Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sweetest Taboo Book Review and Giveaway

Thank you for stopping at my spot on Sweetest Taboo Book Tour.. This Virtual Book Tour is brought to you by Pump Up Your Books Book Tour. I will provide you with a synopsis of the book, review, and a small bio from Eva Marquez. Visit the other blogs on this Book Tour to learn more about this book.

About the Book:
Isabel Cruz was fifteen years old when she met Tom Stevens. She was 15 when they started dating, and 16 when she lost her virginity to him. By the time she turned 18 and went to college, everything had fallen apart. This hadn’t been an ordinary love, though. Not a love between two dear friends, or even high school sweethearts. This had been the most taboo sort of love there was: a relationship between a student and her teacher. Isabel started her high school career as a normal student, but set her sights on Tom Stevens as soon as she met him, and pursued him with an intense – and sometimes reckless – fascination. When he finally approached her after swim practice and told her that he shared her feelings, it was the start of a forbidden and dangerous relationship.
Join Isabel as she makes her way through this dark love story, hiding from teachers, lying to her parents, and defying the authorities to make a life with the man she loves. Watch as she discovers the wonders of love and romance, and the terrible betrayal of jealous friends. And cry with her when she learns the hard truth about life and the people in her world. Sweetest Taboo is inspired by the true and tragic stories of students who fall in love with their teachers, and live with the hard truths of forbidden romances. In a world full of after-school specials on sexual predators, this touching book seeks a different path, casting both student and teacher in a gentle light, and showing that true love may lie at the base of even the most illicit romance.

About the Author:
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, daughter of European immigrants, Eva Márquez has spent most of her life outside of her home country. At the age of five, Eva accompanied her parents to the United States, where the family settled permanently. After graduating from university, she went on to complete graduate studies in International Relations in Spain. Eva received her Master of International Studies degree from the University of Sydney and went on to work in the global health field in Sub Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Eva currently resides in Southern Africa.
Her latest book is the YA/Adult Fiction, Sweetest Taboo.
You can visit Eva’s website at

My Review:

This was a very different story than what I normally read, but once I started reading it I was very interested in it and wanted to know what happened.

Isabel is 15 and on the swim team.  She finds that she likes one of the swimming coaches Tom Stevens who is 30 and married.  I think it starts like any other school girl crush that someone may have on a teacher but it turns into much more.  They start spending time together after school in his class room and then later places out side the school.

Tom is encouraging the meeting and they go from just talking, to kissing, to making out and more.  Where does this all lead?  Do they end up together or do they each go there own separate way? You will need to read the Sweetest Taboo to find out what happens.


Enter to win Sweetest Taboo.  Must be 13+ US only.
Must follow Kaisy Daisy's Corner in at least one way.  Extra entries for each way you follow.
Contest runs Nov 15-25.

Contest is over - Winner is Shelia Stone

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