Title: 245 Days
Author: Isabelle Peterson
Publisher: Isabelle Peterson
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, forbidden relationship, professor, student, stalker, closeted, acceptance
Page Count: 256 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 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 is a 83,500 word standalone, MM, Student-Teacher, Contemporary Erotic Romance with No Cheating. No Cliffhangers.
What would you do if you met someone only to find out after the fact that it is forbidden for you to have a relationship of any kind with them? Well that is the situation that Taylor and Ashley find themselves in.
Taylor is a senior in college and he is gay. Only a few people know this about him because he has decided that he will not settle for just anyone ever. He will come out to those that he cares about and loves when and only when he meets the person that he knows he is in love with. He decided a long time ago that he was not going to just sleep around because he is horny or young, that when he gives himself to someone it will be because he feels worthy of them and the same when it comes to him.
Ashley is a professor for NEU. This is his first semester teaching there but he is excited about the change of scenery from Stanford where he used to teach at. Being a gay professor in a town with mainly college students is not easy especially since he does not know many people in the town as of yet. After getting things together for the start of the new semester, Ashley decides to let himself enjoy a little time out on the town and hits a local club called “The Library “.
This is where Ashley and Taylor meet for the first time, or at least talk to one another for the first time. Both men are curious about the other because they had a moment togther a few days before at the mall in the dressing room but never spoke to each other.
After spending some time together at The Library, both men are intrigued with the other and decide that they are not ready for the night to end just yet and head to Ashley’s house to get to know each other in a quieter setting. One thing leads to another and they almost end up in bed together but when Ashley learns that Taylor is still a virgin, he decides to sow things down and get to know each other better before they take that step together. They decide to date and end the night with some hot and heavy kissing.
The next day is the start of the semester and Taylor is excited to get his senior year of college behind him but when he walks into one of his classes, he gets a major shock. Ashley is his new professor and now the meeting and chemistry they shared with one another has just came to a major collision and neither man knows how to proceed since it is against the school rules for a professor and student to date.
Both men Way the pros and cons of continuing the relationship since they had a major connection and decided to continue to see one another in secret. Can they make it the 245 days until Taylor graduates without being caught or will someone from one of their pasts blow the lid off their secret relationship and spill all of their secrets? Will Taylor come out now that he has met the man that could be worth being open for or will he continue to lie about his sexuality?
There are many obstacles in these two men’s way but sometime the risk is worth the reward. I am a firm believer that there is someone out there for everyone that they are meant to be with and believe that these two men are meant to be togther. The timing of them meeting is just horrible though. Regardless the obstacles that stand in their way is what makes them stronger as a couple and helps them to realize just how much the other man means to each other. If not for these obstacles they may have had a little fun together and then went in their way and missed out on something very special together. This was a great read and I definitely recommend it to others.
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