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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
review by @xchellex
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.
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!
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
Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University #1) by Diana Vale
This is the first book by Vale I’ve read but it won’t be my last. Vale knows what she’s doing and keeps readers interested in the book. Professor Valentine is a great start to a new series.
Cassie is a freshman at Kirk University and is trying to accomplish her dreams. She wants to work in child psychology and is working her way to it. Her Professor is not the old type, but younger and hot. The quote I chose for Cassie is: “Nah, I’m still recovering from last night.”
Diego Valentine is the youngest professor to date and he is hot. When one student catches his eye things change. He does what isn’t allowed and loves every moment of it. Cassie is the best student and a great person. The quote I chose for Diego is: “Don’t mention it. The staff do have cleaners. I just told them that one of my students was a little sick. Don’t worry, I didn’t say who.”
Highly recommended for Contemporary Romance lovers.
Diego Valentine is a Professor at Kirk University, he teaches Psychology and his students really enjoy his classes, plus he is easy on the eye which is a bonus. Cassie Rodriguez is a first year under-graduate studying Psychology at Kirk University, but she is all about studying hard, but she does enjoy playing hard too and being a fresher, that is an easy thing to do, but between the two, she has no time for romance or relationships.
So she can really get to grips with the seminar materials for child psychology Cassie signs up for some extra tutorials with Professor Valentine, but when she rolls in late for her first one still a bit worse for wear and looking it too and the complete opposite of the gorgeous man sitting opposite her, who insists she calls him Diego and not sir, she ends up embarrassing herself by throwing up in his office,]. Cassie is utterly mortified, but he is understanding and also trying to suppress laughter at the same time, but he promises not to tell anyone about what happened, but she decides that when she next sees him, she is going to look better and prove that she isn’t just what her first impression showed. The next day she intends to go and see him before lectures, but instead runs into friends from her class and ends up spending most of the day with them, however, as luck might have it, when they go for coffee later on, Diego is there as well, so they end up chatting for a little but and agree that she should book another session on the University portal and he gives her a hint when his next free one is with a wink.
As time goes on and Cassie continues in her studies and tutorial meetings with Diego, she keeps making an effort and finds that they spend as much time talking as they do going over notes, but when their attraction raises its head, she realises that it is mutual, but because they are a student and teacher, Diego tries to stay professional, but finds that it is becoming harder to do.
Will they be able to keep their relationship professional, or will their secret be revealed to the rest of the world? This is a short tale of romance which deals with secrets, revelations and forbidden love which sweeps you along for the ride.
Reviewed by @roxsannel
This novella starts out like other rom coms, describing the scene of Cassie, an 18-year-old, who has always worked hard and never let herself have any extra fun if it interrupted with her studies. This all changes when she attends Kirk where she falls in love with Diego. Not only is he older than her but he is also her teacher.
Due to the nature of the novella a lot happens in a very short period, so the novel goes from slow moving for the first few pages to action packed until the end of the book. Things move at a very fast pace which makes for an enjoyable read for someone who wants to know the ending quickly.
When I was younger, I used to love the whole student-teacher romance thing. Thought it was really hot and taboo (which made it hotter) and of course, and I couldn’t get enough of them. Back then, of course, I wasn’t married to a teacher. For some reason, this little fact has changed the way I see these books, or at least this one because I’ll admit I haven’t read one in a while, and instead of hot sexiness I was cringing something fierce.
I will admit though that, as student-teacher romances go, this is written really well and packs a small punch in the short space it’s given. It could have been a little longer in my opinion, simply so that the characters could be explored a little more, and their interactions could have had more space to breathe. At times I felt that their relationship was rushed, and while Cassie was all up for it, I thought that Vale could have made more of Diego’s reluctance and caution.
So, Cassie is a student studying psychology at University. There she meets none other than Diego, the unbelievably sexy, recently divorced lecturer who is attracted to Cassie against his better judgment. They do have chemistry, it is evident from the get-go, my only issue is that you don’t really get to know why. I know that sounds daft, but given the shortness of the story, you don’t really get a chance to explore that and understand why out of all the students Diego would have seen and come across, Cassie is different.
Honestly, though I feel like I can’t judge appropriately anymore because this genre has been ruined for me a little bit, all I found myself doing was scoffing at Diego’s unprofessionalism which might get some people going, but it doesn’t really light my fire if you know what I mean. I just kept screaming at Diego that he was the adult in the scenario and should act accordingly, which I don’t think is what Vale had in mind when she wrote this.
