Love in unexpected places

Defy by L.J. Shen

I’m “fabulously and fashionably” late to the party when it comes to L.J. Shen’s Hotholes from her Sinners of Saints series but I couldn’t resist after falling in love with L.J.’s writing early this year and knowing that the fourth and final book is out next month (May 2018) and there is going to be a spin-off series too!!!!! Even though Defy was published after the next book Vicious, I decided to go read the series in the chronological order in terms of the books’ timeline and I’m very glad I did.

I never thought I’d say this but I’m such a fan of the taboo “teacher/student” relationship, especially when the female lead is the teacher. Melody Greene is a substitute English/Literature teacher st All Saints High and she is barely scraping through. The principal makes her life hell on a daily basis and the students are more hard work then she ever bargained for. However, when the principal’s son – Jaime Followhill – makes it so Melody “owes him one”, well this is where the story heats up… Jaime has had a crush on Melody from her first day at the school and despite the fact he is 8 years her junior, and her student, he manages to manipulate Melody into a relationship that they both need, they both want, they both desire…

The blurb pretty much sums up and warns you about the insta-lust, insta-love of Defy and so I was more than happy to go along for the ride. Getting to meet the other Hotholes was a pleasure and I cannot wait to start their books!!!! If they are as good as this I know I’m going to be in for a story that will hook me with an incredible story line and throw in some steamy scenes that are hot to trot!!

Making L.J. Shen another of my one click, must buy authors was a great decision and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series and the remainder of her back catalogue!!

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