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To Professor, with Love

(Forbidden Men #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  12,209 ratings  ·  997 reviews
*new adult romance*
**explicit scenes and language**

Junior in college. Star athlete. Constant attention from the opposite sex.

On this campus, I’m worshiped. While seven hundred miles away, back in my hometown, I’m still trailer park trash, child of the town tramp, and older sibling to three kids who are counting on me to keep my shit together so I can take them away from t
Paperback, 1, 396 pages
Published April 26th 2014 by Linda Kage
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Margarita They can all be read as stand alone novels.
Katerina Yes, remember he moved from Florida. So it is a completely different college.

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Worth Risking Everything Stars

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I loved this book. Thank GOD! I have been having such crap luck with my books lately so when I read book one in this series and loved it for about 80% then hated it I was a little scared to start this one. So I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved this one! To Professor, with love was a teacher/student romance, but it was different in the teacher was a woman and I liked that. I really liked Aspen but I loved Noel. Man Noel was sexy. The sexual chem
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To Professor, With Love by Linda Kage is LIVE!

Title: To Professor, With Love
Series: Forbidden Men #2 (can be read as a standalone)
Author: Linda Kage
Release Date: April 28, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

I am one of these girls that just cannot walk away from a book with forbidden romance, especially when it has student/teacher twist. Why? I blame it on the inspiring teachers I have had in my life, as it was so easy to
• Lisa •
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it

"knotted together until I didn't know where I ended and he began, we made love."


When I got the opportunity to read and review this up and coming novel I can gladly admit that I was more than just a little excited, in fact I was nothing short of ecstatic. 'Price of a kiss' was one of my favourite reads of last year and it started an addiction to an author that I knew I could no longer ignore. 'To professor, with love' is a novel that is deliciously tempting with an edge o
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 I fell for Noel Stars

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Have you ever read a book that you simply couldn't put down for the life of you? A book that was so wonderfully written, it not only completely drew you into the made you feel? I'm talking made you feel every heart palpitation, pulse pounding, anxious, nail biting, so full of sexual tension you think
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love Linda Kage and accidentally skipped this one when it was released, since then I have read the entire series falling even more in love with the Forbidden Crew. To Professor, With Love is Noel and Aspen’s story.

"What if it's worth risking everything to be together?”

Noel Gamble is the star quarterback and has his pick of any girl on campus. He is used to getting his way, but is still humble. His home life isn’t glamorous and he carries the weight of his siblings even though he

★★★★ 4 Stars!

"What if it's worth risking everything to be together?"

First off, when I read the blurb and found out this was going to be a student/teacher romance, in which the teacher is a woman, I was immediately intrigued. I'm a sucker for a forbidden love story, and I'd never read a story where the student is male and the teacher female. So, was this the best student/teacher romance I've ever read? NO. Did I enjoy reading it nonetheless? YES.

To Professor, with Love is a story abou
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3--Not So Forbidden-Stars!!

Can it really be considered forbidden when you don't even try to hide it???

Whelp...I can't say I loved this one. I liked parts. Maybe the whole teacher/student trope just isn't my thing. But this one just seemed superficial to me. It was one cliché after another.

And do you think there were enough pregnancies???

Seemed a bit overkill to me.

Honestly I never really connected with the heroine, Aspen. She's a new professor at the college. Outside of her school and her cla
Ramona Popescu
When you say professor-student love story I am so in!! I have a weak stop for them, as long as the story is genuine and I manage to make a true connection with it. After reading the blurb and realizing that Aspen is the professor I was very intrigued, being the first time I read about a female professor. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it, but I wanted to see for myself if the intensity and feelings are the same as in other books where the roles were changed.

This was my first Linda Ka
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "FORBIDDEN" stars from me***

Whoa!!! I'm stunned for once again...
I think that with every book that i'm reading from this series, i become more and more addicted!!!

I don't ever want to stop reading about them... I want the next stories so badly and even more...
There's so much potentials in here...
In the first book, i didn't met any characters from the next books, except Eva, but in this one i think that i met almost everyone and i can not wait!!!!
But i have to focus on Noel and Aspen no
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 10, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Forbidden Stars

I had a hard time relating to Professor Kavanagh, a twenty-three year old genius (not one friend in the world? Really?). On the other hand, the football quaterback with three mouths to feed in a trailer (siblings) was easier to relate to and he was very likable. I liked these two together, they had some really hot scenes and made a nice book couple.

