Student Next Door by Sam Crescent

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Teal Larson’s next-door neighbor is heavily inked, sexy, hot, and … her teacher. It’s so wrong to want him, but with her parents at war with each other and her suddenly failing her classes, she shouldn’t be watching her neighbor.

Jaxson Rebel prides himself on being professional. He’s never been tempted in the classroom, not until his curvy new student. She doesn’t even try, and he’s freaking smitten.

Her mother asks him to tutor her, and he agrees despite his feelings for her. When Teal is home alone while her parents work on their marriage, Jaxson has no choice but to take care of Teal. One thing leads to another, and even as he tries to stop it, there’s no denying this attraction.

They will keep it secret. But when Jaxson finds out about the cursed houses they live in, he doesn’t believe the rumor. Even still, he doesn’t want to live without her.

The cursed houses have struck again, but is this the end for the teacher and the student?



Jaxson was spending way too much time with her.

They had alternated between feeding each other. After he made her the stir fry on Saturday, Teal had made him soup on Sunday. Then it was back to him on Monday, and that was how they served one another.

By Friday, while he was finishing his last lesson, he saw the heavens open up, and it start to pour it down with rain, which was just fucking typical because he hadn’t driven to work. Instead, he’d decided to enjoy the last of the summer sun and walked.

This wasn’t fun. He hated the fucking rain. The worst weather was the fog though. Rain was manageable, but he stayed behind, dealing with the detention because it was his turn. By the time he left school, the rain had subsided.

He was walking home, sensing that it was going to open up again. The dark clouds were gaining, and he sped up, trying to make it home. His bag on his back, briefcase in hand.

Jaxson looked up to see Teal just up ahead. She was walking fast.

The clouds rumbled.


He took off, running. As he got to Teal, it started raining.

Teal looked at him, scrunching up her face, and then he took her hand, and they ran, heading toward their homes.

Jaxson didn’t let her go, and he didn’t give a shit what anyone else thought if they saw him running with her. They ran as fast as they could, but it wasn’t good enough.

He was soaked through, and he had no doubt Teal would be feeling the same thing as well.

Jaxson nudged her to his home, grabbed his key, and they stumbled inside. He dropped his bag on the floor and immediately turned to Teal.

“You’re shaking. Come on.” Holding her hand once again, he walked upstairs to his bathroom. She was still shaking as he wrapped a towel around her.

“You’re going to need to take those clothes off,” he said. “They’re only making you colder.”

Teal nibbled on her bottom lip, and he turned around, trying to give her privacy.

What the hell was he thinking? He should be sending her away. Not standing here waiting. Knowing she was getting naked and still being so close to him. He gritted his teeth and tried not to think about what she was doing.

I can do this.

She is a student.

I am simply caring for a student.

“It’s okay,” Teal said.

He turned to find her wrapped in a towel. Her long, brown hair fell around her body. Her cheeks were pink. He saw the splashes of red from her bra.

She’s a student. She’s a student. She’s a fucking student.

Something inside him snapped. Jaxson didn’t understand it, couldn’t control it, and in that single moment, he didn’t want to. Cupping her face, he tilted her head back and then slammed his lips down on hers. He kissed her hard, and fast.

At first, Teal was still in his arms, her actions untutored.

He was about to stop, to put an end to this stupidity, but then her hands went to his shoulders before she pressed her body against his, sinking her fingers into his hair.

Jaxson lost all thought.

The towel that was wrapped around her body fell to the floor in a heap. He cupped her hips, squeezing them and running his hands back and then toward her curvy ass. He tightened his grip on the plump flesh, not wanting to let go. All he wanted was to touch her, to be consumed by her, to fuck her, to take her.

Breaking from the kiss, he trailed his lips down toward her neck, sucking on her pulse.

Teal moaned his name, and he nibbled on the column on her neck.

“I shouldn’t be doing this,” he said.

“Oh,” Teal said.

He hadn’t let her go. His body was still pressed against hers. “No, you don’t understand. I’m your teacher. This shouldn’t be happening.”


Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 27 ratings)
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The cursed houses
Written by Firecracker on 1st Dec 2022

Another amazing story involving the cursed house and love. Will Jaxson and Teal find the love they deserve? Can the houses bring them together?

