Teach me everything.
My whole life, I’ve been a good girl. I follow rules like nobody’s business. I obey guidelines like I was born to it. Show me a line, and I’ll toe it.
I’m even a twenty-two-year-old virgin. Good is my middle name.
And then, I break one tiny little rule. Miniscule. Inconsequential.
Next thing I know, I’m trapped with an incredibly handsome stranger. He’s got eyes like cut emeralds, biceps that makes my head spin, and a smile that has me rethinking all my life choices.
We escape a bar bathroom together. We go on an impromptu date. We share the hottest kiss I’ve ever had, one that leaves me panting for more. We promise to see each other again.
Turns out, we see each other the next morning.
In my calculus class.
Which he’s teaching.
My handsome, sexy date is Professor Loveless, and we’ll be seeing each other plenty. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all semester.
There’s no choice but to call it off. We both have too much at stake: I could lose my scholarship, and he could lose his entire career.
But I can’t call off the way I feel.
I can’t call off the way he looks when he rolls up his sleeves and explains imaginary numbers.
I can’t call off the heated glances, or the way our hands touch when I hand in my homework, or the memory of his body pressing against mine that night.
I’m a virgin.
He’s my professor.
AThe Hookup Equationnd if we give in, it could cost us both everything.
But I’m so tired of being a good girl.
|Title:||The Hookup Equation|
|Series:||Loveless Brothers (Book 4)|
|Trope(s):||Forbidden Love |
Student / Teacher
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|Release Date:||26th February, 2020|
Another smokin’ hot Loveless
This is the fourth book in Roxie Noir’s Loveless Brothers series. It follows each of the five, smoking hot and deliciously adorable Loveless Brothers as they fall hard and deep with the loves of their lives. Each book is a standalone although, unsurprisingly, each brother and a host of other characters do appear across all the books. If you haven’t read any other books, I would still say you’d be fine reading this one. You won’t miss out on anything and you’ll get enough of a vibe about the other brothers and their partners to tempt you into reading more.
This book is about the youngest brother, newly anointed Professor Caleb Loveless who meets a girl in the men’s toilets and falls hard for her during their one, brief date. They arrange a second date but before that can take place they happen upon each other again. In class. Where he’s the professor and she his student. Well, that’s the end of that then!
And that’s what both decide. It’s the sensible thing to do after all. But the pair just cannot stay away from each other and while they try – there’s definitely a half-heartedness about the trying which leads to some ve-e-ry sexy moments. In the closed off staircase at the Hallowe’en organ concert? Who knew that would become a raging fantasy of mine all of a sudden? The whole teasing thing that we get from Ms Noir is hella hot – and most of that is nothing to do with getting the D and removing the V!
As I said, Caleb is the youngest brother although no less sexy than his older siblings. He seemed more serious and introspective than his more fun-loving brothers – and probably had the kind of personality you would expect from a professorial type (but fear not – I don’t mean in a stereotypical kind of way!). Caleb also had a secret that ran throughout the book but was removed from his story with Thalia. I understood this secret and logically I understand his feelings towards it – but in the world of a fictional and strong brood of brothers with a tight bond, I couldn’t really understand why it was such a big deal and that he couldn’t tell them. I also didn’t really think it added to the story – but that’s just me!
Thalia is a fantastic character and I loved her attitude, her smarts and her honest-to-God awkwardness, especially around Caleb. This is a girl that gets her guy by being her weird self and I really can get down with that. We also get some interesting story with Thalia away from (but still including Caleb). The stuff with her older brother was really quite sad – but still interesting to read *spoiler* and it will be extra awesome if Javier gets his own story *spoiler ends*. And her relationship with Bastien thrilled me almost as much as those Loveless boys. Those two could bicker and banter like children and it was hilarious!
Despite the angsty thing this book has going on, Ms Noir writes in a way that I cannot get enough of. It’s so fresh and honest – like the way you would talk to your friends, or talk to yourself. It’s so absorbing that you almost forget you’re reading and become part of the story. I even almost told my mum what was happening with Caleb and Thalia as if they were real and friends of mine!
The book as a whole has a slightly different feel to the previous books in the series – probably mostly because it’s set in another town than the rest of the Loveless brothers live. We still get the quirky, teasing banter and the complete brotherly intrusion into each other’s business – but it’s got a different vibe all round, I’d say. Not better – not worse – just not the small town country atmosphere like the first three books in the series.
If could have, I would have given this book 4.5 stars. I don’t have any problem with the Professor / Student relationship (in this context and in a book, I might add!) although it was interesting to me how I felt my perception of Caleb and Thalia’s relationship (and perhaps the balance of power) altar, once all was revealed. Without giving too much away, I spent much of the book anxious for the inevitable shoe dropping to occur. I didn’t like the outcome and wished things could have been tied up in a much more unrealistic way – but that’s really not why I’m reading romance. I still got my HEA and that’s why I settled on 5 stars instead of 4. And no matter what she writes, Roxie Noir is still one of my favourite and must-buy authors. I cannot wait for Seth’s story and I’m now adding Thalia’s brother to my wishlist, along with Silas, to get his own story.
I love writing sexy, alpha men and the headstrong women they fall for.
My weaknesses include: beards, whiskey, nice abs with treasure trails, sarcasm, cats, prowess in the kitchen, prowess in the bedroom, forearm tattoos, and gummi bears.
I live in California with my very own sexy, bearded, whiskey-loving husband and two hell-raising cats.