"We were split between two worlds. She was the frumpy, genuis professor hiding romantic hopes and dreams. I was the stud playb
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

”There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.”
-Mark Twain

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I think it goes without saying that I haven’t been able to post many reviews lately. And while I always plan on rectifying that fact, it never seems to pan out as I had planned. I loved this book-though my rating doesn’t show it-and I really and truly wanted to write something about it. It’s not often I pick up a book that I had earlier cast aside due to its content and my knowledge that more than a few
'I could so clearly see myself tossing her down, gathering up her frumpy skirt, wedging myself between her thighs and just hammering it home. I also wanted to wrap my hands around her throat and strangle her for making me feel like such an idiot.'

Genre: New Adult Romance.
Cover: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Heroine: 6/10
Hero: 7/10
Hotness: 4/10
Romance: 8/10
Extra book Details: Dual POV. Stand alone? Not really.

Noel Gamble's teacher, Dr. Kavanagh is a hard-ass. She's shrewd, strict and has just give
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: highly-recommend
Sigh.... super lovely and very endearing. I loved the numerous quotes at the start of each chapter. Loved them!! And the romance!??! Nicely done. I couldn’t put this book down. Lol, seriously considered calling in to work for this book.
Dilek VT

This is the 2nd book in Forbidden Men series. Although I didn't fall in love with this book as I did with the first one (Price of a Kiss), I loved this one very much, too. It was emotional and steamy hot.

In this one, Aspen and Noel's love is forbidden because she is his British Literature professor at college. But he is 21 and she is 23, a very young teacher who recently started teaching. With that age difference, they could have easily been class mates as well. So their age is not the problem
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was ok

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Price of a Kiss, so when I saw this book was available, I bought it without even reading the blurb. Sadly, this one just didn't work for me.

I was happy when I realized that the professor was the heroine, because it seemed really fun and different, but that is where the originality ended. I basically thought this book was one big cliché filled hot mess. Some of the dialogue was so cringe inducing, I ended up power skimming a lot of this book bec
4 Stars (Originally Read 5/18/2014)

3.75 Stars (Re-Read 12/10/2018)

Overall Opinion: This was a really enjoyable re-read! I loved reading about the characters I hadn't seen in a while, and I'm definitely tempted to re-read a few others in the series! I think Ms. Kage is reliable in creating great characters. I always tend to enjoy the I'm-damaged-but-I'll-let-only-you-heal-me type characters, and both of these mcs definitely fit that description. I am, however, dropping this a quarter of a point b
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“You are mine and i am your. And we belong together”

This book is emotional, passionate, and alluring. Noel is a drool-worthy hero. He is just awesome. He is caring, loving, and hot.Aspen is such a sweet heroine.

Most importantly, this book made me feel. I felt their emotions, connection, struggles. Also, the baby drama regarding Mason was totally unexpected.

“It's always the one you shouldn't want that you end up wanting the most”
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Updated rating again 30/07/19:
5 stars. When you still love reading a book for the 3rd time and enjoy it even more than you did the first 2 times, you gotta bump it up to a full 5 stars as it deserves.

Updated rating 16/08/18:
4.5 stars. Because I felt compelled to read this again and if a story can still have me gripped and unable to put down on the 2nd go, then it deserves to be bumped up in my books.

Original rating 31/07/18:
4.25 stars. I enjoyed this one far more than I thought I would.
Angie **loves angst**
I don't care how many school policies tell us no. I'm saying yes.

Before reading this I had never read anything by Linda Kage. After reading this I want to read everything by Linda Kage. One of my favorite types of romance reads is teacher student relationships. There's something enticing about the forbidden, secretive aspect of these relationships.

Noel Gamble
"The pull I felt toward this woman was crazy, and I knew I should fight it, but I kept forgetting why."

In this book Noel is a col
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

To professor, with love is the second book in the "forbidden men series" I enjoyed it so much and I wasn't surprised how much since I've read a couple of books by this author and I know she can deliver.


