drama teacher William Tennant Details to unfold with story but at stake were a fortune and Kaitlyn s virginity Also vying for her heart is her new friend Tyler Dawson KAITLYN LAURENT KAIT aka Juliet 18 yearsAmericanhigh school senior Trinity Preparatory Academydebutantesocialitedark brown hairbrown eyes Kaitlyn Laurent feels trapped by her family legacy and social status Her life has already been planned by her father and she desperately is looking for a way out Star crossed is Kaitlyn s ourney of self discovery personal growth and dealing with the conseuence of her actions Eight words to describe Into their final semester at Trinity Prep and the buzz around campus is that a gorgeous new teacher has set foot in the classroom Marius makes Kaitlyn a bet seduce the man who is now her Literature teacherIf she wins she gets his trust fund Money that she can use to finally escape a life that she has come to loatheIf Marius winshe gets her virginityWhen an initial spark turns into full blown obsession and her affections are inevitably returned – Kaitlyn learns that there are no actions without conseuence and some affairs are simply star crosse. ,
FREE READ À THEYUPPYPUPPY.CO.UK ò Luna Lacour,
ARC kindly provided for honest review You re everywhere I walk You re in each set of eyes I meet every hand I touch every small smile as I m scanning faces in a crowd You re all of them Give me a sea of strangers and all I ll see is you This book blew me away I m having a hard time even figuring out where to start with this oneso I ll start with the castingMy KaitlynMy Mr Will TennantMy MariusMy TylerOpening line There is one thing first and foremost that you should know about this story it all started with a gameThings this book succeeded in making me do smile wince cry swoon think overuse the highlighting function on my kindle cry some I was really happy and surprised that Ms Lacour was so generous with her ARCs and I m really glad I was able to read this book It s hard to write a long review without giving away spoilers but I ll try my bestThe best way I can describe this book it s different but beautiful Luna s writing had such depth as other reviewers have said that I felt like I was with Kait every step of the wayTo sum it up Star Crossed tells the story of a girl who falls into a bet with her arrogant step brotherseduce the new teacher Of course the bet ends up turning into so much It started with a gameI think what surprised me the most aside from the uniue prose was the characters Each character really felt as if they were real people with real flaws There was Kaitlyn who came from a very wealthy family She s a virgin but not because she feels there s anything wrong with premarital sexit s because she likes to be in control Marius her step brother is an absolute monster or is he There s the teacher Mr Tennant British gorgeous and so dreamy who is also the stage director for Trinity Prep s Kaitlyn s school production of Romeo and Juliet Then there s Tyler my favorite He s sensitive kind a wonderful friend to kaithe also gave some of the most convincing reactions I ve ever read in studentteacher bookAs for hot and heavy the sex scenes were graphic but written in a way that Singing the Law just flowed so wellnothing felt like it was too much The romance between Will and Kait was so movingand some of the uotesust left me speechless You need to know that when I first saw you standing there in that mask and you told me that you weren t lost I immediately realized that I wasn t either Are we star crossed Yes he said But I would fight against the stars for youBe warned though there is some serious angst in this book Unlike other studentteacher books this one really hits you across the head and will surprise youfrom Will s confession to Marius to the end result of what happens when you get yourself tied into a betand to a teacher All in all a brilliant debut and I absolutely recommend it I m really look forward to Luna s next book ARC received by author I knew who the real victim was and it wasn t me If there were some fragment of this inevitable explosion that wrote out my name in blood across the tracks I would smear it and cry hearsay Mr Tennant was the victim Yet I kissed him continuously I ran my tongue along his neck and listened to him gasp and moan with a timid noise I had to have him and I had to win I had to win but I had to have him Genre Romance loosely based around Romeo Juliet with forbidden and taboo aspectsCover 610Writing 910Heroine 910Hero 810Hotness 410Romance 710Extra book Details Heroines POV Approx 299 pagesKAITLYNMR TENNANTBLURB 18 year old Kaitlyn is lost Surrounded by people she doesn t like she resents her money and lifestyle She s destined for a life she doesn t want she feels trapped Her fathers love for her was lost long ago when her mother abandoned them Now she lives with her highly unlikeable step mother and her step brother Marius who is nothing like a brother Once he was her friend but now their boundaries are blurring He s a little a little wicked and daring and too charming for his own goodAfter having to attend yet another socialite gathering a masuerade Kaitlyn ends up meeting the handsome William Tennant She soon realises he s forbidden territory when he announces he ll be her new English teacher and Theater director Unfortunately Marius sees the attraction in her eyes and asks her if she d like to play a game a game that involves the winner getting the one thing they most desperately want You have until the end of the semester to seduce Mr Tennant If you succeed you can have my trust find I ve no use for the money and I know how much you long to escape this place I know better than anyone else And if you win I breathed What is it that you want Oh Kaitlyn he whispered reaching out and cupping my face in his hands You I want you So let me start by saying that this hit a lot of my preference BUTTONS I HAVE A TERRIBLE WEAKNESS I have a terrible weakness studentteacher affairs or forbidden in general I also don t mind a bit of taboo now and thenTo go into detail there s a ten year age gap for a start Every so often it would say something a little risu too like how Kaitlyn may have enjoyed his borderline parental tone or how she was ust a kid or how her school uniform could turn him on and how Kaitlyn most of the time would refer to him as Mr Tennant even in the personal scenes These Were Subtle Comments Few And subtle comments few and between intended to play around with the tabooI liked how the author switched things around she wrote Kaitlyn as of a predator but not in a heavy handed way Kaitlyn was the initiator gently coaxing William to be bad with herI loved the characters they were complex and well written The side characters were also I loved Tyler Kaitlyn is a daydreamer almost a little cold hearted impulsive and on the verge of adulthood Will is a beta hero he s a little eccentric passionate vulnerable and kind of a pushover My only complaint with the book would be that sometimes there was too much inner monologue for me I wanted a little romantic meetings interaction and some