Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOOK REVIEW...Forbidden Lessons by Noël Cades

Title:  Forbidden Lessons
Author:  Noël Cades
Publication Date: April 10th 2014 by Noël Cades
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:   When boarding school pupil Laura meets her new German teacher her world is turned upside down. She can’t get Mr Rydell out of her mind. But as her teacher, he’s totally forbidden fruit.

Despite the strict school rules she keeps bumping into him outside class. Is it coincidence, or does he share her feelings?

Soon every rule is broken... who will be forced to pay the price?

Set in the strict environment of an English girls’ school in the 1980s, "Forbidden Lessons" is based on a true story.

My Review 

To be completely honest, I have NO IDEA where I truly stand with Forbidden Lessons. While I did like the whole student teacher taboo relationship premise, there is also a lot of other side story lines and characters that are shed light on as well.

In this, we meet Laura and her three best girlfriends, Susie, Margery, and Charlotte. Each friend has their own little dalliance taking place although I do have to admit that I skimmed over these parts and only cared for the Laura and Mr. Ryder bits! Hehe.

It was strange to see the school teachers as well kind of act juvenile while in a boarding school but I'm guessing this does occur in these kinds of institutions. And also, gaining points or getting demerits. The whole system of that just for some reason made me think of Harry Potter where they compete for points.

Sorry, I'm going a bit off topic ain't I?

Anyway, it was a good story but I wish there was more background on the characters, particularly Laura and Mr. Ryder, as well as more growth and depth between their relationship. It was kind of a instant attraction and love really since you see no development in either of them.

Over all, great story with love, suspense, steam, and intrigue!

*I was given a review copy by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!*

My Rating:
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8

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