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The Education of Sebastian The Education of Caroline The Education of #1 2

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R Sebastian HunterSebastian has than friendship on his mind when he runs into Caroline on the beach But when sparks fly friendship turns into an illicit love that threatens them bothThe Education of CarolineNow a successful journal. Here is a link to my reviews of The Education of Sebastian and The Education of Caroline TEoS review TEoC review In summary this series is one of my favourite With a mixture of forbidden love and second chance love The Education of series is a brilliant blend of the angsty sort of series' that I love The troubles and pain that Seb and Caro went through over the course of their relationship is both heartbreaking and joyful The series is a truly enjoyable read With the two books easily being 5 stars for me this book was easily going to be the same thanks to the original story and bonus chapters I love the stories that Jane has created here and reading extra material was such a treat Not only do we get a deeper look in to the future of Seb and Caro but we are also treated to extra chapters in Seb's POV right from the beginning of their story But the truth is home could be anywhere as long as I'm with Caro I am one lucky bastard If you loved the series already there is no way you aren't going to love this thanks to the added material If you haven't read if yet prepare to go on a journey A journey of growth heart break a ton of pain but eventually a beautifully ending love story Reviewing for The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog as part of the 'The Education' blog tour

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The Education of SebastianTrapped in a loveless marriage thirty year old Caroline Wilson moves to San Diego after her military husband earns a promotion Feeling lost and alone Caroline strikes up a friendship with young local surfe. The Education Series is definitely something special It’s one of those series where you live and breathe the characters and everything they go through It’s one of my absolute favorites The Education of Sebastian really took me by surprise the first time I read it I haven’t read many books about older woman and a younger man but I feel like this book really did it right Caroline is a 30 year old military wife trapped in a loveless marriage She married at the young age of 19 to an older man a Navy medical officer who uickly charmed her but she has been unhappy ever since – completely losing herself in her unhealthy relationship He hated the way I dressed the way I spoke what I spoke about and the things that interested me to speak about When 17 year old Sebastian comes into her life he completely brightens her world with his kind sweet heart I could not have loved him He’s loving open hearted honest and vulnerable He just broke my heart over and over with how sweet genuine and raw he was with his emotions What was it about that boy He really got under my skin It had been simple when he was a child and I’d enjoyed his uncomplicated company Things had certainly changed Things between Caroline and Sebastian move uickly and it’s not long before they are acting on their attraction for one another I have to admit I was surprised by how fast everything happens but as the story moves forward there was never any doubt that it was much than lust Their feelings completely consumed each other and it always felt incredibly genuine “Is it always like this” he said suddenly looking lost and vulnerable I knew what he was asking me and I didn’t have an answer I shook my head “Not for me not until now until you” What did I know of the kind of love that made it hard to breathe where your body ached day and night for that connection with another physically mentally spiritually It was utterly new and terrifying and exhausting and wonderful I think the way the affair was handled was done really well I never for one minute was even remotely mad at Caroline for having the affair or carrying on the way she did I’m glad I never uestioned if he would leave David and she didn’t really either it was of when and how to go about it There were some cheesy moments because it’s a very sweet romance but even with that it was mostly just endearing I had a lot of anxiety while reading just waiting and waiting for them to get caught but it did make the experience that much exciting and made me that much invested in the story And then THAT ENDING Wow talk about explosive It really took my breath away and left me reeling Then I read the blurb for The Education of Caroline and about passed out45 stars The Education of Caroline picks up 10 years yes TEN YEARS after the ending that separated Sebastian and Caroline in the previous book When I read that in the blurb there was no doubt that I had to continue immediately to see what happened and why these two were not together after all this time Ten years ago Caroline was living a life she didn’t want with a man she didn’t love She was pretty lost and didn’t do anything for herself When we see Caroline now she is strong independent and has become an incredibly successful journalist who is taken very seriously in her profession I couldn’t have been proud I just wanted to give her a high five and say “You go girl” But of course one thing was missing I love how Caroline and Sebastian are introduced to each other again in the book Caroline hasn’t spoken to or seen Seb since the night all hell broke loose and their affair was made public So traveling to Geneva for a ‘hostile environment’ training program for journalists before making her way to the Middle East was the last place she thought she’d be seeing the love of her life again Sebastian the reason my marriage had ended; the catalyst for my becoming a journalist The man I’d loved than any man before or since The man I hadn’t seen for ten long years My beautiful boy my lover my friend The man I thought I’d never see again Saying it’s rocky between them is an understatement So much has happened and changed Sebastian is very different from the young man Caroline used to know he’s still brutally honest but a little less gentle and much angry “I really want to hear this Caro I really want to hear how hard you tried to find me” he jeered “You knew my fucking father was forcing me to enlist because of you but you didn’t even bother to make a few fucking phone calls Three years I waited for you Caro Three fucking years while you were off building your career and having a great life traveling all over the world So yeah I fucked some women who deserved it because I’d already been fucked over once and I wasn’t going to let it happen again” There is a lot up and down in this book and I think that’s just because their emotions are so intense Not only is there that desperate love that has always been there but now they have to deal with the repercussions of their choices over the last ten years They have to get to know each other again and fight for what they had It never occurred to me that you that you’d be waiting for me” He leaned forward his eyes intense and angry “But I said I’d wait for you I promised I’d wait Hell Caro it was the last thing I got to say to you And you you said” he bit his lip hesitating I’d promised to love him forever I thought they both acted immature at times in this but in a way I could empathize with that because things were so strained so much time had passed so much had happened and there was a lot of hurt They were bound to piss eachother off and get into it But underneath it all they are still the same people and are just meant to be together “I love you Caro so much” I couldn’t believe he was saying these words to me “I haven’t changed how I feel I still love you—I’ve always loved you It’s only ever been you” I loved this book even than the first Even though it was heartbreaking at times their struggles only brought them closer Things progress really beautifully and there is great closure from the past book My one complaint was that I wanted a bit from the end Don’t get me wrong I was really happy with how things were but because I love these characters so much I didn’t want to let them go yet I wanted AND that is EXACTLY what I got from the new bonus epilogues and chapters in this combined edition I couldn’t be happier with the ending it’s perfect for Sebastian and Caroline5 stars for The Education of Caroline and the series as a whole ♥ See this review others at No BS Book Reviews Also 'like' us on Facebook ♥

