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Teaching Roman

(Good Girls Don't #2)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  399 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Jessica Stone has her life in perfect order until her perfectly boring boyfriend Brett puts things in perspective. So when she receives a call to action from her heartbroken best friend Cassie, she ditches her plans for Winter Break in gloomy Olympic Falls and sets off to Mexico for some fun in the sun.

Determined to use her oceanview to prep for her MCATS, she doesn't plan
ebook, 175 pages
Published June 26th 2014
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I guess this is karma, right? I read Catching Liam and I was totally in love - filled with hope for more NA books I could completely fall in love with - and then the SAME AUTHOR just has to ruin everythinggggggggg. Teaching Roman is just blah. So bad, it's almost hilarious but for the fact that I want to cry. I can't even believe the sheer stupidity that happened in this book. But I'll try to keep calm and explain.

My basic problem with Teaching Roman is that it is nothing but sex. And I li
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Gen's! I've read all her books and LOVE them all. I had been waiting for the release of Teaching Roman for a while and let me tell you the wait was worth it!

I loved Catching Liam, it was Gen's new adult debut and it was awesome. My review can be found here. It was similar to most new adults yet completely different at the same time. It didn't really follow any of the new adult tropes and neither did Teaching Roman. We originally met Jess in Catching Liam so I was already hyped
Shana Willis
Does anyone have a release date for this book? I've looked all over for it but can't find anything!
Oct 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick read. Finished in one sitting.
The usual storyline, a supposed fling with an expiration date and both Adam and Eve don't realize how so very into each other both are.
Kazhy (My Library in the Making)
(View this review on My Library in the Making.)

Catching Liam was one of my favorite NA reads of 2013, and I was so happy when I learned that there would be more. Unlike Jillian, the protagonist of the first book, Jessica is the careful girl. She has her entire life mapped out, with her plans circling around her dream of becoming a doctor. But when Brett, her long-time "safe" boyfriend, kneels and asks her the question, her life gets derailed. She runs off to Mexico with Cassie who's also nursing
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc

I've been waiting for ages for Teaching Roman to come out. I really liked Albin's NA debut, Catching Liam, but I was even more excited for Teaching Roman because I love a good old forbidden romance. Unfortunately, I was incredibly let down by this book. I apologize if this sounds harsh, but it read like such a sloppy and hasty piece of work. Jess was someone I admired in the first book, so I was happy that she was getting her story, but she, along with her love interest, Roman, were underdevelop
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Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This book is a powerful love story that grips your heart and takes you along on the ups and downs of a couple that truly finds love in an unexpected place.

Jessica is a pre-med student who has a five year plan and lots of lists of things to do. When her boyfriend proposes, she has one thought, RUN!! I can’t say I blame her…he wasn’t very exciting. She has always had a secret crush on an old professor of hers, Roman Markson. When she decides to run from her problems with one of her best frie
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick and light read. I feel like we didn't get much of a character development but aside from that it was nice. It had a nice mix of some funny and sexy moments.

Perfect for the summer.

Dec 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
Ok seriously getting angry with the author
Back to back delays is just plain irritating!
I won't be reading the book
Aug 18, 2013 marked it as i-own-waiting-tbr
Shelves: wish-list
I need this right now!!!!!!
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I didn't read the first edition of "Teaching Roman" so I went blind into this rerelease.

"Teaching Roman" is the second standalone novel in the "Good girls don't" series by Geneva Lee (Previous published under the name Gennifer Albin)
You don't have to read the first book before reading this one, but since it's a good book I recommend reading it someday ;)

It's been a little while and many books since I read the first book, "Catching Liam" so I wasn't sure how much I remembered of the different cha
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, reviewed
Teaching Roman is the third in the Good Girls Don't series. The first, Catching Liam and the follow up novella Unwrapping Liam, are two of my favourite Geneva books, so I had high hopes for this book, and I wasn't disappointed. I loved it.

Jessica Stone is a pre-med student, reliable, focused, had her five year plan and it doesn't include boys.

Roman Markson is a sexy Phd student, and also a communications teacher.  

This is a beautiful story of two people who think they shouldn't be together becau
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be given an ARC of this book by the author and I am in a happy place after reading this beautiful story. If you were a fan of Catching Liam and Unwrapping Liam you will have been like me I am sure and in desperate need of Jess's story. Jess was the good girl of their group, the one who was reliable, made lists, studied hard and had her future planned out but sometimes life takes an unexpected detour. Jess's story may not carry the same angst as Jillian's but her story was n ...more
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who knew that an unplanned vacation could turn out to be a bad idea but the best decision at the same time? Cassie and Jess run away to Mexico to leave behind the memories of their recent breakups. Cassie is heartbroken but Jess is just simply over her ex but boy did she receive the best consolation prize ever. A sexy no strings attached fling with her Comm professor. She got way more than she bargained for but the fireworks are out of this world. They form a much deeper connection but back home ...more
Michell Hall casper
Another great read by Geneva Lee.......

