Lessons In Corruption (The Fallen Men Book 1) by Giana Darling
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Giana Darling comes a forbidden student/teacher relationship between the son of notorious MC President and his prim and proper teacher…
He was eighteen.
The heir to a notorious, criminal MC.
And my student.
There was no way I could get involved.
No way I could stay involved.
Then, no way I could get out alive.
A MC student/teacher romance with an age gap. A standalone novel in The Fallen Men Series.
Lessons in Corruption
• 4.5-5 stars
• dark romance
• mc romance
• age gap romance
• student/teacher romance
I found Giana Darling through bookstagram, having noticed all the hubbub around one of her recent releases, “Dead Man Walking.” I waited a little, getting my feet wet in the wonderful world of bookish social media, before finally diving into The Fallen Men series. I decided to start with the first in the series (though they’re all technically standalone books, I believe). I prefer to get the big picture of the new world I’m immersing myself in from the beginning.
‘Lessons in Corruption’ is a contemporary, motorcycle club romance that includes an age gap between the two main characters – King and Cressida. To say that I was not disappointed, is an understatement – the wonderful, positive buzz around this series and this author are well deserved. The writing is brilliant, vibrant and pulls you into a family that doesn’t feel new or contrived but instead makes you fall in love with each character.
Cressida is a very sheltered young woman – married but completely devoid of passion and never really experienced life and living. King is young in years but not in living, not in experience. An old soul in a ridiculously shit-hot body with a penchant for books, poetry, motorcycles and apparently older women. Or at least this one older woman… who also happens to be his teacher!
This taboo relationship has its difficulties finding it’s footing but King’s confidence in what he wants and what his future holds keeps Cress enthralled (though still concerned about what this means for her life, her career, her own future). The love and lives of these characters were complex and layered… and the sex and intimacy were absolute fire!!
More than just King and Cress, Darling introduces to a family you cannot help but adore. Some of the students, most the biker brothers – they’re all fully developed and wonderful characters whose stories you can’t wait to read. Even the character you’re not meant to like, you really won’t like! I promise!
The series is incredible and this book is an incredible set-up to this new world!