Review: Always You by Missy Johnson

December 26, 2013 Blog Tours, Giveaways, New Releases, Reviews 0 ★★★★

Always You by Missy Johnson
on 12/19/13
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 253
Format: eARC
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I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.

One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved.

You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact.

I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…

Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school?

Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.

My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem?

I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.

Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.

Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

 

Kristen’s Review:

 

“Everyone is going to die. That is part of the journey of living. What matters most is living each day you have like it might be your last.”

When I saw this was a student/teacher romance I thought to myself oh heck yes I want to read this! There is just something about these types of stories that get me excited. And a young fresh faced recent college graduate at an ALL GIRLS PRIVATE SCHOOL! Hello!?! Sign me up!

However, Always You by Missy Johnson is not your typical student/teacher romance. For me at a certain point it was not even the main focus of the story. I was quite surprised the direction this story went and thankful for it all in the same. It was refreshing to read a story in this genre that didn’t have all the typical angst and endless drama. Don’t get me wrong, there is some but not enough where you start to hate or be annoyed by the characters.

Fresh out of college Dalton takes a temporary teaching position at an all girls private school. Wrenn is a Senior and counting the days until she graduates. The thing is these two have met before. When Dalton was 12 and Wrenn was 7. That brief encounter all those years ago has helped shape Dalton into the man he is today. Both characters have dealt with their share of loss. For Wrenn her entire family and for Dalton his father. When a friendship starts to build between these two will they be able to get past what they believe separates them and learn to accept that they are made for each other?

“I can’t erase my past, but I can control my future.”

This is a quick emotionally romantic read that has a few twists and does not follow the typical student/teacher formula. Grab a few tissues before you start this one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall: 4

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