Always You - Missy Johnson
*2.5 STARS*

“Always you” had a promising start, the characters are lovable and there are some really creative elements to it, but early on, the way the teacher-student relationship was developed had a "chilling effect" on my interest.

I never felt the 'forbidden’ element to it. We have a teacher that is fresh out of college, he is in his early twenties, which is common in teacher-student romances in the NA genre - elements like a reduced age difference are used to soften these kind of situations - and I understand that, but when I read teacher-student romances I want to be challenged by the taboo aspect of it and I want to be invested in that forbidden situation. It is difficult for me to feel that when, in the teacher’s POV, we have several references to the girl age and to the fact that in different circumstances she could be a freshman in college and their relationship would be acceptable.

In my opinion, the forbidden aspect just wasn't there and while I could understand the connection between these two characters I think that once they get together the relationship was rushed. Unfortunately I also felt that some elements were a bit too predictable and once the “secret” is revealed, my interest decreased even more because it needed further development. Finally, I have to say that the ending was not obvious but it was realistic, and I really liked that.

Now that I explained why this book was just an "ok" read for me, I would like to say that if you are looking for an easy, sweet and sexy romance, I guess you can enjoy "Always you" and find it entertaining, so if you’re interested, I say give it a try and see for yourself.

*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*