Sometimes all it takes is a moment for everything to change.
Blurry brings us Lia, a fifteen year old high school student. She tries to be like any other high school student…she gets involved in sports, field hockey and softball, she has her group of friends she hangs out with. However, she knows she will never be on the same level as some of her peers. Lia lives in Two Lanes, the nearby trailer park, and she spends her free time outside of school working and taking care of herself because her mom isn’t around. Enter Craig, the twenty year old student teacher and field hockey coach. All Craig wants is to help his students and athletes, he wants to be there for them when they need him. As Lia and Craig become friends they fall into a quicksand of emotional feelings. With only five years between them it is hard to remember where the lines are.
Okay, let me start out with a warning, this is a student teacher relationship, it is forbidden and does blur the lines of right and wrong…if you are not comfortable with that, please don’t read this book.
I will be perfectly honest with you guys, I LOVE me a good student/teacher romance. Honestly I really don’t know what it is that draws me to these books wether it be the forbidden element, and the hot sneaking around or what but I am always drawn in. Blurry was no different. If anything this might be the best book I have read dealing with this sort of relationship. Carina Adams did a wonderful job with this book. Yes, at first I was a little skeptical because Lia is SO young, however, as the story unfolded and I grew to learn Lia as a character it was hard for me to remember that she was only 15. Adams wrote Lia as such a fierce and strong young woman that is used to taking care of herself because no one else is around for her. Be that as it may, Lia still has to deal with the typical high school drama such as backstabbing best friends and bullies. She is trying to find herself amidst this world who looks down upon her without even knowing her.
Craig, simply wants to be Lia’s friend…he can tell she is struggling and needs someone to be there for her. He also believes that his actions are 100% innocent, until they aren’t. Craig was a smart, good guy who got fell for the wrong person. We can’t always control what our hearts want. I love how much he loves Lia. As their story unfolds, I was so glad that, even though he might have been her teacher and their relationship inappropriate, he was there for Lia when she needed him. Also he is TOTALLY swoon worthy.
There were just so many elements to this story and Adams did well with every single one. I was completely captured in the forbidden spell of these characters, it was hard for me to put this book down. Now, I understand that not everyone will enjoy this book the way I did, however, if you do like a good forbidden romance this is definitely a book I recommend picking up!
Overall rating: 5/5 Stars
rules. You feel up to making them now?” She nodded. I rubbed my palms on my
sweats. “You start.”
we talk about, whatever I tell you, whatever you tell me, stays between us. I
don’t share with my friends. You don’t share with yours.”
didn’t even hesitate when it was my turn. “Two: We acknowledge
that we’re attracted to each other and then never talk about it again.”
smirk I loved made an appearance. “That’s your ground rule?” The admonishment
in her voice was almost laughable. “Whatever.” She rolled her eyes. “Fine. I
think you’re hot. Until you talk. Then you just bug me.” I laughed, but she
continued, “Three: Our significant others come first. We don’t blow them off to
spend time with each other.”
have a boyfriend I don’t know about?” The words came out before I could stop
them, and I could tell by the irritated look on her face that I hadn’t hidden the jealous tone. “Have someone in
mind?” I asked, my voice a little more even.
yet,” she snapped. “But, when I do, I won’t be blowing off weekend plans with
him to stay home and take care of you. You need to put Whitney first. I’ll
understand. When it’s my turn, you’ll understand.”
of, we don’t talk about them. Whitney and your mystery guy.”
How is that a good rule?” she demanded, scowling. “No. Four: We can talk about
whoever we’re dating, but we can’t complain.”
can’t change my rule.”
didn’t change it. I simply used my turn to overrule yours.”
made two rules. If you make two, I get two.”
are such a pain.” She sighed dramatically. “Go ahead, make two.”
she interrupted. “We never talk about sex. I can’t think of anything else.”
I agreed. “Five: We never talk about sex. I mean it.”
lifted a shoulder in a half-shrug.
“That’s all you, buddy. I’m not the one who has a girlfriend.”
you do, we don’t talk about it.”
a problem. Girls are pretty and all, but they’re not my thing,” Lia sassed, completely undaunted as if this was the rule she wasn’t taking seriously.
“That’s one. What’s your next rule?”
to make sure she understood this, above all else, was the one we needed to
follow, I clasped my hands and leaned forward. I didn’t need to say anything,
just gave her a pointed look. She knew me well enough to understand I was
this against your rules? We’re talking about it right now.”
I growled in warning. I knew her just as well as she knew me. “Not talking
about it means you don’t ask questions. You don’t ask my opinion. You don’t
tell me one tiny detail simply because you insist it’s something I have to know.”
God! This entire conversation is embarrassing. I’m not going to have sex, but
if I do, I swear to all that is holy that I will not mention it to you!” The
blush crept up her cheeks as she threw her hands in the air annoyed. She was
too fucking cute.