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Friday, August 2, 2013

BookSparks Summer Reading Road Trip Book Stop - Academy of Love by Kate Deveaux

About The Book:

Cassianna Baxter leaves behind a glamorous teaching career in Italy to return to her alma mater in the majestic Virginia countryside, The Lewiston Academy for Girls. But this time she returns to her old boarding school not as a student, but as the Deputy Headmistress. No sooner does she arrive at the Academy than she walks smack into sexy Lawrence Taylor, her first love and ex lover. Now he’s the Director of the Equestrian Center and Chairman of the Board and they will be working side by side. Their attraction is intense and undeniable, sparks fly when they succumb to torrid temptation. 

Twelve years prior, Cassianna had stayed on at the Academy after graduation to pursue her dream of making the Equestrian Olympic Team with Lawrence as her trainer, but he was much more than that. Their love sizzled until he broke her heart when he left her with no explanation. She abandoned her riding dreams and left the Academy with no plans to ever return. When the two lovers are reunited at the Academy, they discover their attraction is unrelenting and sex even hotter than before.

Conflicted by her deep sexual desire for him burned by their painful past, Cassianna convinces herself to give into their passion. Just once. No strings attached. But the sex is way too good to walk away from but she cannot get over the fact that Lawrence left her years ago and she struggles to protect her heart at all costs. He’s been looking for her ever since he was forced to leave her and now that she is back at the Academy--- he must win her back. And not just in his bed.

My Thoughts:

Highly spicy romances are not usually my cup of tea - I prefer more gentle, loving stories.  But I was intrigued with Kate Deveaux's novel, "Academy of Love."

I found this to be a very well-written story with a cast of intriguing characters and a fascinating setting.  Yes, there is a lot of sex in this story - you can figure out what kind by the cover - but if you can breeze through those scenes (or stop and enjoy them, if you prefer - again, not my cup of tea) then the heart of the story is very satisfying.

About The Author:


A die hard romantic and former wedding planner, Kate has been writing stories about romance, from the sensual to the super sexy, since she was in college. When she’s not writing or reading romance, which she does a lot of, she can be found on the tennis court - yes, there’s even “love” in that game too! And she found a sport she can play and still wear a dress.

Born in England, Kate now lives in Arizona with her wonderful, sexy, and very patient husband. Kate enjoys traveling and dreaming up new exciting stories. She’d love to hear from you.

You can find her
on the web here


Website: www.katedeveaux.com

Email: kate@katedeveaux.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Deveaux/349294291841235

Twitter: @KateDeveaux

My thanks to BookSparks PR for including me on this blog tour, and for providing the pdf of this book for review.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

Check out the other amazing books on this Summer Reading Road Trip at www.booksparkspr.com

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Kate Deveaux said...

Thanks Sharon, glad you enjoyed the book!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thanks for stopping by Kate!