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A Season Of Eden

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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  1,618 ratings  ·  280 reviews
He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible. I let the door silently close at my back. He stared at me, and a taut quiet stretched between us. "I like hearing you play," I said, moving toward him. He turned, in sync with my slow approach. He looked up at me but didn't say anything. I rested my clammy hand on the cold, slick body...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published February 28th 2011 by Grove Creek Publishing (first published October 20th 2008)
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Donna
I don't know about you, but that's one of the damn sexiest things I've ever read. It's dripping with this forbidden, strained, stressed sexual tension that permeates the pages and has me rooting for the two to just hook up already.

Is this a high school student/teacher relationship? Yes. Why do I find nothing wrong with this? Because the student, Eden, is 18. The teacher, James, is 22. Under any other circumstances, there'd be nothing wrong with this relationship. Is it undermining James's profes...more
Daisy
You know that scene in “Twilight” where Edward and Bella are in the meadow? That scene you read late into the night over and over and your face was flushed and you were glad everyone else in the house was asleep because you had goosebumps on your arms and your skin was kind of tingling in anticipation of a fictional kiss? Well, if you want to recapture that feeling strung out over an entire book, then read JM Warwick’s “Season of Eden.” The book is one long seduction, one tantalizing buildup.

The...more
Alex
Such a stupid book! Children's minds in teenagers' bodies, bad, I mean BAAAD dialogue and the heroine - whatserface..oh yeah, Eden, like in the title, slut/bitch/vain/stupid/slut/slut. She's practically raping James every chance she gets.

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James is no jewel either, can't control his class or himself!

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Stupid book, this is what you get for being stupid!!

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Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
I'm really frustrated with this book. First, there is Eden. I had no luck figuring her out. At times, she seemed like a deep thinker, more mature then her age - but then she spouting "That's lame" or "Don't be retarded". It's like the author couldn't decided if she was going to be a lonely, hurt soul who was looking for something to fill the void, or a vapid, spoiled "mean girl" who was stymied by the fact that she finally found something that she wanted, that she couldn't have. The back and for...more
Inspired Kathy
I jumped at the chance to read this book simply because of the author, I didn't even read the book summary before accepting this book for review. When I got the book and read the summary I was a little worried. He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible. Having read Jennifer Lauren before I only hesitated for a minute before starting the book. The subject matter maybe taboo I found myself enjoying this forbidden love story. To put your mind at ease s...more
Zemira Warner
I was up all night reading this book. I don´t think it is too much to say that this book was perfect. I would recommend it to everybody.
It is a story about a girl (Eden) that has everything she could wish for. She learns how to grows up during the book but I gotta say that I liked her even at the beginning. Even though she had everything she is not spoiled.
NOTE: the love interest-James Christian is not old. He is 22 and Eden is 18.
Tammara
The sexual tension build in A Season of Eden was BOSS. Seriously, Laurens could give lessons in how to do it... if one could give lessons on such a thing.
Jennifer
Ok so I have read lots of discussion about people wanting to read books with a student/teacher relationship similar to Rose & Dimitri. I kind of did too, even though I preferred Adrian, I enjoyed Rose and Dimitri's story. I have not read any yet because I wanted something similar and not like a gross really older guy. In this story Eden is 18 and James Christian, her teacher is 22 so I decided to give it a try. The beginning was not so good and I was almost pissed I spent $5 on kindle for th...more
Jessica
This is my first book by J.M. Warwick (AKA Jennifer Laurens) and I am completely smitten. If all her writing is this good, then consider me an avid fan!

A Season of Eden is such an aptly named book. We meet Eden, the gorgeous and popular girl in school. She has the hunk boyfriend, the loyal group of friends, and the admiration of all who gaze upon her. Eden is a girl who is used to getting exactly what she wants, and what she wants is the new choral teacher Mr. Christian.

