Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Education of Sebastian by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

What is the book about?

Carolina Wilson has been unhappily married to her husband David for years.  Her life has been an every day routine of being the model military wife that is constantly conforming to her husband demands in order to limit the amount of anguish in their marriage until she meets the wonderful and sexy Sebastian. Sebastian teaches her to love and receive love and to dream about her future so that she can chase and pursue after her wants and needs. He was the complete opposite of David. He believed in her and that’s all she needed to fall head over heels in love with him and he loves her but they cannot fully be together until she gets a divorce and he turns 18. As their secret begins to rear its head and the truth about their relationship is exposed, Carolina must choose love or do what she vowed never to do, break Sebastian’s heart.

My Rant:

The education of Sebastian was breathtakingly erotic and exhilarating! I was completely drawn into this book from the first page. The story just flowed with ease. I got attached to the characters especially Carolina.
The author has done a wonderful job of painting her character for the audience. She was strong but also weak at the same time. It was so easy to relate to Carolina being entrapped in a marriage by putting herself and her life on hold just to keep piece with her husband. She didn’t have a voice of her own because she married young just to get away from her relentless mother and because of that she didn’t take her time to get to know David she just jumped into a relationship that wasn’t good for her. Sebastian was young witty and deliciously fun. But he struggled with his own issues that were just as heart wrenching as Carolina’s. But what touched me the most is that he wore his heart on his sleeve. The author captured the emotions of the characters flawlessly.  (Dabbing my eyes, I am tearing as I write this). I felt so attached to both character that when they experienced an emotion so did I. The steamy scenes seemed to fog up the glass mirrors and windows in my house…. Ok just so you know that’s how it appeared to me. Lol. The love and the lust was enough to get a heart pumping or even jump started again (giggles). 

But what hit me the most was the ending.

"I walked away, leaving behind all the goodness and beauty that I’d ever known in my life".

The ending made me realize I was in love. I was in love with this story when I felt my heart rip into tiny shards as I slid against the wall with my kindle down to the floor sobbing like a child that lost their best friend in the whole wide world clutching the book to my heart screaming why, why, why would they be so cruel… and all the while my family is looking at me like I lost my freaking mind, shaking their heads OMG she reading another one of those books again. Anywho, you readers can relate to me that is all that matters. 

As I sat there and continued to sob and gather my thoughts I began to get angry. There were things I needed to know. This cant be the end! How could Ms. Berrick leave me like this! There has to be more! I taped the kindle to scroll to the next page and there I found to my relief that there would be a part two, TB released in 2/2013

My Recommendation:

Overall a rated this book 5 out of 5 purple rant hearts. I completely love this book and it will be shelved as one of my favorite reads for 2013.  I would recommend this book to anyone that is a sucker for love and a great love story.  

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author or publisher. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.


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