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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  2,143 ratings  ·  286 reviews
I watched her.

I knew I shouldn’t. It was a mistake. Wrong. Forbidden.

A glimpse of heaven before a depraved angel led me to hell.

One email was all it would take to end the torture. A simple email, dropping Eden Wilder from my class and my life.
But I couldn’t do it. I was selfish—taking any bit of her I could.

That’s how addictions start. You give in just a little. Just once.
Published September 18th 2018
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
“She was my promise land.
My secret.
My obsession.”

Give In, by Layla Frost, is one of those books that when you read the final page, you just sit there for a few minutes, staring at your e-reader in awe perhaps. Layla is a new to me author and she has won my heart. While I was reading this, it took up every bit of my brain, no matter what I was doing. There was only one goal throughout my day, to finish whatever it was I was doing so I can get back to reading.

Damien Caine is a thirty-four year
Isabella. R
4 Dr. Jekyll and Dickhole Hyde Stars ⭐

Being a stripper isn’t the long-term plan, but it certainly pays the bills in the interim. Believing she was relatively safe from her side job being exposed, Eden Wilder is freaked to see Professor Caine in the audience. Her Political Theory Professor who barely acknowledges her in class, the one that most college girls’ lust after? Watching her on stage, requesting her services for lap dances; yes, that one. What’s more, he keeps returning. Eden shouldn’t b
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One Stalker-licious Hero!

Holy heck! This author claimed Give In to be a slow burn and in some aspects it is, but it’s the hottest slow burn I’ve ever read!

I’ve always enjoyed a taboo story and teacher/student is definitely one of my favorites. However, the “fear of getting caught” as the plot has worn thin, in my opinion. This is not that book. While there is definitely the anxiety of someone finding out, this goes far beyond that simple storyline.

From the very first words this starts out with
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Jade Violet
6'4" of gorgeousness - dominant, stubborn, unrelenting and completely able to piss me off. Let's see what else you've got...

Oh.My.God. Just absolutely yummy and scrumptious - so wrong, inappropriate (as Lana would say) plus sexy, dirty and domineering! RTC once I take my nap!
Lana Reads
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kink, 2021-read
It was a well executed and deliciously kinky story. If one just sees it as such.

Because let me tell you, the hero was really the worst professor ever (ignoring his student because she's tempting? get over yourself and teach her, motherfucker!). The first half with them not talking while stripping was waaay too dragging, plus the hero gave off some unpleasant passive aggressive vibes (and that's my biggest pet peeve).

Also I wanted to see some more of the heroine's high intelligence in class or in
There was a tingle up my spine…

There are certain authors that I read without even a quick squiz at the blurb. Layla Frost is one of those authors. I opened the first chapter and a shiver went up my spine. The words hit my eyes and a smile broke free. There is nothing better than returning to a favourite author and knowing by the end of the first page that I was about to experience magic. I was being led on a journey of discovery, taken out of my comfort zone and pushed to see past my narrow exis
Sep 08, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Professor Caine would like to see you after class...

It's LIVE!

I know some readers have had trouble finding the book in their local amazon territory. I'm SO sorry. The powers that be are hiding it. I've spent the afternoon on the phone( the horror! ) and it will hopefully be unhidden soon with a category change. If you click the link above, it should take you directly to the book in your amazon territory to purchase.



Gi's Spot Reviews
5 ‘ Holy mother of BUILD UPS’ Stars

Oh. My. World! This book, and this build up, devastated and put me back together in the most unexpected of ways! I have no doubt Professor Caine and his angel, his Eden, won’t soon be forgotten!

Give In truly is all about the build up, the slow burn that you deliciously want to gorge on, but slowly taste to enjoy every single moment! From the very first page you could see something BIG was coming, and all small details and intricate subliminal hints just made th
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Nope, nope and Nope

“Leaning closer, the blonde whispered, “Or maybe get together later? I’ve never met up with a customer.”
I almost choked on my beer. I’d sooner believe her snatch was a working credit card reader.
Not that it mattered. I didn’t want a dance, and I sure as hell didn’t want to fuck her.”

Was I supposed to be enamored with him when he thinks this about a woman?
Brynne Asher
It's LIVE and free to read on KU

I absolutely loved this book. Strong heroine, sexy alpha/dom, slow burn, and writing so good I was hanging on every sentence.

4.5 stars.

There are reasons to give it 5 and to give it 4, but went with 5 because I enjoyed it up until the 90% mark.

Reasons to give it 5: the author veered away from old tropes and stereotypical characters. For example, the heroine wasnt constantly blushing, struggling to form sentences, and her nipples weren't always beacons when the hero was around. FINALLY!!!!! Details like this are what made this book really great in my opinion. Everything from the way her job and her boss was described

This was a little difficult to read. The beginning started out great, but then quickly got boring. I thought Damien was going to be a lot more of an alpha male but ended up more of a wishy-washy guy who likes a little BDSM. There was a lot of vague alluding to her background and his. Both ended up to be seemingly trivial and just wanted to hype up the suspense. All that anticipation that Eden was in danger and Damien would save her from her possibly criminal parents, and as it turns out
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Me with EVERYTHING this author writes...


It has been a min since my last Layla Frost Read and can I just say I am absolutely enthralled with this release!?!

