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This Love

(University of Branton #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,128 ratings  ·  105 reviews
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.

He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life had become.

They didn't know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has drie
Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by A&A Literary
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May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
A perfect for summer read, This Love is a forbidden love story involving a student and a professor that you know is doomed before it begins, yet you keep hoping, denying the fact that the end of their crazy, sexy summer is coming.

The beginning of this book was a little rough for me and left me uncertain as to if I would enjoy it. The story is told through a dual POV that switches quite often and abruptly which can take a while to get used to. Eventually I did get into the flow of it, though, an
Book-Bosomed  blog
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.75/5 Stars

Atticus Grimes, 28, is a tatted bad boy history professor in need of a research assistant for his book on pirates.

Where were those professors when I was an undergrad?

Avery Emili, 21, is college student in need of some cash to attend her sister’s Jamaican wedding.

So how did the story hold up years later on a re-read?

I was easily reminded how I liked both of their characters. This is really critical to me for giving 5 stars so I can still see why I rated it that way. Atticus
As you may have noticed, like many readers I've joined the New Adult craze lately. Now don't worry—I still love my adult romances, and the occasional YA romance as well, but there's something about this new genre that has captured my attention right now. Perhaps it is because most NA books are covering the same age group that I am in right now (give or take a few years, depending on the book in question). As with any genre, there are some great books to be found in this category..and some not so ...more
Jan 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: new-adult
DNF @ 25%

Forget forbidden love between teacher and student - this dude still hasn't even gotten his DIVORCE PAPERS signed. (Correct me if I'm wrong, but technically he's still married.) WTF. That is a BIG NO-NO since he's flirting and all with the main girl Avery.

The switch between POV's are also fucking annoying. It switches about 4 times in one chapter after a couple of pages and felt abrupt and disjointed.

Finally, the pacing felt so weird. It didn't feel like Insta-love or attraction yet th
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
I love Forbidden Love types of story.
I don’t know I just like this slightly scandalous yet intriguing feeling that stories like that gives me. I love the mystery of it all; I wanted to see how something that is doomed from the start would end.

He's a professor that needed an assistant to arrange his research papers and she's in a serious need of a job that could give her enough money for her to attend her sister's wedding in Jamaica.

How convenient for them right?

This Love’s plot is pretty si
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author

Here is a little tale about forbidden love.

Avery a student at the University of Branton who is needing a job so she can continue to escape from her life instead of going back home for the summer

Atticus a professor who needs a research assistant since he lost his last one in quite the scandal.

Well the were both looking for solutions but they didn't factor the possibilities of love into the equation.

Is love enough to risk everything?

Other key players:

Jillian Stein
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
My review can also be found on my blog:

This Love is the first work I’ve read from author Nazarea Andrews and is the first in her University of Branton Series. Well, she’s got a new fan in this blogger. I devoured this book….it was famtastic!

Avery Emili needs two things during this summer break at college….she needs to make some good money for a plane ticket to get to her sister’s wedding and she needs a reason not to go home for summer break. Easier said t
All Romance
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Make sure you head to our page for the giveaway!!

I really enjoyed this story between Avery and Atticus. I have to say the synopsis didn't really do it justice. This is more than two people finding each other. There's a whole forbidden element mixed with their baggage that really pulls you in. This book reminded me a lot of Gabriel's Inferno, which is probably my #1 book of the romance genre. So that's a great thing but it als
Cocktails and Books
I loved this book. I only wish when I was in college the professor were young and hot, like Atticus. But I digress.

