Need Me is a student teacher book and one of the best I’ve read. And even though I read the synopsis, the subject matter took me by surprise. Why? I’m not so sure. It says right in the synopsis that its about a student lusting after her English professor. Maybe because I was so desperate to read it after reading Chase Me, the first book in the series but about a different couple, that I just wanted to start it. I loved all the characters in Chase Me but I didn’t put it together until starting Need Me that we had met both of them in Chase Me. And I think that made it even better.
We had met Honey, the Kentucky transplant, who loved to cook for her roommates, Roxy and Abby. We had met Ben, who was the somewhat uptight professor, but let it down when he was hanging out with his best friends, Louis and Russell. But in Chase Me, Ben and Honey had never met. But we had heard Honey tell Roxy and Abby about crushing on her English professor.
Tessa Bailey did an excellent job not making this student teacher relationship seem taboo. You rooted for them the entire time. In fact, at times, I even forgot he was her professor. That’s how powerful, me, as the reader, could feel their connection. They were meant to be together. And nothing was going to stand in their way.