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Ist Caroline heads out to report from the front lines of the war in Afghanistan Love is the last thing on her mind when she crosses paths with Chief Sebastian HunterWill this chance encounter reignite the erotic passion of their pa. This is one of my FAVORITE SERIES EVER I LOVED re visiting these two and the bonus content is just PERFECTION 3


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  1. says:

    Series rating 4–45 STARSPS The bundle is LIVEThere’s always a risk when I decide to re read old favorites – what if they aren’t as good as the first time around? So after taking a few days to read The Education series I’m pretty happy to say that Sebastian and Caroline will always have that #1 spot as my favorite older womanyounger man romance It’s unconventional taboo heartwarming yet heartbreaking and scorching hot – the perfect combinationThough I’m a fan of taboo stories I know that a lot of this series’s content will ward off readers What makes this taboo Sebastian is 17 and Caroline is 30 when they first engage in a relationship and Caroline is married And as much as I love anything that goes against the grain Sebastian’s age gave me a jolt – I didn’t want to read about a minor in an affair But after reading this series I can say that this is one of the rare exceptions where I was okay with infidelity and any society rules that were broken once Sebastian and Caroline were together There was never a doubt in my mind that these two belonged together – their story is full of anguish depth loss and an unparalleled connection that Caroline never has with her husband who’s a big jerk by the way or Sebastian with any of his ex girlfriends What I loved a lot about this series is how well it spans the characters’ lives – Sebastian and Caroline first meet when she’s 21 and he’s 8 and by the time the series concludes Caroline’s 40 and Sebastian’s 30 Again don’t let the age difference frighten you; there’s so much to these books than the taboo aspect It’s hauntingly real deeply passionate and cleverly written – these characters good or bad will have you captivated and flipping the pages for If you are interested in these books then I’d recommend reading them when you can fully commit to the series and can read both books one after another FYI this review is for the complete book bundle that will be available on April 28 The Education of Sebastian The Education of Caroline bonus POV scenes from Sebastian and extra scenes ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review


