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Heartbeats and Roses (Hartwood Holiday Romance) by Jae Dawson – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Heartbeats and Roses: A Small Town Valentine's Day Romance (A Hartwood Holiday Romance)Heartbeats and Roses: A Small Town Valentine’s Day Romance by Jae Dawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an enjoyable book and Author Jae Dawson does it again! Rose is an owner of a flower shop and a total romantic. She is a Secret Valentine to bring couples together, but not successful to find her own happiness. Liam, a surgeon, returns to Hartwood Falls, after a surgery goes wrong, but ends up face to face with Rose. They both realize they still have a deep friendship that picks up years later. There are ups and downs, secrets, learning to forgive and love in store for Liam and Rose. Overall great story and highly recommended.

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Liz Vrchota

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I will be honest I was hesitant at first with this novella from Diana Vale. It clearly states it is a Student-Teacher romance so I actually thought about it before starting. However, this book was one I decided to give a chance because new authors and supporting black authors during black history month was important to me and I hate to judge a book simply by its cover/title. I am glad I did. It is a short read with a lot to unpack and you feel as if you get an entire full length novel with it. Yes it is steamy, forbidden, and sometimes as a parent it is difficult to read, but honestly if you look at it from the point of a forbidden love story about anyone can relate. We all someday when we fall in love, if we weren’t taught as children, that you cannot help who you fall in love with. Love is love, and oftentimes, even in my own life, others don’t understand the way you make your choices or who you want to be with and why. That’s not for them to judge. I think this book does a good job of keeping it a forbidden tale and is well worth a read for a nightcap.

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Emma Clawson

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cassie Rodriguez is a first-year psychology student at Kirk University. Love is the last thing on her mind. But during tutorials with her gorgeous seminar lecturer, Diego Valentine, Cassie’s feelings go past platonic student-teacher relations. Can Cassie and Diego act on their feelings, or must they keep their forbidden love a secret? This novel is written really well and packs a small punch in the short space it’s given. This is written from Cassie’s perspective.

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Jenique Bornman

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perfect book for a light afternoon read. I love reading taboo tropes and this book was no exception. It wasn’t as dark and sexually explicit as I’m used to read it leaned more towards a NA. That being said I was pleasantly surprised by the characters and the way the Author describes the surroundings and “feel” of some of the scenes.
I’ll definitely be keeping a lookout for the next books in this series

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Michelle Austin

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was pulled right in from the beginning. Cassie had a rough night of partying and tried to go to her first tutorial very hungover. Let’s just say it didn’t go very well for her. She managed to embarrass herself in front of her very handsome tutor.

Diego is younger than the usual professor and hot. Something about Cassie intrigues him and he looks forward to tutoring her. They start to get closer and feelings start to develop. Will they be able to keep things professional or will they give in to their feelings?

Overall I really enjoyed this Novella, it was a quick read. The author does a great job of pulling you in with her writing. The characters were easy to connect with. I look forward to reading more from this author. 1-click and start reading today.

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Katie Kearney

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Book 1) by Diana Vale. This is a new to me author but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more. This is a short read as stated and I still found myself enjoying it just as much as longer reads. At first I had a little trouble connecting with the characters but that was short lived and when we found our groove I was definitely hooked. The characters are complex and the storyline is well written and paced nicely even though shorter I still got everything I wanted. Four stars and highly recommended. Ready to see what else this author has to offer.

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Professor Valentine was a student – teacher short romance. I thought the book was ok but felt it was lacking something. Cassandra was a student and started to have feelings for a professor who was going thru a divorce and made her feelings known after embarrassing herself in his office.
Diego keeps pushing Cassie away and even makes up lies to try to get her to move on so she doesn’t ruin her education. This was the first book I’ve read by this author.

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book in a new series of standalone novellas set in the fictionalised Kirk University. First year psychology student Cassie Rodriguez is at University to both work hard and party hard and definitely not to fall in love. However during her tutorials with Diego Valentine her seminar lecturer, the chemistry between them is hard to ignore. Cassie and Diego have to decide whether to act on their feelings, or keep their relationship a secret. This is an enjoyable and engaging forbidden love novella. A fairly quick read but one which took me on an emotional rollercoaster. I fell in love with both Cassie and Diego who were likeable and realistic characters. The chemistry between them really came across in the narrative and led to some steamy scenes. I look forward to reading future books in this series by Diana Vale.

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Tausha Treadway

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale. This is a fun student, teacher romance. Its the story of Cassie who is a student studying psychology at the local University. Cassie wants to be a child psychologist so she takes the extra tutorials from Professor Valentine. When she meets him she almost melts. He is gorgeous and seems so personable asking her not to call him sir but to call him Diego! She is rattled and ends up getting sick in his office! What an impression. Continuing on with her tutorials and seeing Diego out and spending time with him its not long before sparks fly! Diego tries really hard to stay professional but its getting harder every day. Will they be able to continue being Professor and Student without muddying the waters or will they give in to temptation! Read Professor Valentine to find out!

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Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Tracy Manderson

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1)Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University, #1) by Diana Vale

4 out of 5 stars

Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Book 1) written by Diana Vale is a quick read that I really enjoyed it. This author certainly has a way with words and paints such a clear picture that I could practically feel and see. I really can’t wait to read book 2 in this series

Tracy
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