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Under The Peaches by Shana Vanterpool

Title: Under The Peaches
Series: Teaching Love #1
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2017

Unwanted. A word eighteen-year-old Kaelyn Jefferies knows better than most. Given up at birth, she knows nothing of love. Now she navigates this world blind, worrying only about her present to survive. And sometimes when you’re the only guide you have, you don’t always do what’s best for yourself. After another confrontation with her bully, Kaelyn flees to her hiding spot to be alone and nurse her wounds. Instead, she finds Julian Ean, the gorgeous twenty-four-year-old calculus teacher the other girls whisper about, nursing a few of his own. Until that moment, Mr. Ean was simply a man she passed in the halls. Afterwards, he is impossible to ignore … to forget. Mr. Ean only wanted to help Kaelyn. Patch her up and show her she was worth so much more than she was giving herself. He didn’t mean to fall in love with a student. It’s wrong, he knows it, but he can’t help himself around her. Not when her pain feels like his. Kaelyn didn’t mean to fall in love with a teacher. It’s wrong, she knows it, but after Mr. Ean shows her what a real smile feels like, there’s no going back after that … Book one in the Teaching Love Series, comes a poignant coming-of-age novel showcasing the beauty of strength and the delicious lure of forbidden love by Shana Vanterpool.

“A beautiful romance. I cried. I laughed. I swooned (a lot!). I added Mr. Ean to my book boyfriend list for sure (*wink*)!” - Reader Review
“This book is the BOMB!!!
YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!” - Bookish_Affair
“This Book, this book!! Is there anything Shana Vanterpool can't write??” - MillsyLovesBooks
“This book has easily been my favorite for this year. Shana has a way of bringing out the tears from me but also putting smiles and feeling happy for the characters.” -A Bibliophile's World

In my current state, between ignoring and hanging on every word, I admit that’s what he is to me too. A shield between the hurt and me. I know exactly what he means. When I am around him, I forget to hurt, and it isn’t fair because he’s hurting too. But I can’t help it. No one warned me about him either. “Julian.” “It’s like,” he whispers. “Like and attraction doesn’t mean love.” What did mean love?

Romance author, coffee drinker, and bad boy aficionado. Every second not spent breathing is an opportunity to write and read. I live in Northern California with my family and actress dog, Halle Bella. (Just Bella when she decides to cut the crap.) Escaping with a good book is something I live for and I write so others can do the same.


Under The Peaches (Teaching Love #1)Under The Peaches by Shana Vanterpool
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Under The Peaches
Author: Shana Vanterpool


My first taste of what Shana Vanterpool has to offer and Under The Peaches had my heart fluttering. I know teacher/student relationships are wrong, but how can they be when you have a man willing and able to make a girl who feels so horrible in her own skin, so undesirable, suddenly feel as though she's the most precious and beautiful thing to come before them? (and of course both are legal). They're wounded and broken, but what starts off as a friendship when they're both hiding under the bleachers from the rest of the world, quickly turns into a forbidden romance that can either go horribly wrong or perfectly right... or maybe a little bit of both?


I was torn - i wanted to cheer these two on to say screw you to all the haters when it comes to their relationship, but at the same time, understanding why it shouldn't happen. My emotions were all over the place and for that, i have to thank Shana Vanterpool - any author who can make me feel a multitude of emotions in one sitting is one more than worth praises for it. After reading Under The Peaches, I'm now wildly curious to find out if her other novels are similar and how they differ as well. Amazing and heartfelt are just some of the words I'd use to describe this book!

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