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~ REVIEW: Professor Trouble by Soraya May ~



Emily thinks her new class with a visiting professor is going to be pretty dull: Latin Literature taught by some old British fuddy-duddy. Except Will Spencer isn’t what she expected: he isn’t old, and he isn’t a fuddy-duddy…

Stay out of trouble, they said.   But Emily Masterson, sitting in the front row of my class, was the kind of trouble I didn’t see coming.
I bet I’m the only college professor in all of Britain who’s punched his boss for being an asshole.
But he got up again, and hit back pretty good—he knocked my ass three thousand miles across the Atlantic. Now I’m in exile for a semester, teaching bored college students in New Hampshire.
It’s only a semester, they said. It’ll blow over, and you can come back to your real job.

All I need to do is stay out of trouble.

Especially the kind of trouble that comes in a cute little package, with red lips, and round hips, and little polka-dot skirts.
Especially when that trouble is in my class looking at me as if I’m the most important thing in her world.
Especially when she’s my new student, and all the things I want to do to her are completely forbidden.  

Stay out of trouble. Right.

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daniell review 4 stars

If you enjoy student/teacher stories, this is one you will definitely want to read!

Professor William Spencer got himself into hot water at the university he taught at in England so he has been sent to an American college for a semester. All he has to focus on is keeping himself out of trouble for a few months and then he can return and continue on with his career. But on the first day of class, student Emily Masterson literally falls into his arms and he realizes staying out of trouble just might be harder than he thought, especially when the sparks between the two are off the charts!!  

Will Professor Spencer be able to resist the temptation of becoming involved with a student or will he give in to his taboo desires?

This is a great debut novel by Soraya May! The story kept my interest from beginning to end and both main characters were very likable. I love any kind of taboo story and this one doesn’t disappoint. I certainly would have enjoyed a hot Professor Will in my college days!! I will definitely be checking out future works by Soraya May!

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~ Buried Secrets by J.C. Valentine Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway ~


Buried Secrets

by J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Mystery, Thriller, YA, Suspense


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How do you live with yourself when you don’t even know who you are?

On a chill October night, a girl goes missing setting the small town of Oakridge on edge. James has spent the last five years running from a past that still haunts him to this day. Now he finds himself thrust back into a life he thought he left behind. Finding out his new home may be haunted and reconnecting with an old friend while being thrust into a murder mystery, James finds himself trying to figure out which end is up while questioning his own sanity.

**AUTHOR’S NOTE** Buried Secrets is a New Adult, mystery thriller with very little romance but heavy on the suspense.




Blackness surrounded him, its endless pools of ink swallowing him whole. He couldn’t see his hand in front of his face, but he felt the terror seeping through his skin, past his bones and making its way down to his very soul.

James knew he was in the throes of one of his nightmares again. He could never make out a thing, just knew the feeling it left him with.

He tried to make himself wake up, but couldn’t find his way out. The feeling that someone was coming for him caused panic to swell and his heart to accelerate, threatening to break free from his chest.

Not knowing what was coming, fear lacerating his insides, James started to run blindly. In his bed, his feet kicked out wildly, tangling in the linens and ratcheting up his terror, because to James, he was trapped.

His breathing labored and coming in short, sharp bursts, James cried out at the same time his body bolted upright in the bed. Sweat beaded on his brow and dampened his skin, his clothes suctioned to his body uncomfortably. He was clammy and winded, shaken, but he already felt better for knowing he was free from that awful feeling of suffocating terror that had threatened to overtake him just moments ago.

Scrubbing his hands down his face, James breathed deeply, hanging his head to his chest while his body calmed. As his adrenalin levels normalized, and he began to feel more like himself, James gave a final sigh of relief. Stabbing his fingers through his hair, he was readying himself to try to go back to sleep when he looked up and choked on his breath.

His entire body went rigid in an instant. His breathing, his heartbeat. Everything ceased to work. In the next instant James threw himself back against his headboard, fear gripping him once again.

He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. He would chance rubbing his eyes to be sure his vision was true, only he was too frightened of what he would find once he opened them again.


christie review 4 stars

I was looking for something different to read, and boy did this one fit the bill! Secrets and mystery abound through each page of this thriller. James is returning to the town he and his family left years ago. This isn’t a move James wanted. He doesn’t have good memories of the town of Oakridge. When he returns, he finds things on the surface are different. He is making friends easier this time, and he has a girl who is interested in him. He also runs into an old friend, but things aren’t always what they appear. Danger is lurking in Oakridge, and James may get caught up in the middle of it!

When I read the synopsis, I knew this would be an intriguing book, and it surpassed all my expectations. Without saying too much, it’s not only a good thriller and mystery, but it’s also a look into the human psyche. There are plenty twists and turns….in fact, I had to stop myself from reading ahead to see if I was on the right track of what was going to happen. If you are looking for a book to keep your interest until the very end, I highly suggest reading this one! This just proves J.C. Valentine can write a great book in any genre!


Abou the author

JC Valentine

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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