3.5This was a very slow burn romance with a bit of the forbidden thrown in because it's a professor/student relationship. There was nice chemistry between Eli and Ash and they have a wonderful friendship that eventually grows into something deeper. There is a bit of angst thrown in as Eli has to deal with someone threatening him. We find out who pretty early on who the trouble maker is so there really isn't any kind of tension with that portion of the storyline. Still this is nice read with engaging characters.