The relationship between Avery and Atticus was supposed to be simple. She was his assistant and did whatever she needed to do to help him with his research. But the attraction was there. The fought it, but I think we all knew going in that was a battle they were going to lose. But as these two fell into a relationship they had both set an expiration date to, it was fun to follow th
Kim Person
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Simply WOW! I didn’t know what to expect from This Love! I knew from the synopsis that I was highly intrigued by the story of a “forbidden” relationship but what I didn’t expect to find was a beautiful well written story of two people with a past relationships that failed finding EXACTLY what they needed in one another. I was simply

Avery finds the summer before her senior year at Branton that she is need of a job and some cash QUICK! Her sister is getting married and she is going to be her
Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book from Kelly over at InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review for this release day book launch event. I am very excited to take part, because I fell in love with this book and it's characters and I'm happy to be able to help share this book with you all! After reading the blurb, This Love sort of called out to me and begged me to read it. I am both extremely happy I did and a bit bummed. I'm Happy because this boo
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love you book you rocked my socks!!!

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I received an ARC copy of This Love for an honest review.

Oh my goodness I NEED MORE!!!
Avery Emili’s sister has just hit her with a shock that will leave her desperate for two grand. Atticus Grimes is getting divorced after seeing his wife in a bed with two men. Now he needs to find an assistant before time runs out to do his research. When Atticus’ best friend Dane takes charge and gets Atticus an assistant he doesn’t know what to think
Nov 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: why-the-hype
A quick read, but not one that makes any remarkable strides in the New Adult Genre. This Love deals with a forbidden student-teacher relationship, but this aspect of the romance is largely ignored by both love interests until the last quarter of the novel. In some ways, I can see the logistics behind this - a summer fling that wasn't supposed to come with emotional attachments - but I felt oddly distanced from the romance at hand, likely because of it. Andrews fails to play up the forbidden elem ...more
J.C. Emery
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to beta read this book-- and I LOVED it. Atticus is just... *sigh*. For anyone who likes a good forbidden romance that comes about in a plausible way, THIS LOVE is a book for you. Avery and Atticus's story made me squeal at several points, and practically chew my nails off at a few parts. Great book. :) ...more
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is so good. So very, very good. It's a perfect summer read and it has a perfect cover and good grief, you guys, just buy the book. You'll thank me later.

This excerpt is part of my 2013 Contemporary Month Event is taken from my review on Into the Hall of Books. Read more here:

This Love is the story of Avery and Atticus (aka The Professor) - both extremely likable and even lovable - both the victims of horrible past relationships - that come toge
Secretly Adorkable Readers
Avery & Atticus story
Wanda Paryla
Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it
I copied & pasted this review from my Wordpress blog. This review was not solicited by the author.

As a reminder, my reviews are my views on a book and its characters. I try to avoid spoilers and will forewarn of them. I do not synopsis a book like many reviewers do, which to me is superfluous.

I’ll start at the cover…Fine and lovely work by Melissa Stevens, The Illustrated Author.

There was mention in another review(s) that Avery calling her father “Daddy” is immature. Personally, I realized th
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This Love is a novel about forbidden love and baggage.

Avery Emili is a junior in college. She only has one year left before it's time to move to grad school. She plans to spend this summer working and filling college applications. Except her sister has decided to get married in Jamaica and while Avery knows her father will pay for everything she insists on getting a job and working near her apartment instead of coming home. Facing the pain of her past isn't on her list of things to do this summe
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review is also posted at The Bawdy Book Blog.

God. Damn.

That’s how This Love made me feel: Slightly scandalous, arousing and so in-my-face, I couldn’t turn away!

Nazarea Andrews has a jackpot of a book in this new adult novel with two adorbs characters, Avery and Atticus, both of whom have had troubled relationships in their pasts and maybe have a hard time trusting others now because of it. They felt relatable to me. Like, I totally got them, I got why they felt they way they did all the tim
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Avery needs two thousand dollars and is in trouble. Her dad wants her to come to home for the summer and help her sister. Her sister knows her better and wants her to come to Jamaica for her wedding to the guy Avery has no clue existed until it was sprung on her. She needs a job asap as she wants to please her sister, despite knowing that her family doesn’t completely understand the reasons why she stays away from her hometown.