dialogu. Disclaimer This work contains explicit sexual content language and delicate subject matter It is intended for mature readers It started with a game seduce the new teacherEighteen year old Kaitlyn Laurent is living the American Dream Born into a wealthy socialite family with opulent surroundings and material things than any girl could even fathom Kaitlyn is the fresh young face amidst a sea of morally amiss Manhattan Debutantes She is educated poised and on the outside entirely virtuous Her life in short is perfectOr so it would seem Inside the E Star Crossed is uite casual written with an upper class voice that embodies a girls sexual discovery and the beginnings of adulthood It mixes aspects of Lolita with a loosely based version of Romeo Juliet This is a hard review for me to write as for the majority of the book I was emotionally detached from it I tried very hard to connect with the main characters in some way and found I ust couldn t do it So I tried to figure out why that was exactly The only thing that I came up with is that for a large percentage of the story the heroine Kaitlyn spent a lot of time thinking There was dialogue in the story but not as much as there should have been I recently read a book that had very little dialogue but with that particular story I was sucked right in to the characters involved It is not easy for an author to do and it can be done but only if the reader is still given a lot insight into each character In Kaitlyn s case if she spent time thinking about the people she was with rather than the details of her surroundingsthen maybe I would have been able to connect This leads me to my next big complaint about the first half of this book and that is that everything was written way too descriptive It became way too much and then got frustrating and boring At one point there was a long description of a guy that Kaitlyn ran across so I thought he would be a main character later onwe never saw or heard of him again These were my main complaints of the story and of course it carried me through to about half way On the flip side I did stick with it and as Luna Lacour seemed to get comfortable with her writing the wording got smoother and less descriptive I fell into the story and I will say that Kaitlyn s friend Tyler was who carried my attention through to the end It is kind of amusing to me because as far as Kaitlyn and her teacher Mr Tennant went I didn t really care much of what went on with them Mr Tennant in my eyes I still don t really know him that welland I for sure wouldn t think of him as someone I would want as one of my book boyfriends that I dream about Tyler had potential though and maybe it was because I felt sorry for him or We Sell Drugs just that he was such a great supportive friend Marius who is Kaitlynn s step brother that developed the whole bet for Kaitlyn to seduce her teacherwell he was a horse of a different color He was able to extract some emotion out of me too most of them weren t good but at least he made me feel Actually for most of the storyline I would guess where the direction of the story was going to go and then it would go in a totally differen t direction It certainly wasn t predictable but I think I would have enjoyed it if it had of taken a few of the directions that I thought Marius intrigued me and I think there is so much to him than we got I would love to get inside of his head and figure him outIn the end I decided to give Star Crossed a 25 stars and I wouldn t say no in the future to giving this author another chance I also would be interested to read stories about Marius and Tyler As far as Kaitlyn and Will Tennant go though I wish them well on whateverourney they have in book landbut that is about all of the thought I give them Thank you to the author For Providing Me A Copy Of The providing me a
Copy Of The In Exchange For Anof the in exchange for an review You re everywhere I walk You re in each set of eyes I meet every hand I touch every small smile as I m scanning faces in a crowd You re all of them Give me a sea of strangers and all I ll see is you I tend to not like a lot of taboo reading material but the studentteacher romance ust flat out does it for me And boy was this a surprise I expected something sexual I guess lascivious naughty Don t get me wrong this was definitely a touchy subjectnaughty thoughts and actions of course But the 25 3 STARSAfter a very rough start I finally settled into the writing style and plot pace Overall a nice mellow and enjoyable studentteacher story that s loosely reminiscent of Cruel Intentions When I first read the blurb I had a bookgasmI mean did you #read it Studentteacher AND stepbrother So of course I didn t think twice about it and umped #it Studentteacher AND stepbrother So of course I didn t think twice about it and Literature of Africa jumped in The beginning 20% was a bit rough for me I couldn t keep up with the overly descriptive writing I think I was supposed to view Kaitlyn as the introverted loner who kept to herself and notices everything that goes around her but that wasn t the case for me Glistening gold speckled against the perfect curve of his head when the light hit his skin and while he wasn t exactly my type I craved a brooding pensive face he was undeniably lovely This is in reference to the hired landscaper who doesn t even make an appearance after this scene Why do I need to know all these details again My second favorite thing was watching my step brother Marius while he played piano in the Great Room his Armani shirt unbuttoned to reveal a stretch of sun kissed skin Sweat dripping between two focused pale blue eyes as his fingers worked uickly This is the first of many observations she makes about himand she doesn t even like Marius I found it hypocritical that she s always disgusted by Marius but still manages to notice every tiny little detail about himAnd on top of that Kaitlyn pretty much lived in her head so I wished there was dialogue with other people The main thing that didn t work for me though was the studentteacher aspect That sust blasphemy because I always adore studentteacher relationships but in this book it didn t work for me The reason is that both Will and Kaitlyn gave into their feelings so fast What makes the studentteacher aspect so thrilling and taboo to me is the chase that push and pull dynamic of where the two characters try to resist their feelings but ultimately give in There was no fighting it in here both characters gave in uickly so their relationship wasn t too appealing to me On the oth. Alls of her Upper East Side mansion Kaitlyn is struggling After her parents' divorce and her father's remarriage to a beautiful but otherwise utterly vapid woman Kaitlyn uickly finds herself living in a realm of self created fantasy completely detached and entirely clashing with her new family – particularly her classmate turned stepbrother Marius Arrogant and with a penchant for playing games he is intrigued and infatuated by Kaitlyn's faux chaste outer facade that she uses to cover an otherwise calloused heartWhen the two of them enter into.