Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Review Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway: To One Hundred (#Dirty Sexy Geeks #1) by Melissa Blue

Title: To One Hundred
Series: #Dirty Sexy Geeks #1
Author: Melissa Blue
Genre: Adult Romance
Publish Date: January 7, 2016
Review Source: eARC
 
When they met online they were equals...Then she walks into his classroom.

For four months Eva March shared almost every secret with a handsome stranger. It was easy when she didn't have to meet his gaze in real life. The online flirtation was fun. She could be a strong, put-together woman without a sordid past. Most importantly, he'd never know the truth.

Grady Addison takes his job as a professor seriously. He doesn't sleep with co-eds, much less his students. Eva doesn't even fit his leggy, peppy blonde requirements, but he can't walk away now. He's spent too much time fantasizing about her, her smile and the way her eyes darken when she thinks of her past.

And her past is a problem. The secrets she hasn't yet told him could end his career and for Eva, her life could just come crashing down...again.
To One Hundred is a forbidden love kind of story. We have a professor and a student but there’s a twist to it that keeps you interested throughout. 

Grady is a history professor. He is not one you’d think to be teaching a history class. Grady is young and geekoliciously HOT! Yeah, I just made up a word. At least I think I did. Anyways, Grady is into Firefly and meets Eva on the fan website. They have been talking for four months online until one day she shows up to one of his classes. 

Eva is running from her past, not a very pretty one at that. She is not that weak girl anymore and ready to move forward. Meeting Grady online was a godsend in a way. She has finally met someone she can identify with. When she walks into class she’s not too sure anymore.

The chemistry between Grady and Eva was there from the start, there’s no denying it but when Eva realizes that the man she fell for online is her professor all bets are off. Can Grady make Eva understand that he’s not her past?

I really loved the characters in this story. They are not the same old cookie cutters that romance novels use. They have an interesting but sad backstory. This is why I gave the book four bars. I loved the charisma between Grady and Eva. I even loved “the geek squad,” which was Grady’s friends and brother. His brother was awesome! I really hope there is a book for him one day. I did like how Grady always tried to take control and how he was gentle with Eva when her past was coming back to haunt her. 

The family dynamics in this story really pulled at my heart. I loved how everyone looked out for one another. That always gets to me. Overall, I liked this story but wished there had been more to it. I’m intrigued what’s in store for us next in this series. 

She rolled her shoulders and tried to concentrate on the coffee menu. One night with Grady had only taunted her. A single night and—the hairs on the back of her neck prickled with such an intensity her heart kicked into overdrive. A familiar musky scent of aftershave hit her next.

Eva would forever connect that smell with freshly cut grass, balmy summer nights, the rasp of a five o'clock shadow between her legs and Orion's Belt. She bit into her lip to cage the instinctive moan. So, yeah. Eva didn't have to turn around to know the heat brushing against her back was Grady.

He was supposed to be well past his morning wood, but he had leaned in close and pressed his hard cock into the curve of her ass.

“Good morning, Eva.” His voice held a deeper rasp, making it much more gritty.

Oh, yeah. The morning did something sexy to his voice.

She only allowed herself a moment to glance at him. His lids were low, his attention fixed on her ass. Given, his front was plastered to it. The tilt of his head brought up visions of him watching himself sink into her as he fucked her from behind. And after last night she knew he'd wrap his hand into a fist in her hair as he pounded into her.

Self-preservation forced her to say, “Good morning, Professor Addison.”

Four words and a wall slammed down on his expressive eyes. He took a step back and shoved his hands into his pockets. The problem was she didn't feel a twinge of guilt at his reaction. If they were going to play with fire for the next few weeks, the least they could do was behave while in public.

And maybe some part of her was waiting for him to prove the past repeated itself. She'd have a whimsical need to visit him after hours and she'd find him tangled up with another co-ed. Or the Dean would find out what they'd done and feel the need to harshly reprimand her instead of him.

She knew all too well professors had groupies. There was just something sexy about the knowledgeable older man. A professor who looked like Grady probably had a dedicated circle of English majors writing fan fiction where he was their Mr. Darcy or their Awakening.

The guilt didn't lessen as a cold front wafted from behind her. “Grady—”

“Don't. Wouldn't want you to be late for class.”

She shivered at the arctic tone. He was pissed. She couldn't blame him and couldn't fault herself. No matter how different this was, too many parts felt familiar. No one could know. The chemistry was explosive. So much was at stake.

Melissa Blue’s writing career started on a typewriter one month after her son was born. This would have been an idyllic situation for a writer if it had been 1985, not 2004. Eventually she upgraded to a computer. She’s still typing away on the same computer, making imaginary people fall in love.

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