Review: Seducing his Student by London Hale

Reviewed by Elle

Samantha looks forward to her daily flirt sessions with the hot new guy in town that makes her stomach flip.

Elliot hasn’t made a move… until now. The chemistry between them is intense, and Elliot knows she’s the woman for him. Sam agrees to meet him at a sailing event, but plans go awry when Elliot realizes the woman he’s been fantasizing about for months, is one of his students. That doesn’t stop him from doing some pretty sexy things with her on top of a pool table in her parents’ boathouse.

He vows to stay away from her until graduation but the pull between the two is too strong, and so begins a hot and steamy affair, that could cost Elliot his job, and Samantha the chance to graduate.

“Seducing His Student” is the first in a new series from Carina Press, labeled The Dirty Bits. They’re novella length stories, that pack a punch in the Heat department, and can be read in one sitting.

This definitely delivered in the heat department. The sexy times are super hot, and for an 80 page book, there was A LOT of them. If you enjoy erotica, I dare say this might be more your cup of tea than it was mine.

I really enjoy novella length stories, but I do still expect there to be a satisfying story. And this one fell a bit flat for me.

Everything in this book moved SO fast. Elliot was declaring Samantha ‘his’ from page one. They’d done nothing but flirt, and he’s already all ‘she’s mine, she just doesn’t know it yet’. Hmmmm. Red flag.

And this sort of behavior carried on right through the whole book. Elliot was over the top Alpha for me and combined with the fact he’s her teacher and older than her, he came off as a creepy old man. Hot, but the dude has some stalker-ish issues he probably needs to deal with.

And he calls her Princess. Gag. It made the age gap seem worse, like he thought of her as a little girl. It creeped me out a bit, I have to admit. He’s a dirty talk fan as well and it was all just too much for me. But as I said, an erotica lover probably wouldn’t have minded.

On the plus side, I liked Sam a lot. She’s strong and has a bit of attitude, which I liked. She called Elliot on his bullshit.

The writing was good, keeping my interest easily, though it could use another edit as there were a handful of typos. So while the story wasn’t my thing, I’d be happy to read this author again.

Rating: C+

Click to purchase: Amazon

Seducing His Student
by London Hale
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Publisher: Carina Press


  1. Now that I’m in my 30s, I’ll admit to being more aware and critical of big age gaps between the H and h. This book sounds like it’s not my cup of tea. I don’t like to think I’m ageist; there are some very mature amazing young women. But if a hero is 35 or older, and the heroine is younger than 25, I get all judgy. I’m sorry!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts even though I’m passing on it

    • Elle Thorpe says:

      Hi Mara! Thanks for reading! I don’t necessarily mind a big age gap, one of my favourite series (Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan) has huge age gaps between almost all of the heroes and heroines but the characters need to feel like they’re on the same level. And here, I didn’t feel that, unfortunately. Happy reading!

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