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Summary

Attending King University was at the top of my bucket list. Falling in love with my professor wasn't. 

Earning a full scholarship to King University was my hard-earned ticket out of hell. I'm happy to be away from the small town I grew up in and all the equally small-minded people who live there. 

King was going to be my safe haven. A place where I could leave the old me behind and finally grow into the young man my family had desperately tried to hide away. 

Diving head first into new experiences, new friends, and parties, I didn't expect to run straight into the one thing I wasn't ready for.

His arms are welcoming, his body is addictive and his lips are heaven. Cole Huxley is everything I could fall in love with, except for one problem...I never wanted to fall for my professor.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Marley Valentine (P)2021 Tantor

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Good but no depth.

The book was good, however I just couldn't connect with the characters. Cole sounds like the fantasy hot guy but he just lacked personality. The whole story is based on Professor and Student affair trying to keep it discreet. It touches on a little depth into the characters bit just not enough for me. I definitely preferred Without you.

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A Beautiful Love Story

This book has been in my TBR for a while and I really wish I had read it sooner. It was well written with lots of emotion, some angst and plenty of heat. Even the sex scenes are laced with emotion and not just lust. Cole treats Elijah with so much reverence and care and with every touch you can feel the love building.

Although Cole is Elijah’s Professor and there is 14 years separating them you never got the impression of a Professor taking advantage of a student. Elijah was an innocent but the chemistry between them was instant and as Elijah gradually let his defences down and told Cole of his terrible upbringing, his cold parents and his solitary existence Cole wanted to do everything in his power to protect him and give him all the experiences that he had missed out on. Because of Elijah’s upbringing at times he seemed to be the older more sensible one and the voice of reason. It was never going to be plain sailing and they both knew the consequences of their love, Cole could lose his job and Elijah could lose his hard earned scholarship.

All the characters in this book were likeable, except Elijah’s parents and
the Dean of the University, and they all surrounded Elijah with the love, family and friendship that he had missed out on.

I listened to this book on audible and I would highly recommend it.

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Wow…

This is my second book that I’ve listened to by Marley Valentine, and I can’t wait to try more!
I, like another reviewer, was a little unsure about the age gap thing but as the story developed, I definitely became more comfortable with it. It was very well done. And HOLY SWEATING 🥵 HOT BELLS, was there some burning 🔥 🔥🔥🔥🔥moments of chemistry and sexy ness!! Okay there was lots of moments like that, but if you enjoy that as much as I do you will be very happy with this book!!
And to top it all off, the team of narrators was amazing!

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Absolutely worth the credit!

Oh my! Where do i start! I wasn't too sure to be honest with the college student and professor. I'm not put off one bit with a 13 yr age difference, I just wasn't sure how I'd feel about him being an 18/19 year old and I was dreading seeing any immaturity in Elijah's character. Thankfully, this wasn't the case at any point. The story was told in such an amazingly, beautiful and tasteful way. You could Feel the genuine love and respect they had for one another. No silly immature game play in this at all. Just straight up pure love and devotion. Narrated by 2 of my favourites, Aiden Snow who's voice just tops everyone when it comes to projecting pure guttural sexual emotion *Swoon* and Cooper North...The perfect voice for Elijah. A grown up innocence. Wothout a doubt, the perfect duo.
I absolutely loved this book and will absolutely be reading it again in the very near future. Purely for the good feelings it exubes.
Well done Marley Valentine!

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This book was amazing loved every minute of it ❤️ well written one of favourite
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  • 08-05-21

Sweet story

Love this sweet story. So happy to see Cooper North back in MM. Aiden Snow as always, also did a great job with the narration. First time, Professor student , HEA. Will definitely, listen to more from this series. Well worth the credit and your time to listen

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  • Wrtiersbloc
  • 05-09-21

ehhhhhh

nothing unique. super cheesey sickeningly sweet talk during sex. story inconsistencies. acutal plot is barely existent

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  • Roselyn_Reads
  • 15-06-21

Forbidden Love is sometimes the best kind of love

ABSOLUTELY FANTATSTIC!

