Season of Eden Review & Hush, Hush Winner!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible. I let the door silently close at my back. He stared at me, and a taut quiet stretched between us. "I like hearing you play," I said, moving toward him. He turned, in sync with my slow approach. He looked up at me but didn't say anything. I rested my clammy hand on the cold, slick body of the baby grand. "May I?" The muscles in his throat shifted, then he swallowed. "Eden." My knees weakened, like a soft tickling kiss had just been blown against the backs of them. "Is it okay?" I asked. His gaze held mine like two hands joined. He understood what I was really asking. "Let me stay," I said. "Please." "You're going to get me in trouble," he said.
Taken from GoodReads.

The story follows Eden, a very popular high school student who could pretty much have any boy she wanted. The problem is, she wants Mr. Christian, the very young, very attractive music teacher, new to the school. As the two begin to develop a relationship and establish boundaries, Eden learns she must grow and mature to maintain such a relationship, and Mr. Christian must judge his own actions and values.

I received this book from Jennifer Laurens for tweeting about her current contest. It was a thin book, a fairly easy read, and one that I wanted to keep going with. I was a bit wary about the topic of a teacher falling for his student (and vice-versa), but I have to say that J.M. Warwick portrayed it all very classy and clean. There is a kiss, and a lot of energy between both Eden and Mr. Christian, but it's not some sexually explicit novel you'd be ashamed to read.

I felt it was a good coming of age tale, and I enjoyed watching as Eden grew less superficial and more mature as the story progressed. All in all, it was a fine read, and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good romance, but wants a twist on the normal tale. I give this book a 4 out of 5 for sure!


And now, for the winner of the signed copy of Hush, Hush...I placed all the entries and names in a hat last night, and the winner is...

Jami from YA Addict!!!

Jami, if you could send me an email with your mailing address, I will send out your book this coming Monday!

As for the winning title that was given to me, well, you'll just have to wait and see! As soon as my edits are finished, I will post new bits...along with the title...on my Tuesday Teaser, so come back and see! And yes, I did choose one of the names given!


  1. Ooh great review. I'll definitely have to check out this book.

  2. I'm nervous that this book might be too much like the R.A. Nelson one about the student/teacher affair. But next time I get to a bookstore I'll take a look.

  3. Congratulations, Jami! Enjoy your book.

  4. wow that book sounds really interesting. Racy subject, but then again all books are :) haha. I'll have to check this one out! Great review thanks!!

  5. Aaaah! That is so awesome! I am sooo excited! Thanks so much!

  6. A Season of Eden sounds like a really good read. :-)

  7. Great review, Melissa! I loved this book and I'm glad you did too!

  8. Sounds like an interesting book!

  9. Hmm, very interesting!! This sounds like something I'd like to read from your review!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Great review! Sounds like a good book!
    and congrats to Jami!

  11. Hmm, sounds pretty good! And congrats to Jami! :D


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