by J.J. McAvoy
Publication Date: May 15, 2015
Black Rainbow is my first book by J.J. McAvoy so I had no expectations going in. I picked this book up when a friend recommended it to me and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Black Rainbow is a highly entertaining story. It’s a story of forbidden love and the sacrifices we make for those we love.
Levi Black is an extremely successful attorney and he’s also a law professor.
When Levi works, he gives it his all. Levi is on vacation for a week and meets a beautiful young woman named Thea. These two click from the beginning. Their chemistry is palpable. Thea starts school in one week. Her responsibilities feel endless. When she meets Levi, she’s instantly attracted to him. Both of them need this week. They decide for one week, they will be together as much as they can.
Things between these two are tense at first. Thea is determined to succeed by her merit alone. She is intelligent, driven and has a reason to fight for a top spot in her class. Levi doesn’t know what to think about this situation. He can’t show Thea any special attention, but she blows him away with her intelligence and drive. Spending all this time together and fighting the way they feel towards each other isn’t an easy task.
Levi and Thea are both likable characters. They both try to do the right thing. I loved the sacrifices Levi was willing to make for her. I also loved how strong Thea was. How she fought for her family. It made her much more endearing. Levi could be such a hardass in classes, but deep down, he’s a great person. I think the author was wise to write this story in dual pov. I felt that it was important to get both of these characters perspectives.
Black Rainbow is a love story, but its much more than that. It’s also got some mystery and suspense, it’s high on the steam factor, and it’s got that forbidden love aspect that I enjoy so much. It didn't quite give me the five star feels, but I still loved the story and the characters. This is one I would recommend.
Synopsis: A sweet and steamy New Adult Romance from Amazon bestselling author of the Ruthless People series, J.J. McAvoy…
After an erotic one-week fling with a musician she meets in a bar, Thea Cunning never expects to see Levi Black again. Then Monday morning comes around, and she discovers that her former lover is not only her professor, but he’s also one of the top criminal lawyers in the state of Massachusetts.
With everyone in class vying to be one of the twelve disciples—a group of twelve students that Professor Black takes under his wing—tensions run high. Thea considers dropping his class, given their passionate week together and their undeniable chemistry. After all, there are other (less infuriatingly sexy) law professors on campus.
But to accomplish her goal and get her father out of prison, Thea knows she needs to learn under the best of the best—and that’s Levi Black.
But can she learn under the best, without being under the best?
About J.J. McAvoy
J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.”
She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy