My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ of 5!
Length: 124 pages
Published: the 18th of September 2018.
Written by: E.M. Moore
Source: Ebook purchased through Amazon UK
Disclaimer: This book might contain for some people as it is very much about taboos such as: incest, student/teacher relationship, rape. If those subjects upsets you, I would not recommend reading this review and definitely not the book!
They tell me it’s unhealthy, just a stupid crush. They tell me it’s infatuation, and will never come to anything. Never mean anything.
Because what would I know, right?
I haven’t even finished school. I’m just a silly little girl.
And no little girl should want the things I want from him.
No little girl should have the thoughts I have…
But they’re wrong.
I really do love Mr Roberts.
I love Mr Roberts because he’s the most amazing man, the most amazing artist, the most amazing teacher that could ever have existed.
And what if… just what if Mr Roberts wants me, too?
What if Mr Roberts really does want to Teach Me Dirty?
(Please note that the heroine is 18 years old)
For mature readers only.
Due to the nature of this book, which as mentioned in the disclaimer, contains plenty of taboos and possible triggers for some people, most of this review will be hidden. Why? Because I don’t know the age or sensitivity of everyone who might stumble across this review and this book is NOT for everyone. As I was reading the book, some of the scenes are undeniable raw and even crude. To me this just goes to show just how talented Jade West is! But to some I reckon it could possibly be upsetting.
Teach Me Dirty is about Helen Palmer, an 18 year old awkward artistic girl who harbours serious feelings for Mr. Roberts, her art teacher. When Helen was 12 she openly shared this with her mother, but as she’s grown older she’s learned to keep her mouth shut when it comes to her inappropriate feelings. Luckily, there’s one person in Helen’s world who she can share everything with, her bestie, Lizzie who’s on her side and even gives her tips on how she can attempt the impossible: seduce Mr. Roberts.
Mr. Roberts is a well liked and admired art teacher, who usually keeps to himself. That’s until he one day looks through Helen’s sketchbook and see her drawings of the two of them in various sexual positions. The discovery is life changing for both of them and slowly but steady, Helen chips away at the walls he hides behind and suddenly he’s forced to realise that he also harbours feelings for her. But it’s forbidden and Mark Roberts does not want to jeopardise Helen’s future. Though, as the book progresses we learn that even Mark Roberts is only human, and he can’t keep the distance up forever!
Let’s continue under the spoiler hider.
The relationship between Helen and Mark blooms, first into a friendship where Helen on webcam talk about her life whilst Mark listens. They even share a few car rides and a hot make out session in his car. However, though Mark can’t deny his feelings for Helen he’s dead set on the fact that nothing can happen, and that she needs to move on with her life. But even that doesn’t last long until their relationship evolves.
While Jade West is skilled at writing sinfully hot sexual encounters, she manages to keep it in a cocoon of love. A cocoon which ensures that their affair doesn’t come across as sleazy, but more as real love between an open and curious couple, who enjoys some extra kink in the bedroom.
While Helen is happy with stolen moments with Mark, she does as most of us has done at one point or another, she neglects time with her Lizzie. But the girls are together as much as possible, in more ways than none! Yes, Lizzie and Helen share some steamy rubbing sessions. In itself that’s not what’s disturbing. The disturbing part is when Lizzie ties up Helen, and actually rapes her. No, it does not come across as rape. Yes, they’re drunk and have made out before. However, this time Helen is clearly saying no. At no point is her mind into it, but in her drunken haze her body betrays her and she let’s it happen. Even after she’s still unhappy about what happened. In a world where no supposedly means no, I would say that Helen was raped by her best friend!
As the story progresses we learn more about what lies behind Lizzie’s weird behaviour. Not only is she in love with Helen, she’s also been sexually abused and raped by her step father. Whenever it happened he would tell Lizzie that she wanted it, and that it was just good fun. The exact same words she said to Helen after she’d tied her up, and rubbing her to orgasm against her will.
They say that nothing good can last forever, which proves to be the case here. Helen’s father finds out about her affair with Mark Roberts. As any father would, he forces her to stay away from him. Helen manages to negotiate a deal with her father: she won’t have any contact with him ever again, and in return her father won’t report the student/teacher relationship. Mark isn’t agreeing with this deal and he’d rather quit his job than be apart from Helen, however, she isn’t allowing him any say in the matter.
At this point I did get annoyed with Helen! For like the first half of the book, it’s all about how miserable and unhappy Helen is because Mark has decided they can’t be together. No matter how right the reasons may seem, Helen is upset that Mark is making the decision for both of them. And then there we go, in the end Helen does the exact same thing. But it seems worse when she does it, because by that point both of them know what she’s letting go. Letting go in some kind of silly attempt at being a martyr.
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