  2. says:

    45 SPELLBINDING StarsI love to go into a book totally blind selecting it only because of the author as I love how Ms Berrick can brilliantly weave a story so you feel you are part of it I refrained from reading the synopsis and just allowed the story to reveal itself page by page chapter by chapter What unfolded left me spellboundThis extremely talented author creates two wonderfully enchanting characters who are twelve years apart in age When they meet she is a young military wife and he is an eight year old child A a decade later they meet again the attraction is overwhelming and a forbidden love story is born It is an affair so wrong and yet feels so right Together they learn what true love is really all about They also learn in the blink of an eye your world can come crashing down around youuite honestly if you don't fall in love with Sebastian you don't have a pulse ;I did do some eye rolling though which is why 45 stars and not 5 After about the twentieth very descriptive but many beautiful sex scenes I was thinking 'Okay got it They love having sex they have great sex they enjoy discussing the sex they are about to have and so on But I digress Book One The Education of Sebastian Caroline was raised by a mother who loathed her and a father who adored her But Mommy Dearest ruled the roost and literally pushed Caroline out of the family nest and into the arms of a US Navy officer She married David at age 19 and they moved from the east coast to San Diego Naval Base Caroline realized uickly she was stuck in a loveless marriage long before their second anniversary David tried to mold her into being just like all the other officer's wives He hated how she dressed how she spoke and what she spoke about Her input or thoughts on any subject were meaningless as far as he was concerned So to keep the peace she wore what he told her to wear and kept her mouth shut The domineering bully gave out the orders and she complied She was his cook cleaner party organizer and occasional sexual toy She is introduced to one of the other wives her vile husband and their eight year old son named Sebastian Totally ignored by his parents aka monsters Caroline feels sorry for the boy and started spending time with him talking about books listening to opera and teaching him Italian which was the language of her father A sweet and innocent friendship develops between them When Sebastian learns Caroline is moving across the country to Camp Lejeune NC because her husband is being reassigned to another naval unit he cries for days She had become his refuge An escape from his alcoholic mother and his abusive fatherAt age 30 and surprised she is still married to David Caroline finds herself back in San Diego While on the beach enjoying the warmth of the sun Caroline is greeted by the voice of a surfer belonging to none other than Sebastian who has grown into a very handsome young manWhat transpires between them is like nothing I have ever read before I was transfixed by their friendship their attraction for one another their affair their dilemma and their ultimate demiseBook Two The Education of Caroline You need to read The Education of Sebastian first ; But gracious sakes talk about taking it up a notch or two You get pulled even deeper and passionately into their lives and their love for each other You cheer for them you smile for them you hurt for them As much as I enjoyed the first book of this fascinating duo it was the second book which really grabbed hold of my heart and has yet to let go I highly recommend


  3. says:

