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Blurb:Gritty. Sexy. Taboo.
Melanie Cannon is troubled, desperate, and only eighteen. Taking the fall for a friend, she’s forced into a drug education class, which she expects to be boring as hell. Until Detective Jake Beck walks in as her instructor.
Jake knows it’s a mistake to get involved with a high school senior.
But their passion is undeniable.
Their bond is the kind that lasts forever.
Their connection is more than just lust.
Jake's willing to risk it all—even when harsh betrayal and ugly secrets threaten everything.
This is my first book by this author and I'm not going to lie, taboo got me. I'm a big fan of the something different and unexpected and wrong. I do have to say that this wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it all the same. There was the troubled girl, the police officer and whole lot of we shouldn't be doing this.
I was engaged in this story and wanted to see how it was all going to turn out. I felt for Melanie and her messed up situation that just kept getting more and more tragic. I was rooting for Jake because while he had his own issues, he was caring and protective. He was drawn to this girl even when he didn't know who she was and then more so afterwards.
This didn't feel "wrong" like other taboos have, it felt raw and heartfelt. I was drawn into this story and couldn't wait to see how it played out. While Melanie was young, she was wiser and hardened by her life. She wasn't needy even though she craved affection, she wasn't weak even when she was starving, she was easy to feel for and easy to like. Drew was trying to be the adult and do the right thing, but there are some things that can't be denied. This book was sexy in a sweet and emotional kind of way. It was easy to get into and flowed well. This is an author I will definitely check out again.
About the Author:
Maria Monroe writes sexy and smart romance, often focusing on new adult characters. Bad boys, especially gruff and sexy ones, are her favorite alpha males to read (and write) about.Her contemporary romance novels include The Rescue, Julian & Lia, Love (Literally), and Afterglow, an apocalyptic love story. Maria has also published two BDSM books, Her Millionaire Master and Kept by the Commanders, through Stormy Night Publications. She enjoys reading, playing Pokemon, building bonfires, drinking wine, sarcasm, hiking, and laughing about inappropriate things. She’s from Chicago and currently lives just outside the city with her three awesome kids, two rescue dogs, two rescue cats, and the most supportive husband in the world. You can learn more about her (and her two sisters, who are also romance authors!) at http://www.graffitifiction.com. Connect with Maria: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariamonroeauthor Amazon: http://amzn.to/2nrPVNQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMaria Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2nfCq2V Website: http://www.graffitifiction.com