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Lessons In Corruption: A Student/Teacher Romance (The Fallen Men Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Giana Darling blew me away with this forbidden tale between a teacher and a student. It was so unique and hot and romantic. I couldn't stop reading! Giana's prose is so elegant and detailed.
-Author R. Scarlett
King is sooo sexy! He makes the book! -Author Fiona Cole
5+ STARS FOR KING'S LESSONS!! This book deserves more than 5 stars, it is in my Top 10 books for 2017. Wow, just wow... R. Ziglar - Top Amazon Reviewer
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- Publication date : November 29, 2017
- File size : 2720 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 406 pages
- Publisher : Giana Darling Books (November 29, 2017)
- ASIN : B077TKTVF4
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,385 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Darling’s writing was also great. There are some editing issues that mostly have the feel of spellcheck substituting a wrong word kind of thing rather than true grammatical errors. I found the writing itself very pleasing. Two of my favorite passages:
“I wanted his tongue and teeth to write his poems on my skin, wicked ones written in bruises and sweat, flourished with tears and cum.”
“...I felt eyes on me. It didn’t make any sense but I knew the texture of the gaze, the way they fell hot on my skin then slid possessively through my hair, over my cheeks and neck like a physical caress. There were words in that gaze, ones that spoke of deviant plans for my body, promised that they would one day come true.”
Wow! Great writing. So what was not great for me? The heroine. I just did not like the heroine. I did not like the way she treated King. At first it was fine. She found out he was involved with a MC and she balked. Ok, understandable. Then she finds out he is only 18 and her student and she balks again. Ok, even more understandable but then she keeps vacillating back and forth long past when she should have stuck beside King, long past the point where I found it understandable or even interesting for that matter. I also found her fairly rude. She would say something not very nice to King or a member of the MC and then apologize often citing her judgmental upbringing as the justification for her rudeness. That got old too. King does some amazingly thoughtful and loving things for her and almost every time her first reaction is to get mad and say something horrible to him. Apparently, after a lifetime of being taken care of, first by her parents and then her much older husband, Cressida wants so much to be independent that she sees even acts of kindness and caring as an infringement upon her independence. I really did not like some of the ungrateful and mean things she said to King. One of the last times she walked away from King was when he had just been injured and needed her love and support, but instead she leaves him in front of his family. I truly hated her then and I do not know why the other characters did not hate her too.
I also found Cressida to be a bit of a hypocrite. There is a scene where she gets mad at a popular jock from a wealthy albeit abusive family for hiding the fact that he is gay. She lays into him because he is not yet openly gay and is hiding his relationship with one of her favorite students. She tells him how unfair he is being by being treating his boyfriend like he is ashamed of him and their relationship. She essentially forces the boy into outing his relationship. I could not believe it. The boy was just a teenager. He lived in a home with an abusive, homophobic father. He was a senior about to go to college which his father would probably have financed. She seemed to have zero empathy for him and his fears when in fact she was treating King the same way he was treating his boyfriend. King was 18 so her relationship with him was not illegal. She was worried about her reputation and losing her job if people found out. She was worried about money. In fact, she was plagued by exactly the same fears as the boy yet she never seemed to have that epiphany. I could not believe how self righteous she acted toward the boy.
Finally, I did not like how she treated her brother. He killed a man protecting her which landed him in prison for 6 years. He lent Cressida money to buy her cottage when she left her husband even though it turns out he did not really have the money to spare. Yet, she turns her back on him because she is angry over some of his actions. I agreed that what he did was wrong but where was the unconditional love? I thought she should have forgiven him and loved him anyway. He clearly loved her.
This book is only from Cressida’s POV so perhaps if I could have seen her from King’s POV I would not have ended up disliking her so much, maybe he could have shown me something redeemable about her.
My final complaint is about King’s role in the MC. He is the son of the president but not a patched-in member and yet he seems to give a lot of orders to the patched-in brothers. King is involved in their business, goes to church meetings, and even has an Old Lady. Now, the only thing I actually know about MC’s and their rules and structure is what I have read in books so perhaps this is an accurate representation. However, let me just say, that this is not the normal for behavior in most of the books of this genre and it struck a discordant note with me.
So, although I liked both the plot and the writing style, I just did not love this book and I am on the fence about reading the next.