    The Education Series is definitely something special It’s one of those series where you live and breathe the characters and everything they go through It’s one of my absolute favorites The Education of Sebastian really took me by surprise the first time I read it I haven’t read many books about older woman and a younger man but I feel like this book really did it right Caroline is a 30 year old military wife trapped in a loveless marriage She married at the young age of 19 to an older man a Navy medical officer who uickly charmed her but she has been unhappy ever since – completely losing herself in her unhealthy relationship He hated the way I dressed the way I spoke what I spoke about and the things that interested me to speak about When 17 year old Sebastian comes into her life he completely brightens her world with his kind sweet heart I could not have loved him He’s loving open hearted honest and vulnerable He just broke my heart over and over with how sweet genuine and raw he was with his emotions What was it about that boy? He really got under my skin It had been simple when he was a child and I’d enjoyed his uncomplicated company Things had certainly changed Things between Caroline and Sebastian move uickly and it’s not long before they are acting on their attraction for one another I have to admit I was surprised by how fast everything happens but as the story moves forward there was never any doubt that it was much than lust Their feelings completely consumed each other and it always felt incredibly genuine “Is it always like this?” he said suddenly looking lost and vulnerable I knew what he was asking me and I didn’t have an answer I shook my head “Not for me not until now until you” What did I know of the kind of love that made it hard to breathe where your body ached day and night for that connection with another physically mentally spiritually? It was utterly new and terrifying and exhausting and wonderful I think the way the affair was handled was done really well I never for one minute was even remotely mad at Caroline for having the affair or carrying on the way she did I’m glad I never uestioned if he would leave David and she didn’t really either it was of when and how to go about it There were some cheesy moments because it’s a very sweet romance but even with that it was mostly just endearing I had a lot of anxiety while reading just waiting and waiting for them to get caught but it did make the experience that much exciting and made me that much invested in the story And then THAT ENDING Wow talk about explosive It really took my breath away and left me reeling Then I read the blurb for The Education of Caroline and about passed out45 stars The Education of Caroline picks up 10 years yes TEN YEARS after the ending that separated Sebastian and Caroline in the previous book When I read that in the blurb there was no doubt that I had to continue immediately to see what happened and why these two were not together after all this time Ten years ago Caroline was living a life she didn’t want with a man she didn’t love She was pretty lost and didn’t do anything for herself When we see Caroline now she is strong independent and has become an incredibly successful journalist who is taken very seriously in her profession I couldn’t have been proud I just wanted to give her a high five and say “You go girl” But of course one thing was missing I love how Caroline and Sebastian are introduced to each other again in the book Caroline hasn’t spoken to or seen Seb since the night all hell broke loose and their affair was made public So traveling to Geneva for a ‘hostile environment’ training program for journalists before making her way to the Middle East was the last place she thought she’d be seeing the love of her life again Sebastian the reason my marriage had ended; the catalyst for my becoming a journalist The man I’d loved than any man before or since The man I hadn’t seen for ten long years My beautiful boy my lover my friend The man I thought I’d never see again Saying it’s rocky between them is an understatement So much has happened and changed Sebastian is very different from the young man Caroline used to know he’s still brutally honest but a little less gentle and much angry “I really want to hear this Caro I really want to hear how hard you tried to find me” he jeered “You knew my fucking father was forcing me to enlist because of you but you didn’t even bother to make a few fucking phone calls Three years I waited for you Caro Three fucking years while you were off building your career and having a great life traveling all over the world So yeah I fucked some women who deserved it because I’d already been fucked over once and I wasn’t going to let it happen again” There is a lot up and down in this book and I think that’s just because their emotions are so intense Not only is there that desperate love that has always been there but now they have to deal with the repercussions of their choices over the last ten years They have to get to know each other again and fight for what they had It never occurred to me that you that you’d be waiting for me” He leaned forward his eyes intense and angry “But I said I’d wait for you I promised I’d wait Hell Caro it was the last thing I got to say to you And you you said” he bit his lip hesitating I’d promised to love him forever I thought they both acted immature at times in this but in a way I could empathize with that because things were so strained so much time had passed so much had happened and there was a lot of hurt They were bound to piss eachother off and get into it But underneath it all they are still the same people and are just meant to be together “I love you Caro so much” I couldn’t believe he was saying these words to me “I haven’t changed how I feel I still love you—I’ve always loved you It’s only ever been you” I loved this book even than the first Even though it was heartbreaking at times their struggles only brought them closer Things progress really beautifully and there is great closure from the past book My one complaint was that I wanted a bit from the end Don’t get me wrong I was really happy with how things were but because I love these characters so much I didn’t want to let them go yet I wanted AND that is EXACTLY what I got from the new bonus epilogues and chapters in this combined edition I couldn’t be happier with the ending it’s perfect for Sebastian and Caroline5 stars for The Education of Caroline and the series as a whole ♥ See this review others at No BS Book Reviews Also 'like' us on Facebook ♥


  4. says:

