Friday, May 13, 2011

Review: A Season of Eden

A Season of Eden
A Season of Eden by JM Warwick (Jennifer Laurens)
October 20, 2009
Published by: Grove Creek Publishing
Young Adult
Pages: 248, Paperback
Source: Purchased, Read.Chat.Love Blog Tour
Overall: Fab!

He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible.I let the door silently close at my back. He stared at me, and a taut quiet stretched between us. "I like hearing you play," I said, moving toward him. He turned, in sync with my slow approach. He looked up at me but didn't say anything. I rested my clammy hand on the cold, slick body of the baby grand. "May I?" The muscles in his throat shifted, then he swallowed. "Eden." My knees weakened, like a soft tickling kiss had just been blown against the backs of them. "Is it okay?" I asked. His gaze held mine like two hands joined. He understood what I was really asking. "Let me stay," I said. "Please." "You're going to get me in trouble," he said.

My Thoughts:

A Season of Eden brings to life a completely sexy and intimate yet extremely touchy and quite illegal subject, an intense relationship between a student and her teacher.

I won't lie, our main character, Eden isn't exactly the most innocent of girls.  She's catty, snobby, and the definition of a high school mean girl who believes she is entitled to anything and everything she wants purely because of her Daddy's money and her good looks.  The thing about Eden which is extremely warming is the fact that she grows into a young woman who realizes her wrongs, that she is entitled to nothing and must work for what she wants including the attention and trust of the guy she loves.  Eden's transformation was really outstanding and realistic.

James Christian, Eden's music teacher is the person who can be credited for Eden's fall and regrowth.  He is a young and attractive teacher who has many admirers, but only one was screwed up and passionate enough to catch his attention.  It is James' ability to take Eden down a few notches, seductively keep her at an arm's length, and his style which makes James so attractive from a reader's point of view.  He's hard working, has morals, and has his own dilemmas which add to Eden's story.

The chemistry between Eden and James is unmistakable, and others see it too.  Unfortunately, for them both, Eden is just a student who needs some self discovery before James can open his heart completely to her.  Her issues don't all stem from a prima donna complex but from a broken home life and living in a community of broken homes, superficiality, and fair-weathered friends.

Seductive, hopeful and flavorful.  A Season of Eden is a perfect way to take a step into sensitive territory and enjoy a good coming of age, alluring romance.


JENNIFER LAURENS is the author of:
Heavenly, Penitence, Absolution, Overprotected and A Season of Eden

She is also the Author of:
Magic Hands, Falling For Romeo, and Nailed.

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Heavenly (Heavenly, #1) Penitence (Heavenly, #2) Absolution (Heavenly, #3) Falling For Romeo Magic Hands Nailed Overprotected A Season of Eden


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