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Sexy Love

(Sexy #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  329 ratings  ·  85 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carly Phillips comes a new story in her Sexy series…

Learning curves have never been so off-limits.

Professor Shane Warden is on the verge of getting tenure. He never thought he'd see the day, after a false accusation from a student years ago that nearly destroyed his career, and decimated his ability to trust. But the
Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #120, 125 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by 1001 Dark Nights Press
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Cute professor/student love story!

I enjoyed this Insta-Love romance about a professor that had been burned by a scorned student in the past and a new student returning to college years after quitting to raise a child when her boyfriend tragically died. The dialogue seemed a bit stilted at first, or possibly it just took me a while to get into the story. But after a bit I really liked the characters of Professor Shane Warden and Amber Davis and the story flowed much better.

The story begins with A
Nadine Bookaholic
I have a ton of Carly Phillips' books on my TBR shelf but this is the first one I have read....what’s taken me so long?!?!? I have no idea, but I have said this time and time again THANK YOU to 1,001 Dark Nights for bringing us these novellas. Books like this one gives the authors a chance to bring readers characters they normally wouldn't have written a story for and it gives readers a chance to enter the series without having to start from the beginning.

You can read my full review HERE


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Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Inkslinger for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Sexy Love
By: Carly Phillips

I always look forward to reading a new 1001 Dark Nights Collection novella. The latest is Sexy Love by Carly Phillips. This story has the forbidden element of a teacher student relationship, but it's not the typical kind. The teacher had a previous student accusation years ago, but he has earned the respect of his peers through hard work. Doi
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 5 Forbidden Stars ~

What another great story by Carly Phillips. This novella was perfect for this series. I loved Amber and Shane’s story.

This story had a little bit of everything I like in a book. It’s a forbidden romance between a teacher and his student but it was also a single parent story which I always gravitate towards.

Even though this is a novella it lacked for nothing. Carly was able to invoke all the same feelings I get when reading one of h
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sexy Love is a novella in the Sexy series by Carly Phillips. It's stand-alone and if you have read any of the other books in the series you will know Amber from there. She is the mother of Levi's child and we have seen her around. I was happy to see that she would get a story and ever happier to read it.

I really liked this story. When I think of Shane and Amber's relationship the first word that pops into my mind is natural. These two were simply great together and everything felt like it happe
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this student/teacher romance. Shane and Amber were so good together. They met before they find out that they are going to be student/teacher and Shane has gone through this before. Amber is just trying to go back to school after a loss in her life and moving to have her son closer to his father’s family. Will they be able to stay apart or will the pull of the attraction between them pull them back together. Loved this story so much. You never go wrong when you pick up a Carly Phillips stor ...more
Loved this fun and flirty insta-love romance between Amber and Shane as it was fun and flirty and "oh", so cute.I loved the characters they were amazing and a whole lot of fun.I loved how Amber and LJ had such a large support system and although they suffered a horrible loss they made a incredible family forged through amazing friendships and a whole lot of love.

Shane's and Amber connection was immediate and their chemistry amazing but, obstacle's are in their way but, I loved how they worked a
Jessica Alcazar
The first thing I though when I finished this story was how cute and mature it turned out to be. Both Amber and Shame dealt with their insta-attraction in a mature way which turned the story into not such a cliché for me. When a story is this short and you throw in a taboo trope, the stories seem to follow the same trend in plot points but Sexy Love didn’t do that for me. It didn’t even read taboo to me. It was perfect and I enjoyed it very much. There was a lot of heart and emotion and plenty o ...more
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy these 1001 Dark Nights books because they give us another story in the world that the author has created but they aren't always necessary to the storyline. Amber's story wasn't totally necessary to the Sexy series but I'm really glad we got it. It was a cute professor/student story but the fact that Amber as a character accepted that she was different than the other students in her class was really great. The story also moved along quickly with not every day or even week being dis ...more
Sandy S
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
SEXY LOVE is the fourth instalment in Carly Phillips’ contemporary, adult SEXY erotic, romance series, and the latest instalment in the multi-authored 1001 Dark Nights series of novellas. This is college professor Shane Warden, and single mother/student Amber Davis’ story line. SEXY LOVE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary.

