Under The Peaches
After another confrontation with her bully, Kaelyn flees to her hiding spot t ...more
Under the Peaches by Shana Vanterpool is a teacher/student romance, but it is unlike any I have read before. Usually I find these type of romances to be heavy on the lust and sex and light on the emotion. That isn’t the case here. While there is definitely plenty of steam, the emotion in this story is what, days later, I remember most about it.
Kaelyn Jeffries is an eighteen year old senior in high school that is bullied relentlessly. She looks forward to her lunch break where she ca ...more
This is a forbidden taboo love story between an eighteen year old student and a twenty-four year old teacher.
As your reading it you can pick up on the undercurrent of you know it’s going to happen feeling, sometimes they border on what’s right and what’s oh so wrong.
They know it’s wrong, we know it’s wrong but when it feels so right how can it be so wrong??
These two have a deep seated friendship that was formed when they were both at their lowest, he was going through a difficult time in ...more
Under the Peaches is a story about the choices we make, the reality of abuse and that sometimes conventional relationship norms can be broken in the face of something more meaningful. Julian and Kaelyn have a bond that defies what is expected and flourishes because what they have is more important than what others think. This book was hard to read in parts but was well worth the journey.
Kaelyn is suffering from a traumatic childhood and current reality when she meets her teac ...more
As for the student tea ...more
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I couldn't be more honest then this
This book is the BOMB!!!
YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!
My only Question was -- Are you trying to kill me Shana??
She was filling me with all the Julian's Sweetness...
I was drunken in the sweet love with that man !!
He's made me crazy and giddy...
"How did I last this long without someone like him in my life?
The answer is clear and painful. I didn't.
I wasn’t aware that my right now was my yesterday and ...more
Title: Under The Peaches
(Teaching Love #1)
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance
Release Date: 2.28.17
My Rating: 5 Mr. Ean gives me all the feels Stars!
I swallow my emotions. "Still want to get to know me?"
"I would love to."
"It's who I am. And I'm wondering if anyone has ever gotten to know you. I want to. You're...different."
(Oh. My. Word. I just finished Under The Peaches and I'm pretty emotional
3.5 I fell for his shit because I wanted to fall stars
So Under the Peaches stared off strong for me. I really enjoyed the way this taboo teacher student romance started out! It was unexpected, and honestly made the relationship feel less taboo and more like inevitability. It felt like these two people were MEANT to find each other because they needed each other at the same time. I liked that this story covered bullying and that the heroine wasn't really perfect, and she made bad decisions at ti ...more
The first 40%-45% of Under the Peaches were actually quite good. They were fast-paced, intruguing and literally had me flipping through the book as fast as I could. However, at around 45% or so, it went completely downhill from there.
The story was waaaaaaay too long for the actual substance it had to offer (a 360-something pages book that really should've been around 150 pages or so), it dragged on and on for far too long without anything really happening.
There was A LOT of back and for ...more
As a reader I empathized with Kaelyn. I hurt for her. I feel like many people can relate to Kaelyn. We all have moments in our lives of uncertainty and self-doubt. We all experience hardships and it's wonderful to see characters overcome these hardships. I loved reading about Kaelyn and Julian, and loved how they were there for one another, both physically ...more
Kaelyn Jeffries has had a difficult 18 yrs of life..given up for adoption from birth..bounced around to different foster homes..Bad foster parents and on top of all that she being bullied. She keeps to herself and is always alone so when she goes to her favorite spot in the school to hide out she's a little annoyed that someone is there.
Julian Ean is gorg ...more
While lots of teena ...more
Kaelyn's journey has been and is difficult, and a lot of what she faces is relatable, every girl who's been in high school would have gone through one or the other, or possibly all that she has, which makes her a 'friend'. You get lost in her mind when you're reading her pov, as if you're right there ...more
Every time the h did something he didn't agree with he had a strop and sulked until she changed her mind!
It was all a bit fast and resembled a rebound more than something that would last forever!
I'm assuming there will be more to these two which will unfortunately just be giving them drama for drama's sake!
I'm not 100% if I'll continue to follow this series, I guess if it's on Kindle Unl ...more
I went into this book blind and I absolutely loved it. My heart has never hurt so good before. This is a beautifully sad and wonderfully written story about two people, who feel unworthy and have insecurities that run deep. They meet, they crash and they love so hard, my heart ached with every word. It's an amazing book that gave me so many feels, I couldn't breathe. Absolutely amazing book. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Oh My Julian. I love him. He's sweet, possessive and hot. He's a perfect boyfriend. He never give up, so persistent to show how much he loves someone. He always trying to do everything and trying to figure all out and he won't let his love worrying about everything. He's the man who's always there for you. Yup I love this man. Although I wanted to slap him for those things with Deborah and Brady, I understand him, but ...more
4.5 "Skittles" Stars
"That was the first time I learned I was unwanted."
18 year old Kaelyn has never known love. Since her biological parents put her up for adoption and then being bounced from different foster homes, she has never had stability. She feels unworthy and unwanted. My heart hurt for Kaelyn, I wanted to hug her and tell her that she was strong and she was wanted and she IS important no matter how much she'd deny it. Because dammit, she deserves all ...more
One of the things I like about this book was the age g ...more
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I look forward to see what happens next. I would whole heartily r ...more
This book has easily been my favorite for this year. Shana has a way of bringing out the tears from me but also putting smiles and feeling happy for the characters.
This story was about a girl's journey through survival, learning how to love herself, and most of all being able to accept help and love.
Kaelyn Jefferies broke my heart many times. Everything that she went through made me mad that she had to. Every emotion that she felt I felt. I felt her self-doubt, her unwor ...more
This Book, this book!! Is there anything Shana Vanterpool can't write?? Every book i've read of hers has left me with so many emotional feelings. Under The Peaches is a heartbreakingly beautiful read about a girl's journey through survival, learning how to love herself, and most of all being able to accept help and love.
The life that Kaelyn has endured so far could be soul destroying but she doesn't let it totally consume and destroy her. She may not have realised ...more
Kaelyn flees to her hiding spot to be alone every break time to avoid the bullies at her school, and avoid getting beaten up. When she gets to her hiding place her safe place, she finds someone else hiding too.
Julian Ean is the twenty four year old calculus teacher who is hiding away from his own issues. So imagine his surprise when Kaelyn shows up in his hiding place with a busted lip. He tries to find out what happened but Kaelyn is not use to anyone c ...more