When I found out that thi...more
Heidi
A friend recommended this one to me but like many other readers felt on Goodreads, I was nervous of whether or not I wanted to read it when I read what it was about.(A story of student/teacher relationship.) However the reviews put my mind at ease and I decided to give it a try. Eden(the student) is 18 and James(the 1st year music teacher) is 22, not that that makes it "right" necessarily, but at least it makes it not disgusting.:) This is a fun coming of age love story. Eden drove me crazy a lo...more
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-"Don't you have a boyfriend?" I shook my head, fingering my bag. "That surprises me," he said.
"Because I seem like a girl that would have a guy around?" I finished.
"No." He started toward the light switch and I followed. "In my experience, the beautiful girls are always taken."-

WOW! just WOW-makes the wow face-
This book people, this book is just a complete season on it's own, it isn't fall or winter, nor summer or spring it's a whole other season concept and one I might forever be in love with...more
Roxanne
Ugh...what a waste of my time.

This next bit will contain SPOILERS! So if you actually plan on reading this terrible book then don't read on.

Eden Eden Eden...I could not believe how selfish she was. I've read some terrible books and some disastrous characters but Eden has made it to my top 5. She stomped on anyone that was in her way, didn't care how her words affected other people and was sooooooo immature. But she wasn't the only problem, we had her best friend Brielle who was the biggest pus...more
Andrea
I was going to give this a 1 star but I realized I'm rating this for the wrong reasons. Everytime I turn the pages, I was like SEX. Just have sex already! Damn it are you guys going to have sex? Totally not this book.
I was still disappointed with this one. I guess maybe because I had high hopes. There's something about teacher & student relationship that makes me giddy. REAL GIDDY. Maybe because I was in the same situation as Eden back in high school! Well less obsessed than she is. I used t...more
Tori [Bottles of Summer]
First a bit of back story: I was scanning through the Around the world ARC Tours, checking to see if there were other available titles (I've only joined recently) that were still open. A Season of Eden was, and while it intrigued me, it also repelled me. First I was intrigued by the summary alone, but then, paranormal-addict that I am, I realized I would probably not want to write a review about it. I moved on.

A week later, I had returned to the page for this book, staring longingly at the beaut...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Margaret Waterman for TeensReadToo.com

Reviewed by Margaret Waterman for TeensReadToo.com

The melody reached in. Touched me. Filled me. As if an invisible siphon leeched off the notes and chords with the urgency of needed breath. He slowed the piece, his long fingers curling and flattening on the ivory keys, his eyes closing, lashes pressed against his cheeks. The tune echoed off the empty walls with one final deep chord. When he opened his eyes, they locked on mine. His hands slid fro...more
Janna Marie
A Season of Eden is INSANE, SCARY, and at times ROMANTIC.

Eden, quite frankly, was a hypocrite. She goes around complaining about how childish her friends are, yet she isn’t much better. Don’t get me wrong, there are parts of the book where she has deep, meaningful thoughts… but then she follows up with a “Why is SHE passing out the music?” Really, Eden? Stop saying you are growing up and becoming better than your friends, and just do it already! (view spoiler)...more
Sonnie
I'm so mad that I wasted four hours reading this book straight last night when I came home from work. The writing was decent, and the story had the potential to be awesome... but every time it was about to go over and enter into the "Oh my god, I have to keep reading" phase, the author would step back from the jump. However, me, being the book lover that I am, kept reading. I just thought "she's going to take the plunge, it's going to happen, this book is about to get amazing." Except it didn't....more
Stefani
I literally just finished a few minutes ago, so I'm still digesting. After the Twilight series, I wanted a love story. This one came from the publisher, and I am very grateful. The feelings of Eden for her teacher, James Christian, help her realize how shallow her life is. For the first time, she doesn't get everything that she wants.

Maybe it's just the cover art with the teacher holding a red apple, but the imagery of Eden/apple/teacher/Christian is a bit thick. However, besides names and a co...more
Cindy
When I had first stumbled upon this book I wasn't sure I would read it or not, it being a story of student / teacher relationship. However the reviews put me at ease Eden is 18 and James is 22, still not ethical but at least not perverted. This is a fun coming of age love story. I liked how Eden could see her immaturity at times and tried to change for the better. I totally enjoyed this story, It reminded me of when I was 17, we had a cute student teacher for the semester all the girls where cru...more
Kim
I would have liked this book better 10 years ago, but now it was just alright for me. It's not that it was bad, but I was nothing like Eden when I was 18. And I didn't have any teachers worth crushing on. ^^

I don't have that much to say about it. Mr. Christian sounds like a kind of guy a lot of girls would like and I think it's weird for somebody like him to fall for somebody like Eden.

