Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Schooled: a novel by Deena Bright (+ Giveaway)

Rating 3.5/5 stars
Pub. Date October 10 2012


The horrifying shock of witnessing her husband banging his skank-whore secretary spurred this ever-wholesome and rule-following teacher to seek some new lessons of her own. A young teacher learns about sexuality, pleasure, and satisfaction from rather unlikely and forbidden teachers, her former students, now recent college graduates. Not only does she get “schooled” by the beautifully- built all-American football player who struggled to pass her class, but she also learns a few tricks from the innocent, well-read, and thoroughly sexy bookworm. Both men teach her that not all curricula worth learning comes from a book.

 Go through the journey Janelle Garrity-Flowers faces after discovering her husband’s infidelity. Growing up, she followed the rules, but now, she wants to defy the norms and play by her own rules. Janelle explores her own sexuality, searching for pleasure beyond her wildest dreams. However, despite this callow teacher’s “lesson plan” of forgoing the rules and not letting emotion get involved, the teacher must decide between the athlete, the scholar, and the career she loves. But what or who does she love and want more? 

Adult language Adult content Explicit sex scenes

My Janelle:

My Briggs (I am not sure if he is dark enough or not but that's how I picture him):

My Leo:


When I first signed up for the blog tour I was exited because I was waiting for a relationship between 3 people (Janelle, Leo and Briggs). Insteand I read a medium book with a wanna be triangle. 

The blurb is not matching the story completely. The one who got schooled is Briggs, Janelle hasn't learnt much. The first half wasn't very book but in the second half it got better and I liked it more. But the end saved the day. Even though it reminds me of another story which I cannot place right now I liked it and that  tiny twist in  the end. I wasn't expecting Marcus to do that and certainly I wasn't expecting the boys to act the way the did. The cliffhanger wasn't a huge one but it is one and I am now expecting to read The final lesson  plan (schooled's sequel) with a little bit more eargerness than before.

The thing is that Bright either contradicted herself or she has plans for the final plan that have yet to be revealed. It didn't have any steamy scenes and there was some girly action which was more than surprising. When I finally felt that we were heading somewhere with the book it ended. Many readers are team Leo. I can understand that. He reads chick-lit, understands a bigger part of women than the one usually men do and he is sweet. Briggs is more the one night stand guy who doesn't seem to able able to commit. The love them and leave them guy. The weird part in the book is that the two men want a relationship and the woman doesn't. I don't have a preference. Maybe a guy who is half Briggs, half Leo. 

As I am closing this review I have one demand and one thing to add.. I want a picture with the baby costume Janelle wore because I can't picture  something that could turn half school on and in the same time being appropriate and in her might a turn off. I would like to add that no one should be disturbed because the author is a teacher herself or because a Janelle has an affair with two of her EX-students. Janelle hasn't done anything inappropriate with someone who is currently her student.


It was starting to get late; I told Jasper that I’d cook dinner at his house for him. He had things he wanted to talk to me about. I explained to Leo that I needed to get a shower and go to the “main house.” We both laughed at “main house”; he needed to get going too. He’d wasted an entire day playing in the pool, instead of doing the landscaping for Jasper. Jasper would be pissed, but I’d handle him.

Leo got out of the pool first, grabbing a towel for me, holding it out like a parent holds a towel for their child when the kid gets out of the water. I hesitated momentarily, and then walked into the cloth as Leo wrapped the towel and his strong arms around me. My arms were pinned against my sides, trapped inside the towel. I was afraid to look up, into his eyes, at those cherubic dimples. I paused, then slowly looked up at him. He rubbed my arms, up and down my arms and shoulders, drying me off and staring at me the entire time. He asked if I was warm enough; I nodded, licking my lips, not taking my eyes from him. I waited.

I was surprised when he released me, and stepped back a few steps, away from me, asking if he could borrow one of the towels over on the chair. Shocked, I nodded and threw a towel in his direction, not reaching him. He walked to pick it up, thanked me for lunch, and started to get his shoes on. “I had fun today Miss Garrity.” He stated, smiling. “You’re fun and easy to talk to.” He started to walk toward the water toys, stopped, and said, “Plus, it’s always a good day to hang out with a hot chick in her bikini.” He laughed, flinging his towel at me.

Leo put the rafts and buckets back in the storage shed and left. I stood there confused and extremely disappointed. There was no doubt about it; I’d wanted Leo Cling to kiss me, really kiss me. I could almost taste his lips on mine. I wanted to feel his mouth on mine. I’d wanted nothing else since he saved me from Marcus the other day. I gave him all the signals, didn’t resist it at all, and he didn’t take the cue. Or maybe he didn’t want to take the cue? Maybe, he was resisting me? Damn, I’d have to conquer that, fix that. I wanted to kiss his lips, taste him, and even lick his adorable dimples when he grinned. Hell, he’d said he studied the woman’s anatomy, because of me. I wanted to know if his studies paid off. I had to know.


Yep. We are having two giveaways.
First: 1 person will win 1 ebook copy of Schooled by Deena Bright. To win you have to either like our facebook page or follow us by email or google friend connect (comment after you do). It ends this Sunday 26.
Second: If you leave a comment you will enter to win a Schooled iPhone 4 cover answering this question:
 Who is your all-time favorite teacher and why?