Sunday, August 7, 2016

Laura’s Review of Bad Teacher by Clarissa Wild

My name is Thomas and I’m always hard.
No really, that’s my last name. Thomas Hard, the pleasure is all mine … literally.
I can’t help it that my name suits me well.
You know what else suits me well? That girl sitting across the bar, with her lips right where I tell them to be. I want her, and when I want something, it’s gonna be mine.
One night. No names. No phone numbers. Just me, her, and pure pleasure.
Except, that one girl turns out to be the biggest mistake of my life.
Because I broke my cardinal rule …
Never bang a student.

Author’s note: Don’t like reckless decisions & unbridled screwing? Don’t love girls that are obsessed with ice cream, rainbows, and unicorns? Don’t enjoy a bit of corny humor sprinkled on top? Then this book is not for you. And last but not least, if you hate cats with giant jewels … Don’t even bother. 
What I Loved
I really loved the beginning of the book; two strangers meeting in the club and then having one of the hottest one night stands I’ve read in a long time.  Thomas’ appeal really added to the overall experience of this book because he was one HOT teacher.  I loved how he completely dominated Hailey from the very beginning and each one of their sex scenes was intense and amazing.

          The Chemistry between them was instantaneous and you knew when they laid on eyes on each other in classroom the things were not over between them.  It was great watching relationship grow and as that happened finding out all their secrets made me want to keep reading.
Not So Much

          The book began really hot and steamy but after that the appeal fell away.  The immaturity of Hailey was a big turn off, I love female characters that have a certain personality and stick to it but Hailey just came off very naive and silly at times. 

          Also the writing for me needed to be elevated in a lot of ways.  There wasn’t a ton of detail to support the background of this story.  I have no idea what Hailey’s dorm room looked like, or Thomas’ apartment.  I have no clue what the college looked like let along where her dorm was compared to her classes or what kind of environment this college had.  Every university/college is different and create their own unique environment or feeling. In this book, there was nothing in this story to offer any of those important details.

          Another issue that bothered me was the inconsistencies throughout the plot.  Thomas towards the end was scared being seen in her dorm room, but earlier picked her up on a date there.  Lesley, Hailey’s roommate could be vulgar at times but has a problem seeing Thomas and Hailey kiss?  A lot of the little things like that didn’t add up for me, and it felt like the plot was twisted to fit the story rather than stay consistent.  It’s a big pet peeve of mine when I feel like authors change things around to fit their story rather than keep details consistent.

To Sum It All Up!
          I absolutely loved the premise of this story; girl sleeps with a stranger only to find out he’s her teacher soon after.  The chemistry between Thomas and Hailey sizzled from the minute one, and I loved whenever the two of them got together because that meant clothes were coming off and a good time was about to be had. 

          The story though just didn’t do it for me overall.  Hailey came off very immature and childlike, which I get is in the warning written above but this story is geared towards a more adult audience so it was hard to connect with a character like that.  The other problem was that, although Thomas is older and the teacher in this scenario his maturity level fit Hailey rather than an adult male.  He was hot certainly, but there were times I was expecting more from him.  The writing just wasn’t up to par for what it should be and left me a little unsatisfied.  I needed more depth to the characters and foundation, and there was no character development. Overall the story had a lot of great promise and the sex scenes were sizzling but the writing fell short for me. 
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