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Lessons of the Past

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***Warning: This book contains cheating and sexual situations. Recommended for ages 18+.***

They say karma is a bitch.
And I'd agree—I had lived it.

I had an affair with a married man...who also happened to be my professor. I couldn't stop it, couldn't control it. The only problem was that, I, of course, wanted more, and he couldn't give it to me.

Life moved on, I thought
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Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published November 9th 2015 by Chloe Maxx (first published November 2015)
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Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog
Dec 30, 2015 Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
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‘Life wasn’t always perfect. Neither was timing. It was what you made out of life and timing that was important. And I wanted to make the most out of what we had.’

Chloe Maxx is a new Author to us and we really enjoyed her story and writing. As far as student/teacher stories go; Lessons of the Past had just the right amount of story, nookie and likeable characters whilst staying true to the fundamentals of the taboo. We love this theme, call us naughty if you will! Whilst we did struggle a bit in
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Three Chicks
Oct 31, 2015 Three Chicks rated it really liked it
4.5 I LOVED it Stars!

Review by Lisa Kane

I'm not sure what I expected when I read the blurb for this book, I just knew that the angst slut in me was intrigued and I couldn't not read it. Now cheating is tough for me to read about, but I have to say, that there are circumstances surrounding the main character's marriage that made it somewhat easier to take, but you be the judge of that.

Alexandria Wilson thought she had it all- a good marriage, a great job, a cute dog and then it all ended a mont
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Eve Recinella
Nov 10, 2015 Eve Recinella rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
So color me surprised, but I ADORED this book!! I usually avoid anything that involves cheating but (view spoiler) I love Javier, man was this guy a hot dirty talking yum yum! *lol* I also like Alex, and my heart broke for her at one point. This book was just really well ...more
Ginni Hall
Sep 18, 2015 Ginni Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chloe Maxx is my new favorite dirty little vixen!!!

I could stand on the rooftops and yell about this book and never get tired of it! Chloe Maxx's debut book is a H.O.T. Steamy wet dream come true!

This dirty little romance is about Professor Hot Ass or Professor Rodriguez and his student Alexandra Wilson and well maybe just a tad bit of that stupid little thing called KARMA!

To me this book is like a picture - a picture never does the scenery justice - my review just couldn't do this book the amou
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
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‘Life wasn’t always perfect. Neither was timing. It was what you made out of life and timing that was important. And I wanted to make the most out of what we had.’

Chloe Maxx is a new Author to us and we really enjoyed her story and writing. As far as student/teacher stories go; Lessons of the Past had just the right amount of story, nookie and likeable characters whilst staying true to the fundamentals of the taboo. We love this theme, call us naughty if you will! Whilst we did struggle a bit in
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Jessica
Oct 23, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-blog
An ultra hot College professor plus a gorgeous college junior equals one steaming hot romance!

Javier is living a lie to protect the most important girl in his life. He is hot, successful and to the outside world it appears that he is living the perfect life. Even though things are far from perfect with his home life he has no intentions of making any changes. Until he meets Alexandria. She steals his breathe away and for the first time he is contemplating cheating on his wife.

Alexandria's attent
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

New author alert and let me tell you ladies, this is one that you want to stalk immediately! I didn't believe that this was a debut book by this author but sure enough, it seems that way and I am totally impressed. I don;t remember the last time an newbie author captivated me the way this author did. From the first page of this book, I was completely sucked in and didn't stop until the last word.

I loved this book. It was sexy, sweet, slightly angsty, fun, intense, passionate, and quite f
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Cecily Bonney
Oct 04, 2015 Cecily Bonney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I begin? When I saw the very first teaser for this book I knew I had to read it and I also knew that I would love it.
Javier is a super-hot professor who has been living a lie for years but he has been doing it for his daughter. (Which is hot by the way) He has never crossed a line and has kept up his lie of a life for years and he is set on continuing to do so.
Alexandria is a junior in college who is about to step foot in the class she hates the most....math. This character is feisty a
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Mamacita wants a Bedtime Story
Nov 07, 2015 Mamacita wants a Bedtime Story rated it really liked it
An ARC was provided & received in exchange for an honest review.

4 stars for a great debut.

