Title: Even When You Lie To Me
Author: Jessica Alcott
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
Charlie, a senior, isn’t looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom.
But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he’s the only one who gets her.
She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.
This book was nothing how I expected it to be. I was fooled by the synopsis to think this book is about the “relationship” of a teacher and his student. There wasn’t a relationship at all!! Just endless flirting from mostly Charlie, the senior who has a crush on her English teacher, Mr. Drummon (Tom).
Nothing happened in this book, which I should have known. This book seems like the author wanted to write about an unlawful relationship but didn’t want to. Almost like she was scared to get to the nitty-gritty details.
I felt like the flirting was all one-sided from the beginning. I honestly don’t think Tom cared for her as much as Jessica tried to lead on. He didn’t try to fight for her, he just left. He just quit. I mean, I know their relationship was illegal and all, but he didn’t even seem like he cared for her half the damn time.
I felt like Charlie would have been better off trying to date Dev. He showed more emotion toward her than Tom did when they were naked together.
In my eyes, Tom is a dick who just wanted to be around Charlie because she made him feel good. Wanted, because his marriage with his ex-wife fell through because of insecurity.
Also, I don’t see how Charlie and Lila can be friends. Lila is such a bitch to her! Knowing that Charlie was in love with Tom and trying to make a move on him. I would have smacked her!
I wanted so much from this book. It’s not as great as I thought it would be. It’s still a decent book though, I did enjoy the read.