I read a review, saying this entire book gives you the feeling you get when reading the meadow scene (yeah the...more
Ms. Library
Oh, Free Kindle Books-why do I always fall for you. And this time, I did it without even checking to see what this book was about, which in my case, was a fatal mistake. This wasn't as poorly written as the other book I read by Jennifer Laurens, which was a relief. There were still some odd moments, "The dress looked like a legwarmer on an oak tree." WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? Step away from the adjectives and similes and metaphors Laurens. Do all of us a favor. There was also some obviously reus...more
Marcie
I have to admit when I first read the blurb on the back cover I was a little creeped out about the student-teacher relationship. So before I go on I want to ease your mind a little, Eden is eighteen and Mr. Christian is twenty-two. Feel better? Me too. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about the story. This book is about so much more than just a student-teacher affair. It's more of a coming of age story about all kinds of relationships between friends, father/daughter and of course stud...more
Yan
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Ashley
*3.5 stars*

Review Part I- no spoilers

I thought I would be uncomfortable with the subject matter of this book but honestly, I think that's kind of the point. I was actually surprised how little it bothered me and I think the fact that Eden is 18 and James is only 22 played a big part in that. She's legally an adult and there's only 4 years between them. I didn't feel that James was taking advantage of, or manipulating Eden in any way.

I didn't buy Eden's feelings for James as sincere at first. I f...more
Cassandra
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Eva Márquez
MY THOUGHTS
Eden is a beautiful and sought after 18-year old senior at a prestigious Southern California High School. Her life seems perfect, if outsiders don’t look beneath the surface. Although Eden seems to have it all – good friends, a popular and good looking boyfriend, a ‘mansion’ for a house, and a luxury car she can call her own – she is a lonely girl who misses her deceased mother and can’t get her father to notice her since he’s married a superficial blonde who is only interested in his...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: I have been wanting to read this one for a while so when I finally did, I dove right in. We are introduced to Eden who is a popular girl who gets what she wants usually. She is dating Matt, who she has been seeing for a while now. She ends up in a class and there is a new teacher at the school. She instantly is drawn to him. His name is Mr. Christian. He is only 4 years older than Eden. They have an attraction and a secret relationship starts to form.We also meet all the side charac...more
Aму
I flew through this book in 0.9 seconds, with the wind blowing through my hair, smiling all the way!
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If you like somewhat darker tales, this is right up your alley. Just the way it is told, it seems so dark and intimate. It's almost like it is you and you hold all the secrets, but you are learning them all for the first time. Every single piece of it I felt. It was like I became Eden, I could feel her emotions so deeply. But there were times where I was able to...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
So this wasn't what I was expecting. Maybe I've started to assume that all books about student-teacher relationships are going to be more like Boy Toy or Prey, where I'm expecting some sort of abuse or strange behavior to happen. This was not the case with ASOE.

A Season of Eden turned out to be a bittersweet book, but there was more sweet than bitter in this instance, which surprised me. The scandal level was dialed way down. The friendship that started between an 18 year old (which is legal) st...more
Trisha
"His sharp gaze still had me pinned. “And that’s what it all comes down to, doesn’t it? How close can we get to the edge?"

I read this for a challenge in one of my book clubs. I have huge reservations about teacher / student relationships. I mean, hey, I have two daughters - 1 is a teenager. So, it's tough. I cringe. Would i want this for my daughter??

Ugh. No and if I ever saw any of this crazy behavior in my daughter I would get her help.

Eden seems unstable. her stalking and psychotic behavior...more
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Jennifer, aka JM Warwick aka Katherine Warwick was born and raised in Southern California and her hometown of Palos Verdes Estates flavors her books: A Season of Eden and An Open Vein. She doesn't limit herself to writing one genre, and was the first to author four romance novels centered around the popular sport of ballroom dancing.She has YA novels published under her YA romance name of Jennifer...more
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“I want to play you…” He pressed his forehead to mine, closing his eyes. “I want to play your body like an instrument.” 14 likes
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