Review: Seducing Mrs. Robinson (A Bro Code Standalone) by Rachel Van Dyken - .Red Wine & Books

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Review: Seducing Mrs. Robinson (A Bro Code Standalone) by Rachel Van Dyken


Print Length:  pages
Publisher: Van Dyken Enterprises INC (December 18, 2019)

From Goodreads.com:  We've all been there, some more than others, you know what I'm talking about, where you have the hots for the new business teacher.

I was one hundred percent that guy. I shamelessly flirted with her my senior year, only earning her irritation more and more. On graduation, I stood up to her husband after he got violent, and I'll never forget the look in her eyes when she told me it wasn't my place.

Fast forward to my senior year of college and what do you know, the new adjunct professor is the one and only Mrs. Robinson, she's eight years older than me and smoking hot. Did I mention divorced?

She looks at me like I'm trouble, and I'm only happy to deliver on that promise. I'm going to show her how a real man treats a woman and use every weapon in my Pleasure Pony arsenal to do it.

Go big or go home.

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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I will admit, at first I was very skeptical about reading a story where a student (even a college one) seduces his teacher. I know that's a pretty common fantasy for people, it's just something that has never worked for me. I feel like that is a line that should never be crossed as that teacher is still technically in a position of power, and I like couples to be equal. 

However, this was a thoroughly enjoyable way to pass the time. I felt that even though the story does deal with a very difficult topic, it was done in such a way that even if the reader has personal experience, it won't be too triggering for them. Kora is written in a way that makes her relatable in spite of the things she has suffered. It also helped that she wasn't written as someone who came across as even older than she was due to the trauma she suffered. In fact, it was stated that she is eight years older than Leo, but I never really felt that which I liked. 

As I was already acquainted with the guys that make up this story, I didn't have very high hopes for my enjoyment. The first stand-alone book in this series was not one of my favorites for a number of reasons. However, I felt as though this one showed a different side of the guys. Rather than the caveman type personalities I expected, this time around there was more of the playful banter that I associate with Rachel's books. This time around, they were three-dimensional characters instead of the stiff cardboard cutouts I remembered. 

As for the story itself, I did feel as though it was very fast-paced with things moving at warp speed which did make it a little hard to get into. It was enjoyable, and a great way to spend the afternoon, but it made the romance aspect of it feel more rushed than I would have liked (especially towards the end). When you take into consideration what she had been through, and the demons she was battling within herself, it didn't seem to fit with her character. The background characters, the banters between the guys, and the way they rallied around Kora to help her were all very enjoyable. Oh, and when she finally stood up to her ex? PRICELESS. But that's all I can say about that. 


DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                            Seducing Mrs.Robinson is available from Amazon.com

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