Black Rainbow by J.J. McAvoy
Publication Date: May 15, 2015
A sweet and steamy New Adult Romance from Amazon bestselling author of the Ruthless People series, J.J. McAvoy…
After an erotic one-week fling with a musician she meets in a bar, Thea Cunning never expects to see Levi Black again. Then Monday morning comes around, and she discovers that her former lover is not only her professor, but he’s also one of the top criminal lawyers in the state of Massachusetts.
With everyone in class vying to be one of the twelve disciples—a group of twelve students that Professor Black takes under his wing—tensions run high. Thea considers dropping his class, given their passionate week together and their undeniable chemistry. After all, there are other (less infuriatingly sexy) law professors on campus.
But to accomplish her goal and get her father out of prison, Thea knows she needs to learn under the best of the best—and that’s Levi Black.
But can she learn under the best, without being under the best?
*Complimentary ARC received from publisher via Netgalley*
I've read most of JJ's Ruthless People series (which reminds me I have to finish that still) and that was one crazy ride of a read what with its story line. Black Rainbow is not like that at all. And I appreciated that even more.
JJ, I think, managed to put enough twist to the student-teacher romance trope by mixing in Thea's back story so not only did I get smokin' hot romance (wink-wink... teehee) but also a good layer of drama and a bit of suspense.
Thea was an excellent h with a lot of fight in her. She's caring, loyal, feisty, and very strong. Given what happened to her in the past, she broke my heart a few times. She deserves every bit of happiness. Levi is a worthy H to Thea... Hmmm... I usually apply this phrase to a h... how about that!... Anyhoot, he really is. I love how he did his best to be honest about his thoughts, how so tuned he is to her, how he took charge, and how swoonalicious he is! *g*
I love how the story flowed. I even liked how the past was juxtaposed with the present in the first part that highlighted the contrast to their interaction. I love their banter. I love the tender moments, even the bittersweet ones and the painful ones. I love the side characters. Selene was just adorable and really had a good head on her shoulders. Then there were Tristan, Bethan and Atticus... But most of all, I love their chemistry!!
I think JJ just keeps getting better, and for what it's worth, I couldn't be more pleased:D
About J.J. McAvoy
J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.”
She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy