Teach Me (Southern Nights Series Book 1)

Teach Me (Southern Nights Series Book 1)

by Ella Sheridan


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Teach Me (Southern Nights Series Book 1) by Ella Sheridan

Private security has never been so risky-or so tempting.

Ex-military security specialist Conlan James avoids commitment like the plague. His job, his Harley, and an occasional one-night stand are all he needs-or so he tells himself. But after he rescues Jess from a tense situation, he can't get the shy, sexy brunette out of his mind. He can teach her self-defense, but can he shield his own scarred heart?

Southern belle Jess Kingston spent eight weeks healing from an ex-boyfriend's brutal attack. Now she's ready to put her life back together. Her ex, Brit, has other ideas. She needs someone who can teach her how to fight back-someone like the tough former soldier who rides to her rescue.

As the deadly game of cat-and-mouse intensifies, the heat between Con and Jess becomes an inferno. He'll do anything to keep her safe. She'll do anything to survive. Her vengeful ex is determined to destroy them both, and all it would take is one wrong move.

Southern Nights -
Teach Me (Book 1)
Trust Me (Book 2)
Take Me (A Southern Nights Standalone)

Southern Nights: Enigma -
Come For Me (Book 1)
Deceive Me (Book 2)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502829627
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 624,509
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Ella Sheridan never fails to take her readers to the dark edges of love and back again. Strong heroines are her signature, and her heroes span the gamut from hot rock stars to alpha bodyguards and everywhere in between. Ella never pulls her punches, and her unique combination of raw emotion, hot sex, and action leave her readers panting for the next release.

Born and raised in the Deep South, Ella writes romantic suspense, erotic romance, and hot BDSM contemporaries. Start anywhere-every book may be read as a standalone, or begin with book one in any series and watch the ties between the characters grow.

Anything can happen in the shadows of a sultry Southern night. Explore the heat with the SOUTHERN NIGHTS romantic suspense series.

Secrets and sex abound in the SECRETS TO HIDE contemporary romance series.

Dark desires come to the fore in IF ONLY, a BDSM contemporary series.

"The perfect blend of suspense and romance." - Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"Ms. Sheridan writes suspense that grabs you and won't let go." - Tea and Book

"The perfect kind of naughty...with [characters] that have great chemistry." - Alpha Book Club

"A great plot, likable characters, witty banter, and seductively wicked love scenes-the perfect recipe!" - Blogging by Liza

