Review: This Love by Nazarea Andrews

17706171This Love
(University of Branton, #1)
By: Nazarea Andrews
Publisher: A & A Literary
Published: June 25, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

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She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.

He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life had become.

They didn’t know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket–her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.

Atticus Grimes needs help–the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he’s got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.

When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she’s thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can’t happen–he’s a professor and she’s a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?

1thoughtsAtticus has been a mess since he left his wife for cheating on him. He’s currently living with his friend and isn’t getting much work done. His roommate decides to put out a “help wanted” call in the local paper and pretty soon Atticus finds himself hiring Avery to help him organize all of his research information. The attraction is instantaneous but they both know it’d be a bad idea considering that he’s a professor at her college.

This is a sexy forbidden love story. There isn’t too much that really takes place in the way of drama. You know that the second the story starts that they will come across some hiccups in their relationship. Not everyone is going to approve of the relationship and their past will come back to bite them. However, knowing this ahead of time didn’t detract from the story for me. I enjoyed every minute of Avery and Atticus’ sexy love affair.

I’ve never read anything by Nazarea but I will definitely be looking for #2 in the series. I like that the author tells you about the couples day to day life but it never gets boring. I liked watching them interact with each other both in private and while out and about. Plus, the author takes the readers on a vacation to Jamaica, so the background isn’t always the same. Now if you are looking for an extreme detailed book, than this isn’t for you. The author didn’t weight the book down with details like the clothes that the characters wore every day or whether the sun was shining when they walked outside. She focused more on their relationship, and I really enjoyed that. I had when a story gets bogged down with all the miniscule details.

Like I said, I will definitely be continuing this series. I’m thinking that Atticus’ and Avery’s roommates will be next in line but we will have to wait and see.


1favequote“I don’t know, sir. I don’t care. I do care that you invited this asshole here, knowing how Avery felt about him. The only thing I care about is that girl and her well-being. Excuse me if my salary, or lack thereof, pales in comparison to his emotional abuse.”


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