I received an ebook of this novel and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Pam Godwin!
Okay wow. Pam Godwin definitely is a Goddess. How could she make me love a teacher/student romance? The only other author who has made me love it was Colleen Hoover in Slammed. Pam Godwin is in the big leagues.
I loved the darkness and maturity of this book. It was about someone who had to grow up to fast. About someone who was way beyond her years. This is not JUST a forbidden teacher/student romance. This book breaches difficult subjects of rape, and child abuse, both physical and emotional. Godwin does all of this in a beautiful melody of words.
What I love most about this book, is the hope and determination of the main character. Despite everything that happened to her and that is happening to her, Ivory still holds on to her dreams and is determined to achieve them. She doesn't allow people to tarnish that dream.
The only tiny hiccup is the resolution of the conflict. For me, it was maybe too "perfect" in the sense that everything we secretly hope for happens. That makes me sound like a cold-hearted person, haha, but other than that, it was ACTUAL perfection.