Wednesday, March 15, 2017

[Review Tour] Under the Peaches by Shana Vanterpool


Title: Under The Peaches
Series: Teaching Love #1
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2017




Unwanted. A word eighteen-year-old Kaelyn Jefferies knows better than most. Given up at birth, she knows nothing of love. Now she navigates this world blind, worrying only about her present to survive. And sometimes when you’re the only guide you have, you don’t always do what’s best for yourself.

After another confrontation with her bully, Kaelyn flees to her hiding spot to be alone and nurse her wounds. Instead, she finds Julian Ean, the gorgeous twenty-four-year-old calculus teacher the other girls whisper about, nursing a few of his own. Until that moment, Mr. Ean was simply a man she passed in the halls. Afterwards, he is impossible to ignore … to forget. 

Mr. Ean only wanted to help Kaelyn. Patch her up and show her she was worth so much more than she was giving herself. He didn’t mean to fall in love with a student. It’s wrong, he knows it, but he can’t help himself around her. Not when her pain feels like his.

Kaelyn didn’t mean to fall in love with a teacher. It’s wrong, she knows it, but after Mr. Ean shows her what a real smile feels like, there’s no going back after that …

Book one in the Teaching Love Series, comes a poignant coming-of-age novel showcasing the beauty of strength and the delicious lure of forbidden love by Shana Vanterpool. 










3.5 Stars from Tiffany!

Didn't Sit Well With Me

Shana Vanterpool gives her readers a combo, coming of age and teacher student love story with Under the Peaches. While I am a huge fan of teacher/student, the coming of age part didn't sit well with me, as well as the insta-love between the characters.

Mr. Julian Ean is the dreamy math teacher on campus. He's only twenty four and the majority of his students are eighteen year old high school seniors. Bad combination. He was good at keeping it in his pants, until he met the beautiful Kaelyn. He's having a rough time, she's having a rough life, they were destined to meet. 

"I don't want to be me at all."

As stated in the blurb, young Kaelyn knows nothing of love. Forced to grow up quickly in the system, she takes any scrap of attention she can. Which is why it felt like Mr. Ean was almost taking advantage of her, instead of helping her. 

"I never wanted to be used."
Didn't Sit Well With Me

Shana Vanterpool gives her readers a combo, coming of age and teacher student love story with Under the Peaches. While I am a huge fan of teacher/student, the coming of age part didn't sit well with me, as well as the insta-love between the characters.

Mr. Julian Ean is the dreamy math teacher on campus. He's only twenty four and the majority of his students are eighteen year old high school seniors. Bad combination. He was good at keeping it in his pants, until he met the beautiful Kaelyn. He's having a rough time, she's having a rough life, they were destined to meet. 

"I don't want to be me at all."

As stated in the blurb, young Kaelyn knows nothing of love. Forced to grow up quickly in the system, she takes any scrap of attention she can. Which is why it felt like Mr. Ean was almost taking advantage of her, instead of helping her. 

"I never wanted to be used."

I feel like Kaelyn needed help, not a boyfriend when it came to Julian Ean. Yes, he eventually helped her with the problems she was having at school, but she was too immature for the relationship he was looking for. She was a "yes man" and agreed and did whatever Julian wanted. Sure he was trying to teach her about relationships and love, however her age showed more and more as the story read on.

The book was well written, however I need my student a little stronger when entering a relationship with a teacher. Kaelyn was too young and to fragile for the situation she found herself in.
I feel like Kaelyn needed help, not a boyfriend when it came to Julian Ean. Yes, he eventually helped her with the problems she was having at school, but she was too immature for the relationship he was looking for. She was a "yes man" and agreed and did whatever Julian wanted. Sure he was trying to teach her about relationships and love, however her age showed more and more as the story read on.

The book was well written, however I need my student a little stronger when entering a relationship with a teacher. Kaelyn was too young and to fragile for the situation she found herself in.









Romance author, coffee drinker, and bad boy aficionado. Every second not spent breathing is an opportunity to write and read. I live in Northern California with my family and actress dog, Halle Bella. (Just Bella when she decides to cut the crap.) Escaping with a good book is something I live for and I write so others can do the same.









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