by Nicola Rendell

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BN ID: 2940156730681
Publisher: Nicola Rendell
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 115,343
File size: 480 KB

About the Author

Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.

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Professed 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
avidezliteraria More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you met when you least expected a person capable of arousing overwhelming feelings? What would you do if a stolen moment was the best thing that ever happened to you? And how would you react to knowing that this relationship can put everything you've won to lose? Resting in his hotel room, Ben is faced with a knock on the door that changes his life. When he opens, he finds no one, but finds an envelope inviting him to a secret party. Upon arriving at the place, you receive a mask to preserve your identity. While walking around, he spotted a woman with black hair, black dress and white shoes that caught his attention. Naomi was invited to a party, but as she watched the scenery, she wondered what she was doing there. When looking around, he comes across a man in a black suit that hypnotizes her. Ben then approaches this mysterious woman, and taking into account the sexual tension and sparks of electricity produced, the two end up in a rather hot situation on the emergency staircase. The two then decide to go to Ben's hotel, where they spend the night. The next morning, Naomi leaves a note with her phone number and leaves, while Ben still sleeps. The two spend the day failing to forget each other, but there are obligations that require their attentions. Naomi is a college student, who, to pay her bills, works on campus as a kind of housekeeper in the homes where the teachers live. The college will give a dinner to announce the new philosophy teacher, and Naomi was assigned as a waitress. Ben is a mature man, 38, who recently moved to the city to take a job. He is a prestigious author who became famous after some celebrities appeared in the media with a copy of his book. He studies the philosophy of nihilism (a view that believes that traditional beliefs and values are unfounded and that there is no sense or utility in existence). Can you imagine the surprise of both of them, when realizing that they are student and teacher? The university does not approve of this type of relationship. It would be a scandal for both of them. For Naomi, it would mean losing her purse and having to say goodbye to the dream of getting a diploma. She would have to go back to the life she left behind, working on her father's lobster fishing boat, and content herself never to leave that little town and end up married and having several children. For Ben it would be the end of his career. He would be fired and would have the stigma of having had a romance with a student. But reason does not rule when it comes to the heart. The two even try to keep their distance, but the feelings are stronger. They are hidden, they plan various plans to keep in touch without being discovered while seeking a way out of this situation. The rector, who begins to distrust the two, forms the figure of the antagonist. In the midst of all these problems, they also have to deal with their own questions. Well who always believed in nothing sees the whole theory of a life collapse, when falling in love. Naomi has to deal with the insecurity of thinking she's not smart enough to be in a good college. The plot presents several hot scenes, too much, by the way. The dean who disturbs the couple throughout the book surrenders in the end as an incurable romantic, not consistent with the posture presented along the trajectory. The end is solved very easily. An interesting plot, which had everything to develop spectacularly, but that was lost in the erotic cliché.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Funny and sexy. Perfect combination !
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
“Forbidden fruit is sweetest.” Professed is the very first book I have ever read by Nicola Rendell and just Wow! This was such a beautifully written book. I sort of thought it would be a light, silly, fun type of book. But what it turned out to be was a story about two people that fell in love. But their love was so deep, so profound, so life changing, that it rocked them to their very core. But it was also a love that broke every rule and could change the course of their futures if discovered. Was it doomed? Or is the old saying true that love conquers all? Dr. Benjamin Beck wrote a book about nothingness. And no one read it, until all of a sudden, someone did read it, and he found himself thrust into the spot light, on the best seller’s list. Then Yale came calling with a job offer he couldn’t refuse. But the night before he reports to campus, he receives an invitation to a masked party, and that’s where he first saw her. He couldn’t take his eyes off her nor she off him. And the night turned in to a night he would never forget, a night even his fantasies couldn’t have come up with. “I’ll show you.” “You will, huh?” “I’ll show you just what I like.” “I want to see what beauty like this looks like in ecstasy. I want to see that beauty roar.” Naomi Costa is just short of twenty one years old and is a junior at Yale as a Philosophy major. Her best friend, Lucy, slipped her an invitation to the masked party and that’s where she first saw him. Dancing and drinking soon led to a night she never could have dreamed of. A connection she never thought possible. But only first names were exchanged. Would she see him again? But then she did see him, as he was introduced as the new professor and master. “I try to ignore the sinking feeling inside that says that we are ineffably, uncomfortably, impossibly doomed.” Naomi and Ben tried, they really did, to deny what was between them. But it was too much, it was too strong. They couldn’t stay away. But Professor Ben Beck was not Dean Osgood’s choice for the position. He wanted someone married, someone more stable, not a good looking single man all the female students swoon after. And he’s got his eye on Ben. He lets him know in no uncertain terms that he is just waiting for him to screw up. He’s seen the way he looks at Naomi. He promises Ben that if he is breaking the rules, he will ruin them both. “With all my heart, I love her. But I know, as she disappears down the way, that we might be doomed. That we are star-crossed. That our love is impossible. And for the first time in as long as I can remember, I wipe tears from my own eyes.” This book just captivated me. I literally couldn’t put it down. I don’t know that I’ve ever read about two people that felt so deeply for each other. Or maybe it was just the way the author made their feelings leap off the pages for me. It was beautiful and it was heartbreaking. “I’m yours. All yours.” Neither Ben or Naomi felt as if they belonged at Yale, that they deserved it. But when they were together, they were able to provide that confidence to each other, that feeling of home, peace, belonging. They search out ways to be together, stolen moments, but is it enough? Is the risk too much? You just have to read this book. This is one of those stories that just grabs you by the heart and doesn’t let go. Just writing this review is making me sigh. It is a stand alone story.