Temptation (The Hunted Series Book 1) by Ivy Smoak

This is the first book in The Hunted Series.

Shy student Penny Taylor always follows the rules. At least, that’s how it appears to her classmates. But she has one illicit secret – she’s fallen hard for her professor. And she’s pretty sure he’s fallen for her too.

Everyone loves Professor Hunter. He’s tall, dark, and handsome. And completely unobtainable. But it’s the secrets hiding behind his deep brown eyes that allures Penny. Secrets darker than she could ever imagine.

James Hunter gave up his billionaire lifestyle in NYC last year to become a professor. The easiest new rule to follow: don’t fraternize with the students. It’s easy to follow because he’s become quite the recluse in his new town – the only way he knows how to keep his secrets buried.

But he never expected to be teaching such a beautiful student. He has to resist her. He needs to walk away. Penny deserves better than a man with his demons. But she’s daring him to cross the line. And he’s never been one to resist temptation.

I enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy read. The characters were great and the storyline flowed and developed well.

Penny was a good character. She was a little naive, but I guess she also acted her age. There was definitely a spark between her and her Professor, James Hunter.

I actually really liked him. He was broody, and mysterious, but also kind of sweet. After everything, I still believe that he’s hiding something, and after the ending, I’m not sure whether he really has the right to act like that. We’ll see in the next book though whether I’m right or not. I still like him though and the moment between them both were on fire.

I love a forbidden romance, and this book had that. My issue was the fact she kept calling him Professor Hunter most of the time when they were alone. If you’re getting that close to someone, I think you’d be on first name basis. Hopefully these eases in the next book.

Overall, I actually really enjoyed this book even though it was a little cheesy at times. It was an easy read and the characters and storyline were pretty good. I’ll definitely be reading the next book, so I’d definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

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