Under the Peaches by Shana Vanterpool #Review

joys-novel-thoughts “That afternoon spent under the peaches was the same afternoon I understood I wanted more from everyone and everything.”

This book was gripping and compelling and the story isn’t finished yet. So much happens but you still are desperately seeking more from this couple. This a long story and it’s too be continued, but you still need to read it and slowly inhale this beautiful work of art that Shana has put together. It is heartbreaking at times and you will want to fight for these two.

“Our eye is bigger than our storm, and together we are stronger, we are unstoppable. Apart I am unnoticed, a history I am used to.”

I will tell you right now that this story deals with some heavy hitting issues, but all of the greif is worth it and I cannot wait to dive back into this world. These two have captured my heart in a way no other couple has in a long time. Kael and Julian had me on the edge of my seat, I swear my jaw was killing me when I finished reading this, all the stress and angst which was so perfectly told had me grinding my teeth to the point of pain.

Just… gah read this book!


Unwanted. A word eighteen-year-old Kaelyn Jefferies knows better than most. Given up at birth, she knows nothing of love. Now she navigates this world blind, worrying only about her present to survive. And sometimes when you’re the only guide you have, you don’t always do what’s best for yourself.After another confrontation with her bully, Kaelyn flees to her hiding spot to be alone and nurse her wounds. Instead, she finds Julian Ean, the gorgeous twenty-four-year-old calculus teacher the other girls whisper about, nursing a few of his own. Until that moment, Mr. Ean was simply a man she passed in the halls. Afterwards, he is impossible to ignore … to forget.

Mr. Ean only wanted to help Kaelyn. Patch her up and show her she was worth so much more than she was giving herself. He didn’t mean to fall in love with a student. It’s wrong, he knows it, but he can’t help himself around her. Not when her pain feels like his.

Kaelyn didn’t mean to fall in love with a teacher. It’s wrong, she knows it, but after Mr. Ean shows her what a real smile feels like, there’s no going back after that …

Book one in the Teaching Love Series, comes a poignant coming-of-age novel showcasing the beauty of strength and the delicious lure of forbidden love by Shana Vanterpool.

Romance author, coffee drinker, and bad boy aficionado. Every second not spent breathing is an opportunity to write and read. I live in Northern California with my family and actress dog, Halle Bella. (Just Bella when she decides to cut the crap.) Escaping with a good book is something I live for and I write so others can do the same.



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