Review: Teach Me by Caitlin Crews

Print Length: 192 pages
Publisher: Harlequin DARE (February 1, 2020)

From  Socialite Erika Vanderberg has been planning for this night for months. Years. All so she can finally gain entrance to Berlin’s most exclusive sex club. Erika is here for one person: Dorian Alexander, her brother’s best friend and her secret childhood crush. Only, now her childish crush has been replaced by something hungry, raw and oh-so-wickedly adult. And the moment Erika sees Dorian—his dark eyes intent and focused, that hard body—everything comes crashing into place.

Yes, she’s submissive. And yes, she desperately wants to surrender to Dorian over and over again. Oh yes, please.

But Erika has spent her life pretending to be a spoiled little socialite who pushes everyone away. Submitting to this delicious man and all his heady power won’t change who she is—will it? After one taste, there is already a dark hunger between them…one that threatens to unleash who Erika really is.


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This story was a solid middle of the road for me. It didn't stand out in any meaningful way, but it had an interesting premise and the writing was fluid and engaging.  This can definitely be read in one day (as it only took me a couple of hours to finish), so it's perfect if you're in the mood for something quick and steamy to read. 

I enjoyed the inner conflict that is present within Erika. The way she has to reconcile what she wants, and more importantly who she is, with the image she has presented for so long. The patience that Dorian showed with her as he waited for her to make up her own mind - offering her the option to stay or go, waiting as she had those battles with her inner demons, etc, spoke volumes about his character. The one thing that annoyed me about him, however, was the fact that he went to her estranged brother (even if he was his best friend) about the nature of his feelings towards Erika without telling her first. He seemed pretty darn sure of himself, and that was a slight bit of a turn-off. I would have liked to have seen him be just as unsure of her as she was of him. 

I felt like the final chapter tied things up between them nicely, giving us a small glimpse into their life without going into an overwhelming amount of details. I would read more from this author.

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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