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Beyond the Ivory Tower (The Silicon Beach Trilogy Book 1) by [Blake, Jill]
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Jill Blake loves chocolate, leisurely walks where she doesn’t break a sweat, and books with a guaranteed happy ending. A native of Philadelphia, Jill now lives in southern California with her husband and three children. By day, she works as a physician in a busy medical practice. By night, she pens steamy romances.

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Anna Lazarev is a math professor at UCLA and has been through a lot in her 32 years of life. After leaving Russia at the age of nine with her parents, coming to America and both parents brilliant in their own right, academic is where you learn all you need to succeed in life. After both parents die in a car accident when Anna was 23 and her little sister Klara was 13, Anna became the parent. Now Klara is 19 and in her first year of college. When she tells Anna she is dropping out to join a hands on fellowship program, Anna is beside herself with anger. She has tried to talk to anyone that has anything to do with the fellowship program and she is getting no where.
Ethan Talbot is the insanely gorgeous billionaire that is not looking for a relationship. He did the married thing and it backfired on him. A date here and there is all he does but the tabloids follow him and spin their stories to sell their magazines. Ethan doesn't even have daily dealings with the fellowship program, someone else handles that for him. So when Anna burst into Ethan's office to get some answers, both Ethan and Anna have to take a moment because the attraction between them is so strong. He is not intimidated by her and he invites her to dinner to discuss the differences between college and the fellowship program. Anna knows it is dangerous to her heart because they are not in the same circles. He is after all a billionaire and she is a college professor. But dinner with him might help her get Klara released from the program and back into college where she should be.
Can Ethan make Anna see just what his program offers some students? Will Anna get Klara to return to college and not lose her sister in the process? Will Anna lose her heart to Ethan while trying to remain professional?
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Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

A free copy was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Initial thoughts: Perfectly edited book. A nicely paced, well-thought-out story with a refreshing take on the wealthy hero.

What I loved: I must start by saying this: the editing was immaculate. When reading indie novels, I fully expect to come across a few minor mistakes here and there (which is no big deal at all) but this book was virtually error-free.

Another strength for me was the pacing. Each scene in every chapter served a purpose to propel the plot forward in some way, whether it be revealing details about a character’s history or moving the main story along.

With the billionaire trope currently on the rise, it was also a pleasant surprise to see a “regular” wealthy hero. While I love a healthy dose of inner turmoil, it was actually refreshing that Ethan wasn’t your typical angst-ridden, rich alpha male with a tortured soul. Even the fact that both he and Anna were academics (a.k.a. “nerds”) was a nice change from the typical pairings nowaday.

What left me wanting: Okay, this is the tough part because there wasn’t anything specifically wrong with this book. There just simply wasn’t anything that blew me away either.

What I personally love is when novels engage me, convince me, make me feel and connect with the characters.

I wanted so badly to experience the chemistry between Ethan and Anna because I truly believe that Blake outlined such an interesting story with a ton of potential. However, I have to admit that their dynamic fell a bit flat for me. I found myself wishing for more showing and less telling because my emotions always fell one step behind the progression of their relationship.
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This is a nice, well written, well edited book. But I had to go back and read the blurb to bring the story line and characters back to mind to write this review.
Anna goes for Ethan, a handsome wealthy philanthropist, with all guns blazing after he offers Anna's little sister a 'fellowship' to drop out of university. Anna believes in formal education as she's a tenured maths professor. Romance follows as Ethan pursues her despite their opposite views on the best way for intelligent young people to make their mark on the world. Plus they live in different cities. These two obstacles produce the conflict in a classic romance.
Its a good romance, it just didn't 'grab' me particularly. For the many insatiable consumers of romance books in the world, this will slide into effortlessly into a 'read' pile with no complaints whatsoever.
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~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

I really enjoyed this read, and am looking forward to future installments. Having worked in academia many years, I understood the frustration at the education system, and yet the importance of staying in it. It is a good backdrop for a really lovely, sweet romance. Having already been burned, the sexy billionaire finds Anna's disinterest in his money and status refreshing and a big bonus, given how attracted he is to her. Anna on her part is refreshingly honest and open. The two of them are dynamite, but in a soft, nerdy way!

Recommended light read.

~~Wicked Read Review Team~~
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