Book Review: Dismissed by Kirsty McManus

Saturday, June 13, 2015

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Hey guys! I know I've been sticking you with bookshelf lists the past few posts and those get boring (Sorry!) BUT I recently got the chance to review Dismissed by Kirsty McManus and I'm so excited to tell you about it!

The second Lizzie White lays eyes on her new English teacher Brandon Thomas, she is hooked. Brandon is young, cool and sexy – and nothing like the other teachers at her school. But of course he is forbidden from fraternising with the students or forming any sort of outside hours relationship. And combined with the fact that Lizzie’s best friend Taylor declared her feelings for Brandon first (and has therefore claimed theoretical ownership), Lizzie decides it’s all too hard and focuses on a budding relationship with fellow student and class clown Gabe instead. But then Jason shows up. Jason is Brandon’s trouble-making twin brother who seems to have no qualms about flirting with students or leaving a trail of broken hearts wherever he goes. Before she knows it, Lizzie is dragged into a confusing world of blurred lines and lustful thoughts, where loyalties are tested and true feelings are explored.

I have a confession to make, I'm a sucker for student/teacher romances. Horrible, I know, but they are fascinating to me. I mean when I hear about them on the news I'm like nope that's awful but when I read about them in books I'm intrigued. 

That being said when I found this book and got the chance to review it I submitted my request right away. 

This book is pretty slow burn which drives me crazy but I actually enjoyed it very much. Kirsty put a spin on the whole student/teacher trope by making it as legal and acceptable as possible which I thought was classy of her. I finished this book in less than 3 hours so it was a pretty quick read and I loved that about it. 

Let's talk about the two main girl characters for a second here:

Lizzie, the main character is very lovable. I connected with her almost immediately and once she said she's an insomniac I was like "Hey, Me too!" and boom I could relate. 

Taylor, hmm, Taylor is one of those friends that I could not stand to have. She just bugs me the way she is disgusted by someone until she finds out they have money then she's okay with them. Just. Uhg. Taylor. At the very end of the book she was better but I'm still not sure. 

I'm not mentioning the boys because I'm trying really hard not to completely give away the twists or anything. But I love 1 of the boys, like 2 of the boys, and then there's another one I'm not sure of. Your turn to figure out which is which!

Overall I actually really loved this book. It was a bit slow at parts and I was angry at some things but it really was a good book and I loved the ending so much. 

I gave this book 4 stars on goodreads :)

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