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When boarding school pupil Laura meets her new German teacher her world is turned upside down. She can’t get Mr Rydell out of her mind. But as her teacher, he’s totally forbidden fruit.Despite the strict school rules she keeps bumping into him outside class. Is it coincidence, or does he share her feelings?Soon every rule is broken... who will be forced to pay the price?"FWhen boarding school pupil Laura meets her new German teacher her world is turned upside down. She can’t get Mr Rydell out of her mind. But as her teacher, he’s totally forbidden fruit.Despite the strict school rules she keeps bumping into him outside class. Is it coincidence, or does he share her feelings?Soon every rule is broken... who will be forced to pay the price?"Forbidden Lessons" is the first in the "Forbidden Love" trilogy, followed by "Forbidden Study" (2016) and "Forbidden Classes" (TBA)....

Title : Forbidden Lessons
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Number of Pages : 265 Pages
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Forbidden Lessons Reviews

  • Kika
    2018-09-13 00:20

    **3.5 stars**I'm a sucker for forbidden teacher/student romance. This was good for me but definitely not good for everyone (teacher was a bit creepy).

  • Goddess Of Blah
    2018-08-31 21:06

    Well written, quintessentially English, EXPLOSIVE CHEMISTRY, excellent well-paced plot, fleshed out characters and a sexy & endearing love story.Sit back and enjoy...PASSION. SIZZLING ROMANCE. WOW.Usually these (taboo) plots generally feature an overly emotional, angst-y belligerent (annoying) teen who constantly cries or acts up. Laura, however, is a quiet, studious and very English teen (i.e. not dramatically emotional like some American teens seem to be). Brilliant characters with excellent romantic and emotional development. Not a quick "fall in love" plot type either. The pace is excellent. And the clichéd tall dark handsome older man and the young, virginal blonde girl worked excellent here. Boarding school antics that most of us will remember (well those of us who attended public school). It's highly refreshing to read a story based in a different kind of environment rather than an American high school. I also loved the power play between Mr R and Laura. The entertaining subplots could make a brilliant story on their own.. This was not only a love story but also a quasi- anthropology on upper-middle class England. And it's a Stand Alone (bonus!) Note – some readers may find certain themes uncomfortable. Mr Rydell is always portrayed as a teacher – I can't even remember his first name – he's that much of a disciplinarian teacher. He's also extremely domineering and quite obsessive, However, it plays well here as Laura is intelligent, composed and mature. The supporting characters are great – loved the description of the pervy Mr Peters and The Axe. It's hilarious. The cultural references are also brilliant. The best forbidden romance I've read. And unlike most of these books – after the student and "teacher get it together" it doesn't descend into tedious twilight type book.

  • ✿
    2018-08-22 02:57

    To be completely honest, I have NO IDEA where I truly stand with Forbidden Lessons. While I did like the whole student teacher taboo relationship premise, there is also a lot of other side story lines and characters that are shed light on as well.In this, we meet Laura and her three best girlfriends, Susie, Margery, and Charlotte. Each friend has their own little dalliance taking place although I do have to admit that I skimmed over these parts and only cared for the Laura and Mr. Ryder bits! Hehe.It was strange to see the school teachers as well kind of act juvenile while in a boarding school but I'm guessing this does occur in these kinds of institutions. And also, gaining points or getting demerits. The whole system of that just for some reason made me think of Harry Potter where they compete for points. Sorry, I'm going a bit off topic ain't I? Anyway, it was a good story but I wish there was more background on the characters, particularly Laura and Mr. Ryder, as well as more growth and depth between their relationship. It was kind of a instant attraction and love really since you see no development in either of them.Over all, great story with love, suspense, steam, and intrigue!*I was given a review copy by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!*

  • Regina Shiderly
    2018-08-30 21:03

    Amazing book, kept me enthralled all the way through and wanting so much more at the end. A definite five star read for me!

  • christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)
    2018-09-12 19:00

    FOR MORE REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS, DO CHECJK OUT MY BLOG:Forbidden Lessons by Noël Cades Cover: 3Plot: 4Characters: 4Overall Rating:4 FORBIDDEN STARS!I miss holding you. You’re mine, Laura, I love you and none of this changes that. I know I have probably said this multiple times in different reviews but I'll say it again. Teacher-Student relationships is one of my guilty pleasures. The idea of getting caught, toying with the lines between what's acceptable or not, excites me.Laura Cardew was a fairly normal student. But when she meets her new Mr. Rydell, her world is turned upside down. Forbidden Lessons was a book that left me wanting for more. There are a lot of questions in my mind that may seem inconsequential like what was Mr. Rydell's first name though I am not sure if it was really mentioned or what happens next though that question is truly understandable since the ending left me happy but utterly confused.There were a lot of side stories in this book regarding Laura's friends Margery, Susie and Charlotte. It was good to see the story from other characters perspective though I was wishing that the book was more focused on Laura and Rydell's PoVs. This book was sometimes fast and sometimes slow with regards to the flow of the story. Laura was very innocent and naíve. I guess that is how I can describe her. There are times, that she just lets Rydell decide for her which was really irritating.Rydell was an enigma. Sometimes he's very sweet and charming, but there are also times where he was very possessive and domineering that I was waiting for him to bust out his cane and go all BDSM on Laura.The cover was one thing I did not like in this book. Since it had no relation to the story at all with all the math symbols in it since the hero in this book was teaching German. But don't judge a book by it's cover and all that...All in all, Forbidden Lessons was a very enjoyable read which I would truly recommend to readers who love the idea of the forbidden as well and love a good teacher-student romance.Copy given to me by author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Mira Stanley
    2018-09-15 02:07

    Review appears on You Gotta Read Reviews a nutshell: Hard to classify but well worth a readI read mostly romance and erotic romance, so I usually approach a new read with expectations based on what I’ve read and liked lately. By doing so with Forbidden Lessons, I set myself up for some initial disappointment. Let me explain:Most rom/erom I read is written with strong character point-of-view, sometimes called “deep point of view”. My favorite authors dump me in the head of the hero or heroine or both in different scenes. Settings, actions, and conflict are all colored by the character’s thoughts and baggage.In contrast to deep point of view is omniscient point of view. This style is less prevalent in romance and more prevalent in literary fiction. Some of my favorite lit-fic authors use omniscient point of view to color everything with their unique author voice. Scenes are observed from above. The reader might get snippets of thought from several characters in a scene. This is called head-hopping, and is usually avoided in romance.Forbidden Lessons is omnisciently narrated. This threw me for a loop at first, but once I settled into the narration and accepted this book was going to have a lit-fic vibe, I enjoyed it.Cades author voice is strongly omniscient but also very well done. Her descriptions are tight and vivid. Her scenes move the plot along nicely. Reading Forbidden Lessons put me deep in Cades’ boarding school world, and every minute I spent there was a minute of enjoyment.Going in, I expected more of the plot to center on the romance aspect of the story since the blurb only mentions the romance aspect, but there is, in fact, a whole heap of interesting things going on at this boarding school. There are faculty wars, student shenanigans, dietary abominations, friendship dramas, and secret liaisons. Over the course of the novel, a whole semester of boarding school activities passes in the background while the primary character (I wouldn’t go so far as to call her a heroine because this isn’t strictly a romance) learns life lessons relating to friendship, fairness, love, and sex.Laura’s journey touched me in a way I won’t soon forget. Mature for her age, she attracts Mr. Rydell, her new German teacher. And the new teacher attracts her. They are pretty much helpless around each other, and I kept turning the pages to see what would happen with them. The strong romantic elements of this story are truly swoon-worthy, and there is plenty of forbidden spice. Readers who want to see the young new teacher give lessons of a sensual sort will not be disappointed.There is so much more to the novel, though, than the relationship between Laura and Mr. Rydell. Friendships flag and rebound. The nasty students look for ways to hurt Laura and her group of friends. A new student with a knack for getting expelled saves the day again and again, showing that a girl can be naughty and nice at the same time. Through all the ups and downs, Laura goes from child to adult. The ending is happy and hopeful, though not necessarily tidily wrapped up by romance standards.If I had to come up with a genre description of Forbidden Lessons, it would be coming-of-age meets erotica meets literary fiction. But don’t let its genre weirdness stop you from trying this one out. It’s well written, absorbing, and highly enjoyable.If you like strong setting, lovable characters, and life lessons learned through dramatic ups and downs, You Need to Read Forbidden Lessons.

