Professor Perfect by Alana Jade
Holy crap, y'all. This was my first Alana Jade book and I could not put it down for the life of me. Once I started I knew this was going to be an incredible way to kick off 2021. Jackson and Mia's story is nothing short of fantastic. Are you a fan of student-professor romances? Vegas one night stands? Age gap? Suspense? This is the book for you. SO GOOD.
Story Line: Mia and Jackson meet in Vegas. They have a hot AF night together and that's that. HA. Or so we think. Their story has so many twists, turns and holy crap moments, you won't be able to put it down either.
Interaction: You know me, I gotta have some good chemistry or my heart just isn't in it. And with these two characters, you never have to guess if they're into each other. Their chemistry had my kindle overheating it was so hot. Jackson may be a silver fox, but that only means he's that much better at allllll the details, if you know what I'm saying. If we were having this discussion in person I would be awkwardly winking at you, so be grateful we're not. Anyways, the dynamic between Jackson and Mia is complex and perfectly laid out for our eyes to gobble up.
Laundry: When I'm reading a new to me author, I try like crazy to go into the book with zero laundry expectations. I'm sure y'all know, no two romance authors write their naughty stuff the same. All I hope is for some good build up and not to be left high and dry. And oh mama, I was not disappointed. This book has some seriously HOT scenes. It may be 20 degrees and frosty here in Ohio, but I assure you, it is most certainly not DRY.
Depth: All I ask of my romance reads is a) good chemistry and b) some meat on the story line's bones. And Professor Perfect checked both of those boxes. In red ink. Sharpie ink. This book is so much more than just a story about how two people met by chance and somehow fell in love and built a beautiful life. It's about going after your dreams regardless of the cost. It's about trusting your instincts. And it's about prioritizing the ones you love most. But along with all of those great themes, there is also a huge element of suspense I was not expecting. It added some seriously heart thumping moments that had nothing to do with laundry and everything to do with nutjobs. That's all I'm going to say, so I don't give away any spoilers.
Bottom line? Professor Perfect passes my final exam with flying colors. 5 giant hearts from this uber satisfied reader.