Publisher: Loveswept on May 12, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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I wasn’t always this jaded. I had a clear head, things I wanted out of life, and a concise plan on how to get there. For being only twenty-one, I pretty much had it all figured out. Until the day my cousin died.
I spent months going over all the details surrounding her death, trying to figure out how I missed the signs, and the only thing I could come up with was she would still be alive if it wasn’t for one person: her professor. So I transferred to his college, enrolled in his class, and set my new plan in motion.
First I’ll seduce him. Then I’ll ruin him. I’ve just got to stay strong and not let his charm and my emotions get the best of me. Because someone has to pay for her death. If it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to break Noah.
At A Glance
Great story, but the characters’ actions were hard to take.
Who doesn’t love a good revenge story? Zara is convinced her deceased cousin’s professor, Noah, is the reason her cousin killed herself. Commence revenge plan: seduce Noah, record seduction, then ruin Noah in every way possible.
Zara was kind of a crazy bitch but I couldn’t blame her. I’d go a little crazy if my cousin/best friend committed suicide because of a guy. I loved Zara’s blasé attitude about screwing and ruining Noah. She has very little care about her body or reputation. She was all about the revenge, that was the focus. Then those damn feelings started creeping in. Stupid feelings. I understood. Noah is kind of irresistible. He is not perfect though. But still, he does have a very good heart and he really cares for people. He’s a rare breed in that way. I would have loved to have had a teacher like that in college.
The events that played out were a crazy ride of fucked up. I loved seeing Zara seduce Noah, she was so aggressive and confident. Very Poison Ivy-esk. When things went down, it was heartbreaking and I just couldn’t see them getting past everything. But I felt satisfied with the surprise ending.
Even though I loved Zara and Noah in a lot of ways, I hated their actions. They are both cheaters (not that they had the best partners, but still). Zara was faking interest in Noah from the beginning, so it was hard to hope she ended up with him. Noah didn’t know the real Zara. Plus, Zara’s plan for revenge was half-assed and that just didn’t sit well with me. I expect more out of her.
Noah is a good guy, he really is, but the way he fell for Zara when she was so obviously playing a game of seduction, it made me think less of him. If they were falling in love, I could see rule breaking being okay, but this was animal attraction and sex. Come on, Noah, you’re smarter than that.
There is a lot of sexual tension, foreplay and a sex scene or two. It was actually really hot because Noah was so buttoned up and shy in a lot of ways, but he is a domineering animal in the sack. I loved it. So did Zara.
Breaking Noah was an odd one for me. I liked it, but my love/hate relationships with the characters left me conflicted. I expected more out of this book, but I don’t regret reading it. I do recommend it because I think a lot of people could like it as long as they like flawed characters and can handle the concept of cheating.
The things I thought to do to that girl made an erotica novel look like a fucking children’s book.
I know he wants me, and even though my plan isn’t to fall for him, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want him, too.
With Zara, we have chemistry, passion, and enough anger to make everything interesting. She’s perfect.