  • Rexley
    2018-08-24 00:07

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. First of all, I really liked this book. I liked the secondary characters and the sex was very hot, but... I have to say that I was a bit creeped out by the relationship between a 16-year-old virgin and thirty-something teacher. There was no warning for underage sex and there should have been.Nonetheless, it was a good erotic romance. If you don't mind underage sex, I'd recommend it.

  • Summer
    2018-08-22 23:26

    Whew, so I didn't love this book. I was really excited about the idea of a boarding school teacher romance but the execution just felt pervy. The sex was hot but I kept picturing a grown ass man and a girl, totally ruined it for me.

  • Naksed
    2018-08-25 02:12

    In Forbidden Lessons, Noel Cades paints a very authentic picture of life in a boarding school. The prefects, the demerits, the social hierarchy and competitiveness among the girls, the "brother" school from which they hesitantly pick "boyfriends" who are for the most part, only pen pals. The new smells that infiltrate the school in the first few days of the academic year, new books, new school shoes, fresh paint, shiny gym equipment, only for the old, musty smells of dusty library books, the "stale remembrance of boiled cabbage", "the ageing metallic tang of the chemistry lab" to end up winning the battle and inexorably absorb all of this newness into itself. Some of the most interesting aspects and best developed characters in this story concerned the secondary characters and subplots: the sadistic teacher whose hysteria masks repressed sexual desire towards her students, the lecherous old English teacher who risibly pictures himself as a Casanova seducing a new Lolita every year, the mousy, vulnerable, odd girl out in a foursome of beautiful, outgoing friends, who toys with the idea of betrayal and revenge for her own inadequacy. I think this could have been a very good book if, instead of focusing on the taboo affair between a sixteen year old student at the school and her new, handsome, young male teacher, it was more of an exploration or even humorous satire of boarding school life as a whole, the way Curtis Sittenfeld did so wonderfully in Prep.As it is, Forbidden Lessons's romance plot fell flat. First of all, I never found out the first name of Mr. Rydell and so Laura keeps referring him to as Mr. Rydell or "Sir" throughout the book, well into their affair. I am sure the author had some purpose in distancing us from his male protagonist in this way, perhaps to up the taboo and salacious factor of this illicit affair. But the thing is, the eroticism, the romance, the angst were lacking in their story. Unlike Jacquie Gordon's Flanders Point, in which the inherently erotic nature of a student-teacher relationship is painstakingly analyzed and illustrated, where the slow burn between the two protagonists is kept smoldering through multitudes of encounters in and outside of the classroom, many relationship upheavals, and the rich, inner life of the two would-be lovers, where the characters both show a real struggle with the forbidden nature of their love, here, in Forbidden Lessons, there is no time to build up the tension between the main characters. So, instead of a romance, we get insta-love, a lot of paint-by-the-number sex scenes that you can read in any smutty dime store novel out there, and a neatly tied up ending (there is a sequel to this book but there is enough closure at the end of Forbidden Lessons to consider the story resolved). Mr. Rydell's actions and behavior came off, at best, as implausible, a young girl's idea of what a romantic lead "should" be, and at worst, he seemed incredibly mentally unstable in his rapid, single-minded fixation of his student to the point that I wonder if he had preyed on younger girls before and whether he would actually end up harming Laura in one of his fits of jealous rage.Laura herself was a dull protagonist, the kind of vapid, one-dimensional character that you can't really muster the interest to root for or against. Like I said, the secondary characters in this book, especially her three roommates, had a lot more interesting back stories and complexities. Any of them would have been far more intriguing choices as the star of this vehicle.Don't get me wrong. With all my criticism, overall, I did enjoy reading Forbidden Lessons and I would like to read the sequel if only to see if there is some more development in the relationship between the two main characters. The prose itself was terrific. The sub plots were very interesting. The setting vivid. It had so much potential, just left underdeveloped, when you compare it to more literary fiction such as the aforementioned Flanders Point or Kate Belle's wonderfully lyrical The Yearning to name but a few books in this genre.

