Whoever said the truth will set you free was lying. The truth won’t set me free. The truth will destroy me.
Our relationship is forbidden.
I should stay away.
He’s a teacher.
I’m a student.
He lives by a code of ethics and truth.
I hide behind lies and misdirection. I have good reason to.
My childhood was a living nightmare.
It damaged me, hurt me, destroyed me.
No one knows what I’ve been through.
And I won’t let anyone know.
Especially not him.
Cold. Calculating. Judgmental. Professor Dylan Beckett.
But there’s something about the way he looks at me…
The way I feel when his eyes are on mine…
And I wonder what will happen if I open my heart.
Is a happy ever after ending even possible for someone as broken as me? Or will the truth destroy everything I worked so hard for?
Some lessons can’t be learned in the classroom…
“Because of Dylan is a standalone, slow burn, forbidden, angsty romance featuring a heroine who is stronger than she realizes, and the cocky-on-the-outside, sweet-on-the-inside hero of her dreams. A satisfying HEA is guaranteed.”
“This book is not an easy, straight forward read. It is deep, full of angst and turmoil, pain and heartbreak, uncertainty and self-doubt. It will break you down, bind you up in every emotion known to man and pull you along on a tsunami of feeling, right before it builds you up again, piece by piece, filling you with hope, romance, familial love and ultimately self-love.” – Emerald Book Reviews
“I love forbidden romance novels, specially student/teacher. So, that was what grabbed my attention first on this one. But as I started reading I knew it was more than a forbidden romance. It was a lesson on how we need to let go of the past to welcome the future.” – Goodreads Review
Erica Alexander has been a storyteller her entire life. If she’s not writing stories, she’s daydreaming them. Which has gotten her in trouble once or twice. She has an inclination to use sarcasm and she can make anything that comes out of her mouth, sound dirty. It’s a gift.
When Erica is not writing, reading or daydreaming new stories, she enjoys baking, looking up pictures of hot guys on Pinterest (for research of course) and commiserating with friends over their mutual hatred of laundry.
Erica’s life goals are: to make sure her family is happy and healthy, bring to life all the stories in her head, visit Australia and jump off a plane. Preferably with a parachute.
Erica has degrees in Communications and Computer Science and she loves history, all things Native American, and anything that’s off the beaten path and weird.