SOME BACKGROUND: Several years earlier college freshman Levi Bennett was k
Ruthie Taylor
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the fourth in the series - and if you have not read the previous ones, you will undoubtedly enjoy this lovely novella, but let me tell you ready the series is even better!

Fans of this series will be delighted that Amber, Levi's girlfriend at the time he dies, also gets her HEA. The trio of previous books gave the three men who were with him at the hazing, and have lived their lives with the guilt of not saving
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-wishlist
Sexy Love is a nice addition to the Sexy series with the story focussing on Amber, who we already know was Levi’s college girlfriend and mother of the son he never got to meet 😢

Amber has moved closer to the Ten29 team in order to regain control of her life by completing college and moving forward with the career she put on hold to care for her son. She certainly doesn’t plan on falling for the sexy man she bumps into on her first day at the college campus.

Unfortunately, and despite the intense a
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC Provided by the Author***

3.5 Stars

This book was as hot and as fun as you want a forbidden teacher romance to be.

Shane and Amber meet before they know he is her professor...and once they realize that they can't be together, they fight their attraction.

It doesn't work.

And, that is to the benefit of the readers, as this title is a lot of fun and I recommend it.
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, steamy quickie...

Amber is a sassy, stubborn, independent, single mom, but she knows when to take some help. So when her son's uncles, both honorary and genetic, help her buy a house where she wants to go to school, she accepts their help, and so finds herself in a new journey where she has a meet cute with a mysterious stranger named Shane.

Who turns out to be her economics professor, surprising them both.

Initially, because Shane was burnt in the past he tries to resist his draw to the l
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Carly Phillips is back with a brand new standalone novella in her super sexy Sexy series and oh my goodness, so so so good! All the heat! All the heart. All the forbidden desires! All the feels y'all! Sexy Love ticked off every single thing that I love my romances to have and Amber and Shane had me hooked hard and fast. You'll swoon and fall so very deep for these two.

Unforgettable. Unputdownable. Another 1001 Dark Nights series hit by a crazy brilliant author that's an always must read,
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As I haven’t read the three previous books to this series, I came in not knowing anything about Amber and Lj, her ten-year-old son. I immediately felt a connection to Amber’s character, having been a single mother before and trying to better my education to better our life. She comes across as a strong, resilient woman willing to make sacrifices for her son to have more family close to him.
Shane appeals to me as a smart, sexy, sensitive hero who’s been burned by life but hasn’t let it get him do
Avid Reader
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sexy Love (Sexy #4) by Carly Phillips
4 stars
M/F Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Professor Shane loves his job. He enjoys watching his students learn the material and really understand it. While he knows that sometimes people will take advantage - as he has first hand experience, he wants to believe that most people are good.

Amber loves her life, but she wants something more. After leaving college when she found out she was pregnant and that the love of her life
Pretty romance with good feelings, a good man, and family warmth all over.

I enjoyed the maturity of themes throughout this novella. It actually ties to a trilogy of stories around a club that I also liked a lot, the Sexy Series. In this case, the female character is a single mum with a sad past but full of plans for the future. I admire her ambition to study in order to provide a better life for her young son. That’s how she meets a handsome man with whom she has great chemistry. However, he en
Lindsey  Domokur
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a great quick read. I love novellas because they are just the right size for me. I really enjoyed this book because I could feel the connection from the start. This was sort of forbidden love but it was more of a single mother and her struggle to balance life while going back to school. It is definitely harder as you get older and I loved that she was able to achieve her dreams while finding the love of her life.
Becky Claxon
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading about Levi’s girlfriend and her son ten years after Levi died in college. I was glad to see that Amber let Levi’s twin brother and other two friends help her move, get a house, and start back in college. I know it was hard for Amber to see her son leave for a few weeks to be with Levi’s parents. It was nice that she will have time to ease back into school without her son there. I loved how she met Shane, but was sad to see that he ended up being her professor. Especially since Sh ...more
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a quick and absorbing novella featuring Amber and her son L.J whose dad Levi was killed in a hazing incident during college ten years ago, and whose uncles Landon, Tanner, and Jase own and run ClubTEN29. And it was certainly an enjoyable, sweet and easy read with likable characters and little angst, and for me it perfectly rounded off the Sexy series.

