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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Blog Tour - Review of Always You by Missy Johnson

I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved. You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact. I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her… Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school? Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that. My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem? I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.
Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

Review of Always You
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler free review. 4 stars.

I have read a number of teacher/student forbidden love stories… Why?  I don’t know.  I guess I like the whole taboo aspect of it all.  Some of my favorites include Slammed, Point of Retreat, Better, Good and Unteachable.  Always You definitely tackled the forbidden aspect without being steamy and had a slight YA feel to it.  What made this book stand out for me was the ending.  All along I thought Always You was going to have a sappy HEA.  At 89% of the way into this book I discovered I was dead wrong.  My heart went into my stomach for this young couple.  The secret issue/subject matter got pretty heavy and hit home for me. A close family friend (father and sons) had to deal with the same nightmare --- and I am familiar with it.
I liked the whole full circle/second chance aspect… but that ending.  The characters, dialogue and story line was pretty good.  I will definitely check out other books by Missy Johnson.

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Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture). When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.



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