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When Sydney Morrison learned the dark truth about who she really is, her whole world turned black. Tormented by her identity and deeply depressed, she confides in no one, not even her hot and adoring best friend, Henry.

Henry doesn't know the horrible secret of Sydney's past, but he does know about the epic crush she has on her famous writing teacher, Professor Sparling. C
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Published December 17th 2013 by emma lauren books (first published December 1st 2013)
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Page Turning Book Junkie
Feb 15, 2014 Page Turning Book Junkie rated it really liked it
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This book had a lot more twists and turns than I excepted...which I loved. I was fully prepared for a sinfully hot affair between Sydney and her sexy English Professor, but it turned out to be much more. There were so many deeper elements to this story other than a student/teacher affair. I love when I get asked to review a new author's book and stumble upon an amazing treasure! You can tell right from the b
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Ash Reads
May 06, 2015 Ash Reads rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75

This book was...definitely something. I liked it....It was an interesting story, but damn, some of it is pretty screwed up. This poor little girl! Sydney, college student, trying to get away from the past....she pretty much comes off as numb for the most part. She starts an email relationship with the professor after the semester is over....hot, and steamy, exciting and very erotic - exactly what she needs in her life, he makes her open up, he makes her feel.....And then there's Henry - her
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Karen111
Jan 09, 2014 Karen111 rated it really liked it
This was a 3.5 star read for me. Review contains some mild spoilers.

Sydney Morrison is majorly crushing on her older, sexy Professor daily, but never does anything about it. Her best friend Henry has had to listen to her swooning over Professor Sparling for months. When college ends for Christmas, and Sydney's lectures with her professor end for good, she's feeling a lot sorry for herself.

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Until, that is, she receives an email from Professor Starling, and things start to get hot and
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Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
well i don't know about you.. but the student crush on the sexy teacher, and then the whole taboo part of it is a definite like for me where stories go... and this little crush definitely gets a little steamy.... in emails...lol

the hot hot steaminess is with the ever faithful and good friend Harry... lucky lucky Sydnet.. let me tell you!!

Sydney.... let me tell you.. she has a secret... i won't tell you the secret.. but oh wow!!! shocking!!!

i really liked this story, mostly because it wasn't pre
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Missy Johnson
Dec 12, 2013 Missy Johnson rated it it was amazing
Loved this. Review to come :)
MaryAnn
Nov 03, 2014 MaryAnn rated it it was amazing
This book is a GREAT and hot read! If I had known it was this good I would have read it the minute it hit my inbox! I started reading and didn't leave my chair until I was done. I had to know what was going to happen next between Sydney and her dangerously sexy professor. The writing was pure sensual prose that wrapped me up in the emotions and feeling Sydney was going through. Having two sexy guys in the mix certainly didn't hurt either! Tall, dark and handsome strikes again!

I received this sto
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Stephanie
Jan 07, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Good story even though it was kind of obvious who Sydney was communicating with. The pace of the story was good and didn't drag. But I wasn't prepared for this to be a series and now I'm disappointed that I have to wait until May to see what happens next.
Rebeka Perales
Jan 15, 2014 Rebeka Perales rated it really liked it
this book took me on a rollercoaster... I guessed pretty early on what was happening but I still loved it!! and Henry... Wowza loved him! definitely give this sexy book a go!! I need book 2!
Lori
Feb 03, 2014 Lori rated it it was amazing
OMG CLIFFHANGER!! Now I have to wait until May for the next book!
Kristen Geist
May 03, 2014 Kristen Geist rated it it was amazing
One word to describe this book…HOT! Another one, STEAMY! I was enthralled with the story from the very beginning and the author definitely kept me guessing!

Sydney is a seemingly normal college student, who just happens to have a huge crush on her much-older and extremely sexy professor. She has a pretty drab wardrobe and tries hard not to draw attention herself. The only person she wants to notice her is Professor Starling. He, however, seems far more interested in the sexy blonde who dresses i
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Lesley
Feb 06, 2014 Lesley rated it it was amazing
Sydney is one semester away from graduating from Addison College and not really sure what the future holds for her. She doesn't have a close relationship with her mother and she's never actually met her dad. Due to events that have happened back at home, she doesn't have a large circle of friends at school and spends a lot of time with her best friend Henry.

