Publisher: eXcessica Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Tomboy mechanic Cat has fixed up a classic 1978 Chevy Nova in the school shop, but unless she passes her classes to get into a prestigious college, her stepfather, Ted, won’t let her drive it. Unfortunately, math is not Cat’s subject, but while her stepfather hopes David, the older, British tutor he finds for her, will help her find a way to navigate geometry, Cat finds herself wishing he would teach her something much more interesting.
Cat Warren needs to boost her understanding of geometry in order to prepare for the SATs. At her step-father’s urging, she takes on a tutor, David Slater, who teaches her more than she can learn in a classroom.
Selena Kitt offers readers a brief, juicy escape in the form of one of my personal favorite kinks, teacher/student. This was a very fun story in many regards. I found myself grinning at small asides—Cat’s belief that it’s wrong to swear in front of someone from Britain was a perfect quirk that makes characters people and tales like these so enjoyable. Cat is the ideal depiction of a teenage girl. She’s sassy and often flighty in her interactions. David, her older, British tutor, possesses a dry sense of humor, and at first appears entirely indifferent to his newest student. It’s the perfect set up for a romantic, kinky interlude.
The devil, however, is in the details. The writing itself seemed sloppy, but that might have been intentional on the author’s part to reflect the perspective of her protagonist. Likewise, the build up from the teacher/student relationship to the erotic relationship seemed rushed. I would have liked more of their interaction prior to hitting the sheets; as it is, the shift is sudden and feels overly dramatic. Also, David’s vanishing ethics left me puzzled, and quite frankly, a bit turned off. He seemed to have no qualms about getting involved with his high-school aged student, and a bit demanding and unsympathetic in the bedroom.
That said, I was very much impressed with Ms. Kitt’s depiction of a virgin who is less than eager to “go all the way” because of fear and discomfort. That bit of realism was a refreshing change of pace in terms of deflowering scenes, and helped propel the story forward. Cat never lost her voice.
A Different Angle is a fun, quick read. If you like student/teacher stories, this isn’t one to miss. Yet be warned: it is not for the faint of heart.
2 Tea Cups!