Monday, January 20, 2014

Academy of Love by @KateDeveaux

Boarding School was never this much fun….

Love smolders and the sex is red hot when Cassianna Baxter leaves behind a glamorous teaching career in Italy to return to her old Alma Mater, Lewiston Academy for Girls as the Deputy Head Mistress. No sooner does she arrive at the Academy than she walks smack into sexy Lawrence Taylor, her first love and ex-lover. He’s been looking for her ever since he was forced to leave her and now that she is back at the Academy he knows he has to win her back. And not just in his bed.

Red Sage Publishing Official Release Date: August 1 2013
Amazon: B&N

Note to my readers:

There is nothing quite as exciting as a first love and nothing quite as painful as it’s ending. It’s a theme I think many readers can relate to in the heroine and the hero of this story, Cassianna and Lawrence. And the proper girl’s boarding school is something I can relate to from first hand experience. And I can assure you there is nothing prim and proper about what goes on between Lawrence and Cassianna at the Academy!

What happens when ex lovers meet years later -- will the attraction burn as hot? Or will it be scorching?

Academy of Love by Kate Deveaux brings you the story of Cassianna and Lawrence. I enjoyed Cassie and Lawrence story. Meeting at the boarding school that Cassie attended and Lawrence worked at, a relationship is build, but misunderstandings and some strategically placed lies breaks that foundation. Years later faith brings them back to the same place they originally met and there is where you start.

"“What are you doing here at the Academy?”
Lawrence demanded from the doorway, his gaze
intense and the tension in him showing through
his taut neck muscles.
“Me! What am I doing here?” she stammered. “I
think I should be asking you the same thing.”
“I work here,” Lawrence flashed back, his eyes
flecked with gold and full of fire.
“I work here too!”
The lines in his brow furrowed. “Since when?”
His voice rising, as he stood up even taller, filling
the doorway with his strength.
“Since four hours ago when I arrived at this
school. And don’t you yell at me!” Cassianna
gulped for air, as she sputtered angrily, “I should
be yelling at you, you’re the one that ran off and left me.”
“I’m the one that ran off?” He clenched the muscles in his neck while sparks
flashed in his eyes.
“I waited for you and you never came back.” As Cassianna spoke the angry
words, she noticed his posture softened slightly, his shoulders easing, but his
muscular chest contracted with each heavy breath, betraying his mood.
He moved towards her in one quick stride.
He was inches from her. Cassianna could feel the heat between them."

Well written story, Deveaux was able to touch on every item that was question along the way. Why they ended and the time between is addressed throughout the story in a way thats believable and not thrown together. Every word you read is important to the story and has its own place within this journey. The chemistry between Cassie and Lawrence jumps out of the page for me, its a tangible thing. I like Cassie's character, you can see bits of the girl she was and the women she's grown into. If only we all could have a first love so intense and satisfying. Once finished all  i want is more on Lawrence and Cassie! What the rest of their relationship is like, how the rest of the year at the boarding school works out, if Monica continues being bitter? Wanting to know such small details only confirms how entranced the novel becomes. I enjoyed it and its one i will re-read over and over again.

I give Academy of Love by Kate Deveaux

Kate Deveaux
Contemporary and Erotic Romance Author

About Kate: Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!
Born in London, England, Kate has lived in the U.K, Canada, and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona.  When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!

Kate is currently working on several fictional stories for release next year – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink.

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