Friday, August 29, 2014

Taming His Tutor by Natalie Anderson ~ Review

Source:  Received eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Computer guru Abbi Hayes needs to kick her sex life into overdrive—and she’s designing the perfect App to make it happen. Thanks to all of the self-help bedroom tips she’s accumulating, she’ll be able to go from boring and passive to own-him-now vixen with a couple of swipes of a touch screen. And when former NBA basketball star Joe Fuller offers to help her test out her ‘product,’ how can she say no?

Joe can’t quite believe this temptress-in-training is his formerly shy, geeky ex-math tutor. If Abbi wants to discover her inner vamp, he’ll happily be her how-to guide. But it only takes few face-to-face lessons to realize that underneath the talk, there’s a truly passionate woman begging to be claimed by someone strong. Someone like him.

Maybe it’s time to teach his former teen fantasy a few tricks of his own…,%201


This book almost has a second chance feel to it.  They both had crushes on each other in high school but her shyness and his certainty that she had no interest held them both back.  Now years later, he's paying her back those six math tutoring lessons with six sex lesson.

And yes, there is a ton of sexy in this book.  Talking about sex, thinking about sex and anticipating sex are in most scenes.  They clearly have some smokin' hot chemistry.  Chemistry that makes sex so much better.  Something Abbi's ex may consider before he calls another girl boring in bed.  Yeah, I didn't like him and he wasn't even in a single scene.  Scott.  Even his name annoyed me.

And I like it when a character gets my emotions involved because then I know that I've made a connection to the characters.  But my annoyance at Scott was the only connection I made.  I just didn't like these characters.  Abbi is shy and geeky - two things I actually relate to but I just felt meh about her.  Joe grew-up in faster care so he never felt loved.  He needs to overcome that to really be in a relationship.  I guess he was too predictable for me.  His relationship with his sister, his reaction to his growing feelings for Abbi - all leading to him figuring that out about himself.  Again, I just felt meh.  Yeah, I can see it.  It felt real.  I just didn't care.

If you're into a book for the hot scenes, then this one is the one for you to read.  For me, I needed to care about the characters.   It was just an okay book for me.



  1. Glad you liked this, despite the meh.

  2. Aww boo, sorry you couldn't connect to the character but at least it had some hot scenes!

  3. I agree with your review - I wanted to like Abbi! Her Lego collection alone made me want to squee, but she just never really lifted off for me. And I felt that Anderson missed something big when she left the reconnection between Joe and his sister off in the sidelines.

  4. I usually love the Brazen books, but I am having a hard time trying to fit them in. The lack of connection with the characters would definitely bother me also.