Review: Pushing the Limits by Brooke Cumberland

Posted April 6, 2016 by Holly in Audiobook, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Pushing the Limits by Brooke CumberlandPushing the Limits by Brooke Cumberland
Narrator: Lia Langola
Length: 11 hours and 56 minutes
on March 4, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: Audible
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From USA Today Bestselling Author comes a new adult student/teacher romance that will have you laughing one moment and crying the next...

He’s my art professor.
I’m his student.
With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.

When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.
While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.
He sees more than just the physical aspects—he sees me.
That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.

How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?
What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.

Recommended for 18 & above due to explicit sexual content, language, and adult content

I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Review

I’ve had Pushing the Limits on my Kindle for what felt like forever, but between a full-time job during the day and editing at night, getting to read it started to feel impossible. Fast forward to a blogger friend asking if anyone reviewed audiobooks and to PM her if you do. So I PM’d her and said I love audiobooks and wouldn’t mind listening and reviewing. She said the book was Pushing the Limits by Brooke Cumberland and would I still be interested. I blinked, looked around, my heart beat faster in excitement, and I swear I heard the music from the Heavens above. It was like divine intervention! I COULD FINALLY “READ” MY STUDENT/TEACHER BOOK!!! I was disappointed I hadn’t realized the audiobook had been recently released because I was stalking it like a mother—.
Anyhooo, on to the book… I freaking loved everything about this story. The slow build-up of Aspen and Morgan’s relationship was perfection. The chemistry and pull was evident from the very start, but they started out slowly. There was no hurry-up-let’s-get-in-each-other’s-pants. They had mutual interests and kept finding themselves at the same places at the same times, (class not included) so they were able to get to know each other as people, not just as teacher/student. It was seeing them getting to know each other that made me happy and root for them. I found myself looking forward to their time together in class because I loved seeing the stolen moments and glances between them. They both had things from their past to deal with, so seeing them find some well-deserved happiness and watching them help each other heal made me want to do cartwheels in my office. The secondary storyline pulled me in just as much as the main one did. Morgan was raising his pre-teen niece, and I swear to Jesus “Uncle Morgan” made me want to hand over my ovaries to him on a silver platter! I swooned and melted every damn time that man was in “uncle” mode. I really can’t find a bad thing to say about the book or the characters. The audio comes in a little under 12 hours and the Kindle says 566 pages, but I wouldn’t have minded if it went on longer. The narrator did a great job narrating the different characters and giving them each a different feel, except for one…Zoe. Now, I’ll admit I may be biased and this is probably a personal thing, BUT Aspen’s friend Zoe is from New Jersey, as am I, and I’m not quite sure what research the narrator did for a Jersey accent, but I kept cringing when I’d hear Zoe speak. I’d yell in my head, “We don’t sound like Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny!” But like I said, I’m a born and raised Jersey girl so it’s probably my issue and mine alone. It didn’t lessen my love of this story.

About Brooke Cumberland

Brooke Cumberland

Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who’s a stay-at-home mom and writes full-time. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 5-year-old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to music that inspires her, and laughing with her family. Brooke is addicted to Starbucks coffee, leggings, and anything sweet. She found her passion for telling stories during winter break one year in grad school–and she hasn’t stopped since.


About Holly

I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)