For the past 14 weeks, she's been in a creative writing class with a professor that she's attracted to and has dreams about getting him to
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Yolanda March
Jan 22, 2014 Yolanda March rated it really liked it
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When it’s Love by Emma Lauren Sydney Morrison has a dark secret that keeps her from dating. She is deeply depressed and trusts no one. Sydney does have a best friend, Henry that she cares about. Sydney confides in Henry that she has had an uber crush on her older but sexy English teacher, Professor Sparling. The Professor and Sydney start sharing sexual emails this helps Sydney become out of her shell. Then all of sudden her relationship with Henry becomes complicated. What will Sydney do?
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A Risque' Affair Book Blog
Jan 20, 2014 A Risque' Affair Book Blog rated it really liked it
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I received this book in exchange for an honest review!

Sydney Morrison has a dark secret that keeps her from dating. She is deeply depressed and trusts no one. Sydney does have a best friend, Henry that she cares about. Sydney confides in Henry that she has had an uber crush on her older but sexy English teacher, Professor Sparling. The Professor and Sydney start sharing sexual emails this helps Sydney come out of her shell. Then all of sudden her relationship with Henry becomes complicated. What
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Magic Within the Pages
Jan 17, 2014 Magic Within the Pages rated it it was amazing
Reviewer : Kaylene - Magic Within The Pages
Rating : 5 Stars

*Copy Received in exchange for an honest review*

"When It's Love" starts out quickly and things heat up quite fast. Henry and Sydney are best friends without the benefits and you soon get a feel that Henry would like it to be best friends with all the benefits. Sydney however, is a fairly damaged soul and she has no self confidence and suffers from a mother who has absolutely no love for her. There is a reason behind this but I do not wan
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Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Dec 27, 2013 Christine (Shh Moms Reading) rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

I enjoy the taboo of student/teacher romances and when this new author popped up on my radar, I couldn't resist. I devoured this book in one sitting during holiday break with the kids and have thought about it since.


As the book blurb describes, Sydney has a huge crush on her teacher Professor Sparling but to me it seems more like unrequited love. Her best friend, rich and handsome best friend Henry Hart is the only one that knows of her crush. When her professor starts showing an inter
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Kaylene Osborn
Jan 13, 2014 Kaylene Osborn rated it it was amazing
"When It's Love" starts out quickly and things heat up quite fast. Henry and Sydney are best friends without the benefits and you soon get a feel that Henry would like it to be best friends with all the benefits. Sydney however, is a fairly damaged soul and she has no self confidence and suffers from a mother who has absolutely no love for her. There is a reason behind this but I do not want to write a spoiler into this so I will leave it out.

As the story progresses you see that Sydney has a ver
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Miria Vanessa
Jan 12, 2014 Miria Vanessa rated it really liked it
Holy mother of all cliffhangers!!!!!

I'm still kind of stunned, so please humor me a minute here.
(I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.)

First, this book held me hostage from the very beginning. It has a thriller-like vibe to it, and at times is very mysterious. Sydney is very introverted and withdrawn from social contact (which makes her a bit näive or juvenile at times) except for Henry, her best friend. She is a brilliant writer and despite the fact that there is some mystery in t
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Anna Worth the Read Blog
Oct 06, 2014 Anna Worth the Read Blog rated it really liked it
WHEN IT'S LOVE by Emma Lauren
(Book one)
4 1/2 out of 5

I was truly caught up in this story. Emma does a great job on keeping you guessing. You always have the feeling that you may know what's going on but doubt is always in play. Emma also does a great job in keep each scene hot and steamy, from Sydney's online fantasy chats and her meetings with Henry, each will have you taking a break to caught your breath. Sydney is a college student who has had a rough life. After graduating high school, she
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Jacqueline Noir
Jan 17, 2014 Jacqueline Noir rated it it was amazing
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When It’s Love by Emma Lauren is a fantastic, roller coaster story that will leave you breathless. The journey starts with meeting Sydney Morrison, who is harboring a naughty, school girl crush on Professor Sparling. Their professional relationship changes when Professor Sparling reaches out to Sydney. This starts a chain of events that push Sydney out of her safe bubble and into the world of camera phones and button up shirts. At first I was convinced I knew where this book was going but then L ...more
S.N. Williams
Jan 18, 2014 S.N. Williams rated it really liked it
This book is a great read. I read this book in one setting. It had everything you need in a book. It had a girl that wasn’t so sure about herself, a professor (I mean who doesn’t like professors), and a hottie. It also was full of drama.
Sydney was a girl I think we can all say we can feel her insecurities. She has a problem with feeling sexy. It does stem from her past but really I always feel like I am not sexy. Her secret is something I never would have guessed. She does have help growing int
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Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
4 Confused Stars

