Pushing the Limits – Brooke Cumberland


He’s my art professor.
I’m his student.
With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.

When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.
While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.
He sees more than just the physical aspects—he sees me.
That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.

How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?
What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.


My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Ah the college professor/student romance, my absolute favorite romance trope. I’m sure its a strange one, and honestly there aren’t a TON of books out there featuring this particular kind of romance. Not only is it rare for me to find a student, teacher romance, it is incredibly rare for me to enjoy one! I find that there is a fine line in this particular trope between creepy and sexy. Holy guacamole was Pushing the Limits sexy. I’m talking blushing when you read it, turn the AC down to 65 in your apartment sexy.

Morgan and Aspen had some killer chemistry. Their first encounter made me smile, laugh, and even had my stomach dropping. I think what I loved the most, though, about their romance was that their connection was based on so much more than physical attraction. The emotional connection they had was developed slowly over the course of the novel but really packed a punch. They both had so many things to work through and I loved that they worked on themselves both separately and together.

Alright, alright, I’ve stalled for long enough. I know what you really want to hear about: the sexy time scenes. I made the extremely unfortunate mistake of reading this book in the middle of one of my classes. Brooke Cumberland had me blushing so hard I honestly think i turned an embarrassing shade of fuchsia. Then, someone asked me what I was reading and I had to close my laptop and actually pay attention in class just to avoid further embarrassment. THE HORROR!

My Takeaway: My first Brooke Cumberland will absolutely not be my last. I have already bought more of her books and can’t wait to delve into the pure awesome that is Kennedy Fox (the Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish writing duo). Side note, if you don’t already follow the two of them on Instagram – you need to! 

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