TEACH ME SOMETHING DIRTY
FROM ALEX GRAYSON COMES A NEW BOOK IN THE ITTY BITTY DELIGHTS SERIES
Teach Me Something Dirty is the second book in author Alex Grayson’s Itty Bitty Delights series. It follows the first book, Heels Together Knees Apart, and features a secondary character, Luna Hendrix, from that series. This short romance novella can be read as a standalone, however, but please mind the content warnings as this is a student/teacher age gap relationship book (student 18/teacher 35) and it does contain mild violence, attempted sexual assault (not by hero), and some explicit love scenes.
I received an advanced reading copy (ARC) of this book from the author, publisher, or publicist. The receipt of this ARC did not influence my choice to review the book on this site. It also did not influence how I felt about the book or its characters, storyline, and overall feel. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. As such, they only deal with what is written on the pages of the book and how what is written and otherwise presented made me feel during and after my reading of the book.
Teach Me Something Dirty by Alex Grayson
Series: Itty-Bitty Delights #2
Published by Twisted Fiction Publishing on March 17, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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Also in this series: Heels Together Knees Apart, Filthy Little Tease
“Teach me something dirty.”
That’s what my student, Miss Luna Hendrix, whispered to me the night I rescued her from a handsy boy from school.
Despite her filthy words and the way my body begged to take hers, she screamed innocence.
I really shouldn’t. It was wrong to want to stain her purity.
But I did. I gave her lessons no teacher should give their student.
She wanted dirty, so I laid my hands on her and gave her raw. I made her mine.
She screamed my name so prettily, and in doing so, she made me hers.
Teach Me Something Dirty is my second read by Alex Grayson and like the first, it was a short, deliciously taboo, forbidden romance. But instead of a doctor/patient setup like the first book in the Itty-Bitty Delights series, Heels Together Knees Apart, Teach Me Something Dirty is about a student and teacher. While I would not condone this scenario in real life, I did enjoy reading about it in this book, as both characters are legal adults and fully capable of understanding and consent.
Fast-paced, well-written, and wicked-hot, Teach Me Something Dirty is every bit the explicit erotic romance tale we readers were promised through the premise. August Monroe is sexy-hot, and he’s got a mouth that he loves to use. And while Luna may be an innocent good girl on paper, she’s fantasized about being with August enough to know what she wants.
I thought the author did a fantastic job handling this premise and exploring not only the need for consent but also the complications and consequences this relationship would bring about for both characters. I loved that the chemistry between Luna and August all but jumped off the page, and that their scenes together were ripe with sexual tension and need. They were explosive together and I could see why they had an attraction to each other.
Overall, I did love this story a lot. I only wish the book had been longer because the ending felt a little rushed and I would’ve liked to have seen a bit more between them. But since this is a short series of taboo romances, I understand why the story was wrapped up the way it was. I just liked the characters so much that I didn’t want to say goodbye to them quite so soon. Either way, I am looking forward to the third book in this series. Thus far, each book has been hotter and sexier than the last.
CW: Though both Luna and August are of legal age at the time this story starts, there are still more than a few moral issues at play: he’s older than she is, he’s in a position of power, he’s a teacher of a class she is currently a high school student in, and he saves her from an attempted sexual assault (on-page). If these issues make you uncomfortable, you might want to avoid reading this fiction book.
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