I really liked this little erotic romance. This was a standalone & complete book about a married professor/college student relationship. It was a great debut by the very talented Chloe Maxx. She is definitely a new author to watch in this genre and I will be interested in any of her future endeavors. Lessons of the Past had everything I look for in a nice panty melting read. The main characters as w
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Melissa
Nov 05, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Karma's A B*tch!
Wow! Is this really a debut novel? Because I have to say that this book is so very well written I would never have guessed! It has the read, flow and feel of a well seasoned author. I am so totally impressed. This book is scorching hot! I usually don't really care that much for cheating scenarios, but I definitely have to make an exception with this one, the author has done a tremendous job with this story and you just can't help but to love it. It really just draws you right in
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Lustful Literature
Nov 02, 2015 Lustful Literature rated it really liked it
**JOSIE'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW**

“I had an affair with a married man, who also happened to be my professor.”

This is the author’s first novel and I’m having a hard time believing it! I will admit once I read the synopsis I was intrigued, it sounded so taboo. I am not a fan of cheating, not at all so I went in expecting that I was going to dislike these characters, but I was seriously wrong. I loved how the author took readers on this journey going from present to past and past to present. We are intr
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Jennifer Pierson
Normally, I'm not a big fan of cheating in my stories, but with that being said, Chloe Maxx did a fabulous job with Lessons of the Past.

Alexandra Wilson married a man she thought she loved. She realized her mistake when she found him with his secretary, with whom he fell in love with. There was no bitterness on her end, because she hoped he had found happiness since she knew she never got over her first love. They were just comfortable. Delivering work papers for her boss, she runs into Javier,
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Katelyn Book Hangover Page
Nov 03, 2015 Katelyn Book Hangover Page rated it it was amazing
I love finding authors that are new to me and even new authors. Lessons of the Past is Chloe Maxx’s debut novel and I loved it!
With the synopsis, I was immediately intrigued. Student/teacher relationship? COUNT ME IN! In real life, this type of taboo thing is NOT my thing, but in a book, I find it so thrilling and intriguing.

“I had an affair with a married man, who also happened to be my professor.”
And cue the gasp!

When I saw that the man was married, I will be honest and say I was little stando
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Becky
I love when I read a book from a first time author and it pretty much knocks my socks off. It means that I have the opportunity to read books from them for a long time. That being said, I am pretty sure that Chole Maxx is a pen name for another author. This was not your typical first time author book, but I not complaining. I loved every minute that I read this book! I can't wait to tell everyone else how amazing it is.

I am not typically one to read about cheating in a marriage or a teacher/stud
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We like it big book blog
Nov 06, 2015 We like it big book blog rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! This book had everything I love in a teacher student book.
-The lust.
-The can't go long with out being with each other.
-The turmoil of all the ups and downs of this kind of relationship.
-All the secrets that had to be kept.
-All the risky things they did.
-And then the Ultimate sacrifice of everything.
This book had it all! I just couldn't put this book down. I totally devoured it in one day!Javier and Alexandra... Started off so damn hot. There was nothing slow about th
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Connected By Books
Nov 06, 2015 Connected By Books rated it really liked it
I’m not a big erotica fan or cheating, but something about this book called to me and I knew I had to read it. And I’m so happy I did so. It’s a steamy, sensual tale of betrayal and second chances, with two great characters who learned the hard way that actions have consequences that most of the time leave devastation in their wake.

Lessons from the Past is Chloe Maxx‘s debut novel and as far as those go, this is a really good one. I really enjoyed how the author structured this book going from
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Allison East
Nov 04, 2015 Allison East rated it really liked it
My 4.5 star review of Lessons of the Past
So this is my first Chloe Maxx book, and I really enjoyed her writing style and the format of this book. Even though this book does, quote- un-quote- involve cheating- the wait that Chloe wrote it, I was actually rooting for the Hero and Heroine, and not the hero and his wife to work things out. And of course the cover is a bit steamy- so I liked that about it too!

Alex is the heroine and she is in college, just minding her own business trying not to fail
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Lindsey
Nov 04, 2015 Lindsey rated it really liked it
I received an ARC for an honest review for United Indie Book Blog
Sometime we let our past mistake define us and the person we eventually grow to be. This story is a fine example of how what happens in our past define us , but how mistakes and learning from them can help us heal. Alexandria and Javier both made mistakes in the beginning and how they fell in love was not conventional but it was, unavoidable. This proved that love even over a time span of five years is stronger than the hate and pa
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Michelle
Nov 06, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! This book had everything I love in a teacher student book.
-The lust.
-The can't go long with out being with each other.
-The turmoil of all the ups and downs of this kind of relationship.
-All the secrets that had to be kept.
-All the risky things they did.
-And then the Ultimate sacrifice of everything.
This book had it all! I just couldn't put this book down. I totally devoured it in one day!Javier and Alexandra... Started off so damn hot. There was nothing slow about th
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Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Debut erotic/ teacher-student story YES YES YES sign me up !! The cover is hot , the teasers were great and I was hooked from the start.

