Against this academic backdrop, Aubrey and Daniel navigate their way through a steamy courtship, their forbidden romance aided, abetted and sometimes thwarted by a colorful cast of friends, family and classmates.
Aubrey's character was very interesting, definitely not what I was expecting. I thought she'd be kind of stuck up and maybe a little bookish, you know the whole grades are everything persona. Obviously I was wrong. As the synopsis says she is bright, witty and independent BUT she's also stubborn, self-centered at times and naive. When she meet's Daniel for the first time it's lust at first sight, while I could understand that it was her actions after that threw me. You see when Aubrey is introduced to us we get an idea of her personality, so when she acts...shall we say a tad irrational where Daniel is concerned it kind of throws you for a loop because it just seems so out of character. However that being said, they say love can make you do crazy things or in Aubrey's case lust/infatuation. Daniels entrance into her life seems to throw her for a loop, I'm talking the way she thinks, acts and in some cases speaks. I have to say I loved it when she cursed, like Daniel it surprises you at times because usually she's all proper and intellectual so it's amusing when you get see behind the books. Her relationship with Daniel was pretty sweet, and there are a variety of times where Georgina illustrates wonderfully why they fit together, they were just so adorable at times.
My God, he was so gorgeous. Was it really possible that one day in the not-too-terribly-distant-future I was going to get me a piece of that? Be still my ever-loving heart.
“God, you’re beautiful,” he breathed.
“Daniel, what are you doing?” I asked, licking my lips nervously.
“Do you want me to stop?
He stood dejectedly, his hands on his hips. “It’s just not fair, you know? I wish I could do something to show you…to let you know…”
“You just did, Daniel. ‘ Is whispering nothing? Is leaning cheek to cheek? Is meeting noses?’” I said, quoting from The Winter’s Tale. Why did I feel that Shakespeare’s words spoke more to the heart of every matter than my own ever could?
I didn’t see you right away, but as soon as you opened your mouth to identify that line from Hamlet, and when you looked at me at the end of class…I guess you could say I grew roots. I couldn’t think of a reason to stay in the room, but all I wanted to do was stare at you.”
“You know what I love about you?” he asked. “You can go from cussing sailor to poet laureate in three seconds without batting an eyelash. It’s quite impressive.”
I miss you, Aubrey. I really do watch the clock for you, wishing away the hours until I’m able to see you again and dreaming of the day when we can be together. ~D
Taking all things into consideration my rating stands at 3.5 charming stars. It would have been higher if I'd been able to see the chemistry between Aubrey and Daniel before the relationship started, it just didn't feel right and I was feeling a little lost as the story progressed because it didn't feel natural. I definitely think the story has potential though, and hey we don't get a HEA so I'm looking forward to the next book to see how it all pans out. I'm definitely a fan of Georgina, her writing style was smooth and her references always fit into the context of the scene, they helped bring another side of the characters emotions to light. Which goes a long way in us connecting with the characters. If you're a fan of teacher/student romances with substance, look no further.