  • Joymzz
    2018-09-09 23:25

    I want to start this review by asking the author for more book like this one. It can be either a continuation of the amazing love that the main characters of this book shared (because i indeed felt like the ending was a cliffhanger) Or a Susie's story, that girl is one to look out for. (My favorite female characters after Laura). Anyways, My God! this book was pure "Madness" i could not put it down even for a second.The story between this two characters Mr. Raydell and Laura sucks you right in as soon as you meet them. Laura is a young women still trying to find out who she is and what to do with her life while enjoying her youth with her 3 most amazing friends at boarding school. The we meet the new German teacher that's twice her age and everything a mature male is, they meet in class and i want to say it was love at first sight because there is no other way to describe it. (i did feel a little weir because it was just a little unrealistic to fall for someone that much younger with out knowing them truly, but am still a happy reader,lol)As this love story progresses something funny happen (we all know i hate the little "side" stories author write because i feel like they take space and valuable time from the main characters) but on this story i did not mind at all, i was actually enjoying it a lot, specially because the characters where so very alive and engaging. Susie for example, I just loved her character because she was brazen, loyal,funny, and so on that no matter what i had to look forward to her side story parts. Then we meet Charlotte, not as present as Susie but i found out that i kind of related to her personality a lot. Then we have shy and studious Margery, i liked her because even though at some point in the story she left left out (because in some ways she was) she never really betray her friends or resent them. And like every good story we have the antagonist characters that in my humble opinion where kind of not very bright nor intimidating. Mr. Peters was just a funny, ewww, creepy old men that tries to seduce young girls. Them we have Teresa a school girls that hates the four friends just because they are better than her, I have to admit i feel bad for the girls, because she never really won any battle against the girls and it just seems funny how hard she tried for nothing really. Overall i really really liked the book but i wish the ending didn't feel so cut off. Like a true fan of the lovers in the story i am hoping for a continuation of the story when they meet in Italy again :)I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE THAT LOVES TEACHER/ STUDENTS RELATIONSHIPS. PS. i'm looking for the cast! because i just love to put faces to the lovely characters. and this is how i kind of picture them :)Mr. Raydell ---> Laura-->

  • Tina
    2018-08-29 03:12

    Now that was a taboo relationship story!! I've read a few teacher student romance books (they are a guilty pleasure) but to be honest when it's a 22/24 year old teacher and a 17/18 year old student it's not shocking in my opinion. Now this was shocking and hard to wrap my mind around... Which is exactly what I want from a taboo relationship story. Although ages were never confirmed you know enough to know the student in question (Laura) is either 15 or 16 and the teacher in question (Mr Rydell, we never learn his first name) is at least late 20's early 30's. Now that is a very questionable situation!! I feel the most important part of a taboo book is the questions we ask ourselves as readers. With this story I was asking many; can this really be love with such an obvious power imbalance? Is this Statutory Rape, cause considering her age can this really be consensual? Should they be caught? How can this possibly end happily? Those were just a few of the questions that crossed my mind. Over all I enjoyed this story it was well written, captivating, steamy, and at times funny. I really enjoyed the fact that there was more to this than a love story, we get a good look at 4 young girls experience in an English boarding school. I loved the friendship between these 4 and I really enjoyed the antics Suzy got up to. My only complaint was that I felt like there should be more to the ending and there could also be more story too. If your looking for a good taboo teacher/student romance this should definitely work ;)

  • Jocelyn Sanchez
    2018-09-04 20:01

    I have read one other book by this author, another student-teacher romance, and I really enjoyed the book. I loved the characters and the overall plot of the story as well. When I was asked to review this book in exchange for my honest review, I'll admit, I was excited to read another student-teacher romance, but this one from the point of view of a boarding school girl decades in the past. It was a fun story, but it wasn't, in my opinion, better than the other book I read before this one. Still, it was a very good and enjoyable read.What I did like was that the main character Laura was in a boarding school, so we got to see who she was as a character more. From her relationship with her best-friends, to mundane things like eating lunch (Or rather, her avoidance to eating the horrid cafeteria food), to her relationship with her teacher, Mr. Rydell.I personally feel like I knew her character and we were friends, which was my favorite thing about this book. Overall, I liked the book and I would recommend it to other book lovers!