This book was sweet and sexy and filled just the right amount of angst and drama. I loved the connection between Roman and Jess. It was flirty and fun but serious when needed. Not your typical collage drama. Definitely a must read!!!!
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a hot sexy read. I have been excited to get these two's story since I read Catching Liam and Geneva did not disappoint. I love it when the author can really make me laugh and there is a very funny very memorable scene that did just that. Now I can't wait for the next book in this series!
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Geneva Lee doesn’t disappoint. Jess & Roman’s story is so beautiful. Lots of emotions. Recommend to all. Can’t wait for Gavin & Cassie’s story
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a hot steamy read! I really enjoyed Teaching Roman, and loved that we get a little more of Liam and Jillina! Can't wait for the next one.
Liked Jess and Roman together but sometimes she was a tad annoying and her friends had like
no boundaries. I liked it I am going to read the 1st book now about Jillian and Liam.
Shantel Turner
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Romance

I very much enjoyed this sweet HEA! The characters are easy to fall in love with! Quick , easy read!
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
4.5/5 stars

After reading and LOVING Catching Liam last year, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Jess's story in Teaching Roman! Gennifer does such a great job with her characterization and it is one of my favorite aspects of this story. Even though this is Jess and Roman's novel, the side characters play such a central role in really making this story come alive. We are so invested in them and their relationships with one another and that is what really drew me in. I also adored Jess and Roman a
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I have been waiting for Teaching Roman ever since I finished Catching Liam by Gennifer Albin. This book is the second in the Good Girls Don't series, and I couldn't wait to get more of Jess and Roman. It has not been an easy wait, and this book had delay after delay. But it was definitely worth it to wait, because I really enjoyed the story and I loved Jess and Roman even more than I did before reading this book. It was great to catch up with
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 4 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Tour
Reviewer: Me

Lighthearted, cute, funny, and simply delightful, Teaching Roman is a naughty New Adult romance that’s sure to make you smile.

To begin, I’m a HUGE Albin fan. Her Crewel Series (imagine epic science fiction with a delectable romance) has me doing somersaults and a tad bit curious to check out her other works. Not to mention she’s a sweet, sweet lady and funny too. When I realized she had a NA s
Becky Lawson
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Okay, so I'm behind on this one too... *sigh*

I'm not going to lie... I signed up for the ARC of this book on name alone. I wanted to feed my obsession mild infatuation with Roman Reigns and with the hero being named Roman, it'd be an easy stretch.

And I was NOT disappointed.

I have been in Jessica's shoes before... having developed a 'schoolgirl' crush on my choir teacher is high school. I totally understood how Jessica felt
Theresa Alberts
Aug 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Teaching Roman was not your typical student/teacher romance. It was filled with longing for a love that consumes you, makes you want to be with that person, think about that person and love them with all of your heart and soul even if you shouldn't, even when it goes against all of your carefully laid plans. I would rate this book 3.5 stars and recommend that others take the rollercoaster ride with Jess and Roman.

After a horrible break-up, Jess's best friend Cassie convinces her to take a trip d
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, new-adult, arc, reviewed
I am a sucker for student/teacher relationships. It might be the whole forbidden aspect, it might be the overall feeling of wanting something you can’t have, but I find that these types of books just have that something extra to offer—if done right.

I’ll start with the romance because of the rapid way in which the story is introduced. Things pick up pretty quickly at the beginning of Teaching Roman—we meet Jessica and shortly thereafter, Roman makes an appearance that leaves Jess turned on and ra
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
For more of this review and others like it, check out my blog, Rampant Readers.

Why I Picked It Up

I adored Jillian and Liam’s story in Catching Liam and was interested to see what Gennifer Albin came up with for Jessica’s story.


For me, Teaching Roman wasn’t as strongly written of a novel. It seemed rushed at times and it was a bit unrealistic at points. Jess was part of a pretty recent break up after she refused to marry her boyfriend–and literally days later is lusting after her old profes
Christina Marie
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
**This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Seriously one of the CUTEST stories I've ever read. Nice fluffy HEA.

This is my first NA read by Gennifer Albin and I can definitely say that I would like to read more. It's books like this that make me appreciate New Adult fiction and its potential. This is not a heavy read, but there are a lot of relatable moments for me, personally, and I'm sure that others will find some aspects to relate to as well. Everyone has b
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**Arc received for honest review. Review given on behalf of Give Me Books

4.5 Stars

WOW! This book is a powerful love story that grips your heart and takes you along on the ups and downs of a couple that truly finds love in an unexpected place.

Jessica is a pre-med student who has a 5 year plan, and lots of lists of things to do. When her boyfriend proposes, she has one thought, RUN!! I can’t say I blame her (he wasn’t very exciting). She has always had a secret crush on an old professor of hers,
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