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Published by Entangled Publishing on August 25, 2014
Source: the Publisher
When the bedroom becomes the classroom…
Computer guru Abbi Hayes needs to kick her sex life into overdrive—and she’s designing the perfect App to make it happen. Thanks to all of the self-help bedroom tips she’s accumulating, she’ll be able to go from boring and passive to own-him-now vixen with a couple of swipes of a touch screen. And whenformer NBA basketball star Joe Burns offers to help her test out her ‘product,’ how can she say no?
Joe can’t quite believe this temptress-in-training is his formerly shy, geeky ex-math tutor. If Abbi wants to discover her inner vamp, he’ll happily be her how-to guide. But it only takes few face-to-face lessons to realize that underneath the talk, there’s a truly passionate woman begging to be claimed by someone strong. Someone like him.
Maybe it’s time to teach his former teen fantasy a few tricks of his own…
Abbi Hayes has always been an intelligent woman, whizzing through high school math classes and acing her college IT courses. Now she’s a computer guru and is in the process of developing an app for her boss that will help women flirt with men, please themselves and their partners in bed, and find Mr. Right. There’s just one problem – Abbi is shy and her last boyfriend broke up with her because she was too passive and boring in bed. Talk about a confidence deflator! Abbi decides to put her own app to the test and develop some inner vixen skills of her own. She find exactly the right guy to test it on when she bumps into an old high school classmate she once tutored, Joe Fuller. Soon, Joe becomes the tutor and agrees to give Abbi six lessons in the art of sexual pleasure and seduction. All in the name of research, of course. But what happens when the lines between app-related research lesson and genuine relationship become blurred?
Abbi is a sweet, plain Jane kind of girl who was very easy to like and relate to. She’s introverted, geeky, and generally not afraid to admit it (although she does attempt to hide her Legos at one point, but that is quickly thwarted by an equally eager Joe). She excels at her job, but is at a loss when it comes to dating and flirtatious interactions, which of course makes developing the sex app for her boss that much more difficult.
Joe is your typical high school jock – athletic, admired, and loved by everyone who meets him. Which makes the backstory about his family that much more heartbreaking. An astute businessman, he’s made a living first in the NBA and then with his own line of fitness centers and gyms. His utter devotion and pursuit of Abbi is charming and melts your heart. Gone is the clueless high schooler, replaced with a man confident in who he is and what he wants.
The sex is sensual and very hot, the chemistry between Abbi and Joe sizzles and at times made me laugh out loud with some of their antics. This book runs through the gamut of emotions – desire, jealousy, anger, joy. The sexual writing is well done and doesn’t cross the line into cheesy or overdone. Instead, Ms. Anderson does an excellent job of drawing out sensation, emotion, and physical lust all with a few well-placed words. Sometimes sweet and sensual, sometimes rough and wild – fitting for Joe and Abbi’s personalities and a delightful variety for the reader too. And for an erotica read, this book isn’t just about the sex either, which I definitely appreciate. I like plot with my erotica and Taming His Tutor delivered!
I highly recommend checking out Taming His Tutor if you like steamy erotica reads with a decent plot, fun and quirky characters, and well written prose that will make you yearn for a cold shower!