    NOTE This volume contains two complete books so this review may be longer than a normal review I will be focusing on each book separately Because of that you may not want to read the second half of this review until you've read the first book Otherwise you may find some spoilers to the first book within the second book's reviewBOOK ONE The Education of SebastianWell my mind has been blownThis is a beautiful book about a beautifully unorthodox relationship between an unhappily married 30 year old woman and a 17 year old boy Right away I know you may be thinking to yourself ugh I did too when I first realized what was going on But if you have the guts to stick it out I think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find hereCaroline is just sleepwalking through life and through her marriage with David a military doctor They have been married for 11 years now and Caroline has always put forth the happy front that is expected of a military wife But she is not happy not at all If she is anything it's numb and defeated They recently move back to the west coast as military families are wont to do Caroline has no real family and what few friends she had were left behind when they moved She is virtually alone David is not physically abusive to Caroline but he is mentally abusive She can do nothing right in his eyes He is constantly belittling her talking down to her and treating her as hired help and not as a true partner in their relationship Caroline has put up with it because she feels she has no other choice Her self esteem is shot and she has come to believe the things her husband says about herUntil she meets Sebastian again You see Caroline used to babysit little 8 year old Sebastian when they were last on the west coast He is no longer a little 8 year old boy Sebastian has grown up but he still remembers the beautiful woman who had such a positive influence on his life so many years ago Sebastian's home life is horrible and abusive His alcoholic mother and father are just as bad as you'd imagine them to be They care for nothing except for getting drunk His father is sleeping around with everyone on the base and his mother drowns herself in liuor just so she doesn't have to feel anything As a result Sebastian has had to grow up much faster than he should haveEverything changes for both of them when they see each other again There is obvious chemistry immediately but Caroline knows this is wrong and struggles to keep some distance between them Inevitably things happen and they ultimately give in to the temptation It is only afterwards that Caroline discovers Sebastian is not yet 18 as she had believed but he is still 17 not turning 18 for four months Caroline is devastated knowing she has broken the law by sleeping with this underage kid But in spite of every instinct telling her this is wrong the stronger instinct is to enjoy the love they share for each otherThe book is perfectly written and sucked me in from the very beginning The characters are well drawn and believable I could not put the book down I wanted to feel judgmental toward a wife who would cheat on her husband with a 17 year old boy but I couldn't I felt so sad for Caroline Sebastian is the first person to ever show her real love Even her own mother was hateful to her when she was growing up I began rooting for a happy ending for both of them but I just knew this could not end wellI won't give anything away but I can tell you that their story continues in The Education of Caroline which is also included in this double volume Continue reading for my review of Book Two but only after you have read Book OneBOOK TWO The Education of CarolineDo not read any further until after you've read The Education of Sebastian There will be spoilers for Sebastian from this point onYou must read the Education of Sebastian before starting this book It picks up 10 years after the events of the first book Caroline and Sebastian have both picked up the pieces of their lives and moved on as best they couldSebastian is now a 27 year old hot headed Chief Warrant Officer in the Marine Corps and Caroline is now 40 years old and a successful writer and press correspondent being sent to war torn areas to write about what she witnessesThey meet up again in Geneva Switzerland when Sebastian is tasked with teaching some journalists basic survival techniues in Afghanistan before they are deployed there As you can imagine seeing each other again was uite a shock for both of themSebastian is a bitter man thinking that his beloved Caro had abandoned him He waited for her for 3 years after she had been run out of town but she never contacted him He is angry with her but he still loves her and no other woman has ever lived up to his memory of her Although he has certainly tried to find one He now has a well deserved reputation as a ladies man Caroline on the other hand has never forgotten Sebastian She has had a few flings in the last 10 years but nothing serious It turns out she had tried to contact Sebastian when he turned 21 but her letters were returned unopened She figured Sebastian had already moved on so she never tried to contact him again The old spark is still there however even if it does sputter at first The story of them getting to know each other again is beautifully written and very believable I love these two They were simply made for each other I will not tell you how it turns out suffice it to say there are large hurdles to overcome but they come out on the other side closer than ever beforeThese are not your typical billionaire romance books There is no BDSM here no submissives no red room of pain What we have here is a much realistic view of two people who are fated to be together in spite of overwhelming odds They love each other unconditionally and despite being torn apart at one point love ultimately conuers allThis combined volume also contains a couple of beautiful epilogues and several very interesting alternate chapters There are so many wonderful extras that it's almost like getting a third book for free I highly encourage you to try out The Education Series I loved it and I think you will too