Trying to do this review without giving any spoilers will be hard ..
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The experly beautifully written characterization of the main characters, the sexy as hell surprising plot, all tied up and bowed together in a perfect romance from Layla Frost.

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Professor Caine & Eden will take you on a journey you are most definitely not going to see coming.
2.5 Stars

Opinion Breakdown
The Good: I am drawn to the taboo Professor/student age-gap type stories, so this was appealing in that way. The epilogue (except that one part I mention below).

The Not-So-Good: The pacing. While I never skimmed, I definitely wanted to at times because it had ebbs and flows of nothing significant happening (except the H making dominant declarations and the h being bratty against it) and then dropping in some dramatic element to speed it up randomly.

The Bad: The dramatic
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
2.5 stars. I am normally a fan of this author's work, but this book missed the mark for me. Give In is Professor Damien Caine and Eden's story. Eden is in college, but is estranged from her family so she pays for her school by working as a stripper. Damien is her professor. He was at her strip club for a bachelor party when he recognized her as his student. After that, he goes to see her there often, watches her, and even gets private lap dances from her. He ignores her during class, though, whi ...more
benevolent bastard
I’d say a 3.5.
Enjoyable read if you are in the mood for some teacher student romance.
Michelle Claypot_Reads
WOWSA!!!!! I binged this book in one session and I do not regret ignoring the real world, or feeding my family leftovers - totally worth it.

Professor Caine is EVERYTHING I love in an alpha, a true dominant -not a guy playing at being a dominant - there's a HUGE difference. He was the very definition of filthy dominance and it was delicious. His dialogue is the very best kind of dirty darkness and felt so genuine I was squirming while reading, the kink in this book is some of the best I've read
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love a good teacher - student romance and what I got with Layla Frost’s Give In was an amazing one!!

Professor Caine can spank me anytime 😉😂. I love that he’s such an alpha asshole, jealous & possessive, kinky, dominant and controlling and perfect for Eden. He knows what she needs and even though she fights it, he never backs off and when she finally succumbs to him, oh it was utterly delicious!!

I love Eden but of course I love Caine more but what I love the most is Layla’s decadent prose, I p
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Island Girl Romance Reads
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-male
Let me start by saying that I’m not a fan of taboo stories or BDSM, but I loved this book so freaking much.
Talk about possessive, jealous, controlling, stalker and obsessive Alpha male..holy d*mn!!
Eden is stubborn and strong willed and loved that even though she’s young, she stands for herself.
Professor Cain..swoon..what can I say? He had me hot with all his dirty talk and BDSM.
D*mn..he was addicted to his depraved angel.
This book was slow burn and I had me all anxious that they wouldn’t be cau
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picked-for-me
2 1/2 "Dysfunctional" Stars!

This really wasn't that bad at all. But what it was, was Fifty Shades of Grey fan fiction. I don't know if that was intentional or not, but that was my take. Happy reading!
Helen Power
Sep 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, college
This is my first Layla Frost book, and it won’t be my last! I absolutely ADORE the author’s writing style. Caine and Eden have such a fantastic repartee, and I found myself chuckling a lot during their arguments. They have sizzling chemistry, and I loved how the book took quite a few interesting turns in the plot.
Eden is a lovable heroine, and I loved how damaged she was, but also how strong she was. Caine is, well, he’s Caine! Read the book and find out.

Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but I was very pleasantly surprised, it’s slightly taboo but not in a way that you can disapprove of the teacher wanting a student.

Eden is a strong independent woman trying to make her way through college and hiding from her previous reality. Her job is very risqué, working as a stripper at Sinners is not ideal but it pays better than bartending and the tips are way better. It’s far enough away from the college campus that she never expected to see a
CourtRocks (Villains Do It Better)
3 Stars

This was okay. Not too angsty, and I was never bored. I did get annoyed at times with how much push and pull there was though, because it lasted up til about 90% of the book and it just got so repetitive. The entire book the heroine would basically say no or refuse to listen to the hero, and the hero just kept telling her what to do and threatening a punishment for not listening to him. So, a lot of spanking and demanding. I do like how the heroine had more of a backbone and didn't just g
Oct 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: really-good
It's LIVE!

This book has ALL the feels. So good. It hooked me from page one and never let me go. And I have just one word for Professor Damien Caine... Mine.
Sweet and Salty Reviews by DD
This is one of those little gems when I am reading I am glancing around to see who might catch me lol!

Damien was an exquisite MC. His is dominant, controlling, and punisher. Whose punishments are to die for! Such a sexy character. There isn't a thing I would change about him or the ending he received. Brillant

On the other hand Eden began to bug me toward the end which dropped the rating for me. You can only deny things so many times or lie so many times...then I hit the point of irritation. She
Kelly G (Now Accepting Book Boyfriend Applications)
I.... Just.... Need....a... Minute.

Ok! If this book were on a food menu it would need all 5 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️!!! That's the spiciness if this book!!! To me... The student/teacher romance never gets old! I have no problems what so ever with the desk scenario! Super hot! Then you add in the back story. The sight voyeurism. The moments of absolutely sweetness.... I'm totally sold! I was enraptured from the very first page!!! I will scream from the rooftops about people needing this book!!!
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