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Teach Me 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous 1 days ago
excitng miltary trained serviceman aids a young woman who has been nearly killed by ex boyfriend She seeks training in hopes of learning to protect herself His training includes teaching himself how to love again when he trains and must protect her from a psycopath
Anonymous 22 days ago
This book had everything, no matter what you're in the mood for this read will cover it.
loverofbooks64 7 months ago
Anonymous 7 months ago
ImaCrzyDreameR 7 months ago
I have never read a book by this author before, but boy will that change. This book had me drawn in the first few chapters, and I couldn't put it down! Everything about this book was great! You really felt like you knew the characters! Get this book you won't be disappointed!!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Sometimes I wanted to hit Jess but I did enjoy reading this book. I like how it was the guy this time with the trust issues and the damaged girl.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Good read
Anonymous 12 months ago
reepo More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the characters and the story line. Will read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Literally could not put this book down. Many books I read are so predictable. This one is not!! Loved the characters and felt it was a very fast paced read! Will most definitely be buying the sequels next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Partner abuse is never an easy. It destroyed Jess once and the psycho who terrorized her has returned to attempt again. Jess swears he will not win. A beautiful story of strength and love overcoming terror.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page turner with just enough sexy details.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great story !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very exciting book to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Interesting characters and a storyline that is all to real. New author, will read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She writes really strong characters especially the female which is nice good suspence and kickass action alittle dark and might trigger someone who has had violence done to them but overall the strength shines through
CoffeeBreakandaGoodBook More than 1 year ago
What an emotionally charged story! Ella Sheridan’s writing pulls the reader in, grabbing her attention and not letting go! Jess is coming out of an abusive relationship. Feeling vulnerable and scared, she meets Conlan who has been watching her for a while. As the owner of a security company that also teaches self-defense, he can’t help wanting to protect Jess. Both of them have their own issues and don’t want a relationship. But, as the story progresses, their passion overtakes them both and they can’t deny their feelings. The intensity of the relationship between Jess and Conlan was so strong that I felt like sparks were flying out of my kindle! There were times where my heart broke for them, and other times where I wanted to yell and scream!  I absolutely love a book that grips my attention and holds it until the end. Even though some of the story might be uncomfortable for some readers, the details needed to be told. I have a serious book hangover from Teach Me. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who loves a romantic suspense. *I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read. You want be sorry you did. Worth every penny!
Sunflower_Spoiled74 More than 1 year ago
Two of my favorite genres included in one book...suspense and romance! Conlan & Jess a perfect match thrown together because of unfortunate circumstances. Conlan a broken man who thinks he can't love and Jess a woman full of love to give. I enjoyed their story and the obstacles they had to overcome. I don't think I released the breath I was holding until I read the last word! Their story has you rooting for them to make it in the end! 
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ Stars Does power and wealth really corrupt?  In this remarkable book by Ella Sheridan you will ask yourself if that is true.  This is the struggle of a woman that is alone and fighting for her life.  It is also the story of two tortured souls that find peace and healing within each other’s arms.  Jess always has been shy and more of a wallflower than anything else.  When her parents are killed in a car accident she finds herself depending on her boyfriend for direction and support.  The direction that he takes is abusive, controlling and to the point where he is stalking her when she breaks up with him.  He refuses to let her go and almost kills her when he attacks and almost beats her to death!  The police are no help because of who her ex’s family is a prominent, wealthy member of their community.  She has no one but her best friend to turn to, but is afraid to involve her because of how crazy her ex is. When a sexy man steps in and saves her, she feels hope for the first time. Conlan James is a survivor!  He has survived tours in war torn areas and returned home whole.  Or did he?  He lost is best friend on his last tour when they were ambushed. Con cannot stop himself from believing that his friend just gave up because his girlfriend dumped him. He now wants no part of the love word.  That is until he rescues a woman from an abusive relationship.  The fight is on between his head and his heart.  He believes that he can teach her how to protect herself and that he will be able to keep her safe.  When her ex escalates his attacks, Con and Jess must work together to put an end to the insanity. Will they find a way to convince the authorities that her ex is dangerous?  Can Con keep Jess out of the hands of a mad man?  Read this intense mystery romance to find out more! Hero: Conlan James 4.5 stars Heroine: Jess Kingston 4.5 stars Plot:  4.5 stars Steam Level:  4.5 stars Cliffhanger:  No Would I recommend this book:  Yes. This book is about a woman that is empowered by the love of a good man!  They fight back together and learn that love can overcome all obstacles! Would I recommend this author:  Yes. This is an amazing author that just continues to write remarkable stories!  Cannot wait to read the next book in this series! ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
I have never read anything by Ella Sheridan before but that will change. She developed wonderful characters, a suspenseful story and some really sexy scenes. Jess Kingston is recovering from being attacked by her ex-boyfriend, Brit. She is finally back to work after 8 weeks of recovery. Every Monday Jess and her best friend, Cristina always stopped at the local coffee shop for coffee and she was nervous being back out in the public, not knowing where Brit was. What she didn't realize was that the same handsome stranger she used to see before has also been enamoured with her. Conlan James is thrilled his brown haired, doe eyed beauty is back after 8 weeks. Because of things that happened in Con's past he realizes that he can't do anything about Jess and leaves. Jess and Cris leave as Cris walks her to her car. Cris says goodbye and leaves and guess who shows up! Brit! As Brit starts to get irritated, guess who shows up...Con! Brit leaves pissed. Con introduces himself and quickly deduces the situation. He offers her a business card for JCL Security and explains maybe she should take some self-defense classes. After more contact from Brit, Jess decides to sign up for classes, and Con ends up being her instructor. It is obvious these two have VERY strong chemistry. As Brit steps up his determination to make Jess his again, Jess and Con get closer and closer. Once Con gets the entire story of Brit he has full security on Jess. The story progresses with high and lows and kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not put this book down. I never expected what happened at the end to actually happen. Wow! Great story Ms. Sheridan. You have a new fan!
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HeidiU More than 1 year ago
Intense, fast paced, sexy read Teach Me is a sexy romantic suspense combining great characters, fast pacing, a woman in jeopardy and a sexy man intent on keeping her safe. Jess Kingston is a damsel in distress. After her wealthy and powerfully-connected boyfriend beats her up when she tries to break up with him, she tries to move on but her ex is not ready to let go. Conlan James is a co-owner of a private security firm and determined not to get involved in a relationship but can’t resist Jess and her situation. He offers to teach Jess self-defense but the sexual tension between them simmers and boils over one night. This leads to her ex escalating his stalking and taking it to Conlan too. Conlan quickly finds himself in deep with Jess, emotionally and physically, and he vows to protect her at whatever the cost. At first glance, the plot seems obvious but Ella has done a fantastic job developing her characters and staying true to them. Both characters are well rounded, with issues beyond the stalking. Conlan is a loner and has seen what bad situations and worse women can do. Jess is alone, an orphan of two distant parents. She’s been betrayed by someone who professed to love her and now is terrified for her life. Neither want this relationship and yet it’s the right thing for both of them, even if the timing seem off to them. Ella Sheridan does an excellent job with pacing, keeping us on the edge of our seats but weaving in the romantic and suspense plot without awkwardness. In addition, the sexual tension and development of the relationship was hot and explosive. I thoroughly enjoyed this book – the fast pace, the great characters, the excellent build of sexual tension. I received an arc of this book for an honest review.