Student Next Door
Written by Megan G on 1st Dec 2022

Thank you to Evernight Publishing and Netgalley for this ARC. I'm a big fan of age gap, "taboo" books and I really liked this book. I really felt for the female MC and her family situation and I'm so glad she gets her HEA. Would have loved a more extensive epilogue to finish their story off.

Student Next Door!
Written by Mary on 1st Dec 2022

"Student Next Door" is the eighth story in the "Love Next Door" series. It is a stand alone read that is fairly quick and short. I love the characters! The story is about a much older man, his younger student and next door neighbor and two house that have a knack for finding and gifting love. Teal and Jaxson are so perfect for each other and their hearts call to the other one. Teal is eighteen and dealing with testing issues that have started since recently. Her mother is trying to save her marriage and has quit her job and they have moved to a new house. Jaxson, has started a new teaching job and has recently moved in next door. Jaxson and Teal keep being pulled into each others path in some very interesting ways (empty package, slipping, mother, etc). I enjoyed how their story develops and love it in the end! Such a heart warming, steamy, sexy and sweet read with a dose of drama and crazy.

Cupid house
Written by Redfaeryrose on 1st Dec 2022

The blurb is the plot but it’s more entertaining to read the story especially after learning the curse or the gift about the houses. That piece of the story got me curious. I wonder if there are other stories about the couples the houses brought together. Anyways, the story is interesting and the scenes between our MCs will heat up the screen

Good story
Written by Brandi C on 1st Dec 2022

I love a great forbidden love romance book. This one did not disappoint. I was such a good book I could not put it down untill it was finished. I received a free copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.

A must read for any romantic
Written by Cynthia G on 1st Dec 2022

Thank you NetGalley for the eARC. I will read anything by this author and this book was no different. I loved it. I did feel some kind of way about the house being cursed to bring people together but hey, who am I to say it wasn't true. I loved how they fought their attraction and didn't give into it right away. I don't like when boy meets girl, girl is naked in five minutes storyline so this was right up my alley! A must read for any romantic

Must read
Written by Desiree on 1st Dec 2022

when you read a Sam Crescent book you know what you going to get. Something hot and delicious. Must read like all of the other books.

Student next door
Written by Danielle C on 1st Dec 2022

Student next door By: Sam Crescent

A fun, easy and sexy book
Written by May P on 27th Nov 2022

Teal's next door neighbor is her teacher, Jaxson. They are both attracted to each other. One thing leads to another... They live in cursed houses.... will they suffer? It's an interesting book. Teacher/student , age-gapforbidden romance.... It's a fun, easy and sexy book. Thanks to the publisher for the arc.

I really enjoyed it
Written by Michelle C on 27th Nov 2022

This was a very different read from this author and I really enjoyed it. I felt for the heroine in this story and wanted to throttle her parents more than once. The hero was less OTT than Sam’s usual characters but was definitely still alpha. Yes it’s a Teacher/Student Taboo story but this one had a bit of a twist.

A great, easy, fast-paced read!
Written by marie w on 27th Nov 2022

I think that this book was overall a pretty good book! It’s a great, easy, fast-paced read! It was super interesting seeing how everything in the story played out! I only have 2 complaints with this book. First off, I think the age gap didn’t need to be as big as it was. Considering the fact she was 18 I think the mmc should’ve been younger especially because his age didn’t affect a specific part of the plot. Second, I think the ending felt a bit rushed. There was a lot thrown in and happening so overall not the best ending. Still, I really enjoyed this book!

Spicy age gap romance
Written by Nikki R on 27th Nov 2022

Teal and Jaxson are neighbors. Her mother gets Jaxson to tutor Teal who is a student. They are drawn to each other. They fall in love while spending time together. Jaxson fights his feelings for Teal. I have mixed feelings because Jaxson uses Teal’s age as an excuse for why they can’t be together yet her age did not stop him from sleeping with her. He finally comes to his senses and confessed his love for Teal. Great taboo book.

Student Next Door
Written by Di Ketchup on 27th Nov 2022

This book had my attention from the first page and never let it go. The story is not just an old plain romance novel but has few unexpected twists and had me worried for a moment. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone who loves romance novels.

Next door is love
Written by Cariad Books on 27th Nov 2022

Another enjoyable book to this fun series i lobe the idea of the houses helping occupants find true love. This book was fun romantic and smexy.

