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A Season of Eden [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Laurens
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Book Description

He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible. I let the door silently close at my back. He stared at me, and a taut quiet stretched between us. "I like hearing you play," I said, moving toward him. He turned, in sync with my slow approach. He looked up at me but didn't say anything. I rested my clammy hand on the cold, slick body of the baby grand. "May I?" The muscles in his throat shifted, then he swallowed. "Eden." My knees weakened, like a soft tickling kiss had just been blown against the backs of them. "Is it okay?" I asked. His gaze held mine like two hands joined. He understood what I was really asking. "Let me stay," I said. "Please." "You're going to get me in trouble," he said.

Product Details

  • File Size: 570 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing (September 29, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00457XEIO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,862 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Eden August 3, 2010
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.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too August 17, 2008
"The melody reached in. Touched me. Filled me. As if an invisible siphon leeched off the notes and chords with the urgency of needed breath. He slowed the piece, his long fingers curling and flattening on the ivory keys, his eyes closing, lashes pressed against his cheeks. The tune echoed off the empty walls with one final deep chord. When he opened his eyes, they locked on mine. His hands slid from the keys and into his lap.

`There can't be anything between us.'"

Eden, a senior at her high school, needs to take an elective. She signs up for Concert Choir, which has always been labeled as an "Easy A" class. She doesn't expect to even care about the class... Much less, truly enjoy it.

However, when Mr. James Christian, the beautiful, young, new teacher, enters the room, Eden's heart stops. Concert Choir will certainly be more than she ever bargained for. Soon, Choir becomes her favorite class, and not because of all the beautiful music. A forbidden attraction springs up between Eden and her teacher, which they must repress.

Eden, dealing with her distant father, terrible stepmother and the loss of her real mother ten years previously, has a lot going on in her life. She seeks solace through Mr. Christian when her school friends become less than helpful. After having experienced a more mature friendship with Mr. Christian, people that she used to hang out with (her ex-boyfriend, etc.), seem suddenly immature and uninteresting. He seems to understand her in an adult way that she has never experienced before.

The dynamic between Eden and her teacher is very interesting. Little details display the subtle changes in their relationship throughout the novel. The reader will slowly watch her change how she addresses him... He goes from Mr.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A season of obnoxious teen girl being obnoxious. April 7, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you're interested in this book, and over the age of 16, move on. Find something new.. this book is not what you want or expect.
My review will contain 'major' spoilers of the (very few) plot points in the book, so if you haven't read it and are going to... don't read this. Or if you make the better decision of not reading it, but want to know why it's bad; go right ahead!

A season of Eden is a book about an "18 year old girl" who acts like she's 13. She is rich, popular, self centered, and trampy. Whenever you begin to see a slight redeeming quality in this girl (I.E. actually saying something nice about the girl with medical issues) she immediately turns around and says something that completely condescends it. God, I hate this character. Anyway, she immediately (No, really. It takes about 5 seconds) falls in love with James Christian, the new music teacher.

Mr. Christian is... a religious character. A moral character. He's boring and odd and.. I don't know what. He's 22 teaching music at a high school.. because he took CE classes when he was in high school.. AKA They wanted to make the age difference a little more acceptable because 6 years age difference is far worse than 4.

The first 60 pages are spent with Eden being in love with Mr. Christian. She goes to his classroom every morning to help him pass out papers and to pray he brushes up against her. And then finally, without any prior notice, Mr. Christian says that it would be okay for them to go to Starbucks together. And they do.

Que 50 more pages of them doing the same exact thing, when eventually they agree to meet at a beach.. in California.. where apparently absolutely every single person leaves when the sun begins to go down.. so they are alone. And he kisses her.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I can’t decide if I love or hate the ending.
I jumped at the chance to read this book simply because of the author, I didn’t even read the book summary before accepting this book for review. Read more
Published 7 months ago by toobusyreading
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book. i really hope the author continues the story of...
First of all , i have never written a review before. This book made me want to write one!! When i read the blurb for the book i knew i had to read it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. Wilburn
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
All I gotta say is thank goodness the age difference wasn't huge. I think that I wouldn't have been able to finish this otherwise. It was a easy to read book with some sexy scenes. Read more
Published 13 months ago by elgato
5.0 out of 5 stars For Those Of You That Had The Hots For A Teacher
This book......I love this book! I did not really care for Edens character but I liked her guts! I like how she fell away from that typical highschool scene and went for something... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Distant Dweller
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan
I got this free on Amazon. I can't say I enjoyed this book much. Eden just reminded me of THAT girl in high school, who walked around like she was better than others and was... Read more
Published 20 months ago by LAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever
Dramatic, romantic, and a real portrayal of young love. I hope there will be a sequel to this outstanding story.
Published 20 months ago by Danibear
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what you think
I read the first part and decided it would be a hot read. NOT!! If you're looking for a book for your 12 yr. Old then this books for you. I found this book hard to follow. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Stinks
5.0 out of 5 stars Really liked
The story . .. Most authors go to a physical storyline. It was nice to see something new. I would love to see a second book or novella book that finishes the story of James and... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better
This book was only average. I loved the premise. There is just something really delicious about a young educational authority figure being with a student. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I love books about student/teacher relationships. However, the subject is taboo in today's society. Therefore, not many people write books about it. Read more
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