Aspen is a professor at the university where Noel is a student and is also the popular football QB. Both having had bad experiences in their pasts dislike each other but also are attracted to each other. Their relationship starts a bit rocky but eventually they realize how they judge eac

“It's always the one you shouldn't want that you end up wanting the most”

It's been a long time since I read a book that I couldn't stop thinking about. Where I almost wish the book boyfriend was real & MINE! It's possible I haven't loved a book/boyfriend this much since Christian Grey (yes, I am a CG lover...sue me!) Even the guy on the cover is freaking HOT and put a perfect picture in my head.


With all of that, there was so much mo
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
2.25 i know i cant have you but i want you anyway stars

Aspen has a new job, as an English Literature Professor. Little does she know, it’s the same college that Noel attends. Noel is instantly attracted to Dr. Kavanagh, but he doesn't know why, she’s all frumpy, and couldn't possibly be as young as she looks. When Noel decides to confront her about his C’s and D’s, sparks fly. But will they be able to stick together when their love is forbidden...

Noel and Aspen are the ultimate forbidden romance
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
"You don't love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand" - L.J. Smith

I am not a fan of Teacher/Student relationships. They give me the skeeves and make we want to run and hide. Except for when they are done correctly. The age difference can't be to far apart, it can't be in high school and it has to grab me from their very first interaction.

(Slammed does not count so just stop right there)

It's so ref
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Although I eagerly anticipated this book, I was hesitant to read it after reading a few mixed reviews but I'm happy to report that I loved it.

Linda Kage has the ability to make me feel, and the way she writes a slow build up of pent up emotions is something I often crave in a book. I loved both characters, especially Noah the popular football player with a vulnerable side, he was sweet and sexy. Aspen was just a woman craving love who never really had the chance to have fun or take risks as a te
Absolutely loved this one!!! A fantastic story about a teacher and a student falling in love!!!
Review to come!!!
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Do you feel that? Do you feel what we do together? This isn’t normal, Aspen. We are a force of fucking nature.”

Hell yeah, you are! And I loved it! 4.5 stars.

I fell in love with Linda Kage’s Price of a Kiss last year, and this is a fantastic follow up! Very loosely linked to the first book, this one features another ‘forbidden’ relationship - a student/teacher situation, and in a bit of a twist on that popular formula, this time it’s the woman that is the teacher! But it’s not really that shocki
Yomi M.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: out-may-2014
Rating Clarification: 3.5 stars

I had a few issues with this one. The first one being how Noel acted (and what he said) towards Aspen, I know he wasn't like that throughout the entire book but I don't know, the way he acted stuck with me. There was also Ten, he said something very rude about Aspen at the beginning and even though we saw later on that he wasn't a bad guy but I just couldn't help but remember what he said. Then there was the chemistry between Noel & Aspen, which honestly, I didn't
Geleen Faye

Gosh. I fell so much in love with this book, I would like to propose to it!
I have only read the first and the fifth books in this series and (not a shocker) loved it both. I cannot even count how many times I've reread those two, but I hold back reading this one. What a major, major mistake. Why haven't I read this sooner?!

Linda Kage works magic in every story she makes and you can't help but be under her spell.

Full review to come (hopefully).
Aestas Book Blog
Mar 23, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released
*SQUEEE* I want to read this NOW!! It's a forbidden student/teacher romance and SHE is the teacher!!

Junior in college. Star athlete. Constant attention from the opposite sex.

On this campus, I’m worshiped. While seven hundred miles away, back in my hometown, I’m still trailer park trash, child of the town tramp, and older sibling to three kids who are counting on me to keep my shit together so I can take them away from the same crappy life I grew up in.

These two opposing sides of myself never
I have a quote for Dr. Kavanagh's board of quotes: "Stupid is as stupid does." ~ Forrest Gump

I will never understand why folks who are involved in "forbidden" relationships fail to use discretion. This novel is incredibly unrealistic on so many levels. The writing is mediocre, at best, & the character development is quite poor.

*1.5/5 stars*
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Linda writes romance fiction from YA to adult, contemporary to fantasy. Most Kage stories lean more toward the lighter, funner side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in that center around love and hope. Focuses more on entertainment value and emotional impact than realism. She likes the drama and crazy, over-the-top plots that make you cry then laugh, get mad then sigh happily.

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