18 By J.A Huss W
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J.A Huss
Science Future Press
November 17, 2015

Eighteen is hard. And so is Mateo Alesci. Hard to read, hard to predict, hard in every way that counts. He wants things from me. Dirty things, nasty things, forbidden things. And I have to give in. His attention is completely inappropriate, but I can’t say no. The way he looks at me… the way he watches me through my bedroom window… the way he drags me deeper and deeper into his completely forbidden fantasy just… turns me on. He knows it turns me on. He holds all the power. He holds all the cards. He holds my entire future in his hands. And I have to give in. Because Mr. Alesci is my teacher. And I need everything he’s offering.

Being 18 is not all that its cracked up to be

I just want to start off by saying I love J.A Huss I really do I think her books are fun and always has a crazy twist in them in order to make me love them. unfortunately I did not fell this way about 18.

Quick overview of the book.  A girl named Shannon has a beyond bad hand that she was dealt and even worse its her 18th birthday,  and it has not gotten any better. She is presented with more than a few challenges and must figure out how to overcome them.  She needs to take classes to graduate and her teacher she gets is none other than this walking sex machine Mateo.  He is hot, he wants her and does what he has too in order to get her. Even if it means stalking her a bit.

The Good:

This book was based J.A Huss  experiences when she was 18. It made me feel like I was getting a glimpse into an amazing part of someones life, and I  can only imagine what other adventures she has had along the way.  Even with the issues that I had reading it  the concept was great, the frustrations of dealing with stupid rules when you change schools. Dealing with a shitty life and overcoming, and of course having a boyfriend that you just cant understand for the life of you.  It all was great it really had the potential to be a great read for me it just came up a bit short.


The Bad:

The real issue I had with the book was  Mateo. I still have no idea why he was making this giant bed of lies around their relationship.  On top of that I have no idea how his police work ties in with his astronomy profession.   Sure many things were insinuated during the story.  Many accusations were made and brought up, stories were partially told and I was on board in the beginning but when the book ended I was left with a laundry list of questions.  I expected him to at least explain what the hell was really going on how he even ended up doing this and how the whole thing worked.   Seriously if you are really a narc there is no way in Hell you are living back home and around the same drug dealers that you put away.


I didn’t hate the book but I feel it could have been so much better. Read it for yourself let me know what you think.


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