This is written from Cassie’s perspective and I think Vale gets the character spot on. There is an innocence to her and a vulnerability which I think is perfectly written, for both her age and situation. It’s a shame that younger me couldn’t have found this because I probably would have adored it and spent my time fantasizing about my own Diego. Anyone that loves the taboo romances that are steamy and sizzling with sexual tension, then this is for you.
I really enjoyed this sweet romance between a professor and his student. The characters were so well written you feel every emotion they go through and for a short book it contains so much emotion its a really great read.
Cassie is an amazing student. Only ever focused on her studies she doesn’t have time for dating and doesn’t believe in love. That is until she falls for her psychology professor and her whole world turns upside down.
Are their feelings for each other true? Can they be together with everything that’s against them? And will they be brave enough to take the chance or will one of them end up heartbroken.
This book was a short read. The story picks up very quickly and at times like an roller coaster ride with some high intensity. I believe the story was perfect length (novella) and some parts were a little predictable. I really liked Diego Valentine’s character, he pulled at my heart strings with is story. Overall a short, good read about a forbidden relationship debut by this author :).
Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale is a story about passionate forbidden love. I loved the story line and the characters.
Cassie Rodriguez is a Kirk University first-year psychology undergraduate. She hasn’t spoken about love in a long time. She knows now isn’t the time to get trapped in a relationship, so she’s determined to work and play hard.Cassie’s feelings for her beautiful seminar instructor, Diego Valentine, go beyond platonic student-teacher relationships during tutorials. She knows he feels the same way, and their fiery chemistry is difficult to ignore.
This is the first book of Kirk University and honestly can’t wait to read the other ones. Every page was exciting.
This is a story about a young girl away at university. It explores how an 18 year old feels at a new place, trying to find herself and meeting new people. She is focused on school until she meets Diego, her professor. Their relationship unfolds.
Some parts of this book weren’t believable to me. I don’t know how they’re mutual feelings developed so intensely. She was very immature, which was believable, she’s 18. But he was twice her age (mentioned several times) and didn’t seem to have any control of the situation. It was also weird how she kept pursuing him after he tried to set such clear boundaries. I think the author must have done this to make him not seem like a predator, but it seemed odd to me.
This was a novella, a quick 40 minute read. I wish we would have seen more of her relationships with friends. Overall, I felt neutral about this book.
Professor Valentine by Diana Vale was a really good read! It was very easy to read, and went very quickly, especially since it was a short page novella. While this book was really good, it was also predicable to me. I saw where it was going almost immediately, and so it felt a little boring. I enjoyed the writing style and easily became enraptured, I just wish the story itself had a little more in it, especially with how the book started out. I thought the beginning was hilarious! Overall though I really did enjoy this book and would definitely read more from this author in the future.
Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale
Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella is the first book in the Kirk University series by Diana Vale. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I look forward to reading more by her in the future. This is a short, steamy romance that was well written and flowed smoothly. I’ve been on a Novella kick lately and this was a good book that I read in one evening. Cassie and Diego are great characters with chemistry. This was an overall enjoyable book and I can’t wait to see how this new author grows in the next book in this series.
Review by @sunbarn
Professor Valentine is a student/teacher romance by Diana Vale. I love a forbidden story and this one was a cracker. Cassie is experiencing university life and enjoying every moment of it. Diego is her lecturer and soon becomes her obsession. Their attraction is fiery and intense. The forbidden element of their relationship is what I love the most. I love the taboo and cannot get enough of the genre. This little novella was a beauty and it was such a thrilling read. Diana Vale delivered a sexy story and I am really looking forward to reading more from this new to me author . 4 stars.
This quick forbidden love novella felt like it was over as soon as it started. Just a very quick read but not in a negative fashion. Easy to start and easy to finish. Vale is a new author to me and I found her writing to be well planned, easy to follow, and good character development.
Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Series Book 1) by Diana Vale – Review by Gail Guerrero
Professor Valentine is a story I needed. That forbidden love affair that shouldn’t be allowed but we can’t help that fall. That chemistry that is undeniably addictive. Cassie has a drive to get her through life but even she had to sit back when she went from wanting to just be a student to fighting love. We can’t help who we love or when our hearts tells us we are ready. I do but don’t understand why this type of relationship is forbidden. On one hand you have the potential to ruin a persons career. The other hand you have a young person with their whole life still ahead of them. The amount of power one holds over the other is a big factor as well. But they’re also consenting adults and unless one is forced into it I think it’s okay. I seriously enjoyed the story and need more. This is my first story by this author and I was impressed and intrigued by the plot.
Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella is the first book in the Kirk University series by Diana Vale. I had not previously read any of this author’s work so was unsure what to expect from this novella but I did enjoy it and devoured it all in one sitting.
For a long time I have been a huge sucker for a teacher/student romance. It’s a trope that I do enjoy and this book didn’t let me down. My one moan is that even though I knew it was a novella, I felt that it was all over too quickly. I’d really like to have gotten to know Cassie and Diego a lot more.
I did enjoy reading about Cassie and Diego’s growing relationship but I do feel that for a long time I felt that Cassie was much more invested in the relationship than Diego was. I may be wrong but that’s the feeling that I had for much of the book. It felt as though Cassie was practically begging Diego to have a relationship with her.
I did however enjoy reading the book and would definitely read more of this author’s work.
Professor Valentine: A student- Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University 1) by Diana Vale
Professor Valentine is a great romance read, one that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish, I found it surprisingly easy to connect with the characters given that it’s a novella, there was plenty of detail and backstory that helped the characters feel real and had me invested from the beginning.
I really enjoyed how well rounded this story was and while I don’t usually like the push and pull aspects of relationships, I ended up really liking it in this story, it seemed to add so much for me and really added to the story making it feel all the more raw and real.
Overall, I loved everything about this novella and I look forward to reading more from this new to me author in the near future.
Book Review: Professor Valentine
Author: Diana Vale
This is a forbidden romance with an age gap. Teacher student.
This is the first book I have written by Ms. Vale and I enjoyed it. It was well written and captured the boldness of Cassandra really well. Cassandra being a strong young woman in her freshman year at university is embarking on a world of unknowns but she does know she has a thing for professor Valentine.
Diego Valentine is going through a messy divorce. He has never had anything untoward any student, but there is just something about Cassie.
Will they be able to ignore their feelings?
This book is not very long and will be worth the read.
Wow, this novella starts extreme and does not stop. I absolutely love that this was set in London. I love any books set there; they bring a certain magic to the page. Probably because it’s different than what I am used to. Cassie is 18-year-old freshmen in university that has a crush on her hot new lecturer, Diego. It is definitely a forbidden romance; I mean it’s there in the title. I was apprehensive about starting this novella, but by the end I was okay with how most things went and ended. I like how Diana Vale wrote her two main characters. Cassie wanting to be seen as an adult, grown up now that she is in University, just like most people her age. Diego struggling with life choices and feelings, the past as well. like most people in the world.
Diego already has a reputation before I even entered the university. Ableit can be a bit slow at times however, after a few chapters the pace of the story gets better. What happens when Cassandra falls for him. I wish it was longer in all honesty.
Professor Valentine: A Student Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella by Diana Vale is the first book in the Kirk University series. This is a pretty quick and easy read that will help pass a relaxing afternoon.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I certainly found it to be enjoyable. I liked the fact that it was an easy read and something that I didn’t have to think too much about. The story was well written and had some pretty steamy scenes. I was quite as taken with the characters like I hoped I would be. I didn’t quite connect with them throughout the book. However that being said it didn’t really take away from my enjoyment and I would be willing to read more from this author in the future. Overall this is an entertaining book worth reading.
Professor Valentine: A Student-Teacher Contemporary Romance Novella (Kirk University Book 1) by Diana Vale
Diana wove a lovely coming of age romance that made for a quick read! Her descriptions and real life feel of University life transported this reader across the ocean to England; back to the good old college days! Diana certainly has a way with words and paints such a clear picture that I could practically feel the cool breeze, hear the boisterous nightlife, and maybe yearn a little for Professor Valentine’s hot breath on my neck… As a midwestern lady from the States I found her British slang endearing and loved her characters all the more for it! Young adult readers will certainly feel a connection and understanding to the characters that I’m sure will have them hooked on Vale’s books to come! If the character connection doesn’t hook them, her classy steamy scenes will! Professor Valentine was a great light read and I look forward to seeing what Vale comes up with next!
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