  5. says:

    Here is a link to my reviews of The Education of Sebastian and The Education of Caroline TEoS review TEoC review In summary this series is one of my favourite With a mixture of forbidden love and second chance love The Education of series is a brilliant blend of the angsty sort of series' that I love The troubles and pain that Seb and Caro went through over the course of their relationship is both heartbreaking and joyful The series is a truly enjoyable read With the two books easily being 5 stars for me this book was easily going to be the same thanks to the original story and bonus chapters I love the stories that Jane has created here and reading extra material was such a treat Not only do we get a deeper look in to the future of Seb and Caro but we are also treated to extra chapters in Seb's POV right from the beginning of their story But the truth is home could be anywhere as long as I'm with Caro I am one lucky bastard If you loved the series already there is no way you aren't going to love this thanks to the added material If you haven't read if yet prepare to go on a journey A journey of growth heart break a ton of pain but eventually a beautifully ending love story Reviewing for The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog as part of the 'The Education' blog tour


  6. says:

    Edited5 stars for all time favorites books and all time favorite couples TEoSTEoC are two books that found my self hard to easily forget Hell these books stays with me foreverI adore Jane's writing and when it came to Sebastian and Caroline what was seemed so wrong felt so rightI was about 35 years old when a young man 9 years younger than me asked me for a date and we're together for awhile I was worried in the beginning so I really did understand Caro's feeling about the age differences and allbut this man I date he was so determine just like Sebastian It's hard to love an older woman our culture okay with older man dating younger womanbut why not being fair? Why not eual?I think this is what Jane tried to tell all of us When you love someone let it be just love Don't let anything come between you including age differencesI loved the series so much I own the e copy paperback and definitely waiting for this bundle to arrive on my doorstepJust can't get enough of Seb and CaroWell done Jane Harvey Berrick


  7. says:

    This is one of my FAVORITE SERIES EVER I LOVED re visiting these two and the bonus content is just PERFECTION 3


  8. says:

    This is my 5 star review for The Education of Sebastian and Caroline as a set with bonus material by Jane Harvey Berrick for Eskimo Princess Book ReviewsThis series follows the steamy love affair between young Sebastian Hunter and an older Caroline Verti Wilson These two embark on a secret journey of love and lust when Sebastian is only 17 and Caroline is 30 These two books span over many years and give us such an emotional ride There is fear love lust anger hurt pain and forgiveness Will these two ever find their HEA?I really liked this series and it will definitely go on my favorites list There was just something about this forbidden love that sucked me in I really didn’t know what to think going in but with an open mind and a willing brain I dived right in I can say I have no regrets I laughed I cried I hurt when they hurt and I wanted to throw a punch through the kindle a time or two The writing was excellent and the editing was great The plot line kept me hooked and I found myself reading way later than I should have been I just couldn’t put it down I absolutely loved the bonus material Being able to read from Sebastian’s POV was refreshing and helped me see him in a different deeper light I loved the extended epilogue as wellIf you are looking for a second chance romance between two people that are meant for one another then this one is for you If you love to read books where the military is involved then this one would fill that bill as well Great Job Jane I am a fan


  9. says:

    5 INTENSE BEAUTIFUL PASSIONATE STAR“You are my world Caro And you’re MINE” SebastianFirst let me just say that this is my first book about forbidden love and about older woman and younger man and I was a little hesitant going into it because of a huge age gap This book had been on my TBR for so long and when I got to know that the author will release a bundle of this series which include a bonus chapters and epilogue I just dive in reading it And WOW I’m hookedit’s simply CAPTIVATING I gottta say that I had a hard time reading the first part of this book because my HEART is beating so fast with every scene Every single thing between them is forbidden and dangerous and I always held my breath when I thought they were going to get caught “Everything had a price; every glance every kiss every stolen touch”I really adore Sebastian and Caroline’s love It’s not all about physical connection BUT it’s all about what they saw in each other that made their life complete They both longed for love and found it with each other Their journey had been a tough one; there had been a lot of factors that always made them pull apart and some life circumstances that is unexpectedly happenedI have to say that I’m madly l in love with Sebastian because of how intense his love for Caro ithe’s a young guy but at some point he’s been actually the adult making the best decisions with their relationship He’s the sweetest kind loving guy I ever know even if he’s life and parents sucksThe writing style of the author is AMAZING She made me FEEL every emotion that just made me wrapped up into the story The fear worries uncertainty jealousy and possessiveness is too much to bear while reading it It’s making me freak out sometimes I actually cried at the end of the first part and at the middle part of the part two because of some intense moments that broke my heart I didn’t see it coming how painful this book could beAnd what I really love about this book bundle is the added EPILOGUE and bonus chapters I don’t want to say about it but I assure you that you’ll love it so much Over all this book simply PHENOMENAL The angst romance heart ache is all worth it I love the writing style of the author and I love Sebastian and Caroline get the happy ever after they deserved


