Title: Need Me
Author: Tessa Bailey
Series: Broke and Beautiful
Publication Date:April 21st, 2015
Synopsis: When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey is completely focused on her medical degree … until she sees newly minted professor Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous young English professor and vows to find a crack in his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.
At an off-campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding Southern belle … and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the girl in his arms is the same beautiful student he can’t stop thinking about, he is stunned. Student-teacher relationships are strictly forbidden … yet no matter how hard he tries, Ben can’t stay away from Honey.
And when his attempt to fight their attraction nearly ruins the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her.
Review: I liked this one but not as much as I liked Chase Me but that was mostly because Roxy wasn’t the main girl in this one. Well and I had some minor issues with Ben, he came off a little too jerky for me and it made him unattractive. But I did like Honey a lot, though I did question her attraction to Ben because of said jerkiness, but I am glad she got the HEA she wanted, and that Ben actually wised up in the end and stopped being a jerk. This is one of the few instances where the Professor/Student trope has been written to where I like it, it is a trope I like but I haven’t found a lot of books with it that I like the relationship. There is a power imbalance in that relationship and it needs to be handled delicately and most don’t do that. Tessa is a brilliant author so I really didn’t doubt that she couldn’t do this trope justice. I really look forward to Make Me, the last book in the Broke and Beautiful series which is out in August.
I received an ARC of this book Avon Impulse on Edelweiss. This in no way affected my review.