Desire in Any Language

I honestly just couldn't get into this story. To me, Mira comes off as a bratty teenager who needs corralling from her parents to keep her away from the late night parties that are causing her to fail her classes. She's unfocused, easily distracted, and says she'll do better - but never really does until the very end.

There was nothing sexual between Mira and the teacher, which disappointed me greatly. I went into the story thinking this was going to be a smokin' hot read, and really all I got was a so-so story. Throughout the story Mira receives a few swats to the ass when she misbehaved, but that's about it. They seemed to have more of a mother/daughter relationship going on more than anything else. Mira did seem to have a bit of a crush on her teacher, but (in my opinion) the private tutor only seemed to be interested in her failing grades. You can see this by how the story plays out.

I was genuinely surprised by the end. The reason for the three stars and not a lower rating, is because I truly enjoyed how the ending turned out. FINALLY, Mira gets some action and the story line picks up, but the reason behind my rating is more to do with the fact that while Desire in Any Language wasn't my favorite read, it left me wanting to read more from the author. I want to know what happens with Mira's schooling and more importantly, what happens next in her relationship?

Book Blurb for Desire in Any Language

On her own for the first time, Mira is studying abroad for her translator's certificate. Unfortunately, the heady excitement of dance clubs, late-night parties, and endless shopping quickly distracts her from her educational goals. Mira's advisor offers her private tutoring with a womanly touch, but the combined pressures of culture and language difference threaten Mira's progress at school. She is unable to get her act together until she makes a discovery that horrifies and tantalizes her: in her new country, corporal punishment is a way of life. The secret to her academic success just might also fulfill her wildest, unspoken dreams.

Sexy. Seductive. Dangerous. A compelling and poignant read.

Desire in Any Language is the newest F/F title offered by Blushing.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2013 3.00