Title: 245 Days
Author: Isabelle Peterson
Release Date: 7th Mar, 2017
Genre(s): Forbidden Romance, Contempoarary
Page Count: 290
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Ashley Brennan, son of a luxury hotel chain billionaire, is happy teaching business and consulting. Moving from California to an opportunity in Connecticut at the prestigious New England University, Ashley takes it to escape a string of bad luck in the romance department. Meeting Taylor at the off campus bar, The Library, Ashley, feels his luck may be changing.
Taylor Davis is nearing the end of his college career and looking forward to moving out west, escaping the cold winters of the North and possibly the judgement of his parents, who don’t yet know his sexual orientation. After only a handful of brief “relationships,” Taylor’s not so sure love is in the cards for him, until he meets Ashley. Everything with Ashley feels so comfortable, so natural.
When Ashley and Taylor put together that Ashley is Taylor’s professor, how will they make it 245 Days to the end of the school year when Taylor graduates and is no longer off limits? And even if they can make it to the end of the year, will everything else in their lives still line up?
‘245 Days’ by Isabella Peterson is a sizzling forbidden romance between a teacher and his gorgeous, cant-get-enough-off student with a very sugary sweet happy ending.
This is my first read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The romance was sweet, hot, exciting with a dash of dread/anxiety as the couple try to keep their relationship on the DL until the 245 days of being a teacher-student are over.
Ashley and Taylor were great and engaging characters who fall hard and fast for each other. They know that their relationship could create major problems for both and they try to be strong and stay apart but the feelings/emotions never dwindles an iota. I loved when they sneaked off once in a while and made the most of the moment. There are no dramatic getting-caught twists here so that kind of worked for the couple. But it was not all smooth-sailing. There are a few scares they have to power through but the ending was worth it all.
This story was not very angsty or filled with overwhelming drama but it works as a very engaging and enjoying romance. Ashley and Taylor fit together perfectly and their pull for each other was palpable throughout the pages. Ashley is very sensitive and supportive of Taylor whereas Taylor is just completely smitten with his sexy professor. They had to rein in a whole lotta feels and emotions until the days were over and that made their romantic gateways for however long they could manage, so much more scintillating and perfect!
Taylor is a ___ (fill in the blanks!) so you can expect some hot and heavy passion-filled moments that will scorch the pages*wink*
Taylor’s family is another major aspect in the story. There is a complex and painful story involved here which unravels along with the romance. I disliked them at the start but they redeem themselves very nicely as secrets come out and they try their best to support Ashley and Taylor.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable college/forbidden romance which does not necessarily have a predictable climax of them getting caught. Ashley and Taylor had an unconventional start but their love was strong and solid. It still prevailed in its heart-warming glory as seen in the amazing epilogue which was ‘PICTURE-PERFECT’!