Would happily recommend.

**I was kindly provided with an ARC via Booksprout in exchange for an honest review**
Lena Dublin
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love 1001 Dark Nights books. They are quick little reads that give me the escape I need after a long day at work. I was happy to read this one. First because I am a huge Carly Phillips fan.

After Amber’s college boyfriend tragically dies in a college hazing incident, she finds herself pregnant with his baby. She was fortunate enough to have a strong support system. Not only from her parents but from her boyfriend’s best friends, twin and parents. She loves being a mom but she always wanted to
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the perfectly sweet ball of fluffy goodness that was this novella. A sweet way to cap off a sexy series!

Amber Davis has had some unexpected things happen, that altered her life from what she thought it might be. When she was 20, her college boyfriend Levi died after a terrible hazing incident, and she found that she was pregnant shortly after. She dropped out of college and went home to her parents, and they've helped her for the last 10 years. Her son LJ is a great kid, and she wants
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Must read

I love Carly Phillips' books. This little nugget is no exception. This novella is part of the Sexy series. However, it is a stand-alone with no cliffhanger. I do suggest you read other books. Not because you have to, just because they are fabulous. This story is a single mom who wanted a new start. Amber decided to move closer to her son's grandparents. She also decides to return to school. Before school starts Amber wanted to walk the campus. Not looking where they are going, Amber "bu
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.4 stars
This is the fourth book in the Sexy Series and it can be read as a standalone. Amber is a young woman who is getting a fresh start by moving to be closer to her son LJ’s grandparents, uncle and non-related uncles as she returns to college to get a degree and give her son a better life. Shane is an economics professor who is on track for tenure and teaching an introductory economics class over the summer session. Prior to the actual start of the session, Amber is out and about and gets l
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Can one person get back the life they used to have before adulthood took over? Can one man teach his school lesson without losing his heart in the process? We have Shane Warden who has worked on the good side yet when it comes to Amber Davis he is well confused. Shane is taught to do good and never fall to well the old student/teacher releationship everybody is fond of right now. He has tried to be a good teacher never becoming a cliche but something about Amber makes him want to be there for he ...more
Apr 02, 2020 added it
Shelves: arc-tbr, tme
The story opens with Amber relocating with her son L.J. who gets to spend the summer with his grandparents while Amber settles in and gets accustomed to her new town and returning to school.

Amber's first venture into the small college town finds her a bit lost - but never fear because Shane is here (come on it was cute) and for the first time in a long time Amber finds herself a bit sidetracked.
These two hit it off right away
Maybe they should have shared a bit more personal info?

This is inst-l
Tricia Carter Sheehan
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My review for Sexy Love

I loved reading about Amber and Shane and little L.J. After her heartbreak over losing Levi, Amber finally found love again and got her happily ever after. Great Novella
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sexy Love is a another great story by the amazing Carly Phillips, which was on the short(ish) side, but Ms. Phillips can do any length perfectly. It has a slight forbidden feel to it, as Professor Shane Warden is about to get tenure, while single mother Amber Davis, is one of his students (thought around the same age), since she's finally getting to go back to college. Of course, it doesn't matter the age, a Professor isn't supposed to chill with a student, so there's one of the big complication ...more
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great quick read and additions to another great series. Carly Phillips never disappoints.
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NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two ...more

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