SJ Hooks reveals the new cover for her debut novel, Absolute Beginners, available March 2015.
I probably sound like a broken record by now, but I REALLY love the romance genre–contemporary, historical, YA, New Adult, paranormal/supernatural, it doesn’t matter. If you give me a swoony, romantic relationship, it’s very likely that I’ll devour the book and adore every moment…even if there are bumps along the way. And if the plot features a somewhat (or completely) forbidden romance, so much the better! Well friends, I have a recommendation to share with you of an upcoming novel that fits this description to a tee. Absolute Beginners, the debut novel from SJ Hooks, is the first of the two-part series:
Professor Stephen Worthington’s life makes perfect sense.
He teaches classes on Tuesdays and Fridays. He has dinners with his parents on the weekend. He goes to the gym with his comically crass stepbrother, Matt, a few days each week. And every night, he heads home at a reasonable hour, alone.
There’s only one thorn in Stephen’s perfectly organized side: Ms. Julia Wilde. Never has Stephen dealt with a more unruly student. She’s rude, provocative, infuriating—and she dresses in a way that is completely unbecoming for a lady. Stephen can’t wait for the semester to be over, and then he’ll never have to see her again.
That is, until Stephen finds himself out of the classroom and in Julia’s apartment. Suddenly, the student/teacher roles are reversed, and the professor receives a much-needed lesson between the sheets. Stephen thought his life made sense, but after his tryst with Julia, he finds himself changed in more ways than one. Maybe he’s coming down with something.
Or maybe, something a little out of the ordinary is exactly what this stuffy professor needs to really live.
*This novel contains mature content*
OK, so a professor-student relationship is incredibly forbidden, but I feel pretty confident that I’ll be able to suspend any disbelief/potential moral objection. I’m so ready to read about an attractive, yet slightly awkward prof as a leading man. This, coupled with a confident, intriguing heroine and the promise of some hot sexy times, and I’m all in! Check out Absolute Beginner’s animated cover below, which was designed by Design Queen Jada D’Lee:
Julia looks pretty provocative in that cover…the ripped pants, glasses, book, and (Stephen’s) bow tie…oh my! Absolute Beginners comes out on March 18, so head over to Goodreads to add it to your 2015 TBR list and then pre-order your copy HERE.
Congrats SJ–I can’t wait to get my hands on this!