Book Review: Pushing the Limits – Brooke Cumberland

Hell to the no I am head over heels
This book was honestly so good that I finished it in two sittings instead of three
#proud

Btw, note that this is a new adult book, recommended for audiences 18 & above (yes I’m 17 but close enough)


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Name: Pushing the Limits
Author: Brooke Cumberland
Publisher: BC Books
Release Date: September 16, 2015

Synopsis

From USA Today Bestselling Author comes a new adult student/teacher romance…

He’s my art professor.
I’m his student.
With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.

When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.

While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.

He sees more than just the physical aspects–he sees me.

That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.

How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?
What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.

Recommended for 18 & above due to explicit sexual content, language, and adult content.
*Pushing the Limits is a 102,000 words standalone.*


Book Cover Comments

One song

TOO HOT
HOT DAMN
CALL THE POLICE AND THE FIREMAN


The Actual Review

I super super super super love it.

I love this insane brewing romance between the student and the professor. (roll credits!) The relationship was definitely more relatable for me because the age range is lowered compared to the erotic fiction that was my first adult series ever. Which is on my top reads of 2017 of you’re so curious.

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Tina’s collection of Erotic Fan Fiction. I JUST HAD TO!

The relationship took its time to build up, and the entire relationship was fully merged together over a years time. I do enjoy the pacing of it, it kept me wanting to read more and to know what happens next. With new adult and adult fiction, the plot tends to have some sort of serious problem between the two characters and end up having a fight period, which ended up in growls of frustration for me because Aspen and Morgan are absolutely adorable and I just want them kissing each other 24/7-

Onto the steamy scenes, god bless Brooke Cumberland for creating such masterpieces because I totally love it. I basically give in to romance, and when you put in the steam, see you in heaven. Or hell. Or in my grave. I die thanks to the steamy scenes and no one can stop the butterflies from churning in my stomach. Not that it really ever stopped throughout the book. The butterflies just love the air in my stomach.

But despite me going towards this book because I’d do anything for a good romantic read, Brooke really opened a new perspective in these types of books, and that ties into our darling Aspen and Morgan’s personal backgrounds. I would say the steamy scenes are the rewards after the toughness, and that the toughness inside the book really is a good part.

Brooke brings up sensitive issues about depression and neglection in this book, and I really appreciate it and feel whatever our characters are going through because my form of depression is really similar to whoever-in-the-book had depression. I really like how I could connect it on a really personal level, and reading this book just gives me more of that spark of hope to look ahead. And wish for a prince on a white horse like Morgan. I’m still waiting for my Prince Charming :) I adore how Morgan sees Aspen on a different level, how he sees through every single one of her barriers and opens her up, so that the wound might slowly heal, and how Aspen offers the exact same for Morgan, both of them being by each other’s side when they most need it.

Aspen and Morgan each have their own sufferings, events from the past haunting them, and Brooke did her best to use her own words and methods to deliver her way of coping with it. You can never forget the bad things in life that ever happened to you, but what you can do is accept it and move on along with it. All these memories are an important part of your life, and all you need to do, is not evade it, and stop blaming yourself, but embrace everything you have.

I don’t think I really made sense there but I do hope you get it, dear reader of this post. I too am going through some hardships in life, and one actually happened today. So I want to thank you, Brooke, for lightening my night and ending my day with a big bang, and because I’m going through such tough times, the encouraging words from your book really helped me tonight.


So yea, readers. Push the limits! (roll credits) Start reading these beautiful and sweet and sexy and hot and heartbreaking and heartwarming and tear-worthy new adult novels. Pushing the limits was an absolutely beautiful read. Not only the toxic romance between Aspen and Morgan, but also the healing and the sharing.

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Joanne Lumiere

Joanne is the narcissistic founder of her book blog, Joanne Lumiere. Born and raised in Hong Kong, this 18 year old brat is currently attending college in Los Angeles, and still doesn't know how to read books with sophistication, and yet she runs a blog.

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