Avery bites her tongue and finds a job as an assistant to a professor
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
This Love by author Nazarea Andrews is her first novel in the ever exciting “New Adult” category. It’s a quick read, told in alternating view points between two characters who are trying to escape their pasts.

This Love is about a forbidden romance between a college student and a professor and what happens during one summer when the two work together on a research project. Atticus doesn't want anyone’s help in completing his research but he knows he needs it. He’s a professor in the history depar
Michelle Kannan
Jun 24, 2013 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this story between Avery and Atticus. I have to say the synopsis didn't really do it justice. This more than to people finding each other. There's a whole forbidden element mixed with their baggage that really pulls you in. This book reminded me a lot of Gabriel's Inferno, which is probably my #1 book of the romance genre. So that's a great thing but it also makes it hard for not to pull comparisons along the way. However, the similarities don't run too deep and the books are di ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
*I was provided an eARC in exchange for an honest review*

Well, what can I say about Atticus....yum yum yum! Which one of us hasn't had a crush on a professor through all of our years of school? And the whole brooding personality thing, there is just something about it that makes girls want to crack that shell and see him smile I think.

I really enjoyed this book, it reminded me of Gabriel's Inferno just in the sense of the whole professor/student thing, but for me, I enjoyed this one just a littl
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Atticus has been a mess since he left his wife for cheating on him. He's currently living with his friend and isn't getting much work done. His roommate decides to put out a "help wanted" call in the local paper and pretty soon Atticus finds himself hiring Avery to help him organize all of his research information. The attraction is instantaneous but they both know it'd be a bad idea considering that he's a professor at her college.

This is a sexy forbidden love story. There isn't too much that
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a refreshing read this was was! Avery Emili needs two grand to get to Jamaica to be there for her sister’s wedding. Atticus Grimes needs a research assistant. Easy right? He’s a professor. She’s a student. Wrong. Both feel a strong connection, but their past keeps them from each other. Both have been hurt beyond words and falling in love is not an option. Well, at least that’s what they think.

Atticus Grimes. Be still my beating heart. This is the professor I wish I had in college during my
Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 24, 2013 marked it as considering
Shelves: arc
Just got my COPY from the mail!!! This looks like a great summer read, love the cover

She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.

He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life had become.

They didn't know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.

Atticus Grimes n
Lea (Between fantasy and reality)
Review also posted on my blog Between fantasy and reality

A good romance read, perfect for summer. I am a fan of Nazarea Andrews, her books are really special to me, so when an opportunity to review University of Branton presented itself, I took it. This love is the first book in the series and it is a love story of a college student Avery, who was left at the altar a few years back, and Atticus, a college professor who is in the middle of a divorce because his wife cheatde on him. They meet when
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

He reminds of me Prof. Emerson in Gabriel's Inferno though he's younger. He's a professor who needed an assistant to help him with his research and a distraction from his failed marriage.

She, on the other hand, needed a summer job to fund her trip to her sister's wedding in Jamaica, a place that she escaped from.

Atticus and Avery. Professor and student. He may be older but both of them have already had their fair share of heartaches that almost kept them from giving in to how they reall
Amalia Dillin
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic
First off: Atticus is the perfect balance between respectable and bad boy. He's the bad boy after he's all grown up and gets a real job and takes it seriously and has matured into a responsible but still totally hot mess of trouble and fantasy.

Secondly, I really liked Avery. I really liked her baggage, and I really liked that she worked through it and stood up for herself.

Thirdly: Dane made a fantastic secondary character, and so did Kelly, and actually, so did Avery's adviser who we saw for all
This was really cute. I feel like I've read this student/professor setup about a hundred times, but I still love it!

I liked that this had a slightly different spin because 90% of it takes place over the summer, so they're not actually in classes with each other and we aren't subjected to the repetitive day by day banality that can get boring so quickly. Instead, we start in the last week of semester where Avery signs up to be Atticus's research assistant and things take off from there.

The firs
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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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University of Branton (4 books)
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