Sunday, 27 July 2014

Blog Tour:Teaching Roman (Good Girls Don't #2) by Gennifer Albin {ARC Review}

Author: Gennifer Albin
Title: Teaching Roman
Series: Good Girls Don't #2
Publication Date: June 26th 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Jessica Stone has her life in perfect order until her perfectly boring boyfriend Brett puts things in perspective. So when she receives a call to action from her heartbroken best friend Cassie, she ditches her plans for Winter Break in gloomy Olympic Falls and sets off to Mexico for some fun in the sun.

Determined to use her oceanview to prep for her MCATS, she doesn't plan to run into anyone from Olympic State, least of all the cute communications prof she's been crushing on for a year. When he unexpectedly saves the day, the two are thrown together in a distinctly extracurricular activity.

Roman Markson doesn’t expect to run into anyone he knows from Olympic Falls while visiting his family in Puerto Vallarta, especially not a former student. Although Jess Stone has a way of catching men’s attention, a relationship with her is strictly off-limits. However, the rules feel less strict in Mexico, so they agree to a plan: one week in paradise and nothing more.
But avoiding each other back on campus is harder than they anticipated, especially when they can’t stay away from one another. Neither is sure what they have to learn—and lose—before life teaches them a lesson they’ll never forget.

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ARC Review

The characters

After Jill and Liam's story, it's time for the second girl in the group Jessica Stone to tell us her story. Jess is a realist. She knows she has to study hard and for many many years in order to become a doctor. Her way of dealing with everything in her life is by making lists with longterm mostly goals. Her boyfriend Brett thinks the same way so that makes him the perfect guy for her plan. He is independent, doesn't take much of her time and understands when she wants some time to herself. So when he decides to take their relationship to the next level, Jess's "list plan", falls apart.

Unable of spending her winter break in the same campus as her now ex-boyfriend, she goes to Mexico alongside one of her two best friends, Cassie, who is heartbroken after finding out that her boyfriend never really deserved someone as good and loyal as Cassie. Mexico seems like the perfect opportunity for Jessica. She's going to an exotic paradise where she will have time to put her "lists" back together and study for her upcoming semester.

For the first time in a long time she feels refreshed and free but she also can't stop thinking about her hot communications professor who is on the same flight as her and is going to spend his winter break at Mexico as well. She's single, he's single and they both have one week with nothing left to lose and everything to gain.

Even if it's just for only a week, Jess feels she has a deeper connection with Roman than she expected. A connection that makes her whole and a connection that will cause her a lot of trouble once she's back in Olympic State. The thing is that Roman is not a professor and Jess completed his course the previous semester. They can be together but before that they have to work for it..

The plot

The story is well-written and it has everything to make Teaching Roman one of the NAs you have to read this summer. There's romance of course, sadness, jealousy, grief but above all these, there's hope and sometimes that's more than enough. 

Roman is someone who has worked really hard to get to where he is right now, a member of the university's faculty. He's 26 but he's mature, serious, independent and he's one of those guys who knows exactly what he wants and he will do everything to make it his.

Jessica used to be a shy, hesitant and scared of doing new and impulsive things girl but with Roman she realizes that that girl not only no longer exists but she wasn't the real Jessica in the first place.


Teaching Roman should definitely be added to your TBR summer list. It's an easy and fun to read novel. Gennifer Albin really knows what Good Girls Don't do and she describes it perfectly in this heartbreaking and emotional second novel in the series!

Rating: 4 stars!!

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