1) Had it not been for author sharing the cover reveal for Welcome to the Dark Side (as well as the blurb #YesDaddy) I probably wouldn’t have started Lessons in Corruption ~ So, big mahalos to those authors and that hot cover.
2) I am kicking my own booty for not reading this baby sooner because once I did I had a heck of a time putting it down. I loved it all and didn’t want it to end.
King is everything! He’s all kinds of bad boy biker poet hotness that proves that age is just a number and that taking chances, even the ones that go against the grain, can turn out to be the most rewarding. King pretty much blew my mind on his outlook at the world and life in general and just how golden of a heart he had beneath the touch exterior.
Cressida (love the name btw)...this woman. I loved her, I did, but the woman gave me a good case of whiplash. I understood why, and for the most part her reactions were valid, but I really just wanted her to stop thinking and just do. Thankfully, as the book progresses, she evolves and grows. She comes into her own and finds a kind of strength she never knew she could have.
From start to finish, Cress and King’s very taboo journey was all kinds of goodness. The smexy factor was nuclear, but it was the fact that here were two people from very different worlds who actually fit well together. With the age thing and the teacher/student thing as well as the simple fact that The Fallen Men MC played a prominent part in the story, nothing was simple, but it was a fun ride all around and I’m very happy with where Cress and King were when the book ended.
Now, as you know, I’m a sucker for well written secondary/supporting characters and this book is chock full of them. Zeus Garro was the reason I decided to dive in, and d does #YESDaddy fit, but I also loved the other members of the MC that we get to meet, the women who become Cress’s squad as well as some of the other students we meet along the way.
So, while I’m a very happy camper with all that went down in Lessons in Corruption, I cannot wait to get my hands on Welcome to the Dark Side and get to know Zeus a whole lot better!
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King is the son of the President of the local MC club and smarter than his eighteen years. A wise head on young shoulders he scores high on the looks ratio too and this is what first attracts Cressida to him. When she first claps eyes on him across the car park she is stunned by his alpha male beauty, but she is the elder responsible "good" girl and thinks nothing of it until they bump into each other again in the place she would least expect.
The characters were all written expertly and with passion. Cressida comes from a wealthy family and is a naive girl who has lead a boring but "safe" life with her much older husband. As a teacher; she finds her passion and outlet for her love of teaching her students, and this made me love her all the more. I felt so sorry for her at times as there was so much passion bubbling around inside this young lady just waiting to explode and King is the man just might be the one to lift the lid off of that boiling kettle !!!
King is a dream character to read. He is loyal, loving, gorgeous and persistent and has a dirty mouth to die for and he wants Cressida, boy are you all in for a ride reading this story !!! It is all about finding out about these people, Cressida and Kings feelings, how they grow and what they want from life and with some bad ass bikers hovering in the background and some seriously hot sex scene's this story certainly makes for an emotional well invested read.
Although this book was a slow build, the second half sort of exploded with action and just what you would expect from a M/C book and a group of bikers. I can't wait to read the second book - Welcome To The Dark Side which is all about Kings Father and President of the club Daddy Zeus Garro - Bring it on !!!!
I truly loved this read and that ending 😮😮😮
I really can’t wait to read more about this biker family xx
She exchanged one security blanket for another convincing herself she was happy and fulfilled whilst feeling lonely and bored. Then across a car park she sees King not knowing who he is , he just captures her imagination. When she meets him on a rare night out she is stunned. Even more stunned that she decides to go with him for a ride on his bike . Then there weeks later he turns up at her classroom door as her new student. I loved this book. It drew me in more with every page until I was totally immersed in this beautiful story. I love how Cressida struggles with what is happening and how not only she feels but how they'll be recieved. Also how she keeps her slightly crazy dorky personality and doesn't change into a hard biker chick after just one ride !. As for King ...wow ! if I could just find me one of those I might give up book boyfriends...or not. The side characters are real and hoping we 'll get to read about more of those in coming books. Loved it !!!!
Jammed packed full of hotness that just makes you fall in love with son of The Fallen MC Prez... King..the story has you hooked into the relationship between him and Cressida that you really dont care about the age gap or the factor that shes in a position of power over him!
Obviously not a read for you if you dont like books that push your limits or break the boundaries but it was absolutely amazing for me!
Cant wait to jump into book 2 which is MC Prez Zeus story!