Author: Ashelyn Drake
Julia Monroe is through wishing she had an older guy like her best friend Noelle does. It’s time for her to act on her desires. So when she sees sexy, twenty-three-year-old Darren McEntire eating dinner alone at the pub, she decides to make her move. The attraction between them is undeniable, and even through Julia isn’t looking for a one-night stand, she winds up back at Darren’s place the same night she meets him. Only being with him makes her realize what she’s been missing dating other guys. All she wants is Darren.
But Julia allows Darren to think she’s his age and a grad student at the nearby college. She knows she has to confess the truth, but she’s afraid to shatter what they have. Not knowing what to do, she starts the semester only to discover that her new teaching assistant is none other than Darren. With the lies out in the open and campus policy against them, Julia and Darren know the relationship should be over before it even begins. But the chemistry between them is too strong to deny.
Can they find a way to be together or are they doomed to only see each other behind closed doors?
My Rating of this Book – 3 out of 5 stars
Not being a reader who is easily won over with contemporary romance genres, I found Behind Closed Doors a nice, easy-to-read novel that definitely held my interest. The story line was well thought out, and the challenges and dilemma were definitely fresh and intriguing.
However, truthfully, I really was not impressed with the main character, Julia. She really came off desperate throughout the novel. For example, despite the fact that she found out Darren was her TA and off limits, she still plunged head long in her effort to get into his pants. Plus, I also found the freak-out moments afterward when Darren wouldn’t text or call her very off-putting. I just couldn’t stand her behavior.
On the other hand, I was pleased with Darren. With how many ways this kind of relationship could and does go wrong in real life, I appreciated how he handled the situation. At least he’s honorable and honest. I’m looking forward to see what other trouble lies in the Campus Romance series.