I admit, judging from the other reviews I read about this, I was expecting a much better book. I like the premise, and forbidden love is a great draw. But this is definitely not a great book.
What I didn't like so much was the whole teenaged attitude. It's very superficial and immature. Eden has a past of "hooking up" and always getting what she wants. She is typically attractive, rich, and neglected by her daddy after her mother died and now has to endure a plastic step-mother. Eden doesn't make for an original or good heroine, and I felt no sympathy for her.
I found it implausible how quickly she fell for Mr. Christian. She sees him for the first time and immediately abandons her relationship with her boyfriend.
I got sick of how often the phrases "lame", "cool", and "hooking up" were used.
What I did (sort of) like about this book was James Christian (although the way he dresses is so cliche, I had to roll my eyes), the music teacher she falls for. He's not original, either, in any way. He's more like a character in a fanfiction story. Still, he's much too good for her and I have no idea why he fell for her. She isn't much different from other girls her age. Though, to give the character some credit, she does later acknowledge that she's a bit ashamed of herself and that he's too good for her.
The writing is so-so and I wasn't impressed. I've read better teacher/student romances than this, ones that are deeper, better written, and with more interesting, developed characters that go against the grain.
Overall, it was mildly enjoyable, but disappointing and...not very good.