Author: Sierra Riley
Genre: M/M Romance
Publication Date: August 5th 2016
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"With just a few words, you can change someone's life for the better."
"I became a teacher to help people, not to deal with office politics."
Professor Daniel Talbot learned the hard way that the cost of taking risks—both personal and professional—is just too high. But when his best friend’s wedding makes him realize just how lonely he is, he gives in to one night of reckless passion with a younger man.
"Don't waste your time on me, Professor. I'm the resident screw-up."
As a recovering addict, Matt Graves is no stranger to bad choices… he just never thought a harmless one-night-stand would end up being one of them. But sometimes one taste is all it takes to become hooked.
"You make me feel like I can be something better. Like I can do something better."
When Matt realizes the public speaking class he’s taking is Daniel’s, both men are forced to confront their lingering attraction. Daniel can’t nurture any kind of relationship with Matt, but he also can’t resist teaching a student who desperately needs to be heard. Learning to love, on the other hand, could destroy them both. Can Daniel and Matt overcome their pasts to create a future neither one is sure he believes in?
4 out of 5 stars
**Triggers - If you don't enjoy books that talk about drugs or that involve drug use then this may not be the book for you. **
Matt is a pill addict that has been sober for over a year but continues to struggle with it every day. He has extremely poor self esteem and low self worth. He feels like a screw up and is still unsure what he wants to do with his life.
Daniel is a college professor that is still in the closet at work due to bad past experiences. He struggles with depression and guilt from a loss in his past. He has a big heart and wants to help Matt but he lets his fears get in the way of having a real relationship with him.
I loved these two together. Both of them made me mad and I wanted to shake them at times, but I still thought they were great characters. I also liked that the way Matt's addiction was handled. It was very realistic. I have friends and family that struggle with addiction, so when I read Matt's perspective of how he felt when he was on the pills, it ripped my heart out. I really felt for him.
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