Blog Tour | What I Really Learned in College
Welcome to my tour stop for Addison Winters What I Really Learned in College. Today I have a review and excerpt for you all to check out. Let me just say, in one word this book was EXCELLENT and has quickly become a favorite!
Title: What I Really Learned in College
Author: Addison Winters
Series: With Honors #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 14th, 2014
Publisher: Booktrope Entice
Page Numbers: 252
Source: Courtesy of the author
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
Alex Rose is a 32-year-old divorced mother of two, looking for a better life for her and her sons. In search of answers, she returns to college to finally get that degree she’s always dreamed of. What she finds is something she wasn’t even looking for.
Mason Brooks is every girl’s dream: 21 years old, tall, with dirty blond hair that curls when it’s wet, sea-blue eyes, and dimples. Hot, sexy…and deliciously naïve and innocent.
Enter a tantalizing world where an average soccer mom utilizes her newfound knowledge of psychology to make life just a little more interesting. Follow along as Alex educates Mason on the art of seducing and pleasing a woman. Take notes as she introduces him to a whole new level of intensity and sexual pleasure. Study the sensual art of tantric sex as Alex creates her own style of silk and lace female dominance.
This little tryst will never survive past college–but Alex is determined to enjoy it the fullest while it lasts.
My Rating: ★★★★★
“Sex is an awakening of the senses. The boy is a playground to explore, with each of the senses. Sight, touch, smells, sounds and tastes are tantalizing and need to be shown attention.” I gently pushed him back against the pillows with a single finger.“It’s an exploration of desire.” My voice was barely a whisper. I traced my fingertips lightly up each of his arms, lingering on his shoulders, across to his neck. I could see the goose-bumps rising on his chest, his arms and down his legs. He shuddered noticeably and his erection throbbed. I ran my fingers over his stomach around his belly button and teased the small trail of hair across his sculpted abdomen. I kissed the small of his stomach and played lightly with his inner thighs and all along his pelvic region, swirling my fingers around but never touching his cock. Mason eased into it and moaned softly with desire. I could almost feel an electrical spark passing between his skin and flowing through my fingers.
Alex is a 32 year old divorced mother of two young boys. She has gone back to college to better her future for her sons. In the midst of going back to school she meets a handsome young man who is turning 21 years old. She knows he's off limit because of his age, but one night out for a celebration turns everything into an interesting roller-coaster. Mason is a 20 year old college junior taking the same class, sociology, as Alex. He finds her intriguing but thinks nothing can happen between them because of their age difference. Little does he know that his 21st birthday will bring the two together.
I totally loved the romance between Alex and Mason. It wasn't too slow, but it wasn't fast either. They were flirtatious for a few days with one another but at Mason's 21st birthday things "turn up" and get hot and heated between the two. The sex scenes weren't too crazy -- they were hot and heavy, but they weren't too gritty to read. Some points I thought Alex was a bit too dominant, but then again it fit with the whole age difference.
Mason wowed me majority of the book because despite the age difference he was open and willing to learn all that he could just to be with Alex. Alex seemed like an awesome teacher for him because he caught on to things pretty well. The characters that berated them such as Courtney, Becca, Alex's mom and her siblings -- were all jerks. I think they should have minded they're own business. Not everyone finds happiness in the same age bracket or race. They just all reacted so rudely to them and it pissed me off. People like Nick, Emma, Isaac and Lisa were awesome because even though they were aware of the strange age difference they still supported Alex and Mason at every twist and turn.
I loved Alex son's Max and Henry -- they were simply too adorable and I enjoyed how they approved of Mason no matter his age. They only cared that he made their mom happy and it was just too cute for words. Danny, Alex's ex husband, was a damn jackass. I did not like how he treated his kids. Finding out about the whole Disney trip really irked my nerves and proved that Danny was a complete jerk.
That ending with Hayden, Mason's real father, was crazy! Let alone that sneak peak of the sequel. I just can't believe it. I hope Alex doesn't do anything hurtful and Hayden needs to simply back off!
Overall, this book was a pleasure to read and totally recommend it 110%
Addison Winters graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in psychology. She loves music, can be found “dancing” around her house when no one’s home, and is notorious for blowing the speakers out on her car. She’s been known to surprise her children with Jell-O balloon fights and to pull “devious” pranks on her friends. Addison enjoys playing basketball and softball and is proud to be the team captain for the Happy Hooters in the Striking Out Cancer, annual Ladies Softball Tournament. She is also an avid reader and enjoys spending time in her gardens and with her family. She and her husband, Monte, have three children, three puppies, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana.
Prize - Naming a minor character in the second book in the series