Source: Via Netgalley with permission from the publisher
Smart girls aren’t supposed to do stupid things.
Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she’s so gifted that she can attend college through a special program at her high school. On her first day, she meets Bennet. He’s cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn and what she’s endured – and missed out on – in order to excel academically and please her parents. Now, for the first time in her life, she’s falling in love.
There’s only one problem. Bennet is Madelyn’s college professor, and he thinks she’s eighteen – because she hasn’t told him the truth.
The story of their forbidden romance is told in letters that Madelyn writes to Bennet – both a heart-searing ode to their ill-fated love and an apology.
I really enjoyed this book! I really did:) Madelyn was enrolled in some type of high school program where she could finish out her high school credits and go to college to get a head start on her Associates degree. Yup! She is that smart! She is really a great kid and is very trustworthy by her parents.
This is where she meets Bennet. Bennet is one of her college professors and he has no idea that Maddie is just 16 years old. She also does not let on to that fact either. As they become closer, Maddie needs to try to find the strength to tell him while at the same time, keep their relationship a secret.
The way this book was written was exceptional! Madelyn is writing a letter to Bennet and to “them”. “Them” being her parents and the authorities. She wanted to tell Bennet her reason’s of why she did what she did. Also, let him in on her true feelings about him from the moment they met. She really starts off her letter from their first meeting and how she felt an immediate connection to him.
The ending was kind of bitter-sweet. I cried! *honest* I also found myself praying that the two will be able to resolve their issues. The book may not have ended exactly like I had wanted but, Madelyn did get her closure.
Amanda Grace is a pen name for author Mandy Hubbard. If you have never read anything that she has written, you definitely have to check her out! One of my favorite reads has been But I Love Him. Mandy creates wonderful characters and has an ability to make the reader really sit back and think about the situation and what could be the outcome. I definitely will be looking forward to others written by her.
Thanks to Flux for the review copy of this book!