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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Unteachable Review

“Complicated dynamics, forbidden sexual tension, and untamed passion. Easily one of my favorite reads.”
--Gail McHugh, New York Times bestselling author


An edgy, sexy USA TODAY bestseller about falling for the one person you can’t have.

Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, screw up her own future.

But life has a way of throwing her plans into free-fall.

When Maise meets Evan at a carnival one night, their chemistry is immediate, intense, and short-lived. Which is exactly how she likes it: no strings. But afterward, she can’t get Evan out of her head. He’s taught her that a hookup can be something more. It can be an unexpected connection with someone who truly understands her. Someone who sees beyond her bravado to the scared but strong girl inside.

That someone turns out to be her new film class teacher, Mr. Evan Wilke.

Maise and Evan resolve to keep their hands off each other, but the attraction is too much to bear. Together, they’re real and genuine; apart, they’re just actors playing their parts for everyone else. And their masks are slipping. People start to notice. Rumors fly. When the truth comes to light in a shocking way, they may learn they were just playing parts for each other, too.

Smart, sexy, and provocative, Unteachable is about what happens when a love story goes off-script.

Review 4 Stars

Unteachable does what only a great book can do, it leaves you thinking about it. Thinking if you agree with how it went. Truth be told I didn't know if I wanted Maise and Evan to have a HEA..I really didn't know if this was a couple I could believe in and want to survive. Both Maise and Evan are pretty screwed up characters and there relationship isn't exactly right.. and they both kind of feed of the wrongness of it all.As time goes on and things go from bad to worst I was still on the fence about how I wanted Unteachable to go. Even here after all is said and done.... I don't know if I got the ending I wanted.. what I do know is I got the ending that was meant to be. Unteachable is one of those books that you have to go into with an open mind, and the resolve that if you start it you need to finish it. Unteachable is a bumpy ride but it is a ride worth taking. 

Leah Raeder is a writer and unabashed nerd. Aside from reading her brains out, she enjoys graphic design, video games, fine whiskey, and the art of self-deprecation. She lives with her very own manic pixie dream boy in Chicago. Visit her at

“Lyrical, vivid, and poignant, Unteachable is one of the best forbidden romances I’ve ever read,”
-- Lauren Blakely, New York Times bestselling author

UNTEACHABLE by Leah Raeder
Paperback | On sale: 10/14/14 | ISBN: 9781476786407 | 320 pages | $15.00
eBook | ISBN: 9781476786414

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