  • Maddison Hoy
    2018-08-28 23:20

    Please note I realise I am not writer and that I appreciate writing is very hard but I must be honest in my review.I must say I am very disappointed in this book. I was really excited to read another book by Noel Cades as I loved his book French Kissing but this was a huge let down. The book was a mess. There were so many different characters narrating that I just couldn't keep up.This could have been amazing if the author had just concentrated on the relationship between Laura and Mr Rydell. However the author tried to create too many stories and I felt it just lost the plot.The ending was also very disappointing. It just felt like someone had a dead line to get the book out. Sorry.

  • Christina Harding
    2018-09-05 00:11

    Noël does an excellent job of getting inside the head of a teenager who is falling in love. I could really feel Laura's insecurities, inexperience, and obsessive-like excitement. Noël also captures the environment of grade-school girls perfectly by describing their cliques, and the drama between the cliques. However, what I enjoyed the most about this story was the fist sexual encounter between Mr. Rydell and Laura. It was hot! And only made more-so with Noël's careful structure of the character's environment. This is a great read for those who enjoy taboo in their erotica.

  • Tammy Bench
    2018-09-05 23:08

    I really enjoyed this sensual little story!It's a student/teacher affair plot that rings very true to life. Set in the UK, and being from there myself I found lots of the references relatable, as well as the main characters.I'm a big fan of the genre and like a story that is honest and romantic as well as sexy and hot, and this book had it all!I understand there's a sequel on its way and I look forward to how Laura and Mr Rydell continue their naughtiness...

  • Sian Burgess
    2018-09-10 00:02

    Interesting characters! Parts of the story make your heart pound with excitement and the intimate Read the second story (Forbidden Study) immediately after because I just couldn't let the story go. It's that good

  • Hal
    2018-09-12 22:08

    I absolutely loved this book. It just added to my obsession of student-teacher relationship novels. Here is my full review on my blog, and I would love it if you could go check it out.

  • Sally
    2018-09-17 03:10

    I love this book, the characters are fantastic I will definitely read more books by this author.

  • Christine Azelea
    2018-09-20 01:17

    at first, the book got boring in the beginning, but as i was reading the book, it got really interesting

  • Tracey (Life and Literature)
    2018-08-27 02:14

    I need this book like yesterday!! Based on a true story to boot!!

  • Maayan
    2018-09-14 00:19

    “ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review”

  • Suzie
    2018-09-03 00:18

    So I have been devouring all of Noel Cades books because her writing is seriously phenomenal and despite the 2 stars on this one the writing in this book was still at a 5 star level. When reading this it is in the 3rd person so you get to see what everyone is thinking. These are my favorite kind of books as you get to see where everyone is at and I imagine it is the most difficult to write keeping track of everyone. I loved the plot line, which is why I have read every one of her books now but I would rather explain why I didn't like it since this is the only book that I didn't like.Laura and Mr. Rydell never speak to each other prior to their first kiss. He tells her he loves her after their first date. He pretty much rapes her on multiple occasions.I really really like student teacher books and I don't care how messed up that makes me but this one was actually cringy to read because I kept thinking jesus he is raping her. I also wish there was more build up to their relationship so that when they finally got together it actually made sense. It was just he saw her in class and then decided he loved her with out ever speaking to her and then raped her a few weeks later without still having ever spoke to her about things other than school. I'm all for the possessive guy because that is pretty hot, but his version of possessive was, see you with another guy get pissed and rape you in the art room. She was a virgin and he sticks it in her butt... when that happened I was like this guy is a serious ass hole (no pun intended). If you loved her you would go slow and be gentle, not say I don't need this that often. If I could slap this guy I would.I loved the character Susie, not because of the name but because she was so understanding and smart. I could read about all of her adventures. I am happy Margery didn't turn out to be a rat which I was worried she would be. Charolette had a lot of growth in her character figuring out what she actually wants in life.

  • Carla
    2018-09-13 03:20

    I believe what I've read counts as insta-love. I can't believe that after several brief encounters, they'd already fallen for each other and are willing to risk so much. More build-up would have been better.

  • Nanna Sander
    2018-08-31 21:17

    DNF at 43%.Although I'm normally a sucker for this genre, this book bothered me. It all felt a little rushed with Laura and Rydell, and frankly, I found him... creepy, pushy.. It honestly felt like someone taking advantage of his student, and that freaked me out.