Release Date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: In this sexy and intriguing novel, an intense—and passionate—bond between a high school senior and her music teacher becomes a public scandal that threatens the reputation of both.
Bea has a secret.
Actually, she has more than one. There’s her dream for the future that she can’t tell anyone—not her father and not even her best friend, Plum.
And now there’s Dane Rossi. Dane is hot, he shares Bea’s love of piano, and he believes in her.
He’s also Bea’s teacher.
When their passion for music crosses into passion for each other, Bea finds herself falling completely for Dane. She’s never felt so wanted, so understood, so known to her core. But the risk of discovery carries unexpected surprises that could shake Bea entirely. Bea must piece together what is and isn’t true about Dane, herself, and the most intense relationship she’s ever experienced in this absorbing novel from Nancy Ohlin, the author of Beauty.
My Thoughts: I always seem to be drawn to the teacher/student romance books. I know I shouldn’t like them but I always want to know how they will play out.
We are introduced to Bea who really enjoys playing piano. Her dad doesn’t fully support this because her mom was a music lover and it brings back a lot of memories.
One day when Dane hears Bea playing he really thinks she's talented. He starts to encourage her and things heat up from there. Bea and Dane’s relationship was a little weird to me though. I didn’t really see the appeal of him honestly. I guess I wasn’t fully rooting for them to be together.
Yes, things get intense. And Bea and Dane go further than I thought they would in terms of young adult books. hehe. I was very surprised that it went as far as it did.
I liked Bea’s father and friends for the most part, even though they weren’t perfect either. I also liked that she was going to go after what she wanted and try to go to the college that she wanted eventually.
I thought this book was interesting and I enjoyed reading it. I didn’t really fully connect to many of the characters in this one though. And, it was a very fast read.
Overall: I liked this one, just didn’t fully love it. I think it's probably more of a 3.5 cupcake rating for me!
Cover: Like it. I’d probably pick it up!
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