Rebel for Teal
Written by Lacy L on 27th Nov 2022

Enjoyed this steamy little taboo romance. Teal and her mom were good characters, but I couldn't get into Jaxson's character, he just seemed unrealistic for the first half. The steam was woven well into the plot and overall enjoyable if a little formulaic.

Great book
Written by Jamee hunter on 27th Nov 2022

This is about teal and Jaxon who move in next to each other. Jaxson is a high school math teacher and teal is a senior at the school he is teaching at. He starts to tutor her and they get to know each other in the fall in love. When Teals parents divorce and she moves can they make the relationship last? It’s a very good book and I would highly recommend it

Written by Amy Jones on 27th Nov 2022

Loved it. Once I started this book I couldn’t put it down. The chemistry between Teal and Jaxson was HOT and I loved the ending. Awesome book!!

Good read
Written by Sua on 27th Nov 2022

Teal’s been having to deal with issues of her parents rocky marriage on top of that her new hunky teacher is also her next door neighbor and tutor. It was a recipe for disaster as the two couldn’t control their lust but it made for the hottest moments when they both connected. There was a few twist and surprises that made me love and hate those moments too but this couple just couldn’t get enough of them.

Great story
Written by PHOENIX96 on 27th Nov 2022

Teal had a crush on teacher Jaxson who just happens to be her neighbour. Her grades had been slipping and her parents marriage crumbling her mother asks Jaxson to tutor her. When her mother goes on a trip to get her father back Jaxson steps up to take care of her, but there's no stopping their attraction now. But what led to Teals sudden failing grades? And other mysterious happenings around the pair? Could it be fate? Well written steamy forbidden age gap teacher student romance

Very sweet and steamy romance with HEA
Written by Sarah ES on 27th Nov 2022

So this book is supposed to be about 2 houses that supposedly help the people in each house fall in love with a person from the other house. A little too much woowoo for me, but the story makes it true. The teacher and his student having relations and eventually falling in love was very sweet. Although, in reality I would not cheer for the couple, but since this isn’t real great job.

Written by Mreads90 on 27th Nov 2022

If u have not read this series what are u waiting for. I'm literally obsessed with this series!! I need more!

Love this freaky series!
Written by Mary S on 27th Nov 2022

Love this freaky series every single one have been awesome to read. And those damn houses they are still there with their curses or is it a gift from cupid? Who knows but the thing I know is that Jaxson even that name is so hot and Teal story was a great read.

Loved it
Written by RhondaVB on 27th Nov 2022

The books in this series are always something I love, and this was no different. Teal is a student and Jaxson is her professor. Teal moved into the house with her mother and Jaxson moved next door. Neither knew about "the curse" and it was interesting to watch their relationship develop. At first, I was not wild about Teal's mother but as the story went on and she finally told Teal about her life, I was okay with her. Do Teal and Jaxson work things out so they can be together? Get the book and find out!

Next door strikes again
Written by Bookbunny on 27th Nov 2022

Knock knock, next door neighbor strikes again. If you read the “Next Door” series then you know about the house and its pull. It brings couples together. We got a glimpse of Jaxson and Teal at the end of “Bully Next Door.” Well the house has found the next couple. Jaxson is the new math teacher and Teal and her mom just moved into the house next door because her mom is trying to fix her marriage. A few freak things happen to bring Jaxson and Teal together. Could it be the house? This story shows regardless of age, love is love. The chemistry was a slow simmer then boiled. Jaxson was a good guy and tried to fight it but in the end he couldn’t. Teal did have some family issues and it was heartbreaking at times. We learn a bit more about her mom and her past. Not everything is easy. And I love that we got to see Elizabeth and Hector again. I wonder what will happen with the new couple that moved in. The man hater and woman hater.

If I could give this book 6 stars I would!! Great book!
Written by Andrea Reed on 27th Nov 2022

This series is wonderful (Next Door Series) I love this series so very much. Love how the "curse" of the houses works to help hook up these unsuspecting people. If you haven't read this series --you must because they are quick and easy reads that are addictive for sure!

Spicy Age Gap
Written by CDA.GRL on 27th Nov 2022

Sam Crescent did it again and wrote a forbidden romance with plenty of steamy chemistry, drama and family baggage. I absolutely loved this book!

Enchanted houses!!!
Written by Diana Acero on 27th Nov 2022

This story was really interesting considering that the houses were pushing this two to get together. I like how everything was coming together and how even dearest mom get her happy ending.