He’s my art professor.

I’m his student.

With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.

When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.

While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.

He sees more than just the physical aspects—he sees me.

That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.

How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?

What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.



4.5 LIMIT-less STARS!!

I really loved this book!  Teacher/Student romances are one of my favorite types of books.  There’s another level to the angst sexual tension.  And there is always that calm-before-the-storm feeling once the characters cave to be together.  Pushing The Limits has all that and more!

“For six years, my life has revolved around one thing – pain.”

I was pulled, without warning, into this book!  The dual POV, the writing style, the words on each page grabbing you and not letting go.  The prologue alone… left me speechless.  With lingering tears, heartache, grief, and even confusion.  I’m not giving anything away – just be prepared to continue reading.  The whole thing.  In one sitting.  No drink or bathroom breaks will occur.  Sucked in.

“I want to take the professor home and do very, very bad things to him.  Very bad and very inappropriate things.”

I immediately came to like Aspen feeling a connection to her character.  To be on her side, no matter what that meant for me as a reader.  She carried her demons with her constantly and sometimes on the edge of her sleeve.  Not wanting to let anyone in enough to see what was really there.  Shouldering her anxiety – attacking wherever and whenever it decided to rear its ugly head.  I found her brave, smart, even classy.  She had been torn apart from some unspeakable tragedy leaving her broken and bare. Finally finding a way to ‘cope’ with drawing. Painting. Her art was her way of dealing with the painful memories.

“I hate everything.  On the surface, I’m a girl who uses art to express  myself.  On the inside, I’m still lost and confused.”

Morgan, Professor Hampton, was just as likable and relatable.  He was endearing, sexy, protective. He, too, was shouldering some pretty dark demons himself. Coming back home after 5 years to take guardianship of his 11 y/o niece – who is a brilliant character in this book!!  I feel I could re-write the whole above paragraph and just about all would ring true of Morgan.  Carrying a terrible past just waiting for it to come back and haunt him.  Reading his POV was much different from any other male POV I’ve read in the past.  He was so patient with his niece and the events that led him away and then the ones that brought him back.  All the while knowing he feels and sees a kindred soul in Aspen but knowing he shouldn’t pursue her.

“Aspen Evans could very well be the woman to bring me back to life or the woman to destroy me.”

The writing in the book was brilliantly done!  Stunning pacing.  Keeping me glued to my kindle the entire way through. There were hints along the way.  Acting as puzzle pieces dropping along the way.  When I put all the pieces together – whoa!  It was a great rush to read this book.  I’ll be reading more of Brooke Cumberland’s work for sure!!



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