Series: #dirtysexygeeks #1
Author: Melissa Blue
Pages: 224 (Kindle)
Release Date: January 7, 2016
When they met online they were equals...Then she walks into his classroom.
For four months Eva March shared almost every secret with a handsome stranger. It was easy when she didn't have to meet his gaze in real life. The online flirtation was fun. She could be a strong, put-together woman without a sordid past. Most importantly, he'd never know the truth.
Grady Addison takes his job as a professor seriously. He doesn't sleep with co-eds, much less his students. Eva doesn't even fit his leggy, peppy blonde requirements, but he can't walk away now. He's spent too much time fantasizing about her, her smile and the way her eyes darken when she thinks of her past.
And her past is a problem. The secrets she hasn't yet told him could end his career and for Eva, her life could just come crashing down...again.
To One Hundred sounded like exactly my type of book: student-teacher romance and sexy geeks! Sadly, it let me down. Grady and Eva have been talking online for months. They totally get each other and share a love of Firefly and American History. Then Eva realizes that Grady is going to be her instructor during a summer course, so she confronts him with the intention of saying nothing can happen. Grady doesn’t care though and then things get complicated. But not as complicated as I was hoping.
To One Hundred actually started to annoy me very early on when it’s revealed why the title is what it is. I won’t spoil that, because it is pretty interesting, but it’s also wrong. Let’s just say that you don’t count backward TO one hundred. You count backward FROM one hundred (to one). So that was annoying. But what really kept me from enjoying it was that there was absolutely no drama involving the student-teacher affair. It’s brought up at the beginning, they hook up, and then it’s five weeks later and suddenly someone is threatening to tell on them. Then they live happily ever after. Seriously. Everything is just glossed over or skipped entirely.
I don’t really know what else to say about To One Hundred. I had high hopes, but it didn’t meet my expectations at all. There wasn’t much of a student-teacher affair. Grady and Eva also weren’t all that geeky. Randomly mentioning Firefly a few times is not geeky. Wearing glasses is also not geeky. Being a history teacher who doesn’t really care about teaching? Not geeky. It just didn’t deliver on any of its promises. At least it was a super short read.