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The Substitute (The Bro #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  190 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
Being a substitute teacher is good for me.
It's sensible.
Abandoning my plans for a career in the film industry and a life full of fun, albeit slightly reckless, actions was the responsible thing to do.
That's who I am now.
That's who I've become.
Mr. Boring. Mr. Predictable. Mr. Anal Retentive.
At least that's what I thought until one irresistible student breathes l
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Published May 1st 2017
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Shari Kay
May 02, 2017 marked it as skip-it
Not really a trigger...more of an annoyance, but my mountain is skipping

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Karen's Bookshelf
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Nate and Ainsley meet it's not the most desirable of settings. I'll it admit that my first impression of these two as a couple was not the best. The teacher/student relationship with an 11 year difference was not exactly my ideal romance story, with Ainsley being 18 and Nate being 29. If you can get pass that. If you can get pass the age issue then I think you might enjoy their story. This is a well written story about to young people who were looking for something better and to be better a ...more
Rosie J.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: All Romance Lovers
I can remember a hot substitute teacher filling in during high school, he incited numerous blushes and more than a few giggles among teachers and students alike. Reading this story reminded of that hot sub so I totally understood Ainsley's (she's 18) attraction for Nate, despite their 11 year age difference.

We're introduced to Nate and Ainsley during their initial hook up. In a subsequent flashback, we learn that she propositioned and he accepted. The next day, coming to his senses he breaks it
Cheryl O'Harney
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
*This book was reviewed for Summer's Eve Reads*

Title: The Substitute (The Bro Series)
Author: Xavier Neal
Genre: Teacher/Student Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4/5

The Substitute is a taboo teacher/student novel, it was a relatively quick read compared to others I've read from this genre but that doesn't take away the fact that it packs a punch.

I will admit going in I was a little dubious with regards to Ainsley the students age as she's only eighteen and the teacher Nate's twenty-nine but then I thou
Andrea Turner
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Oh my goodness, I freaking love this book so much! The Substitute will have you feeling all good inside. I couldn't get enough of Nate and Ainsley, and the story starts off with a bang.

Nate is a Substitute Teacher who lives his life by the rules, he is trying very hard to stay on the right path. His life in at s stand still and he needs to learn to live again. Ainsley is a sweet and feisty little woman. She loves film and is trying to get into the best college she can. Her
❤ Mary ~ DirtyBooksObsession ❤
****3.5 Stars****

Since I loved the Senses series, I said I definitely have to try this one out. The book was good, hot as hell, as this author knows how to write, but something was missing. For me, at least. It was a little overall, overhead.


Ainsley is a young girl who is struggling to survive until she gets her ticket to college, full scholarship. She loves movies and all about them and she is studying in a well-known high school, one of the elites one were all the richest teenagers stud
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
It is hard to pull off a student/teacher romance. Xavier Neal has nailed this book. There are a few similarities to the norm in these types of books. There are a few things that separate Xavier from other authors that have written this type of book is the huge age gap and Anisyle is way more mature.
Nate and Anisyle are extremely hot together. Their chemistry is off the charts amazing.

She has had a rough upbringing and a messed up home life. He is want to be a teacher. For now he settles as a
Sheri Bishop
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Nate and Ainsley? I'm not going to say anything about them. I'm just going to strongly encourage you to immediately buy this book and read it. Your idea about student/teacher relationships will never be the same.
evette w

This was definitely something different and totally unexpected.I love that we got a mature young adult in this story who pretty much knows what she's doing.I love the passion that burns up the pages in this story.But what I didn't like was the scene between the two of them ,while the friend watch's,that to me was in poor taste.I'm sorry I thought it took a little from the story.Overall this was good solid writing and a start to a fresh series.
MM Laberge
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I've seen book starts strong but this one is hard to beat. Right from chapter one, you're literally drawn into that passionate, intense love story between Nate and Ainsley. I didn't say hot because quiet frankly, the word is simply just not strong enough to describe it. Its X-rated, animalistic, arousing, carnal, fleshly, hedonic, lascivious, lustful, rough, sensuous, sexual and hot as fuck steamy!! Now you see WHY hot was not strong enough? And its there all along the way, from chapter one, but
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