TITLE~ When It's Love
AUTHOR~ Emma Lauren
GENRE~ New Adult Romance
PUBLISHER/DATE PUB.~ December 17, 2013 by Emma Lauren Books
COST/PURCHASED~ Won
MY RATING~ 4

MY THOUGHTS~
I chose to read this book because I won it in a giveaway and it looked interesting.
Interesting it was! I enjoyed the story for the most part. I always love a good "friends-to-lovers" story. The heroine seemed so confused with her feelings and what she wanted through the majority of the book. Plus, this is not a r
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Kylee
Jan 15, 2014 Kylee rated it really liked it
When I first read the synopsis and saw it was a teacher student possible relationship, I thought hmmmm Scandalous? Yes Please! Sydney definitely is dealing with a lot of demons that seem to keep her from being the girl to step outside the box. When she takes a step towards revealing her feelings for her crush, she really starts to open up. With the help of Henry...her GUY friend. Then new relationships form after some picture taking sessions and emails...and the twist...
I felt that the story was
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Melissa
Jan 22, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing

*My Review*

First off I thought this was a cute read...u know when looking at the cover & a cellphone it had to be interesting.I thought the writing was good for her first novel.I had a feeling Someone was deceiving Sydney.As for her father & mother I want to know more.The letters & threats were conflicting.

As for Henery I think he's going to have to fight for what he wants.As for sexting that's a big no no!Shes lucky she knew Henery got pics & not her stalker. Im eager to read th
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Sharon Mariampillai
This was a great read. It contained a lot of twists that I think a typical student/teacher relationship encounter. However, this was one hell of a steamy read. It is about Sydney and her English professor, Professor Sparling.

The characters have great chemistry. The story does involves a bit of a love triangle, as the professor and Sydney's best friend, Henry, are competing for her affections. Sydney is a strong character with passion, and heart. Professor Sparling is just hot, and smart. Henry i
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Debbie
Jan 06, 2014 Debbie rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I really liked Henry. Sydney's character is sweet, but a little juvenile. She's sending sexy emails to her college professor that she has a crush on. The emails get pretty heated and photos are included, but when she runs into him in town, he doesn't act like he's aware of their heated emails. The whole time, her best friend Henry who has been by her side is always there supporting her. He even gives her advise for the professor. Then a twist to the story and we're left wait ...more
Lovmyfictional Boyfriends
Mar 02, 2014 Lovmyfictional Boyfriends rated it it was amazing
Wow what a cliffhanger!!! I loved this book...I loved Henry too...I can't wait for the next book Emma!!!
Tarah
Mar 16, 2014 Tarah rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it! Interesting read, looking forward to sequel.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

The synopsis on Amazon doesn't do this book justice, but the one here is better.

There are plenty “hot for teacher” books out there and I’m not one jumping in line to read them all. While this story does deliver hot scenes that take most out of their comfort zone, it is much more.

I enjoyed the depth to the story and characters, but at times the back-stories and connections felt forced.
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Nicole
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Well hot damn, talk about a cliffhanger!

At first it wasn't that obvious to me, but after reading of the messages, I realized what was really going on. It didn't make sense that if Henry is supposed to be Sydney's best friend, why couldn't she tell him about her past? I could somewhat understand Jake knowing, but that's because Jake knew her back then. The beginning of the story Sydney got on my nerves with how juvenile she was acting, but onc
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Terri Sullivan
Mar 20, 2014 Terri Sullivan rated it really liked it
* A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review *

Sydney Morrison was just an average college student. With a super hot writing instructor. 14 weeks with this hot man was a little much for her as she would daydream while he was teaching. She would tell her best friend, Henry, about all of the thoughts she had about him and he had an idea. But would it be such a good idea?

Emma Lauren has written one hot little novel here. Between the hotness, the desire, the mystery and suspe
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Nikki (Tumblr.Books)
One word: Professor.

It started out good, with potential to be great. But it just kind of fell flat for me. A big part of it was there was a huge secret Sydney was hiding and every time it was brought up, we only get very vague glimpses of what happened in her past. But it was confusing, and exhausting, although I was able to figure it out pretty early on.

Aside from that, the storyline was good, and held my attention and kept me reading even when I shouldn't have been. It alternates between pas
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