Thursday, December 26, 2013

Always You by Missy Johnson

I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.

One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved.

You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact.

I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…

Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school?

Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.

My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem?

I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.

Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.

Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

4.5 Star
Dalton is just out of college and onto his first teaching assignment at a prestigious all girls high school. He's 23, their spoiled, rich, hormonal teenagers who are used to getting what they want. And many of them want him, all except the headmistresses niece, Wrenn. Wrenn just came to live with her Aunt after the death of her family, at 18 she just wants to finish her last few weeks of high school before starting her "real life" in college. Neither was expecting the other, but what do you do when you can't help but fall for someone forbidden especially when you have secrets that could tear your relationship apart?

The forbidden love is just one aspect to this amazing story. It also touches on learning to survive when your the last one standing after the death of your family and seeing that there is someone out there who will be there for you. It is shows you inside of someone's head who may or may not have a hereditary disease that would eventually kill you. You get to see Dalton's struggles as he faces the unknown and whether not he could put someone he loves through what his mother went through with is father. Loved the altering POV's showing how the main characters were feeling and how they deal with their feelings, their pasts, and their possible futures.

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.





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