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Pushing the Limits by Brooke Cumberland Review

Title: Pushing the Limits

Author: Brooke Cumberland

First published September 16, 2015

412 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.92

Overview

Get ready for a sizzling new adult student/teacher romance from the USA Today Bestselling Author. Sparks fly when a forbidden connection forms between a student and her art professor.

They can’t deny the chemistry between them, and when an opportunity to pose naked for the entire class arises, the tension reaches boiling point. As the professor draws her, he sees more than just her body, he sees her vulnerability.

But how can they resist the pull towards each other when everything feels so right? Will they give in to temptation or keep pushing the limits?

Find out in this steamy and captivating novel.

About the Author

Brooke Cumberland is an accomplished author who has achieved the prestigious title of USA Today Bestselling author. She is a woman of many talents and wears multiple hats every day.

For six years, she co-wrote with the USA Today Bestselling duo, Kennedy Fox before embarking on her solo writing journey. Brooke resides in the chilly tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, a rebellious teenager, and a pack of four dogs.

When she’s not busy writing, she indulges in her love for reading, watching ASMR and reading vlogs on YouTube, or catching up on a TV series she’s missed out on. Brooke is a self-confessed addict of iced coffee, leggings, and naps.

Her passion for storytelling ignited during winter break one year in grad school, and she’s been writing ever since.

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Editoral Review

Brooke Cumberland’s Pushing the Limits is a touching and heartfelt contemporary romance novel that explores the challenges of love, loss, and self-discovery. With a unique blend of emotional depth and steamy passion, this book is a must-read for fans of the genre.

The author, Brooke Cumberland, is a talented writer who has published several romance novels. Her writing style is polished, smooth, and highly readable, with a focus on character development and interpersonal relationships.

Pushing the Limits tells the story of two complex and deeply flawed characters, Chloe and Aiden, who are struggling to find their way in life. Chloe is a strong and independent woman who has been hurt in the past and is hesitant to let anyone get too close.

Aiden is a troubled and brooding man with a tragic past who is fighting to overcome his demons. As the two are thrown together by chance, they begin to form a deep and passionate connection that threatens to upend everything they thought they knew about themselves and each other.

Their journey together is fraught with challenges, as they confront their fears and insecurities, and their pasts threaten to tear them apart. One of the strengths of Pushing the Limits is the vivid and evocative portrayal of the settings and characters.

The author’s descriptions of the small town where Chloe and Aiden live are beautifully rendered, capturing the small-town charm and rugged beauty of the countryside. The characters, too, are fully realized with complex backstories and layered personalities that make them feel like real people.

Another strength of the novel is its exploration of deep themes such as grief, loss, and self-discovery. The author tackles these subjects with sensitivity and nuance, weaving them seamlessly into the narrative and allowing readers to truly empathize with the characters’ struggles.

However, the book’s pacing can be uneven at times, with some sections feeling rushed or drawn out. Additionally, some plot points feel predictable or clich├ęd, detracting from the overall impact of the story.

Despite these minor flaws, Pushing the Limits is a highly enjoyable and engaging read that will appeal to fans of contemporary romance. Its themes of self-discovery and redemption are universal and relatable, making it a book that will resonate with readers of all ages.

Overall, I highly recommend Pushing the Limits to anyone looking for a well-written and emotional romance novel. With its richly drawn characters, evocative setting, and heartfelt themes, this is a book that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.

Rating: 4/5