School Ties

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From the USA Today bestselling author of the Compass Series, the teacher becomes the student in a tale of forbidden romance in the hallowed halls of an elite, all-boys boarding school...
 
Erin Brewster is nervous enough on her first day of teaching at Hawthorn Hill. But the way Zach Shepherd looks at her with his dark and dreamy blue eyes really throws her off her game. He simply has to walk past her to send her heart racing. Although he’s eighteen and a senior, he’s still just a student—and very off limits. To let her eyes linger over his body, to fulfill her fantasies would be more than inappropriate. It would be career suicide.
 
Three years after his graduation from Hawthorn, Shep has returned as a member of the faculty—and he hasn’t forgotten his favorite teacher, the prettiest woman he’s ever seen. When they finally have a chance to get to know each other, they realize they share a common interest: kink. In fact, Shep has learned a lot about the subject during his time away and is ready to teach Erin a thing or two. He’ll soon have her begging to be held after class.
 
As their relationship comes under scrutiny, the ties that bind Shep and Erin may begin to fray. But some bonds grow stronger under pressure...
 
 
Praise for the novels of USA Today Bestselling Author Tamsen Parker

"School Ties is one of those rare books that has everything I look for in romance. It's a perfect mix of scorching chemistry, witty dialogue, and a love story that pulls at your heart. With it, Tamsen has placed herself on my autobuy list."Tara Sue Me, New York Times bestselling author of the Submissive series 

"An enthralling, unique take on student-teacher romances. In true Parker fashion, she adds kinky twists and turns that kept me flipping the pages."Jennifer Blackwood, USA Today bestselling author of The Rulebook

 
“A fictional world that is both dark and joyful, in which an intense, complicated, submissive heroine meets a tender, lighthearted, dominant hero. The psychological dynamics are phenomenal.”—Megan Mulry, USA Today bestselling author of Encore
 
“A smart, strong, brazen debut. Parker doesn’t strip the rose of its thorns.”—Cara McKenna, bestselling author of Crosstown Crush and the Desert Dogs novels
 
“A story that works on all levels, drawing you in with snappy pacing and dialogue, building a slow burn until you can’t put it down. Parker has a confident, clear voice.”—Anne Calhoun, bestselling author of Liberating Lacey and Jaded
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About the author

Stay-at-home mom by day and writer by naptime, USA Today bestselling author Tamsen Parker lives outside of Boston with her family. Personal Geography, the first book in her self-published Compass Series, was selected as a Recommended Read by Romance Novel News, a 2014 Buried Treasures Pick by All About Romance, and was also selected by Heroes & Heartbreakers as one of their 10 BDSM Romances You Should Read.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Sep 20, 2016
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Pages
258
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ISBN
9780399584343
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Tamsen Parker
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Praise for the novels of USA Today bestselling author Tamsen Parker
 
“A fictional world that is both dark and joyful, in which an intense, complicated, submissive heroine meets a tender, lighthearted, dominant hero.”—Megan Mulry, USA Today bestselling author of Encore
 
“A smart, strong, brazen debut. Parker doesn’t strip the rose of its thorns.”—Cara McKenna, bestselling author of Crosstown Crush and the Desert Dogs novels
 
“A story that works on all levels, drawing you in with snappy pacing and dialogue, building a slow burn until you can’t put it down.”—Anne Calhoun, bestselling author of Liberating Lacey and Jaded
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