  10. says:

    5 stars I haven’t read very many older womanyounger man books and right now I really don’t know why If they are anything like this one I’ve definitely been missing out I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this series It was amazingI’ve always loved a good old fashioned taboo or forbidden romance story but this one had a few elements that made me wary to read it For one thing there’s Sebastian’s age When his affair with Caroline begins he is only 17 years old while she’s 30 At first it was a bit uncomfortable when they took their relationship to a physical level but I soon realized that they genuinely loved each other and I had no doubt in my mind that they were meant to be together Then his age didn’t seem to matter any and I found myself even forgetting that he was so young Besides the age difference Caroline is married when they begin their affair and cheating is a big no no for me I also try to stay away from love triangle type scenarios but in this case it really worked and I didn’t mind it so much It helped that her husband was a complete ass and I really didn’t like him at all Despite what happened that day despite what happened later I can’t bring myself to regret the events of that summer because Sebastian taught me how to love Sebastian was a breath of fresh air I'm so used to reading about big bad alpha men who take charge and know how to make their women suirm with need and desire Don’t get me wrong I love me a strong alpha male but it was really nice to read about a different type of guy for a change Sebastian was so sweet and open with his feelings I loved watching him go from being usure of himself to slowly gaining confidence and growing into a great man He hasn’t had an easy life by any means but he somehow managed to come out of it still believing in love and wanting to experience everything life has to offer He is mature beyond his 17 years because he’s had to grow up so fast and take care of himself pretty much his whole life I loved that he was so sure of his feelings Even at his young age he knew he loved Caroline and that there was no one else for him And his feelings never wavered throughout the whole story even when they were apartCaroline was a great character as well She was a 19 year old military bride who is now feeling trapped in an unhappy loveless marriage I think the reason her relationship with Sebastian worked was because Caroline was still somewhat a child herself having been thrown into her marriage at such a young age and for all the wrong reasons And seeing as Sebastian was mature for his age it seems they kind of met in the middle and understood each other on a different intimate level I really enjoyed watching her gain confidence and finally stand up to her husband It was really great to see her growing as a person opening up her heart and realizing how amazing and wonderful true love can be It was understandably hard for her to admit that she was in love with a 17 year old but by the end of the first book she had given in to her true feelings and learned to look past the age gap and allow herself to really be in the moment with Sebastian What did I know of the kind of love that made it hard to breathe where your body ached day and night for that connection with another physically mentally spiritually? It was utterly new and terrifying and exhausting and wonderful I was dazzled by the light that spilled from him into the shadow of my previous existence He eclipsed everything erased everything that had gone before I was reborn— not just to him but to myself And I was ready for the adventure Their journey wasn’t easy in any shape or form but it was definitely real If there is anything I can say about this book it would be that it was very real I have no experience in having an affair or being with someone that much younger than me but I would imagine that one would be going through all the feelings and apprehensions that this couple experienced And I felt it all It was so raw and emotional It was beautiful and terrifying It was sad and wonderful It was fascinating and completely engrossing It was everythingI can’t end this review without mentioning the amazing bonus chapters at the end They were just fantastic and added a whole new understanding of the story as there was a lot in Sebastian’s POV I loved itI highly recommend this series It has found a place on my favorites shelf and I know I will be re reading it


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