I loved how we got Alexandria's story in the present- divorcing , not in love , he's cheating but she didn't blame him. Gave us a bit of insight to the type of person she was and the type of marriage she had been living in. Then we get to go back to college and the yummy years when she was consumed by lust and desire for her geeky HOT AS SIN calculus professor !
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Casey Peeler
Nov 09, 2015 Casey Peeler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lessons from the Past is an amazing debut from Chloe Maxx. It's a story that will draw you in, make fall in love, break your heart, and pray for a HEA! Lessons will make you question what you would do in that situation and believe in second chances!
Bella's  Blog
Nov 04, 2015 Bella's Blog rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Javier and Alexandria's story and what awesome story. Javier is awesome hot professor who is living a lie for years , but he's doing it for his daughter. He's ever crossed a line and has always kept up his lie now for years, and plans to continue doing it. And when there's Alexandria who's a junior in college, who is about to step foot in a class she hate's and that's math. She's feisty and is lovable and the most gorgeous young woman going, her friends are sweet and loving to you. When ...more
Kimothy
Nov 05, 2015 Kimothy rated it really liked it
I liked this story as our female led was not the typical good girl most can be. She did some things she should not have i her past, like we all have,and she accepts it was not correct but she is living with her choices - i liked that a lot. But when the man who broke you returns all bets are off. This story goes into flashback mode, but that is good we get to see all the characters and how they start off and then end up in the present. A great read about life,love and the choices we make and wha ...more
Raj
Escape into my Reads Book Blog

When I was asked to beta read Lessons of the Past by Chloe Maxx I was abit apprehensive in reading it due to the extra marital affair, but once I started reading I was instantly lost in the storyline as circumstances and choices became clearer and I found myself unable to put this book down. I absolutely loved Javier and Alexandria and my heart was aching the whole time whilst reading praying they got their hea.

The story switches from present-past-present and is ma
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Alison
Feb 01, 2016 Alison rated it really liked it
Smut lovers will love this one!
United Indie Book Blog
Dec 29, 2015 United Indie Book Blog rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
I received an ARC for an honest review for United Indie Book Blog
Sometime we let our past mistake define us and the person we eventually grow to be. This story is a fine example of how what happens in our past define us but how mistakes and learning from them can help us heal. Alexandria and Javier both made mistakes and the beginning of how they fell in love was not conventional but it also proved that love even over a time span is stronger than hate. I will not lie I went into this st
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Carol
Feb 21, 2016 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read the synopsis of this book I was really excited. NO I do not like cheating but I do LOVE the Teacher/Student relationship.
I have to say I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed this book. At first I wasn't sure if I liked Javier. I wasn't sure what exactly he was doing in this relationship. I couldn't tell if his feeling were real or if he was playing Alex.
This book was really well written and kept me intrigued as to what was going to happen next. I couldn't put it down until I was fi
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Falling In Fall Book Blog
Nov 23, 2015 Falling In Fall Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-read-shelf
I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure I was going to be able read it as first. There is cheating in this book. As some who has NO tolerance for someone who cheats, I didn't think I would like it. I'm so glad that I picked it up and gave it a shot. It's a very steamy read that I had a crazy hard time putting down. I fully look forward into reading what Chloe Maxx releases in the future.

Alexandria meets Javier, or to her, Professor Rodriguez in her college math class. She is attracted to him
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Ashley Stevenson
I received advanced copy from United Indie Book Blog for my honest review. This was amazing read and how the attraction was immediately. Relationship won't always be perfect but it's worth fighting for and working through all the heartache. Will Alexandra give Javier a second chance to correct all the hurts for broken her heart or move on. Javier would he be able to fix his mistakes and get the love of his life back or has he lost the chance.
Jos
May 11, 2016 Jos rated it it was amazing
5 Stars......LOVED every second of it!

Just finished this and I have to say, I LOVED every moment of this book. As heartbreaking as some of the circumstances were, it was told beautifully and seamlessly. The writing was superb, the characters incl the secondary cast were all great and complimented the story to perfection!

Now, this book contains cheating, yes, we all know that BUT what I loved was that for me personally it did not deter my enjoyment of this story. I know that sounds crazy and unde
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