Cocky Professor by M.A. Lee #Review

Title: Cocky Professor

Author: M.A. Lee

Series: A Cocky Hero Club Novel

Release Date:  November 15th 2020

Length:  93  pages

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.


I was supposed to be starting a new life.

But, fate had something else in mind. 

I was in my senior year of college and had just started a new job at Morgan Financial Holdings and I was bound and determined to get my foot in the door of the business world. I refused to ask my Uncle Hollis for more help. He had given up his life to take care of me, no way was I going to ask him for anything else. 

However, my new professor, Declan Berkshire, just happened to be a huge cocky jerk. As the heir to a real estate franchise, he was both rich and a celebrity– and truth be told, the hottest guy I had ever met. 

He also happened to be a client at Morgan Financial Holdings. Just my luck, right?

While I tried to keep a safe distance from Declan, he was finding every way possible to get my attention. 

We both knew it was wrong to fall into a relationship. He is my professor and I had way too much to lose if anyone were to find out, but we just couldn’t help ourselves. 

Then, we became front-page news.

Fearing I may have to drop my last class before earning my degree, I tried to end my relationship with Declan. Refusing to give me up, Declan fought for us when I didn’t think it was possible. 

With so much on the line, Declan made one of the most difficult decisions and one that led us to our own magical romance. But, it hasn’t been easy and someone is out to stop us from getting our happily ever after. 


**** My Review ****

If you have read and enjoyed ‘Park Avenue Player’ by the duo of amazing authors Vi Keeland and Penelope ward, then you might want to check ‘Cocky Professor’ by M.A Lee, since it’s linked to Hollis and Elodie’s story.

This is the story of Hailey, the teenage niece, now all grown-up and ready to spread her wings. No willing to use her uncle’s connections or wealth, she’s all set to succeed by herself. Struggling for a bright future, she heads to get a job that will be her first step toward full filling her dreams, working while still in college is her only option. Declan Berkshire, the rich, cocky, arrogant heir is the last thing she needs in her life. One quick tryst to satisfy her curiosity…just one that leads to many other things that are forbidden, yet so deliciously irresistible. Who can deny that attraction and emotions that spark between them?

I have to be completely honest and admit that I have no clue how to write this review. I always try to focus on the positive things, things that I liked, but here my selection is really limited.

Whenever I am experimenting with a new author, I tend to keep my expectation low, but here my low looks like pretty high. The idea is generally quite appealing and interesting, but the realization somehow faded in the process. The beginning was generally nice and OK, but as you progress, everything becomes too messy and terribly rushed. It really seemed unrealistic and hard to follow. A whole range of actions thrown one on top of the other, with no solid connection between them. And I would most definitely like to see a better character development. The main characters themselves are somehow inappropriately developed, I simply failed as a reader to either understand them or relate to them. For example, the emotional connection between them is too hasty, simply from a short fuck they get into a serious relationship, without any background or decently portrayed emotional segment.  Whenever I have a cocky, arrogant player and a fierce, sassy girl, I really expect fireworks and sizzling chemistry, and in this book I would love to see a lot more than it was given.

Since I read an ARC, I will not talk about grammatical accuracy, but definitely I would like to point out that there were several plot holes and inconsistencies that simply cannot be ignored, such as his status on campus, her field of studying, his place of residence or the number of her friends.

I have to state that this book simply wasn’t my cup of tea, maybe it was because it was an unedited copy, and after some polishing and editing it might be an interesting read.

****About the Author****

M.A. Lee is the persona of a wife, mother, and coffee addict. Her love for writing began as a child and has flourished into a career as she fell in love with classic romance stories, but wanted to put her own twist on the ‘book boyfriend’ idea. You can find M.A. Lee enjoying time with her husband, kids, and dogs at her country home in Kentucky or at her many book signing events.
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