Love Under Attack (FRCC Book 1) by Xyla Turner, if you can sift through all the gratuitous sex scenes, was actually not a bad book. As an avid reader of most genres of books from erotic to children’s, I like a sex scene just as much as the next person, but not when I feel it interferes with the plot. I chose to try and ignore those scenes and focus on the actual plot of the book, but want all readers to be aware that they are a major part of this read.
Imara Winters has been an adjunct professor at Far Rockaway Community College for three years. She is loved by her students and her students meet academic success in her classes. In arrives Dr. T.R. Matthews, new college president, who has been brought on board to help revive the college. One of his major revival plans is to get rid of adjunct professors and replace them with more stable, long term professors. As you can see by this set up, this puts Imara and T.R. on a direct collision course. In real life, Imara would have been fired after her first, extremely rude encounter with the college president, but since this is a story, the plot thickens even more. T.R. initiates an intimate relationship with Imara, that she does not rebuff, all while claiming to hate the man and what he is doing to the college.
The author does a great job delving into the issues that make Imara act the way she does personally and professionally. I must say that the subplots in this book, with Doran, Tee, Liz and T.R.’s family, saved a book that otherwise I would have stopped reading halfway through. I truly hope the next installment in this series lends itself more to this author depending upon what is obviously great writing ability and less on sensationalized sex scenes.
-Reviewed by Selina