They call him the devil.
When I crash-landed into him on my first day at Loyola Academy, I was sure that couldn’t be true.
He was the most gorgeous man I’d ever seen in real life.
Little did I know he was also the cruelest.
I went from starstruck to stunned the moment his cynical eyes cut through me.
I can’t tell you what it was that made him want to punish me. But from that day forward the brooding recluse of a man made it his goal to torment me.
I want to loathe him, and some days, I do.
But good or bad, nobody’s attention has ever tasted so sweet.
What do you do when you have a hate crush on your bully?
Worse yet, what do you do when he’s also your teacher?
3.5 Hot, sexy, teacher/student forbidden romance, older man.
I'm not usually a fan of this trope, I wasn't really a fan of this but it's A Zavarelli, I love her books, her writing and to be honest I dove In without question.
I wasn't disappointed, I did enjoy most of this book, I just found HATE CRUSH to be similar to other student/teacher romances I've read before, the forbidden romance development, the secrets and sneaking around, the hot bossy teacher and like I said it's not my favourite trope.
I can't say I liked the hero Sebastian, he was mainly all about the sex, he was cold, hard and demanding, maybe if he'd had more inner turmoil battles, shown more of his venerable side, I may have been a little bit more sympathetic but he was just an Ass-hole to Stella until he was shaken out of his miserable self in the eleventh hour.
Stella didn't have enough backbone for me, I know she was only eighteen but her weakness caving into and succumbing to Sebastian aka Mr Carter each time he hurt her, used her and made her feel like door mat, annoyed me.
An enjoyable hot sexy read but not one of my favourites from A. Zavarelli, I missed the different kind of angst I normally love from this authors books.
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