Marley Valentine delivers another emotionally gripping love story of self discovery, sacrifices and forbidden love. Everything about Elijah and Cole's relationship was "wrong" - there was the age-gap aspect and the student/professor issue, as well as the fact that they were of the same sex - which in the eyes of Elijah's parents was the biggest sin of all. Cole and Elijah experienced a very different upbringing, but they both ended up in the one place that would change the course of their lives - King University.

Elijah was from a conservative town and even more conservative family. His father was a "preacher" whose religious beliefs were outdated and biased. When he caught his only son locking lips with another boy, he punished him by treating him differently as if something was wrong with him, Cole was a man who never hid who he was. He came from a home in which he was accepted and loved, and had a close relationship with his mother and sister. When Cole and Elijah's lives collided, "literally," they never expected the rush of emotions that would come crashing soon after.

While I enjoyed both characters very much - I LOVED Elijah. He was such an amazing person. Coming from a home and town where he didn't have the support to be who he was, Elijah never lost his love of religion. Being that religion played such a big role in the way his own parents perceived him I would've thought he would resent religion and not want anything to do, but his faith was so much stronger than any certitude of sin. Elijah didn't try to change who he was or who he chose to love. He didn't let his father's perception of what was right and wrong destroy his own faith of who he is. I love Elijah's honesty and the innocence that still lived within him. At times I felt that Elijah was even more mature than Cole. He was realistic and accepted that their relationship was complicated and unconventional and could lead to heartache and heartbreak.

Devilry is the second book in the King's University Series, but the first one that I read/listened to. I loved Elijah and Cole, but I also really enjoyed the secondary characters. It was really touching to see the friendships that developed and how those friendships turned into family.

All in all, this was a really hot forbidden romance. There were some very intense, steamy parts that had me turning the AC on high. The narrators, Aiden Snow and Cooper North, sure did an amazing job bringing to steamy scene to life. I will definitely be reading the other two books in the series.

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  • xxBooksILovexx
  • 05-05-21

Amazing Listen! Well worth the wait!

I devoured this audiobook! I loved Elijah & Cole's Story. This age Gap/Forbidden romance totally delivered. Cooper North was amazing as Elijah & Aiden Snow was perfect as Cole.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-08-21

DNF

DNF - One of the narrator's voice was just wayyy too deep and wasn't very noticeable when changing characters. I was constantly distracted, put off, and confused when listening to his chapters. Which was sad because I really liked the story. But damn, it was so hard to sit through. Usually, I just return the book but I thought I could bear through it because of the other narrator. Thank goodness for him, but I will not listen to this pair again.

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  • Eileen Akabertie
  • 09-06-22

captivating

marley always makes you feel like you are a voyeur in their bedroom. the age difference was tough for me but I really loved it otherwise.

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  • Jeremy Lynn Johnson
  • 20-03-22

Amazing

Marley valentine is more than gifted. LOVE this book among all the others. Would def recommend.

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  • S. Flynn
  • 06-08-21

pretty good

the sex got repetitive, so the thrill went away. characters were well developed. some of the drama I didn't get. and it was irritating that he called him sweet boy. it made me feel gross for reading it. it's a term I would use for my young son, not a lover, and only made the illicit affair feel pedo.

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  • Shannon Rose
  • 07-07-21

❤🌈

I loved this book! The story was amazing which is no surprise to me. I haven't met a book written by Marley Valentine yet, that I'm not in love with! I listened to this one. I love Cooper North and Aiden Snow and I did really enjoy their performances.

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  • Carol
  • 11-06-21

Great story and narration

I’m a sucker for teacher/student. Marley Valentine and the narrators deliver all the way on this one. Cooper North is perfect for a young college student, although a mature one. Aiden Snow nails the stern professor who is really a softy deep down. Loved this and recommend it for an audio treat.